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

the return of KAMAL SHAW!!!

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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 8:00pm - Fri, 11/29/2013 - 12:00am
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the return of KAMAL SHAW!!!
you may have already heard our dear brother KAMAL SHAW, if you listened to us during this recent fall membership drive.  we enjoyed him so much that we wanted to bring him on again, to spend more time with his mind.  we also wanted to give you an opportunity to engage with him, in particularly if you heard him last time and did not have a chance to ask a question or give a comment. 

we are using radio as an opportunity to show the range of our experiences, and surely, kamal is proof that the 'monolith' title needs to be done away with. 

in case you are not familiar with him, he is:

a more in-depth conversation with andy allo...

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Thu, 11/14/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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the return!!!
a few weeks back during the fall membership drive (thank you for contributing!) we aired a portion of a conversation we had with andy allo- this evening, in honor of her performance at the camilia lounge on the 15th of this month, we will be airing much more of this conversation! (the full conversation will also be on this site right after the show).  andy is currently a member of the new power generation (headed by prince); however she's an artist in her own right, recently releasing a second album, entitled 'superconductor'.  for more information check out http://alloevolution.com.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 10/31/13

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Thu, 10/31/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

bringing the originals...

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Thu, 10/24/2013 - 8:00pm - Fri, 10/25/2013 - 12:00am
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bringing the originals...
we are still in the midst of our fall membership drive (and we want to thank you immensely for your sustaining support!), and we are continuing the mood, 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' style! we're encouraging you to dance, as we play the originals to those songs you hear portions of these days, via samples and interpolations in hip hop, rock, and even jazz... some of these songs may take you back, some of them may even surprise you, when you make the connections! we're going to be on until midnight, so we're gonna bring you a good time, through the airwaves!

a couple more talented and brilliant minds- ANDY ALLO AND KAMAL SHAW!

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Thu, 10/10/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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ANDY ALLO AND KAMAL SHAW!!!
We have a VERY packed show for you- something we are really excited about!!! We will be featuring an interview with ANDY ALLO, a current member of the new power generation... Yes, THAT new power generation. Allo, a contributing member of the group, says of Prince (the longtime leader of the NPG): "Collaborating with Prince was such a blessing. He created an environment that was open to any and all ideas. It was really exciting to bring him an acoustic song, which is how most of my songs began, and to see him turn them into these epic masterpieces". Allo (who is from cameroon) has, from albums such as 'unfresh' to 'superconductor' produced sounds which shift from 'folky to funky', and even then it's difficult to pin down.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 09/26/13

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Thu, 09/26/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/29/13

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Thu, 08/29/2013 - 7:00pm - Fri, 08/30/2013 - 12:00am
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JENNIFER BATTEN is here with us on michael day!!!

the 29th of august is a day we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' celebrate annually as the day of teacher MICHAEL JACKSON; even though we do our annual radio celebration it's never on the day he came to this earth, so this will be the first time we'll actually be celebrating with you!  from 7 PM to MIDNIGHT we will be honoring his gifts- primarily, the words and music.  what makes this day even more special is that JENNIFER BATTEN will be celebrating with us, live and direct!  ms.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/22/13

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Thu, 08/22/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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we need solutions NOW!!!

as most people who listen to us at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' know, we do our best to keep it positive, and present solutions to issues facing us in this day and age.  people and situations keep working to stray us away from that- but we are on a mission to speak AND ACT TRUTH to the assumed powers.  those who are in these positions continuously utilize media and the 'educational' instutions to maintain war- between generations, between sexes, between cultures...  we have to work harder to expose this emotional, intellectual and spiritual dysfunction. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/08/13

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Thu, 08/08/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring teacher michael at the clinton street theater!!!

anyone who has been with us for some time at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' knows that august is the month where we honor teacher michael jackson on the air...  while we do that we are ALSO taking what we do outside, in collaboration with the clinton street theater.  clinton street has been doing 'KBOO@ the clinton' every second thursday of the month, and now it is our turn!  while we won't be on the air this week, you can see us in action and meet us at the theater- NOW IS YOUR CHANCE to ask any in-depth questions about the teacher, or other subjects you've been itching to discuss... 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 07/25/13

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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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AMBER STARKS RETURNS!!!

we want to give a live and direct acknowledgement to AMBER STARKS for being at the forefront of the fight to get those who create and sign the laws to acknowledge hair that does not fall into the 'straight' category.  with amber's hard work (and some assistance) house bill 3409 was passed unanimously, easing restrictions on braiding, locs and other predominately afrikan styles for hair.  while this is great news, there's still more work to do- not only on the legislative level, but also on bringing awareness to the fact that coilier textures have different needs than straighter textures...  and we need to come to acceptance of our OWN textures- this is just as much work as trying to pass a bill. 

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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