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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In the first segment, Dr. Charlene B. Regesyer will discuss her book Black Entertainers on African American Newspaper Articles. From 1914 - 1950, v.3. In the second segment, Y'Tasha Womack will talk about the concept... more

Y'Tasha Womack will discuss her book Afrofuturism. Ms. Womack looks at current science fiction writers who write stories from an AfroCentric perspective, music from innovators like Sun Ra and Earth Wind and Fire and the history of African... more

Listen to two hour of slow jams and get close to that special someone. Turn the lights down low.

Historian Michael Newton will discuss his new book White Robes and Burning Crosses, concerning the history of the Ku Klux Klan.

In the first half of the show, Marvin McAllister will talk about his book, Whiting Up. The book deals with the history of whitefaced ministrals and their mocking of white society. Civil rights legend Charlie Cobb will appear in the second half of the... more

Veteran civil reghts activist and historian Charlie Cobb will discuss his new book This Nonviolent Stuff Will Get You Killed in the first segment of the show. He will talk about the role guns played in the civil rights movement. In the second part... more

In the first segment of the show, Michael Krondl will talk about his latest book, The Donut: History, Recipes and Lore. In the second segment, Matthew Collier from Hockey Prospectus will preview the upcoming NHL season. There is a... more

In the first segment, Professor Kenneth Mack will discuss The New Black, a book about African Americans in the Obama era, that he edited. In the second segment, Professor Naeemah Clark will talk about her research on the life of... more

What happens when pro athletes are acused of domestic violence? Lyn Twyman, domesetic violence advocate and social justice activist will discuss the topic.

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor of the anthology The Civil War: The Final Year will discuss the impact the last year of the civil war had on both sides through personal letters, speeches, poems, songs, and literature of that time.
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