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.... Show More

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February 23, 2021 28 min
For Black History Month, The 411 Live highlights an innovative app created by Deborah and Geraud Blanks that promotes the African-America journey through time. The mother and son duo uncover the origins of the app as well as their hopes and plans for it as well. “Knowledge of history can go a long way. It can help us as black folks feel more power and pride about who we are.” It can help expand knowledge and appreciation from other...
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Can one man fight for justice for equality? Dennis Biddle joins host Beverly Taylor to share a one of a kind experience as the youngest player in the Negro Baseball league, which has only recently been officially included in the major leagues. He shares personal stories about Jackie Robinson, his efforts to bring recognition and honor to his fellow players, and his plans to preserve the rare experiences of his time in the Negro Ba...
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Beverly Taylor speaks with filmmaker and former TV journalist Joanne Williams in this episode of The 411 Live. Joanne Williams is finishing up a documentary about a controversial play that included two very different schools of Wisconsin, one white and one black, collaborating in a production in 1966. She initially started the film to tell the story of that production but through her research found herself in a story bigger than h...
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February 12, 2021 26 min
For Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Beverly Taylor meets with Jenny Almquist, the executive director and founder of Fierce Freedom – an organization that is working to educate and move people to work towards the abolishment of human trafficking. In this episode of The 411 Live, Jenny shares the devastating truths of sex trafficking hidden in middle and high schools of the rural communities. She also shares tips for parents and ...
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February 12, 2021 30 min
In this episode of the 411 Live, Rose Ernst, Ph.D., and Angelique Davis, J.D., expand on the phenomenon that’s been floating around in the shadows for years: Racial Gaslighting. It has affected people of color all over the world, and while many recognized it, they did not have the term to name it. Join Beverly Taylor as she discusses examples of racial gaslighting and how to address them, especially in the workplace. Support this...
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In this episode of The 411 Live, Beverly Taylor addresses the demographic disparities that exist in those who are sentenced to incarceration and those given probation with Dr. Tina Freiburger, Dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Young black men are more likely to be incarcerated than sentenced to probation than any other gender, race or ethic group. Dr. Freiburger spends this ...
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In this episode of the 411 Live, Dennis Walton, founder of Made Men World Wide, a social entrepreneur and activist by trade, shares his knowledge on how balanced families in our community really set the foundation to a greater world. “There are a lot of things that have come from specific circumstances where we can see just so much systemic dysfunction that exists in our communities.” He and Beverly Taylor attack some of the myths...
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Deborah Blanks, former CEO of the Social Development Commission, author of the research report Project Central Voice, and partner of Kairo Communication, gives a bit of her time to dive into the issue of grant money given to organizations to support our communities. Deborah shares some shocking revelations about how the funding is used, the organizations on the ground that are left out of the funding equation, organizations with th...
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In this episode, Beverly Taylor dives into the story behind the controversy surrounding a social media post by Milwaukee Lutheran High School. She chats with Milwaukee Lutheran Alumni Carl Greer, Karon Sims, and Monte Berry who describe racism they say they endured at the school. Not only do these alumni share similar stories, but they come together to make the community aware of what they call a misleading post from Milwaukee Luth...
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In this episode of the 411 Live, Beverly Taylor addresses the shifting educational system. Kelly Connor, an educator for over twenty years holding a B.S. in sociology, a M.S. in Administrative Science and an EdS in Educational Leadership, and Chantell Sain, a mother of four with ten years of homeschooling experience, meet with Beverly Taylor to share some of their experiences and concerns of the ‘new normal’. Kelly reveals the chal...
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February 12, 2021 31 min
In this episode we are joined by Teresa Cocker, Chief Program Officer of Norris Inc, and Karen Schlindwein, Vice President of Education and Development of Chosen, Inc. The need for foster parents continue to rise while more children are coming into foster care. The issue of lack of foster homes goes much deeper than just a lack of interest. Beverly Taylor chats with Teresa Cocker and Karen Schlindwein about the foster care system i...
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In this episode we are joined by Nancy H. Stone M.S. LCP, a professional therapist with Jewish Family Services. With October being Domestic Violence Awareness month, Nancy Stone provides insight on how to detect a violence that is “hidden in plain sight” with details on how it begins, where it goes south, and when it gets dangerous. Beverly Taylor zeroes in on a commonly asked question: why doesn’t the victim leave the abuser? Ston...
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With the uncertainty of COVID and our normalcy turned on its head, people are on edge. We see that with uncertainty, burning bridges has become easier than ever, so in this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Moira Kelly also known as “The Dispute Doctor” to discuss different levels of disputes and how to recognize where people are in them. Moira Kelly is an arbitrator, mediator and negotiator as well as an expert on alternat...
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In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Andre Lee Ellis, founder of We Got This. “We Got This” is a program based out of Milwaukee, WI that started on 9th and Ring. Andre Lee Ellis says…“We need to take our hands off the trigger and put them in the soil, because if your hands are in the soil, you can’t have them on the trigger of a gun.” “We Got This” is making efforts to put the “neighbor” back in the “hood” recreating n...
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In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Dionne Grayson, President & CEO of Lead2Change, Jolanda Rogers, President of T.A.L.K Publishing and Tyrone Harper, a 2020 high school graduate, Mordechai Tinney, a 2020 high school graduate and Olivia Clark a high school senior. With the pandemic and protests, 2020 will forever be etched in the memories of teens all over the world. In response, Milwaukee teens have written respo...
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In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by former television broadcast journalist Vivian L. King. Vivian L. King was taking a prescription pill and suddenly suffered a stroke that robbed her of her voice. She battled through neurological intensive care and hours of therapy. Could you ever imagine living your best life, going through your daily routine and all of a sudden you can’t speak or move? Join us as we talk to Vivian ...
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In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by James L. Santelle, Former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Lynnette McNeely, Chair, legal Redress of NAACP WI State of Conference of Branches. Protests are happening everyday and we have even seen police officers joining protesters. There has been legislation passed in regards to police reform in the house of representatives but is that a real solutio...
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In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by James L. Santelle, Former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and Lynnette McNeely, Chair, legal Redress of NAACP WI State of Conference of Branches. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man, was killed in Minneapolis, MN during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on Floyd’s ne...
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In this episode of The 411 Live, we are joined by Carl Greer, a soon to be UW-Madison student pursuing a PhD in education policy. Olajuwon Cawthorn, a teacher. Dujuan Cherry, the founder of Millenilink Media. Monte Barry, who works for Pro Squared, and Alan Estrada, a podcaster from Milwaukee. Do you know “WHY” people burn down their own neighborhoods during an unrest? Have you really took the time to figure out how economics play ...
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2020, a year that no one could’ve predicted. But with times like these, it has called people to rise up and demand there be a change for the better. What was once the generation that many may have called lazy or irresponsible has been the generation that has put themselves on the front line calling for change. We are talking about Generation Z, the age range between twenty-two to twenty-six. In this podcast we talk to a group who f...
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