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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.

On-Demand Episodes

Former professional football player and author Ted Kluck will talk about his book Three-Week Professionals:Inside the 1987 NFL Players Strike.

Sven Beckert will talk in the first hour about his book Empire of Cotton: A Golbal History. He will explain how capitalism grew as a result of the production of cotton. In the second hour, Michelle Freeman, President of the Leon Day... more

Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Moustafa Bayoumi will discuss his book This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror.

In the first segment Harlow Unger will talk about his book on Henry Clay: America's Greatest Statesman. In the second segment, the music of the genius Allen Toussaint will be played as I honor his life and legacy.

In the first half, Bijan Bayne will discuss his biography on basketball's first superstar, the great Elgin Baylor. In the second hour, social justice activist Bill Fletcher Jr will talk about the union movement in America.

Old time radio shows featuring African Americans will be played this evening.

Music and old time radio programs to scare you and give you nightmares.

Scary music and episodes from old time radio about horror.

Historian James P. Leary will discuss the music from the new box set he compiled, Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937 - 1946. The recordings were captured by folklorists Sidney... more

Justin Gifford, author of Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim will talk about the life and legacy of Robert Beck aka Iceberg Slim.
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