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Clearing the FOG: Speaking truth to expose the forces of greed on WeAct Radio, 1480 am, out of Anacostia, Washington, DC. The ruling FOG (Forces of Greed) spin news stories in their favor and keep the masses distracted with celebrity gossip and reality shows. Each week we feature guests who are working to expose the truth and offer real solutions to the current crises faced by our nation and the world. Knowledge is power, and with this knowledge you will be empowered to act to shift power to ...
 
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The Q-Chat Podcast

Shronda Armstrong of Geaux Queen

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Welcome to The Q-Chat Podcast--the ultimate Self-Love conversation for women of color with host, Geaux Queen creator Shronda Armstrong. We discuss the elements of self-love, erasing the stigmas of mental health, the celebration of entrepreneurship, empowerment, entertainment and more. Our guests share powerful stories of beating the odds and achieving great things! By discussing topics that educate, motivate and inspire, The Q-Chat spotlights making you, the listener, feel like the star of t ...
 
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This past August, I had the pleasure of interviewing the iconic actress, Margaret Avery! We had a beautiful chat regarding her life-changing and unforgettable role in "The Color Purple". With a career that spans well over 4 decades, Ms. Avery shared a number of gems for our audience regarding self-love, her experiences in Hollywood, the backlash fo…
 
Last week, more than 1,000 fast food workers at San Francisco International Airport went on strike for three days over low wages, health benefits and pensions. They had not received a raise in more than three years and many worked multiple jobs. Workers building the new US embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras have been on strike off and on since early …
 
In this segment, I received a couple of questions from listeners asking, "We are not familiar with mortgage escrow accounts. Does the lender always set these up when financing a home? How is it calculated?" and, "It seems like a lot of the homes we are looking at in the Atlanta area are made of stucco. What exactly is stucco and is it a bad thing?"…
 
In this segment, I have the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Update for the Month of August and year to date numbers, something you should know about Metro Atlanta are all Atlanta October Fall Festivals & Fairs going on, and I received a question from a listener asking, "My parents up North do not have an air conditioner, so I got to thinking….when was th…
 
In this segment, we feature Flowers Crossing in Lawrenceville in our Neighborhood Spotlight, and I received a couple questions from listeners asking, "What exactly is the 100 or 500 Year Flood Plain? How do we determine if the home we are buying is safe from flooding?" and, "We heard the term “Mortgage Forbearance” when the pandemic first hit. It s…
 
Since I took a walk with today’s guest about 10 years ago, I’ve adopted a whole different way of looking at what I might have once seen as imperfections in plants. Now when I spy a squiggle in a columbine leaf or what looks like a green Ping-Pong ball on an oak, instead of thinking “What’s wrong with my plant!” I instead think “I wonder who made th…
 
On October 8, people around the world will take action to demand that Julian Assange be freed. Tens of thousands of people have registered to surround the British Parliament on that day. In the United States, people will demonstrate at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Clearing the FOG speaks with Randy Credico, a political satirist, hos…
 
In this segment featuring Tammie Slay, we have the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Update for the last 7 days and how it compares to the Dallas real estate market, something you should know about Metro Atlanta is the Margaret Mitchell Private Tour, and we received a question from a listener asking, "We are scheduling our closing and the move to our new h…
 
In this segment featuring Tammie Slay, we discuss an interesting article from ATTOM headlined, 'U.S. Foreclosure Starts Reach Pre-Pandemic Levels Nationwide', and we received a question from a listener asking, "I have heard about building products that were part of class action lawsuits. What are they? Are they still made and can anything be done i…
 
In this segment featuring Tammie Slay, we have Briarcliff Woods in Atlanta in our Neighborhood Spotlight, and we received a couple questions from listeners asking, "Now that the weather is getting cooler and the mosquitoes don’t seem as much of an issue, we have been trying to spend more time outside with our kids. Do you have any ideas to do fun t…
 
Becoming a successful vegetable gardener involves a lot of trial and error. As the seasons pass we hopefully get better at it—harvesting not just food for the table, but food for thought too, insights gleaned along the way to guide us to improved outcomes in subsequent growing seasons. I don't know many more passionate vegetable gardeners than Joe …
 
In 2014, Congress used a midnight rider added to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to hand the Indigenous Sacred Land at Oak Flats in Arizona over to a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, Resolution Copper, to mine, which would destroy the land and pollute the local water. Apache Stronghold and its allies are fighting to protect the land and with …
 
In this segment, we feature Stonewater Creek in Hoschton in our Neighborhood Spotlight, and I received a couple of questions from listeners asking, "We are new homeowners and wondered how to take care of our lawn now that the weather is starting to change. We have a LOT of trees in our yard too!" and, " Over the last several decades, we have bought…
 
In this segment, I am joined by Brett Gordon, CEO of World Class Home Inspections & Mold Remediation, to discuss:-Know the Most Common Growth Areas-Keep Your Gutters Clear Year Round-Check Your Dryer Vents Often-Monitor Your Home’s Humidity Levels-Be Aware of Physical Symptoms-Mold Needs Less Than Two Days to Grow-Mold Causes Asthma…
 
In this segment, I have the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Update for the last 7 days, something you should know about Metro Atlanta is Wheel of Fortune LIVE!, and I received a question from a listener asking, " I am a car buff and have thought about updating or even adding on to my garage. How would I go about doing this in the smartest way?"…
 
In this segment, I found an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle headlined, 'Amid high home prices, Brookhaven may require builders to include variation on home sizes', and I received a question from a listener asking, "We have decided to update the main floors in our home but with all the options and the cost, we are totally lost. Carpet is N…
 
A collection of historic apples that was threatened by disease is having a second act at the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill in Boylston, Mass., where a three-year-long restoration of their orchard of 119 antique varieties has just been completed. It's a story of going the distance to see those old varieties into the future in the age of c…
 
Residents of West Jackson are in the midst of a severe water crisis due to the failure of a water treatment facility and don't know when they will have clean water in their homes again. The state is failing to get water to everyone, so many local groups are organizing mutual aid efforts. The governor refuses to access federal funds to fully repair …
 
I was joined by Alex Newton, Inspection Specialist with Northwest Exterminating, and we asked him:-Can you name a few of these pests that might be found in our pantries?-Do they cause real damage?-How do I know if I have pantry pests?-How do I get rid of them and prevent them from coming back?By Cleve Gaddis
 
In this segment, I received a question from a listener asking, "Like many folks our age (almost 65), we are considering retirement and not sure our current home will fit our future needs. Is our built up equity an option for our next move?" and I found an interesting article from Atlanta Business Chronicle headlined, 'How an expected recession coul…
 
In this segment, we feature Berkshire Manor in Alpharetta in our Neighborhood Spotlight, and I received listener questions asking, "We are trying to decide on whether or not to jump into the home buying market. We hear you talk about increasing inventory but we are still unsure if now is the right time." and, "Last year you did a segment on the Jor…
 
In this segment, I have the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Update for the last 7 days, something you should know about Metro Atlanta is Underground Atlanta, and I received a question from a listener asking, "It seems like we are seeing more homes coming on the market. Does this mean that prices are going to decline?"…
 
In emails received from many parts of the country, I’m hearing gardeners say the same thing: This year has been really hard. Count me in on those voicing that sentiment. Gardeners know first-hand that climate change isn’t something in the future, but something right here, every day, right now. So I was fascinated to start reading about the Climate …
 
Railroad workers voted overwhelmingly this year to go on strike after more than two years of contract negotiations. The Biden administration prevented a strike by appointing a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) to hold hearings. That board released its recommendations recently. Clearing the FOG speaks with Michael "Paul" Lindsey, a railroad enginee…
 
In this segment, I received a question from a listener asking, "October is typically the Fall Month when Yard or Garage Sales are held. Are they worth the hassle of getting ready for one? Do you have tips for those of us who like to have them or visit them?" and I discuss an article from Business Insider talking about the Pros and Cons of a Reverse…
 
In this segment, I have the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Update for the last month, something you should know about Metro Atlanta are all the Family Friendly Races and Walks in Atlanta, and I received a question from a listener asking, "My parents have a home that they have considered placing on the rental market but they are wondering if as a landlor…
 
In this segment, we feature Milford Chase in Marietta in our Neighborhood Spotlight and I received a couple of questions from listeners asking, "We are house hunting and are not sure if we want a basement or not. Most homes we have seen have unfinished basements and we’re wondering if there are issues we should be aware of." and, "I have been watch…
 
Maybe like I do, you always mean to be better at seed saving, and it gets away from you. Well, right now is the perfect time with pen and paper or your cell phone in hand for making a list to look around the garden for what potential yields are coming up that you might want to grab at just the right stage to make more plants. Ken Druse is here to t…
 
Forty years ago, residents of Philadelphia won a subsidized housing community in the area known as Black Bottom after fighting the discrimination and displacement being used to clear the way for University City. Now the city is allowing that community, 72 residences called University City Townhomes (UCT), to be sold for gentrification. Clearing the…
 
In this segment, I talk about an article from RIS Media headlined, 'Open Door Bounces Back from FTC Fine with New Product Launch' and I received a question from a listener asking, "We live in a neighborhood with an HOA and have heard that when we sell, we are required to provide an HOA Clearance Letter. Exactly what is that, is there a fee and why …
 
In this segment, we feature Great Sky in Canton in our Neighborhood Spotlight, a new report shows Home Buyers with Lower Credit Score Paying Extra $104,000 In Mortgage Costs, and I received a question from a listener asking, "What exactly does Curtailment mean in terms of our Mortgage?"By Cleve Gaddis
 
In this segment, I have the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Update for the last 7 days, something you should know about Atlanta is the Cascade Hills Nature Preserve, and I received a question from a listener asking, "What’s the Most Commonly Overlooked Home Maintenance Issues you find when working with homeowners to list their home?"…
 
Ecological horticulturist Andy Brand can't help himself. He just has to look closely at everything outdoors: every plant, every insect, every process that's unfolding. And he has to take camera phone pictures, too—lots and lots of pictures. These up-close observations aren't just visually compelling, though. They also pull him down a rabbit hole of…
 
On August 5, lightning caused a fire at an oil supertanker base in Matanzas, Cuba. The fire caused the collapse of three large oil tanks, killed 16 people and wounded 146 people. Immediately, friendly nations sent aid, including $70 million in oil from Russia, but the United States only provided technical advice to the neighboring Caribbean nation …
 
In this segment, I have the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Update for the last 7 days, Here’s something you should know about Metro Atlanta is Historic Roswell, and I talk about an article from Atlanta Business Chronicle headlined, "Music Midtown cancellation means $50 Million Loss for Atlanta"By Cleve Gaddis
 
In this segment, we feature Brooke Farm in Dunwoody in our Neighborhood Spotlight, Atlanta-based Equifax coding error may have people paying more for their loans than they should, uh oh... and I received a question from a listener asking, "Can I collect a security deposit from a tenant to hold an apartment I’m renting?"…
 
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