Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!

A show with a goal to address the sociopolitical issues pertaining to Afrikan peoples in this country (black people), from a younger person's perspective.

The discussions will be combined with positive and political music of various genres, as composed and performed by a long line of descendants. It will feature book highlights, guests who contribute to pro-activity in their respective communities and an opportunity for the listening community to become involved in conversations, by calling in. Let's liberate our minds through the airwaves!!

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Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!

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Air date: 
Thu, 08/13/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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a conversation with hakim green.

we speak with hakim green; NYC-based hip hop artist (from channel live) and KRS ONE associate, writer and active-ist, about the importance of civic action, the state of new york today and the connections between the youth and elders.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/06/09

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Air date: 
Thu, 08/06/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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abbey lincoln!

on this full moon evening we honor the life of active-ist and vocalist abbey lincoln, who was brought to us on this day.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 06/25/09

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Thu, 06/25/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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a celebration of gilberto gil's music!

we will be honoring the life and music of brazil's  gilberto gil, who was brought to us on the 29th of june...  we'll travel to the environmentalism, the cultural pride, the hope and practise of peace in his music... 

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Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!

Air date: 
Thu, 06/18/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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an interview with writer momowilly.

on thursday, the 18th of june we are
pleased to have momowilly, author of the upcoming 'the momowilly
experience'!  based on the east coast, momo and her glorious afro
travel everywhere, spreading the word of her truth as she sees it.

from momo's myspace page:
"Provocative. Honest. Blunt. Hard-hitting. Audacious. momowilly’s
writing has been described as many things, but never boring.

An established poet, author, freelance journalist, and spoken word
artist, momowilly has consistently pushed boundaries with her work. As
the landscape of Black literature denigrated into redundant hip-hop
fiction and trashy erotica noir, momowilly appealed to those audiences

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/28/09

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Thu, 05/28/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
interviews with barber shop folks here in portland...

barber shops and salons continue to shape balck communities.  we'll hear from earl, a well-respected shop owner on alberta street, as well as newer and more-established shop owners and customers.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/21/09

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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
a musical focus on our non-u.s. brothers and sisters...

this will be a musical spotlight on our international brothers and sisters of african descent, like gilberto gil, celia cruz, susana baca, linda lewis, althea and donna and many more...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/14/09

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Thu, 05/14/2009 - 7:00pm - Fri, 05/15/2009 - 12:00am
Short Description: 
STEVIE WONDER- that is all!

Thursday May 14th from 7 pm until midnight we are once again (for the third year) honoring and celebrating the life of STEVIE WONDER!!!  throughout this celebration we interview bobbito garcia (aka kool bob love), one of the creators of WONDER-FULL (with dj spinna); an internationally-recognized yearly dance party to honor STEVIE. 

 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/07/09

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Thu, 05/07/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
the 80's!!!

think of roller rinks, boom boxes, high-top fades, linoleum and cardboard, the smurf dance...  and block parties.  we take you back to the artists who didn't get rotation on MTV, because they were deemed 'too soulful'.  but they were all over the clubs, our homes, and our hearts. at 10 pm king fader continues the 80's party with 'crossfade', where there will be some guilty pleasures and underground club gems.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!

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Thu, 04/30/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
discussion on the suicides of two 11 year old children due to abuse by their peers.

all this month we have been exploring aspects of mental and emotional healing and ways to cope in this world...  this thursday on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' we will focus on the suicides of carl joseph walker hoover and jaheem harrera, two 11 year olds who were taunted and assaulted to the point where they felt they needed to take their own lives... 

we will explore the idea of social perceptions in relation to peer-to-peer abuse (and how these perceptions contribute to the perpetuation of the cycle of violence); how the school system may or may not be intervening in ways which assist children being abused by their peers and/or adults; and, how communities can connect and heal in these situations. 

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Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
honoring the existence of aretha franklin...

aretha franklin entered this world on the 25th of march, and we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are taking a musical journey through the 'queen of soul's' career- through her young jazz n' gospel days to the evenings as advice-giving elder... 

Comments

Chris (guest for 9-10-09)

Hi Jamilah,
Loved the show tonight - I was really struck by Chris' story and how ridiculously the Portland police handled his situation.  It makes me concerned for the future of civic-minded organizations like Copwatch and NoPo Cop Stop which exist to do exactly what Chris was doing - observe & record police conduct and provide that record as a defense to the people who police accuse of wrongdoing. 

Would it be possible for KBOO to post tonight's show or, at least, the fifteen minutes that Chris spoke about his encounter with Portland police on your webpage or myspace page?  I would be very interested to listen to it again and pass it along to my friends at Copwatch, if that is okay.  I believe the segment ranged between 8:45 pm - 9:00 pm.  Please feel free to e-mail me with a response - it would be great to hear from you.  Thank you very much for your help, and keep up the excellent work!

motown

Hey I love motown and motown history and it is sorta at the top of my list of interests right now, so if I wanted to offer some insight into your upcoming program, what is the protocol? Is there any way to get involved?

motown

yes, i am actually planning to do another show on motown; i didn't get to fit everything i wanted to fit into the show... my plan is to do something in april. i would like to go more in depth about what i was touching on in the last show... is it possible for a 'person of colour' to be successful in america and not sacrifice or compromise their beliefs? i want to do more in-depth conversations/interviews about that.

i am constantly welcoming people to get involved and have some input for the show, so that is wonderful that you are interested!!! what sorts of things were you thinking about?

speak soon,
peace,
jamilah

 

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