Aug 15, 2019

“It Feels Like a Sunday Morning….”

This show aired live on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 7:00am.   My news headlines and issues of the day are generally some stories you might not hear elsewhere and always include my comments.  My show's producer X always chimes in as well.    

Aug 15, 2019

Artist of the Week for August 10-15, 2019 - Kim Scott

Over the years I have conducted more than 550 Artist of the Week interviews, on our WFSK weekly feature.  It's always good to hear great news from recording artist who have done so well in their career since starting professionally just a few years ago.  Alabama-based flautists Kim Scott has just released her 4th album the first one in at least 3-years.   Her last album yielded a # 1 single on the Billboard Charts.  

Her 2019 release we discussed is entitled "free To Be".  

Aug 15, 2019

Empowerment & Encouragement from Pastor Rudy Rasmus

This show aired live on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 5:00pm (cdt) In my usual style I try to squeeze in a few headlines and comments when I have a chance and before we got the guest on is how the hour stated.  For many years on my show I've included a series on Leadership for those who could use an encouraging word.  Houston-Texas based pastor, author and global humanitarian Rudy Rasmus of St. John United Methodist Church is one of the 411 Show's Leadership Team Members.  

He gave us something to think about on the subject of "socio-moral disgust".       

Aug 15, 2019

The Making of a Democratic Economy

This show aired live on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 4pm (cdt).  I started the hour with Community News from the FBI's Memphis Division to discuss on a new public awareness campaign against hoax/threats.  Elizabeth Clement Webb, Public Information Director shared information on what the FBI is doing to address the growing problem of people making hoax threats, how the threats are communicated, what a student, parent, family member, teacher, or school administrator should do if they find out about a threat being made to their school or other public place and the dangers for the public and/or law enforcement.  Find out more about the #ThinkBeforeYouPost on their website.  

The book for this hour is The Making of a Democratic Economy: Building Prosperity for the Many, Not Just the Few, by Marjorie Kelly and Ted Howard, both of the Democracy Collaborative.  We had a great discussion with Marjorie, he executive Vice President and Senior Fellow of the Democracy Collaborative.  We also touched how America's economy was built on the backs of slaves.  This was a great discussion.  





Aug 8, 2019

The Love Prison Made and Unmade My Story: Ebony Roberts

This show aired live on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 4:00pm (CDT)  The Community News Segment for this hour came from the national news headlines.  The weekend's mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are on the minds of the American people.  I spoke to Dayton, Ohio's WCSU Radio's Dr. Venita Kelley and Felicia Chappelle, co-hosts of the HBCU station's talk program.   

My book interview was with writer, researcher and activists Ebony Roberts.  Her memoir of love and the toll prison takes on families.  Ebony found herself drawn to bad-boys: men who cheated; men who verbally abused her; men who disappointed her. Fed up, she swore to wait for the partner God chose for her.  Then she met Shaka Senghor.

Though she felt an intense spiritual connection, Ebony struggled with the idea that this man behind bars for murder could be the good love God had for her. Through letters and visits, she and Shaka fell deeply in love.  Once Shaka came home, Ebony thought the worst was behind them. But Shaka’s release was the beginning of the end. 

Aug 8, 2019

Gaining Insight Into Healthcare Billing and Industry Issues

This show aired live on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:00pm (CDT)  My Community News Segment featured Stacey Lanier, Therapists and entrepreneur on the connection between wellness and mental health through therapy and chiropractic.  She is co-owner of the Atlier. 

The book for this show Rev Up!.  The author, Jayson Yardley talks about the current state of healthcare and why the patient financial experience is so complicated. The issues of surprise bills, price transparency as well as bill clarity and how the healthcare industry is changing to make a better customer experience for both the patient and providers are discussed.


Aug 8, 2019

Dr. Herman WIlliams, (Book interview)

This show was broadcast live on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 5:00pm (cdt)  My News from the Community Segment came from Bishop Joseph Walker of Mt. Zion Baptist Church on his churches outreach for returning school children in cooperation with one of Nashville's largest white Baptist Churches.  The two mega-churches have worked across racial lines for the last several years.  

The book interview was with Dr. Herman, author of “CLEAR!” Living the Life You Didn’t Dream Of.  It's both a memoir and a “how-to” guide – with exercises and action steps – designed to help the reader create their own best life possible.  

He is Senior Vice President, a Chief Medical Officer and has extensive experience in hospital operations, medical staff relations, and developing innovative strategies to maximize Physician Hospital Integration. He has the range and depth of skills and expertise needed to lead in this challenging healthcare environment.

Aug 8, 2019

One Night In Georgia (book)

This show broadcast live on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 4:00pm. (cdt)  In my typical fashion, it begins with the Community News Segment before the guest comes on.  

The historical fiction novel One Night in Georgia National best-selling author of over twenty-five critically acclaimed multicultural romance and young adult novels, which landed her on the HarperCollins Best Summer Reading List for 2019.

She is National best-selling author of over twenty-five critically acclaimed multicultural romance and young adult novels.



Jul 28, 2019

Artist of the Week - Julian Vaughn

This WFSK feature aired live on Thursday, July 17, 2019 at 12:30pm (cdt)  Kansas City bassists Julian Vaughn was back as the WFK Artist of the Week.  50-weeks a year on the station jazz recording artists, icons and legendary performers with new releases for the genre are spotlighted and interviewed. 

Julian was first introduced to our audience as an "Emerging Talent" in 2012.  In this interview we talked about his current release 2019 release "Supreme".  

Vaughn has had 2 number ones on the Bilboard Charts. His hit single “On Your Feet” made it to be the #1 most added out of the box on the Jazz Billboards Chart and stayed there for 3 weeks along with the single “Ride Along” which debut at number 1 from his CD titled “Limitless” in 2015. 

Jul 28, 2019

It Feels Like Sunday Morning…..

This show aired live on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 7:00am (cdt) News headlines, issues of he day and comments.  The usual chatter on a host of issues with my show's producer The X-Man.  

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