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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Episode Archive

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 12/29/11

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Thu, 12/29/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
honoring those who have transcended this year... part two

again, we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' honor those who have transcended this year.  call 503 231 8187 with memories, stories of positive events, lessons  or changes in your life.... 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 12/22/11

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Thu, 12/22/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
honoring those who have transcended this year...

this week is going to be quite simple: it is going to be one of two parts, where we honor those who have transcended this year. 

we also want to hear from you, in terms of speaking about any major things you've learned this year, and if you've taken any positive steps/changes in your life.  call 503 231 8187.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 12/08/11

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Thu, 12/08/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
dissecting 'good hair'- the film

as the conversation on hair is continuous for us at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!'; this week, we wanted to take the time to focus on the concept of 'good hair'- namely, the film.  amidst all of the positive reviews for the film, we wanted to see for ourselves how effective the message was in discussing the socio-political issues and connections regarding the so-called 'black hair industry'. 

overall, 'good hair' is healthy hair; is this something the film conveyed, or did it perpetuate notions of corporatism/colonialism?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/24/11

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Thu, 11/24/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are going to continue the vibe of the 'thanksgiving day soul fest' presented by shaheed and jay jay (from 12-8), by bringing a bunch of the funk!!! 

we don't always get to revel in the funk; so we like to get a chance to do so at least once a year.  it will be a treat for you, as much as it will be for us!  we'll be giving you the straight traditional funk (stanky, nasty, underarm odor funk!), as well as some funky gems in the realm of rock, jazz, boogaloo, and then some!!! 

remain connected, and thankful for the funk!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/10/11

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Thu, 11/10/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
honoring OUR HEALTH, and HEAVY D!!!

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' like to return towards discussion of the health of our communities once in a while...  with the high-profile verdict of the conrad murray trial- for those who are not aware, murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter in relation to the murder of our teacher michael- we felt it was a perfect time to return to this discussion.  since what we are seeing is beyond murray OR michael; we are curious to know if there will ever be a point where true justice will be served- that we return to WHOLISTIC ways of taking care of ourselves, and each other, as opposed to dependence on commercial/non-traditional pharmaceuticals and 'medicines'? 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 10/13/11

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Thu, 10/13/2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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chaka khan...  chaka khan...  the name is reminiscent of experiences which reject boundaries, and welcome pride!!!  for this fall membership drive, we will be honoring one of the most recognizable voices on earth; the one who has maintained the spirit of chaka adunne aduffe hodarhi karifi- the name given to her by an elder (while she was a panther)- taking a journey from her days with rufus, right up to her forays into jazz, pop, rock and some in-betweens...  as with the 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' tradition, we will be playing the hidden gems, album cuts, live performances...  and a little bit of chaka on the drums!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 09/22/11

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Thu, 09/22/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
dealing with loss, in positive ways...

loss... it encompasses so many things. the older we get, we notice that many of our friends and loved ones are transcending at more frequent rates. this is the sort of loss we tend to focus on. on a larger scale, through governmental policy more and more of us are beginning to acknowledge the loss of basic rights as well. with that, comes the devaluing of life of all forms.

what exactly are we doing to PROTECT AND PROMOTE LIFE? how are we engaging in the communities which already exist? when we lose our loved ones, do we simultaneously recognize what we have gained from their time with us? what are ways we can look at loss positively, despite many forces working against us?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 09/08/11

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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
david ornette cherry and the 'jazz idiom'

we will be flipping the script and speaking with a favourite of paula the small (of 'paula's picks')- david ornette cherry!  paula's emphasis on art and culture is a nice balance to our focus on the sociopolitical side of things.  with that, we are looking forward to looking at this full spectrum of mr. cherry, regarding his art.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/25/11

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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
the socio-political significance of michael jackson

most people who listen to or know us are aware that for us, michael jackson is represented as a teacher and significant socio-political figure.  in the second year of his transcendence, we still continue to honor him in this way, despite how lonely or frustrating the road increasingly becomes. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/11/11

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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
j.r. valrey

the people of world are speaking right now, in terms of their dis-satisfaction with their governments' actions of injustice; regarding spending cuts to provisions, police terrorism, and ever-increasing militarism.  now is the time we are faced with the all-important question:  what do we stand for?  if we claim it is justice, in what ways are we contributing to this?  how much are we willing to risk the (physical and non-physical) characteristics of comfort in order to get there?

is comfort an illusion?


an interview with PATRICK LAMB: on honoring STEVIE WONDER (and a jimmy mak's tribute!)

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Thu, 02/16/2012

Portland-based Patrick Lamb, on Friday the 17th of February, will be honouring the greatest- STEVIE WONDER- at Jimmy Mak's (at both 7:30 and 10 pm)!!!  To make the evening even more special, Nate Watts and Tyrone Hendrix (STEVIE'S bassist and drummer, respectively) will be there to bring their joy...  Here, we speak with Mr. Lamb about the show and those who are involved; as well as what STEVIE means to him, amongst other things. 



“One of the best instrumentalists I’ve ever worked with..” ~Bobby Caldwell

“Patrick Lamb’s playing and singing are simply fabulous!” ~Two–Time Grammy Winning Diane Schuur

Patrick is one of those extraordinary performers who combine raw talent, and energy with a singular ability to captivate an audience with his charm, sincerity and pure magnetism. His focus as a songwriter and performing artist is “Old School“ R&B, Soul. He combines the influences of Funk, Soul, R&B, and a flavor of Jazz to create his own unique sound as a performer and a songwriter.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Patrick began paying his dues by playing roadhouse music as a teenager in the rural south when he heard the evocative sounds of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Wilton Felder, of the Crusaders. He immersed himself in the music of these great artists and began to discover his own sound as both a musician and performer. In the eighties his father, a high school science teacher, took the family to Portland, Oregon. Once there, Patrick’s playing and singing were developing into a formidable career, which began at the early age of 16. Although having lived in the NW, Patrick found a way to infuse his southern roots and influences into his development as a musician, songwriter and performer.

Patrick accepted early on in his career, in the 90’s, the opportunity to perform and tour with Concord Recording Artist & GRAMMY -winner Diane Schuur. In addition to touring with Ms. Schuur, he recently joined legendary R&B vocalists Bobby Caldwell and Gino Vannelli to tour worldwide. Patrick has been honored with numerous awards starting with an acclaimed best soloist performance at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, resulting in a performance with Lionel Hampton. He has won 3 Muddy awards voted on by the NW music community, and recently was a finalist in the Rockstar Mix It Up contest. In addition, to his music based awards, Patrick’s production company was given the Spirit of Portland & the Caring Heart award for his contributions giving back to the community. In 1996 and 1997 Patrick was invited to perform at the White House during the holiday Congressional VIP Tours and was in attendance at “The Peace on Earth Celebration,” leading to a meeting with President Clinton. Patrick has been solidly and consistently recognized by his peers and community as a world class talent.

Patrick on Stage 2Over the past few years Patrick has been focusing on his own recording career as both a songwriter and performer. He recently completed five studio albums and produced an award winning show “Let The Good Times Roll, A Tribute To Ray Charles.” A Tribute To Ray Charles, debuted at the 2005 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival and the 15 piece big band All-star group released a CD produced by Lamb at the 2006 festival during the tributes encore performance. The tribute has received stellar reviews both regionally and nationally, and the show opened the 2007-08 Oregon Symphony Pops season.

Patrick completed work on his latest solo project, ‘Soul Of A Free Man’ which was released, in Spring 2007. Patrick’s new solo vocal CD bridges together his love of Funk, “Old School” R&B, Soul, Jazz and his southern roots. This CD was co-written with long time friend, singer-songwriter Lee Garrett, whose songwriting credits include ‘Sign Sealed Delivered,’ ‘Isn’t She Lovely,’ ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ and more!

In addition to these two projects Patrick finished work on a vocal duet and instrumental CD with nine-time Emmy award winning producer John Henry, and three-time Emmy nominated singer songwriter Patsy Meyer. This project was released in late Spring of 2007. Patrick’s final release in 2007 was with Michael Allen Harrison titled “At Midnight.”

Patrick has appeared on other recordings with Gino Vannelli, Jeff Lorber, Tom Grant, Eddie Martinez, Dave Weckel, Nathan East, Ricky Lawson, ‘Little John’ Roberts, Alex Al, Bill Cunliffe, Tony Madian, Curt Bisquera, Herman Jackson, Mel Brown, Marlon McClain, Nate Phillips, The Crazy 8’s, George Mitchell, Dan Balmer, Paul deLay, John Raymond, Paul Jackson Jr., Tony Gable, and many others.

Patrick also demonstrates a deep sense of community awareness and civic responsibility. He has performed for numerous fund- raisers to raise consciousness about the loss of funding for the arts in public schools. In addition, he has been involved with major civic efforts to raise money for the America Diabetes Association, Oregon Food Bank, the American Cancer Society, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, The Christie School, ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington. One can’t help but be moved by the huge heart of this young man as it comes though in his civic awareness…and in his exuberant energy to entertain and uplift people.



a conversation with SHAFIA MONROE, of sistah midwife international and ICTC

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Thu, 09/23/2010

shafia is "a cerified midwife, an international doula trainer, founder of the international center for traditional childbearing (ICTC), president of sistah midwife international, and an advisory member for the oregon islamic chaplains organization".  she recently held a 'muslim women's doula training' in order to "address the unique needs of the muslim community and to increase the number of muslim doulas."

the address for ICTC is 2823 n. rosa parks way; the web address is at

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interview with alexyss k. tylor, of vpowerTV (part one)!!!

program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009



what exactly can one say about alexyss k tylor, without stumbling into utter cliche or travelling into euphemism (for those 'sensitive' folk)?  the truth is, you have to meet her to figure out a word for yourself. 

at all points undefinable and inimitable by ANY basic term, atlanta, georgia-based ms. alexyss k tylor is not one who plays around.  you have got to get your act (and your words) together when speaking with her.  even with someone like me who does radio, admittedly this is not always easy.  one interview with this laconic (and ICONIC, to a growing number of people) woman is never going to capture her range- the humor, the warmth, and the love for what she does.  what you ALWAYS get though, is her brand of truth and conviction.  some may see it as brash, vulgar or 'politically incorrect' but it is a truth she stands firm in.  and that is phenomenally admirable.

known mostly as a 'sex guru', ms. tylor is the author of 'spiritual sexuality' and 'vagina power' (which is also the name of the movement she has prompted); she also has a(n) (inter)nationally-recognized television program.  she speaks candidly about spiritual sexuality, as well as political issues affecting us. 

this is from alexyss' youtube page:

"She is the author of spiritual sexuality vagina power, as well as a talk show host of VPOWER with Alexyss K Tyler!!! She talks about spiritual sexuality vagina power, penis power, sperm power. so many women are used, abused and really misunderstand the power of sex and the beauty of the vagina. we are a sacred temple of divine creation and i am so honored to be a woman and so honored by the women that want to learn about the power of our body. teaches about sex chakras, the auric field and how to use them to reach ultimate orgasms."

at the end of the interview (part 2), ms. tylor has mentioned ways to contact her. 

if you have never seen any videos of this stunningly beautiful woman, i suggest you check them out...  as i said, there are no words i could write here that would even describe her. 

all i will say is that it was an honor to speak with her. 



interview with alexyss k. tylor, of vpowerTV (part two)!!!

program date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009

this is part two of an interview with alexyss k tylor, of vpowerTV!!!  (again, please be advised that some language and content here may be deemed objectionable to some)...

a conversation about the future of the LEP charter school renewal

program date: 
Wed, 03/18/2009

finally posted:  a conversation with student izzy and mr. adam, chaperone/founder of the leadership and entrepreneurship public charter school; or LEP high.  the future of the school is in a vulnerable position, as the board of  portland public schools may consider not renewing the school's charter.

to contact and/or donate, go to

interview with rob fields of

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Wed, 02/18/2009

we spoke with rob fields of about our respective experiences of 'black rock'.  a one-time member of the black rock coalition (and a member forever in spirit) he shared his wisdom on life as the 'black rock evangelist', as well as the present state of black rock.

this is part 1 of a part 2 interview.

to contact rob fields go to  and stay tuned for another interview with mr. fields soon!!!

interview with rob fields of, part 2

program date: 
Wed, 02/18/2009

this is part 2 of a two- part interview of the interview with rob fields of

check for another interview soon!!!

interview with pam africa

program date: 
Wed, 02/11/2009

this is an interview we did with pam africa from MOVE, which began in philadelphia and focused on the interconnectedness between a 'natural lifestyle' and humanity.  pam africa spoke on the 'strugglebration for mumia' event happening the next day (13 february) at portland state university, as well as the issues with angola prison in louisiana; and the philosophy of 'hope'.  contact information for pam and ramona africa as well as others are at the end of the audio.


interview with Bruce George, Def Poetry Jam co-founder

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Wed, 01/07/2009

i am honored to have had the experience to connect with this internationally acclaimed writer, anti-violence/pro-spoken word 'active-activist', entrepreneur, co-founder/co-editor of 'The Bandana Republic: A Literary Anthology By Gang Members and Their Affiliates', and co-founder of 'Def Poetry Jam', Bruce George.  even though the time is edited, this is the unedited/non-radio version of the interview, in terms of content/language, posted for you on the web.

His resume and experience (posted here from his myspace page) is extensive...  he has lived such a full life, and continues to do so.

"Bruce is an Executive Consultant with "HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc."

Bruce has his own online social network via “Ning”: "The People Power Network" a grassroots platform:

Bruce has joint-ventured with Harold Whaley who's the COO of Mongram Virtua and Terry Cyrus of OutSpoken Media as Virtual Consultants within "Second Life" which is an entire virtual world.

Bruce is one of the founders of an anti-violence/poverty intitiative entitled "The American Experiment Peace Project"

Bruce is the Executive Consultant/VP of Business Development of Gumbo For The Soul Publications

Bruce is the Executive Consultant/VP Business Development of the "International Hip-Hop Speakers Bureau."

Bruce is the Executive Consultant for Audible,Inc. creating/providing "Top Tier" Podcasting-i-Tune & i-Pod content of celebrities,Spoken Word Artists,rappers, authors,comedians, singers etc.2006

Bruce was a "Panelist" for American Idol Underground's Spoken Word competition: 2006.

Bruce is the Founder of "Ebony Energy Talent Network (EETN):" which includes a Speakers Bureau/Talent Network including Dr. Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Malik Yoba, The Last Poets, Umi Smith (Mos Def's mother), Tray Chaney (HBO's the Wire), Black Ice (HBO's Def Poetry))etc. Within (EETN) Bruce created the "Stop the Violence to Increase the Peace, Anti-Gang Violence Initiative." Featuring well-known and respected Ex-Gang Leaders (Bone-Athens Park Blood/cameo in the movie "Training Day", T. Rodgers-BPS, Redstorm-Ex-G.D./Def Poetry (HBO) etc.) from across the country etc.

Bruce has partnered with Ray Mapp of Purpose Publishing, Inc: Purpose Publishing specializes in Black Inventors (Tee-Shirt series/Posters), publishing, advanced silkscreen printing etc.2006.

Bruce is the Executive Consultant for Rebel Poetry Spoken Word: 2005.

Bruce is the Executive Consultant for Step to The Mic based in Stockton, CA.2005.

Bruce is on the Spoken Word Committee of the New York Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammys)2004.

Bruce is the Executive Producer/Segment Producer of Focused Digizine, which is the worlds first Digizine to provide edutainment for the Hip-Hop nation. 2004.

Bruce is the President/Co-Founder of Outspoken, Where Word & World Connect a primo Spoken Word Magazine scheduled to launch in the fall of 2004.

Bruce is the Founder/Managing Editor of: The Bandana Republic, a Literary Anthology of Poetry and Prose by Gang Members and their Affiliates. Louis Reyes Rivera is the Co-Founder/Editor and Football Hall of Fame/Activist/Actor Jim Brown of Amer-I-Can has written the Foreword. Soft Skull Press is the Publisher:

Bruce was the Co-CEO of BGC Entertainment, LLC 2003-2003.

Bruce was the Executive Consultant for Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway (2003 Tony Award Winner).

Bruce was the Executive Producer /Talent Executive Producer of Russell Simmons, Presents Def Poetry (HBO) 1st & 2nd Seasons.

Bruce is the Founder/CEO of SHHH! LLC.

Bruce is the Founder/CEO of Bone Bristle Entertainment, LLC.

Bruce is the Co-Founder of Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam.

Bruce is the Founder/Executive Producer of: Bone Bristle, a Spoken Word Documentary (Feature length film, in post-production). AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS:2006.

Bruce was awarded the 2006 Honorary Membership, Rhyme N Chat Interactive Poetry Organization. This award was in appreciation for his support given in 2005 by Rhyme N Chat for Bruce continuing to be a positive force in the continued growth of RNC.2006.

Bruce was honored by Disilogold Soul Magazine as one of the Top Twenty Five Men of The Year, in a category with fellow honorees Michael Baisden, Bill Cox, Omar Tyree, Bill Mc Creary etc. 2005.

Bruce was the recipient of the distinguished Trail Blazer Award presented by Great Publishing Company, LLC. 2004.

Bruce was the Honorable Recipient of the Disilgold Soul Magazines Most Sought After Poet by The Media.2004.

Bruce was the Recipient of the YouNity Reviewers Guild Living Legendary Spoken Word Artist of The Year.2004.

Bruce was the recipeint of the Disilgold Soul Magazines Most Innovative Anthology of the New Year.

Bruce is the Founder/Managing Editor of "The Bandana Republics Anthology of Poetry and Prose from Gang Members and Their Affiliates."

2008 – Bruce received a “Certificate of Recognition” by the “Red I Gravy Affair End The Chao’s Program” for his work inmates at the San Bruno County Facility Jail in San Francisco California. The award was presented by Rashna Owens-Clark (Program Facilitator)

2008 -Bruce received the “Sparkle Award” for community activism Presented by Maelan Magazine:

Bruce has been given an award in his name entitled: The Bruce George YouNity Reviewers Guild Award of Excellence presented by Disilgold Soul Literary Review Magazine.2003.

Bruce was the Co-recipient of the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe's First Annual Miky Award for Def Poetry Jam.2003.

Bruce was the Co-recipient of the 62nd Annual Peabody Award for Def Poetry Jam (HBO).1999.

Brooklyn Moon Cafe's Slam Team Winner- Apollo Theater.1999.

Brooklyn Moon Cafe's Slam Team Winner against the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe's Slam Team.1998.

Winner of the African Poetry Theatres annual poetry contest in 1998.

Super Slam Winner of the Hottest Poets slam contest in 1998.

Received a Certificate as a Member in Good Standing with the International Society of Poets in 1996.

Winner of Upscale Entertainments talent contest (won for poetry)in 1994.

Winner of the African Poetry Theatres annual poetry contest in 1986."


you can contact Bruce at, as well as

the songs played tonight were only two:  'Ngiculela-Es Una Historia-I am Singing' by STEVIE WONDER and (Struggle) Home by Juju. 

this is about an hour conversation taken from about an hour and 35 minute one...  i hope you enjoy...  much thanks to dear brother Tony Muhammad and all he does in the name of pro-activity; as well as much thanks to Mack and Aaron, who took part in the conversation we had as well.

much peace...




interview with Marion Dawan on Islam

program date: 
Wed, 12/03/2008

the conversation with Ms. Dawan is finally being posted...  She is a wonderful spirit, as well as a local, Portland-based community activist.  Here, we speak on Islam. 


Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/22/2015

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wayne shorterjujujujublue note
dianne reevesyemanja/sargaco marquiet after the stormblue note
don cherry/dewey redman/charlie haden/ed blackwelltogoold and new dreamsECM
shirley scottout of this worldthe best of shirley scott with stanley turrentine for beautiful peopleprestige
d'angelo and the vanguardbetray my heartblack messiahRCA
george dukeda sombafaces in reflectionMPS
nina simonefeelings (1976 montreaux jazz festival)
charles earlandwarp factor 8leaving this planetprestige
theo parrishfootworkamerican intelligencesound signature

a continuation of the music discussion, with brandon ousley!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/08/2015

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terri lyne carrington f. malcolm jamal warnerjazz is (8:02)jazz is a spiritthe ACT company
regina carterhiwumbe awumba (8:05)reverse threadE1 entertainment
robert glaspermaiden voyage/everything in its right place (8:13)in my elementblue note
roberta flackcompared to what (8:22)first takeatlantic
donny hathawaywhat's going on (8:27)liveATCO
d'angelo and the vanguardtill it's done (tutu) (8:35)black messiahRCA
leadbellynobody in this world is better than us (8:38)leadbelly's last sessions, volume onefolkways
pointer sistersyes we can can (8:39)the pointer sistersblue thumb records
labellewho's watching the watcher? (8:45)chameleonepic
terence blanchardthe water (8:49)a tale of God's will (a requiem for katrina)blue note
curtis mayfieldbeautiful brother of mine (8:54)rootscurtom
lou donaldsonsay it loud i'm black and i'm proud (9:01)say it loud!blue note
joe hendersonpower to the people (9:08)power to the peoplemilestone
stop the violence movementself-destruction (9:27)12"jive
princesign 'o the times (9:33)sign 'o the timespaisley park/WB
janet jacksonthe knowledge (9:37)rhythm nation 1814A&M
donny hathawaylittle ghetto boy (9:48)live at the bitter end 1971ATCO
the isley brothersohio (9:54)the isleys livet-neck

let's talk about music!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 11/13/2014

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lauryn hilli get out (8:03)unplugged 2.0columbia
michael jacksonthey don't care about us (8:08)12"MJJ/epic
bob marley and the wailersjohnny was (8:15)rastaman vibrationisland
crusaderstreat me like ya treat yaself (8:26)pass the platechisa records inc.
jacob millermr. officer (8:29)mixed up moodtop ranking international
junior murvinpolice and thieves (8:32)police and thievesisland
miles davisagitation (8:45)E.S.P.columbia
rick jamesmr. policeman (8:55)street songsgordy
living colouramerican skin (live at montreux, 2011) (9:00)
michael jackson/janet jacksonscream louder (9:20)blood on the dance floor: HIStory in the mixMJJ/epic
KRS-ONEsound of da police (9:26)return of the boom bapjive
michael jacksonwe've had enough (9:42)ultimate collectionMJJ/epic
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonguerilla (9:48)first minute of a new dayarista
pan-african orchestrahi-life structure (9:56)opus 1real world records
we spoke with erin yanke and jodi darby, 2/3rds of the directors of the film 'arresting power'.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 10/23/2014

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herbie hancock, michael brecker and roy hargrovemy shipdirections in music - live at massey hallverve
charles mingusII B.S.mingus mingus mingus mingus mingusimpulse!
george colemansubway ridemanhattan panoramatheresa records
john coltrane & don cherrythe blessingthe avant-gardeatlantic
herbie hancocksonrisapianocolumbia
alice coltraneatomic peacea monastic trioimpulse!
herbie hancockostinato (suite for angela)mwandishiwarner bros.
the horace silver quintetthe african queenthe cape verdean bluesblue note
bill withersharlemjust as i amsussex
bill withershello like beforemaking musiccolumbia
john coltranespiralgiant stepsatlantic
conversations with denise johnson, hernandez williams (of groovin' high steppers) and ahjamu umi!!!

"Formed in 2012, Groovin’ High Steppers is a non-profit social organization aimed at connecting the diverse urban communities in the Pacific Northwest through the dance known as Chicago Steppin’. Through this connection we strive to promote the health of our communities; establish and strengthen the bonds of community through networking; and contribute to the health of the greater African American communities in which we live through charitable work."

"Groovin’ High Steppers will be hosting a fundraiser in support of the Multnomah County Health Department (MCHD) Healthy Birth Initiative (HBI) program.  The dollars raised will support the much needed expanding services and classes for African American fathers and males.  Recent Multnomah County data reveals that “father uninvolvement” (estimated by the prevalence of the absence of a father’s name on the birth certificate) for African American recent births (27.4%) is almost three times that of the county’s general population (9.4%), and over four times that of White non-Hispanics (6.5%)."

Ahjamu's review on a recent book on Kwame Ture:

baby safe project:

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 10/09/2014

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herbie hancockready or notfeets don't fail me nowcolumbia
herbie hancocklil' brotherfat albert rotundawarner bros.
herbie hancockharvest timepianocolumbia
herbie hancockthree bags fulltakin' offblue note
herbie hancockwisdom (live, future 2 future tour, 2002)
herbie hancockfill your handdeath wish OSTcolumbia
herbie hancockbring down the birdsblow up OSTrhino
herbie hancockgo for itmonstercolumbia
herbie hancockthe essence (f. chaka khan)future 2 futuretransparent music
the headhunterswatermelon manheadhunterscolumbia
herbie hancock, ron carter and billy cobhameye of the hurricane (live, 1983)
herbie hancocknew york minutethe new standardverve
herbie hancockmaiden voyagemaiden voyageblue note
honoring HERBIE HANCOCK!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 09/25/2014

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michael jacksonheal the worlddangerousepic
the cannonball adderley quintetlisaplusriverside
angela bofillrainbow child (little pas)angel of the nightGRP
diana rossbrown babytouch me in the morningmotown
liquid crystal projectinfancythe liquid crystal projecthum drums/polar entertainment
marvin gayesave the childrenwhat's goin' ontamla
rachelle ferrellextensionsfirst instrumentblue note
archie sheppballad for a childattica bluesimpulse!
donny hathawayvaldez in the countryextension of a manATCO
rance allen groupreason to survivesay my friendcapitol
george dukegiant child within us- egoi love the blues, she heard my cryMPS
herbie hancockspeak like a childspeak like a childblue note
jon lucienesperanzarashidaRCA victor
nat adderleypretty memorywork songriverside
kool & the ganghigher planelight of worldsde-lite
ronnie lawsmommapressure sensitiveblue note/liberty
MAMA SHAFIA MONROE!!!  and music dedicated to the children...

the links we promised:


here's an extra one we found, AFTER the show:

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 08/28/2014

Air date: 
michael jacksondon't be messin' aroundbad 25MJJ/epic/sony
the jacksonseverybodytriumphepic
the jackson 5oh i've been bless'dboogienatural resources/motown
the jackson 5never had a dream come trueABCmotown
yellow magic orchestrabehind the masksolid state survivoralfa
michael jacksonbehind the mask (demo)
michael jacksondon't walk awayinvincibleMJJ/epic/sony
aloe blaccbillie jean (live)
michael jacksonglouchestershire (demo)
michael jacksonthe girl is mine (demo)
the jacksonskeep on dancin' (live, new orleans 1979)
michael jacksonmelodie (original 1973 mix)anthologymotown
michael jacksonone more chancenumber onesMJJ/epic/sony
michael jacksonfor all timethriller 25MJJ/epic/sony
kenny logginswho's right, who's wrongkeep the firecolumbia
the jackson 5lookin' through the windowslive at the forumhio-o-select/motown
the jacksonslovely one (victory tour, toronto, canada)
sounds of steeldon't stop till you get enough (live, 2010)
michael jacksondo you know where your children are (12 o'clock) (original & dangerous remix versions)demo/xscapeMJJ/epic/sony legacy
brothers johnsonthis had to belight up the nightA&M
the jacksonsdancing machine (live, destiny tour new orleans)
michael jacksonloving you (original version)xscapeMJJ/epic legacy/sony
michael jacksonbeat it (vocal/acapella demo)
PATAXbillie jean
michael jacksonchicago (original version)xscapeMJJ/epic legacy/sony
michael jacksonal caponebad 25MJJ/epic legacy/sony
michael jacksonblue gangstaxscapeMJJ/epic legacy/sony
jackson 5we can have funsoulsation!motown
michael jacksoncheater12"MJJ/epic/sony
michael jacksonbutterflies (master mix (f. eve)12"MJJ/epic/sony
michael jacksonlady i my life (full version)the songs of rod tempertonchrysalis music
michael jacksonwe've got foreverforever, michaelmotown
the jackson 5honey lovemoving violationmotown
deaf n' dumb crewtonitefragrant delitblack jack
michael jacksonsuperfly sisterblood on the dance floorepic dance/sony
michael jacksonin the closet (the promise)jam 12"epic
michael jacksonmaria (you were the only one)got to be theremotown
michael jacksonnite line (demo)
siedah garrettgroove of midnightkiss of lifeqwest
siedah garrettman in the mirror (live at quincy jones' 80th birthday celebration, south korea)
michael jackson and siedah garretti just can't stop loving youbadepic
michael jacksona place with no name (original)xscapeMJJ/epic legacy/sony
michael jacksonhuman nature (brisbane. australia- bad tour)

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 03/06/2014

Air date: 
aretha franklinyoung, gifted and blackyoung, gifted and blackatlantic
james browni don't want nobody to give me nothing (open up the door, i'll get it myself)Foundations Of Funk - A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969polydor
deniece williamsblack butterflylet's hear it for the boycolumbia
archie sheppblues for brother george jacksonattica bluesimpulse!/ABC
roberta flackangelitos negrosfirst takeatlantic
art ensemble of chicagodexteritya.a.c.m. great black music/message to our folksactuel
hubert laws (f. debra laws)what do you think of this world now?morning starCTI
eugene mc danielsthe lord is backheadless heroes of the apocalypseatlantic
nina simoneto be young, gifted and blackblack goldRCA
cecil mcbeesorta, kinda bluealternate spacesindia navigation
christian mc bridei'm coming homea family affairverve
some subject matter:

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/27/2014

Air date: 
rachelle ferrellindividuality (can i be me?)individuality (can i be me?)capitol
rachelle ferrellprayer dancelive in montreux 91-97blue note
rachelle ferrelli can explain (live, 2013)
rachelle ferrellextensionsfirst instrumentblue note/emi
rachelle ferrellwith open arms (live at the apollo)
rachelle ferrellpeace on earthrachelle ferrellcapitol/manhattan
rachelle ferrelli forgive youindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
rachelle ferrell (w/ brandon coleman)my funny valentine (live at the estival jazz lugano, italy)
rachelle ferrellyou send melive in montreaux 91-97blue note
rachelle ferrell and kembeen so long (anita baker tribute, live)
rachelle ferrellgaiaindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
rachelle ferrellwelcome to my love (live w/ george duke at montreaux)
rachelle ferrellautumn leavesfirst instrumentblue note
lalah hathaway feat. rachelle ferrelli'm coming backwhere it all beginsstax/concord music group
rachelle ferrellsistaindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
rachelle ferrellit only took a minuterachelle ferrellcapitol/manhattan
rachelle ferrellwaiting (live 2001)
sadepearlslove deluxeepic
bjork f. the brodsky quartethyperballadtelegramelektra
terence blanchardin my solitudebillie sings terence playscolumbia
terence blanchardghost of congo squarea tale of God's willblue note
teena mariecongo squarecongo squarestax
george dukefor love (i come your friend)the aura will prevailMPS/BASF
warsmile happywhy can't we be friendsavenue records
sun raspace is the placespace is the place OSTevidence
sun ra & his intergalactic arkestrazip a dee doo dasecond star to the right (salute to walt disney)leo records
jackson 5zip a dee doo dadiana ross presents the jackson 5tamla/motown
michael jacksonbutterfliesinvincibleMJJ/epic
michael jacksonlady in my lifethrillerepic
heatwavemind blowing decisionscentral heatingepic
stevie wonderboogie on reggae womanfulfillingness' first finaletamla
stevie wondercontusionsongs in the key of lifetamla
frank zappapeaches en regaliahot ratsreprise
frank zappatell me you love mechunga's revengereprise
captain beefheart and his magic bandthe blimp (mousetrapreplica)trout mask replicareprise
captain beefhearti'm gladsafe as milkbuddah
richard berry and the pharoahslouie louielouie louieember
wynonie harrispapa tree toprockin' the bluesproper
the hawksgood newsthe hawks/the beesclassics records
jackie brenston and his delta catsrocket 8878chess
honoring RACHELLE FERRELL... and more music till midnight!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/23/2014

Air date: 
donny hathawaythe ghetto (8:02)everything is everythingatco
robert glaspernorth portland (8:09)canvasblue note
living colouropen letter to a landlord (8:15)vividepic
eddie harris and les mc cannuniversal prisoner (8:50)second movementatlantic
eddie harrisinstant death (8:55)instant deathatlantic
lou donaldsonbrother soul (9:40)say it loudblue note
we spoke with steven gilliam and cameron whitten of PAALF (portland african american leadership forum) and alan silver (chair of the king neighborhood association).


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!


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?


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,


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