Nine to Five Feb 21st: Factors Influencing Career Choices Of African Americans

Picture of Mark GreerThe unemployment rate for African-Americans is almost double that of the general population according to Meta J. Mereday. The unemployment rate may be one of the reasons African Americans choose their careers. Take a moment and think of what made you choose your career or your current job. Ideally, it should have been a combination of your passion and skill set. Some African Americans are consistently told to just “get a job”, this sometimes leads to not following your passion or using your skill set.

On Tuesday, February 21st at 6:45pm during my next Nine to Five show on Charlotte Community RadioMark D. Greer, President, and CEO of MDG Enterprises will be my guest. Mark is known for inspiring a variety of audiences including schools, civic organizations, churches, businesses and clubs in reaching their destiny and it will be no different when he comes to Nine to Five with Doneisha.

Mark is an inspirational speaker who is best known for delivering messages to people going through difficult times in their lives. Together, we will address several factors that influence career choices of African-Americans and Mark will give you, our LIVE, listening audience an inspirational message that will motivate you to overcome adversity and go after what you deserve no matter what your race may be.

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, 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

Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour Feb 20th: Donna Scott, Founder/Executive Producer of Donna Scott Productions

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Tania Kelly was the second guest I ever had on the show and she is very involved in the Charlotte theater scene. After her appearance, she suggested that I have Donna Scott on the show. I am excited that almost a year later, we are making that happen. Also, if you didn’t catch Tania Kelly’s debut episode listen here.

Donna Scott has been a driving force in the Charlotte theater scene for over 15 years. She founded her production company, Donna Scott Productions, in 2005. Donna has produced several award-winning plays such as The Fairy Tale Chronicles and The Body Chronicles. Donna executive produced her first film project, Aphasia, which premiered worldwide including New York City and Los Angeles. In 2016, Donna Scott Productions was named the official theater of The Charlotte Art League and the organizations’ won Creative Loafing’s 2016 Collaboration of the Year Award.

Her most recent endeavor is a play by William Missouri Downs, Women Playing Hamlet. It is being being produced by Donna Scott Productions as a joint project with Chickspeare and will be up at the Charlotte Art League March 9th-25th. The play is an all female cast with a fun twist and follows the lead Jessica after she lands the role of Hamlet. Listen to Not Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour Monday at 7:00pm on Charlotte Community Radio to hear about what makes Donna tick and the upcoming show, Women Playing Hamlet.

NYBRadioHour Show ImageNot Your Boyfriend’s Radio Hour, hosted by Amelia Coughlin, airs every other Monday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm via, or where you can chat with our hosts.

Amelia Coughlin ~ NYBRadioHour


Southern Wonder Feb 8th: Shakespeare with Professors of English, Jennifer Munroe & Kirk Melnikoff

Image of William ShakespeareIn his preface to the First Folio of Shakespeare’s works, Ben Jonson wrote that Shakespeare is “not of an age, but for all time!” Shakespeare’s works have resonated with generation after generation since they were written in the late sixteenth century. What made his writing so timeless? Why do his works carry such a monumental cultural cachet? Did Shakespeare invent modern English? To be or not to be?

To lend insight into these questions and more, Charlotte Community Radio’s Southern Wonder host Allison Braden will be talking with University of North Carolina Charlotte professors of English Dr. Jennifer Munroe and Dr. Kirk MelnikoffDr. Munroe’s work with Shakespeare has centered around interpretations of gender and ecology, while Dr. Melnikoff’s focus is on publishing history and performance. Each has a unique lens into understanding and engaging with Shakespeare’s work today.

Both Dr. Melnikoff and Dr. Munroe are involved with UNCC’s Shakespeare in Action initiative, which aims “to advance the study and enjoyment of Renaissance/Early Modern drama and culture, particularly through performance, on campus and in the broader Charlotte community.” We’ll hear about the ways that Shakespeare’s impact is continuing to be felt right here in Charlotte.

When you listen with the Mixlr app, you can ask questions so send in your questions while joining us for another engaging LIVE conversation on Southern Wonder, Wednesday, February 8th at 6:00pm EST.

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, or 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 Feb 7th: Getting The Salary You Deserve With Miranda Hairston

Photo of Miranda HairstonI’m going to start by letting the cat out of the bag. The key to getting the salary you deserve is by doing. your. research and understanding the salary range of a position so that you are well informed.

According to Ms. Careeer Girl, “the ugly truth about women and their salaries is this: “(Women) take home less money than men performing the exact same jobs”. That just amazes me. Gender research says for every one dollar a man makes, a woman only makes 80 cents. Wow! It’s time we stand up and get the salary we deserve.

During my next Nine to Five show on Charlotte Community Radio, Miranda Hairston, a relationship strategist who is passionate about human resources, training, and education, and I will discuss the biggest salary mistakes women make. We’ll answer these frequently asked questions: What to do and say when asked about your salary requirements? How to evaluate a job offer? Do you think you know when it is the right time to bring up salary during the hiring process? We are talking about all of that. Maybe it’s time for your annual review and you need to negotiate a raise? Yep! That too!

Miranda is a known collaborator with over 15 years in the human resources industry. A natural connector, she loves the energy of connecting those who are reaching for their next success. Miranda wants to get into your business in a good way.

Listen to my LIVE show on Tuesday, February 7th from 6:45pm to 7:45pm when Miranda and I talk about getting the salary you deserve while working Nine to Five.

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, 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