Sharonkays411 Show Podcast
Artist of the Week Interview with Freddi Fox  - 05/14/20

Artist of the Week Interview with Freddi Fox - 05/14/20

May 27, 2020

Talented recording artist Freddie Fox who won a GRAMMY for rhythm guitar on the "George Benson & Al Jarreau "Givin' It Up"(2006) Concord Records.  Here his fancy work on  (I r on “Morning” & “Ordinary People”.  He is road manager and husband to  Evelyn “Champagne” King 1993 -2020.  We had a great conversation on his new release "Limitless".  

Artist of the Week Interview with Ronny Smith  - 03/12/20

Artist of the Week Interview with Ronny Smith - 03/12/20

May 27, 2020

The spotlight fell on Grammy considered guitarist Ronny Smith this week.  He left University of Maryland as a music education major to pursue the life as a guitarist and a U.S. Army Bandsman. He toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and South America.  

We discussed his latest release "Raise the Roof".  

Artist of the Week Interview with Steve Laury  - 10/19/19

Artist of the Week Interview with Steve Laury - 10/19/19

May 27, 2020

Steve Laury is a contemporary jazz guitarist, arranger, composer, producer and national recording artist. He primarily recorded in the Contemporary Jazz format and produced five very successful solo albums. Many of you may remember when he was a member of Fattburger from back in the day.  

Artist of the Week Interview with Lindaey Webster 3-16-20

Artist of the Week Interview with Lindaey Webster 3-16-20

May 27, 2020

This is a weekly feature on WFSK, JAZZY 88.  I created it back early 2006 for the station which didn't have one before.  It's very popular with our listeners and on live every Thursday from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. (cst)  She is a #1 Billboard jazz singer.  

 

We discussed her latest release "A Woman Like me". 

Is Racial Healing Possible with a Holistic Approach? - Dr. Gail Christopher - (3-1-20)

Is Racial Healing Possible with a Holistic Approach? - Dr. Gail Christopher - (3-1-20)

March 1, 2020

This is from my live show on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm (cst) broadcast on WFSK radio in Nashville, TN.  THe hour started with the Community News segment from author and journalist, SékouWrites.  He was on the Fisk campus this week to present Brown Boy Mad in the Little Theater he says are a collection of poems and monologues that describe a few of the author’s experiences with racial microaggressions. Followed by Memphis filmmaker George Tillman who wrote the Lucky Eleven documentary on HBCU athletes.  

The guest for the hour is Gail C. Christopher is an award winning change agent widely recognized for designing holistic strategies for social change. She is the former Senior Advisor and Vice President of the W K Kellogg Foundation and past Executive Director of The Institute for Government Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Artist of the Week Interviews - Adam Hawley  02-27-20

Artist of the Week Interviews - Adam Hawley 02-27-20

March 1, 2020

 Back in the WFSK spotlight is guitarist Adam Hawley as the Artist of the Week on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:3 0pm (cst) .  He has been featured 3 times in the station spotlight since his debut four years ago. The Award-winning R&B-jazz guitarist has a new 2020 release entitled "Escape".  Six of his seven singles have gone to No. 1 nationally.  Hawly is also an educator and great husband and dad.  

For Such A Time As This book discussion with Rev. Sharon Risher - (3-1-20)

For Such A Time As This book discussion with Rev. Sharon Risher - (3-1-20)

March 1, 2020

This episode was is from my live show broadcast on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 8:00 am (cst) on WFSK Radio in Nashville.  The conversation wrapped around the book For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre.  

On June 17th, 2015, a horrific tragedy happened: Sharon's dear mother, Mrs. Ethel Lee Lance, was killed in Charleston at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, along with two cousins, a childhood friend, and the others murdered in that massacre. Since that time, Sharon has been an advocate for revising gun laws, and is a spokesperson for the grassroots advocacy groups Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. 

Feels Like Sunday Morning … Chatter, News & Comments  - 03-01-20

Feels Like Sunday Morning … Chatter, News & Comments - 03-01-20

March 1, 2020

This episode is from a live broadcast on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7:00 am on WFSK radio in Nashville.  News headlines and issues of the day.  

Separated By the Border book discussion with Gena Thomas  - 2-23-20

Separated By the Border book discussion with Gena Thomas - 2-23-20

February 26, 2020

This episode aired live on WFSK radio on Sunday 2-23-20 at 8:00 am. The guest is missionary, author and foster mom Gena Thomas.   

Feels Like Sunday Morning … Chatter, News & Comments  - 02-23-20

Feels Like Sunday Morning … Chatter, News & Comments - 02-23-20

February 26, 2020

This is an hour of misc. news stories, topics, etc.  It was broadcast on Sunday morning 2-23-20 at 7:00 am.  News from the Community came from Nola Williams, CEO of NEWorks Productions, Washington, D.C. His production of "Stirring The Waters Across America!" begins its national tour in Nashville on 2-29-20.  

Black History Month Book - Anxious to Talk About It with Carolyn Helsel  2-2-20

Black History Month Book - Anxious to Talk About It with Carolyn Helsel 2-2-20

February 21, 2020

This episode is from a live show broadcast on Sunday, February 02, 2020 at 8:00 am (cst).  My first Black History Boob fir the month was directed at dismantling racism within the community of faith.  Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism by Carolyn B. Helsel, PhD, a professor of preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where she has taught since 2015. 

She draws on her successful experiences with white congregations to offer us tools to embrace and explore these anxious feelings.  This was an interesting conversation.  

Black History Month Book: Finding the Joseph Within with Shawn Joseph - 2-5-20

Black History Month Book: Finding the Joseph Within with Shawn Joseph - 2-5-20

February 21, 2020

This episode is from a live show broadcast on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm (cst) on WFSK.  The 411 Show's Community News segment is first followed by book discussion with which starts the show.  Book discussion was with Dr. Shawn Joseph on is first book released late last year Finding the Joseph Within: Lessons Learned Through a Life of Struggle.    

He has been an English teacher, school administrator, central office administrator, and superintendent in Maryland, Delaware, and Tennessee. Joseph says God's promises can be achieved in your life if one maintains their faith and develop an ability to persevere.