The Root and Roots Show

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Your host Greg Rasheed will play roots music from such genres as blues, country, gospel, jazz and soul, exploring its rich traditions. The root aspect of the show will involve talking about various issues in the world of sports as well as issues that take root in your life. It's a musical sports bar to enjoy and participate in.

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Josh Ruebner will talk about his book Shattered Hopes, concerning President Obama's failed goals for Palestine. Ruebner will also talk about the BDS campaign and the current war in Gaza.
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Alex Lubin will discuss his book, Geographies of Liberation: The Making of the Afro-Arab Political Imaginary. Lubin will talk about the history of African Americans and Middle Eastern issues, primarily Palestine, since the late 19th century to... more

Music was an important part of life during the Civil War. Christian McWortter will discuss this aspect of American life from his book Battle Hymns of the Civil War.

Michael E. Lomax will discuss how how African American businessmen worked together to form the business aspect of the Negro Leagues. Lyn Twyman will appear in the second half to talk about a new docementary on fatherless... more

Paul Garon will talk about the life and music of Memphis Minnie.

Who was Vada Pinson? A solid All Star baseball player of the sixties and seventies, primarily with the Cincinnati Reds. But does he deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. His son, Vada Pinson III, will discuss the reasons his father... more

Dr. Stephany Rose will talk about Stephen A Smith's comments and the NFL's policy on domestic violence in light of the suspension of Ray Rice.

Peter C Bjackman will talk about his book Cuban History of Baseball. Learn the truth about Fidel Castro's baseball career. Are Cubans the best baseball players in the world?

Lyn Twyman will discuss child abuse, what it is and what it isn't. Drawing from personal experience and real stories, Lyn will show how parents can have healthier relationships with their children.

Carolyn Finney returns to the show today to talk about her book Black Faces, White Spaces concerning African Americans and the environmental movement.

Connie Field, the producer of Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine, will talk about her film that involved an African American gospel choir's trip to Palestine.
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