My Conversation With Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson), Author Of Child Of The Dream

Click Here To Listen Sharon Robinson An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement. In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration speech as governor of Alabama. It is the beginning of a year that will change the course of American history. As the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Sharon has opportunities that most people would never dream of experiencing. Her family hosts multiple fund-raisers at their home in Connecticut for the work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is doing. Sharon sees her first concert after [...]

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My Conversation With Julian Smith, Author Of Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, The World’s Greatest Rodeo, And A Hidden History Of The American West

Click Here To Listen Julian Smith-Aloha Rodeo Set in Hawaii in aftermath of its annexation by the United States and in Wyoming during the twilight of the "Wild West," Aloha Rodeo uncovers the hidden history of the native Hawaiians who challenged the West's greatest cowboys—and returned home American legends. "An inspiring and impeccably crafted story of against-all-odds triumph. I loved this book, truly.” —SIMON WINCHESTER “Wolman and Smith’s masterful Aloha Rodeo is like uncovering a beautiful fresco you never knew was there, each turned page revealing another vivid and colorful piece of a true American West story that had lain long buried until now.” —SALLY JENKINS In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|Animals, History, Sports|Comments Off on My Conversation With Julian Smith, Author Of Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, The World’s Greatest Rodeo, And A Hidden History Of The American West

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Sarah Durai

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Sarah Durai Sarah Durai is the Director of Sports and Entertainment Sales for JRK Hotel Group. She is based in Nashville and primarily sells for the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, but also works with the Oceana in Santa Monica, The Roger in New York, and the Holiday Inn Express in Downtown Nashville. Sarah is a Nashville native and has been in the hospitality industry for the last 10 years. She started her career at Tennessee’s only 5-Star, 5-Diamond property, The Hermitage Hotel where she was able to strengthen her art of true southern hospitality. Sarah loves the industry that she is in and states [...]

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NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Jay Grider

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Jay Grider Jay oversees the events & operations department for both the Nashville Sports Council and Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. The Shelbyville, Tennessee native is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a BS in Mass Communications/Public Relations. His sports career began in minor league baseball in 1988 with the Huntsville Stars. Additional stops included Ft. Myers, FL. (Boston Red Sox Spring Training), Jacksonville, FL., (Jacksonville Suns) and Clarksville, TN. (Clarksville Coyotes). Jay’s years with the Nashville Sports Council and Bowl began in 1997 as the Music City Bowl’s Event Director. As an Associate Director, he was given the opportunity to [...]

By |April 9th, 2018|Biography, Nashville Business, Nashville Leading 100, Sports|Comments Off on NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Jay Grider

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Adam Nuse

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Adam Nuse Adam Nuse serves as the Sounds' General Manager & Chief Operating Officer and oversees all day-to-day operations related to the ballclub. Adam came to Music City from the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Midwest League, where he served as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer since January 2014. The Texas native was previously with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League from 2004-2013, where he served in a variety of sales roles throughout his tenure and most recently served as Vice President of Sales beginning in 2009. Adam began his career in professional baseball as a marketing and sales [...]

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NashvilleBusiness.Net Names Jacqueline Pfeiffer, Women of The Year 2018

...today at The Little Brick Theater at The Factory of Franklin, hosted by Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones. As on the leading women of Music City, her story received the most views. Congratulations. You are greatly loved by your friends, family and colleagues.

By |March 25th, 2018|Biography, Nashville Business, Nashville Leading, Sports|Comments Off on NashvilleBusiness.Net Names Jacqueline Pfeiffer, Women of The Year 2018

WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Coach Roc Batten

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading African Americans Coach Roc Batten Roc Batten is the Head Football Coach, Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Camps at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN. Originally from Detroit, MI, Roc attended Bishop Gallagher HS and was a four-year letterman in football, basketball, track & field and a one-year letterman in baseball. Roc went on to earn a full football scholarship to Vanderbilt University where he earned his BS in Human and Organizational Development and M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. As a member of the football program he was a 2-year starter and was a member of the Academic All-SEC Team his Sophomore and Junior season. During [...]

By |January 22nd, 2018|African Americans, Biography, Sports, Williamson Leading|Comments Off on WilliamsonBusiness.Com 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Coach Roc Batten

Rich Cohen Author Of The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse Chats With Dr. Alvin

Click Here To Listen Rich Cohen Chicago Cubs A captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago Cubs When Rich Cohen was eight years old, his father took him to see a Cubs game. On the way out of the park, his father asked him to make a promise. “Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win,” he explained, “and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life.” As a result, Cohen became not just a Cubs fan but one of the biggest Cubs fans in the world. In this book, [...]

By |October 31st, 2017|Leadership, Sports|Comments Off on Rich Cohen Author Of The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse Chats With Dr. Alvin

Commentary: Trump & America’s First Military Coup? By DrAlvin.Com ©

Click Here To Listen DrAlvin Commentary-Trump And Americas First Military Coup “We have a pathological liar in the White House, unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this president should be ashamed, because they know better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all.”- Gregg Popovich Because of Mr. Donald Trump, the land we love, America…is no longer united or beautiful. His actions and lack of effective initiatives at the least are divisive but more importantly have ended our glorious enduring [...]

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Franklin Tomorrow’s Breakfast With The Mayors July 25 Focuses On ‘Business of Sports’

Franklin Tomorrow’s 2017 Breakfast with The Mayors series, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, will continue on Tuesday, July 25 at Rolling Hills Community Church. The event will begin with networking at 7 a.m., followed by the start of the program at 7:45 a.m. Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson will help facilitate the timely topic of “The Business of Sports” Representatives will speak of the economic impact of sport organizations in Middle Tennessee. While the full roster of those on stage is still being drafted, the panel will include Sean Henry, President & CEO of the Nashville Predators, and Mike Keith, The Voice of the Tennessee Titans. Coffee will be served by MJ Roasting of Nolensville [...]

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