Hard Knock Radio

We feature in-depth interviews and profiles with elected officials, community leaders, activists, Hip Hop artists and musicians. We give voice to community concerns and offer a unique forum to explore issues relevant to the hiphop/urban community. We've covered a variety of subjects like; Hip Hop Appreciation Week, The War on Terrorism,The Prison Industrial Complex, Asian/ Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Domestic Violence, Teen Pregnacy and the Middle East Crisis to name a few.

Some of our recent guests have been; KRS-One, Russell Simmons, Saul Williams, Sarah Jones, Yuri Kochiyama, Al Sharpton, Mystic, Cornel West, Ben Harper, Tavis Smiley, Sista Souljah, Blackalicious, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Dilated Peoples, Kool Moe Dee, Afrika Bambaataa, The Coup, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Paris, Chuck D and Reverend Jesse Jackson to name a few.

Recently Hard Knock Radio was voted as the Best Radio Show in the SF Bay Area by the East Bay Express newspaper. We invite you to join us everyday when we hit the airwaves as we try to offer something new and exciting.

Episode Archive

Hard Knock Radio on 07/08/13

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Mon, 07/08/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Pelican Bay hunger strike; Yasiin Bey in solidarity with Gitmo hunger strikers

Davey D talks to Isaac Ontiveros and Marie Levin from the Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition about the California prison hunger strikes beginning today at Pelican Bay. Davey also brings us Yasiin Bey's demonstration of the force feeding procedures at Guantanamo Bay.

Hard Knock Radio on 07/03/13

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Wed, 07/03/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Hard Knock Radio on 07/02/13

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Tue, 07/02/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Hard Knock Radio on 07/01/13

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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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BART Strike & rally; Bruce Dixon on Barack Obama & Africa

On today's show Davey D covers the noon time rally at Oakland City Hall around the BART strike and the city workers' strike, bringing you excerpts from many of the speakers. Davey also talks with long time civil rights attorney Dan Siegel about the national and long term implications of these strikes.

Later on in the show Davey speaks with Bruce Dixon of the Black Agenda Report about President Obama's recent trip to Africa and why that's not exactly a positive thing for the average African in terms of the foreign policy he's pushing. The conversation also delves into the Black Mis-leadership Class who are hell bent on condemning Edward Snowden and Wikileaks, and why many prominent African American pundits are supporting President Obama's domestic spying program.

Hard Knock Radio on 06/28/13

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Fri, 06/28/2013 - 7:00pm - 7:55pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Hard Knock Radio on 06/27/13

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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Hard Knock Radio on 06/26/13

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Wed, 06/26/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Hard Knock Radio on 06/25/13

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Tue, 06/25/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Hard Knock Radio on 06/24/13

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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Trayvon Martin-Abortion Rights-Net Roots

Davey D speaks with Dr Goddess about the Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman Trial, Carmen D Llanes about the Abortion battle in Texas, and Gayle Young about Netroots and Women in Tech.

Hard Knock Radio on 06/21/13

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Fri, 06/21/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Daily Hip Hop Talk Show

Comments

Who was the guest???

Who was the guest last night 9/15 schooling us on Blackwater???  I want to get his new book, but I didn't catch his name.

Thanks!

Jah Bless,

Joy

spoken word/poetry slam

The poetry that was played on your show today was amazing, but I unfortunately did not catch the name of the woman who performed her beautiful piece....is there a playlist?!?!??!?! thanks

re: playlist

you can connect with the show via the website URL provided in the Program Info

Palestine

I think KBOO has really lost its voice for the people by taking sides on the Israeli/Palestinian issue. Supporting a culture of violence and terrorism via its support for Hamas undermines peaceful communities in Palestine and ignores Israel's efforts to create a two state solution. There seems to be some kind of weird guilt thing going on where KBOO always supports the underdog, even if the underdog is a violent ignorant self-destructive idea. A Palestinian state could have been a reality a long time ago, but for a culture of violence. Hamas is the enemy of Palestinians and of peace loving communities every where.

Stop the rockets, stop the bombing.

kboo does support peace

I challenge you to point to one example where kboo has supported hamas - that's a ridiculous claim.  how strange that simply by reporting BOTH palestinian and israeli deaths and casualties, instead of just israeli deaths and casualties (which are comparatively few), kboo gets accused of being one-sided, and on the side of hamas.  kboo frequently highlights efforts for peace by the palestinians and israelis, including the weekly non-violent protests held in villages like Bil'in, Naileen and Jayyous which are routinely met with brutal and deadly force by the Israeli army.  Why is it not news when non-violent demonstrators are attacked and injured or killed on a weekly basis?  KBOO does a good job of delving deep in the Israeli occupation of Palestine, bringing out the history and the context, instead of just making it out to be an intractable religious conflict, as so many other media outlets do.

palestinian/israeli trouble

what?  not clear.

 

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