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 03/14/13

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Thu, 03/14/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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we all have the ability to travel, and to flower...

the message is simple this evening:  the weather has been warmer (well at least here in portland, oregon); people are set to plant seeds in their gardens and come out from hibernation.  we focus so much on our physical selves in terms of blooming, but how much do we apply this to our minds?  a love of travelling should extend to where we are mentally.  and when we begin to expand our horizons our relationships also expand.

this show is in honor of travel, growth and flowering- of words, of music, of communities.

"If you can’t afford to travel, you travel mentally through reading. You can see anything and go any place you want to in reading.”- teacher MJ

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 02/28/13

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Thu, 02/28/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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being wise at deciphering truth from fiction...

we took a break from discussing 'issues' the last time to honour (now ancestor) donald byrd; so we have a lot in store to consider...  we want to continue our discussion of media oversaturation, since there have been so many new 'stories' entering the picture, battling to take control of our subconscious selves.  despite there being consistent conflicting narratives (which by its very nature defines that the 'reputable' sources are increasingly incorrect) we as a culture tend to want to believe the 'official' story.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 02/14/13

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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring the life and art of dr. donald byrd

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 01/31/13

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Thu, 01/31/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 01/24/13

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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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deception is a dis-ease...

there have been so many events going on in our world, we don't even know where to begin- the french 'intervention' in mali, obama's second-term public inaguration occuring on MLK day; lupe fiasco's once-again public protest of obama administration policies (at an inaguration concert); activist elder dick gregory calling spike lee out for 'acting like he's white' for critiquing the intent of the film 'django unchaned'...  and january is not even over.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 01/10/13

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Thu, 01/10/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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a time to FOCUS!

we have been away for a while, but we are back and ready to present radio which is about positivity, awareness and pro-activity! for us, every day is a new day, not just a new year. it's a new day to grow, learn and engage.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 12/27/12

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Thu, 12/27/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

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

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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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we're back (to normal...)!!!

after a number of weeks of specialty/themed programming we are back to covering the everyday issues facing our lives today (you know: the unfortunate institutions of militarism, corporatism, racism, etc.) and working towards positive and pro-active solutions.  and of course, there's a lot to cover in two hours! 

now is a time where we are feeling social and planetary shifts, and there is no better time to come together and work towards these solutions.  if you've been feeling these changes and you have seen evidence of a solution working, we'd love to hear from you! 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/22/12

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Thu, 11/22/2012 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring our indigenous brothers and sisters...

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' do not officially celebrate 'thanksgiving' (being thankful is something we do EVERY DAY, and a day mandated by a government which has its history based on anihilation of the indigenous peoples of this nation does not take this away- in fact, we call the official day 'thankstaking'). 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 2:00am - 5:30am
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guess who's coming to radio??!!': the pre-emption version!

we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are actually going to be pre-empted at our normal hour (there is going to be a live broadcast with environmental journalist/author bill mcKibben)- however, we are STILL going to be on- just at a different time.

we are going to play a variety of artists we don't normally play on our show (aka non-afrikan artists) during these hours; it's still gonna be done our way though!  to keep it in the spirit of the 'election'/selection season, we are going to open up and dedicate a few songs to the experience (with an active-ist/'revolutionary' lean, of course).  we are going to round out the show with songs from our favourite albums of all time.   

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a conversation with andy allo!!!

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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 http://alloevolution.com.  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

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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.

from http://www.lenistern.com/

"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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgyKxVG8edQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6PLYB5neWk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7lkdZ6R6iI

a conversation with royce lovett

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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 (http://roycelovett.com/), 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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXdDm_FRx8s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imicrd3FXyc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fzVr6so7oQ

an interview/conversation with randall sullivan, author of 'untouchable'

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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.

enjoy!

kickstarting the continual love of vinyl: a conversation with eilon paz of dust & grooves

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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. 

www.kickstarter.com/projects/dustandgrooves/a-photography-book-about-vinyl-collectors-dust-and

www.dustandgrooves.com/

 

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 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 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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honoring the teacher coast to coast- a conversation with moses harper, part 1

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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:

http://mosesharper.com/

http://www.lovefittobox.webs.com/


(note:  this is part one of 3 of the conversation)

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a conversation with nubia sutton...

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Tue, 03/13/2012

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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:

http://youtu.be/OajOs2A8r8o

http://youtu.be/vHCbz7F4udE

http://youtu.be/xcghR5UVAGQ

http://youtu.be/3iRR2YBsupQ

here is the story of how she came to connect with a raw food diet:

http://blackrawfoodgoddess999.wordpress.com

and here is sister nubia's site:

http://www.theblackberrybeauty.com/

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the 'foreclosure movement' in portland

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Thu, 03/08/2012

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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: 

http://occupyportland.org/

http://www.portlandoccupier.org/

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:


http://www.doj.state.or.us/consumer/foreclosure_settlement.shtml

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Playlists

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/08/2008

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04/09/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
stevie wonder f. michael jacksonget itcharactersMotown
michael jacksonPYTthrillerEpic
Jackson 5stand!diana ross presents the jackson 5Motown
Jackson 5darling dearthird albumMotown
the jacksonscan you feel it (overture)
jackson 5cartoon theme
the jacksonscan you feel itjacksons live!Epic
michael jacksontake me backforever, michaelMotown
Jackson 5body languagemoving violationMotown
the jacksonsshake your body (down to the ground)12" disco mixEpic

the michael jackson is special!  membership drive special!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/08/2008

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04/09/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
michael jacksonremember the timedangerousEpic
michael jacksonbutterfliesinvincibleEpic
Jackson 5one day i'll marry youboogienatural resources
michael jacksonwho's looking for a loverlooking back to yesterdayMotown
Jackson 5it's your thingdiana ross presents the jackson 5Motown
Jackson 5who's loving youlive performance
michael jacksontoo youngmusic & meMotown
Jackson 5ABClive in philadelphia, 1970
michael jacksonget on the flooroff the wallEpic
michael jacksonanother part of melive performance, 1987-88 bad tour

the michael jackson is special!  membership drive special!

guess who's coming to radio??!! playlist for 03/18/2008

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03/19/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Stevie Wonderfront lineMusiquariumTamla
Meshell NdegeocellofantasyinterpretationsCONCORD
ornette colemanchange of the centurychange of the centuryAtlantic
ornette colemansunday in americaskies of americaColumbia
idris muhammadsudanhouse of the rising sunkudu
Jimi Hendrixpower of soullive at the filmore eastMCA
John Coltraneattainingsun shipimpulse!
ornette colemanplace in spaceskies of americaColumbia
ledsidevotioninterpretationsCONCORD

a bunch of wonderful kids came in as a nice surpise, there was discussion of whether or not it is possible to not compromise yourself whilst interacting with others, and the wonderful tony muhammad!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/02/2008

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01/02/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Stevie WonderDo I DoMusiquariumTamla
Dewey Redman/Ed BlackwellWe HopeIn WillisauBlack Saint
Archie SheppNew AfricaKwanzaABC
Billy CobhamSea of TranquilityTotal EclipseAtlantic
Pharoah SandersSpiritual BlessingElevationABC
Herbie HancockNefertitiRiver: The Joni LettersVerve
Queen Latifah f. STEVIE WONDERGeorgia RoseTrav'lin' LightVerve
Leon ThomasCome AlongThe Leon Thoma AlbumFlying Dutchman
Marvin GayeLife is For LearningIn Our LifetimeMotown

Jazz, jazz, enlightenment, musics...  and Tony, reflecting on 2007.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/26/2007

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12/26/2007
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Stevie WonderSomeday At ChristmasSomeday at ChristmasMotown
IntrudersI'll Always Love My MamaCompilationPhiladelphia International
John ColtraneAfricaThe Africa SessionsImpulse
Jackson 5Someday At ChristmasJackson 5 Christmas AlbumMotown
Jackson 5The Christmas SongJackson 5 Christmas AlbumMotown

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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