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Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. hosts this weekly show which showcases features people who are making a difference in the community, organizations that are helping to uplift others and important, everyday topics.

Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. hosts this weekly show which showcases features people who are making a difference in the community, organizations that are helping to uplift others and important, everyday topics.

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United States

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Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. hosts this weekly show which showcases features people who are making a difference in the community, organizations that are helping to uplift others and important, everyday topics.

Language:

English

Contact:

731-427-3316


Episodes

HCN: James and Kelly Christoferson

6/20/2021
In this episode of "Hub City Now with Tyrone Tony Reed Jr.", thhe host interviews James and Kelly Christoferson, program director and program coordinator of Team Read (formerly Arise2Read Jackson). The Christofersons and I talked about the nonprofit’s organization’s name to Team Read from Arise2Read , which was developed at Bellevue Baptist Church, in Memphis, Tenn. in 2012, how it operates and its goals. According to its website TeamRead.org, "Team Read pairs second and third grade students...

Duration:00:27:23

Hub City Now: Interview with Mayor Bill Rawls, Jr. and Gwen Gavin

4/19/2021
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed City of Brownsville Mayor Bill Rawls, Jr. and Gwen Gavin, owner and director of Eagles Nest Family Services. Rawls and Gavin, who is the Community Health Liaison for City of Brownsville, announced the City of Brownsville's Annual Health Fair on Saturday, April 24th from 10 a.m. - 12 Noon. For safety reasons relating to COVID-19, this year's Annual Health Fair will be in the form of a WALKING EVENT at three different...

Duration:00:27:59

Hub City Interview: Caitlin Roach

4/12/2021
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Caitlin Roach, marketing manager of LIFELINE Blood Services. Roach spoke about where she's from, how she became marketing manager and about LIFELINE Blood Services. The need for blood donors is very serious because the pandemic has greatly impacted the organization in ways that are having some major consequences, Roach said. LIFELINE Blood Services currently has mobile units go out to 20 different counties. They serve...

Duration:00:29:17

Hub City Interview: Rodney Clark

4/5/2021
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Rodney Clark, Sr., head coach and offensive coordinator of the Haywood Crusaders Athletics. Clark spoke about why he founded the athletic program, what he hopes to achieve and how he wants to change lives for the better. The Haywood Crusaders have an exclusive program for young men and women who are high school graduates with minimum college. They not only focus on athletics but also on the context of faith. We encourage...

Duration:00:29:12

Hub City Now: Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson

3/14/2021
[caption id="attachment_70321" align="alignnone" width="200"] Photo Courtesy of West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center[/caption] In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson, noted author, Haywood County native and cultural historian. Reed, who is continuing Hub City Now's spotlight on Women's History Month, has known Dr. Bond Hopson for years and the two speak about that during this interview. Dr. Bond Hopson will speak about Brownsville's...

Duration:00:28:08

Hub City Now: Sonia Outlaw-Clark

3/7/2021
[caption id="attachment_70008" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image, from Facebook for Hub City Now[/caption] In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Sonia Outlaw-Clark, director of West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center (which is also Home of the Tina Turner Museum. Outlaw-Clark will speak about Brownsville's 7th annual Women's History Month program going virtual. Eight women will share their stories on Facebook during "Phenomenal Women Speak," Saturday, March...

Duration:00:26:31

Hub City Now: Interview with Brittnie Logan

2/7/2021
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Brittnie Logan, owner of Heavenly Body Detox Studio, located at 79 Federal Drive, in Jackson, Tenn. For Black History Month, the host chose Logan, because she is someone who is making a difference in the community by encouraging people to take more of a holistic approach when it comes to their health. Logan has helped women with fertility issues, helped them conceive and helped them deliver their babies at home. She said...

Duration:00:27:01

Hub City Now: Interview with Tiffany Woods

1/31/2021
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Tiffany Marshall Woods, Center Coordinator for Washington Douglass Head Start/Early Head Start. Washington Douglass Head Start/Early Head Start, which is part of the Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council, is located at 409 Iselin Street, Jackson Tenn. According to the NTEDC's website, "Early Head Start serves children ages 0-3 years old and Head Start serves 3 and 4 year old children. Early Head Start also...

Duration:00:26:42

Hub City Now: Interview with Melinda Hearn Reid

1/24/2021
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Melinda Hearn Reid, executive director of the Jackson Arts Council. Reid spoke about the “Mayor’s Collection of Masterpieces,” which will run year-long with rotating pieces. The first gallery will feature Kindergarten to 8th grade students and run through the spring. The second gallery will feature 9th to 12th grade students and run in the fall. The theme will be “For the Love of Jackson.” Featured artists will be...

Duration:00:29:18

Hub City Now: Interview with Kerri Lee Alexander

11/29/2020
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Kerri Lee Alexander about the legendary Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman and the first Native American to hold a pilot license. As the month of November closes out, I wanted to highlight three of its monthly observances: National Native American Heritage Month, National Inspirational Role Models Month and Aviation History Month and Bessie Coleman fit into all three observances. After coming across a...

Duration:00:28:55

Hub City Now: Interview with Sabrina Blue, CEO and Executive Director of Helping Hands of Tennessee

11/18/2020
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed Sabrina Blue, CEO and Executive Director of Helping Hands of Tennessee. Blue spoke about two community events. One event, which involved the Jackson Equity Project (JEP), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that advocates for equity and justice for marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed people living in our community, sought to get sponsors to donate to a Fall semester Teacher appreciation event. The JEP...

Duration:00:27:24

Hub City Now: Interview with Illustrator, Author, Artist and Songwriter Guy Gilchrist

10/29/2020
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed world-renowned, award-winning illustrator, author, comic strip artist and songwriter Guy Gilchrist (best known as Jim Henson's cartoonist). Gilchrist drew the "Muppets" comic strip (printed in hundreds of newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986), instrumental in the creation of "The Muppet Babies" and "Fraggle Rock", worked for a number of years on "Tiny Toons" and Looney Tunes" and has also set his hand to some of the most...

Duration:00:29:25

Hub City Now: Interview with singer Kristian Duncan

10/19/2020
In this episode of "Hub City Now" host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviewed singer Kristian Duncan. Duncan spoke about his love of music and spreading his message of love and peace. He also spoke about overcoming depression and who helped him and loved him through it and about his new single “Success” and how the song came about to be because of that person. Duncan also spoke working behind the music scene and gave advice to those who are thinking about or actively pursuing a career in music. A...

Duration:00:28:12

Hub City Now Interview: Debra Stackins, Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program (WRAP) Domestic Violence Response Specialist and Valerie Conley, WRAP/Department of Children Services Liaison

10/13/2020
Host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviews Debra Stackins, Wo/Men's Resource and Rape Assistance Program (WRAP) Domestic Violence Response Specialist and Valerie Conley, WRAP/Department of Children Services liaison. WRAP is an agency in West Tennessee providing services to both sexual and domestic violence survivors. The program coordinates its efforts with those of local law enforcement agencies, attorneys, hospitals, social services agencies, state agencies, and court offices so that it can work...

Duration:00:29:43

Hub City Now: Interview with Errick Merriweather, the Coordinator of the Public Education Division of the City of Jackson (Tenn.) Fire Department, and JFD Public Education Officer LaTrell Billingsley

10/6/2020
Host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviews Errick Merriweather, the Coordinator of the Public Education Division of the City of Jackson (Tenn.) Fire Department, and JFD Public Education Officer LaTrell Billingsley as we talk about Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 through Oct. 10), fire prevention tips and the Saturday, Oct. 10 sign-up event to receive free smoke alarms and other materials. The event was held Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Kroger at Lynnwood Place at 941 North Pkwy in Jackson, Tenn. and Food...

Duration:00:29:11

Hub City Now: Interview with Scott Williams, President and CEO of Discovery Park of America

7/20/2020
Host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. interviews Scott Williams, President and CEO of Discovery Park of America - Union City, Tn. Williams and Reed spoke about how Williams became president and CEO of the museum and 50-acre heritage park, the mission of the park, the park’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aug. 7 and Aug. 8 Antique Tractor, the “Rhythm on the Rails” outdoor summer music series and more. For more information about the Discovery Park of America, visit...

Duration:00:25:35

Hub City Now: Interview with Kim Tedford, Director of the Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department

6/29/2020
Tyrone interviews Kimberly L. Tedford, RN, director of the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department. Tedford and I will be talking about the COVID-19 pandemic, how it has changed her department’s day to day operations, the importance of wearing masks and social distancing, the increasing number of cases in the county, how over 50 percent of the county’s cases are African American residents, new COVID-19 symptoms, pre-conditions and those at risk of severe COVID-19 illness and so...

Duration:00:30:20

Hub City Now: Keep My Hood Good's G.R.O.W.T.H.: God Reveals Our Worth Through Him

6/21/2020
Tyrone interviews Juanita Jones(founder and executive director of Keep My Hood Good), Amy Ragon (Women's Ministry director at Fellowship Bible Church) and Melissa Workman (administrative assistant for database and missions at Fellowship Bible Church) about the Keep My Hood Good Community Initiative will presenting G.R.O.W.T.H.: God Reveals Our Worth Through Him, hosted by Fellowship Bible Church from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Registration will be held from 12 p.m. until 12:45...

Duration:00:29:59

THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, CENTRAL PARK INCIDENT AND PROTESTS

6/2/2020
Host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. speaks about the murder of George Floyd, the Memorial Day weekend Central Park incident and world-wide protests.

Duration:00:25:24

Hub City Now: The First Black Firefighters of Jackson (Tenn.)

2/24/2020
This week, host Tyrone Tony Reed Jr. speaks with the first black firefighters of Jackson, Tenn.: Mack White, Jr., James Dugger and Garry Thompson. These three courageous, intelligent and community-minded men stepped up when called and faced racism and overcame obstacles and adversities in order to not only open the door for future generations, but to take those doors off the hinges and allow future generations to achieve their God-given dreams.

Duration:00:26:17