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What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWith the continuous rise of sports and recreational activities and the increased emphasis on improving athletic abilities, interest in the relationship between sports and vision has grown. Professional basketball player Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to talk about the importance of good vision in his game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest. Additionally, optometrist and researcher Graham Erickson, O.D., talks about the vision skills required for sports, such as visual clarity, good peripheral vision, central vision and depth perception. Tune in to learn more.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. Last week Tavis spoke with bestselling author T.C. Boyle about his latest book Stories Two. Host Robert Ferguson of Diet Free Life tells you how to juice the right and wrong way. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet award-winning Brewster Peter Crowley.  Crowley has won over 50 national and international awards for his brewing creations, including medals from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival.  He’ll be tantalizing your taste buds with some of his classic Belgian and contemporary American beer styles. Plus host Frank Fontana shares some secret tips and tricks for your DIY projects. Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, good vision is an important component to playing well. Dwight Howard joins Dr. Val to discuss what he focuses on during a game, as well as his experience as a mentor in the ACUVUE® 1-DAY Contest, where he counseled Anthony, an aspiring professional basketball player. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. Last week Tavis spoke with fellow TSN host and newscaster Rolonda Watts.  Host Stephanie Robinson delved into the world of e-books and the publishing push. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet funnyman Kevin Bozeman.  Kevin’s been performing his smooth stand-up style in clubs across the country and was the winner of HBO’s Comedy Competition in 2000.  You’ll have seen him in Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and most recently in the hit indie film Flat Chested, starring Luke Perry and Alicia Witt. Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhile you can see a sunburn on the skin, short-term damage to the eyes from UV exposure may be hard to see. Over the long-term, the sun can cause harm to your eye, and to your vision. There are ways to protect your eyes from the sun, just as your protect your skin with sunscreen. Turn into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to hear tips for how you can protect your entire body from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more. This week Tavis spoke with Andrew Dice Clay, one of the stars of the new Woody Allen movie, “Blue Jasmine,” along with Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin.  And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet actor and woodworker Nick Offerman. He plays breakout character Ron Swanson on NBC‘s Parks and Recreation, but he’s also a long-time woodworker with his own company — the Offerman Woodshop. During the Craftsmanship segment, Frank welcomes Bean Products founder Chuck Blumenthal to the studio to talk about his environmentally sustainable and socially conscious small business specializing in bean bag chairs, pillows, and more! Tune in here.

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesWhen you think of summer, many Americans think of beach days, barbeques, and vacations. Most of those activities involve spending prolonged time outdoors, which serves as a reminder to protect the entire family harmful UV rays. Broad-spectrum sunscreen is a must for your skin, but what about your eyes? Tune in here to Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to hear tips and recommendations from two experts on how to protect your body from head-to-toe. Tune in here.

Tavis-277x180 (1)Listen to The Tavis Smiley Network (TSN) and stay up to date on what’s new in politics, entertainment, literature and more.  Last week Tavis spoke with Dr. Robin D.G. Kelly, renowned African American Studies scholar about the Trayvon Martin case.  Host Rolonda Watts welcomed esteemed poet and author, Maya Angelou. And that’s not all, check here to see who else came to TSN last week.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, meet Phil and Jeremy Gerber, co-owners of the Roadster Shop where the restomod will take place this summer, as well as, car enthusiast and host of The Drive Show, Alan Taylor. Frank also checks in with Carson Stalnaker from The Legendary Shots – their YouTube videos include: “The World’s Farthest Basketball Shot” and “Flyboarding Shot.” Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Host Tavis Smiley Announces $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Tavis SmileyAs you may know, talented PBS broadcaster is now heading up The Tavis Smiley Network on BlogTalkRadio, in addition to hosting Tavis Talks every weekday at 4PM ET. 

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.”

Applications are due October 13th, 2013. For more information on the challenge and how to submit go to http://www.tavistalks.com/socialinnovator or follow the hashtag #socialinnovator on Twitter.

Congrats to host Tavis Smiley for launching such an impactful challenge!

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesThe 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.

Tavis-277x180 (1)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.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn 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.

Introducing the Tavis Smiley Network on BlogTalkRadio

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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.

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“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 Times here!

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AT&T’s Black History Month Series: Make Your Own Mark on History

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Capping off AT&T’s dual Black History Month series, Listen 2 Learn! and Ear 2 the Future!Make Your Own Mark on History—Live! features exclusive interviews with Tavis SmileyBlair UnderwoodMC LyteElle VarnerKevin PowellCorvida Raven and BET’s Jeff Johnson.

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Each of these accomplished individuals reflects on the meaning of Black History Month, which prominent figures have inspired their own success, and what lessons young people should take away from the event, this year and every year.

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Plus, excerpts from documentary interviews with historic African American figures including Rosa Parks, Duke EllingtonShirley Chisholm and James Baldwin.

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And don’t forget to bring your best trivia game because the series will be covering African American “firsts” in the fields of government, sports, science, literature and the arts. Listeners are invited to make their own mark on history by weighing in on how Black History Month has shaped their own lives.

Hosted by Film Festival Radio‘s Janice Malone and LOTL Radio‘s Reginald Ford, this two-hour special gets under way Thurs., February 28th at 8 PM ET. Tune in here.