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.

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August 9, 2022 30 min

It's important to provide programs that are mentally, physically and academically stimulating for our young people. Art, music or dance can help them evolve on many different levels. It will keep their minds sharp while also giving the body a break from everyday stressors.

Not all kids have access to these types of programs because some parents are struggling financially or live in low income neighborhoods where such opportunit...

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Join us as we talk to Andre Lee Ellis, the founder of the program “We Got This” and his wife, Angela Ellis about when God told Andre, “If you keep on with what you are doing with the program, We Got This, you are going to die.”

Andre and Angela talk about substance abuse, Andre’s near death experience, what it was like trying to put the “neighbor” back in the “hood” by employing and empowering young black males to become active in ...

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On this week's episode of The 411 Live, Beverly Taylor invites Montréal Cain, founder and CEO of MERA, to share his brand new idea never seen on the market before. MERA is a community based preventative care and crisis intervention app that creates peace of mind by monitoring a family member or friend that you care for.

Montréal, an expert in technology, grew to become very passionate in mental health therapy and sought to devel...

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On this week's episode of The 411 Live, we invited Nia Obotette to share her awesome story on how she became a triathlete and children's book author. She felt her life's purpose was to share her story of becoming a black, female triathlete after browsing far across the internet and noticing there was barely, if not zero, children's books about black girls doing such things like swimming, biking, or skiing.

In order ...

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Stryv365 is a non-profit organization that creates customized non-clinical trauma-informed programming. Their program is designed to foster positive childhood relationships and increase their abilities to stay resilient during challenging times. Stryv's framework does not only benefit the youth in our communities but also the adults who step forward to be the ones who help because it revolves around interpersonal skills and nev...

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From one box of a couple loafs of bread to nearly four million pounds of food that is delivered tirelessly by hundreds of gratuitous volunteers and members through Just One More Ministry. Founded by Chris Kaper. He recognized there was way too much food going to waste that could easily be repurposed to recovery homes and poorer neighborhoods in his area.

Host Beverly Taylor invites DJ Rodrian, president of Rodrian Insurance, to disc...

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We would really like to thank all the guests we had in 2021 who took the time out to shared valuable, and sometimes extremely personal. Every episode helped our viewers and listeners learn something new.

Thank God we’re still around to see another year and The 411 Live Podcast will be here with another line up of quality guests. We would like everyone to join us on this journey. Help us have a prosperous year by donating.

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January 11, 2022 31 min

We are so blessed by the guests we had in 2021 who shared valuable, informative information and sometimes extremely personal. We would like to thank them all for sharing such personal information with us. With every episode you helped our viewers and listeners learn something.

Thank God we’re still around to see another year and The 411 Live Podcast will be here with another line up of quality guests. I hope you’ll join us on this ...

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The Supreme Court ruled that gerrymandering was unconstitutional, but there are still loop holes were politicians can get away with it. This technique has be used to influence elections and has been employed by both Democrats and Republicans but used more by Republicans. Beverly will talk with Doug Poland, Litigation Director of Forward Law, a non-profit, non-partisan law firm about how gerrymandering affects the way we vote and wh...

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The U.S. Constitution says that every person must have an equal vote in Congressional elections, but Wisconsin's legislative map isn't being fair.

Wisconsin's voting districts are drawn so that they're "safe" for either Republicans or Democrats. The problem with this is that it means voters who don't vote Democratic have less of a say in their government, and it also makes Republican districts geographic...

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Gerrymandering Gone Wild Podcast Series Part 2 - Suppressed By Design "Intentional Voter Suppression"

Gerrymandering is the drawing of electoral districts in order to support one political party over another. It's a way for politicians to get more power and control, but it can also leave people without representation or fair voting rights.

The Supreme Court ruled that gerrymandering was unconstitutional, but there are st...

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Gerrymandering is the process of drawing voting districts in order to give one party an advantage over another. It's often called "the art of rigging elections." With gerrymandering, politicians are able to choose their voters instead of the other way around. This is a very serious issue that affects our democracy and undermines fair representation for citizens across America.

On this episode of The 411 Live, Beverly ...

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The Convergence Resource Center is in the business of stopping human trafficking and they want you to be a part of it! This week, we invited Dr. Debbie Lassiter, CEO & Co-Founder of Convergence Resource Center (CRC) as well Arnold Cifax, Director of the HEMAD campaign at CRC to talk about their campaign and movement HEMAD.

HEMAD provides men and all people the opportunity to pledge against human trafficking. HEMAD does not just...

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Could funding a certain industry that presents itself as aiding the community actually harm the community? On this week’s episode of The 411 Live, Beverly Taylor talks to George Hinton, CEO of the Social Development Commission (SDC) about America’s heritage of systemic racism and how to effectively change the system. “Prosperous change comes from transformative change over any other type of change” says George. Watch closely as we...

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It’s important for young children and teenagers to give a voice to the worries and traumatic experiences that impact their mental health and well-being. Issues that parents, teachers and others may not be aware of and circumstances that children may not be able to easily articulate. 

Join us as we talk to Aaron Heffernan MA, LCSW, Psychotherapist and Patrice McBeath, Trauma-Informed Therapist from Jewish Family Services about the im...

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Starting off our New Season of The 411 Live, host Beverly Taylor talks to Susan Lubar, Founder and President of Growing Minds about mindfulness. Its possible for anyone to become better at being mindful of their own body and actions, because it is a skill. It can be learned, practiced and strengthened.

Join us as we discuss and learn this skill called mindfulness that not enough people may be aware of and it could drastically help ...

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October 5, 2021 30 min

Media has the power to empower or destroy and in this episode of The 411 Live, Beverly Taylor talks to Mikel Holt, Associate Publisher for the Milwaukee Community Journal, political analyst and Co-founder of the Wisconsin Black Media Association, Faithe Colas, Radio host at WNOV, Liddie Collins, former TV producer for Milwaukee PBS, Everett Marshburn,

Executive Producer for Black Nouveau, and finally, Earl Arms, current President ...

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Imagine a person who has spent several years of their life in prison. What do they do when they finally get out? Many feel although they have no life once they re-enter into society because of a lack of resources, job opportunities and an overall lack of confidence.

Now what if a person who spent that time in prison productively by taking education and guidance classes. When this person re-enters society, they have ambitions. They ...

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“I was just this little girl that was trapped. I was trapped in this world and no one heard my voice. No one saw me. I was invisible.”- April Bentley.

Join Beverley Taylor "Tuesday night at 8pm" as she talks to April Bentley who is an Artist, Author & Founder of Rubies. She intimately shares how she overcame her childhood trauma of being raped and trafficked in this powerful episode of The 411 Live. She also talks about...

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On this week’s episode of The 411 Live, Beverly Taylor talks to Jason Boyd, Life Coach and Author to talk about whether or not relationships suck and if dating is even worse.

Jason Boyd is the author of “The Reasons Why Relationships Suck but Dating is Worse” and strongly believes women are naturally meant to be the leaders in a relationship and if they knew this and act accordingly, relationships could greatly improve for many.

He ...

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