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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a continuation of the music discussion, with brandon ousley

Air date: 
Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
more music! (with a purpose)
We wanted to bring in 2015 with even more messages that speak to a higher sensibility, and call people to action.  The first show of January, we focused on music that relayed that.  this week, we will be speaking with Brandon Ousley, a brother who's work in radio (and consistent study outside of it) has led him to a consciousness which is very much needed in these times. 

let's talk about music!!!

Air date: 
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
it's not just entertainment...
as many know, music is a part of the fabric of 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' when discussing various subjects. this time, we want to discuss it specifically, when it comes to how it impacts our communities, and the world.  there are people who look at music (and films, by extension) as mere 'entertainment'; however, much of what we hear has been strategically placed in our consciousness, perpetuating lower energies, the destabilization of communities,  and the illusion of 'access'. 
on the other end, music can be used as tools for healing and awareness- and just as we usually do, we want to encourage and emphasize that.
let's talk about music!

honoring those who have transcended...

Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
for those who have moved to the ancestors...
we at  'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are doing our annual program of honoring those who have transcended throughout the year... They have given their gifts of art and culture to us, and we just want to recognize them.

the struggle: media and justice

Air date: 
Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
media and justice...
Last time, we promised to discuss how media organizations, advertising companies and other businesses continue to profit from the cultural appropriation, as well as the struggles of people of African descent, which includes companies that have historically enacted racist practices.  We still feel this is important to discuss, so we will do it this week! 

How does all of this play into the more recent events (with Missouri, etc.)?  We will discuss this as well.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/27/14

Air date: 
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Soul Liberation!

a conversation on 'arresting power'

Air date: 
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
...and media manipulation.
As the world watches the injustices at the hands of police around the world (most recently in Spain, the U.K., the U.S., Canada and Mexico)- and of course, specifically Ferguson, Missouri; an upcoming film documenting the history (and present state) of police violence in Portland, Oregon is soon to be released.  We at 'guess who's coming to radio' sat down with Jodi Darby and Erin Yanke, two of the directors of 'Arresting Power:  Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon'. 

maintaining healthy births... and preventing illness.

Air date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
this episode: focusing on our health!
There's never a time to ignore our health and well-being, and we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' always make sure to keep that in mind...  The first portion of this episode involves a conversation with Denise Johnson of the Groovin' High Steppers (a local Chicago steppers' group), on an event that is being held to benefit the Healthy Birth Initiative.  With many resources from the organization being allocated towards connecting the mother and child; the event is to present more resources to ALSO assist fathers (more information below). 

honoring HERBIE HANCOCK- it only makes sense!

Air date: 
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
herbie... just herbie.
GOOD PEOPLE!  we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' will be doing the first membership drive special since our hiatus, in honor of none other than HERBIE HANCOCK!!!  from his time with miles davis, to the mwandishi era to causing an even further stir with the headhunters, to 'rock(in') it' and back; herbie has transcended music genres for over 50 years by meshing funk, hip hop, electronic/dance, classical, and more, with a spiritual and traditional jazz sensibility.

welcoming a re-birth with SHAFIA MONROE...

Air date: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
good people- guess who's back! 

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are here, with a renewed energy, and what better way is there to celebrate this rebirth than by having none other than midwife extrordinaire, SHAFIA MONROE!!!  in between traveling around the world celebrating sisterhood and health (as a representative of the international center for traditional childbearing), mama shafia has also launched a cultural competency training to promote diversity in maternal care. 

we always love having her around, and this time is no different!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 09/11/14

Air date: 
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Soul Liberation!


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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

  • Length: 25:44 minutes (23.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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 02/26/2015

Air date: 
sonny stittspeculationso doggone goodprestige
milt jacksonthew prophet speaksthe prophet speaksqwest/reprise
philip cohran and the artistic heritage ensemblemalcolm xmalcolm x memorial (a tribute in music)zulu record co.
dennis brownmalcolm xvisions of dennis browngibbs
dexter gordonsoul sisterdexter callingblue note
sonny stitt with art blakey and the jazz messengersbirdlikein walked sonnysonet records
lee morganzambiadelightfuleeblue note
dee dee bridgewatermama don't ever go away (mama digna sara ye)red earth- a malian journeyDDB records/emarcy/decca
phil ranelinsounds from the villagevibes from the tribetribe
philip cohran and the artistic heritage ensembleel-hajj malik el-shabazzmalcolm x memorial (a tribute in music)zulu record co.
eddie murphyoh jah jahsingleVPAL music
charles mingusoh lord don't let them drop that atomic bomb on meoh yeahatlantic
phil ranelinblack destinythe time is nowhefty
honoring W.E.B. DuBois and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/12/2015

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the jacksonsshow you the way to gothe jacksonsphiladelphia international/epic
lou rawlsyou'll never find7"philadelphia international
MFSBTSOP (the sound of philadelphialove is the messagephiladelphia international
MFSBlove is the message (12" version)philadelphia classicsphiladelphia international
harold melvin and the blue notesdon't leave me this waywake up everybodyphiladelphia international
dusty springfieldlostfrom dusty.... with lovephillips
teddy pendergrassonly youlife is a song worth singingphiladelphia international
the soul survivorsexpressway to your heart (unedited master)crimson
phyllis hymanyou just don't knowliving all alonephiladelphia international
the intruderswe'll be (united)7"gamble
bunny sigler and dee dee sharpconquer the world togetherconquer the world: the lost soul of philadelphia international recordsphiladelphia international/legacy
wilson pickettget me back on time, engine no. 9 (parts i & II)in philadelphiaatlantic
the jacksonsgoin' placesgoin' placesepic
patti labelleif only you knewi'm in love againphiladelphia international
archie bell and the drells(there's gonna be a) showdownthere's gonna be a showdownatlantic
the philadelphia international all-starslet's clean up the ghettolet's clean up the ghettophiladelphia international

Highlighting: The Music and Production of Gamble and Huff/Philadelphia International Records!!!

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

Air date: 
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:


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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