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 04/10/14

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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

the final 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' for a while...

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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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the final show (before the hiatus)!!!

as you may know, we will be taking a 6-month hiatus, as we are taking a long-awaited jiu jitsu training...  so this final 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' (before our hiatus) in the first hour will be primarily dedicated to martial arts derived from the afrikan sensibility (such as capoiera), as well as honoring people such as jim kelly.  in the second hour, we will be playing a few of our favorite songs, as well as opening up the phones to your comments, as well as any positive solutions you've made in your life. 

lupita nyong'o's essence speech: how effective is it?

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Thu, 03/06/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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discussing lupita nyong'o's essence speech

the film 12 years a slave has been the subject of conversation for many, in light of the film winning a major 'best picture' award; as well as what some claim to be a counterpoint to films such as django unchained.  lupita nyong'o,  one of the stars of the film, made an impassioned speech at an event held by essence magazine.  in the speech, she spoke of her experience as a child of a darker hue, and the cultural and social isolation which stemmed from that experience.  while the speech was inspiring on a very emotional and rudimentary level; a proper contextual analysis of the origins of her pain are sorely ommitted from her speech, and speeches like it. 

featuring... the music of the inimitable RACHELLE FERRELL!

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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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it's RACHELLE FERRELL!!!

we want to thank you for being there, being part of this humble community as we navigate through this journey in community radio together...  we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' want to share the gift of music with you, of a specific artist many of you have asked about after hearing her on our show a few weeks back- RACHELLE FERRELL.  despite her success as a touring artist around the world; despite her well-received albums; despite her range of experience and abilities (from teaching alongside dizzy gillespie to working with george duke), she appears to be unknown to many, particularly in the states. 

winter drive 2014- the quincy jones edition!

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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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quincy jones...

we are here once again at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' for another winter drive; this time we are exploring the works of QUINCY JONES.  mr. jones' work has spanned years and genres- everyone from leslir gore, dinah washington, patti austin to, of course, michael jackson (our teacher). 

come celebrate that variety with us, as we celebrate another year of community radio! 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 01/30/14

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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

a little bit more on 'gentrification'...

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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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gentrification...

many cities around the world have been feeling the effects of what is widely known as gentrification (which is traditionally defined as:  "the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.") portland of course is no stranger to that, with its long history of displacing not only working class and low-income folks, but thriving black communities as well, due to factors such as imminent domain. 

LILLA (D'MONE) in the studio!!!

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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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LILLA- live and direct!
we were sick for a while (somehow catching what a lot of others caught); but alas, we are back, for another year of 'guess who's coming to radio??!!'

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 12/26/13

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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

ahjamu umi returns...

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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ahjamu umi returns...
anyone who regularly listens to 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' may be aware that pan-afrikanism is a philosophy we proudly support.  the simplest way we can put it is:  the health of the mother continent represents the health of the world. 

one of the strongest pan-afrikanist voices in portland, oregon is ahjamu umi (anti-foreclosure/pro-community activist and member of the all African people's revolutionary party). 

from his website (http://www.abetterworld.me/):

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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