Funky Politics Radio | May 20, 2017 | 60 min

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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | May 20, 2017 | 60 min

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun Great Politics!!!  Enjoy...

Can Sports End Racism? | JBalink EBandele KTaylor | 18 min

May 23, 2017
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Sports is always viewed as the great convener of diversity and the time when people of all races and backgrounds come together for a common cause.  However in the commentary written by Wendi Thomas for theundefeated.com she wrote:  

Yes, the crowds at Grizzlies games are more racially mixed than probably any other setting in town. But proximity is not proof of progress, no matter what civic boosters want to believe. In virtually all measures that matter — rates of homeownership, poverty, income, graduation and wealth — black Americans lag behind white Americans. And in some measures, like wealth, the black-white gap is growing.

What are your thoughts on the power of sports and its teams.  Can they lead us to racial harmony?

Our Guests:

  • Jennifer Balink, Executive Director, Exchange Club Family Center
  • Ekundayo Bandele, CEO and Founder, Hattiloo Theatre 
  • Ken Taylor, Executive Director, Beale Street Merchant Association

The Exchange Club Is… | Jennifer Balink, Executive Director | 10 min

May 20, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Jennifer Balink, Executive Director, The Exchange Club Family Center, enlightens us on the role that the Center plays, the services it provides and what it means to the Memphis, State of Tennessee and Mid-South Region.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Don’t Sleep On Beale Street! | Ken Taylor, Beale Street Merchants Assoc. | 10 min

May 20, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Ken Taylor, Executive Director, Beale Street Merchants Association, enlightens us on the regional impact of Beale Street and what it means to the Memphis, State of Tennessee and Mid-South Region.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Sponsor Spotlight: The Amazing Water of Memphis | AWeaver CMcCormick | 10 min

May 18, 2017
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Sponsor Spotlight:  MLGW Executives explain the greatness of Memphis Water! 

Black Theatre Is Religion & Ritual | Ekundayo Bandele | 18 min

May 17, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Founder & CEO of Hattiloo Theatre, Ekundayo Bandele, addresses the importance of Black Theatre beyond its entertainment value.  He equates Black Theatre and Hattiloo to a church pulpit and a place of education and enlightenment.  He also takes us on a historical ride that allows us to have a greater level of context as it relates to Black Theatres around the country and some of the trailblazers that created the lane in which he is thriving.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Did The Bethune Graduates “Do The Right Thing”? | KTaylor JBalink EBandele | 18 min

May 17, 2017
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Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education was invited by the administration of Bethune-Cookman University but after numerous request to disinvite her by students, graduating seniors and families the administration forged ahead.  No one would have anticipated what occurred during the keynote address of the education chief.  Not only was she "Boo"-ed for the entirety of her speech, turned their backs to  Secretary DeVos and ignored the verbal reprimand from the School’s President Dr. Edison Jackson.  We dig into this topic and a few others associated with 45 and his cabinet. 

Our Guests:

  • Jennifer Balink, Executive Director, Exchange Club Family Center
  • Ekundayo Bandele, CEO and Founder, Hattiloo Theatre 
  • Ken Taylor, Executive Director, Beale Street Merchant Association

 

 

 

 

Regional One…Trauma 1 and More! | Tammie Ritchey | 10 min

May 17, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Tammie Ritchey, Executive Director, Regional One Health Foundation, educates us on the importance of Regional One and we get into a few other issues...health care, ACA, AHCA and other areas!

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Why Are Millennials Leaving The Church? | Dr. Stacy Spencer | 10 min

May 16, 2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Pastor at New Direction Christian Church, one of the largest if not the largest Disciples of Christ Church in the US, Dr. Stacy Spencer.  The Rev. Doctor joins the Funky Politics Crew to discuss what is going on between today's youth and church.  The good reverend does not mince any words or thoughts on the topic.

As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY... Enjoy!!!

Mothers Day Salute | M.D. & D.C | 4 min

May 14, 2017
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Mother's are making it happen!

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Racism By Any Other Name… | TRitchey FMorris SSpencer | 17 min

May 10, 2017
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Racism by any other name…?

Xenophobia, Brexit, Euroskeptism, Western Populism…It seems as though there is a new term or label that basically denotes the removal of people that aren’t like the largest segment of the population in any particular country.  What is happening globally that is causing this heightened exhibition of racial and cultural intolerance?

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 
 

Should Churches Endorse Political Candidates? | SSpencer TRitchey FMorris | 26 min

May 10, 2017
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Trump wants to eliminate/repeal the Johnson Amendment, if successful, churches and other non-profits would be allowed to endorse political candidates.  What would be the impact?  

The Johnson Amendment is a provision in the U.S. tax code that prohibits all 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Section 501(c)(3) organizations are the most common type of nonprofit organization in the United States, ranging from charitable foundations to universities and churches. Named for then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas.case)

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 

The First 100 Days??? | LMoore NCanty SGoff | 17 min

May 8, 2017
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A little more than 100 days into the Presidency of Donald J. Trump...What Do You Think?

Our Guest Co-Host:

  • Martavius Jones, City Councilman

Our Guests:

  • Ned Canty, Opera Memphis
  • Lisa Moore, CEO, Girls Inc. - Memphis 
  • Sam Goff, President, Mid-Town Memphis Republicans

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