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

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 continuation of the music discussion, with brandon ousley

Air date: 
Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
more music! (with a purpose)
We wanted to bring in 2015 with even more messages that speak to a higher sensibility, and call people to action.  The first show of January, we focused on music that relayed that.  this week, we will be speaking with Brandon Ousley, a brother who's work in radio (and consistent study outside of it) has led him to a consciousness which is very much needed in these times. 

let's talk about music!!!

Air date: 
Thu, 01/08/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
it's not just entertainment...
as many know, music is a part of the fabric of 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' when discussing various subjects. this time, we want to discuss it specifically, when it comes to how it impacts our communities, and the world.  there are people who look at music (and films, by extension) as mere 'entertainment'; however, much of what we hear has been strategically placed in our consciousness, perpetuating lower energies, the destabilization of communities,  and the illusion of 'access'. 
on the other end, music can be used as tools for healing and awareness- and just as we usually do, we want to encourage and emphasize that.
let's talk about music!

honoring those who have transcended...

Air date: 
Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
for those who have moved to the ancestors...
we at  'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are doing our annual program of honoring those who have transcended throughout the year... They have given their gifts of art and culture to us, and we just want to recognize them.

the struggle: media and justice

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Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
media and justice...
Last time, we promised to discuss how media organizations, advertising companies and other businesses continue to profit from the cultural appropriation, as well as the struggles of people of African descent, which includes companies that have historically enacted racist practices.  We still feel this is important to discuss, so we will do it this week! 

How does all of this play into the more recent events (with Missouri, etc.)?  We will discuss this as well.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/27/14

Air date: 
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Soul Liberation!

a conversation on 'arresting power'

Air date: 
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
...and media manipulation.
As the world watches the injustices at the hands of police around the world (most recently in Spain, the U.K., the U.S., Canada and Mexico)- and of course, specifically Ferguson, Missouri; an upcoming film documenting the history (and present state) of police violence in Portland, Oregon is soon to be released.  We at 'guess who's coming to radio' sat down with Jodi Darby and Erin Yanke, two of the directors of 'Arresting Power:  Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon'. 

maintaining healthy births... and preventing illness.

Air date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
this episode: focusing on our health!
There's never a time to ignore our health and well-being, and we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' always make sure to keep that in mind...  The first portion of this episode involves a conversation with Denise Johnson of the Groovin' High Steppers (a local Chicago steppers' group), on an event that is being held to benefit the Healthy Birth Initiative.  With many resources from the organization being allocated towards connecting the mother and child; the event is to present more resources to ALSO assist fathers (more information below). 

honoring HERBIE HANCOCK- it only makes sense!

Air date: 
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
herbie... just herbie.
GOOD PEOPLE!  we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' will be doing the first membership drive special since our hiatus, in honor of none other than HERBIE HANCOCK!!!  from his time with miles davis, to the mwandishi era to causing an even further stir with the headhunters, to 'rock(in') it' and back; herbie has transcended music genres for over 50 years by meshing funk, hip hop, electronic/dance, classical, and more, with a spiritual and traditional jazz sensibility.

welcoming a re-birth with SHAFIA MONROE...

Air date: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
good people- guess who's back! 

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are here, with a renewed energy, and what better way is there to celebrate this rebirth than by having none other than midwife extrordinaire, SHAFIA MONROE!!!  in between traveling around the world celebrating sisterhood and health (as a representative of the international center for traditional childbearing), mama shafia has also launched a cultural competency training to promote diversity in maternal care. 

we always love having her around, and this time is no different!


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

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Thu, 03/22/2012

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

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Thu, 03/22/2012
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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 09/10/2008

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STEVIE WONDERi love every little thing about youmusic of my mindtamla
quincy jonesmain title overturethe wiz OSTmca/motown
castthe feeling we once hadthe wizatlantic
diana rosscan i go on?the wizmca/motown
stephanie millssoon as i get homethe wizatlantic
michael jacksonyou can't winthe wizmca/motown
hinton battleslide some oil to methe wizatlantic
nipsey russellwhat would i do if i could feel?the wizmca/motown
ted rossi'm a mean ole lionthe wizatlantic
diana rossis this what feeling gets?the wizmca/motown
castso you wanted to see the wizardthe wizatlantic
castemerald city sequencethe wizmca/motown
mabel kingdon't nobody bring me no bad newsthe wizatlantic
diana rossbelieve in yourselfthe wizmca/motown
stephanie mills and ted rossbe a lionthe wizatlantic
castbe a lionthe wizmca/motown
stephanie millshomethe wizatlantic
michael jackson and diana rossease on down the roadthe wiz/ultimate collectionmca/motown/epic

this is part one out of two of the 'art as liberation' series...  tonight, we are looking at 'the wiz', speaking of its political implications in between the play and film musical adaptations.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 08/20/2008

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michael jacksoni can't help it (cubanix remix)
jacksonssunset driverthe ultimate collectionepic
jackson 5forever came todaymoving violationmotown
michael jacksondangerous (roger's rough dub)HIStory in the mixepic
michael jacksonwanna be startin' somethin' (instrumental)12"epic
michael jacksonspeechlessinvincibleepic
michael jacksoneverybody's somebody's foolbenmotown
michael jacksonwings of my lovegot to be theremotown
michael jacksonsomeone in the darke.t storybookmca
jackson 5can't get ready for losing yousoulsation!motown
michael jacksonbad (false fade version)12"epic
jacksonsdifferent kind of ladygoin' placesphidelphia international/epic
michael jacksoncan't get out of the rain7"epic
jackson 5nobodydiana ross presents the jackson 5tamla/motown
jacksonsthat's what you get (for being polite)destinyepic
jackson 5can i see you in the morningthird albummotown
michael jacksoncinderella stay awhileforever, michaelmotown
jackson 5a fool for yousoulsation!motown
michael jacksonthe way you love meultimate collectionepic
michael jacksonshoutcry EPepic
jackson 5you ain't giving me what i want (so i'm taking it all back)soulsation!motown
jackson 5big boypre-history: the lost steeltown recordingsbrunswick/inverted

this is the playlist for the celebration of michael jackson's 50 years on this planet...  there is the interview with aphrodite jones also up...  thank you...




Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 08/13/2008

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STEVIE WONDERif it's magicsongs in the key of lifetamla
isaac hayeslife's mood/fragilebrandedpointblank
jaleel shawflipsideoptimismchangu
isaac hayeschocolate chip (instrumental)chocolate chipabc
isaac hayesthe look of lovelive at the sahara tahoeenterprise
jaleel shawflightoptimismchangu
bar-kayspeole unite to save humanitydo you see what i see?stax
bernard wrightspinnin''nardarista
bernard wrightbread sandwiches
isaac hayeswalk on by
jackson 5walk on
isaac hayesnever can say goodbye

east-coast saxophonist jaleel shaw, whose latest work is called 'optimism', was on tonight...  


"Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophonist, has performed with such world class artists as Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Arturo Sandoval, Nicholas Payton, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra. He is currently a member of the Charles Mingus Big Band, the JazzReach education group, and performs in various clubs in New York City and abroad with various groups, including the Jaleel Shaw Quintet."

also, there was a piece (and some songs) dedicated to isaac hayes... RIP to him and bernie mac...

and dear brother TONY MUHAMMAD (who just got back to miami from portland) was on, teaching and reaching the people...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 08/06/2008

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STEVIE WONDERsigned sealed delivered (dj smash remix)12"motown
warsun oh sonwarunited artists
baby huey and the babysittersmighty mightythe baby huey storycurtom
village soul choirthe cat walksoul sesame streetabbott
willie mitchelleverything is gonna be alrightthe best of willie mitchellHi
patrice rushenhaw- right nowprelusionprestige
status IVyou ain't really down12"radar
freestyle expressdon't stop the rockold school volume 5thump
kurtis blowthe breaks (inst.)12"mercury
village soul choirsesame street themesoul sesame streetabbott
yvonne fairlet your hair downthe bitch is blackmotown
james brownpopcorn with a feelingit's a motherking
bobby blandsad feelingduke

james moore, 'rogue librarian' from the north portland branch of the library, was on to discuss his favorite books, the night out against crime (and thus the meaning of community), and why people call him 'different)...  also, DEAR BROTHER TONY MUHAMMAD IS COMING TO TOWN!!!  he will be a guest speaker at the peace and unity event happening this week-end. 

also, communicating with us was maxjulian, the infamous activist about town, to discuss the fear of looking into one-self, thye states of addiction and the american political situation at large. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 07/30/2008

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STEVIE WONDERassongs in the key of lifetamla
cannonball adderleywalk tallcountry preacherblue note/capitol
brother jack mc duffoblighetto (j dilla remix)blue note revisitedblue note
waterssitting here all aloneblue note
morgan adams quartet plus twostormyshades of blue: madlib invades blue noteblue note
freddie hubbardblue spiritsblue spiritsblue note
lou donaldsonit's your thinghot dogblue note/capitol
bobbi humphreyplease set me at easefancy dancerblue note
donald byrdstepping into tomorrow (madlib remix)blue note revisitedblue note
bobbi humphreymy little girlsatin dollblue note
gene harrislosalamitoslatinfunklovesongastral signalblue note/capitol
donald byrdlansanna's priestess (dj spinna remix)blue note revisitedblue note
horace silver f. andy beyi've had a little talkthe united states of mindblue note
eric galea song of willblue note
shirley basseylight my firesomethingblue note/united artists
grant greena time to remember (osunlade remix)blue note revisitedshades of blue: madlib invades blue noteblue note
dianne reeveslove for sale (live)in the momentblue note
brother jack mc duffbutter (for yo popcorn)i got a womanblue note
blue mitchellflat backingbantu villageblue note/capitol

shafia monroe, portland-based sistahmidwife supreme,  discussed various projects she is working on, as well as-of course! - the connections of midwifery.  for more information on Sistah Midwife International, go to:

also, shaun carnahan discussed the situation pertaining to mumia abu-jamal's case, and the rush to keep his case alive.  for more information, contact:

International Concerned Family & Friends of MAJ 
P.O. Box 19709 
Philadelphia, PA 19143 
Phone - 215-476-8812/ Fax - 215-476-6180 
E-mail - icffmaj@aol. com 
Web - www.freemumia. com

if you are interested in writing mumia, his address is:

Mumia Abu-Jamal 
AM 8335 
175 Progress Drive 
Waynesburg, PA 15370

and for more information about the peace and unity festival, happening on the 9th of august, contact Imani Muhammad at:, or

and...  there was some blue note (records, that is): the originals and remixes... and STEVIE!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 07/24/2008

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STEVIE WONDERtoo shy to sayfullfillingness' first finaletamla
al greenwhat more do you want from me?lay it downblue note
jaleel shawflightoptimismchangu records
brother jack mc duffclassic funkewho knows what tomorrow's gonna bring?blue note
fleetwoodsho wish mama obama
simonego to hellsimone on simonekoch
stephanie millshomethe wizatlantic
sharon jones and the dap kingsthis land is your landnaturallydaptone records
instant funkwide world of sportsinstant funksalsoul me lunch (inst.)12"tres
pieces of a dreammt. airy groovewe are oneelectra
jaleel shawflipsideoptimismchangu
wayne shorterplaygroundschizophreniablue note
ike turner & the kings of rhythmphilly doga black man's soulpompeii

a conversation with Fleetwood' Oakland, California-based activist/author/artist.  He is the author of 'Hip Hop Tried To Kill Me'.  The description of the book is as followed:                                                                                                                    

" 'Hip-Hop Tried 2 Kill Me' is a real life testimony of how the trapping's of this industry can cause a man to lose his soul if he's not careful. This compelling and gripping must read is for anyone who claims to live their lives for Hip-Hop. Only the strong survive, and Fleetwood lives to tell his story."  He also discusses his song 'Sho Wish Mama Obama', amongst his activism with youth and people in prison.

Contact information for Fleetwood is:

Also...  Brother Tony Muhammad is COMING TO PORTLAND NEXT MONTH!!!  there is a discussion of the event he will  be attending, which is the Peace and Unity Fest on August 9, amongst other things... 

To contact Tony, go to


Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 07/09/2008

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STEVIE WONDERi am singingsongs in the key of lifetamla
steve arringtondancin' in the key of lifedancin' in the key of lifeatlantic
mc coy tynerhopecosmosblue note
roy ayersthe third eyeafrica, the center of the worldpolydor
michael jacksonjam!dangerousepic
anthony hamiltonball and chainsoulifeatlantic
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonback homewinter in americastrata east
STEVIE WONDERkesse ye lolo de yeJourney Through The Secret Life Of Plantstamla
india .airethere's hopetestimony:vol. 1, life & relationshipmotown
john coltraneblack pearlsblack pearlsprestige
minnie rippertontake a little tripperfect angelepic
al greenso good to be herelivin' for youHi

thankfull-ness...  that is all. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 07/02/2008

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Stevie Wonderblame it on the suntalking bookTamla
michael jacksonman in the mirrorbadEpic
spirit music jamiadance of the infideldance of the infidelsanachie
the chi-lites(for god's sake) give more power to the peoplegive more power to the peoplebrunswick
club nouveauwhy you treat me so badlife love and painwarner bros.
Al Greenjust for melay it downBlue Note
ronnie laws & pressurenever be the samepressure sensitiveliberty
femi kuti & mos defdo your best12"MCA
gnarles barkleytransformerst. elsewheredowntown/atlantic
charles sherellwhy can't i be treated like a manfor sweet people from sweet charlespeople
kool & the gangwhat would the world be like without music/let the music take your mindlive at the sex machinede-lite
kool & the gangrhyme-time peoplelight of worldsde-lite
bobbi humphreythe good lifethe good lifeEpic
ronnie laws & pressuretidal wavepressure sensitiveliberty
leon thomasthe creator has a master planfacets: the legend of leon thomasFlying Dutchman

look in the mirror!  more stories of appropriation and racism in music/popular culture, and more... 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 06/18/2008

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Stevie Wonderskeletonscharactersmotown
chaka khan & mary j bligedisrespectfulfunk this!bergundy
liquid crystal projectthe d e effectthe liquid crystal projectpolar entertainment
sharon jones and the dap kingswhat have you done for me latelydap-dippin with sharon jones and the dap kingsdaptone
otis reddingrespecthistory of otis reddingvolt
aretha franklinrespecti never loved a manAtlantic
ron carter117 specialall bluescti
ella fitzgeralddrop me off in harlemthe duke ellington songbookverve
la vern bakershake a handher greatest recordingsatco
al wilsonmy songshow and tellrocky road
jr walker and the all-starspeace and understanding is hard to findpeace and understanding is hard to findSoul
mongo santamariayesterday's tomorrowmongo '70Atlantic
donald byrd(fallin' like) dominoesmizellBlue Note
the liquid crystal projecttribute to troythe liquid crystal projectpolar entertainment
james brownfunky drummerin the jungle groovepolydor
The Metersyeah, you're rightlook-ka py pyjosie
donald byrdchangemizellBlue Note
sly and the family stoneeverybody is a stargreatest hitsEpic
eugene mc danielsjagger the daggerheadless heroes of the apocalypseAtlantic
mongo santamariamarch of the panthermongo '70Atlantic
donald byrdwind parademizellBlue Note

gentrification and respect...  that's all. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 06/11/2008

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Stevie Wonderdon't you worry 'bout a thinginnervisionstamla
donny hathawaylittle ghetto boydonny hathaway liveAtco
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dedicated to brother donny hathaway...

we discuss issues of black people and depression, solutions and thoughts...  tiffany edwards, gestalt therapist, is a special guest. 



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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