Tea Time May 9th: Sam Wazan, Building Bridges in Business and Basketball

Photo of Sam WazanSam Wazan wears many hats; he is a successful author, business consultant, a sought after speaker, and you should see his moves on a basketball court. Though Sam juggles many balls, his passion for peaceful and harmonious co-existence is where he excels.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Wazan attended a Saudi Arabia-funded Islamic school until he finished tenth grade. In 1975, the Lebanese civil war broke out forcing Sam and his family to live in the combat zone for fifteen years. Sam was surrounded by snipers, indiscriminate rockets, and religious massacres, one of which was only a half a mile from his home. In spite of the elements, Sam earned a Bachelor of Science and immigrated to the United States where he earned an MBA and founded an ‘information technology services company’.

Before becoming an author, before his MBA, before his success in the business world, Sam made his mark on the Basketball Courts in Lebanon. The first time Wazan laid eyes on a basketball was during the war in Lebanon. He was fifteen-years-old, six-feet tall, absence of skill (his words not mine) and coaching. As chance would have it, he found a training program in an American sports magazine and threw himself into the game. In 1985, during his first year in college, he was selected to represent Lebanon in Japan, where he played on the Lebanese Universities National Team. He was selected again in 1987 and 1988 to play in the Former Soviet Union in regional championships.

Join us May 9th on the next Tea Time with Tenya as we chat with Sam about creating harmony in the middle of conflict, business, and basketball (find out about Monster Vertical Power), 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


Going OFF AIR May 25th, 5pmEST

CLTCRadio is Going OFF AIR May 25th

In the beginning, we set out to secure a spot on the FM dial as an LPFM licensed community radio station here in Charlotte. Being cost prohibitive, we decided to launch an internet-based community radio station instead. Some people told us we wouldn’t be able to do it and that nobody would listen to an internet-based radio station. Well, over our 2.5 years of LIVE broadcasting and as of this writing, we had 55,688 total listens. We’re thinkin’ that’s pretty, wicked awesome!

Our main focus was to #AmplifyYourVoice and the voices of others in the community who often go unheard and we are proud in the knowing that we did just that.

We have a ton of people to thank so let us say THANKS TO EVERYONE who listened and supported our efforts. We Appreciate You!

Charlotte Community Radio Will Go Off Air
On May 25th At 5pmEST For The Last Time!

Bridget B. Sullivan & Melvin Nix
Co-Founders, Charlotte Community Radio

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