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About Philly Speaks:

Philly Speaks is a national and local news radio program aired on 100.3 in Philadelphia Sundays 8am-9am hosted by Senator Vincent Hughes and Tiffanie Stanard (and Producer).

Philly Speaks was previously hosted by the Late E. Steven Collins, who passed away on September 8, 2013.

Philly Speaks will address subject matters that affect our listeners by researching the facts and inviting the appropriate newsmakers on the show. Philly Speaks reaches out to a large majority of the Philadelphia community who look forward to an informed conversation about what’s happening nationally and locally.

Twitter: @Philly_Speaks

Facebook: Philly Speaks 100.3

Senator Vincent Hughes, Host

Senator Vincent J. Hughes has  been a member of the Pennsylvania Senate representing the 7th Senatorial District since November 1994. Prior to joining the Senate, Senator Hughes served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1987 to 1994. While a member of the Pennsylvania House, Senator Hughes chaired the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus from 1991 to 1994.

In November 2010, Senator Hughes was elected Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. As the Democratic Chairman, Senator Hughes plays a key role in developing Pennsylvania’s annual budget and establishing the state’s spending priorities. It is the committee’s job to review all legislation considered in the state capital for its financial impact on Pennsylvania’s taxpayers. Prior to attaining his present leadership position, Senator Hughes served as Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, the third highest ranking position, from 2008 to 2010.

In all of his work, which has taken him across the state and around the world, Senator Hughes is staunchly committed to the progress of his 7th Senatorial District, which encompasses portions of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Senator Vincent Hughes is a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, and is supported by his loving wife, actress, entertainer and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, and their blended family of four children.



Tiffanie Stanard, Host and Producer

Tiffanie Stanard is a serial entrepreneur, technology influencer, partnership strategist and media personality; named by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the ‘15 Women Changing the Face of Technology’; Femme and Fortune Magazine as one of the ‘30 Under 30 Inspiring Women in Philadelphia’ and Innov8tiv Magazine as one of the ‘Top 100 Women Visionary Leaders to Watch’.

For over eight years, Stanard has been the President/CEO of Prestige Concepts (PC). PC is an award-winning brand enhancement firm, specializing in branding and marketing strategies to fuse the organizations for-profit and social impact messaging for customer alignment to achieve goals and create great user experiences.

Stanard is the Founder/CEO of Stimulus, a technology and media company specializing in connecting communities for sustainable social impact. The objective is to simplify access to resources for neighborhood improvements, business development and personal growth. For over four years, Tiffanie has brought her trademark personality and passion for national news to radio as one of the hosts and producer for Philly Speaks on 100.3FM (Radio One). Tiffanie has spoken for prestigious organizations including Microsoft, Girls Who Code, Black Enterprise, Girl Scouts, SXSW, Comcast, Xerox and IBM. Tiffanie’s work has been featured in national media outlets including Philadelphia Business Journal, Innov8tiv Magazine, Techweek, Conference for Women, Black Enterprise, IBM, Technically Philly, Black Data Processing Associates, Madame Noire, Diversity Digital Network and more.