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Memphis, TN

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Political podcast that's cool, intelligent and somewhat irreverent!

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English


Episodes

The Russian Laundry? | Rattlebone’s Conspiracy Theory 052317 | 8 min

8/2/2017
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Periodically our friend Rattlebone Jones stops by to share his “Conspiracy Theories” regarding our government and elected officials. This one is from May 2017…with Hindsight being 20/20 it amazing what you can see! In May, Rattlebone shared his thoughts on our President’s connection/fascination with Russia! Enjoy!!!

Duration: 00:08:15


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

7/27/2017
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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:

Duration: 00:14:41


TRUMPCARE vs. OBAMACARE | FMorris SSpencer TRitchey | 15 min

7/25/2017
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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

Duration: 00:14:57


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

7/21/2017
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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!

Duration: 00:17:58


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

7/10/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:12:00


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

7/10/2017
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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,...

Duration: 00:15:05


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

7/4/2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 10, 2017 Sheri Riley, Motivational Speaker & Life CoachPaulo Nunes-Ueno, Transportation and Mobility ExpertGreat Politics Great Music Great Fun…Did We Mention Great Politics!!! Enjoy…

Duration: 00:57:48


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

7/3/2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 17, 2017 | 60 min Great Politics Great Music Great Fun…Did We Mention Great Politics!!! Enjoy…

Duration: 01:48:25


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

7/2/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:19:31


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

7/2/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:13:57


The Talk…May Save The Life of Your Child | Sanya Gragg, MSW | 12 min

6/22/2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Children’s book author, Sanya Gragg, has written a book on how to have a talk with your children regarding people being killed by law enforcement officers. The mother of two boys, she felt it was necessary to create a how-to guide for children and adults when they are pulled over by the police/sheriff. As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY… Enjoy!!!

Duration: 00:13:19


Driving and Public Health…Is Driving Making Us Sick?

6/16/2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Paulo Nunes-Ueno, an expert in urban transportation and mobility, hangs out with the FP Crew to discuss driving’s impact on health and wellness. As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY… Enjoy!!!

Duration: 00:10:42


>400K People without Power…How Did MLGW Get Power Restored? | Alonzo Weaver | 23 min

6/16/2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] 3rd Largest Storm in Memphis, TN history…What happened and how did the Memphis Public Utility company restore service to over 400,000 people. MLGW Vice President, Alonzo Weaver checks in with the FP Crew to walk us through this nationally recognized catastrophe!

Duration: 00:23:48


Can Public Transportation Work For Everyone? | Paulo Nunes-Ueno | 12 min

6/15/2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Paulo Nunes-Ueno, expert in urban transportation and mobility, hangs out with the FP Crew to discuss how to re-engineer urban public transportation so that it fits the needs of today. As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY… Enjoy!!!

Duration: 00:11:50


Do We Fear Our Youth? | RAustin MWorking LPointer | 18 min

6/10/2017
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Is the village afraid to raise today’s children? Is it the fear of our youth that prevents adults from correcting and directing them? We discuss our youth and the lack of opportunities that are afforded them as well as who’s responsibility is it to provide enriching opportunities for urban youth. Also, what role should government play in the development of our young citizens? Our Guests: Roshun Austin, Executive Director, The Works Community Development CorporationMichael Working, Atty,...

Duration: 00:28:16


Funky Politics Radio | Preston Lauterbach, Author | June 3, 2017 | 55 min

6/8/2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 3, 2017 Preston Lauterbach, Author, Beale Street Dynasty and The Chitlin’ Circuit: And the Road to Rock and Roll hangs out with the Funky Politics Crew. Great Politics Great Music Great Fun…Did We Mention Great Politics!!! Enjoy…

Duration: 00:54:12


Exponential Living in the Age of Trump | Sheri Riley, Author | 18 min

6/6/2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Sheri Riley, author of recent bestseller self-help book Exponential Living, hangs out with the FP Crew to discuss how to be the best you in our current political and societal climate. Sheri really digs into some best practices for optimizing your life and uncovering your inner peace. As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY… Enjoy!!!

Duration: 00:18:23


Trump & Russia | RAustin MWorking LPointer | 14 min

5/31/2017
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Donald Trump and his administration have leaked classified information to Russia, hosted a Russian diplomat for a meeting where only the Russian media was allowed, and also where classified information was leaked, and have had quite a few of his staffers investigated by the FBI. Let’s discuss Trump’s connections to Russia and what should we expect? Impeachment? Our Guests: Roshun Austin, Executive Director, The Works Community Development Corporation

Duration: 00:14:02


Funky Politics Radio | May 27, 2017 | 60 min

5/30/2017
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[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | May 27, 2017 | 60 min Great Politics Great Music Great Fun…Did We Mention Great Politics!!! Enjoy…

Duration: 00:53:29


Redefining Community Development | Roshun Austin, The Works CDC | 10 min

5/30/2017
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[**Click Image to Listen**] Roshun Austin, Executive Director, The Works Community Development Corporation, enlightens us on the innovative way they have decided to approach community redevelopment and the success they are experiencing. As you know we always get Real, Right and definitely FUNKKKKYYYYY… Enjoy!!!

Duration: 00:09:48

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