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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The show is devoted to early 20th century with a discussion with the authors of Tales from the Deadball and Baseball's Greatest Comeback: 1914

Ryan A Swanson will discuss his book When Baseball went White. The end of the Civil War signaled the begining of the expansion of baseball as well as the expansion of racism in America.

Matthew Hughey will discuss Hollywood's use of the white savior image to rescue African Americans and other people of color in their films. Examples of films he will discuss are Dances with Wolves, Gran Torino and Mississippi Burnig.

Painful relationships and breakups can hurt you so much that it feels impossible to move on. The past seems to play over and over in your mind like a broken record. In this segment, Lyn Twyman will discuss stress and trauma and why... more

In the first half of the program, John Schulian will talk about great football writing from his new book Footballl:Great Writing about the National Sport. In the second half Scott Kacsmar from the Football Outsiders 2014 Almamac will give his... more

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.

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.
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