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This week we are going to discuss the Rap Music from the 1980s. We both grew up listen to this music and it help mould us into the Men we are today.The Beastie Boys, NWA, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Tone Loc, and much much more. Who was your favorite artist? What was your favorite song? Call us at 646-929-0936. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you get your email read on the air you might win a cool prize.
Jon is flabberghasted by the fact that the drug war in Miami was so intense in the early 1980s that even Ronald Reagan was advised not to enter the city of Miami at ALL. The early 1980s was brought on by a borderless situation where drug lords overran local civil authority in Mexico, Colombia and other Central American states. 1 in every 4 people who died in Colombia died by drug related offenses. It didn't help that by the mid 1980s, Nicaragua and El Salvador was infiltrated by the CIA who were training rebels to fight the powers that be. This probably irritated drug lords more that America had their hand in the cookie jar. Jon goes into the dynamics of the drug trade in Florida, not necessarily the government underpinnings.
There is a 10 minute vignette on the high school scene at McDonalds in Duluth.
TONIGHT JAZZ MASTERS HAVE A GREAT TREAT ITS ANOTHER SAX, RICHARD ELIOT IS SCOTTISH-BORN AMERICAN SAXOPHONE PLAYER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FUNK BAND TOWER OF POWER PLAYING TENOR SAX FOR 5 YEARS DURING THE 1980S.
THE GRAMMY AWARD FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM IS AN AWARD PRESENTED AT THE GRAMMY AWARD
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Marla Mase is a writer/performer/producer/singer/songwriter from New York City. She writes songs, plays, monologues, short stories, erotica, blogs, and poems. She is known for her gutsy, sexy, raw performance style and her intelligent lyrics and is regarded by her peers as a true musical pioneer. Her songs, a mix of world beat, spoken word, funk, r&b, punk, soul, and classic rock-n-roll are infused with GLOBAL SOUL, the signature sound of Tomás Doncker, her guitarist, co-writer and producer . She is backed by his band, the Tomás Doncker Band. Marla is also SVP of Marketing/A&R with True Groove Records, a label she runs with Tomás Doncker.
Tomás Doncker As a prime mover on New York’s downtown “No Wave” scene in the early 1980s, Tomás Doncker cut his teeth as a guitarist with such genre-busting groups as James Chance & The Contortions, Defunkt, J. Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz and many more. Eventually he went international, touring and recording in Japan with jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, and producing studio and songwriting sessions with Boosty Collins, Yoko Ono, Reggae vocal group The Itals, and producer Prince Charles Alexander, to name just a few. Since then, Doncker has continued to work with an A-list of iconic artists including Ivan Neville, Bonnie Raitt, Meshell Ndegeocello, Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover, former P-Funk keyboardist Amp Fiddler,Shamekia Copeland,and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. He also frequently collaborates with legendary Producer/Bassist Bill Laswell, and his ongoing "Power Of The Trinity" project was featured on CNN on November 27,2012 (Jimi Hendrix' birthday).His most recent project is "Big Apple Blues",his 2nd collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winning Poet Yusef Komunyakaa.
Alicia Michelle "Miki" Howard (born September 30, 1960) is an American R&B/jazz singer and actress who had a string of Top 10 hit songs in the late-1980s and early-1990s, including "Baby, Be Mine", "Come Share My Love" and "Love Under New Management". "Ain't Nobody Like You" and "Ain't Nuthin' in the World" both peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B Singles chart.
Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of gospel singers Josephine Howard of The Caravans, and Clay Graham of The Pilgrim Jubilees. Howard's mother took her to the homes of various stars such as Aretha Franklin and Mavis Staples. At the age of nine, Howard and her family moved to Los Angeles where Howard's mother sung in a choir led by Caravans member and arranger James Cleveland. Among those who visited Howard's Los Angeles residence were Albertina Walker, Shirley Caesar, Billy Preston and Fats Domino. Howard was also influenced by jazz greats, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Nancy Wilson.
As a teenager, she often visited Maverick's Flat, a popular night club in Los Angeles, and a venue for music acts such as Rufus and Chaka Khan and Earth Wind & Fire, who were influential in her pursuit of a professional singing career.
At the age of 16, she performed in a teen pageant. After the show, she met singer Augie Johnson, leader and member of R&B group Side Effect, who happened to be in the audience and began working with Howard on music. Johnson charmed Howard and later chose her as the vocalist for the group.
Dr. Mohsen Paul Sarfarazi is a self-retired professor of Non-Linear Continuum Mechanics with specialization in Micromechanics of Materials,an area in science which was introduced by him and soon made popularized by other scientists in early 1980s. Dr. Sarfarazi decided to concentrate his attention on a new and pioneering field he termed micromechanics, and wrote his thesis on A Micromechanical Constitutive Modeling of Brittle Crystalline Solids. Dr. Paul soon came to the BELIEF that the ‘Universe is all complete and we cannot further add to its consciousness through research". Dr. Paul soon came to the intuitive understanding that we contain the knowledge of ALL THERE IS within us. He soon came to the intuitive realization that we can discover, and we can invent; but we can never create from abstract as ALL THAT CAN BE CREATED FROM ABSTRACT already exists. It is a new Golden Era. It is time for mankind to awaken from amnesia and start to remember. It is time to be, once again, multidimensional and welcome the new consciousness that the accelerating Light and the speeding time is bringing us via raising our vibration rate in order to be able to resonate with the higher frequency of vibrations of Heaven. on his websites, he can shed more Light on the nature of the upcoming Ascension and the consequent future of Mankind, and his/her general role the Omniverse. It is done in respect and appreciation for the Almighty’s ‘Divine Plan’ for humanity, and in service to God and the mankind. With Unconditional Love!
Powerhouse Bombshells, Marcela Olivar brings yet another Classic Dance Group from the 80's to Cafe Con Leche. We will also be treating you to Orlando's DJ Flash in the mixx, and of course the Beautiful Miss Marla G., (aka) "Giggles" will be Co-hosting along with Versatile Radio's Mari Fisher.
Company B resulted from the music trend of producer-driven girl groups in the late 1980s and early 1990s, most successfully the group Expose. . Company B's first single "Fascinated" was released in 1986 on the independent label The Summer. The song created so much buzz in clubs around Miami that it soon made its way to local radio stations. This in turn led to its being picked up and re-released by Atlantic records. The trio, adorned with white wigs and clad in blue leather, first made waves with "Fascinated," which took clubs by storm in 1986. It crossed over to the pop charts in 1987, climbing into the Top 30. Follow-up singles "Full Circle," "Perfect Lover," and "Jam on Me" were also club hits. All were contained on their self-titled album, which charted that summer and the remainder of their output would be repackagings of their hits. In 1989, Company B released its follow-up album Gotta Dance, sporting a revamped image: Also seemingly gone were the Latin-flavored rhythms of the previous album. Singles culled from the album included the house-influenced "You Stole My Heart," They have been performing extensively over the past few years and have released new material.
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Program Summary: April 14, 2015
1st Hour - a pre-recorded segment of TCBH radio from the Progressive Radio Network (PRN.fm) hosted by Dave Lindorff which airs every Wednesday 5pm (Eastern)
2nd Hour - RFK goes live with TCBH contributor John Grant. John Grant is a writer/photographer/filmmaker living just outside Philadelphia’s city limits. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. Starting in the 1980s, he traveled to Central America and other places as a documentary photographer for publication and for exhibits of his own large prints. He shot and edited an 80-minute documentary film called "Second Time Around" about a seriously wounded Vietnam veteran who chose to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 35 years after his first tour there. John has been to Iraq twice during the war, once as an observer critical of the war and once as a cameraman on a documentary film.
NEXT TIME ON UNDER THE MAT RADIO: “WRESTLEMANIA’S WORST” OUR GUEST IS OWNER OF 80’S TEES, INC. KEVIN STECKO AS HE TALKS ABOUT HIS COMPANY AND MEMORIES OF THE 1980S. ALSO WE WILL BE GOING OVER THE WORST WRESTLEMANIAS IN HISTORY WITH TOPICS AS MATCHES, ANGLES, ENTRANCES, ATTIRES ETC. TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2015 LIVE 7PM-9PM (EST) LISTEN ON http://www.blogtalkradio.com/underthematradio (or click on the link below). ALSO LISTEN ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE (ANDROID, IPHONE) CALL IN AT (347) 677-1862 PRESS 1
April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Join Russell and his guests:
Elizabeth Schuster is the senior legislative and policy analyst for the Water program at Food & Water Watch. In addition to advocating for water issues, she also assists with Common Resources issues. She is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia, New York and Florida.
Charles Komanoff is widely known for his work as an energy-policy analyst, transport economist and environmental activist in New York City. He “re-founded” NYC’s bike-advocacy group Transportation Alternatives in the 1980s.
Bill Waren works to protect the environment from the negative impact of international trade and investment agreements. Bill contributes to the policy discussion about trade and environment issues as they arise in community forums, the U.S. congressional debate, the federal agency process, international negotiations, and litigation before international trade and investment tribunals
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