Tea Time April 25th: Martha Cooper-Hudson, Helping Women Rediscover Themselves

Ladies, have you ever felt like you needed or wanted to reboot your life? I certainly have; if I let the truth be told, I am constantly in some phase of rediscovery. Martha Cooper-Hudson is on a mission to help others realize their greatness and rediscover themselves. Cooper-Hudson has been called on to equip, inspire, motivate and empower women to live a life of health and wealth while they stand up, suit up and walk in their purpose. For over 10 years, Martha’s message has been and will continue to be: “When you have a dream, goal, purpose and a will to succeed no matter the cost, time doesn’t matter.”

To help women achieve their purpose Martha has developed RediscovHer, a national women’s organization based in Charlotte that equips, motivates and inspires women to live a life of great health and wealth while living and walking in their purpose. The goal through RediscovHer, is to create an atmosphere that is non-competitive, where women can come together to support each other. Through empowerment conferences, workshops, luncheons, and weekend getaways, entrepreneurial-minded women come together to connect and share strategies to uplift each other. We are not only partners; we advocate for and promote one another.

Let’s all of us find out more about ourselves, as I chat with Martha about rediscovery and living out our purpose on the next Tea Time with Tenya, April 25, 2017, LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 6:30pmEst.

Image for Tea Teme with TenyaTea Time, hosted by jazz musician Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadi.org or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.

Tenya Colemon ~ Tea Time

Southern Wonder Apr 19th: American Philosophy with Dr. Phillip McReynolds

Dr. Phillip McReynolds“Who dares think a nation? What is the status of philosophy in a nation founded by philosophers? What are the risks of practicing philosophy in America? Does America have a “native” philosophy?”

These are questions that Dr. Phillip McReynolds, professor of philosophy at UNCC, set out to answer with his documentary project American Philosopher. In it, he interviews prominent American philosophers about what it means to practice philosophy in America today.

This is also the subject of his most recent book, The American Philosopher:

“With interviews that are both philosophical and biographical in nature, this book will be of interest to those who specialize in pragmatism and the history of American philosophy, academics in fields such as comparative literature, history, political science, sociology, and American studies, and to anyone with an interest in “America” as an idea.”

Dr. McReynolds also produces videos on topics of philosophy for his YouTube channel, and you can follow him on Twitter @americanphil. His current work focuses on the area of post-humanism, and he’s also published material on “the philosophy of technology, philosophy and film, and other topics in a pragmatist vein.

On Wednesday, April 19th, at 6:00pm, Southern Wonder host Allison Braden will sit down with Dr. McReynolds to talk about his work conducting these interviews and the research for his book as what he’s learned about the nature of philosophy in America. Expect a conversation that will range from the founding of the country to the present and will incorporate history, culture, and philosophy.

Got questions? Use the Mixlr app while listening to another LIVE, engaging conversation on Southern Wonder

Image for Southern Wonder ShowSouthern Wonder, hosted by Allison Braden airs LIVE every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, celebrating open-mindedness and the spirit of asking why via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike. Keep up with all things Southern Wonder on Twitter and Facebook.

Allison Braden ~ Southern Wonder

Southern Wonder Apr 5th: Sex and Religion with Dr. Kent Brintnall

UNCC Professor Kent Brintnall teaching in front of a blackboardIt’s generally understood that conversations of sex and religion are to be avoided in polite society. Everyone in the world comes to both of these topics with a different understanding and personal experience that can make it challenging to find commonality and easy to find points of bitter contention. Dr. Kent Brintnall, professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) and director of the graduate certificate program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, has made a career studying the intersection between these two topics.

How have the world’s major religions influenced our conception of the body? What do the world’s major religious traditions have to say about desire, deviance, and eroticism? How do these views challenge or conform to commonly held ideas about how sex and religion interface with each other? Religion as a spiritual concern has often had a fraught relationship with the body. Why?

Dr. Brintnall is bringing his extensive expertise to these questions on Southern Wonder, airing LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio, April 5th at 6:00pmEST. Specifically, I am interested in how religious, erotic and aesthetic experiences and practices foster a disruption of the subject’s coherence in a way that can respond to, and perhaps prevent, various forms of cultural violence.

He’s the author of Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure and co-edited a collection of essays entitled Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion, the North American editor for Theology and Sexuality, and he’s also working on two other monographs, tentatively entitled Constraining Violence: The Tragic Politics of Queer Theory and Formalizing Desire: Mysticism, Pornography, Subjectivity. Dr. Brintnall has also written for the general public on such topics as North Carolina’s House Bill 2 and marriage equality.

Got questions? Use the Mixlr app while listening to another engaging conversation on Southern Wonder.

Image for Southern Wonder ShowSouthern Wonder, hosted by Allison Braden airs LIVE every Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, celebrating open-mindedness and the spirit of asking why via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadio.org or Mixlr.com/CLTCRadio where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike. Keep up with all things Southern Wonder on Twitter and Facebook.

Allison Braden ~ Southern Wonder

Nine to Five Apr 4th: Workplace Friends. Yay or Nah?

Photo of Carol LongThere are typically 250 working days in a year. If you multiply 250 by 8 hours a day, this means most Americans spend around 2000 hours at the workplace per year. With this statistic, it is natural that some of your truest friendship bonds are formed at your Nine to Five. That’s where I met one of my besties, Carol Long. All those break room conversations helped form the woman you see today.

According to Ellie Williams, workplace friendships can bring joy to even the dullest or most stressful jobs. However, they also create an ethical minefield that can destroy your relationship or cause friction between you and the rest of your co-workers. Your colleagues may resent the bond you (and your bestie) share, and your personal feelings could interfere with your professional relationship. I have to credit Carol with showing me the ropes at my first “real” job.

Once work was the major source of friendship; Adam Grant explains, now we go to the office to be efficient, not to form bonds. We are having plenty of productive conversations but fewer meaningful relationships. Maybe this is because of the rise of flex time and virtual work. When more people are working remotely, we have fewer chances for the face-to-face encounters that are critical to friendships.

During the next LIVE Nine to Five show with Doneisha on Charlotte Community Radio, I will be in the studio with Carol Long celebrating 10 years of friendship. We will share the top 10 tips for workplace friendships. If you have questions that you would like me to answer during the show, comment while using the Mixlr app, leave a comment on my FaceBook page, or Tweet me here: @ninetofivewdee.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson

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