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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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Aaron Gulyas returns to the program to talk about his new book Conspiracy Theories:The Roots, Themes and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives.

In 2004 I read Firpo W. Carr's book Germany's Black Holocaust: 1890- 1945, and was immediately intrigued. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, "The fate of black people from 1933 to 1945 in... more

Michael Leahy will talk about his book The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties. He will discuss how the sixties social upheaval had an impact on the 1960's era Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Dr. Johnny Smith, co author of Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali will discuss the evolution of their friendship and eventual split in the first half of the program. In the second portion of the program, a... more

Historian Mark Puryear will talk about the significance and legacies of two of the finest musical talents out of the DC area, Billy Stewart and Van McCoy.

Aaron John Gulyas, author of Conspiracy Theories:The Roots, Themes and Prpagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives will talk about the origins of conspiracies and how they influence everyone.

A musical tribute to The Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali.

Michael Fallon will discuss his book Dodgerland and the city of Los Angeles and the various characters who intersected with each other in the late seventies, especially the 1977 - 78 LA Dodgers.

Washington DC's special party music, go go, will explored and played, featuring music by Chuck Brown, EU, Little Benny, Trouble Funk, Rare Essence, and many others both old and new.

Krister Swanson, author of Baseball's Power Shift, will discuss the labor movement history in major league baseball. Plus a continuation of music honoring Prince.
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