The 411 Live

The 411 Live

The 411 Live podcast is a platform where you can learn about issues that impact your community, state and the world. It is designed to eduate and help people in the community better themselves by giving them inspiration, hope, education and direction that will motivate them to better their lives and their community as a whole. It is comprised of interviews and a wide range of information on various topics like health, schools, social issues, history, economics, real life stories, and justice.


September 19, 2023 33 mins

In the healing process, sometimes you have to go back to your past and address it. That's precisely what we do in this episode, as we discuss the Redress Movement, a national organization committed to empowering communities to address racial segregation. Our guest, Reggie Jackson, a historian and co-owner of Nurturing Diversity Partners, shares his journey of recovery from a stroke and how he became involved in this critical moveme...

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In today's episode, we have a powerful and insightful conversation with three remarkable individuals connected to Milwaukee Excellence: Marcus Lynk, the Restorative Practice Coach, Mrs. Tiera Carter, a mother whose 15-year-old son, Davion Patterson, tragically got shot, and Nate Alston, a student at Milwaukee Excellence. Together, they shed light on several crucial aspects of life within the school and the broader community.

First, ...

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In this thought-provoking podcast episode, join host Beverly Taylor as she delves into the complex dynamics of family relationships. From the impact of a loving grandmother to the challenges of a troubled father, author Mrs. Ira Harris shares her personal journey in her book "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child."

Quote: "Teach your child about God. They have a better chance knowing about God and trying to live God's way than t...

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In this episode of The 411 Live, we highlight the HBCU Connection Scholarship Program, which aims to assist students who plan to continue their education at an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and address social and racial disparities faced by young people in Milwaukee. Beverly Taylor is joined by Steve Radke, President of Northwestern Mutual Foundation, and D’Essence Johnson, a scholarship recipient at Mi...

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In this episode of The 411 Live, we dive into the serious issue of lead poisoning in Milwaukee. Our host, Beverly Taylor, is joined by Holly Nannis, a public health nurse supervisor, Shyquetta McElroy and Deanna Branch, both parent advocates with the Coalition of Lead Emergency (COLE).

They share their personal experiences as mothers of children who have been affected by lead poisoning and discuss the importance of testing, case ma...

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Welcome to The 411 Live Podcast 🎙️, your hub for thought-provoking discussions that delve deep into vital subjects. As we venture into the enthralling second half of our Season 7 review 🌟, we're embarking on a nostalgic journey 🚀, reconnecting with the exceptional minds that have graced our platform with their profound perspectives.

For our dedicated followers 👥, these reviews evoke a heartening sense of connection ❤️, and for ...

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Did You Miss Us?? 🎙️🔥 Get Ready for an Inspiring Episode! 🔥🎙️

🎙️ Don't miss this captivating episode of The 411 Live podcast! 🎧 Hosted by Beverly Taylor, we bring you intriguing topics and inspiring people from our recap of our seventh

season. 🎨🌟 In the first episode, "Above the Clouds: Changing Lives Through Arts," we had the pleasure of chatting with Linda Wade, president of Above the Clouds organization. 🌈 She shared her ...

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In this episode of The 411 Live, Michael Mannan, the Director of Home Environmental Health with the City of Milwaukee Health Department, speaks about lead poisoning, a problem that has been around for decades and continues to affect large urban cities. Lead paint, which was first used in buildings in the 1920s and wasn't removed until 1978, still exists in over 250,000 units, according to Mannan’s estimate.

He believes the actual n...

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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking for guidance and resources to grow or start your own business? If so, then this is the perfect podcast for you!

COVID-19 has caused many businesses to re-evaluate their strategies and plans, and for some, it has even provided the opportunity to start a new business. However, many of these entrepreneurs were left without

proper post-funding coaching and support. In this episode, we speak to Wil...

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In this episode, host Beverly Taylor invites Kevin Tarkington, the founder of Fearless Fathers, as a special guest to talk about grieving fathers who have lost children. Beverly and Kevin touched on the fact that fathers tend to be overlooked in the equation of losing a child, as they are expected to be strong and hold back their feelings.

This can lead to men internalizing their emotions, making it difficult for them to express th...

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Join us as we share an inspiring story about three amazing women from Milwaukee - Adrienne Hunter, Jennifer Webster, and Anita Clinton. They've come together with 3 other business partners to provide safe and affordable housing to those in need in their community.

By using some of the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, which gave $15 million to the city of Milwaukee, they're renovating distressed properties in low-income neigh...

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While we applaud those who take the brave step to seek assistance, we also acknowledge that the transformation process may require additional support. In some cases, individuals may require a "touch-up" after their initial healing process to ensure they are fully equipped to move forward in their journey towards healing and growth.

Beverly engages in a discussion with Nancy Yarbrough, who is the Executive Director of Fresh Start Le...

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Research shows that a diverse teaching workforce positively impacts student achievement, motivation, and sense of belonging. It is essential for students of color to see teachers who look like them in positions of authority and leadership.

In this podcast Beverly talks to Anthony McHenry, CEO of Milwaukee Academy of Science, Jennifer Lopez, CEO of Carmen Schools of Science and Technology and Rodney Lynk Jr., CEO of Milwaukee Excelle...

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In this powerful video, we explore the idea that violence can be seen as a communicable disease, spreading from person to person and affecting entire communities. We delve into the causes and consequences of violent behavior and examine the ways in which it can be prevented.

Join us as Beverly Taylor talks to David Muhammad, Deputy Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services. We explore this important t...

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Beverly Taylor speaks with filmmaker and former TV journalist Joanne Williams talk about her journey after making the film, “The Exchange In White America” Kaukauna & King 50 Years Later. This film revisits the historic exchange between two very different schools of Wisconsin, Rufus King High School in Milwaukee and Kaukauna High School in the Fox River Valley.

One white school and one black school collaborated in a controversi...

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Being resilient during challenging times is the ability to adapt and cope with difficulties and stress. This can be improved through developing a growth mindset, maintaining a positive attitude, practicing self-care, having a support system, and having a healthy work-life balance.

Today we talk to Dr. Brandon Currie, CEO of Stryv365 about working together and increasing the ability to be resilient during Challenging Times.

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Many of us carry around with us a lot of sadness, shame and baggage from our past- things that we are ashamed to tell other people about, in fear of judgment and/ or harsh words. What do you do when you come out of those things? Can you look at what you have went through and learn from it and break the cycle of not passing down pass traumas or habits to the next generation?

Today we talk to LaTonya Baker. LaTonya Baker is an autho...

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January 4, 2023 29 mins

Welcome to our annual Year in Review. We’ll take a look back at the 10 most popular podcast episodes of 2022. Thank you for seeking out AND listening to and watching The 411 Live in 2022. We don’t take that for granted.

We are a non-profit organization. If you would like to help us in our focus on community issues, go to our website:

We are a non-profit organization and your financial support will help...

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Kia Boys & Girls are known to be as young as 11 and 12-years-old, and some of them learning to drive behind the wheel of a stolen car. They steal dozens of cars each day and terrorize the city. What are the parents doing about their kids stealing cars? A parent's worst nightmare is to get a text message or call that your child is hurt or dead.

We talk to Crystal Holmes, the parent of a girl injured in a stolen car and Cornelius...

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Violence can be defined as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation. Violence is a learned behavior that can be unlearned. To stop violence, we need to change the individual, group and community behaviors as i...

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