Category Archives: Social Issues

Alan Keyes, 2008 Presidential Candidate LIVE Today

BlogTalkRadio welcomes presidential candidate Alan Keyes to World Talk LIVE today for an exclusive interview NOTE NEW TIME – 11 AM

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Today at 11am ET, host Brett Cohen brings 2008 Presidential Candidate Alan Keyes to World Talk Live for an exclusive interview to discuss his campaign, as well as his departure from the GOP.

Keyes is the former Assistant Secretary of State Alan who spent 11 years with the U.S. State Department. He served in the U.S. Foreign Service and on the staff of the National Security Council before becoming Ronald Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations (1985-88). From 1983 to 1985, he served as ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, where he represented America’s sovereign interests in the U.N. General Assembly. Today, he joins the political archives of BlogTalkRadio.

National Autism Awareness Month on BlogTalkRadio

April is National Autism Awareness Month and BlogTalkRadio hosts, as ever, are on top of the current events that matter.

Tonight at 9pm ET, Naked Soma Raw Consciousness Radio welcomes special guest Patti Littwin, creator of the Yackle Ball. Littwin, with Ttalf Toys, is the Inventor of America’s new ‘X’ shaped ball, the Yackle Ball, which she created to help eliminate the problems many have with traditional balls to make it so that any age or athletic ability can be active.

On Friday at 1:30pm ET, Mrs. Jackie and Mrs. Jeanine bring it home and discuss how to be the best parent, family member, or friend to people dealing and living with a person that has autism.

And on Saturday at 10am ET, Autism Mom opens a forum for learning and sharing. Kids with autism have interest in all kinds of things and this show will teach you more. Hosted by “Hoverboard,” all are invited to share! Music, movie, book and game reviews, fun quizzes – Live on BlogTalkRadio.

Your New BlogTalkRadio Portal Page

The social community is rapidly expanding on BlogTalkRadio and while it used to be hard to keep up with all of your friends and favorite hosts: Not anymore. Introducing your new BlogTalkRadio Portal Page!

Starting Wednesday, March 26, 2008, your login page will become your new Home Portal Page! (View a Sample Portal Page Here)

Your Home Portal Page is your personal home page within BlogTalkRadio. From this portal, you’ll have access to everything you need to enjoy the whole BlogTalkRadio experience.

See in real time when someone adds a new show, writes a blog post, favorites a show and more. And with the BlogTalkRadio Host News Feed, you can stay up to date on the latest breaking news and exciting guests that will appear on the site.

The new portal page can be used to navigate and make all the changes you need for your Account such as notifications of new messages and new friend requests – all in one convenient place. With access to 30 of your favorite shows via RSS feeds you will never miss a beat.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can do with the new Portal Page:

Host News Feed Stay up to date with all the latest BlogTalkRadio news and highlights. If it happens on BlogTalkRadio, you’ll know.
My Network Social Networking Defined. Now you manage your network activity in one central place! This is a real-time RSS feed that will keep you up to speed on what’s happening with your friends and favorites across your personal BlogTalkRadio network.

To Configure “What’s Going On In My Network”

Click the gear with the arrow at the bottom right of that section to provide a list of viewing options for your network. If you do not want to see a particular set of happenings (such as the shows each of your friends is listening to) simply click “hide” in the configuration page, and you will no longer see that information in your feed. Simply uncheck that at any time if you change your mind.
Start Chat You can start your chat room now right from the home portal page. At the top right of the home portal page, you will see text that says “Start Chat.” Additionally, below the Start Chat text, you’ll find your host and listener dial in numbers.
My Favorites Keep an eye on your favorites! See the next 10 upcoming shows from your favorites list. You can expand this section to show all of your favorites by clicking “Show All” at the top of this section.
Message Center Internal mail
See and control all your waiting messages and friend requests in one place.

Current Time
Displays your current time and time zone. Verify this, as this is what your entire show and listening schedule is based on.

Next Show
Displays the date and time of your next scheduled show. If you do not have a show scheduled, you can simply click the “Add New” link on the right to be taken to your Segments page.

Account Info/Activity Here you will find your profile URL, the type of account that you possess, your membership signup date and time, your profile page views, your number of friends, total listeners, and total shows listened to. To view your entire friends list, simply click “view all.”

For more information, visit the Help/FAQs section of our Web site or simply login to your account on Wednesday to take it for a test spin.

Hip Hop Generations, Hip Hop in the Community

This Sunday brings us into the world of Hip Hop with two shows covering social issues in the Hip Hop community.

Today at 4pm ET Turning Dreams Into Reality airs Hip Hop In the Community with Yung Clova of SlowMotion Soundz, Music Producer Jay West (produced hits for newcomer Heuy), and more. They’ll discuss icons in Hip Hop such as The Sugar Hill Gang, First Ladies of Hip Hop, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, The Wu Tang Clan to today’s Ludacris, Lil Wayne, T.I., and others.

And Today at 5pm ET, Bridging The Gap Between The Civil Rights & Hip Hop Generations featuring Renowned Ethnomusicologist and Hip Hop Intellectual Dr. Emmett Price on We All Be Radio.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Thursday, February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and hosts on BlogTalkRadio helping with that awareness.

SLRalph Tonight at 9pm ET original DREAMGIRL, Sheryl Lee Ralph, acclaimed veteran of film, television and the Broadway stage joins Abundant Solutions Hour with Gregory & Brian to discuss the loves, lives, and losses of women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Also at 9pm ET tonight, Movement Talk Radio is hosting a special two-hour episode in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Thursday at 9pm ET, humor advice columnist, author and actress, Dangerous Lee, will also be doing a show on the topic.

Find out more at BlackAidsDay.Org

Yoko Ono – Artist, Musician, BlogTalkRadio Guest

The legendary Yoko Ono will join the BlogTalkRadio Today Show for a discussion of current projects in this exclusive live interview.

onoOno is said to be the most famous widow in the world. But long before and long after John Lennon, Yoko Ono was Yoko Ono. An avant-garde artist, musician and political activist, Ono has pushed the boundaries of the art, film, music and theatre media.

Today at 4pm ET she will join hosts Shaun Daily and Eric Olsen on the BlogTalkRadio Today Show for an exclusive live interview about her current projects including her 2007 critically acclaimed Yes, I’m A Witch.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Yoko Ono live!

Scoble Talks the Power of Peas

How can BlogTalkRadio, peas, and Twitter improve the world? Find out at 3pm on the new Endless ROI show – and learn how social media tools can change your business and your life.

scoblepeasRobert Scoble is the featured guest on the new BlogTalkRadio show Endless ROI with Susan F. Heywood today at 3pm ET. Robert and Susan will talk about the Power of Peas, Twitter and why social media can improve the world all while taking your calls.

Endless ROI explores how social media, which includes tools like BlogTalkRadio, can generate virtually infinite returns on your investment. These tools are so affordable, sometimes free, and Susan F. Heywood of DirectMarketingMBA.com and guests from the world of social media will dive into this topic every week.

Brad Pitt and Arianna Huffington: Make It Right

Brad Pitt, activist and actor, sat down with Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, for an exclusive interview today on BlogTalkRadio about his Make It Right Project.

Arianna and Brad discussed his current project Make It Right, providing green and affordable housing for displaced residents in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The Mission of Make It Right is clear: It is to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward, by building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes that are inspired by Cradle to Cradle thinking, with an emphasis on a high quality of design, while preserving the spirit of the community’s culture. The goal is to accomplish this quickly, so that the first residents can begin returning to their homes as soon as possible.

mir.jpgFull details can be found by visiting Make It Right, and by listening to the exclusive interview on the BlogTalkRadio.