Tavis announced today that, in partnership with the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, he will be launching a $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge to help address three key issues our society is facing today: hunger, education and sustainability. The 3 winners will be awarded $25,000 each and announced on The Tavis Smiley Network on BlogTalkRadio in early January 2014! Be sure to follow Tavis Talks to get more info and hear that special broadcast.
With this challenge, Tavis hopes to motivate aspiring entrepreneurs to develop feasible solutions for these areas of need and bring positive change to communities across America:
“Solutions to the many daunting problems facing the United States and the global community will come from a diversity of thinking in the areas of science, engineering and technology,” says Smiley. “I can think of no better way to invest in our collective well being than to invest in the minds of the future.”
When scheduling an episode, it’s very easy to overlook writing an effective title, especially if you have re-occurring episodes. Think of it from your listener’s perspective – Would you listen to an episode with a generic title that tells you nothing about its content? It’s overwhelming for a listener to see a show page full of the same episode titles or worse yet episode titles that are just the name of your show! Make it easier on your listeners and correctly label each of your episodes so they can find what they are looking for more easily.
For instance, if you are interviewing a particular guest like Maya Angelou, who has been on our network a few times, you would write a title like this: Maya Angelou, Esteemed Poet & Author. Take a look at the titles from our branded show, Storytellers presented by BlogTalkRadio to get a feel of how this works: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/storytellers
Remember, if you have a re-occurring show, make sure to edit the title of your show each time you broadcast with the right information & don’t forget to fill in keywords that also match up with your content and align with your episode title. It will make all the difference!
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The July 4th holiday weekend is around the corner, with millions of Americans making plans to celebrate the country’s independence with outdoor fun, including barbeques, lawn games or a day at the beach. While you’re planning your weekend, make sure to plan for protecting the entire family from the sun. The same harmful rays that can harm your skin can also affect the health of your eyes. Learn more by tuning into Healthy Women™ with Dr. Val Jones. Tune in here.
Listen to the premiere of the Tavis Smiley Network’s new show, “Tavis Talks.” Heralding Tavis’ return to LIVE, call-in radio, “Tavis Talks” will offer up-to-the-minute news and conversation with celebrities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, business, tech, spirituality and cultural affairs. On his first episode, Tavis discusses the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas affirmative action case. Tune in here.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet returning guest Cara Carriveau, radio personality at Chicago’s Rewind 100.3, and host of the awesome Cara’s Basement podcast. She’s got stories from interviewing some legendary rockers, and is also quite the DIYer around her house and garden. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear from Arden Reed co-founder Carlos Solorio. He’s crossing the country with the Tailor Truck — the first mobile tailor truck equipped with a 3D scanner that will make you the best dressed man in the room. You’ll also hear from Bleacher Report sportswriter Alex Bacon about the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.Tune in here.
We’re pleased to announce that celebrated public-radio broadcaster and PBS host Tavis Smiley has joined BlogTalkRadio! Today marks the debut of the Tavis Smiley Network, or TSN, a network of programs developed exclusively for BlogTalkRadio. TSN is anchored by “Tavis Talks,” a daily twenty-minute program hosted by Smiley which premieres today at 4PM ET, and features an all-star lineup of expert hosts and personalities hand-picked by Tavis himself.
“Tavis Talks,” heralding Tavis’ return to LIVE, call-in radio, will offer up-to-the-minute news and conversation with celebrities and thought leaders in politics, entertainment, business, tech, spirituality and cultural affairs. In addition, TSN will feature new shows by hosts focusing on relationships and advice (Rolonda Watts), diet and lifestyle (Robert Ferguson), social media in business, sports, and entertainment (Beverly Macy), the news media (John Daly), America’s growing responsible fatherhood movement and the importance of mentoring (Kenneth Braswell), politics and pop culture (Stephanie Robinson) and humor (Rick Najera). Other shows will be announced and added to the line-up in the coming weeks.
If you’re interested in Smart talk. Online, check below for the full TSN Schedule and be sure to follow these shows to get notified of upcoming broadcasts! You can read more about the launch of the network in The New York Timeshere!
Ray Allen‘s clutch 3 sent the Heat-Spurs game into OT, and we’ve got a Game 7! Recap the thrills with the crudely honest JoeBurke, plus hear the state of the league and the big trade winds blowing through it.
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You can see a sunburn on your skin, but what about your eyes? Short-term damage is hard to notice, but over the long-term, the sun can cause irreversible harm. Just as you protect your skin with sunscreen, there are ways to protect your eyes too. Tune into Healthy Women™ with Dr. Val Jones to hear tips and recommendations from optometrist Dr. Stephen Cohen and dermatologist Dr. Jeanine Downie. Tune in here.
On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet comedian/actor/writer Moshe Kasher. You’ve seen his name as a writer for a number of different sitcoms, and he’s also the co-host of The Champs podcast. He’s always on tour, and this weekend he’s appearing at the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago festival. During the Craftsmanship segment, Frank chats with Endless Games co-founder Brian Turtle. Who knows better how to craft a great game than the guy who co-created the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon phenomenon? Tune in here.
Everywhere you look people are talking about cleansing, especially this time of year since spring is the perfect time to detoxify and refresh our bodies. The question is how do you do it? Anna Forkan and Kristen Overlock, owners of Revitalive Café in Newburyport, MA (www.revitalive.com) demystify this popular trend. With degrees in nutrition and years of hands-on as well as personal experience, they will walk you through the process. Tune in to The Women’s Business Talk Radio Network.
Are men still expected to ask women out? What’s all the fuss about online dating? If you’re ready to jump back into the dating world, get the male perspective on finding love from Chad Stone, author of Confessions of a Middle-Aged Babe Magnet.
On the only online radio station dedicated to American Idol Season 3 winner FantasiaBarrino, hear the R&B singer’s mom, evangelist Diane Barrino-Barber, talk about her incredible daughter and her faith.
Get inspired by cognitive psychologist and author of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, who lays out why intelligence tests are far too limiting in determining a student’s true potential.
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