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 07/12/12

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Thu, 07/12/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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conscious coils in the house!

we are very excited to have fellow natural hair advocate/active-ist, lover of teacher michael and model amber starks with us! 

amber is the founder of conscious coils, a salon in which the mission is "to renew the collective consciousness of the people by nurturing a healthy self-image and celebrating authentic, natural beauty."  amber is ONE BILLION PERCENT into promoting natural hair care:
 

1. through mentorship of young women of African descent

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 06/28/12

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Thu, 06/28/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring bill withers, and more!

as we promised, we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are going to honor the great bill withers, a man we consider one of the greatest griots in our culture- the 'poet laureate' of the u.s...  even though he was recently honoured in the film 'still bill' (a wonderful film by the way) we do not feel he is honoured enough....  so we are doing it OUR WAY! 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 06/14/12

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Thu, 06/14/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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cindi fisher of 'it takes a village', and... GEORGE DUKE!!!

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' aim to look at health in as many angles as possible; and look to alternatives to systems which only treat our ailments symptomatically, as opposed to whollistically.  music is one way to feed the soul and find roots in positive community action.  another way is, of course, physical exercise.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/31/12

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Thu, 05/31/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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#1 in the KBOO cohorts series: yugen rashad, of 'the motif: re-imagine a jazz sensibility'

on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' we want to honor fellow KBOO cohorts who inspire and motivate us to do radio with a mission.  we want to know what has motivated them to begin and continue in the medium of radio, as well as the people who inspire them.  we want to give them a chance to speak in ways they may not be able to on their own programs; and give others who may not have heard them a chance to get a taste of what they do.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/24/12

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Thu, 05/24/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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another annual celebration of the life and art of STEVIE WONDER!!!

to celebrate the life of STEVIE WONDER is never too late on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!'  listen in on may the 24th from 7-10 pm as we pay our annual respects to the man we consider the GREATEST ARTIST OF ALL TIMES.  aside from displaying the gifts from his own catalog, we will explore collaborations, others' interpretations of his art- and- an interview with local musician patrick lamb, who, with STEVIE'S colleagues nathan watts and tyrone hendrix performed a tribute to mr. morris/wonder at jimmy mak's. 

words cannot describe the joy his art brings to the world, so we'll just hope you listen, and enjoy. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 05/10/12

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Thu, 05/10/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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an earth wind and fire membership drive special!!!

as we approach ever-common changes (even in the same season) we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are happy to present to you the ELEMENTS of music- EARTH, WIND AND FIRE!!! 

we are going to explore the roots of the band, from maurice white's beginnings as a drummer at chess records and the ramsey lewis trio, to several members' experience in the pharoahs- and of course, we are going to highlight the worldwide phenomenon which became earth, wind and fire! 

stay tuned, from 7-10 pm as we move from jazz to funk, and ALWAYS return to the elements- of music, AND community radio!

become a member today...  call 503 232 8818 or 1 877 500 5266.  and ALWAYS, you can donate online as well!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 04/26/12

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Thu, 04/26/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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taking action against foreclosure...

several weeks ago we spoke with alicia jackson and ahjamu umi (via telephone) about the damaging effects of foreclosure on communities in portland.  they will be coming in the studio, live and direct, to speak further on the issue; as well as discussing several upcoming actions regarding foreclosure resistance.  there are several local organizations which assist people who are in the midst of foreclosure.  'occupy northeast- the black working group' is one of these organizations, in which the specific focus is to help African people fight being evicted, and to encourage people to remain in their homes.  since they will be here live, alicia will be able to tell her story more in-depth, and you will be able to call in (503-231-8187) with any questions or comments!&nbs

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 04/12/12

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Thu, 04/12/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring the life of sister whitney elizabeth houston...

here we are again...  we've done shows for heavy d, don cornelius, miriam makeba...  each show harder than the last.  this time, it's even more difficult to say we are doing a show, honoring the life of sister whitney elizabeth houston.  we did not expect this to hurt as much as it did (we mean, as much as it did when OUR TEACHER transcended). 

whitney was a person, like all others we have honored, who emanated light.  the light is more evident when she is performing live, or when she speaks; therefore, this is the focus we are taking in these three hours. 

we hope in this time you will be able to see her light- this light which transcends beyond any physical form- as well. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 03/22/12

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Thu, 03/22/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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a conversation with ahjamu umi

indeed, we are looking forward to this...  you see, it's one thing to do a show with just our own voice- we are quite familiar with that.  it's ANOTHER thing to have another person there, who shares similar perspectives. 

the goal of 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' is to address issues we feel are important in order for people with a direct afrikan lineage to educate themselves, in order to be self-sufficient: mentally, physically- and ultimately economically.  ahjamu umi urges an active-ism where the motherland is in its spirit. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 03/08/12

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Thu, 03/08/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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angelah hill and the 'foreclosure movement'

according to the 2010 u.s. census, the black population is only 1.8% in the state of oregon, and 6.3% in the city of portland.   and in 2010, black home ownership dropped to 32.4% (from 38.2% in 2000). 

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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