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We talk National, Regional, and Global news in the funkiest way possible! Giving out REAL world knowledge and addressing the issues and concerns that main stream media leaves out! It's real, right, and FUNKY POLITICS!

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Problematic: Caitlyn Jenner and Missing Indigenous Women

May 15th, 2021

56:25

On this episode, The FP Crew (Terrence Patterson, Lisa Moore and Lee Eric Smith) deconstruct the puzzling candidacy of former Olympian and current reality star Caitlyn Jenner, who has received enough petition signatures …

Morena In Mexico + Selective Protection

May 8th, 2021

55:17

On this episode, Lee, Lisa and Terrence chat with broadcast journalist Jeanette Lenoir about her unique heritage as the biracial daughter of a white …

Maskfishing and The Vax Wall

May 1st, 2021

57:44

On this episode, hosts Lisa Moore, Terence Patterson and Lee Eric Smith talk with Paul Hickey, owner of PureVita Medical, who breaks down the …

Weed and Civility

April 24th, 2021

59:16

On this edition of Funky Politics, Hosts Terence Patterson and Lee Eric Smith talk with Bill Haltom, author of "The Other Fellow May Be Right," a …

The State of Things: Asians in America and COVID

April 24th, 2021

59:53

Jinliang Cai of the Greater Memphis United Chinese Association chats with hosts Lee Eric Smith and Lisa Moore about the surge in violence against …

Maintaining the Millennial Movement and "More Than That"

April 17th, 2021

54:45

On this episode, Lee Eric Smith is joined by New York-based entertainment journalist Gia Peppers, host of "More Than That with Gia Peppers." The two talk about keeping millennial voters engaged in 2022 and other hot …

Economic and Social Equality During a Pandemic

April 17th, 2021

52:06

On this episode of Funky Politics, host Lee Eric Smith talks economic and social equality with Komichael Johnson, prominent real estate investor, …

Chauvinisms, Jim Crow Jr., and Social Justice

April 11th, 2021

55:37

On this episode of Funky Politics, host Lee Eric Smith dives into the trial of Derek Chauvin with Rhyane Wagner of Black Voters Matter and Lisa Moore …

Shot's Fired!

April 11th, 2021

58:51

Recent mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado kick off a funky conversation about gun control as Lee Eric Smith talks with Lisa Moore of …

Reimagining Education In America

March 20th, 2021

56:25

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith is joined by Terence Patterson, CEO of The Memphis Education Fund. They indulge in a spirited …

The Power of Student Protest

March 13th, 2021

35:34

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith is joined by three special guests, Dr. Joshua Myers, April R. Silver, and Akanke Washington, …

The Power of Black Women To Create Change

March 8th, 2021

54:24

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith is joined by Michelle Duster, writer, speaker, professor, and champion of racial and gender …

The Problem With The Educated Negro

March 1st, 2021

57:24

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith is joined by four special guests during our education roundtable. We dive into many of the …

A Little History on Black History

February 21st, 2021

57:55

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith is joined by Ida Byrd-Hill, CEO & Founder at Automation Workz. We get some amazing, unsung …

Blue Cities In Red States

February 13th, 2021

56:59

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith and guest co-host J.B. Smiley is joined by John Hilliard, nonpartisan District 9 …

A Look Inside DC

February 6th, 2021

58:06

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith is joined by Jesse J. Holland journalist, author, television personality and educator, as …

Staying Engaged in 2021

January 30th, 2021

57:57

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith is joined by Rev Earle J. Fisher, Senior Pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Memphis, …

A Civilized Conversation

January 30th, 2021

55:54

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Lee Eric Smith is joined by a close friend on the other side of the political spectrum, as they dissect …

Dissecting the 2020 Election w/Tonyaa Weathersbee | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

November 20th, 2020

54:23

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Tonyaa Weathersbee, Columnist For The Commercial Appeal Newspaper, as they recap the wild …

Tell It Like It Is w/Rodney Strong | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

November 20th, 2020

56:32

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Rodney K. Strong, Attorney from Atlanta, GA and CEO of Griffin & Strong, PC, as they …

We're All Immigrants...Well Not All w/Mona Mansour | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

November 20th, 2020

49:25

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Mona Mansour, Attorney out of Memphis, TN, that specializes in immigration law, as they …

I'm Speaking Now w/Teresa Hassler | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

November 6th, 2020

1:00:16

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Teresa Hassler, Attorney and Founder of Ratchet Politics, as they discuss black American's …

Justice, By Any Means Necessary w/Jan R. Waddell Sr. | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

November 6th, 2020

55:27

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Jan R. Waddell Sr., Attorney at Law out of Louisville, KY, as they discuss his history in the …

Climate Justice and Transportation Equity w/Paulo Nunes-Ueno | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

November 6th, 2020

1:00:21

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Paulo Nunes-Ueno, transportation and mobility expert out of Seattle, WA., as they discuss the …

The Flies Have It w/Tonyaa Weathersbee | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

October 16th, 2020

59:16

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Tonyaa Weathersbee, columnist for the Commercial Appeal, as they have an in-depth discussion …

Rebuilding Small Businesses In A Pandemic w/Beverly Robertson | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

October 9th, 2020

33:27

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Beverly Robertson, CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber. They take a dive into the impact …

Demystifying Clinical Trials With Facts w/Ammon Brookins | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

October 9th, 2020

58:47

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Mr. Ammon Brookins, Project Manager for Clinical Trials. They have an informative …

The King Of Sauces w/Richard Wilkes | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 23rd, 2020

1:00:01

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Richard Wilkes, CEO of Alpha Products LLC., home of Wilkes Wing Sauce. They have a fun and …

Justice For All w/William "Fry" Arnold | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 14th, 2020

59:01

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by William "Fry" Arnold, mentor and formerly falsely incarcerated. They take a deep dive into …

Is This The New Normal? w/Paul Bryant | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 3rd, 2020

1:03:02

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Paul Bryant, VP of External Affairs for H. J. Russell & Co., in Atlanta, Ga. They talk …

School's In Session w/Robert Jackson | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

August 31st, 2020

58:23

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Robert Jackson of Robert Jackson Motivates and noted author, lecturer, and motivational …

It's In The Genes w/Ray Leonard Jr. | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

August 26th, 2020

49:10

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Ray Leonard, Jr., CEO of Leonard Sports & Entertainment. They talk about his life and …

The Events Are Cancelled, So What's Next w/Deanna Roberts | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

August 24th, 2020

1:00:57

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Deanna Roberts, Principal with D.R. Roberts Event Management out of Oakland, Ca. They take a …

Millennial's...It's Your Moment! w/Trey Robertson | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

August 21st, 2020

34:21

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Trey Robertson, Mgr. Copyright Registration Policy, United States Copyright Office, Washington …

Leadership Today w/James Sears | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

August 20th, 2020

31:27

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by James Sears, Retired Lt. Colonel in the United States Army and Poet. They talk about the …

The Time Is Now w/Tonyaa Weathersbee | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

August 17th, 2020

59:17

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Tonyaa Weathersbee, Columnist for the Commercial Appeal Newspaper. They talk the hot …

Troubling Times Don't Last Always w/Dr. Altha Stewart | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

August 14th, 2020

37:33

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Dr. Altha Stewart, M.D. immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Association …

The Choice Is Yours w/Rodney K. Strong | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

August 7th, 2020

1:02:01

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined once again by Rodney K. Strong, Attorney from Atlanta, GA and CEO of Griffin & Strong, PC. …

The Art of The Game w/Loron Orris | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

July 24th, 2020

46:35

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Loron Orris, Co-Founder of Asia Sports Tech. We take a look the response to the Coranavirus …

Systemic Racism Is Real w/Dr. Leon D. Caldwell | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

July 22nd, 2020

48:05

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, internationally recognized scholar activist, Founder and Managing …

Educating Through COVID-19 w/Robert Jackson | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

July 20th, 2020

30:59

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Robert Jackson of Robert Jackson Motivates and noted author, lecturer, and motivational …

Money Matters 2.0 w/Mark Smith | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

July 17th, 2020

33:39

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined once again  by Mark Smith, Vice President of UBS Financial Services out of New York. They talk …

A Change Has Got To Come w/Darrell D. Miller | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

July 15th, 2020

36:29

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Darrell D. Miller, one of the most successful and celebrated entertainment lawyers in the …

Standing Tall In Troubling Times w/Allan Houston | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

June 29th, 2020

37:13

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Allan Houston, retired NBA All-Star and current NBA executive with the New York Knicks. …

It Really Is Just Us w/Preston Lauterbach | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

June 26th, 2020

38:46

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Preston Lauterbach, author of Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song and the Struggle for the …

When Will They Listen w/Isaac Fordjour Jr. | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

June 25th, 2020

31:57

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Isaac Fordjour Jr., Vice President of Federal Government Affairs and Health Policy, …

We Are Still Here w/Kimberly Gray | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

June 23rd, 2020

36:03

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Kimberly Gray, City Councilwoman representing District 2 in Richmond, Va. They talk …

The Show Must Go On w/Kimberly K. Wilson | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

June 17th, 2020

31:53

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Kimberly K. Wilson, Vice President of Multi Marketing Disney Media Distribution. They …

Trouble In The Land w/Paulo Nunes-Ueno | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

June 3rd, 2020

36:15

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Paulo Nunes-Ueno, transportation and mobility expert out of Seattle, WA. They talk the …

Checks and Balances w/Rodney Strong | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

June 1st, 2020

34:51

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Rodney Strong, Attorney from Atlanta, GA and CEO of Griffin & Strong PC. They discuss …

A Funky Kind of Friday w/Richard Douglas Jones | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 29th, 2020

31:30

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Richard Douglas Jones, comedian and entertainer. They discuss a myriad of topics …

The Future Is Now w/Sean Ali-Waddell Jr. | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 28th, 2020

32:54

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Sean Ali-Waddell Jr., community activist and cousin to the late, great Muhammad Ali. They …

Enough is Enough w/Sadiqa Reynolds | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 25th, 2020

35:42

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League. They discuss the tragic …

Black Business + The Black Community = Black Wealth w/James "Jay" Bailey | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 22nd, 2020

37:17

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by James "Jay" Bailey, President and CEO of the Russell Center for Innovation and …

Singing & Sheltering in South Africa w/Bongi and Collin Damans | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 20th, 2020

35:19

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Bongi and Collin Damans, musical artists, authors, and songwriters from South Africa.. They …

Looking Your Best Life w/Kimberly Hairston-Hicks | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 18th, 2020

33:04

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Kimberly Hairston-Hicks, Founder and CEO of Good Beaute' Skin Care out of New Jersey. They …

The Ship Has Sailed w/Spike Davis | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 15th, 2020

29:17

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by comedian/entertainer Spike Davis. They take an interesting look at the life of a comedian on …

I Hear The Sound Of Music w/Taneshia Nash Laird | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 13th, 2020

33:57

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Taneshia Nash Laird, President and CEO of the Newark Symphony Hall in Newark, NJ. They take a …

In The Spirits w/Ryan Robertson | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 11th, 2020

31:25

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Ryan Robertson, Innovation Director and Multicultural Marketing for Diageo. They …

The Word is Creative w/Pastor John E. Girton | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 8th, 2020

42:18

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Pastor John E. Girton, a community activist, senior servant of the historic CMBC Indy …

Bet On A HBCU w/James Gilmer | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 6th, 2020

31:15

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by James Gilmer, Managing Partner with JWG & Associates out of Houston,TX. They have …

Black Radio and The Black Community w/Sherman Kizart | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 4th, 2020

27:44

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Sherman Kizart, Founder and Managing Director of Kizart Media Partners and  on the …

So, Is 5G Really Here? w/Roger Entner | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 1st, 2020

31:17

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Roger Entner, Founder and Lead Analyst of Recon Analytics. They take a comprehensive …

Movers and Shakers w/Gail Mitchell | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 30th, 2020

31:21

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Gail Mitchell, Executive Director of R&B/Hip Hop at Billboard Magazine. They take a …

Stepping Into My Purpose w/Pepper Miller | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 28th, 2020

32:15

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Pepper Miller, Author, Market Researcher, Speaker, and Black American Consumer Expert, …

Where The Helpers At? w/Sadiqa Reynolds | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 27th, 2020

42:10

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by DC is joined by Sadiqa Reynolds, President of the Louisville Urban League. They talk …

A Whole New World w/Kevin Carr | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 25th, 2020

39:10

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Kevin Carr, author, Transition Expert, and former NBA Executive. They examine the impact …

The Politics of Diversity, Poverty, and COVID-19 w/Rodney K. Strong| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 24th, 2020

28:33

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Rodney K. Strong, attorney out of Atlanta, GA. and CEO of Griffin & Strong, PC. They …

Who's Really In Charge? | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 21st, 2020

36:54

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Tonyaa Weathersbee, columnist for the Commercial Appeal. They talk Trump's declaration to …

Tag, You're It w/Derrick Page | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 18th, 2020

42:37

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Derrick Page, Attorney out of Washington D.C. They talk the ever rising unemployment rate …

Planning a Grand Re-Opening w/Paulo Nunes-ueno | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 17th, 2020

33:38

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Paulo Nunes-ueno, transportation and mobility expert out of Seattle, WA. They talk about …

Say It Ain't So w/ Sheri Riley | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 15th, 2020

33:02

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Sheri Riley, Author out of Atlanta, GA. They talk mental health and self wellness during …

Show Me The Money w/Mark Smith | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 14th, 2020

32:40

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Mark Smith, VP of Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services. They take a deep dive into …

Brother Where Art Thou | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 11th, 2020

36:38

On this episode of the Funky Politics, DC is joined by Derrick Page, Attorney out of Washington D.C. They take a deep dive into the negative …

Poverty Pandemic | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 1st, 2020

40:04

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Doc and DC are joined by David Jordan, CEO of AGAPE Child and Family Services. They take a deep dive into …

I'd Rather Not Gather Pt. 2 | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 30th, 2020

34:02

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Doc and DC are joined by Dr. Bruce Randolph, Chief Health Officer for the Shelby County Health Department. …

I'd Rather Not Gather Pt. 1 | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 29th, 2020

35:43

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Doc and DC are joined by Dr. Bruce Randolph, Chief Health Officer for the Shelby County Health Department. …

Dollars and Sense | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 28th, 2020

41:19

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Doc and DC are joined by Patrice Bates Thompson, owner of The Four Way Grill, as they discuss the economic …

Is We Still Sick Boss? | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 26th, 2020

37:15

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Doc and DC are joined by D.C. Attorney Derrick Page, as they discuss the economic fallout of the Coronavirus …

Are We There Yet?| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 21st, 2020

30:28

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Doc and DC takes a look into the coronavirus pandemic and debate what should be done to help ease the …

Wash Your Damn Hands| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 13th, 2020

55:46

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Doc and DC takes a deep dive into the coronavirus pandemic and debate what should be done next. We also talk …

Black, White, and the Silver Screen: Diversity in Hollywood w/Lamman Rucker| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 11th, 2020

54:03

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew sits down with world renowned actor Lamman Rucker to discuss diversity in Hollywood and dive into …

I'd Rather Not Gather Pt. 2 | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 2nd, 2020

34:02

On this episode of the Funky Politics, Doc and DC are joined by Dr. Bruce Randolph, Chief Health Officer for the Shelby County Health Department. …

Moving On Up| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

February 22nd, 2020

55:44

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew takes a deep dive into the democratic presidential race and debate which candidates are real …

Walking You Out Under Guard| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

February 18th, 2020

57:53

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew dives into the hot topics of today,including Matthew Cherry's victory at the 2020 Oscars and Bernie …

When Ministry Meets Medicine| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

February 10th, 2020

26:30

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew sits down with Dr. Andrea Willis and Pastor Antoyne Green to discuss their riveting and informative …

The I's Have It| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

February 10th, 2020

57:23

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew dives into the Iowa Caucus debacle and what it means for the presidential race. We also discuss the …

2020 Double Vision| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

February 3rd, 2020

57:45

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew debates the fallout from the impeachment trial and what it could mean for the 2020 election. We also …

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

February 2nd, 2020

27:21

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew sits down with Dr. Eugene Mitchell to discuss his powerful and thought provoking book, Closing the …

Enter the Drag...On| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

January 27th, 2020

59:59

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew debate whats next in Trump's impeachment trial as testimony has begun to decide the president's …

Snitches Get Stitches| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

January 18th, 2020

56:37

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew is joined by Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer as we plunge debate whats next in Trump's …

Rumor of Wars| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

January 13th, 2020

59:12

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew dives into the latest regarding the 2020 election. We also examine the fallout from Trump's decision …

Give The People What They Want| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

January 10th, 2020

59:08

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew once again dives into the hot topics of today, including the fallout from Trump's impeachment and the …

A Very Nasty Divorce| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

December 23rd, 2019

1:01:05

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew takes a deep dive into Trump's impeachment by the House of Representatives. We ask what's next and …

Preachin and Impeachin: Politics, Pontifications, Promotion and Proliferation| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

December 16th, 2019

1:03:26

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew is joined by comedian Richard Douglas Jones and Shelby County Election Commission Commissioner Bennie …

Putting Humpty Back Together Again| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

December 9th, 2019

59:36

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew once again dives into the hot topics of today, including the latest dropouts of the presidential race …

NO QUID PRO QUO| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

November 23rd, 2019

1:00:43

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew once again dives into the hot topics of today, including the latest updates on the Trump impeachment …

Revelations of Revolution | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

November 21st, 2019

58:08

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew dives into the hot topics of today, including the NCAA vs James Wiseman and Memphis basketball …

IDENTITY CRISIS: THE DOWNLOAD| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIANAD

November 5th, 2019

58:46

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew dives into the hot topics of today, including the NBA/China controversy. We also get deep into the …

THE MISEDUCATION OF DONALD TRUMP| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

October 14th, 2019

58:11

On this episode of Funky Politics, the crew is joined by communications expert, Jennifer Littlejohn as they dive into the hot topics of today, …

"GET THE FUNK OUT" | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

October 8th, 2019

56:58

On this episode of Funky Politics, the crew, joined by Tonyaa Weathersbee host of 20w/Tonyaa, dives into the hot topics dominating politics today …

The Year of the Return w/Dr. Baffour Adjei-Barwuah| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 24th, 2019

57:04

On this episode of Funky Politics we hear from Dr. Baffour Adjei-Barwuah, the 19th Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the United States of …

JUST US PT. 4 (Trump-ish) | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 24th, 2019

56:34

On this episode of Funky Politics, the crew, joined by Tonyaa Weathersbee, host of 20w/Tonyaa, talks all things Donald Trump. We dive into the hot …

DEEPER THAN THE ATLANTIS (A Deep Dive into Race Relations) | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 10th, 2019

1:02:10

On this episode of Funky Politics, the crew is joined by Tonyaa Weathersbee, host of 20w/Tonyaa, and former Shelby County Commissioner, Edith Ann …

JUST US PT.3 (The Prelude to Hate in a Post Racial World) | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 9th, 2019

57:07

On this episode of Funky Politics, the crew, joined by Tonyaa Weathersbee, host of 20w/Tonyaa, dives into the funky news of today, and we get into a …

BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 6th, 2019

1:00:44

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew dives into the funkiest stories of today and gives their picks on who they believe has the edge in …

A TRIBE CALLED US | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 6th, 2019

58:00

On this episode on the Funky Politics, we get into all the hot topics dominating the news today, from Jeffrey Epstein, President Trump, gun violence, …

JUST US PT.2 ( Race, Base, or Both) | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 6th, 2019

50:20

On this episode of the Funky Politics, the crew takes a deep and funky dive into the 2020 Presidential Election. We ask the question, Race, Base, or …

JUST US PT.1(Fight the Power) | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

September 6th, 2019

50:05

On this episode of Funky Politics, we get a look into what's on mind of the crew, as they give their take on the hot topics of today. We talk …

The King of Rock w/Frank Scott Jr.| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

June 12th, 2019

35:08

On this episode of Funky Politics we hear from Frank Scott Jr., the first African-American mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas.

We talk all things Frank …

It's a Woman's World w/Cherisse Scott | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 27th, 2019

38:48

On this episode of The Funky Politics we hear from Cherisse Scott, the Founder and CEO of Sister Reach Inc.

We dive into the topic of abortion, …

From Treatment to Triumph w/Paula Hopper| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 22nd, 2019

36:59

On this episode of Funky Politics, we hear from Paula Hopper, the Executive Director of Serenity Recovery Centers Inc.

We take a dive into the state …

Calling the Bluff w/Preston Lauterbach | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 22nd, 2019

53:23

On this episode of Funky Politics we hear from author Preston Lauterbach on his new book, Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers.

The 20/20 Vision for African Americans w/Faith Morris | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 15th, 2019

57:54

On this episode of Funky Politics, we hear from Faith Morris, the Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer for the National Civil Rights Museum …

She's Got Something To Say w/ Donna Brazile, Political Strategist and Author | FUNKY POLITICS | KUDZUKIAN

May 13th, 2019

51:12

Former two-time DNC Chairperson, political strategist, entrepreneur and author Donna Brazile documents her life in politics and the need for everyone …

Diversity: Why Does Atlanta Get It Right w/ Rodney Strong, Diversity Expert / Angela Robinson, Journalist | FUNKY POLITICS | KUDZUKIAN

May 12th, 2019

49:03

The premise of the show is how Atlanta was the first city to make an intentional effort to diversify every aspect of its city life (business, …

Beyond the Entrepreneur w/Carolyn Chism Hardy | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 12th, 2019

33:55

On this episode of Funky Politics, we hear from Carolyn Chism Hardy, President and CEO of Chism Hardy Investments.

Mrs. Hardy has spent time working …

Gentrification or Displacement? w/Roshun Austin | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

May 10th, 2019

14:54

On this episode of Funky Politics we have Roshun Austin, the president of the Works Inc. located in Memphis, TN. Founded in 1998, the Works has …

The Naked Truth w/ Ephraim Urevbu, World Renowned Artists | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 23rd, 2019

1:11:54

Tosha, MD and DC visit with World Renowned Artist, Ephraim Urevbu.  

Topics Covered:

  • Journey to America 
  • The Naked Truth - The Exhibit
  • Being an …

Up Close and Personal w/ Katrina Robinson, TN State Senator | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 19th, 2019

54:04

Tosha, MD and DC visit with the new TN State Senator, Katrina Robinson.  

Topics Covered:

  • An Entrepreneur as a State Senator
  • Abortion
  • Raising Wages 

Do It For The Youth! w/ Dr. Cedric Gray | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 8th, 2019

32:42

Tosha, MD and DC visit with the new Director of Education for Shelby County(Memphis), Dr. Cedric Gray.  

Topics Covered:

  • My History in Education

RACE, RELIGION and SPORTS! w/ Dr. Darron Smith | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

April 8th, 2019

58:42

Tosha, Marcus "MD" and Darrell "DC" Catron visit with University of Memphis Professor and Author, Dr. Darron Smith and they get real FUNKY as they …

Educating Urban Youth, School Choice and The Needed Fix! w/ Sarah Carpenter| The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 26th, 2019

32:34

Tosha, MD and DC visit with the Executive Director of the education advocacy organization, Memphis Lift, Sarah Carpenter.  

Topics Covered:

  • State of …

FUNKY GUMBO: Paul Manafort & College Cheating Scandal | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 21st, 2019

18:38

Tosha, MD and DC get loose and FUNKY on the College Admissions Cheating Scandal and Paul Manafort. 

 

There's A NEW Sheriff in Town! w/ Lt. Anthony Buckner | The Funky Politics | KUDZUKIAN

March 21st, 2019

47:16

Tosha, MD and DC visit with the new Public Information Officer for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department, where the 1st African-American Sheriff in Shelby County's history was recently elected.

Topics Covered:

Juvenile …

The LOVE That HATE Made! w/ Dr. David Molapo | FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | KUDZUKIAN

March 19th, 2019

54:38

MD and Lee Eric Smith visit with Human and Civil Rights Activist, Motivational Speaker, Dr. David Molapo of South Africa and the I CAN Foundation.  

Youth and Memphis' Cultural Identity Crisis! w/ IMAKEMADBEATS | FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | KUDZUKIAN

March 19th, 2019

38:35

DC, MD and Tosha visit with music producer and cultural change agent, James "IMAKEMADBEATS" Dukes. This conversation gets extremely FUNKY as it …

WILL 5G RULE THE WORLD? w/ ROGER ENTNER, ReCon Analytics | FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST |KUDZUKIAN

March 19th, 2019

32:25

Tosha, MD and DC visit with telecommunications expert and highly respected consultant, Roger Entner of ReCon Analytics.  

Topics Covered:

What is 5G

The Magic City Makeover w/ Randall Woodfin, Mayor, Birmingham, AL | FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | KUDZUKIAN

March 18th, 2019

53:42

MD and guest host, Tosha Downey visit with the Mayor of Birmingham, AL, Randall Woodfin. This open and honest conversation touches on the challenges urban communities face with creating opportunities for women and …

Brothers Empowered 2 Teach w/ Kristyna Jones and Larry Irvin | FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | KUDZUKIAN

March 18th, 2019

55:35

DC, MD and Tosha visit with education activists, Kristyna Jones and Larry Irvin of BE2T, Brothers Empowered 2 Teach.  

Topics Covered:

  • Black Men …

STILL WATERS RUN DEEP w/ DAVID WATERS, Univ. of Memphis Institute of Public Service Reporting | FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST |KUDZUKIAN

March 13th, 2019

23:01

Tosha, MD and DC visit with veteran journalist and highly respected editorial columnist, David Waters, formerly of the Commercial Appeal and now …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Food, Culture and Black Restaurants! w/ Cynthia Daniels, Founder, Black Restaurant Week | KUDZUKIAN

February 24th, 2019

34:36

DC, MD and Tosha visit with event planner and cultural tastemaker extraordinaire, Cynthia Daniels. This conversation gets FUNKY on Food, Black …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | We Aren't Going Anywhere! w/ Mark Russell, Executive Editor, The Commercial Appeal Newspaper | KUDZUKIAN

February 7th, 2019

56:20

DC, MD and Tosha visit with the Executive Editor of the largest Memphis newspaper, The Commercial Appeal (CA). This conversation gets extremely FUNKY as it touches on why the CA's brand challenges, its new ownership, …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | The Southern Black Wave w/ Van Turner, Chairman, Shelby County (Memphis) Commission | KUDZUKIAN

January 19th, 2019

49:43

MD and DC visit with the Chairman of the Shelby County Commission, Van Turner. This conversation gets extremely FUNKY as it touches on various topics …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Leave It Better Than You Found It! w/ Dorsey Hopson, Supt. Shelby (Memphis) County Schools | KUDZUKIAN

January 9th, 2019

51:27

DC and guest host, Luther Mercer visit with the Supt. Shelby County Schools (Memphis). The unfiltered conversation touches on various topics Urban …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | KFC...Kentucky's First City, Louisville! w/ Greg Fischer, Mayor, City of Louisville | KUDZUKIAN

December 25th, 2018

39:29

DC and MD discuss the City of Louisville, KY with Mayor Greg Fischer.  Mayor Fischer digs into many issues such as the income and opportunity disparity that exist in his city and our country. We also discuss education …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | A Better Chicago Through Urban Investment! w/ Dr. William Towns, Executive Dir., Benefit Chicago | KUDZUKIAN

December 18th, 2018

55:48

DC and MD discuss Urban America...The Good, Bad and Ugly with the ED of Benefit Chicago,  Dr. William Towns.  Dr. Towns is committed to impacting the plight of the Urban community through enhancing the entrepreneurship …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | It All About the Business! w/ Ron Busby, CEO US Black Chamber of Commerce | KUDZUKIAN

December 18th, 2018

48:44

DC and MD talk business and specifically, Black Business with Ron Busby, CEO of the US Black Chamber of Commerce.  Ron is impassioned about serving the black business community offering  access to greater business …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Pedagogy Remixed w/ Dr. Christopher Emdin, The Hip-Hop Professor | KUDZUKIAN

December 18th, 2018

57:52

Dr. Christopher Emdin, Columbia University a/k/a "The Hip-Hop Professor"joins DC and guest co-host, Luther Mercer, Atty to discuss today's  classroom …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Past, Present and Future of #MeToo w/ Virzola Law, Minister and LaTrivia Welch, Author | KUDZUKIAN

November 2nd, 2018

58:13

Virzola Law, Senior Minister, Northway Christian Church and Latrivia Welch, Author of Dmitry's Closet and The Grunt, visit Funky Politics to discuss …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | The Psychology and Sociology of a NYC Police Officer w/ Corey Pegues, Author and Former NYC Policeman | KUDZUKIAN

October 25th, 2018

35:47

Former street dealer and retired N.Y.C. police inspector Corey Pegues documents a life on both sides of the law on Funky Politics.  Pegues discusses …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | What Does Revolution Look Like? w/ Sadiqa Reynolds, President, Louisville Urban League | KUDZUKIAN

October 15th, 2018

35:13

Sadiqa Reynolds, JD, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, is championing massive changes in the urban communities of Louisville, KY with …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Intentional Inclusion w/ Rodney K. Strong | KUDZUKIAN

October 15th, 2018

59:15

Rodney K. Strong of Griffin Strong, is widely considered one of the foremost national experts in the area of procurement disparity research and supplier diversity program development. 

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | The Daily Memphian...Homerun or Rerun? w/ Eric Barnes, Pres, Exec Editor and Wendi Thomas, Guest Co-host | KUDZUKIAN

September 14th, 2018

58:12

Eric Barnes, Pres and Exec Editor of Memphis' new daily newspaper, The Daily Memphian, visits with the FP Crew plus 1, Wendi Thomas of MLK 50 Justice …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | How Tax Policy Contributes to Poverty w/ Dorothy Brown, Atty | KUDZUKIAN

September 9th, 2018

54:58

Dorothy Brown, JD, is a tax law expert and professor at Emory University. She visits FP to unpack the effects tax law/policy can have on poverty and …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | More Than A Game w/ Fred Jones, Founder, Southern Heritage Classic | KUDZUKIAN

August 31st, 2018

42:17

One of Memphis' favored sons, Fred Jones, has been a critical member of the entertainment spectrum in Mempis for over 40 years.  However, its his 29 …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Stop Offending Sisters w/ Wendi Thomas, MLK50 Journalist | KUDZUKIAN

August 21st, 2018

54:17

***Caution HOT*** One of our frequent guests, Investigative Journalist and highly respected FUNK-Nomenal Woman, Wendi Thomas of MLK50, visits FP.   …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | FOOD For THOUGHT w/ Kelly English, Celebrity Chef | KUDZUKIAN

August 21st, 2018

1:02:40

On this episode we dive into food and we discuss the history of food in the US with Celebrity Chef and entrepreneur, Kelly English and our guest Co-Host, Rattle-Bone Jones.  We cover a plethora of topics around the food …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | YOUNG BLACK MALE in the TRUMP ERA w/ Sean Waddell, Jr., Youth Activist | KUDZUKIAN

July 31st, 2018

40:35

[RADIO Version ] Youth Social Activist, Sean Waddell, Jr., shares with us the challenges of being young and Black in the Trump Era. The difficulty of …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Young Black -n- Intelligent...Between 2 Worlds w/ Sean Waddell, Jr., Youth Activist | KUDZUKIAN

July 11th, 2018

11:27

[***Part 3 of 3 - Where Do I Fit?] Youth Social Activist, Sean Waddell, Jr., shares with us the challenges of being young and intelligent while being …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Sons And Guns...Youth Violence w/ Sean Waddell, Jr., Youth Activist | KUDZUKIAN

July 8th, 2018

11:16

[***Part 2 of 3 - Youth Violence] Sean Waddell, Jr., youth social activist, helps us explore why there is an uptick in the incidences of teenagers …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | AO: AFTER OBAMA... w/ Sean Waddell, Jr., Youth Activist | KUDZUKIAN

July 4th, 2018

13:47

[***Don't Sleep on This Show - Part 1 of 3] It is written that God ordains strength out of the mouth of babes and sucklings...In this case, Sean …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Impact Of The Wage Gap w/ Nikki Jackson, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis | KUDZUKIAN

June 24th, 2018

39:07

Today we delve into the theory, the practice and the reality of the Black economy with our real, right, and funky friend, in high places, Ms. Nikki Jackson, SVP and Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Power and Importance of HBCUs w/ Logan Hampton, President, Lane College | KUDZUKIAN

May 25th, 2018

39:06

According to an U.S. Commission On Civil Rights report, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are credited with creating the American …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | LIBERATION NOW LIMITED? w/ Mauricio Calvo, Executive Director, Latino Memphis | KUDZUKIAN

May 16th, 2018

50:21

According to Pew Research, the Latino population in the United States has reached nearly 58 million in 2016 and has been the principal driver of U.S. …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | HE'S GOT THE POWER w/ J.T. Young, President | KUDZUKIAN

May 10th, 2018

36:13

J.T. Young, the new President and CEO of Memphis Light, Water and Gas had to stop by and visit the Funkiest Political Show in the country to announce …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Public Health's Tri-Fecta...Poverty, Gun Violence and Drug Abuse | KUDZUKIAN

May 3rd, 2018

58:37

Dr. Alisa Haushalter, Director, (Memphis, TN) Shelby Co. Health Department has been extremely outspoken about the challenges communities face by not addressing 3 of its largest public health issues.  Unfortunately, …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Is Education A Civil Right?...w/ Terri Freeman Mendell Grinter | KUDZUKIAN

April 5th, 2018

1:05:33

Terri Freeman, President, National Civil Rights Museum and Mendell Grinter, Executive Director, Campaign for School Equity, visit to discuss Civil …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Democrats #BlueWave or Ripple?...w/ Corey Strong | KUDZUKIAN

April 4th, 2018

59:17

Due to the abysmal approval numbers of #45 (Trump), the media pundits believe that the Democratic Party is poised to make a clean sweep in the 2018 elections. Corey Strong, Chairman of Shelby County (Memphis, TN) …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | Did "The Dream" Include Women?...w/ Wendi Thomas | KUDZUKIAN

April 3rd, 2018

36:59

Wendi Thomas RETURNS... this time to discuss the role of women in MLK's Dream and WWMD-What Would Martin Do, if he was to miraculously return and …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | GUN CRIME..The "Fed Up" Campaign...w/ Bill Gibbons Gerald Trotter | KUDZUKIAN

April 2nd, 2018

1:05:10

After receiving a 15-year sentence for the murder of another man, Gerald Trotter is now working with the man responsible for that sentence, Bill Gibbons.  At that time, Bill was the Prosecuting Attorney, now Bill and …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | SHOULD BLACK ATHLETES PROTEST...w/ Dr. Pellom McDaniels, III | KUDZUKIAN

March 18th, 2018

58:52

A former NFL player and now a highly respected historian and professor at Emory University, Dr. Pellom McDaniels, III, visits with the crew from …

FUNKY POLITICS PODCAST | WHAT DO WE DO NOW??? w/ Preston Lauterbach | KUDZUKIAN

March 2nd, 2018

9:01

Author of Beale Street Dynasty and Chitlin Circuit, Preston Lauterbach, hangs out with the Funky Politics Crew.  They reflect on his visit to Memphis …

FUNKY POLITICS RADIO | Our Society and The Challenges Being Black and A Woman | KUDZUKIAN

February 14th, 2018

1:03:50

The Funky Politics Crew visits with Author of Exponential Living, Sheri Riley and President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, Sadiqa Reynolds. …

FUNKY POLITICS MOMENT | The State of Black America...MONOPOLY! | Sadiqa Reynolds, ESQ, Pres / CEO of Louisville Urban League | KUDZUKIAN

February 13th, 2018

7:35

Periodically we will highlight leaders that we believe take leadership to heart and are committed to making a difference in our society.  Today's …

FUNKY POLITICS RADIO | Women's Tribute Show...Women's March to #MeToo | KUDZUKIAN

February 7th, 2018

54:06

DC & MD get Real, Right & Funky on the Women's Tribute Show with our guest hosts activist and workforce consultant, Latanyua Robinson and …

FUNKY POLITICS | Why Recy Taylor Met Rosa Parks | KUDZUKIAN

January 21st, 2018

13:13

The Funky Politics Crew invites two guest co-host, Latanyua Robinson, of LaTrob, LLC and Siobhan Riley, President, the Memphis Chapter of the …

FUNKY POLITICS | Jerry Collins, MLGW - WHY A RATE INCREASE?? | KUDZUKIAN

December 18th, 2017

55:32

Jerry Collins, President and CEO of Memphis Light Gas & Water, visits to discuss MLGW's need for a rate increase and his legacy as he enters his …

Funky Politics | Jerry Collins, MLGW | Sponsorship Spotlight

December 1st, 2017

44:49

Jerry Collins, President and CEO of Memphis Light Gas & Water, visits to discuss his legacy as he enters his last days of leading one of the …

Funky Politics | Should Sex Education Be Taught in Public Schools? | LLamar TDowney

November 27th, 2017

12:01

Public school systems have resisted the idea of teaching comprehensive sex education classes.  This is in the face of teen pregnancy, increasing …

FUNKY POLITICS | #GREENSPACE is FUN, HEALTH & HAPPINESS | KUDZUKIAN

November 26th, 2017

53:04

#FunkyPolitics | @PoliticsFunky | NYC's CEO of Fun, Health & Happiness | Mitchell Silver, Commissioner of NYC Dept Park & Recreation | …

Celebrating Bernal E. Smith, II | FUNKY POLITICS | KUDZUKIAN

October 31st, 2017

57:05

Celebrating the life of the President and Publisher of the Tri-State Defender and executive of the NNPA.  Sitting in with the Funky Politics Crew:

 - …

The Russian Laundry? | Rattlebone’s Conspiracy Theory 052317 | The Funky Politics

August 2nd, 2017

8:16

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! …

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

July 28th, 2017

14:43

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 …

TRUMPCARE vs. OBAMACARE | FMorris SSpencer TRitchey | 15 min

July 25th, 2017

14:59

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 …

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

July 21st, 2017

17:59

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 …

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

July 10th, 2017

15:06

Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted on all charges by a jury Friday, …

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

July 5th, 2017

57:50

[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 10, 2017

  • Sheri Riley, Motivational Speaker & Life Coach
  • Paulo Nunes-Ueno, …

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

July 3rd, 2017

1:48:26

[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 03, 2017 | 60 min

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun…Did We Mention Great Politics!!! …

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

July 2nd, 2017

19:32

Why are students encourage to apply for 10 - 25 schools and then promote the $$$ awarded…What purpose does this serve?  High schools have been …

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

July 2nd, 2017

13:58

With the psychological indenture of modern media, how do we discern real journalistic news fom politically-slanted news from “fake news”.  How do we …

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

June 22nd, 2017

13:20

[**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 …

Driving and Public Health…Is Driving Making Us Sick?

June 17th, 2017

10:44

[**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 …

Funky Politics : MLGW Sponsorship Spotlight | >400K People without Power…How Did MLGW Get Power Restored? | Alonzo Weaver | 23 min

June 16th, 2017

23:49

[ 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 …

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

June 15th, 2017

11:52

[**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 …

Do We Fear Our Youth? | RAustin MWorking LPointer | 28 min

June 11th, 2017

28:03

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 …

Memphis Still Burning? | Beale Street Dynasty-Preston Lauterbach | 55 min

June 8th, 2017

54:13

 [ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | June 3, 2017 

Preston Lauterbach, Author, Beale Street Dynasty and The Chitlin’ Circuit: And …

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

June 6th, 2017

18:24

[**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 …

Trump & Russia | RAustin MWorking LPointer | 14 min

May 31st, 2017

14:03

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 …

Funky Politics Radio | May 27, 2017 | 60 min

May 31st, 2017

53:30

[ 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!!! …

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

May 30th, 2017

9:49

[**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 …

Funky Politics Radio | May 20, 2017 | 60 min

May 24th, 2017

1:01:26

[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | May 20, 2017 | 60 min

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun Great Politics!!!  Enjoy…

Can Sports End Racism? | JBalink EBandele KTaylor | 18 min

May 23rd, 2017

8:46

Sports is always viewed as the great convener of diversity and the time when people of all races and backgrounds come together for a common cause.  However in the commentary written by Wendi Thomas for theundefeated.com

The Exchange Club Is… | Jennifer Balink, Executive Director | 10 min

May 20th, 2017

12:48

[**Click Image to Listen**] Jennifer Balink, Executive Director, The Exchange Club Family Center, enlightens us on the role that the Center plays, …

Don’t Sleep On Beale Street! | Ken Taylor, Beale Street Merchants Assoc. | 10 min

May 20th, 2017

10:48

[**Click Image to Listen**] Ken Taylor, Executive Director, Beale Street Merchants Association, enlightens us on the regional impact of Beale Street and what it means to the Memphis, State of Tennessee and Mid-South …

Funky Politics: Sponsor Spotlight | MLGW & The Amazing Water of Memphis | AWeaver CMcCormick | 10 min

May 18th, 2017

9:59

Sponsor Spotlight: MLGW Executives explain the greatness of Memphis Water and all that they do to make sure its remains one of the greatest assets of this city!

Black Theatre Is Religion & Ritual | Ekundayo Bandele | 18 min

May 17th, 2017

18:06

[**Click Image to Listen**] Founder & CEO of Hattiloo Theatre, Ekundayo Bandele, addresses the importance of Black Theatre beyond its …

Did The Bethune Graduates “Do The Right Thing”? | KTaylor JBalink EBandele | 18 min

May 17th, 2017

18:06

Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education was invited by the administration of Bethune-Cookman University but after numerous request to disinvite her by students, graduating seniors and families the administration forged …

Regional One…Trauma 1 and More! | Tammie Ritchey | 10 min

May 17th, 2017

9:32

[**Click Image to Listen**] Tammie Ritchey, Executive Director, Regional One Health Foundation, educates us on the importance of Regional One and we get into a few other issues…health care, ACA, AHCA and other areas!

As …

Why Are Millennials Leaving The Church? | Dr. Stacy Spencer | 10 min

May 16th, 2017

9:46

[**Click Image to Listen**] Pastor at New Direction Christian Church, one of the largest if not the largest Disciples of Christ Church in the US, Dr. …

Funky Politics Radio | May 13, 2017 | 60 min

May 11th, 2017

59:10

[ Click on the Image to Listen ] Funky Politics Radio | May 13, 2017 | 60 min

Great Politics Great Music Great Fun Great Politics!!!  Enjoy…

Racism By Any Other Name… | TRitchey FMorris SSpencer | 17 min

May 10th, 2017

17:34

Racism by any other name…?

Xenophobia, Brexit, Euroskeptism, Western Populism…It seems as though there is a new term or label that basically denotes …

Should Churches Endorse Political Candidates? | SSpencer TRitchey FMorris | 26 min

May 10th, 2017

26:22

Trump wants to eliminate/repeal the Johnson Amendment, if successful, churches and other non-profits would be allowed to endorse political …

The First 100 Days??? | LMoore NCanty SGoff | 17 min

May 8th, 2017

17:08

A little more than 100 days into the Presidency of Donald J. Trump…What Do You Think?

Our Guest Co-Host:

  • Martavius Jones, City Councilman

Our …

The Funky Politics Radio Show | May 6, 2017 | 60 min

May 7th, 2017

59:18

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May 7th, 2017

59:59

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May 7th, 2017

53:45

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May 5th, 2017

48:59

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52:18

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May 5th, 2017

55:31

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May 5th, 2017

51:42

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Gender Equity Looks Like…? | NCanty LMoore SGoff | 17 min

May 5th, 2017

17:31

What does gender equality look like?  What should be different?

Our Guests:

  • Ned Canty, Opera Memphis
  • Lisa Moore, CEO, Girls Inc. - Memphis 
  • Sam …

Civic Engagement Thru Crowd Funding | Ellen Roberds | 9 min

May 4th, 2017

8:40

[**Click Image to Listen**] Community Strategist for ioby (In Own Back Yard) joins the Funky Politics Crew to discuss their unique model of community …

Charter Schools & Education Reform | Luther Mercer | 15 min

May 3rd, 2017

15:24

Click Image to Listen] Attorney and Advocacy Director for the TN Charter School Center, Luther Mercer joins the Funky Politics Crew to discuss how …

Great Leaders = Great Teachers | Marcus Robinson, Memphis Education Fund | 9 min

May 3rd, 2017

8:30

[Click Image to Listen] Charter school founder and President and CEO of the Memphis Education Fund, Marcus Robinson  joins the Funky Politics Crew to …

FaceBook Live…Entertaining Ourselves To Death | AJohnson TJones DFrank | 17 min

April 30th, 2017

17:42

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is the Funky Politics Segment where professionals join, DC and MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   The Funk …

The Mis-Education of America | LMercer ERoberds MRobinson | 19 min

April 28th, 2017

19:44

Everything that we have been discussing regarding education reform has been focused on the classroom curriculums and agendas, but what about the …

Are We Harvesting Poverty? | ERoberds MRobinson LMercer | 17 min

April 26th, 2017

17:36

[ Click On The Image To Listen]  According to the US Census Bureau, and studies conducted by the U of M The City of Memphis’ metro area had a poverty rate of 18.4%, and the City of Memphis had a poverty rate of 26.2%, …

Is Rap Music Connected to Today’s Violence? | Demetria Frank Tom Jones Dr. Andre Johnson | 18 min.

April 24th, 2017

17:57

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is the Funky Politics Segment where professionals join, DC and MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   The Funk …

The Age of Explicit Bias | Demetria Frank | 12 min

April 22nd, 2017

12:03

[Click Image to Listen] Attorney and Professor Demetria Frank joins the Funky Politics Crew to discuss the differences between implicit and explicit …

Until The Church Gets Real | Dr. Andre Johnson | 16 min

April 22nd, 2017

15:56

[Click Image to Listen] The Church is turning the young away because the millennials and other young adults see the church as a very hypocritical …

“Helping Women Achieve” | Ruby Bright, Exec. Dir. | 12 min

April 18th, 2017

11:42

[Click Image to Listen] Trailblazer, Women & Children Advocate and Activist, and impassioned community leader, Ruby Bright stopped by KUDZUKIAN …

WWMD: What Would Martin Do? | Ruby Bright Earle Fisher Wendi Thomas | 20 Min

April 15th, 2017

20:15

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is the Funky Politics Segment where professionals join, DC and MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   The Funk …

GUMBO: Is There An Agenda?..Black, Women,… | Wendi Thomas, Ruby Bright & Earle Fisher | 18 min.

April 13th, 2017

18:09

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is the Funky Politics Segment where professionals join, DC and MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   The Funk …

The Black Church & Black Women | Earle Fisher | 13 min

April 12th, 2017

13:20

[Click Image to Listen] Noted social justice/political activist, media personality, and Pastor Earle Fisher got extremely FUNKY with the Funky …

Time For A Third Political Party? | Steve Mulroy & Dr. Russell Wigginton | 16 min

April 12th, 2017

15:32

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is the Funky Politics Segment where professionals join, DC and MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   The Funk …

Let’s Talk TRUMPCARE!!! | Calvin Anderson & John Pellicciotti |

April 10th, 2017

15:45

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is the Funky Politics Segment where professionals join, DC and MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   The Funk …

All Politics Are Racial? | Soledad O’Brien & Cornell Belcher | 22 min

April 3rd, 2017

22:03

[ Click Image to PLAY ] Soledad O’Brien, media personality, and Cornell Belcher, political pundit, pollster and strategist visit the FP Crew and on …

A Black Man in the White House | Cornell Belcher, Author & Pollster | 17 min

April 2nd, 2017

17:41

Click Image to Listen] Part #2 of our conversation with noted political strategist, pollster, pundit, and author, Cornell Belcher.  We turn up the …

The OBAMA BackLASH | Cornell Belcher | 23 min

March 28th, 2017

23:00

[Click Image to Listen] Noted political strategist, pundit, and author, Cornell Belcher got extremely FUNKY with the Funky Politics Crew.  

On this …

GUMBO: The Resistance to Corporate Greed | Tosha Downey & Darrell Cobbins | 18 min.

March 27th, 2017

18:56

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is a segment on Funky Politics that allow professionals to join DC & MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   …

Sponsor Spotlight: MLGW | Eliza King, Smart Meters | Energy Conservation & Smart Meters

March 24th, 2017

5:13

Our sponsor, MLGW, came by the studio to discuss Smart Meters with the Funky Politics Crew.  Smart Meters are being deployed throughout the world by …

Diversity & Inclusion??? | Rory Verrett, Exec Search | 20 min

March 22nd, 2017

21:25

During Rory’s visit with the Funky Politics Crew, we discuss his new executive search firm, Protege’ Search and we unpack the concept of “Diversity …

GUMBO | Latanyua Robinson, Martavius Jones & Lee Eric Smith | 21 min

March 17th, 2017

21:10

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is a segment on Funky Politics that allow professionals to join DC & MD around the table to discuss hot topics.   …

Street Talk | Rhyane Wagner, Vic Montgomery & Sean Waddell | 18 min

March 12th, 2017

17:41

[Click Image to Listen] Street Talk is a segment on Funky Politics that allow people from around the country to join our conversation.  The Funk can …

GUMBO 03.11.17 | Lisa Moore, Tosha Downey & Darrell Cobbins | 26 min.

March 10th, 2017

26:09

[Click Image to Listen] Gumbo is a segment on Funky Politics that allow professional to join DC & MD around the table to discuss pressing topics …

Street Talk | Sam Upshaw, Vigilantee, Mike Working, & Bernal Smith | 25 min

March 5th, 2017

25:25

[Click Image to Listen] Street Talk is a segment on Funky Politics that allow people from around the country to join our conversation.  The Funk can …

Funky Gumbo Pt 2 | Bernal Smith & Mike Working | 12 min

March 4th, 2017

12:24

Bernal Smith, Tri-State Defender & Mike Working, Working Law Firm join the Funky Crew to discuss today’s political happenings in a way that only …

Funky Gumbo Pt 1 | Mike Working & Bernal Smith | 15 min

March 4th, 2017

14:50

Bernal Smith, Tri-State Defender & Mike Working, Working Law Firm join the Funky Crew to discuss today’s political happenings in a way that only …

Wendi Thomas, Journalist | MLK 50, Economic Justice & Poverty | 17 min

February 26th, 2017

16:46

During Wendi’s visit with the Funky Politics Crew, we discuss her new project, MLK50 and Martin Luther King’s last fight of economic justice, and the …

D.C. & M.D. Ward | What If There Was a 30 Day Return Policy..?

February 24th, 2017

7:46

The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events.

Michael Rallings, Police Chief | How Is Video Changing Law Enforcement? | 16 min

February 16th, 2017

16:42

Mike Rallings, Memphis’ top cop visits Funky Politics.  During his visit, we discuss the ubiquity of video capturing equipment (mobile phone, dash …

D.C. & M.D. Ward | BANNED In The U.S.A. (10 min)

February 14th, 2017

10:24

The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Tequilla Banks , EVP TNTP (The New Teachers Project) | Teacher Shortage!

February 11th, 2017

18:03

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

D.C. & M.D. Ward | About the Wall… ( 6:00 )

February 7th, 2017

6:23

The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Robert Jackson | Future of Education for Black & Brown Boys |13 min

February 3rd, 2017

13:17

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

D.C. & M.D. Ward | The Women’s March

February 2nd, 2017

10:46

The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Tequilla Banks & Tomeka Hart | EDUCATION: The Achievement Lie | 21 min

February 2nd, 2017

21:02

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Ellen Rolfes | Adverse Childhood Experiences a/k/a ACE (15:00)

January 31st, 2017

14:41

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

D.C. & M.D. Ward | Golden Showers

January 29th, 2017

10:59

The Funky Politics Crew gives their take on recent current events. 

Dr. Kent McGuire | Why Are Black Boys Being Expelled At Such A High Rate?

January 23rd, 2017

18:16

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. James Johnson | Mediating Institutions Are Vital To Student Success | 18 min

January 22nd, 2017

18:46

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Candis Dawson | High School Diploma and a GED Are Not the Same | 17 min

January 20th, 2017

17:39

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. W.W. Herenton | “Education in America is BIG Business” (20:00)

January 18th, 2017

20:25

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. Gwen Kelley | A Real Conversation on Cultural Competency (14:00)

January 18th, 2017

14:39

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. Tracy D. Hall | Community Colleges Are Not The 13th Grade! (19:00)

January 16th, 2017

19:32

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. Sharon Griffin | Failing Urban Schools Need More Than $$$ (17:00)

January 14th, 2017

17:28

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. Candice McQueen | ESSA & Plan For Failing Schools | 17 min

January 11th, 2017

17:12

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Yetta Lewis & Marcus Robinson | The Intersection of Poverty & Education ( 24:00 )

January 10th, 2017

24:22

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Soledad O’Brien | My Thoughts on Education Reform…

January 9th, 2017

17:49

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

David Silver | When City Government Makes A Commitment to its Children! (27:00)

January 6th, 2017

27:46

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. Carol Johnson | Great Schools Have Great Leaders Period!

January 4th, 2017

58:10

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Mendell Grinter | Keeping the Community on Point and the Students Engaged!

January 4th, 2017

26:20

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Victor Evans | Can We Get Parents Engaged?

January 4th, 2017

17:28

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Tomeka Hart, Dr. Kent McGuire & Tequilla Banks | Great Teachers = Success

January 1st, 2017

59:49

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. James Johnson | Public Education Re-Imagined

December 31st, 2016

40:22

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. Tracy D. Hall | Closing The Skills Gap

December 31st, 2016

38:36

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Baruti Kafele | Cultural Competence in the Classroom.

December 31st, 2016

41:52

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

Dr. Marcus Robinson | We Must Pay Teachers More Money!

December 30th, 2016

37:44

#EducationReformSeries | The Funky Politics, with our friends from Chalkbeat TN is peeling back the layers on “Education Reform” with some of the …

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