Welcome to Speaking With . . .Carl Thornton, Jr.

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It’s so interesting that so many of us have “twins” who are not at all related to us. It’s also interesting that there can be a number of people who have the same name, first and last, even with similar suffixes (Jr….). I’ve been told by a number of people that they’ve seen my twin (although I don’t really have one) and I have definitely seen my same name (including the suffix “Jr.”) numerous times  attached to other people although I’ve never met any of the people who share my name. Fortunately, we have not shared the same history, especially with regards to legal matters. I have a clean record and will continue to strive to keep it clean. Have you heard whether you have a twin or do you share a name with someone you’ve never met?

For some reason this week feels special. I can’t quite put my finger on why but it does. Have you ever had that experience? It just seemed like something different was in the atmosphere but you didn’t know what? That’s where I am with regards to this week’s programming. There’s nothing really out of the ordinary although I will begin a discussion that I’m very excited about. That may have something to do with how I’m feeling about this week.

As many of you know, I care about people of all ethnicities and nationalities. I care about the plight of mankind and often address this along with the great successes that we celebrate. There will be a mix of these as I lead us through an examination of America’s legacy of “assimilation.” It’s been a mixed bag from the country’s start and the picture is not a clear one now. Let’s be prepared to have our hearts and minds fully engaged as we review where we’ve been and where we are now, especially in light of the many headlines that reveal a reality that does not paint a pretty picture. I’ll begin this discussion, “Moving Toward Assimilation,” on Tuesday.

I’ll use a somewhat unique approach in my discussion of Drugs this week.

We’ll also be treated to a beautiful voice that will convey some beautiful meaning in several songs as Lauren Meccia, introduced to us by the great jazz musician Mike Frost, discusses her career and her debut CD, Inside Your Eyes.

There’s more so check “This Week’s Guests and Topics.”

You’ve come to the right program for variety and information relevant to our lives. Some serious, some light-hearted, but, hopefully, all information you can use and broadcast from WTHB 1550AM, part of Perry Broadcasting of Augusta.

Celebrating Diversity While Promoting Harmony ™

This phrase addresses my passion for empowering people of different races, age groups, genders… to examine our positions regarding these and other relationships and embrace ways of overcoming barriers to these relations. The goal is to encourage the embracing of one another regardless of differences.

Building the Individual, the Family, the Community™

This is something that you’ll hear Carl reference frequently because whether the discussion centers on domestic violence and how to overcome its traumatizing effects, teen dating violence and how to resolve it, motivational/inspirational speakers who inspire us to greatness, business matters, health matters, overcoming racial divides or the numerous other topics that you hear on Speaking With…™ Carl Thornton, Jr., the overarching goal is to build us, to help us become better, as individuals, families, and community, whether the local, state, national or global community.

Let Some of Life’s Best Moments Come Through You ™

This statement sums up my desire to encourage people to examine their relationships in the context of striving to have something beneficial come into the lives of others as a result of the relationship. Husbands and wives can improve their relationship if the husband remembers to continually look out for the best interest of his wife and vice versa rather than each looking out only for his/her own best interest. If their children also practice relating to their siblings and parents motivated by this same objective, that family environment will be much more pleasant for all of them. The family will be stronger. The same can be true in places of worship and on the job site. So I end most of my programs with this line of encouragement.

Life gets complicated at times and, without doubt, there will be people who will choose not to engage even in the noblest of endeavors. However, I believe that for the people who can and will benefit by pursuing these objectives and, ultimately, improve their relationships (and their environments), our effort is well worth it.

Your “voices” are valuable so join our conversations on this site by visiting the  blog and responding to something you heard on the show or posting a topic you’d like others to pursue and by calling in during broadcasts. Share your insights and ask your questions as we all grow and help our families and communities grow.