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 09/22/11

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Thu, 09/22/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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
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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
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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
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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?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 07/28/11

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Thu, 07/28/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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black people and bicycles!!!

we haven't been feeling all too well emotionally as of late so we were advised to spend this time honoring things which make us happy...  so tonight on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' we will be playing music which makes us happy, as well as discussing bicycles! 

tonight, michael tetteh will be with us...  michael is the:

-outgoing director of shop operations for the community cycling center bicycle shop

-current project manager of the village market in new columbia

-executive director of the newly formed 'major taylor cycling club' of portland (MTCCP)

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 07/14/11

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Thu, 07/14/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring alphonso 'fonce' mizell...

yet again, we lost a shining spirit in our artistic world- mr. alphonso 'fonce' mizell...  you may know him as the writer/producer of many hits at blue note records (associated with everyone from bobbi humphrey to donald byrd)...  you may also be familiar with his works as one of the members of 'the corporation' (who wrote those ubiquitous jackson 5 tracks, such as 'the love you save')- but you may not know who mr. mizell is. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 06/30/11

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Thu, 06/30/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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the significance of words and images...

when one says words don't mean anything, how accurate is that statement in this day and age?  in what ways do we define language, and are they connected to our experiences and how we define ourselves?

what messages are being conveyed through images, and how aware are we in recognizing symbolism?  specifically, how aware are we in these messages being presented to us by media and government institutions?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 06/09/11

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Thu, 06/09/2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring the life of gil scott-heron...

we are heartbroken over the transcendence of our great elder-teacher, gil scott-heron...  even though we know life is not promised, it still gives us pause to see so many of those with light energy leaving for the spirit world.  with that, it is up to us to work to continue the teachings; to 'work for peace', as mr. scott-heron once said. 

his words are poignant and timeless; it's amazing how much his words can be applied today, from the perpetuation of countless wars to the continuous nuclear meltdowns.  anyone who listens to us regularly knows his words are favourites of ours on the show.  so...  on this evening, indeed we will honor his life and teachings, through music, interviews and spoken word pieces from over the years. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/12/11

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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our annual celebration of the musical king of love- STEVIE WONDER!

good people,we've come this far... why stop now?  on thursday, may the 12th from 7-10 pm; thanks to your overwhelming support, we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are once again honoring the life of STEVIE WONDER, who will be 61 this year.  it is you in the community who keep these celebrations going, and with your support during this spring membership drive we can continue to bring sunshine into the life of radio. 

every opportunity we get we aim to honor STEVIE'S life and work.  but we also aim to honor you daily, to bring you this community resource.  this is our gift to you- signed, sealed, and delivered. 

thank you, STEVIE.  and thank YOU for being a part of this vast community.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 04/28/11

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Thu, 04/28/2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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wait for it- PRINCE ROGERS NELSON!!!

stay tuned for a ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity, as we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are bringing PRINCE ROGERS NELSON to you for a spring membership drive special!!!  never let it be said that we don't explore many territories...  because we will be playing for you the reasons why prince is titled 'his royal badness'. 

amongst the b-sides, remixes and album cuts (with some 'favorites' here and there, of course!) we will also be playing tracks from associated artists such as sheila e, mazarati, morris day, jesse johnson, chaka khan and more! 

Comments

Chris (guest for 9-10-09)

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

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

motown

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

motown

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

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

speak soon,
peace,
jamilah

 

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