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

On Thursday Claire Suggs of the non-partisan Georgia Budget and Policy Institute will join me to speak about the plight of educational funding in Georgia. It’s a story that is common to too many states in our nation and the problem has not created itself. We’ll discuss how funding works, how we got where we are and possible solutions.

We’ll also continue to explore whether denying people the right to vote for the rest of their lives due to former felony convictions should be part of the American equation of life so bring the best that can be found in the human heart as we discuss this. And we’ll look at various angles for making your business successful.

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.

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