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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

Being Who You Are...

Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Don't be afraid...
The 25th of June is the day Michael Jackson transcended, six years ago...  It was only THIS YEAR where we finally came to terms with his not being here.  Since we do have a show specifically dedicated to him (in August), we won't have the whole show dedicated to him; however, we do want to honor his spirit, in terms of his being proud/unapologetic for who he was.  With that, people around the world are also honoring their friends, families and loved ones who are part of the LGTBQ communities.  While the commercialism/capitalistic aspect of what is known as 'pride' is emphasized; if it were not for a Puerto Rican trans woman named Sylvia Rivera, and an African trans woman named Marsha P.

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. 


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:

  • Length: 71:56 minutes (65.85 MB)
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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 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...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/24/2013

Air date: 
edwin starrwarwar and peacegordy
michael jacksonthey don't care about us (charles' full joint mix)12" promoMJJ productions/epic dance
odysseygoing back to my rootsi got the melodyRCA
billy paulam i black enough for you360 degrees of billy paulphiladelphia international
peter toshthe day the dollar diemystic manrolling stones records
lupe fiasco f. skylar greywords i never saidlasersatlantic
KRS-ONEpick it upmaximum strengthkoch
lamont doziergoing back to my rootspeddlin' music on the sidewarner bros. records
curtis mayfieldwe got to have peacerootscurtom
marvin gayeyou're the man (alternate version)what's going on (special edition)tamla/motown
donny hathawaywhat's going onliveATCO
nina simonebacklash blues (live)forever young, gifted & black: songs of freedom and spiritRCA/legacy
michael jacksonwe've had enoughultimate collectionepic

here are some links related to tonight's show:

a little extra:

happy learning!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/10/2013

Air date: 
lauryn hilli get out (8:03)unplugged 2.0columbia
kool & the gangancestral ceremony (8:07)spirit of the boogiede-lite
james brownpeople wake up and live (8:14)mutha's naturepolydor
mutabarukade system (8:19)check it!alligator records
mutabarukade system (9:06)check it!alligator records
public enemycan't truss it (9:10)apocalypse '91: the enemy strikes blackdef jam recordings
steel pulse f. tiken jah fakolyafrican holocaust (9:15)african holocaustRAS
millie jacksoni cry (9:19)it hurts so goodspring
linda tilleryfreedom time (9:24)linda tilleryolivia records
the pharoahsfreedom road (9:32)awakeningscarab records
tracy chapmanfreedom now (9:39)crossroadselektra
(teacher) michael jacksonanother part of me (9:52)bad (2001 edition)MJJ productions/epic
lauryn hilli gotta find peace of mind (9:56)unplugged 2.0columbia

this evening we spoke with min. paul scott; we also had shaheed and tunisia haamid!

here are some links of things we spoke about during the show, and more...  there are a lot of links, but hopefully they will be educational for you, and you will be able to move further in your journey and dig deeper and share with others what you've learned:

(note: part of the original bill which included the 'assault weapons ban' also included a 'violence against women' segment.  interestingly, as they move to push the assault weapons ban they let the 'violence against women' act die)

(note: even if you don't agree with the above piece, you have to ask yourself why the inconsistencies in reporting on this shooting have largely gone unanswered)

here's some platinum and other (older and newer) news regarding the south african miners, etc.:

some history on the older assault weapons ban bill:

and some information on the omnibus bill current vice president joe biden drafted (which was a precursor to the patriot act):

and...  are armed police or guards a response to the school shootings, especially after all the video evidence of police abusing their power and physically abusing children who have been late to class or were deemed 'hyperactive'?




Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/13/2012

Air date: 
gary byrd & the g.b. experiencethe crown12"wondirection/motown
stevie wonderit's wrong (apartheid)in square circletamla
the gary byrd experiencelittle black babypresenting the gary byrd experienceRCA
roberta flackoh freedomsoul to soulatlantic
james brownmind powerthe paybackpolydor
skull snapsit's a new dayskull snapsGSF records
donald byrdflight timeblack byrdblue note
michael jacksonprice of famebad 25epic/sony
michael jacksonfreebad 25epic/sony
monk hughes & the outer realmliberateda tribute to brother weldonstones throw

a conversation with randall sullivan...  and other things.

here's the video of my 'open letter to stevie wonder':


Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 11/09/2012

Air date: 
lene lovichwhat will i do without youflexstiff/epic
lene lovichtelepathystatelessstiff
yochannon (space age vocalist) w/ sun ra & his archestrahot killet mamablowin' through yokohama!atomic passion
al smithi'll be alrighthear my bluesprestige
bob dylani'll be your baby tonightjohn wesley hardingcolumbia
bob mc grathso it doesn't whistlebob mc grath from sesame streetaffinity records
groveri am bluegrover sings the bluessesame street records
michael jacksoni'm so bluebad 25epic/sony
STEVIE WONDERgirl bluemusic of my mindtamla
the kinkslazy old sunsomething elsereprise
sesame street kidssomebody come and playthe sesame street recordcolumbia
kamaal the abstractcaringkamaal the abstractbattery records
ella fitzgeraldi let a song go out of my heartella fitzgerald sings the duke ellington songbookverve
billy childish and the blackhandspolitics of greed and gainthe original chatham jacksup pop
leaders of the new schoolteachers, don't teach us nonsense!!a future without a past...elektra
public enemyblack steel in the hour of chaosit takes a nation of millions to hold us backdef jam
public enemypower to the peoplefear of a black planetdef jam
gang of fouretherentertainmentemi
PiLthe suitmetal boxvirgin
jimmy reedshame shame shamet'aint no big thing but he is...jimmy reedvee jay
hot chocolateemmacicero parkRAK
thin lizzyshowdownnightlifevertigo
marvin gayeyou sure love to balllet's get it ontamla
donovan (with the jeff beck group, lesley and madeline)trudibarabajagalepic
frank zappawillie the pimphot ratsbizarre
flash & the dynamicsel son de la lomathe new york soundtico
diana rosshave fun (again)dianamotown
johnny otisain't nothin' shakin'slow bluesold fashion
snatch and the poontangssignifyin' monkey pt 1snatch and the poontangskent
amnestymr. presidentfree your mindnow again/700 west/fat beats
the honey drippersimpeach the president7"alaga
james brownfunky president (people it's bad)realitypolydor
madhouseserve 'emserve 'emtoday
shuggie otisi wanna make you happyin session informationRPM records
marvin gayeflyin' high in the friendly skywhat's going ontamla
marvin gayeyou're the man pts. I & IIthe best of marvin gayemotown master series
steely danhome at lastajaMCA
brand new heaviesbrother sisterbrother sisterdelicious vinyl
michael massercat fightmahogany OSTmotown
princevenus de miloparadepaisley park/warner bros.
rick moranis & ellen greenesuddenly seymourlittle shop of horrorsgeffen
princebabyfor youwarner bros.
princeamericaaround the world in a daypaisley park/warner bros.
george michaelmother's pridelisten without predjudicecolumbia
sinead o' connerblack boys on mopedsi do not want what i haven't gotchrysalis
gilberto gilrodalouvaçãophillips
horace silvernext time i fall in loveserenade to a soul sisterblue note
the kinksdo you remember waltervillage green preservation societyreprise
herbie hancockdolphin dancemaiden voyageblue note

radio- ALL...  over the place!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 10/25/2012

Air date: 
STEVIE WONDERuptight (everything's alright) (8:05)uptighttamla
bo diddleygunslinger (8:07)bo diddley is a gunslingerchess
lavern bakerc.c. rider (8:11)her greatest recordingsATCO
archiebaldstack-a-lee (8:14)7"play back
big boy cruduptrain fare blues (8:16)star bootleggerkrazy kat
son housedry spell blues pt. 1 (8:19)giants of country blueswolf
roosevelt sykeswe gotta move ((8:24)hard drivin' bluesdelmark
memphis slimi guess i'm a fool (8:27)the blues volume 4chess
roscoe gordonno more dogging (8:31)7"modern
fats dominoi'm gonna be a wheel someday (8:52)blueberry hill!mercury
billy stewartfat boy (8:55)7"eric
bo diddleycadillac (8:59)bo diddley is a gunslingerchess
bo diddley, muddy waters and little walterwho do you love (9:00)superblueschecker
bunker hill (w/ link wray and the wraymen)the girl can't dance (9:04)7"norton
esqueritawhy did it take you so long (9:12)esquerita!capitol
esqueritaget back baby (9:15)esquerita!capitol
little richardland of a thousand dances (9:17)get down with it: the okeh sessionsepic
little richardooh! my soul (9:19)little richardspecialty
sugarpie desantoi want to know (9:21)7"veltone
al smithi love her so (9:25)goin' down to louisianaace
jacksie brenston & his delta catsrocket 88 (9:27)10"chess
richard berrylouie louie (9:32)7"underground
chuck berryjaguar and thunderbird (9:34)chuck berry's golden decade vol.2chess
billy wrightwind it up (9:36)stompin' 1-10stomp
chubby checkertwenty miles (9:36)7"parkway
big mama thorntonhound dog (9:47)hound dog: the peacock recordingsMCA
maxine brownoh no not my baby (9:50)7"eric
radiantsain't no big thing (9:52)7"chess
bo diddleyyou ain't bad (9:55)the originatorchecker
black merdareality (9:59)black merdachess

the fore-parents of rock n' roll!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 09/27/2012

Air date: 
STEVIE WONDERfreecharactersmotown
amnestyfree your mindfree your mind: the 700 west sessionsnow again/700 west/fatbeats
pharoah sandersyou've got to have freedomliveevidence
charles mingusonce upon a time, there was a holding corporation called old americaMusic Written For Monterey 1965, Not Heard… Played In Its Entirety AT UCLA, September 25, 1965sunnyside
leadbellybourgeoise bluesfolkways: the origional visionfolkways
boscoewe ain't freeboscoekingdom of chad records
dianne reeveslift ev'ry voice and sing (live at the mt. fiji jazz festival, 1991)
kim westonlift ev'ry voice and singthis is americaMGM
public enemyi shall not be movedmost of my heroes don't appear on no stampenemy records/spitdigital
joe hendersonpower to the peoplepower to the peoplemilestone
public enemynotice- know thisspitdigital
charles mingusdon't let it happen hereMusic Written For Monterey 1965, Not Heard… Played In Its Entirety AT UCLA, September 25, 1965sunnyside
joe hendersonafro-centricpower to the peoplemilestone
max roachgarvey's ghostpercussion bitter sweetimpulse!

talking about freedom...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 09/13/2012

Air date: 
STEVIE WONDERheaven help us allsigned, sealed & deliveredtamla
sly & the family stoneunderdoga whole new thingepic
angie stone (f. james ingram)my peoplethe art of love & warstax
staple singersrespect yourselfbealtitude: respect yourselfstax
mos deffear not of manblack on both sidesrawkus
janet jacksonstate of the worldrhythm nation 1814A&M
public enemybrothers gonna work it outfear of a black planetdef jam recordings
willie hutchbrothers gonna work it outthe mackmotown
esperanza spalding f. algebra blessett and lionel louekeblack goldradio music society
millie jacksona child of GOD (hard to believe)7"spring
mcfadden & whiteheadain't no stoppin' us now12"philadelphia international
temptationsmessage from a black manpuzzle peoplegordy
james brownget up, get into it, get involvedfunk power: a brand new thangpolydor
janet jacksonlivin' ina world (they didn't make)rhythm nation 1814A&M
michael jacksonkeep the faithdangerousepic
abbey lincolnafricapeople in meinner city records

on the willie lynch letter/syndrome, and more...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 08/30/2012

Air date: 
STEVIE WONDER f. kim burrellif your love cannot be moveda time 2 lovemotown
the jackson 5 (f. bill cosby and roesy griier)the day basketball was savedgoin' back to indianamotown
new editionmy secret (didja gitit yet?)new editionMCA
the natural spiritual orchestrawake up suiteschool daze ostEMI/manhattan
the chicago bearssuperbowl shuffle7"
kurtis blowbasketballego tripmercury
whitney houstonlove is a contact sportwhitneyarista
michael jackson f. shaquillr o'neal2 badHIStory
marvin gayegot to give it uplive at the london palladiumtamla
instant funkwide world of sportsinstant funksalsoul
herbie hancockwandering spirit songmwandishi: the complete warner bros. recordingswarner bros.
linton kwesi johnsonnew word hawdahmore timeLKJ records ltd.
dizzy gillespiekushswing low sweet cadillacimpulse!

active-ism in sports...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 08/23/2012

Air date: 
esperanza spaldingmelaesperanzaheads up international
esperanza spaldingsmile like thatradio music societyheads up international/montuno
esperanza spaldinghold on meradio music societyheads up international/montuno
esperanza spaldingwhat a friendchamber music societyheads up international
esperanza spaldingjazz ain't nothin' but soul (live from 'austin city limits')
esperanza spalding (f. algebra blessett and lionel loueke)black goldradio music societyheads up international/montuno
esperanza spaldingi adore youesperanzaheads up international
esperanza spaldingtwo badjunjoayva music
esperanza spaldingland of the freeradio music societyheads up international/montuno
esperanza spalding (f. lalah hathaway)endangered speciesradio music societyheads up international/montuno
esperanza spalding (f. joe lovano)i can't help itradio music societyheads up international/montuno
jackson 5never had a dream come trueABCmotown
michael jacksonman in the mirror (live in jerudong park ampitheatre, brunei- 16 july 1996)
manner effectearth songabundance
the jacksonsdo what you wannagoin' placesphiladelphia international/epic
michael jacksonhuman nature (live in brisbane entertainment centre, australia- november 1987)
the jacksonsliving togetherthe jacksonsphiladelphia international/epic
michael jacksonbillie jean (live at lia manoliu stadium, bucharest, romania- 1 october 1992)
club housedoi it again/billie jean12"island records
michael jacksonbillie jean (1981 home demo)thriller (2001 special edition)epic
michael jacksonbillie jean (acapella)12" promoepic
mos defbillie jean (live at house of blues, houston, texas- 19 august 2009)
mary j. bligeif i don't love you this waylove & life (uk edition)geffen records
rajeev b feat. saini surinderbeat it boliyanE3UK records
michael jacksonbad (live at yokohama stadium, yokohama, japan 1987)
the jacksonsgoin' placesgoin' placesphiladelphia international/epic
dave mason (f. michael jackson)save meold crest on a new wavecolumbia
michael jackson (f. brandy)unbreakableinvincibleMJJ/epic
dj smashnever can say goodbye (goodbye michael edit)
michael jacksonthe girl is mine (demo)
frankie paulgirl is mineshowdown vol. 2hit bound
junior reidmashing up the earthemmanuel callingj.r. productions
steve porcaro/totohuman nature (demo)
ladysmith black mamabazothe moon is walking ('moonwalker' credits)
michael jacksonyou are not alone (acapella)12" promoepic
michael jacksonmorning glowmusic and memotown
justiceD.A.N.C.E.+ed banger
justiceD.A.N.C.E.a cross the universeed banger
michael jacksonrock with you (acapella)12" promoepic
michael jacksonbad (regrooved by the captainmichael jackson regroovedgoodgroove
michael jacksonheaven can wait (jamilah's remix)
michael jacksonhistory (tony moran's history lesson)blood on the dance floor: HIStory in the mixMJJ/epic dance
michael jacksondangerous (roger's rough dub)12"epic dance
michael jacksonblood on the dance floor (fire island vocal mix)12"epic dance
michael jacksonblood on the dance floor (fire island dub)12"epic dance
michael jacksonremember the time (e-smoove's late night mix)12"epic
deaf n' dumb crewtoniteflagrant delit EPblack jack
michael jacksonsuperfly sisterblood on the dance floor: HIStory in the mixMJJ/epic dance
michael jacksoncheater12" promoMJJ/epic/sony
michael jacksonmonkey businessthe ultimate collectionepic/sony
bryan loren (f. michael jackson)to satisfy youmusic from the new worldarista
the jacksonsfind me a girlgoin' placesphiladelphia international/epic
jackson 5whatever you got, i wantdancing machinemotown
michael jacksonbreak of dawninvincibleMJJ/epic
michael jacksonin the closet (the promise)12"epic
michael jacksonin the closetdangerousepic
michael jacksontodo mi amor eres tu12"epic
michael jacksonlady in my lifethriller (half-speed master edition)epic
jackson 5if i have to move a mountainlookin' through the windowsmotown
jackson 5a fool for yousoulsation!motown
michael jacksonyou're good for melooking back to yesterdaytamla/motown
michael jacksonmaria (you were the only one)got to be theremotown
michael jackson (w/ patti austin)it's the falling in loveoff the wallepic
jackson 5i like you the way you are (don't change your love on me)looking back to yesterdaytamla/motown

a special FIVE HOUR EDITION of 'guess who's coming to radio??!!', featuring ESPERANZA SPALDING AND MICHAEL JACKSON!


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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