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

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Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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

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Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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!!!

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Thu, 01/08/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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...

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Thu, 12/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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
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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

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Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Soul Liberation!

a conversation on 'arresting power'

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Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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...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.

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Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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!

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Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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...

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Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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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!


interview with aphrodite jones

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Tue, 08/26/2008

this is the interview that appeared on the 20 august episode of 'guess who's coming to radio??!! with aphrodite jones, author of the book 'michael jackson conspiracy'.  she has appeared on programs such as: america's most wanted, the CBS early show, geraldo at large, inside edition, montel wiliams, medical detectives and the o'reilly factor.

on 'michael jackson conspiracy' (from

"In June 2005, when Aphrodite Jones made her last appearance on The O’Reilly Factor related to the Michael Jackson trial, she experienced a striking moment of clarity: 

"As I made one of my last public comments on the case,” she remembers, “I realized that I had become one of the media bunch who had predetermined the outcome of the trial, wrongly.  Many people around me were so sure of Jackson’s guilt.  Many reporters had slanted TV and radio coverage to suit the prosecution, and I was one of those folks who had followed that dangerous trend.”

Now, in a new book, Michael Jackson Conspiracy, Jones is setting the record straight.  Aphrodite Jones's most daring book ever examines the case against the world's No. 1 entertainer:  Michael Jackson

Inspired by Jones's courageous writing, Thomas A. Mesereau, Jr., Jackson's high profile attorney, has written a powerful foreword for Michael Jackson Conspiracy.

Under the influence of media, the entire world has reached judgments about Jackson.  The mainstream media report about him with an implicit  judgment, while tabloid media write about him with an explicit judgment.  In the face of this barrage of judgment, the resulting perceptions about Jackson have become aligned -- against him.  It has become impossible for the public to reconcile its admiration for Jackson's genius musical and artistic talent with the harsh judgments against him.  As a result of these seemingly irreconcilable views, it has become easier to ignore the good and focus on the bad.

For years now, we have been duped into believing that there has been only one side to a coin.

With the kind of behind-the-scenes insights that you have come to expect from Aphrodite Jones, Michael Jackson Conspiracy will shock you.  Jones provides a fresh look at the man who has been at the center of so much success -- and controversy.

What emerges from Michael Jackson Conspiracy is an image of the vulnerability of the most powerful entertainer in the world. 

All of the myths you have been lead to believe will be shattered. 

Everything you have come to know about Jackson will be upturned after you read Michael Jackson Conspiracy.

A book which will forever influence the way trials are reported, Michael Jackson Conspiracy will also move you with emotion.  And it will help you complete the picture of the most fascinating entertainer in the world. "

to contact aphrodite jones, go to

notes on fatherhood...

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Tue, 06/03/2008

This is a conversation had between myself, Tony Muhammad and Adisa Banjoko on fatherhood and ideas of 'multiculturalism', as stemmed from the event Adisa attended, a book release event called BAF (Be A Father).  

 To reach Adisa, go to, or directly at

Tony's contact information is, or 

To read about the 'Be A Father' event or to hear how the event went down, go to and go to 'Listen To Rhymefest Open Up To His Young Son'.


A Conversation With Africa Baby Bam of the Jungle Brothers

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Tue, 05/13/2008

Things were happening as normal: a enlightening weekly conversation (this time on the state of hip hop) with dear brother Tony Muhammad...  and then Africa Baby Bam of legendary group the Jungle Brothers phones in and drops some knowledge; making this an even more enlightening experience!  Much respect to Baby Bam, and to Tony.



An Interview With Ramona Africa

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Tue, 05/13/2008

This is an interview with Ramona Africa, the only surviving adult member of the MOVE organization, whose home was bombed in 1985.  She served time in prison for 7 years, for charges of conspiracy, riot and multiple counts of simple and aggravated assault.    She has since become the MOVE Minister of Communication, as a representative speaking out for the MOVE 9, and others who have been held/detained in prisons (source:   In her experiences she has internationalized the struggles of various groups, and sees the interconnectedness of all species.  

Also interviewed is Maiga Milburne, a supporter of the MOVE orhanization, as well as a member of the concerned friends & Family of Mumia Abu-Jamal. They were here in Portland to speak about the case of the MOVE 9, the history of MOVE, and more, at Portland State University as well asThe Clinton Street Theater, on the 14th of May, 2008. 

For More information on MOVE, contact MOVE, P.O. BOX 19709, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19143.  215-387-4107, OR;


Please note: We have replaced the impaired audio. This audio should be error-free. Thanks.

interview with cynthia mc kinney on martin luther king, jr.

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Wed, 04/02/2008

this was an interview i did with per fagereng for the MLK special for the membership drive...  i placed it on my page so it would be easy to get, if you wanted to listen to it...  it was a pleasure to speak with ms. mc kinney!

interview with my mother!

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Tue, 03/04/2008

musings on healing  and womanhood with the lady who gave birth to me... 


Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 03/06/2014

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aretha franklinyoung, gifted and blackyoung, gifted and blackatlantic
james browni don't want nobody to give me nothing (open up the door, i'll get it myself)Foundations Of Funk - A Brand New Bag: 1964-1969polydor
deniece williamsblack butterflylet's hear it for the boycolumbia
archie sheppblues for brother george jacksonattica bluesimpulse!/ABC
roberta flackangelitos negrosfirst takeatlantic
art ensemble of chicagodexteritya.a.c.m. great black music/message to our folksactuel
hubert laws (f. debra laws)what do you think of this world now?morning starCTI
eugene mc danielsthe lord is backheadless heroes of the apocalypseatlantic
nina simoneto be young, gifted and blackblack goldRCA
cecil mcbeesorta, kinda bluealternate spacesindia navigation
christian mc bridei'm coming homea family affairverve
some subject matter:

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 02/27/2014

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rachelle ferrellindividuality (can i be me?)individuality (can i be me?)capitol
rachelle ferrellprayer dancelive in montreux 91-97blue note
rachelle ferrelli can explain (live, 2013)
rachelle ferrellextensionsfirst instrumentblue note/emi
rachelle ferrellwith open arms (live at the apollo)
rachelle ferrellpeace on earthrachelle ferrellcapitol/manhattan
rachelle ferrelli forgive youindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
rachelle ferrell (w/ brandon coleman)my funny valentine (live at the estival jazz lugano, italy)
rachelle ferrellyou send melive in montreaux 91-97blue note
rachelle ferrell and kembeen so long (anita baker tribute, live)
rachelle ferrellgaiaindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
rachelle ferrellwelcome to my love (live w/ george duke at montreaux)
rachelle ferrellautumn leavesfirst instrumentblue note
lalah hathaway feat. rachelle ferrelli'm coming backwhere it all beginsstax/concord music group
rachelle ferrellsistaindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
rachelle ferrellit only took a minuterachelle ferrellcapitol/manhattan
rachelle ferrellwaiting (live 2001)
sadepearlslove deluxeepic
bjork f. the brodsky quartethyperballadtelegramelektra
terence blanchardin my solitudebillie sings terence playscolumbia
terence blanchardghost of congo squarea tale of God's willblue note
teena mariecongo squarecongo squarestax
george dukefor love (i come your friend)the aura will prevailMPS/BASF
warsmile happywhy can't we be friendsavenue records
sun raspace is the placespace is the place OSTevidence
sun ra & his intergalactic arkestrazip a dee doo dasecond star to the right (salute to walt disney)leo records
jackson 5zip a dee doo dadiana ross presents the jackson 5tamla/motown
michael jacksonbutterfliesinvincibleMJJ/epic
michael jacksonlady in my lifethrillerepic
heatwavemind blowing decisionscentral heatingepic
stevie wonderboogie on reggae womanfulfillingness' first finaletamla
stevie wondercontusionsongs in the key of lifetamla
frank zappapeaches en regaliahot ratsreprise
frank zappatell me you love mechunga's revengereprise
captain beefheart and his magic bandthe blimp (mousetrapreplica)trout mask replicareprise
captain beefhearti'm gladsafe as milkbuddah
richard berry and the pharoahslouie louielouie louieember
wynonie harrispapa tree toprockin' the bluesproper
the hawksgood newsthe hawks/the beesclassics records
jackie brenston and his delta catsrocket 8878chess
honoring RACHELLE FERRELL... and more music till midnight!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 01/23/2014

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donny hathawaythe ghetto (8:02)everything is everythingatco
robert glaspernorth portland (8:09)canvasblue note
living colouropen letter to a landlord (8:15)vividepic
eddie harris and les mc cannuniversal prisoner (8:50)second movementatlantic
eddie harrisinstant death (8:55)instant deathatlantic
lou donaldsonbrother soul (9:40)say it loudblue note
we spoke with steven gilliam and cameron whitten of PAALF (portland african american leadership forum) and alan silver (chair of the king neighborhood association).

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/26/2013

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RelativesWalking On45
Harvey Averne Barrio BandHeavy Duty45
Cincinatti JoeCincinatti Joe45
Betty EverettPeople Around Me45
Aaron NevilleHercules45
Hank BallardI'm A Junkie For My Baby's Love45
Bobby Franklin's InsanityParadise45
Cook E Jarr & His KrumsWhole New World45
Rhythm MachineFreakish Love45
Freddy WilsonPromise Land45
Willis Wooten OrkDo The Train45
Howlin' WolfEvil45
Yellow SunshineYellow Sunshine45
Johnny Zamot & His LatinosFat Mama45
Lonnie YoungbloodGo Go Shoes45
Ed Woods & The Afro '70Cuguzza Zambezi45
Young GeneratorsSad & Lonely World Pts 1 & 245
Audrey FreemanThree Rooms45
EmperorsMumble Shing-A-Ling45
Black MerdaCynthy-Ruth45
ButterballButterballs Pts 1 & 245
Damn Sam The Miracle ManGive Me Another Joint45
Tokay LewisWhat Can The Matter Be45
Dorothy AshbySoul Vibrations45
Marsha HuntOh No! Not The Beast Day45
GraceInside Your Dreams45
Brothers UniqueHeavy Days - Beautiful World45
Brothers UniqueWhip & Chain - Gone The Days Of Slaves45
Larry CarltonMoon People45
Lee Moses & DisciplesDay Tripper45
Black LightningWithout You45
Bill CosbyHikky Burr45
hk plays soul & funk 45s that you'll probably never find

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/12/2013

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yasiin bey/mos deffear not of manblack on both sidesrawkus
little richardtutti frutticast a long shadowepic
max roachtears for johannesburgwe insist!candid
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonjohannesburgfrom south africa to south carolinaarista
sun rapan-afroDiscipline 27-IIel saturn
queen ifricalioness on the risemontego bayvp
the ANC and the people's armysouth africa is in a state of warradio freedomrounder europa
nina simoneold jim crowin concertphillips
cecil taylormaster class performance, 2004
rachelle ferrellgaiaindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
we had ahjamu umi on!!!

some subjects we talked about:

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/12/2013

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yasiin bey/mos deffear not of manblack on both sidesrawkus
little richardtutti frutticast a long shadowepic
max roachtears for johannesburgwe insist!candid
gil scott-heron and brian jacksonjohannesburgfrom south africa to south carolinaarista
sun rapan-afroDiscipline 27-IIel saturn
queen ifricalioness on the risemontego bayvp
the ANC and the people's armysouth africa is in a state of warradio freedomrounder europa
nina simoneold jim crowin concertphillips
cecil taylormaster class performance, 2004
rachelle ferrellgaiaindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
we had ahjamu umi on!!!

some subjects we talked about:

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 11/28/2013

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kamaal the abstractcaringkamaal the abstractbattery
bama the village poetthanksgivingghettos of the mindchess
abbey lincolnlearning how to listenwholly earthverve
madhouselast apocalypseserve 'emtoday
sly and the family stonepoetthere's a riot goin' onepic
pharoah sandersprince of peaceizipho zamstrata east
kenny barron and terence blanchardone little acornschool daze OSTEMI/manhattan
rachelle ferrellsisterindividuality (can i be me?)capitol
ursula ruckerspiri-chantma'at mama!K7
sadenothing can come between usstronger than prideportrait
khari cabral f. chantae cannget backclementine sundome records
sound directionsthe horsethe funky side of lifestones throw
earl klughcabo friofinger paintingsblue note
mother's finestfly with me (feel the love)mother's finestepic
sisters lovering oncegive me your lovesoul jazz
rufus featuring chaka khanegyptian songask rufusABC
jamilah!buy nothing day
michael jacksonwe're almost thereforever, michaelmotown
raphael saadiqstone rollin'stone rollin'columbia
princehousequakesign o' the timespaisley park
princeamericaaround the world in a daypaisley park
taalam acewy (f. queen sheba)freedom writerpieces of changeword supremacy press
crusadersfree as the windgroove crusadeblue thumb
victor wootenhigher lawsoul circusvanguard
khari cabral f. india .arienever in your sunclementine sundome records
tower of powerof the earthbump citywarner brothers
parliamentfunkentelechyfunkentelechy vs. the placebo syndromecasablanca
kamaal the abstractheelskamaal the abstractbattery
the bar-kaysdon't stop dancing (to the music)black rock/gotta groovestax/volt
king curtis and champion jack dupreeget with itblues at montrauxatlantic
we speak with KAMAL SHAW! the FOUR HOUR edition!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 11/14/2013

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gil scott-heron and brian jacksonracetrack in france (8:03)bridgesarista
bob marley and the wailersjohnny was (8:08)rastaman vibrationisland
andy allopeople pleaser (8:26)superconductorNPG
miles davisright off (8:31)jack johnsoncolumbia masterworks
bob marley and the wailersbabylon system (8:50)survivalisland
royce lovetthero song (8:54)my hopeless romanceself-labeled
lauryn hillmystery of iniquity (9:00)unplugged 2.0columbia
the wailersburnin' and lootin' (9:23)burnin'island/tuff gong
andy alloyellow gold (9:40)superconductorNPG
john coltranespiral (9:54)giant stepsatlantic
raul midonsunshine (i can fly) (9:57)state of mindEMI/manhattan
we spoke with andy allo!  and did a mini-commentary...

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 08/29/2013

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michael jacksonyou were there (live- sammy davis jr. anniversary special)
sammy davis jr.bad (live)
jackson 5skywriterskywritermotown
jacksonscan you feel ittriumphepic
jackson 5maybe tomorrowmaybe tomorrowmotown
michael jacksonworking day and night (live in bucharest)
michael jacksonhuman nature (dangerous tour rehearsal)
jackson 5she's goodmaybe tomorrowmotown
janelle monaei want you back (live at glastonbury)
jacksonsblame it on the boogie (live in new orleans, 1979)
tony succar f. kevin ceballoblame it on the boogie/sera que no me amasunity: the latin tribute to michael jacksonmixtura productions
michael jacksonfreebad 25epic/sony
michael jacksonbeat it (live in bucharest, 1992)
michael jacksonis it scaryblood on the dance floor: HIStory in the mixMJJ/epic/sony
jackson 5call of the wildmoving violationmotown
jackson 5you made me what i amskywritermotown
jackson 5how funky is your chickenthird albummotown
michael jacksonmake tonight all mineanthologymotown
michael jacksonwanna be startin' somethin' (instrumental)12"epic
michael jacksonanother part of mebadepic
jacksonsshow you the way to gojacksonsphiladelphia international/epic
michael jacksonup againmusic and memotown
jackson 5ain't nothing like the real thinglookin' through the windowsmotown
michael jacksonchildhoodHIStoryMJJ/epic
jacksonsbless his souldestinyepic
michael jacksonbutterfliesinvinvibleMJJ/epic
michael jacksoncheater12"MJJ/epic
kenny logginswho's right, who's wrongkeep the firecolumbia
doobie brothersminute by minuteminute by minutewarner bros.
carole bayer sager f. michael jacksonjust friendssometimes late at nightboardwalk entertainment company
michael jacksoni'm so bluebad 25epic/sony
quadronneverlandavalanchevested in culture
michael jacksoni'll be there/rock with you/lovely one (live- brisbane, australia, bad tour)
jacksonsyour waystriumphepic
she's a rhythm childdancing machinedancing machinemotown
jacksonsfind me a girlgoin' placesepic
michael jacksonmy girlbenmotown
michael jacksonPYT (demo)ultimate collectionMJJ/epic/sony
michael jacksonmoneyHIStoryMJJ/epic
jackson 5lookin' through the windowslookin' through the windowsmotown
michael jacksontake me backforever, michaelmotown

MICHAEL DAY was today, and it was so special!!!  JENNIFER BATTEN was with us, and we got a special call from JESSE!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 07/25/2013

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the family standsheltermoon in scorpioeast/west
james browni got a bag of my ownget on the good footpolydor
earth, wind and firethe world's a masqueradehead to the skycolumbia
roberta flack and donny hathawaybe real black for meroberta flack & donny hathawayatlantic
marvin gaye't' plays it cooltouble mantamla
jackson 5body language (do the love dance)moving violationmotown to the worldlove to the worldA&M
curtis mayfield/gladys knight and the pipsclaudine themeclaudine OSTbuddha
diana ross and marvin gayejust say, just saydiana & marvinmotown
betty wrightain't no sunshinei love the way you lovealston
the beginning of the endmonkey tamarindfunky nassaualston
dionne warwickjust being myselfjust being myselfwarner bros.
georgia anne muldrowjina langu ni afrika (my name is afrika)umsindoE1 entertainment



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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