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Personal Rhythm and Blues: ASPIRATIONS how do we get there?
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Do you "aspire" to achieve something and cant find the support you need? I feel you.
September 30, 2022
Living The Blues/ The latest from M. A. Mutawaf Shaheed
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Mutawaf Shaheed aka C. E. Shy is a religious leader, public speaker, musician and an accomplished poet. Join "Living The Blues" as he discusses his latest artistic expressions.
May 28, 2022
I learned a lesson from a Jerk
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He was rude and completely disrespectful..but I was fool.
February 22, 2022
Personal Rhythm and Blues/ RELATIONSHIPS, is this mine?
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Our lives seem to be built on our constant attempt to developing a companionship...but do we need that right now?
October 19, 2021
Personal Rhythm and Blues/ Trusting People
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Before you entrust anyone with ANYTHING...especially valuable stuff you should start by evaluating the reason you are giving them this privilege, opportunity or responsibility.
October 16, 2021
Living The Blues/ About The National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc
Senior adult Americans make up a considerable amount of members in our community. This includes where we work, where we shop, where we attend school and of course, in our homes. The Senior Aged community are among the most critical citizens in our country. So when they need help, we should be able to provide it. The National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc. is an agency that is providing the help for the senior aged  minorities who are 55 and older. The NCBA serves 8 states and the District of Columbia, including a center in Cleveland, Ohio. "Living The Blues" caught up with the staff on their annual Senior Expo who had plenty to tell us about what they are doing.
October 13, 2021
Living The Blues/ Mutawaf Shaheed and the state of Black people
Mutawaf Shaheed is a frequent guest on "Living The Blues".  An author, and a religious leader that has never been a person to avoid tough subjects. Especially those that get other people in trouble. This time he unleashes a set of critiques and advice for his own. But then again, no one is safe. 
July 22, 2021
Living The Blues: A Dialogue for Justice/Interview of Professor Emmitt Jolly
Associate Professor Emmitt Jolly teaches biology at case Western Reserve University. But most importantly and relevant to now, he has spent his career studying infectious diseases. He is with us to discuss the covid 19 Virus, the vaccine and the reluctance to take it
June 28, 2021
Living The Blues: A review of the book "On Juneteenth" by Author Annette Gordon-Reed
Author Annette Gordon-Reed's book "On Juneteenth" discusses the issues surrounding the celebration from her view born in Texas, where it all began. Although Juneteenth is now a Federal Holiday, there are still some African American people who are familiar with what the day is all about. A few people from the community read the book and dropped by to share what they thought.  Listen as Carol Shaheed, Dr. MaryAnn Harris and Eboni Bogan provide their insight on this short read.
June 23, 2021
Living The Blues: An interview with Khadijah Adams and her book, "Rewriting Your Mental Script"
Khadijah Adams is a mentor, author, and an entrepreneur. She has a wealth of knowledge from her book entitled, "Rewriting Your Mental Script", concerning how we think and how our "brain" process our own personal achievements. She also will correct what many believe about cannabis and how to invest in this growing industry.
May 05, 2021
Living The Blues: A Dialogue for Justice/ Interview with Katrice Williams and Ken Brickman
We are joined by Katrice Williams of the Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry and Ken Brickman of the Center for Employment Opportunities. Together they discuss the best paths to helping ex offenders get established. 
April 29, 2021
Living The Blues/A frank talk with Detective Farid A. Alim of the Cleveland Police Department
Detective Farid A. Alim has been in law enforcement for 28 years, most of those years serving in the Cleveland, Ohio Police Department. He is also part of the "Black Shields", a non profit organization made up of African American police officers who work in the community to bridge the gap between the citizens and the police department. He shares his experiences in law enforcement and his philosophy on working in the community.
March 24, 2020
Living The Blues/ A Review of "Palaces For The People" by Eric Klinenberg
Living The Blues and a host of panel guests review the content of Eric Klinenberg's book "Palaces For The People". In his book,  Mr. Klinenberg spells out the loss of community throughout the world. Including the continued social isolation so prevalent in the United States. He explains that it's due in part to bad models of urban development and planning. In this, he notes that "social Infrastructure has been damaged thus creating a world full of people who have lost what it feels like to have relationships with one another. 
March 24, 2020
Living The Blues/The Unbar
When a business opens up surrounding the African American community it is usually a bar, lounge or a beverage store filled with unhealthy snacks, cigarettes and alcohol.  The Unbar is a coffee house styled cafe in Cleveland, Ohio that offers a soft and healthy environment for it's patrons. The Unbar has inspiration, their own version of alkaline water, non alcoholic drinks and plenty of nice people.
February 17, 2020
Living The Blues/All about Living The Blues in "2020"
The "Living The Blues"  podcast encompasses what happens in the Urban community, but specifically in regard to African American people. Their history, music, culture, sorrow, victories and economy. The blues music tells the story. But it is bi-product of the African American  experiences. In the year 2020 we will dive deeper. Please join us as we do a year of review of 2019 and preview our intentions in 2020.
February 10, 2020
Living The Blues/Mutawaf Shaheed on racism in Cleveland and the rest of America
Whether you are discussing the riots of Glenville or Hough in Cleveland or the Watts or Rodney King Riots of Los Angeles. The story is pretty much the same. An over zealous police and an angry and frustrated African American Community clashing for an understanding and respect. Although there are numerous books about the same subject including "Ballots and Bullets" by Jim Robenalt,  According to Mutawaf Shaheed, it's all of the same problem.  He says that racism in America is too economically beneficial for America therefore it will never end. That these events will continue to  occur until conditions change.
February 04, 2020
Living The Blues/Ed Leszynski and the Society of St Vincent dePaul-Cleveland
Ed Leszynski is the Board President of the Society of Saint Vincent dePaul of Cleveland.  Ed discusses the work of  the historical charity that was once known as, the  "Conference of Charity" according to their website. The organization participates right in the middle of the neighborhoods that are in need of the most help. They provide families with meals, clothing, furniture and a kind person to greet them.  Serving some 230,000 people yearly. Ed believes he is fulfilling his own personal mission as well as the mission of the organization he serves.
January 28, 2020
Living The Blues/Kurt Wallace
Kurt Wallace is an author. But he is also a brutally honest African American that want the world to know that he has a lot to say about racial inequality, white privilege, education and pop culture icons. The unique thing about Kurt is he wants you to disagree with him. but with a warning,  be prepared to think fast and know what you are talking about. He is very interesting. you will enjoy this interview, We promise.
December 12, 2019
Living The Blues/Councilman Joseph T. Jones
The urban community has many socioeconomic problems. Neighborhood citizens have very little power in solving some of the problems in their surroundings. Or do they? Councilman Jones is charged with Ward 1 in Cleveland, Ohio and he has an empowering perspective. He believes that the people indeed have the power to help heal their own neighborhoods. And from what he says, it's not only true for his Ward but for all the wards in the United States.
November 18, 2019
Living The Blues/Dr. Melvin Steals: Creating The Greatest Songs In America
Mystro and Lyric or Mervin and Melvin Steals created some of the best songs of the soul music era. Their songs have been sampled by A$AP Rocky and Chubb Rock. Melvin Steals drops by Living The Blues to discuss the music business, his and his family life and his time as an experienced educator.
August 26, 2019
Living The Blues/Infinite Scholar
According to the website, "Mr. Thomas Ousley began the Infinite Scholars Program to ensure that  financially-disadvantaged students deserving to go to college could  receive the funding they needed. Today, nearly 80% of participants in  the Infinite Scholars Program enroll in college. We discuss the program with the Ohio facilitators of the program the African American Music Association, their challenges and their successes.
August 25, 2019
Living The Blues/How to achieve longevity in marriage
Some 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce. Abbas and Eva-Jean Ahmad have been married for 40 years. Listen as they explain what can help your marriage beat the statistics
August 25, 2019
Living The Blues/The First Cleveland Mosque
 According to their website " The First Cleveland Mosque is one of the oldest Muslim institutions in the U.S. Founded in 1937 by Al Hajj Imam Wali Akram, an African American. The First Cleveland Mosque remains a testimony of the powerful attraction that Americans have towards the beliefs and culture of Islam."  But we see them as a pillar of the community in the way they treat people in taking care of their needs. From feeding and clothing them to taking care of the neighborhood landscaping, their work helps Cleveland. Listen and learn more as we sit down with the leaders,  Imam Abbas Ahmad and his wife, Eva-Jean Ahmad. 
August 18, 2019
Working The Dream/What distracted you in the pursuit of your dream?
"Working The Dream" explores the experiences in taking your ideals from the basement to the public. The Thunder Roar Team discuss their own personal struggles.
August 05, 2019
Living The Blues/Dr. Frederick Harris MD
Dr. Frederick Harris MD has worked  in Internal Medicine for over 30 years. He describes himself as a "diagnostician" . He believes that he and his team are great at looking at symptoms and diagnosing the medical problem. He is an award winning doctor with a special concentration on diabetes and hypertension. He says "I haven't seen a blood pressure I cound't control".  Listen as he gives advice on how to control yours.
July 28, 2019
Living The Blues/ An Introduction To The East Cleveland Library
 The Director of the East Cleveland Public Library, Carlos Latimer came to visit the "Living The Blues"  Podcast with one of the board members, Gerald L. Silvera.  The East Cleveland library is at the center of providing valuable resources to its community.  They provide access to the internet  to the residents, after school and literacy programs as well as technology training for seniors. The library is  open to serving what the community needs but they need your help.
July 27, 2019
Living The Blues/ Russel Atkins poetry and philosophy
 Professor Robert McDonough is a celebrated poet, English teacher and an author.  He is also the Director of the Cy Dostal Poetry Workshop in Ohio.  McDonugh dropped by to discuss his new book about Russel Atkins who is a composer and considered to be an avant-garde poet. McDonough  explains Mr. Atkins' unusual use of the English language  and his ability to captivate audiences with his unique style and concepts.
July 27, 2019
Living The Blues/The Preparation of Generation Z: tackling the problems in the community with Nasreen and Asim
Siblings, Nasreen and Asim are not yet 18 and they have learned the power of a great education. Asim discusses what he believes are the fixes to problems in the local community. Nasreen discusses her accomplishments in a national and international  intellectual competition and the role her education played in assisting her. 
June 23, 2019
Living The Blues/Truth Speaker speaks
"Truth Speaker" is a rapper from Syracuse, New York. He has given his life to inspiring people to learn the truth about themselves and to have great concerns of the earth such as, climate change and global warming. Through the trauma of temporarily losing his father to incarceration he learned to place his feelings in writing lyrics to hip hop music.  Through his "God Father" he learned how to rally youth to get involved with saving the planet. They're all here to share their story please listen.
June 12, 2019
Living The Blues/ Determined to Reach Your Calling
 When you believe you are called to a specific goal, what are you willing to go through to achieve it? Sheikh Haneef Bashir discusses the challenges in pursuing his calling to become a Sheihk. He was not prepared for the challenges he would ultimately face.
May 19, 2019
Living The Blues/ Dr. Benjamin O. Sperry : Teaching black history
 Dr. Benjamin Sperry knows plenty about black history and the struggles of African Americans.  His experiences include working as a journalist, a staffer for former President Jimmy Carter and finally a public School teacher.  He grew interested in Civil Rights and black history while earning his doctorate at Case Western University.  He shares his quest in introducing similar study programs in various colleges and other institutions. 
May 07, 2019
Living The Blues/ Dr. Benjamin O. Sperry: Healing Racial Divide
Dr. Benjamin O. Sperry is a history teacher that has special concentration on black history. He has also taking great interest in educating incarcerated citizens while also blending in other students from more privileged lives. In this, he says he hopes to do his part in helping to heal racial disparities. 
May 07, 2019
Living The Blues/ M A Shaheed discusses the life and music of Alvin Ayler
M A Shaheed discusses the life and music of Alvin Ayler
May 04, 2019
Living The Blues/Ms. Gloria Ware: What is an entrepenuer?
Ms. Ware discusses what qualifies a person to be an entrepreneur?
April 21, 2019
Living The Blues/Ms. Gloria Ware the basic principles of success for an entrepenuer
What can a minority entrepreneur do to gravitate toward success?
April 21, 2019
Living The Blues/Ms. Gloria Ware; What is Jumpstart?
Ms. Gloria Ware is a seasoned professional who spent her career helping entrepreneurs. She answer the question what is Jumpstart?
April 21, 2019
Living The Blues/Retired Major Brenda Collins experiences in the military
Retired Major Brenda Collins talks about why she enlisted 
April 17, 2019
Living The Blues/Retired Major Brenda Collins seg 2; deployment
What is it like to get the news that you were being deployed? and what were some of your responsibilities?
April 17, 2019
Living The Blues/Retired Major Brenda Collins segment 3; best and worst points
Retired Major Collins is thankful for her experiences in the military. But she also discusses her low points, not to discourage others but to inform and encourage them on how to get through their own troubled times while in service.
April 17, 2019
Living The Blues/Working The Dream - The economic conundrum of Generation Z
E. B. discusses with the host of Living the Blues,  Yaseen and guest host Tamir, whats wrong with Generation Z's view of money and the way they spend it.
April 08, 2019
A review of the book "Citizen An American Lyric"
Listen as we open and discuss the themes of this great award winning  American literature  by author Claudia Rankine
March 18, 2019
Living The Blues/Danielle Dixon segment 1
Introducing Ms. Danielle "Nikki" Dixon, author, poet and artist. She discusses her love of visual art. Armed with a degree in visual art, Danielle explored the inner voices in her creative mind and started burning her ideas into pieces of wood and sharing them at art shoes. Then one day she woke up with a desire for the spoken word.  Listen to her passion.
March 13, 2019
Living The Blues/Danielle Dixon segment 2
Danielle's explanation of the art of poetry
March 13, 2019
Living The Blues/Danielle Dixon segment 3
Danielle Nikki Dixon poem "Digging in the crates"
March 13, 2019
Living The Blues/Young Gun segment 3
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February 28, 2019
Living The Blues/Young Gun segment 2
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February 28, 2019
Living The Blues/Young Gun segment 1
Young Gun is a rapper, poet, author, entrepreneur and international traveler. He has a lot to discuss: healthy eating, black empowerment and overseas travel
February 28, 2019
Living The Blues/Winston Gragg/Artist Development
What is artist development?
February 17, 2019
Living The Blues/Winston Gragg/Kenny Gamble and the Black Music Association
Winston Gragg is the CEO of the African American Music Association. He discusses the transition the association took from the Black Music association to become the African Music Association. His organization is the facilitator in Cleveland for
February 17, 2019
Living The Blues/Airman Tiffany Walker seg 4
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February 04, 2019
Living The Blues/Airman Tiffany Walker seg 3
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February 04, 2019
Living The Blues/Airman Tiffany Walker seg 2
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February 04, 2019
Living The Blues/Tiffany Walker seg 1
Come explore some of the challenges and success of being a female in the military.  Interview with Airman Tiffany Walker
February 04, 2019
Working the Dream/ Are You prepared or equipped?
Before you go on, are you prepared for the unexpected?
January 21, 2019
Living The Dream/What is the E. B. Smith Project? seg 3
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January 21, 2019
Living The Dream/What is the E.B. Smith project seg 2
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January 21, 2019
Living The Deam/What is the E. B. Smith Project? seg 1
The E. B. Smith Project LLC is a multimedia information company E. B. Smith is here to tell the story
January 21, 2019
Living The Blues/Mr. Gregory Reese seg 3
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January 21, 2019
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January 21, 2019
Livving The Blues/Mr. Gregory Reese seg 1
A Pioneer in bringing the arts to the Public
January 21, 2019
Living The Blues/Carla Reeves Pt 3
The final segment with Ms. Carla Reeves
January 13, 2019
Living The Blues/Carla Reeves Pt 2
A continuation of Carla Reeves interview
January 13, 2019
Living The Blues/Carla Reeves: A black womans vision of her future Pt 1
Ms. Carla Reeves discusses her experiences as a young mother, college student, grandmother and her desires to become and entrepreneur
January 13, 2019
Living The Blues: Mutawaf Shaheed/Albert Ayler
Jazz music scene in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1960's
December 26, 2018
WORKING THE DREAM: Change is required for success
If you are not willing to make changes your business, your career or your life will fail. A few areas of our life or business need a change
December 24, 2018
LIVING THE BLUES/Blues and Culture: Luther Allison
Luther Allison was an amazing blues artist. Let us celebrate him and his music
December 24, 2018
Working The Dream/Sustaining success to the finish
One of the principles of success is sustaining, but can you?
December 11, 2018
About The Eastside Daily News
Discover the history behind Ohio's original daily black newspaper
December 11, 2018
Living The Blues/Who is Albert King
Come explore Albert King, a great blues musician, writer and promoter
December 04, 2018