Sandra Booker

American Vernacular


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American Vernacular is a 60-minute public affairs program that addresses the political, economic, social, and cultural issues facing the nation from an secular, urban perspective. Hosted by "the voice that roars" journalist/ comedienne Sandra Booker. America's "favorite angry black woman" serves the talk hot, the truth real and the jokes fresh. Tune in and join the conversation...a real one. Visit us at

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Spirit & Soul Sundays proudly presents Saxophonist Dale Fielder Saxophonist Dale Fielder, a native son of Pittsburgh and longtime resident of Los Angeles, discusses his life as a composer, bandleader and player in the city of angels... more

Thank you, Nelson Mandela! American Vernacular pays special tribute to the life and legacy of South African anti-Apartheid activist, political prison-turned human rights icon, and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. As the world... more

AV's Life On Stage series welcomes actress JoNell Kennedy. Whether theater, television or film, Kennedy is making her mark and with credits that include hit shows such as Seinfeld, ER, X-Files, The Mentalist, Bones, Southland and... more

American Vernacular proudly presents Spirit & Soul Sundays Our Music Spoken Here series welcomes jazz/folk/blues vocalist Janice Anderson to share tracks from her debut release The Sweetest Sounds, her Jazz Vespers program and... more

American Vernacular pays special tribute to the history and legacy of the American Indians. We have invited some special surprise guests to share stories of Thanksgiving past and why its preservation is so important... more

Spirit & Soul Sundays proudly presents Crooner Dave Damiani The young, LA-based singer Dave Damiani is making quite a name for himself and he drops by to talk about his new cd, Watch What Happens while celebrating his love... more

AV welcomes former John Birch Society member and progressive advocate, Claire Conner, author of Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right joins us to talk about her decision to write this powerful memoir to... more

American Vernacular proudly presents Spirit & Soul Sundays Musical Spotlight feature: Michael Franks Considered one of the most soulful artists in modern jazz and adult contemporary music with hits like "Popsicle Toes" and... more

Join us at our new date and time for the weekly recap on American Vernacular. Fridays at 2:00PM as we offer our take on the big stories of the week.

AV welcomes author/educator/musician Sherry Luchette to talk about her book series "Flying Jazz Kittens" and the importance of music education in the lives of children. American Vernacular is a 60 minute weekly program that addresses... more
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