Talk! with Audrey



TALK! with AUDREY is a weekly radio show hosted by former Essence magazine executive Audrey Adams, who has insightful conversations with celebrities, guest experts and authors from the fashion, cosmetic, health, fitness, travel entertainment and financial industries to inform, inspire and empower women.


  • Jacquie Abrams, Author: Hush Money: How One Woman Proved Systemic Racism in her Workplace and Kept Her Job

    09/10/2021 Duration: 25min

    “I left corporate America after my own experiences with systemic racism traumatized and nearly destroyed me,” says Abram. “Now, I spend my time trying to heal from my experiences by writing books that shine a light on systemic racism in the workplace to help others.” She joins me now to talk about her novel, HUSH MONEY: How One Woman Proved Systemic Racism In Her Workplace and Kept Her Job. The book is a group effort by Abram and her two daughters, Deborah and Delilah Harris, and unveils the horrors of modern-day systemic racism in corporate America and chronicles the five-year journey of Ebony Ardoin, an ambitious, young, Black woman in search of a fulfilling and rewarding career path that allows her to live the American Dream.

  • Michael N. Smith: 100 of the Worst Ideas in History: Humanity’s Thundering Brainstorms Turned Blundering Brain-farts

    08/10/2021 Duration: 20min

    From skinny-dipping presidents to toxic tooth fillings to hit singing groups that can’t carry a tune, authors Michael N. Smith and Eric Kasum  wrote 100 of the Worst Ideas in History. It's a celebration of humanity’s historical, hysterical stinkin' thinkin'—thundering brainstorms that turned into blundering brain farts, and the astonishing impact they carry to this day. Michael Smith is my guest.

  • LaLa Castro, Co-Founder of #LatinaGeeks: Recent Trends in Electric Vehicles

    07/10/2021 Duration: 05min

    As of 2020, nearly 1.8 million electric vehicles (EV's) were registered in the U.S., more than three times as many as in 2016, according to the International Energy Agency. Battery-electric vehicles were noted as the fastest-growing category soaring from fewer than 300,000 in 2016 to more than 1.1 million last year. With electric-powered vehicles on the rise, what do you need to know about the cars of the future? Co-Founder of #LatinaGeeks LaLa Castro  joins me with information about the latest trends and what the future holds.

  • Ashley Ross, Client Care Executive at Bank of America: How the Pandemic Has Redefined the Customer Experience

    06/10/2021 Duration: 06min

    Events over the last year have pushed companies to be more agile and thoughtful in their customer experience approach. Consumers have reevaluated their personal and financial priorities and enhanced their expectations of the brands they support. to celebrate National Customer Service Week (October 4-8, 2021), Ashley Ross, Client Care Executive at Bank of America, joins me to talk about how the customer experience will forever be changed in a post-pandemic world.

  • Bew White, Chairman of the Board Gabriella White: A Summer Classic: The New White Story

    05/10/2021 Duration: 25min

    In October of 2013, Bew White was at the pinnacle of his career and success, Chairman of the Board of Gabriella White and its brands, Summer Classics, Gabby and Wendy Jane found himself in the emergency room, fighting for his life. It was that moment when he thought his life would end that led him to want to share his story with the world. His biography, A Summer Classic: The Bew White Story written by Christopher Taunton, is an Entrepreneur's Tale of Love, Life and Business.

  • Mark Lazar, Certified Financial Planner, Wealth Advisor, Author: Pathway to Prosperity: Your Guide to Money and Economics

    04/10/2021 Duration: 25min

    According to Mark Lazar, a Certified Financial Planner, wealth advisor, “Contrary to what you may hear from friends, family, teachers, the government, or the media—regardless of your race, color, religion, where you grew up, or current social status, you have the power to change your life in ways you never believed possible,” and he wrote a book to help you get there, Pathway to Prosperity, to take the mystery out of money.

  • Crystal Pichon, Children’s Safety Expert and CEO of The Safety Place: How Technology Can Help Keep Kids Safe Online and Offline

    03/10/2021 Duration: 07min

    Ask any parent some of the things they do to keep their children safe and you’re likely to hear car seats, helmets and knee pads for bicycle riding. But when it comes to the Internet, parents often don’t know where to start in order to protect their children online.  Crystal Pichon, Children’s Safety Expert and CEO of The Safety Place talks with me about the importance of internet safety for children, especially during the back-to-school season.

  • Dr. Kalvin Lung, Thoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine: THE FUTURE OF LUNG TRANSPLANTATION IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD

    02/10/2021 Duration: 10min

    Due to COVID-19, the need for lung transplantation is growing. Approximately 20-30 percent of patients who get COVID-19 can result in some form of lung damage. Lung transplantation is the last resort for patients with end-stage lung disease. However, there is currently a global shortage of donated lungs which sadly results in deaths among patients on the waitlist. And . . . many donated lungs are deemed unsuitable for transplantation and go un-utilized. Dr. Kalvin Lung - Thoracic Surgeon at Northwestern Medicine with information about a new device to help rescue potentially viable lungs, and those initially deemed “unacceptable” for transplant.

  • Erin McCullen, Head of Deposit Products at Bank of America: Teaching Kids Financial Literacy for Financial Independence

    01/10/2021 Duration: 07min

    Alongside grammar and world history, another important subject to teach our kids is financial literacy. From budgeting and saving paychecks from a summer job to responsibly using a credit card, finances should be part of the curriculum starting at a young age through young adulthood. Erin McCullen, Head of Deposit Products at Bank of America has tips for parents to help their kids develop financial skills to set them up for post-grad financial independence.

  • Esperanza Teasdale, VP and GM of Hispanic Business at PepsiCo and Lupillo Ramirez, President of the Latino Food Industry Association: New Pr

    30/09/2021 Duration: 07min

    As a result of the pandemic, 86% of Hispanic small business owners reported significant negative impacts, including complete closure, and were only half as likely as their white counterparts to receive PPP loans. Esperanza Teasdale, VP and GM of Hispanic Business at PepsiCo will be joined by Lupillo Ramirez, President of the Latino Food Industry Association  join me information about Juntos Crecemos (Together We Grow).Their partnership to raise awareness about Juntos Crecemos, which will invest more than $50 Million in strengthening Hispanic owned businesses.

  • Joanne Gaskin, Vice President of Scores and Analytics, FICO: Learn what steps you can take to improve your credit knowledge and FICO Score

    29/09/2021 Duration: 15min

    Despite the economic uncertainty over the past year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the average U.S. FICO® Score currently stands at 716. Joanne Gaskin, Vice President of Scores and Analytics,  for FICO joins me with the latest credit score data released by FICO, what impact COVID-19 had on credit scores and FICO’s commitment to financial education, inclusion and ability to score more people.

  • Dr. LaShawn McIver, Director of the Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare: Medicaid and CHIP Provide Vital Medical

    28/09/2021 Duration: 10min

    Studies have shown that students who have health insurance, and access essential medical care, are less likely to miss class than their peers without coverage and are more likely to complete high school and graduate college. And unfortunately, there are still many who don’t have health insurance. Joining me with information about how uninsured eligible children and teens up to age 19 in families with limited incomes can get health coverage through Medicaid and CHIP, Dr. LaShawn McIver, Director of the Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

  • Diane Parker, VP, Hagerty Drivers Foundation and Jonathan Klinger, Executive Director of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation: Cool Cars on the Ca

    26/09/2021 Duration: 05min

    Since 2014, 30 vehicles have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register, a program created in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Library of Congress to celebrate and catalog the world’s most significant automobiles.  Joining me live from the National Mall in Washington D.C. Diane Parker, VP, Hagerty Drivers Foundation and Jonathan Klinger, Executive Director of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation to talk about the cool and important cars that will be shown during “Cars at the Capital” this September.

  • Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr., Executive Vice President,Field Development for UNCF: United Negro College Fund(UNCF)Hosting National Virtual Walk F

    25/09/2021 Duration: 07min

    A recent UNCF survey of more than 5,000 students across 17 HBCUs found that many are dealing with difficulties such as sick family members, trouble paying bills and general stress from the ongoing pandemic and recent protests against police brutality. Support is needed now more than ever as students and institutions are faced with challenges including COVID-19 and racial disparities. Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr., executive vice president for field development of UNCF has the details of the UNCF National Virtual Walk for Education® aims to raise funds to support HBCUs and the students they serve.

  • Jared Knott, Author: Tiny Blunders, Big Disasters: 39 Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever

    24/09/2021 Duration: 18min

    From ancient to modern times, battles, war campaigns, bureaucratic decision making and the psychological makeup of the main players is explored by author Jared Knott in his Amazon Best-seller ‘Tiny Blunders, Big Disasters 39 Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever.

  • Margaret (Maggie) Ference, SVP, BB Credit & Ops Director, Huntington National Bank: Rebuilding Financial Security In Urban Neighborhoods

    12/09/2021 Duration: 09min

    The economic disruption of COVID-19 has challenged small business owners and entrepreneurs to adopt fresh approaches to become more competitive in the post-pandemic marketplace. This is especially true for minority-owned and women businesses in underserved communities. To address this issue, Maggie Ference, Senior Vice President, BB Credit & Ops Director, Huntington National Bank joins me to offer tips  to help empower your small business and community.

  • Dr. Juan Caicedo, Director of Northwestern Memorial Liver Transplant Program: Should You Become an Organ Donor?

    11/09/2021 Duration: 12min

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in Illinois wants to encourage us to learn the truth about organ and tissue donation. Most organ donations take place after the donor has died however, some organs can be donated while the donor is still alive. This can be a great alternative to waiting on the ever growing transplant list and can help save lives. Dr. Juan Caicedo, Director of the Liver Transplant Program, Living Donor Liver Program and Hispanic Transplant Program at Northwestern Medicine joins me to talk about organ donation and discuss some of the latest research available and Northwestern Memorial’s role in advancing treatment.

  • Phil Cook, High School Chemistry Teacher and TikTok Star: Why Having The Best Stem Learning Tools Can Help Enhance Your Child's Education

    10/09/2021 Duration: 08min

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, STEM jobs are projected to grow 8.8% from now until 2029. STEM education encourages critical thinking skills, innovation and creative problem-solving.  Competency in these areas is a strong indicator of future career success. Joining me to talk about the importance of STEM education as kids head back-to-school, Phil Cook, high school chemistry teacher and TikTok star (@chemteacherphil 3.3M followers.

  • Kevin Schewe, Author: Bad Love Medicine

    09/09/2021 Duration: 31min

    Kevin L. Schewe has penned another action-packed romp in his critically acclaimed Bad Love series his latest, Bad Love Medicine takes readers from the deep-space beauty of Planet Azur back to a WWII Europe riddled with danger and espionage, bringing the Bad Love Gang face-to-face with one of history’s greatest villains—Adolf Hitler himself , the Bad Love Gang (based on his own friends in high school) once again set out to save history—this time, by stopping the Nazis from creating a time machine of their own.

  • Shalin Gala,Vice President, International Laboratory Methods at PETA: Cobra Gold, A Macho Party?

    15/08/2021 Duration: 07min

    Cobra Gold is an annual multinational military exercise co-hosted by the United States and Thailand and involves 29 participant nations. PETA has exposed a dark secret: One Cobra Gold drill billed as “survival” training is in reality a gruesome macho party. Joining me with the details, Shalin  Gala, Vice President, International Laboratory Methods at PETA.

page 1 from 19