A Matter of Interpretation
WLLV 1240 AM Radio
Claudette Milner began her journey as radio host of "A Matter of Interpretation" on WLLV Love radio , 1240 on the AM dial, in Louisville, Kentucky on January 8, 2017. The show airs from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Sunday afternoons.
Ms. Milner hosted "A Matter of Interpretation" in 2015 as part of the programming on the Women's Internet Gospel Network [WIGN] TV networks.
She continues her straight talk series, discussing the issues we face on a daily basis from a standpoint of faith. She believes that it is not our circumstances that define us, but rather, it is our journey that leads us to our possibilities and our pre-destined path.
Sydney Nicole Tucker lives in Louisville Kentucky with her parents Darryl and Jennifer Tucker, her brother Darryl Jr., and her twin siblings Danyelle and Dominique. From an early age Sydney has been shaped by her experiences in the special needs community. Her brothers and sister have all been diagnosed with Autism, which is a social and communicative disorder. Driven by her love and support for her siblings, Sydney has strived to make a positive difference in their lives and within the special needs community.
Sydney is a published author and illustrator of the book “Up To Bat” which promotes awareness for special needs children. As a result, Sydney has developed a passion for writing and public speaking at several special needs events in our community including book readings and book signings. She was chosen to speak on the USAAA (United States Autism & Asperger Association) Sibling Panel expressing her feelings on being a sibling to individuals with autism and spreading awareness. Sydney also volunteers at the Exceptional Teens and Adults Center where she reads her book to special need teens and adults.
Her passion for public speaking led the University of Louisville to award Sydney with a public speaking medal at the University of Louisville’s College for a Day event. Sydney has also been featured in “The O Magazine” (published by Oprah Winfrey) for desiring to help the special needs community and “Louisville Magazine” for the publication of her book. Sydney’s book had the honor of being registered and included in the United States Library of Congress as of 2014 and her book has sold internationally around the world. In April 2016, Sydney was inducted into the Kentuckiana Chapter of Top Teens of America where she served as the Recording Secretary. In March 2017 Sydney was voted in as Vice-President and is slated to become President in August 2017.
Sydney recently graduated from Newburg Middle School where she received the Assistant Principal’s award, 4.0 Grade Point Average Award, AAA Community Service Award, the JCPS Scholar Award (3 years in a row), and the Newburg Scholar Award (2 years in a row). Sydney also was a winner in the Martin Luther King Essay Contest and won 1st place in the Newburg Science Fair for her experiment with music and Autistic individuals. Sydney is also an active member of her church choir. She is a former member of Emerging Young Leaders, a program sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. which performs volunteer work across the Louisville area.
Sydney was accepted into duPont Manual High School’s Journalism and Communication Program in the fall of 2015. She has since been inducted into the KEY Club, an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. She was also elected as the Freshman Board Representative. Sydney has also been featured on WLKY News channels’ “Girl Power” segment which focuses on empowering girls. She was chosen for her work in the Special Needs Community.
Over the summer of 2016, Sydney participated in shot put and discus at Westside Track Club, qualifying for the District Track Meet in Lexington, KY, and earning the Positive Attitude Award. On February 12th, 2017 Sydney became a member of the DuPont Manual Track Team as a Shot Put and Discus Thrower. Sydney also received a full scholarship to participate in the University of Louisville’s Young Leaders Academy by the McConnell Center, where she won the honor of “Most Likely to Run for President”. In addition, Sydney received a scholarship to Western Kentucky’s Xposure High School Journalism Workshop. Only 12 students in the United States were afforded this opportunity.
On October 27th, 2016, Sydney was awarded the YMCA Youth Character Award, which recognizes teens ages 13-17 in our community who demonstrate exceptional leadership while incorporating the YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility into their everyday lives.
Sydney also performs Gospel Rap and was awarded 2nd place in the Teen Competition on the “A Matter of Interpretation”-1240 WLLV Radio show on May 21st 2017. She was also awarded an opportunity to perform her Gospel rap in the Summerfest 2017 Concert.