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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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.

Jerry Haymon, author of Black Family Mafia: St. Louis, The Untold Story will discuss gang life and retemption in St. Louis.

Dr. Mireille Miller-Young will discuss her book A Taste for Brown Sugar:Black Women in ography. Plus slow jams will be played to get your Valentine's Day in full gear with that special someone.

Grammy award winning producer Teri Landi will talk about the history of the gospel group The Soul Stirrers and their years without Sam Cooke as the lead singer but as their producer on SAR Records. A rep from the Equal Justice... more

The life and legacy of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer will be discused by Maegan Parker Brooks, author of A Voice that could Stir an Army.

Ron Pevny, founder and director of the Center for Concious Eldering, and author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging will talk about how to live a full life as we age. Joia Nuri, human rights activist, will appear in the second half of the... more

In the first half of the show Lerone A Martin will discuss his book Preaching on Wax. In the second half, Josh Ruebner returns to give an update on the current situation in Palestine.

In the first half of the show, Carolyn Finney returns to the program to talk about her book Black Faces, White Spaces. The second half features Matthew Collier of the Hockey Prospectus, giving an update of the NHL at the all star break.
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