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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May 21, 2024 31 mins

In this compelling episode of The 411 Live, Beverly had the pleasure of speaking with Dionne Grayson, a remarkable author, business coach, mentor, and visionary leader. Dionne has been honored locally and featured in several national publications.  

Dionne's journey of overcoming fear exemplifies the transformative power of studying, taking action, and practicing bravery. "There's no fear in love, and perfect love casts out fea...

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In this compelling episode of The 411 Live, we delve into the critical topic of genetic testing and preventative surgeries for cancer. I had the privilege of speaking with three remarkable sisters, Dr. Patricia Cifax, Jacinta Tatum, and Sheila Adams Gardner, who shared their personal journeys after discovering they carried the RAD51D gene mutation, which significantly increases their risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

The sisters d...

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In this episode of the 411 Live, host Beverly Taylor speaks with Wanda Welch-Steffens, the mother of Stephan Kennedy Jr., who tragically lost his life in a carjacking in 2019. Wanda shares fond memories of Stephan, a talented cook who had plans to open a restaurant. Despite the heartbreaking loss, Wanda's journey towards forgiveness and resilience is a powerful testament to the human spirit. Join the conversation as they honor Step...

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On Part 2 of this episode of The 411 Live is three remarkable black female former Milwaukee TV news anchors - Vivian King, Joanne Williams, and Toya Washington. They discuss the challenges they faced in their careers, including long hours, working holidays, and balancing personal life.

The anchors share personal experiences, highlighting the sacrifices made in pursuit of their professional goals. Join in to hear firsthand accounts ...

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Tune in to the latest episode of 411 Live with host Beverly Taylor as she sits down with three remarkable black female former Milwaukee TV news anchors - Vivian King, Joanne Williams, and Toya Washington. These talented professionals share their journeys, experiences, and insights from their decades on screen. Beverly, a former anchor herself, leads the engaging discussion as they reminisce about their time in the industry. Join th...

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Hey there, incredible viewers! We're thrilled to announce a new milestone reached!! Season 8 is officially wrapped up, and what a journey it has been! In this final installment Beverly Taylor reviews nuggets from episodes 15-20 of season eight, highlighting important issues. It starts with a discussion about a remarkable initiative providing second chances through pardons and expungements in Wisconsin. This episode introduces remar...

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In this episode of the 411 Live, Beverly Taylor reviews nuggets from season eight, highlighting important issues. It starts with a discussion on lead poisoning in Milwaukee, shedding light on the silent danger posed to children's health due to lead paint in homes.

This episode introduces remarkable individuals and delves into various important topics and shares impactful knowledge. Stay tuned for more insightful discussions and val...

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Get ready for a recap of all the captivating discussions from Season 8 of The 411 Live podcast! In the upcoming trio of episodes, we're dishing out highlights from the 20 episodes that made this season unforgettable.

Expect a diverse range of topics that resonate deeply, meet intriguing individuals you'll be eager to connect with, and discover valuable insights and catch some info that might just make a positive impact on your life...

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In this episode of the 411 Live, host Beverly Taylor interviews Tom Content, the Executive Director of the Citizens Utility Board, a consumer action group in Wisconsin. The Citizens Utility Board has been instrumental in saving customers billions of dollars by monitoring and questioning utility rate increases. They discuss the importance of the organization in monitoring utility rate increases in Wisconsin and beyond.

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In this episode of The 411 Live podcast, we discusses the importance of lifting the heaviness of negativity and explore the positive impact of mentorship and transformation in the world of music. Host Beverly Taylor is joined by Linda Edelstein, CEO of “MYSO” the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Adela Ramirez, a talented cellist with MYSO. They shed light on the incredible work happening within the organization. They debunk ...

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February 6, 2024 35 mins

Welcome to our 2023 top 10 episodes year in review. We’ll take a look back at the 10 most popular podcast episodes of 2023. Thank you for seeking, listening to and watching The 411 Live in 2023. We don’t take that for granted. Set back and enjoy the incredible people we had the pleasure of talking to.

We are a non-profit organization. If you would like to help us in our focus on community issues, go to our website: https://the411li...

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In this episode of The 411 Live, host Beverly Taylor discusses the topic of homelessness and racial disparities in the child welfare system. She is joined by guests Amada Morales-Zamudio, a family advocate, and Lincoln Rice, author of "The Ethics of Protection."

Together, they shed light on the work of Casa Maria Catholic Worker, an organization that provides housing for women with children. The conversation delves into the challen...

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In this episode of The 411 Live, host Beverly Taylor is joined by Sara Newman, the visionary owner of RISE Youth and Family Services and Founder of Project Mosaic, and Ebony Reaves, who is being coached by Sara. They discuss the pivotal role of self-care and mental health in achieving success in various aspects of life and the importance of encouragement, setting

boundaries, and having someone to listen. The conversation delves into...

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The 411 Live podcast presents an insightful episode featuring host Beverly Taylor and special guests Genene Hibbler Founder of Heart 2 Heart Compassionate Widow's Circle and Sanaiah Hibbler, a mother and daughter duo who have navigated profound losses. Genene faced the heartbreaking loss of her husband and son, while Sanaiah grappled with the passing of her brother and father. These tragedies left an indelible mark on their lives, ...

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In this episode, we hear from 95-year-old William Wattleton, who has lived an incredible life full of impactful moments. He shares his journey from growing up in Alabama, his family co-founding the self-governed black municipality of Hobson City, Alabama, joining the Army, and eventually settling in Milwaukee.

William also discusses his involvement in a lawsuit which resulted in significant changes in workers' rights and opportunit...

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In this episode of The 411 Live, host Beverly Taylor sits down with Nia Obotette, an award-winning author, to discuss her new book series, Exploring All I Can Do. Nia shares her inspiration behind the series and how she chose the sports featured in each book. She also talks about the importance of representation in children's literature and the impact her books have had on readers. Nia's infectious positivity and passion for encour...

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Join us in this impactful discussion as we explore criminal record expungement and pardons with Shanyeill McCloud, founder of Clean Slate Milwaukee (Clean Slate MKE). The focus is on the life-changing potential of expungement, which offers those with low-level offenses a chance to rebuild free from the constraints of a criminal record. We uncover the challenges faced by individuals with criminal records and highlights Shanyeill McC...

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The best way to address community issues is through bottom-up solutions. This means that solutions should come from individuals who have experienced poverty themselves and have a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the community.

In this episode of The 411 Live, host Beverly Taylor sits down with Kurt Owens, the pastor of You Flourish Church of Milwaukee and the founder of Bridge Builders. They discuss Kurt's personal jou...

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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.

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