NewsOne Now Podcast: What Is The One Thing You’ve Always Wanted To Do?


What is one thing you’ve always wanted and desired to do, but have been afraid to do it?

Why have a bucket list? Why not just do it? Why not just plan that trip or learn to play the piano or get that pilot’s license? What is holding you back? Roland Martin takes your calls and encourages you to take a step towards your dreams.

On Thursday, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden made the following statement about the current Ebola outbreak:

In the 30 years I’ve been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS.

In West Africa, more than 8,000 people are infected with Ebola and more than 4,000 have died. The CDC estimates by January of 2015 there will be 1.4 million cases of Ebola in western Africa. The first person to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus in America has died and several other individuals are being monitored around the world. Is it time to call Ebola a global pandemic?

Dr.  Seema Yasmin, Dr. Ivan Walks, Jeff Johnson, Dru Ealons and Hughey Newsome joined  Martin on “NewsOne Now,” to discuss the Ebola epidemic and if this is truly the biggest world health threat since AIDS.

On Friday Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” talked with Maryum Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali about the new documentary “I Am Ali.” The film takes a look at the family life of Ali, who many consider to be greatest boxer of all time.

“I Am Ali” premieres in theaters, on demand and digital HD Friday, October 10th.

From Focus Features:

I AM ALI is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of ‘audio journals’ combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, sons, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.

Tavis Smiley appeared on “NewsOne Now” to talk about his new book, “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year.”

In the last year of his life, Dr. King was considered enemy number one because of his outspoken views on the war in Vietnam. On April 4th, 1967, Dr. King delivered a speech titled “Beyond Vietnam.” During his remarks King called America “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world.” Once King finished his speech, his relationship with American would be changed forever.

Kenrick “Ice” McDonald, the first Black president of The Society of American Magicians joined Martin Friday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the so-called “dark arts.” McDonald, a Christian, explained during his appearance on “NewsOne Now” that being an African American magician is a little hard because people in the Black community think “its a little dark,” but he has broken that mold. Just to show how cold he is, “Ice” performed a few magic tricks for Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel.

All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.