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

A conversation with Errick Lewis...

Air date: 
Thu, 06/11/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
"Where Musician Ends and Instrument Begins..."
We've been thinking a lot lately about the state of jazz in this day and age...  So much emphasis and conversation from the mainstream has been on the genre in and of itself, and not the conditions which created jazz...  not the African or spiritual connections (and homage to the ancestors) which weaved in and out of it.

This connection never left, and jazz messengers (respect to Abdullah Ibn Buhaina and Horace Silver) still exist amongst us, continuing the tradition.  Robert Glasper,  Regina Carter, Jaleel Shaw and Madlib are just a few. 

A Conversation with Ron Herndon

Air date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Ron Herndon's experiences with the educational system in Portland, Oregon are well known to those who have been following him.  He has consistently organized against educational injustice and disparities done to African youth.  He had a direct hand in getting Reed College to establish a Black studies program.  With the Black United Front (local chapter), he called for equality in education, focusing on schools such as Harriet Tubman Middle School. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/28/15

Air date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Soul Liberation!

Some Rod Temperton For You!!!

Air date: 
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
'the man who wrote 'thriller'...'
For this year's Spring membership drive, we are once again focusing on a songwriter whose name may be somewhat familiar to you- but you DO know his songs!!!  Rod Temperton is mostly known as the man who wrote 'Thriller' (as well as 'Off the Wall').  Prior to this period he will forever be associated with, he was a member of the group Heatwave.  Not only did he compose songs for Michael's first two albums as an adult; he also wrote for  Rufus and Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti Austin, Stephanie Mills, George Benson, and many others!!!

(Art by Mayank kumar- creative commons)

Mama Shafia Monroe and 'Bringin' In Da Spirit'...

Air date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
all about the little ones...
We always love having Mama Shafia Monroe as a guest on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!'- she always brings it back to that nurturing, warm spirit.  As the founder of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC); her work as an international educator, midwife and advocate inspires all those she encounters. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 04/09/15

Air date: 
Thu, 04/09/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Soul Liberation!

Selma, the 'New Black' and the question of freedom

Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
MORE conversations about language...
The conversation about language is not letting up this month...  We chose to discussed these past few weeks how language can be used as a tool to engage communities in organization and activism; this week, we will take a look at how language is used to distract, divide and confuse.  Specifically, we will be examining the most recent incarnation of the 'New Black' ideology, and the works which have been produced from it.

A Continuation of the Importance of Language... With Mic Crenshaw!

Air date: 
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hip Hop, Mic and Mama C...
We want to make this episode of 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' a continuation of the last one, focusing on words.  it is extremely crucial in this time, as corporate media continues to marginalize people of African descent, under the pretence of 'freedom'. under this pretence, our cultures consistently are appropriated and mishandled (and packaged as a product), outside the original context. There's also the lack of awareness (which we wanted to cover last time as well) in the use of words such as 'borrow' (as in, 'Can i borrow you?'), when using those words to address others.  So much of the language we use towards each other innocuously has roots in the commodification of the human body. 

The Importance Of Language... in the spirit of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz and W.E.B. DuBois

Air date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Think about what you say...
As people around the world have been honoring the sunrise of W.E.B. Dubois (February 23, 1868) and the transcendence of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (February 21, 1965); it seems of great importance to discuss the nature of language.  Both men have been highly misinterpreted (and neglected) over the years, without actually taking a keen study to what they were actually saying. 

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

Air date: 
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Gamble and Huff! Spring Drive Special!
Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff are two of the most prolific songwiters we have come to experience, and when together, they have created some of the most recognizable sounds you will ever hear.  Based in Philadelphia, they gave birth to the Philadelphia International label, and made a home for the string-laden and percussive sound; cranking out memorable tracks by Patti LaBelle, the Jacksons, Lou Rawls, Billy Paul, the O'Jays, the Three Degrees (pictured) and so many more. 


a conversation with andy allo!!!

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012

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

program date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012
photo from:
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a conversation with nubia sutton...

program date: 
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 06/27/2013

Air date: 
billy stewartsummertimethe best of chess rhythm & blueschess
kool & the gangsummer madnesslight of worldsde-lite
warsummergreatest hitsunited artists
take 6don't shoot medo the right thing OSTmotown
stop the violence movementself destruction12"jive
marlena shawcalifornia soulthe spice of lifecadet
pieces of a dreammt. airy groovewe are oneelektra
sly & the family stonehot fun in the summertimegreatest hitsepic
quincy jones f. valerie simpsonsummer in the cityyou've got it bad girlA&M
william devaugnbe thankful for what you've gotbe thankful for what you've gotroxbury records
diana rosshave fun (again)dianamotown
living coloursolace of youtime's upcolumbia

speaking to LYFE STILE!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 06/13/2013

Air date: 
roy ayersholiday (kenny dope main mix)virgin ubiquity remixedBBE/rapster
roy ayerscan you dig itubiquitypolydor
jaleel shawthe struggleoptimismchangu
horace tapscott and the pan-afrikan people's arkestradesert fairy princesslive at the I.U.C.C.nimbus west
john coltraneliberiathe heavyweight champion- the complete atlantic recordingsatlantic
vernon reid & masquedown and out in kigali & freetownknown unknownfavored nations entertainment
eric reedpete and repeatmusicale
m-base collectiveprismanatomy of a grooveDIW/columbia
horace silversong for my fathersong for my father (cantiga para meu pai)blue note
horace silverserenade to a soul sisterserenade to a soul sisterblue note
courtney pineour descendants' descendantsthe vision's taleantilles
dianne reevessmilequiet after the stormblue note

continuing the mission...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 05/23/2013

Air date: 
abbey lincolnafricapeople in meITM
roy ayersafrica, center of the worldafrica, center of the worldpolydor
oneness of jujuafrican rhythmsafrican rhythmsblack fire
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonthe liberation song (red, black and greenfirst minute of a new dayarista
miriam makebamayibuyeafricanovus/BMG
miriam makebamayibuyelive at bern's salonger, stockholm, sweden, 1966gallo record company
pan-africanist congress of azaniaIzwe Lethu (The Land is Ours) (portion)Azanian Liberation Songs - Izwe Lethu (The Land is Ours)Azania Committee of The Netherlands
bob marley & the wailersafrica unitesurvivalisland
jujunairobi/chantsa message from mozambiqueblack fire
earth wind & firesee the lightthat's the way of the worldcolumbia
john coltraneafricathe complete africa/brass sessionsimpulse!
lauryn hillmystery of iniquityunplugged 2.0columbia
jimmy heathalkebu-lan land of the blacksthe gap sealercobblestone
hugh masakelaafro-beat blueshugh masakela presents: the chisa years 1965-1975BBE/studio distribution/heroes


Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 05/09/2013

Air date: 
terence blanchardashé (8:03)A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)blue note
lauryn hilli get out (8:12)unplugged 2.0columbia
lauryn hillneurotic society (8:19)digital singleitunes
christian mcbride f. angelique kidjoafrika (8:24)conversations with christianmack avenue
irvin mayfield with the new orleans jazz orchestrathe elder negro speaks (8:30)strange fruitbasin street records
irvin mayfield & gordon parksfatima (8:35)half past autumn suitebasin street records
GZAanimal planet (8:42)legend of the liquid swordMCA
rachelle ferrellpeace on earth (8:51)rachelle ferrellcapitol/manhattan
pharoah sandersthe creator has a master plan (8:56)karmaimpulse!
miles davisyesternow (9:13)a tribute to jack johnsoncolumbia
michael jacksonwe've had enough (9:28)ultimate collectionMJJ productions/epic
bill cosbyfreedom jazz dance (9:34)hello, friend: to ennis with loveverve
quincy jones and bill cosbyoh happy day (9:41)the original jam sessions, 1969concord records
courtney pineas we would say (9:45)journey to the urge withinantilles
dianne reeveseyes on the prize (9:48)never too farEMI
christian mcbride & inside straightbrother mister (9:53)kind of brownmack avenue
ernie hinesour generation (9:56)electrifiedwe produce records

ending ignorance, ending minstrelsy!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/25/2013

Air date: 
ella fitzgeraldoe note samba (live, 1969)
bobby mc ferrinsay ladeovocabulariesemarcy
afrika bambaataa and the soul sonic forceplanet rocklooking for the perfect beat: 1980-1985tommy boy
destormwho is it
destormbeat it
bobby mc ferrini hear musicspontaneous inventionsblue note
rachelle ferrellrun to me (live in florence, 2012)
ella fitzgeraldconversation in scat (live, 1974)
raul midonsittin' in the middlestate of mindmanhattan


Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/11/2013

Air date: 
quincy jones f. patti austinrazzamatazzthe dudeA&M
patti austinwait a little whilelive at the bottom lineCTI
patti austini'll build a stairway to paradiseavant gershwinrendezvous entertainment
patti austinthrough the test of time (live, 1992)
ll cool jillegal searchmama said knock you outdef jam recordings
masters at work f. patti austinlike a butterfly (you send me)our time is comingtommy boy music
patti austinoh no, margaritaevery home should have oneqwest
patti austinwhen ella singsfor ellaplayboy jazz
patti austinhow do you keep the music playing (live, 2008)
patti austinwe're in lovehavana candyCTI
george duke band, f. rachelle ferrell and patti austinyou don't know what love is (live)
patti austina little bit of lovesound adviceshanachie
patti austinit's gonna be specialpatti austinqwest
patti austinit might be youliveGRP
patti austingive it timeend of a rainbowCTI

honoring ms. patti austin!  and speaking about the song 'accidental racist'. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/04/2013

Air date: 
the impressionswe're a winnerwe're a winnerABC
baby huey & the babysittersmighty mightythe baby huey storycurtom
jan bradleymama didn't liethe best of chess rhythm & blueschess
the impressionswe're in lovepeople get readyABC-paramount
aretha franklinjumpsparkleatlantic
curtis mayfieldbeautiful brother of minerootscurtom
curtis mayfieldpower to the peoplesweet exorcistcurtom
curtis mayfieldif i were only a child againback to the worldcurtom
gladys knight & the pipsmr. welfare manclaudine OSTbuddha
the impressionswe must be in lovecheck out your mind!curtom
curtis mayfieldlove to the people(there's no place like) america todaycurtom
curtis mayfieldkeep on trippin'back to the worldcurtom
curtis mayfieldeddie you should know bettersuperfly OSTcurtom
curtis mayfieldmiss black americacurtiscurtom
curtis mayfieldright on for the darknessback to the worldcurtom
curtis mayfieldkeep on keeping onrootscurtom
curtis mayfieldnow you're gonerootscurtom
the impressionsi loved and i lostwe're a winnerABC
curtis mayfieldkung fusweet exorcistcurtom
linda cliffordyou are, you areif my friends could see me nowcurtom

honoring ancestor curtis mayfield...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 03/14/2013

Air date: 
gladys knight and the pipsthe way we werei feel a songbuddha
herbie hancockfirst tripspeak like a childblue note
ella fitzgeraldtake the a trainella fitzgerald sings the duke ellington song bookverve
jazz crusaderswatts happeningthe young rabbitsblue note
boogie down productionsyou must learnghetto music: the blueprint of hip hopjive
herbie hancockoliloqui valley (alternate outtake)emperiyan islesblue note
commodoressail onmidnight magicmotown
aretha franklinthe long & winding roadyoung, gifted & blackatlantic
terence blanchardthe ghost of congo squarea tale of GOD'S will: a requiem for katrinablue note
brother jacks mc dufftabacco road7"atlantic
ramsey lewismaiden voyagemaiden voyagecadet
marvin gayeflyin' high (in the friendly sky)what's goin' ontamla
erykah baduwindow seat (live, soul train awards 2010)
stevie wonderpretty world (live 1970)
wilson simonalsá marinaalegria alegria vol. 2odeon
angela bofillthe voyageangel ofthe nightGRP/arista
earl klughnight drivelow ridecapitol
ronnie laws & pressuretidal wavepressure sensitiveliberty
RUN DMC'reading rainbow' rap
jackson 5coming homesoulsation!motown
wilson pickettborn to be wild7"atlantic
terence blanchardharvesting danceflowblue note

travelling and flowering...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/28/2013

Air date: 
princemoney don't matter 2nightdiamonds and pearlspaisley park/warner bros.
the neville brothersmy bloodyellow moonA&M
miriam makebamayibuyelive at bern's salonger, stockholm, sweden, 1966gallo record company
stevie wondermisrepresented peoplebamboozled OSTmotown
princegamillahthe chocolate invasion
andy beytune upexperience and judgementatlantic
cannonball adderleythe chocolate nuisancethe black messiahcapitol
mos defnew world waterblack on both sidesrawkus
grandmaster melle mel and the furious fivebeat street breakdownbeat street OSTatlantic
stephanie mills and casteverybody rejoicethe wiz OSTatlantic
lauryn hillfreedom timeunplugged 2.0columbia
rochelle ro deezy harti just wanna fly (live)
horace silver (f. salome bey)my soul is my computerthe united states of mind phase 3blue note
prince nico mbarga & rocafil jazzfree education in nigeriafree educationrounder
michael jacksonHIStory (tony moran's HIStory lesson)blood on the dance floor: HIStory in the mixepic/MJJ productions

links we discussed, and more!





Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/14/2013

Air date: 
the blackbyrdshappy musiccity lifefantasy
donald byrdlove has come around12"elektra
donald byrd and 125th street, NYCi love youlove byrdelektra
donald byrdpentatonicblackjackblue note
donald byrdtheme for malcolmlandmarks32 jazz
donald byrdthe loud minoritykofiblue note
donald byrdstepping into tomorrowstepping into tomorrowblue note
donald byrddesign a nationmizell: the mizell brothers at blue noteblue note
donald byrdmr. thomasblack byrdblue note
donald byrdestavanicoelectric byrdblue note
donald byrdghanabyrd in flightblue note
guru (f. donald byrd)loungin'jazzmatazz vol. 1chrysalis
donald byrdmy babeup wit donald byrdverve
donald byrdthe emperorethiopian knightsblue note
donald byrdnight whistlerplaces and spacesblue note
donald byrdclose your eyes and look withinThank You... For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)elektra
donald byrdcutethe cat walkblue note
donald byrdhushroyal flushblue note
the blackbyrdsfuture children, future hopesflying startfantasy
donald byrddance bandblue breakbeatsblue note

honoring dr. donald byrd...


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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