“Political Millennial” an Oxymoron? | London Lamar | 15 min

July 28, 2017
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Why aren't the Millenials more engaged in the political process.  They are not show up at the polls but always has an opinion on how things "should be done".   Where are we missing the boat when it comes to millennials being more engaged citizens?  TN Young Democrats President, London Lamar visits the crew and enlightens us on whats going on with Millenials and Politics!

Guest:

  • London Lamar, President, TN Young Democrats

 

TRUMPCARE vs. OBAMACARE | FMorris SSpencer TRitchey | 15 min

July 25, 2017
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Topic: “The House approved “Trumpcare" (AHCA) and now its left to the Senate”

The American Healthcare Act of 2017 has been described as a tax cut for the rich (Buffett ), A Republican Scarlett Letter (Pelosi), and “A Nightmare” (Garcetti).  Has our government discarded our Old, Sick and Poor?

Our Guests:

  • Tammie Ritchey, Executive Director, Regional One Health Foundation
  • Faith Morris, Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer, National Civil Rights Museum
  • Dr. Stacy Spencer, Pastor, New Directions Christian Church 

Is Dr. King’s SCLC Still Relevant in Today’s Movement? | Dr. Charles Steele | 18 min

July 21, 2017
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Dr. Charles Steele visits Funky Politics to discuss today's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, its work and what we must do as a country and as a people to survive and grow economically.   D.C. with guest co-host, Luther Mercer, Atty, ask Dr. Steele some very tough questions regarding the work of SCLC and why young people should listen to their message. 

Enjoy!

Should Sex Education Be Taught in Public Schools? | LLamar TDowney | 12 min

July 10, 2017
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Public school systems have resisted the idea of teaching comprehensive sex education classes.  This is in the face of teen pregnancy, increasing rates of sexually transmitted disease, increasing rates of sexual violence and misogynistic views being prevalent throughout all platforms of media.   Is it time for our society to address sex as a topic that needs to be openly discussed in our schools?

Our guests have a lot to say on this topic:

  • Tosha Downey, Advocacy Director, Memphis Education Fund
  • London Lamar, President, TN Young Democrats

Can The Police Be Found Guilty? | TDowney LLamar LMercer | 15 min

July 10, 2017
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Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted on all charges by a jury Friday, a decision that came nearly a year after the encounter was partially streamed online to a rapt nation in the midst of a painful reckoning over shootings by law enforcement.

Why are juries reluctant to return a guilty verdict regardless of region to return a guilty verdict against Law Enforcement Officers?

Today's Ingredients:

  • Tosha Downey, Advocacy Director, Memphis Education Fund
  • London Lamar, President, TN Young Democrats
  • Luther Mercer, Memphis Advocacy Director, TN Charter Center

 

Funky Politics Radio | June 10, 2017 | 60 min with Sheri Riley & Paulo Nunes-Ueno

July 5, 2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 10, 2017

  • Sheri Riley, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach
  • Paulo Nunes-Ueno, Transportation and Mobility Expert

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun...Did We Mention Great Politics!!!  Enjoy...

 

Funky Politics Radio | June 03, 2017 | 60 min - Throwback: Preston Lauterbach

July 3, 2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 03, 2017 | 60 min

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun...Did We Mention Great Politics!!!  Enjoy...

Million Dollar Scholars…Why? | TDowney LLamar LMercer | 20 min

July 2, 2017
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Why are students encourage to apply for 10 - 25 schools and then promote the $$$ awarded…What purpose does this serve?  High schools have been obsessed with the “Million Dollar Scholar.” As a result, students are being pushed by counselors to apply to as many colleges as possible--some as many as 100 applications--all to meet their school quota. The more scholarships/college acceptances the better! Schools have been so consumed by recognition and awards, that they’ve missed the mark on what it means to be a Million Dollar Scholar. 

Our Guests:

  • Tosha Downey, Director of Advocacy, Memphis Education Fund
  • London Lamar, President, TN Young Demcrats
  • Luther Mercer, Director of Advocacy, TN Charter Center

 

 

 

Where is the “REAL NEWS”? | MWorking RAustin LPointer | 14 min

July 2, 2017
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With the psychological indenture of modern media, how do we discern real journalistic news fom politically-slanted news from "fake news".  How do we digest and engage with the news of today when its distributed by CNN, FOX or MSNBC or maybe FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google +?   With Social Media becoming a major distribution platform, how do we sort thru social media’s sex, comedy, fights, suicides, etc. to find the information publishers that you can trust and consistently enrich the lives of you and your family.

Our Guests:

  • Roshun Austin, Executive Director, The Works CDC
  • Michael Working, Atty, The Working Law Firm
  • Leviticus Pointer, Principal, Achievement School District