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The Root and Roots Show

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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Douglas Perry will discuss his book on Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero. Learn the true story of the inspiration for The Untouchables television series and movie.

The first segment of the show will be devoted to boxing and mma. The first guest will be Theresa Runstedtler, author of Jack Johnson:Rebel Sojourner. The second guest will be Jonathan Gottischall, author of The Professor in the Cage. Both... more

Get the latest info and tips on the upcoming NFL draft. Who do you think your favorite team should choose as their first pick?

Harriet Brown will talk about her book on the nation's obsession with weight. The book is Body of Truth. The editor of All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color, Jina Ortiz will discuss the anthology and the problems being a woman of... more

Robert Scheer will discuss his latest book They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.

Bob Marovich will talk about his book A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music.

Jeff Goldberg will discuss his book Unrivaled: UConn, Tennessee, and the 12 Years that Transcended Women's Basketball.

Mort Zachter, author of Gil Hodges: A hall of Fame Life will talk about the All Star firstbaseman and manager Gil Hodges, from his days as a Brooklyn Dodgers to managing the New York Mets. In the second hour, John C Skipper will talk... more

Victor Svorinich, author of Listen to This:Miles Davis and Bitches Brew will talk about the legacy of this monumental piece of music that changed jazz. In the second half of the show, gospel music sax player Phil French will talk about his... more

Scott Ellsworth will talk about this book The Secret Game, about a basketball game played between black and white college students in Jim Crow North Carolina in the fourties.
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