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 11/26/09

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Thu, 11/26/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

on this day (which is known as 'thanksgiving') we will look at the connections between classic colonialism (which stemmed the 'holiday') and colonialism of today.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/19/09

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Thu, 11/19/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

on this day we ask the questions: what does the word 'change' mean to you?  has it come?  will it come? 

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

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Thu, 11/12/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring jimmy jam and terry lewis

songwriters' corner number 2:  this week we honor jimmy jam and terry lewis, who had success with the group the time, then grew to be in-demand songwriters and producers, most famously working with the SOS band and janet jackson.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 11/05/09

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Thu, 11/05/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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honoring ashford and simpson

tonight we will honor the works of nikolas ashford and valerie simpson.  ashford and simpson are known for their major hit 'solid', but they had a steady career by the time of that song's release.  they were head songwriters at motown, and artists such as ray charles and the fifth demention have had hits penned by the songwriting couple.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 10/22/09

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Thu, 10/22/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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feminism in the 'black community', featuring byron hurt; director of 'hip hop: beyond beats and rhym

we will discuss feminism in the 'black community'.  it is seen as a fairly contentious subject amongst us.  there will be quick interviews from people in the community on their feelings concerning this issue.  to round out the evening we will be interviewing byron hurt, an "anti-sexist activist" who directed the acclaimed, award-winning documentary 'hip hop: beyond beats and rhymes', which examines perceptions of gender roles in rap and hip hop.
 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 10/15/09

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Thu, 10/15/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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what you have been waiting for... gilberto gil (membership drive special)

on this last week of the fall membership drive, we present to you the long-awaited gilberto gil special!!!  one of the major founders of the politically-minded tropicalia movement in brazil, gil's activism further strengthened after he was expelled from his home country by the brazilian government.  even though he eventually became the minister of culture years after his return, he is most loved and known for his music, around the world. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 10/08/09

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Thu, 10/08/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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music from the motherland... membership drive special.

we are taking part in the special evening of music and news from the motherland, AFRICA!!!  we will be playing some soul, funk, rock and more, presenting the variety of a continent rich in creativity. 
 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 10/01/09

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Thu, 10/01/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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miss patti labelle!!! that's who!

we are starting this year's FALL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE with a resounding shout (one of the best) from ms. patti la belle!!!  we are taking a two-hour journey of ms. patti's works, from her youthful days with the bluebelles, to her groundbreaking stint with labelle, straight to worldwide stardom, all the way to the current times, where she is one of the elder stateswomen of music.she has acted and written books, as well as used her art for active-ism.  we honor community radio by honoring her.
 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 08/27/09

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Thu, 08/27/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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we honor michael, our way!!!

on 25 june of this year we encountered a tragic loss, and that evening we responded accordingly, by honoring the life of MICHAEL JACKSON.  anyone who listens to our show knows how much he means to us.  we are still speechless.  on this evening we are honoring him for the second year in a row, as his day is 29 august.  there will be interviews with people discussing what he means to them, as well as portions of MJ interviews, live performances, originals and remixes. 

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!

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Thu, 08/20/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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does age define wisdom?

we speak on the relationship between age and wisdom.  is it possible for young people to display this attribute, or is it only possessed by our elders?

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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