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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Jeff Goldberg will discuss his book Unrivaled: UConn, Tennessee, and the 12 Years that Transcended Women's Basketball.

Mort Zachter, author of Gil Hodges: A hall of Fame Life will talk about the All Star firstbaseman and manager Gil Hodges, from his days as a Brooklyn Dodgers to managing the New York Mets. In the second hour, John C Skipper will talk... more

Victor Svorinich, author of Listen to This:Miles Davis and Bitches Brew will talk about the legacy of this monumental piece of music that changed jazz. In the second half of the show, gospel music sax player Phil French will talk about his... more

Scott Ellsworth will talk about this book The Secret Game, about a basketball game played between black and white college students in Jim Crow North Carolina in the fourties.

Legendary and pioneering sports host and journalist Ann Liguori will talk about her years of interviewing sports legends such as Hank Aaron, Wilt Chamberlain, Brett Favre, Pete Rose, Tiger Woods and others as while as discuss her foundation.

Scott Simkus will talk in the first half of the program about how Black baseball players performed under pressure during the dawn of the integration of baseball. Rick Swaine will discuss his book The Intergration of Major League Baseball in... more

In honor of Women's History Month, I will be playing classic blues from such artists as Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton and others.

Dr. Katrina D. Thompson will discuss the origins of American entertainment from her book Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery.

In the first segment, John C. Skipper will talk about his new biography on Frank Robinson, Hall of Fame baseball player. In the second segment, Roland Lazenby will talk about the second half of the NBA season.

Bob Katz will talk about his book The Whistle Blower which concerns the life and career of college referee Ed Hightower.
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