It's the Mom & Michael hour on Steele Talkin' with Jearlyn Steele. She welcomes her son Michael Battle to talk about his take on the Kanye West scandal and whether or not he can bounce back from the explosive comments on slavery.
Jearlyn welcomes Grammy Award winning artist and musical director Gary Hines from The Sounds of Blackness to the WCCO Studio. He brought David Hurst from The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir with him to talk about The Soul of Gospel concert coming up May 11th.
Nearly 200 farmer's markets are open through Minnesota with large and diverse selections. One of the most popular items, the Chinese brocolli, from the Hmong community, can be found at several farmer's markets throughout the Twin Cities.
Jearlyn, Susie and Sheletta do a lot of kissing and telling to kick off the show. Susie shares the story of her first and worst kiss which ended with her ears needing to be drained. It's one of the funniest radio moments you'll hear on WCCO Radio.
UNDER THIS ROOF is a love story about mature love, marriage, romantic love, and familial love, set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of post-WWII recovery in America, this four- character, two-act play takes place in the segregated black neighborhood of Central Cleveland, where characters Mamie and Raymond Warren reside. ROXANE BATTLE is THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of the show, which debuts next week at the and she joins Jearlyn.
Jearlyn puts on her boogie shoes for Center Stage this week when she chats with The Jolly Pops, a group of musician dads who have a new kids music CD out. She also chats with beloved Twin Cities legend Roxanne Battle about a new production at the Full Circle Theater called Under This Roof, a two act play that deals with love and marriage in the 1940s.
A group of MInnesota parents say county child protection agencies are kidnapping their children and placing them in foster care without cause. And they claim it's happening at alarming rates to African American parents. More than 500 parents have come together to say enough is enough. They want legislation to change the laws.
President Donald Trump said at a rally that he should be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for brokering cooperation between North and South Korea. Jearlyn gives her opinion on it and takes listeners calls on whether they believe he has earned the award.
Jearlyn's favorite part of the evening is the hour she shares with her son Michael Battle who lives in California. This week's Mom & Michael hour features movie reviews, tuxedo talk and a lot of laughter.
The Twin Cities arts and entertainment scene takes Center Stage during Jearlyn's show as she chats with Minneapolis Star Tribune theatre critic Rohan Preston. She also welcomes Chinese pipa master Gao Hong and Syrian oud master Issam Rafea into the studio to perform an original piece for WCCO listeners.
Jearlyn shares the personal story about how her father was killed by a drunk driver as she talks to officials with April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month. She also chats about how large companies like Starbucks and Sun Countries handles crisis management with Paul Omodt.
Jearlyn returns from her vacation full of fire! She chats it up with Suzie Jones about the big Timberwolves playoff win over the Houston Rockets. She also talks airline safety after the recent fatal Southwest flight that left one person dead and hundreds of passengers traumatized when an engine failed.