A lesson on being thankful. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Slipping and sliding through the winding roads of life, Nigel stopped and realized that he had more to be thankful for than once thought. He had recently won the community speech contest in his neighborhood. Out of all the contestants in the speech contest his talk on “The Beauty in Nature” took the gold award for Most Inspirational. His story simple and pure was one of struggle and defeat. He never accomplished anything major in his 35 years of life (or so he thought), just a couple of honorable mentions in the newspaper for helping neighbors make the most beautiful lawns. Nigel was a Horticulturist and made beautiful creations out of any type of plant. He lost his father at age 10 and to cope with those empty feelings within, he developed a deep love for nature.

From those small gestures of helping senior citizens cultivate their community lawns during gardening workshops, Nigel had learned (through this award) that he was a living example of inspiration to others. Nigel realized that the little things in life could make a big difference in the lives of others. This Thanksgiving, he was thankful for the life lessons that gardening had taught him, for the time on Earth that he had with his Father and for God’s love for him.

Several Twitter Friends were asked what they were thankful for. Take a look at what they had to say:

@treschic67 to @Chicagoradio I’m most Thankful to GOD ..HE Has Blessed me With a Sound Mind & Body So I Can Share my Blessings, a Loving Family & great Friends

@matthewmilam to @chicagoradio I’m thankful that my sense of humor has not gotten me slapped.

@MsKatrinaLynn to @CHICAGORADIO: Question of the day: What are you thankful for? #Thankful GOD, Fabulous family and friends, working and health!

@CHICAGORADIO I am thankful for God, love, family, friends, health, God’s classical 4 elements of fire, water, earth and Air. #Thankful

@NyreeSupreme (repeating) @CHICAGORADIO I am thankful for God, love, family, friends, health, God’s classical 4 elements of fire, water, earth and Air. #Thankful

@BgKahuna to @CHICAGORADIO: Quest of the day: What are you thankful for?->My family, my health, The musical The Wiz, and people who can spell my name

@SpankBoogie to @CHICAGORADIO: Question of the day: What are you thankful for? knowing God, family, and my house..ohh having 2 bthrms works : )

@ChicagoPhotoSho to @CHICAGORADIO good health, family, friends. I have it all 🙂

What are you most thankful for?

Does The Gender Pay Gap Still Exist?

Clearly so much progress has been made since the days when women were not allowed to wear pants and Bessie Coleman stepped into the cockpit and made history. However, I wondered where we are today in our views on women and pay in the workplace. On Wednesday, my twitter Question Of The Day focused on that very subject. I have only listed responses from some of my followers and not my responses to them. I will add those later. Thank you everyone on Twitter and my blog for the comments and great feedback. Please feel free to post comments to this discussion.

10/22/09 CHICAGORADIO Twitter Question of The Day: Are women still facing a gender pay gap in the workplace?

Per @techwoman the pay exists – that’s just a fact. The q is why-sexism? Women not fighting for raises?

Per @JaeKeys Absolutely!!

Per @ThePUISSANT1I can honesty say that men & women aren’t treated = in any work environment. I find myself fighting daily 4 the position

Per @SoulPurposeOOC Not as much in the tech sector. If a job posts @ 175k that’s what it is 4 whomever gets the job. But there R fewer women vying

Per @SoulPurposeOOC Gr8 discussion! @CHICAGORADIO



Per @
treschic67 @chicagoradio If women as a whole were less Passive(more aggressive) the Gap would Not Be so Great. Hope I don’t offend anyone

Per @treschic67 last point…Successful Women like Oprah, Hilary Clinton, Michelle Obama, are NOT Passive

 


Per @Annielicious I can’t give an opinion on that, because I don’t live in that world. I will say the job of motherhood is priceless though.

Per @
Annielicious And also a husband @annieburltalk that keeps me very happy. He loves me, I love him and he makes the best Chocolate Martinis !

 


Per @
Annielicious Life just ended up that way & I wouldn’t change it. Through life’s bs that has been dished I have 2 beautiful kids in the process

Per @
SoulPurposeOOC Wmn R playing in a field designed by the “gd ole boy ntwrk” & must break thru to gt ahead. It’s against the grain



Per @
treschic67 I see no difference between male or female Attorneys. In fact, many female lawyers bill more hrs than male Lawyers

Per @
treschic67 At the same rates or Sometimes MORE.

Per @
treschic67 @chicagoradio I think in a less aggresive Field,Men make more than women (men are more aggressive than women) they ASK 4 more.

Per @Annielicious Most women don’t buy into old roles. We just want the job done right the first time lol

 


Per @
treschic67 @chicagoradio I’m an Attorney & women make up a large proportion of Attorneys at Larger Firms. Law is no longer male dominated


 
 


Per @Goodfellas773 Well cuz all of the old heads are still in power with there old ways, hell I don’t know lol??

Per @
SoulPurposeOOC Similarly, some wmn leave jobs altogether & start home biz for that same freedom of choice & time

Per @
SoulPurposeOOC Absolutely. Many wmn found that Quality of life was more impt & being hm 4 yr kids paramount


Per @treschic67 <It Depends on Your Profession

Per @Goodfellas773 YES! in middle America about the same but in Corp.America, its still a big gap smh

 

Per @SoulPurposeOOC Not as much in the tech sector. If a jb posts @ 175k that's what it is 4 whomever gets the job. But there R fewer wmn vying

CHICAGO RADIO PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: A CONVERSATION WITH TREEHOUSE FLAVOR – Schott Styles & Sean Love!

Introducing TREEHOUSE FLAVOR! Hip Hop 4 The Kids!

Black History Month would not be complete without a focus on hip hop, that is focused on the family. That’s right these two men from Chicago have been rhyming together for more than a decade. Now fathers and husbands, Schott Styles and Sean Love have a few messages for the shorties that’s all positive and all about the rhymes.  Tune in on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 8am when we interview TREEHOUSE FLAVOR !  Click on one of the images to join the interview.

NICOLE CABELL INTERVIEWS NICOLE CABELL

Women’s History month would not be complete without telling the story of the two Nicole Cabell’s. Both have beautiful voices (so they are told), that are smoky, velvety and smooth, but only one sings classical music. Nicole Cabell is a Voice Over Artist, Professional Speaker and the host of Chicago Radio and she has invited her friend and Opera Singer, Nicole Cabell to talk about her music, her passions and her life on Friday, March 18th at 6PM CST.

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO JOIN THE SHOW


Nicole Cabell, the 2005 Winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff and Decca recording artist, is fast becoming one of the most sought-after lyric sopranos of today. Her solo debut album, “Soprano” was named “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone and has received an incredible amount of critical acclaim and several prestigious awards: the 2007 Georg Solti Orphée d’Or from the French Académie du Disque Lyrique and an Echo Klassik Award in Germany.

Please join us as we explore the music and the woman behind the music of Nicole Cabell.  You don’t want to miss this interview, Friday, March 18th at 6PM CST.

Click on Nicole Cabell’s picture to join the show onFriday, March 18th at 6PM CST.

CHICAGO RADIO PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: A CONVERSATION WITH DOODLEBUG OF DIGABLE PLANETS

CLICK ON PICK TO HEAR INTERVIEW FEB 24th, at 11AM CST
Since Black History is “Cool Like Dat” we decided to find out what’s happening with Doodlebug, former member of Digable Planets. We are going to talk about what really happened to Digable Planets, what’s life been like since, how he has progressed as an artist and what’s next. Join us live on January 24th at 11AM.
BIO
Cee Know the Doodlebug of the”World Famous” Digable Planets is stepping into the future with a new style and sound.”Futuristic Sci-Fi” is his musical collaboration with producer DJ Alex J. of D.O.R.The album will include guest appearances from Blame One,The Tones,Don Will of Tanya Morgan,LMNO of the Visionaries,J.Rawls,Kai Chi of the CFO Allstars and others.

CHICAGO RADIO PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: INTRODUCING THE SOOTHING SOUNDS OF RAMEL WERNER

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO JOIN THE INTERVIEW LIVE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17,  AT 7PM

We are winding down Black History Month by staying true to our musical roots, featuring the music of another new artists on the scene. He says that his music comes from something real and personal, from his heart. If you heart good music and a soothing message, then you will love Ramel Werner.

CHICAGO RADIO PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: INTRODUCING THE MUSIC AND SOUL OF JANE COLLYMORE

CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO JOIN THE SHOW LIVE FEB, 15 AT 6PM

Our Black History month travels takes us to the rhythm and sounds of Ms. Jane Collymore.  For those of you who think you’ve seen her flying high on a sandy beach with volleyball in hand, you are correct.  She is also Jane Collymore,  3-Time college All-American, Florida Female Athlete of the Year, and member of the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team.  While we will briefly uncover that story, it is her music that has captured our hearts.  She has opened for The Presidents of the USA, Sir Mix A Lot, & Outtasite at some of Washington’s premiere venues, including The Showbox & Napavine Ampitheater.  So sit back, relax, click on a photo and enjoy the interview, rhythm and soul of  Jane Collymore.