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Voices from the future with Nyliek and Tiyanna Brooks: A local young sports talent spans the globe.

Voices from the future with Nyliek and Tiyanna Brooks: A local young sports talent spans the globe.

This week we visit the land of Gen Z aka IGen, aka Centennials, aka Nexters… Generation Z is the youngest, most ethnically diverse, the largest generation in American history, comprising 27% of the US population. Current Population: 23 million and growing rapidly. Gen Z is described as a maker generation, a far more pragmatic and practical generation who must architect and build the future we are all trying to imagine living in. The world doesn’t need more foundational layers, it needs a generation to create. There is a belief that the best way to predict the future is to build it. And Gen Z has…
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Chocolate After Midnight: Own Your Magic featuring Deb Beroset

Chocolate After Midnight: Own Your Magic featuring Deb Beroset

Chocolate is an excellent metaphor for life. It’s rich, full of energy, and joyful to the senses. It also represents some of the struggles in life: guilt, complexity, and unrelenting desire for more. Midnight is the transition from one day to the next, a point in time. Today, Frankly Speaking with Tyra G invites all listeners to Chocolate after Midnight. Each time we share Chocolate after Midnight, we walk out of judgment and into a space of acceptance. We walk out of fear and into a place where “impossible” is merely a word to describe the degree of difficulty. Here…
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How often do you as a woman consider: How Climate Anxiety Is Shaping Family Planning?

How often do you as a woman consider:  How Climate Anxiety Is Shaping Family Planning?

In recent months, the notion of family planning as a means of fighting climate change has emerged from the eco-warrior fringe and entered the mainstream public conversation. Last winter, on the Facebook page, BirthStrike, a group of about 650 people based in Britain, have pledged to forgo having children because of “the severity of the ecological crisis.” One post BirthStrike post shared the following: “For several months after her daughter was born in 1991, Lori Day had terrifying anxiety dreams about failing to protect her baby. Decades later, the recurring nightmares about her daughter’s safety have returned, triggered by the prospect of…
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From convict to star citizen, a courageous conversation with Helenia Bragg.

From convict to star citizen, a courageous conversation with Helenia Bragg.

This story deserved a rewind. We all have times or seasons when it requires courage to make it from one moment to the next; to take the next step or to say the next word. And sometimes we let fear, shame, and guilt demonize our potential to overcome. What we discovered is that the ability to have a courageous conversation is often a process, a journey, not an event. It doesn’t always happen when it logically should; sometimes you have to grow into it.  And sometimes courageous conversations happen in and stay in our heads… or our hearts. Sometimes our…
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What story do you tell yourself when the White House calls?

What story do you tell yourself when the White House calls?

This month’s theme, “Stories We Grew up with,” expands our appreciation of who we have become due to the stories we have been told and the ones we have told ourselves growing up. We look at how these stories have impacted our thoughts, our dreams; ultimately, I believe everyone has a story and is a story. Author Richard Kearney says in his book On Stories, “telling stories is as basic to human beings as eating. More so, in fact, for a while, food makes us live; stories are what make our lives worth living.” Isak Dinesen says, “To be a…
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The blessings of legacy with Karen and Cheyenne Harris

The blessings of legacy with Karen and Cheyenne Harris

Legacy is about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for the future. The world isn’t connected only by molecules. It’s connected by stories, traditions, memories, hopes, and dreams. We are connected by the legacies passed down from those who came before us and the legacies we will pass down to those who come after us. English writer Dorothy Sayers, “Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward, we must believe in age.” Today I have two guests that present legacy through different lenses.…
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Legacy is for the living with father and son Courtney and Asa Nero

Legacy is for the living with father and son Courtney and Asa Nero

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 says, “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built, or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way, so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there. Dara Horn says. “Every person has a legacy. You may not know what your impact is, and it may not be something that you can write on your tombstone, but…
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Don’t Despise Small Beginnings Featuring Millennial Sherrita Wilkins

Don't Despise Small Beginnings Featuring Millennial Sherrita Wilkins

“Millennials, they are the most threatening and exciting generation since the baby boomers brought about social revolution, not because they’re trying to take over the Establishment but because they’re growing up without one. The Industrial Revolution made individuals far more powerful–they could move to a city, start a business, read, and form organizations. The information revolution has further empowered individuals by handing them the technology to compete against huge organizations: hackers vs. corporations, bloggers vs. newspapers, terrorists vs. nation-states, YouTube directors vs. studios, app-makers vs. entire industries. Millennials don’t need us. That’s why we’re scared of them.” Lindsey Pollack says…
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This is Us: Featuring Karyn A. Temple, Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association

This is Us: Featuring Karyn A. Temple, Global General Counsel for the Motion Picture Association

Question: Who fights to recognize the power of our stories, reward creators, and allows the industry to produce, distribute, and protect creative content that audiences love? Answer: The Motion Picture Association; the leading advocate of the film, television, and streaming industry around the world. Their members are Disney, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Brothers. “Free speech empowers creators to entertain and inform, to challenge and inspire. Copyright ensures creators can benefit from their works and protects against piracy. Combined, these fundamental rights enable creators to thrive and bring great stories to global audiences. Combined, these fundamental rights enable creators…
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Voices from the Future. Meet the Praise Warriors and Script Hop 101!

Voices from the Future. Meet the Praise Warriors and Script Hop 101!

The recent challenging cultural and societal circumstances have forced my heart to turn to our future and ask the question, “What About the Children…and those who love them”. The children are both our future and our now. What they see us do, what they hear us say, shapes who they become. To give the question a platform, Frankly Speaking, has been highlighting stories where young people speak for themselves through their testimonies, their gifts, conversations with peers, siblings, and parents. The outcome has created a dramatic landscape that is entertaining, creative, courageous, and inspiring.  I title these stories “Voices from…
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