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 06/27/13

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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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the life of lyfe stile... and the music of summer!

with everything going on right now in the name of promoting complicit mass slavery, independent media is extremely necessary at this point.  not only must it be independent; it must also have a goal of freedom.  we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' do our best to bring you not only a perspective of current events and news that is often not discussed regarding the larger picture; we also aim to bring you individuals from different life experiences and points of view who also work in some capacity against slavery- mental AND physical. 

this week, we will be speaking with one of those individuals- lyfe stile, a st. louis, mo-based hip hop emcee.  lyfe:

- formed plan-b with nato caliph around 2003 released 'eye of the storm/here today' in 2003

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 06/13/13

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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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continuing our mission...

we've had a few weeks to think about our place in the world- what is our role, in terms of doing this show, and in the world.  and we realized that we are presenting points of view and art that works against the very fabric of the cloth which blankets us in colonizing language and mindsets.  we're not trying to pat ourselves on the back; however, there's a point where you have to acknowledge with confidence that what you are doing is a needed resource, and the goal is to pass this on to as many people as possible- keeping it to yourself and/or only 'preaching to the choir' does not effect the goal of true change.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/30/13

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Thu, 05/30/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/23/13

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Thu, 05/23/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/09/13

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 04/25/13

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Thu, 04/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring the voice as an instrument... and a special b-gyrl!

how much can a voice be used to effect change in our societies, and world?  how many artists are actually utilizing their voices?  tonight we will be honoring those voices who use their voices as instruments- not just to sing, but percussion and polyrhythms- to create a world free of limitations...  artists such as bobby mc ferrin, rachelle ferrell, and- the voice of hip hop!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 04/11/13

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Thu, 04/11/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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ms. patti austin! and... the world.

there's just so much that has happened to us in these past few weeks, we haven't even been able to catch up.  we went back to new york city (to find that it's not the same place we grew up), the membership drive happened (thank you so very much for contributing!!!), and we've been going through a major writing spurt, amongst other things. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 04/04/13

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Thu, 04/04/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring curtis mayfield!!!

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are here again to honor the work of the little station doing big things!  we are currently in our 45th year, and we wouldn't be here without the work of everyone helping to produce, create and present the programming you hear- and we ESPECIALLY would not be here without your support! 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 03/28/13

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Thu, 03/28/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Soul Liberation!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 03/14/13

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Thu, 03/14/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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we all have the ability to travel, and to flower...

the message is simple this evening:  the weather has been warmer (well at least here in portland, oregon); people are set to plant seeds in their gardens and come out from hibernation.  we focus so much on our physical selves in terms of blooming, but how much do we apply this to our minds?  a love of travelling should extend to where we are mentally.  and when we begin to expand our horizons our relationships also expand.

this show is in honor of travel, growth and flowering- of words, of music, of communities.

"If you can’t afford to travel, you travel mentally through reading. You can see anything and go any place you want to in reading.”- teacher MJ


a conversation with andy allo!!!

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Thu, 11/14/2013
we spoke with andy allo, currently a member of the new power generation (headed by prince); however, she has recently released a second album, entitled 'superconductor'.  for more information check out  we thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with her (which was about everything from the nature of true learning, hair, music and consciousness, and more), and we hope you will as well.

om friday the 15th she will be performing at the camilia lounge. 

a conversation with leni stern

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Wed, 10/30/2013
we had a chance to speak with leni stern, who will be in portland at the camilia lounge on the 1st of november, 2013.  ms. stern is currently a resident of new york city, by way of munich, germany.  her music is inspired by the mother continent so much that she made a life-changing decision to travel there, and ended up working with the great elders, such as salif keita and baba maal.


"Five consecutive wins of Gibson’s Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year might make anyone hunker down and focus on going ‘six for six’.  But Leni Stern has always defied expectations, and her diverse, 20-year career in music is a textbook example of growth under a self-imposed fire. From the expert instrumentalist, a singer-songwriter emerged, with observations to share from her travels throughout the world.   Stern adds: “Why deny the impulse to put words to these experiences?  I couldn’t think of a reason.”"

here are a few of her experiences and works:

a conversation with royce lovett

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Wed, 10/30/2013
royce lovett will be in portland (at the camilia lounge) on the 2nd of november; we had a chance to briefly speak with him about what inspired him, as well as his life's philosophies. 

lovett, who emerges from florida is indeed refreshing amongst a generation and era of people who make music and art playing with negative imagery or a lower consciousness.  according to his site (, he:

"says that his music is all about “letting my beliefs shine through my message and talking about real issues.”  In his own words, his goal of his music is to “tap into the intellect and inspire change, because music doesn’t change people. People change people.” Royce says his music conveys a positive, upbeat image that anyone who loves music can appreciate. He writes his own songs and they feature a wide variety of topics, but mostly on love “in all forms, from friendly love, love for your brother, or romantic love.”"

here are a few of his songs/past performances:

an interview/conversation with randall sullivan, author of 'untouchable'

program date: 
Thu, 11/29/2012

here is the full interview we did with randall sullivan, author of untouchable: the strange life and tragic death of michael jackson.  sullivan is also the author of the price of experience and the miracle detective. he was an editor at rolling stone magazine for over 20 years.

how i view michael certainly appears to be different than how mr. sullivan views him (i mean, he is my teacher!  everyone who knows me already knows my perspective).  however, i cannot take away whatever experience he has had, because it's his. i consider my experience with mr. sullivan to have been quite positive and educational.


kickstarting the continual love of vinyl: a conversation with eilon paz of dust & grooves

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Wed, 07/18/2012

i grew up on vinyl since i was in my mother's womb...  when i became conscious of what the physical format of vinyl actually was, i recognized that this medium which stored sounds was a healing mechanism- it was used to calm the soul after a fight, or just to recapture memories. 

i used to purchase music on my own all the time, but it wasn't until i was 15 years old when i truly started seriously COLLECTING vinyl.  some time after this initial point my first musical teacher (after my mother) was a man named pat. longo; he was quite patient with me as i sat wide-eyed and eager, simply listening to him share information and histories of different record labels.  he'd wax poetic on the mechanisms of certain producers, arrangers and artists.  it was the first time i had actually heard someone speak in depth about the SCIENCE of music- i was hooked for life.  he'd put that needle on the first track and INSTANTLY knew what i liked.  the shop he worked at (owned by the inimitable robert cohen), finyl vinyl, was filled with internationally known producers and DJs, as well as long-time music enthusiasts. i will always love and honor him for teaching me and making me feel welcome in this world- and we are still friends today, after almost 20 years. 

in 2009, pat. was featured in a site called called dust and grooves, dedicated to featuring vinyl enthusiasts and collectors.    he introduced me to the 'curator' of the site, eilon paz, who has started a kickstarter page to raise money for a book he is self-publishing.  paz describes himself as having:

"moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2008 after having a successful career as a photographer in Israel. I decided to move to NY to evolve, expand, and progress as a professional photographer. As a working photographer, I was always on the look out for personal projects to nourish my creativity, and since I’m primarily a portrait photographer, I was looking for a subject matter that will fulfill my passion for photography and music. I was always collecting records, but back home it was very limited. When I arrived to NY suddenly the sky was the limit. People were digging for vinyl records everywhere. It suddenly made sense that there is a whole scene here that could and should be documented. This gave me a whole new inspiration for a personal project."

as a person who is a collector of vinyl (who is obsessed with looking at others' collections), as well as a person who has majored in photograhy (i studied under the great jazz photographer roy decarava); paz' project is something which intrigues me.  it was definitely a pleasure to speak with him, as it's easy to feel the passion in which he feels for his work. 

take a listen, watch and enjoy.  and check out what the kickstarter project (which ends 10 august 1012) entails, as well as paz' dust and grooves site.







 The Dust & Grooves Photo Booth at The WFMU Record Fair 2010, NYC


 (note:  all images/videos are copyrighted to eilon paz and dust & grooves...)




honoring the teacher coast to coast- a conversation with moses harper, part 1

program date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012

i have had another fortunate experience to have experienced another- i'll just say it- student of michael...  it's a very lonely place out there for people who are truly serious about studying the teacher.  even though my focus has more to do with michael OUTSIDE of performance; whenever i see others who have a keen intrerest in what the teachings mean, i feel compelled to contact them.

moses harper is such a person.  when i saw her dancing (she won the apollo over, and if you know anything about the apollo, then you know that it's a tough crowd), i saw there was an element to her that i rarely, if ever, see in others who dedicate their lives to 'michaeldance'- she put HERSELF in it.  with that, i knew there was more to her than just michael.  you see, to be a student of michael, it's important to be a well-rounded person.  i say this because the teachings go far beyond michael's physical casing.  he just happened to be here on earth, and was one of the few who truly embodied the teachings.  we all have the ability to, but many of us are scared. 

what are the teachings?  moses and i discuss some of the elements of the teachings...  the basis of our conversation has to do with michael; we also speak on sociopolitical issues, art and culture.

who is moses harper?  moses has dedicated her life to the teachings, not only through dance, but through speaking engagements, working with the youth, poetry, hip hop and film production and direction.  she has a BA in music (majoring in studio composition) from SUNY purchase; and is involved with 'thrill the world NYC' (you know, the event had all around the world annually, where thousands of people do the 'thriller' dance all at once).  she is the director of a film called 'love fit to box', a story following a journey of two siblings: a brother and a sister (who has made the decision to tell her family she was gay).  the brother looks within himself to see things from his sister's perspective. 

he decided to look at 'the man in the mirror'.  you see?  the teachings are everywhere. 

for more information on moses harper, or to contact her, you can find her here:

(note:  this is part one of 3 of the conversation)

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honoring the teacher coast to coast- a conversation with moses harper, part 2

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Thu, 03/22/2012

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honoring the teacher coast to coast- a conversation with moses harper, part 3

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Thu, 03/22/2012
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a conversation with nubia sutton...

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Tue, 03/13/2012

i first saw this incredibly beautiful woman on youtube, speaking of health, inside and out, and connecting it with the womb.  nubia sutton was her name, and instantly i felt compelled to connect with her.  how often does one feel compelled to connect with someone they see on a video?  i don't know the answer to that (besides energy); i know for me, it is very rare.  i am completely fortunate that i did make that decision to make the steps to reach her.  when we spoke, immediately we connected- not only due to our both growing up in brooklyn, new york; but also in our desire to seek truth through learning and sharing information and pro-activity. 

in this conversation we speak on herbs and medicines, self-healing, food/diet, spirituality and religion, connection to the ancestors, hair, and more! 

here are a few of her videos:

here is the story of how she came to connect with a raw food diet:

and here is sister nubia's site:

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the 'foreclosure movement' in portland

program date: 
Thu, 03/08/2012

we spoke with alicia jackson and ahjamu umi on the 'foreclosure movement' in portland, oregon, particularly as it pertains to afrikan/black people...  what are some pro-active steps to take regarding this issue?

to seek information, go to:

and if you are in the process of getting your home foreclosed on- or if you've been a victim of foreclosure, there is a form to fill out here:

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Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/29/2010

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STEVIE WONDERdo yourself a favorwhere i'm coming fromtamla
ramsey lewisliving for the citysun goddesscolumbia
lauryn hilli get outMTV unplugged 2.0columbia
madhouseserve 'emserve 'emtoday
amnestyfree your mindfree your mindnow again/fat beats
jackson 5the young folksABCmotown
getto kittystand up and be counted45stroud
brand new heaviesbrother sisterbrother sisterdelicious vinyl
curtis mayfieldbeautiful brother of minecolorscurtom
segments of timewill of the peoplesegments of timesussex
syl johnsoni'm talking about freedomis it because i'm blacktwinight
billy paullet the dollar circulatewhen love is newphiladelphia international
sharon jones and the dap kingswhat if we all stopped paying taxesimpeach the precedentkajmere
public enemyshut 'em downapocalypse '91... the enemy strikes blackdef jam
MICHAEL JACKSONthey don't care about us12"epic
skull snapsit's a new dayskull snapsGSF records

this is the 'rebel music' spring membership drive special!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/31/2009

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STEVIE WONDER and aisha morrispositivitya time to lovemotown
meli'sa morganfools paradisedo me babycapitol

it's our last show in its thursday incarnation, ya'll!!!  thank you for everything, good people!!!

much love...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/24/2009

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STEVIE WONDERsomething out of the bluewhere i'm coming fromtamla
jackson 5little drummer boychristmas albumtamla/motown
james brownthe whole world needs liberationget on the good footpolydor
eartha kittla dolce vitabad but beautifulMGM
jacksonsjump for joygoin'placesphiladelphia international/epic
angela bofillrainbow inside my hearttoo tougharista
pebblestake your timepebblesMCA
sherrickall because of yousherrickwarner bros.
colonel abramsspeculationcolonel abramsMCA
james browni don't want nobody to give me nothin' open up the door i'll get it myselffoundations of funkchronicles
lou donaldsonsay it loud (i'm black and i'm proud)christmas albumblue note
jackson 5the christmas songchristmas albumtamla/motown
michael mcDonaldsweet freedom7"MCA
teena mariewhere's californiait must be magicgordy
jacksonsshow you the way to gojacksonsphiladelphia international/epic

we honored teacher michael, as well as spoke about issues...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/17/2009

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STEVIE WONDERfun dayjungle fever OSTmotown
Minnie Rippertonreasonsperfect angelepic
quincy jones f. tevin campbelltomorrow 9a better you, better me)back on the blockqwest/warner bros.
stephanie millshomethe wizatlantic
phyllis hymanold friendliving all alonephiladelphia international
angela bofillaccept me ((i'm not a girl anymore)too tougharista
horace silversilver's seranadesilver's serenadeblue note
zapp & rogermore bounce to the ouncezappwarner bros.
quincy jonesrazzamatazzthe dudeA&M
jackson 5darling dearthird albummotown
aretha franklindon't let me lose this dreami never loved a manatlantic
lou donaldsonwho's making lovehot dogblue note
rotary connectionrespectsongscadet concept
jazz crusaderstill all endsthe young rabbitsblue note
diana rosshave fundianamotown
MFSBTSOP (the sound of philadelphia)love is the messagephiladelphia international

a call-in show it was...  honoring YOU!  what positive things have you done this year?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/10/2009

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STEVIE WONDER and babyfacegone too soonbabyface unpluggedsony
david 'fathead' newmani am singingback to basicsmilestone
hank crawford and b.b. kingthere must bea better world somewherethe hank crawford anthologyatlantic
michael jacksonwhy you wanna trip on medangerousepic
michael jacksoncall on methe best of michael jacksonmotown
the ronettesi can hear music7"philles records
the ink spotswhen you come to the end of the day18 hitsking
willie king & the liberatorslet's come together (as one community)freedom creekrooster blues records
eddie bo & the soul finderswe're doin' it (the thang)the hook and slingfunky delicacies
mr. magicmagic's message (there has to be a better way)12"posse records

 tonight we honored those who have transcended...  may they all be at peace...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/03/2009

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STEVIE WONDERsweetest somebody i knowa time to lovemotown
lou rawlsyou are the sunshine of my life (live, 2005)
lou rawlsyou'll never find another love like mineall things in timephiladelphia international
lou rawlsbring it on homebring it on homecapitol
lou rawls and dianne reevesat lastballadsblue note
lou rawlsseason of the witchthe way it was, the way it iscapitol
lou rawlsstop me from starting this feelinglove all your blues awayepic
lou rawlslady in my timeclose companyepic
les mc cann and lou rawlsi'm gonna move to the outskirts of townstormy mondaycapitol
lou rawlssend in the clowns (live)
lou rawlseverywhere i gonatural manMGM
lou rawlswhat did i do (to be so black and blue)close-up lou rawlscapitol
lou rawlsthe shadow of your smilelive!capitol
lou rawlsthere will be lovewhen you hear lou, you've heard it allphiladelphia international

 tonight we honored the AWESOMENESS of lou rawls!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 11/26/2009

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STEVIE WONDERheaven help us allsigned, sealed and deliveredtamla
billy cobhamheathercrosswindsatlantic
bama the village poetnothingness/thanksgivingghettos of the mindaware
smokey robinsonjust my soul respondingsmokeytamla/motown
the jacksonsman of wargoin' placesepic/philadephia international
roberta flackfreedom songsoul to soul OSTatlantic
sly and the family stonepoetthere's a riot going onepic
billy prestoni wrote a simple songi wrote a simple songA&M
ashford and simpsonfollow your heartstay freewarner bros.
charles sherellwhy can't i be treated like a manfor sweet people from sweet charlespeople
donny hathawayto be young, gifted and blackin performanceatlantic

 tonight we discussed the concept of 'colonialism' in different ways...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 11/19/2009

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STEVIE WONDERvisionsinnervisionstamla
michael jacksoncryinvincibleepic
sam cookea change is gonna comesam cookeRCA
changesearchingthe glow of lovewarner bros./RFC
john legendit don't have to change (featuring th stephens family)get liftedg.o.o.d./sony urban/columbia
kool and the gangyou don't have to changelight of worldsde-lite
michael jacksonman in the mirrorbadepic
donald byrdchangespaces and placesblue note
gladys knight and the pipsthe way we werei feel a songbuddah
al greena change is gonna come (live)
mary j bligejust finegrowing painsgeffen
the impressionspeople get ready16 greatest hitsABC
aretha franklinchangearetha nowatlantic
debra lawsvery specialvery specialelektra
the winansit's timereturnqwest/warner bros.
patti la bellea change is gonna come (live)
isley brothershello it's melive it upt-neck/epic

 tonight we discussed change, and what positive changes we have created, for ourselves, and our communities...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 11/12/2009

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STEVIE WONDERdo i domusiquariumtamla
janet jacksonthe pleasure principlecontrolA&M
cherellei didn't mean to turn you oncherelletabu
morris dayfishnetdaydreamingwarner bros.
cheryl lynnencore7"columbia
dynastythe only oneright back at chaSOLAR
sounds of blacknessafricanatime for healingperspective
michael & janet jacksonscream (scream louder remix)blood on the dance floor: HIStory in the mixepic
yolanda adamsopen my heartmountain high, valley lowelektra

we are honoring the music of jimmy jam and terry lewis tonight, minniapolis-bsed songwriter and producer team...  also we discuss once again, ending relational abuse, to the self and to others!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 11/05/2009

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STEVIE WONDERhey lovedown to earthtamla
marvin gaye & tammi terrellgood lovin' ain't easy to come byeasytamla
ashford and simpsonsolidsolidcapitol
patti la bellewinner in youwinner in youMCA
ashford and simpsoncount your blessingsreal love
chaka khani'm every womanchakawarner bros.
diana rossit's my housethe bossmotown
supremessome things you never get used tolove childmotown
ashford and simpsonfound a curestay freewarner bros.
valerie simpsonfix it alrightvalerie simpsontamla
idris muhammadhard to face the musichouse of the rising sunkudu
ashford and simpson w. maya angelousweet thingbeen foundhopsack & silk
ashford and simpsoni'll be there for youlove or physicalcapitol
diana rossain't no mountain high enoughdiana rossmotown
marvin gaye and tammi terrellyour precious loveunitedtamla
ashford and simpsonit seems to hang onis it still good to yawarner bros.
diana rossthe bossthe bossmotown
gladys knight and the pipsdidn't you know (you'd have to cry sometime)nitty grittysoul
ashford and simpsoni'll take the whole world onstreet operacapitol
jackson 5ain't nothin' lik the real thinglookin' through the windowsmotown
ashford and simpsonain't that good enoughgimme something realwarner bros.
diana rossis this what feeling getsthe wiz OSTMCA/motown
ashford and simpsonhigh-risehigh-risecapitol
ashford and simpson w. teddy pendergrassreach out and touch (somebody's hand) (live, 1983)

we honored the songwriting duo ASHFORD AND SIMPSON!!!


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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