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The 411 Live podcast is a platform where you can learn about issues that impact your community, state and the world. It is designed to eduate and help people in the community better themselves by giving them inspiration, hope, education and direction that will motivate them to better their lives and their community as a whole. It is comprised of interviews and a wide range of information on various topics like health, schools, social issues, history, economics, real life stories, and justice.

The 411 Live podcast is a platform where you can learn about issues that impact your community, state and the world. It is designed to eduate and help people in the community better themselves by giving them inspiration, hope, education and direction that will motivate them to better their lives and their community as a whole. It is comprised of interviews and a wide range of information on various topics like health, schools, social issues, history, economics, real life stories, and justice.

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The 411 Live podcast is a platform where you can learn about issues that impact your community, state and the world. It is designed to eduate and help people in the community better themselves by giving them inspiration, hope, education and direction that will motivate them to better their lives and their community as a whole. It is comprised of interviews and a wide range of information on various topics like health, schools, social issues, history, economics, real life stories, and justice.

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English


Episodes

S5 Ep 1 - Housing Moratorium

4/13/2021
With the COVID-19 vaccine out, there is hope for lives to return to normal. That word, “normal”, means a lot of different things to our communities, and for the community of Metcalf Park, normal means playing catch up. In this episode of “The 411 Live”, host Beverly Taylor is visited by Jarrett English, the director of Housing Development for Metcalf Park Community Bridges, and Melody McCurtis, the deputy director of Priorities/Organizer for Metcalf Park Community Bridges. The two...

Duration:00:31:14

S4 Ep 15 - The COVID-19 Vaccine "Should You Get It?"

3/16/2021
It has been over a year of the COVID-19 virus wreaking havoc in the lives of the worlds’ residents. With everything we are learning and adapting to it, there is still so much unknown now with the few emergency vaccines released and slowly being administered to the public. Host Beverly Taylor is joined by Dr. Kevin Izard on the 411 Live’s 4th season to answer a lot of the big questions: what is the COVID vaccine? Does it provide the immunity relief people are looking for? Is the end of this...

Duration:00:33:39

S4 - Ep 14 - Education & Re-Entry Into Society After Prison

3/9/2021
Society tends to forget the minds that get locked up in correctional facilities. In comparison to the amount of change happening in our world today, little of that is focused on the people who are trying to establish their lives after months or years in prison. Dr. Robert Smith, professor and researcher, says “We’ve crafted this notion that if you’re incarcerated, you’re different, you’re on the margins of society.” In this podcast, the thoughts and experiences of men and women incarcerated...

Duration:00:33:50

S4 Ep 13 - Kairo Communications Blackistory App

2/23/2021
For Black History Month, The 411 Live highlights an innovative app created by Deborah and Geraud Blanks that promotes the African-America journey through time. The mother and son duo uncover the origins of the app as well as their hopes and plans for it as well. “Knowledge of history can go a long way. It can help us as black folks feel more power and pride about who we are.” It can help expand knowledge and appreciation from others as well. Come discover the app that will unveil the missing...

Duration:00:28:53

S4 Ep 12 - Dennis Biddle & The Negro Baseball League

2/16/2021
Can one man fight for justice for equality? Dennis Biddle joins host Beverly Taylor to share a one of a kind experience as the youngest player in the Negro Baseball league, which has only recently been officially included in the major leagues. He shares personal stories about Jackie Robinson, his efforts to bring recognition and honor to his fellow players, and his plans to preserve the rare experiences of his time in the Negro Baseball league. This is The 411 Live. Real People. Real Talk....

Duration:00:28:05

S4 Ep 11 - Kaukauna & King "The Exchange of Black and White Students in Wisconsin"

2/12/2021
Beverly Taylor speaks with filmmaker and former TV journalist Joanne Williams in this episode of The 411 Live. Joanne Williams is finishing up a documentary about a controversial play that included two very different schools of Wisconsin, one white and one black, collaborating in a production in 1966. She initially started the film to tell the story of that production but through her research found herself in a story bigger than her own. Join Beverly as she talk to Joanne Williams about her...

Duration:00:29:53

S4 Ep 10 - Sex Trafficking in Rural Areas

2/12/2021
For Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Beverly Taylor meets with Jenny Almquist, the executive director and founder of Fierce Freedom – an organization that is working to educate and move people to work towards the abolishment of human trafficking. In this episode of The 411 Live, Jenny shares the devastating truths of sex trafficking hidden in middle and high schools of the rural communities. She also shares tips for parents and mentors to create the right conversations that could prevent...

Duration:00:26:51

S4 Ep 9 - Racial Gaslighting

2/12/2021
In this episode of the 411 Live, Rose Ernst, Ph.D., and Angelique Davis, J.D., expand on the phenomenon that’s been floating around in the shadows for years: Racial Gaslighting. It has affected people of color all over the world, and while many recognized it, they did not have the term to name it. Join Beverly Taylor as she discusses examples of racial gaslighting and how to address them, especially in the workplace. Support this podcast

Duration:00:30:23

S4 Ep 8 -The Joint Effect of Race Ethnicity Gender and Age on Incarceration and Sentence Length

2/12/2021
In this episode of The 411 Live, Beverly Taylor addresses the demographic disparities that exist in those who are sentenced to incarceration and those given probation with Dr. Tina Freiburger, Dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Young black men are more likely to be incarcerated than sentenced to probation than any other gender, race or ethic group. Dr. Freiburger spends this episode revealing research she uncovered about the...

Duration:00:30:41

S4 Ep 7 - Fatherhood and the Balanced Family

2/12/2021
In this episode of the 411 Live, Dennis Walton, founder of Made Men World Wide, a social entrepreneur and activist by trade, shares his knowledge on how balanced families in our community really set the foundation to a greater world. “There are a lot of things that have come from specific circumstances where we can see just so much systemic dysfunction that exists in our communities.” He and Beverly Taylor attack some of the myths and stigma attached to the men of Milwaukee and the world...

Duration:00:31:21

S4 Ep 6 - Problems With How Funding is Allocated to the African American Community

2/12/2021
Deborah Blanks, former CEO of the Social Development Commission, author of the research report Project Central Voice, and partner of Kairo Communication, gives a bit of her time to dive into the issue of grant money given to organizations to support our communities. Deborah shares some shocking revelations about how the funding is used, the organizations on the ground that are left out of the funding equation, organizations with the mentality of “fixing” people without getting to know them...

Duration:00:32:18

S4 Ep 5 - Milwaukee Lutheran High School Alumni Call Out Generational Racism

2/12/2021
In this episode, Beverly Taylor dives into the story behind the controversy surrounding a social media post by Milwaukee Lutheran High School. She chats with Milwaukee Lutheran Alumni Carl Greer, Karon Sims, and Monte Berry who describe racism they say they endured at the school. Not only do these alumni share similar stories, but they come together to make the community aware of what they call a misleading post from Milwaukee Lutheran. Obtaining the spotlight for their accusations, the men...

Duration:00:41:44

S4 Ep 4 - Virtual Education and Its Effect on the Achievement Gap

2/12/2021
In this episode of the 411 Live, Beverly Taylor addresses the shifting educational system. Kelly Connor, an educator for over twenty years holding a B.S. in sociology, a M.S. in Administrative Science and an EdS in Educational Leadership, and Chantell Sain, a mother of four with ten years of homeschooling experience, meet with Beverly Taylor to share some of their experiences and concerns of the ‘new normal’. Kelly reveals the challenges for both teachers and students in the constantly...

Duration:00:27:49

S4 Ep 3 - Shortage in Foster Care

2/12/2021
In this episode we are joined by Teresa Cocker, Chief Program Officer of Norris Inc, and Karen Schlindwein, Vice President of Education and Development of Chosen, Inc. The need for foster parents continue to rise while more children are coming into foster care. The issue of lack of foster homes goes much deeper than just a lack of interest. Beverly Taylor chats with Teresa Cocker and Karen Schlindwein about the foster care system in SE Wisconsin. Karen Schlindwein says, “The system in and of...

Duration:00:31:33

S4 Ep 2 - Domestic Violence Hidden in Plain Sight

2/12/2021
In this episode we are joined by Nancy H. Stone M.S. LCP, a professional therapist with Jewish Family Services. With October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, Nancy Stone provides insight on how to detect a violence that is “hidden in plain sight” with details on how it begins, where it goes south, and when it gets dangerous. Beverly Taylor zeroes in on a commonly asked question: why doesn’t the victim leave the abuser? Stone invites listeners to ponder that, “an abuser is not abusive...

Duration:00:32:04

S4 Ep 1 - How to Work Through Conflict and Find a Resolution

2/12/2021
With the uncertainty of COVID and our normalcy turned on its head, people are on edge. We see that with uncertainty, burning bridges has become easier than ever, so in this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Moira Kelly also known as “The Dispute Doctor” to discuss different levels of disputes and how to recognize where people are in them. Moira Kelly is an arbitrator, mediator and negotiator as well as an expert on alternative dispute resolutions, who founded Kelly Consulting LLC...

Duration:00:33:35

S3 Ep 15 - “We Got This” Putting the “Neighbor” Back in the “Hood”

2/11/2021
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Andre Lee Ellis, founder of We Got This. “We Got This” is a program based out of Milwaukee, WI that started on 9th and Ring. Andre Lee Ellis says…“We need to take our hands off the trigger and put them in the soil, because if your hands are in the soil, you can’t have them on the trigger of a gun.” “We Got This” is making efforts to put the “neighbor” back in the “hood” recreating neighborhoods. The program has empowered young boys to make an...

Duration:00:36:39

S3 Ep 14 - The Quarantined Teen Life Interrupted

2/11/2021
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Dionne Grayson, President & CEO of Lead2Change, Jolanda Rogers, President of T.A.L.K Publishing and Tyrone Harper, a 2020 high school graduate, Mordechai Tinney, a 2020 high school graduate and Olivia Clark a high school senior. With the pandemic and protests, 2020 will forever be etched in the memories of teens all over the world. In response, Milwaukee teens have written responses to the COVID-19 and racism pandemic of 2020 in an anthology....

Duration:00:45:51

S3 Ep 13 - When the World Suddenly Stopped After a Massive Stroke

2/11/2021
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by former television broadcast journalist Vivian L. King. Vivian L. King was taking a prescription pill and suddenly suffered a stroke that robbed her of her voice. She battled through neurological intensive care and hours of therapy. Could you ever imagine living your best life, going through your daily routine and all of a sudden you can’t speak or move? Join us as we talk to Vivian L. King about her journey from having a stroke to a...

Duration:00:33:37

S3 Ep 12 - Examining the George Floyd Case and BLM Protests Pt 2

2/11/2021
In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by James L. Santelle, Former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Lynnette McNeely, Chair, legal Redress of NAACP WI State of Conference of Branches. Protests are happening everyday and we have even seen police officers joining protesters. There has been legislation passed in regards to police reform in the house of representatives but is that a real solution or enough? In this episode of The 411 Live, we examine the...

Duration:00:41:10