Sharonkays411 Show Podcast
Artist of the Week Interview: Steve Cole

Artist of the Week Interview: Steve Cole

August 22, 2019

WFSK's Artist of the Week feature was created by Ms. Kay in 2006 and is conducted during the noon hour with new album feature of prime cuts, interviews and music giveaways.  

Since 1998 saxophonist Steve Cole has been on the scene and has been featured as Artist of the Week several times of the years.  We discussed his current release "Gratitude" which is his 10th.  A lot of area was covered with him.  

Steve is a joy to talk to!   

411 Show’s Monthly Pastor’s Roundtable

411 Show’s Monthly Pastor’s Roundtable

August 22, 2019

This show (hour 2) aired live on WFSK Sunday August 18, 2019 at 8:00am (cdt) 

The 411 Shows Pastor's Roundtable is a discussion on issues of concern and/or headlines of the day.  Guests pastors were: Dr. Alexander Arthur of Word Of Life Church and Rev. Anthony Thomas of St. Phillip AME Church.  

Word of Life First Lady Mrs. Clareece Alexander was also in on some of our discussions.  We covered several areas of concern (i.e.) gentrification, immigration and what would Jesus do, etc.     

Increasing Your Energy Efficiency

Increasing Your Energy Efficiency

August 22, 2019

This show aired live on WFSK on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 5:00pm (cdt).  I always start the hour with a couple of quick headlines and comments and then will welcome the guest and subject on.

I enjoyed my discussion with Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd, Director of Marketing and Communications for The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association.  (NAIMA) is a trade association manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool insulation products.

We touched on being "Black & Green", energy efficiency on our homes, solar power, your carbon footprint, etc.  

 

Intimacy, Deception & The Law

Intimacy, Deception & The Law

August 22, 2019

This show aired live on WFSK Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 4:00pm (cdt) I start the hour with News from the Community (which could be anywhere)  comments and traffic. 

The book interview for this hour is "Intimate Lies & the Law" by Jill Hasday.  She's a Distinguished McKnight University Professor and the Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and teaches and writes about anti-discrimination law, constitutional law, family law, and legal history. 

This was interesting and it surprised me that the law doesn't do more to protect folks from this unscrupulous behavior.  Seems like the laws haven't kept up with the crimes.  My guest is very knowledgeable about this topic.  

She says, Intimacy and deception are often entangled. People deceive to lure someone into a relationship or to keep her there, to drain an intimate’s bank account or to use her to acquire government benefits, to control an intimate or to resist domination, or to capture myriad other advantages.

“It Feels Like a Sunday Morning….”

“It Feels Like a Sunday Morning….”

August 15, 2019

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.    

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

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

August 15, 2019

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".  

Empowerment & Encouragement from Pastor Rudy Rasmus

Empowerment & Encouragement from Pastor Rudy Rasmus

August 15, 2019

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".       

The Making of a Democratic Economy

The Making of a Democratic Economy

August 15, 2019

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.  

 

 

 

   

The Love Prison Made and Unmade My Story: Ebony Roberts

The Love Prison Made and Unmade My Story: Ebony Roberts

August 8, 2019

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. 

Gaining Insight Into Healthcare Billing and Industry Issues

Gaining Insight Into Healthcare Billing and Industry Issues

August 8, 2019

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.