The Root and Roots Show

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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Social activist and domestic violence advocate Lyn Twyman returns to the program to discuss data protection for domestic violence victims.
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For Easter weekend, I will do a show playing the sounds of the Golden Age of Gospel Music, showing how rock and roll came from the same tree of music. Listen to the sounds of the Soul Stirrers, Pilgrim Travelers, Mahalia Jackson,... more

How many books about baseball have you read? Ron Kaplan will talk about the essential ones for your library. He is the author of 501 baseball Books Fans Must Read Before you Die.

Thomas Brothers will talk about his book, Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism. He will Armstrong's creation of the modern jazz sound, his influences on society and his struggles in a jim crow society of the 20's and 30's.

A discussion about the disappearing numbers of blacks in baseball with author and former major league scout Anup Sinha. He is the author of The Curse of the Black Bambino. We will also discuss the dindling numbers of black... more

Nicholas Johnson, professor of law at Fordham Law School will discuss the history of African American tradition of bearing arms.

On the anniversary of Dr. King's assasination, I will be discussing the new book Thou, Dear God, which features some of his prayers. I will also be playing music to honor his legacy.

Joel Nathan Rosen will talk about race enterprise and the fate of the segregated dollar during the era of Negro League baseball. He is the co-author of Black Baseball Black Business.

Lyn Twnman, domestic violence advocate, will give grace the program with her monthly segment. Her topic will be Where's that coming from? A look at generational Trauma from the eyes of an abuse survivor.

What are the prospects for the upcoming 2014 mlb season for the Washington Nationals? Criag Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus will talk about this and the NL East Division.

Author Akinyele Omowale Umoja will discuss his book We Will Shoot Back about armed struggle during the civil rights movement in Mississippi.
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