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  • 01:05

    The Neo Soul Show Presents Havana

    in Music

    Another Wednesday, another amazing new artist! From MJ's ears to your hearts, we welcome Havana to the show! You will be blown away by her refreshingly new sound. Havana is an artist who defies predictable first-impressions and lazy stereotypes. Part street, all real talk, Havana’s progressive, eclectic, hyper-soul can spin at the club, at a house party, or on the stereo on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Join the Q-man and T. Mitch as they discuss Entervention, music and everything under this songbirds Californian sun!! Check out Havana at ihearthavana.com

  • 00:59

    Exotic Running- The Havana Half Marathon

    in Sports

    Join Richard Diaz and his guest, Coach Jenny Hadfield as they discuss an exotic running vacation: The Havana Cuba Half Marathon.  Due to the US embargo, Cuba has been restricted for US travelers. This is a unique chance to visit and run on the forbidden Island of Cuba.


    Few Americans have had the pleasure of visiting Cuba since we blocked trade with Cuba as far back as October of 1960 back.  Through the efforts of InsightCuba, a non-profit travel organization specializing in legal people-to-people travel to Cuba for Americans, runners from the US can legally visit Cuba to participate in this event.

  • 01:18

    At Eye Level - Live From Havana Cigars

    in Entertainment

    This week, we're live from the new location of Group Therapy Open Mic, Havana Cigars in Tustin, CA.
    Havana Cigars sells cigars and accessories and offers a smoking lounge for customers to sit and enjoy a variety of events. They carry a large selection of fine cigars with a huge walk-in humidor. Their cigars have been carefully selected to impress everyone from the most experienced cigar aficionado to first-timers looking for a new experience.
    After the show will be Group Therapy Open Mic, where you can "work out your issues" on our stage. So come out and smoke and joke with some of Orange County's finest up and coming comedians.
    We're also looking for singers, musicians and poets.   Sign ups start at 7:30; the booked show starts at 8 and the open mic is right after. Acts will get to perform for 5 to 10 minutes on a first come, first served basis. If you're on a roll you can keep going, but if you're bombing, we'll gently help you off.

  • 02:07

    Hard Starboard Radio: Peak Trump

    in Politics Conservative

    Guess how many "guests" we're "putting up" in our "house"?; GOP insiders: "Trump won't Perot us"; 2016 Democrat showdown: Joe Biden vs....Al Gore?; Hillary the "fighter" won't fight ISIS; All hail the Kentucky Anti-Sodomarriage Rebellion: Joe Arpaio, America's gelded sheriff; John Kerry hoists the white flag at the U.S. embassy in Havana; Emailgate and inequality before the law; and have we at last reached Peak Trump?

  • Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports highlighting the request by the Namibian people for reparations involving the German genocide of 1904-07 where tens of thousands of Africans were slaughtered at the aegis of Berlin's Second Reich; the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was served with a letter of support from the Republic of Sudan in Zimbabwe just recently; the United States has re-established its embassy in Havana, Cuba after 54 years ushering in a new era of bilateral relations; while clashes have taken place in neo-colonial Libya in the city of Sirte between IS fighters and other groups amid the failure of United Nations brokered talks to stabilize the situation inside this North African state. In the second and third hour we focus on the legacy of Black August looking at the 50th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion which began on Aug. 11, 1965. Also we pay tribute to Hugo Pinell of the San Quinten Six who was assassinated on Aug. 12 in the California prison system. Finally we review an audio documentary on the legacy of resistance behind prison walls in the U.S.

  • 02:00

    American Daily Review: Giving A Whole New Meaning to "Rosie Cheeks"

    in Politics Conservative

    The power of the federal judiciary and how it's using that power to crush American Christianity; Glendora and Simi Valley go up in flames; Tianjin, Red China, chemical plant explosions kill over a hundred; How the Obamunist Left is working on silencing its opposition via immigration, marriage, race relations, environmentalism, abortion, foreign policy, and pretty much across the issue spectrum; Oath Keepers deploy to Ferguson; Is the TransPacific Partnership trade deal fizzling?; Pope Francis calls for the nuclear disarming of the U.S., U.K., France, and Israel via a "global nuclear weapons ban"; How Trumpmania is a mass psychotic mental disorder; "Ready For Hillary!" is going down in flames, and the only first responders are Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and....Al Gore?; and it looks like it's time for Jeb Bush to pretend to be conservative again.


    Then, in hour #3 of the Saturday Afternoon Extravaganza on Constitution Radio w/ Douglas V. Gibbs, 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific on KMET 1490-AM:


    Hillary Clinton is a liar and a traitor and hopelessly dislikeable, so she's going to fight the nuclear scorched earth campaign that always was her only option; Fidel Castro demands millions in reparations from U.S. while John Kerry hoists the white flag in Havana; "None of what is going on in the world" may be "our business," but the world sure as shinola considers what's going on here to be theirs; The European Union completes its capitulation to the Greek communists while the Iranian mullahs drown in U.S. cash; Ferguson, Missouri, erupts again right on schedule; and Rosie O'Donnell announces a new line of facial cosmetics.

  • 00:25

    US embassy in Cuba, Clinton emails and other stories of the week

    in Politics

    We will look at the US flag going up in Havana, Cuba........the formal ceremony opening the US embassy......sadly there are no dissidents allowed, a huge snub at the Cuban opposition........also some thoughts about Clinton and the emails....the state of the Democrats race for the nomination......


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  • 01:08

    Film Maker Joshua Bee Alafia Chats About Havana Habibi

    in Entertainment

    In 2003, Tiffany Madera aka “Hanan,” enraged her Cuban family in Miami by getting on a plane to Havana to participate in an artistic exchange that led to the formation of Cuba’s first Arabic dance troupe; Grupo Aisha Al-Hanan. The troupe founded by hanan was composed of eight women at the University of Havana’s History Department.  A live band of musicians shortly followed from Havana’s colorful and diverse music scene. Guided by hanan, Grupo Aisha Al Hanan; quickly gained notoriety around Cuba despite its departure from State- Sanctioned Culture and Art models. A grassroots cultural movement ensued which had a profound impact on many lives across the globe.


    For Hanan’s family, her returning to Cuba was like an act of support for the Communist Revolution that drove them from their island to Miami. Havana Habibi begins three years later following Hanan’s visit to Havana for the International Dance Festival and workshops with Grupo Aisha Al-Hanan.  We meet the ensemble and see the sacrifices they make to create their art.


    Havana Habibi looks at the cross cultural exchange and intermigration between Africa, Cuba, Spain and the USA; what it means to be a Cuban Bellydancer in Revolutionary Cuba as well as the Cuban Diaspora and travels throughout time, geography and space to tell the human story behind Revolution and geo-political Identity through the sensual metaphor of Bellydance.  


    Jason Bee Alafia joins me to discuss this critically acclaimed documentary film.

  • 00:30

    World Music Spotlight: Cuban Nights is a musical treat - dj onelove

    in Music

    There are no shortage of Latin music in there world so it is easy to miss a gem here and there.  Cuban Nights is one such album.  A Salsa musical treat for world music enthusiasts.  As the tavel ban withers away, and Americans make plans for long awaited Havana excursion, I decided to pull one of my all time favorite Cuban Salsa compilation CDs. It's hot stuff so be prepared to get yo Bailar ON amigos - Ay!!!!  CD is available via amazon.

  • 02:12

    Cuba: Facts and Myths with Victor Andres Triay PhD

    in Entertainment

    Victor Andres Triay, PhD., is a novelist and historian. The Miami Herald referred to him as "a significant researcher of Cuban exile history."   Born and raised in Miami to Cuban exile parents.


    Victor's first book, Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children's Program, was published by the University Press of Florida in 1998. Fleeing Castro was the first book length historical work on the topic. Three years later he published, again with the University Press of Florida, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506,  a historical account of the Bay of Pigs invasion told through the eyes of  the exile invasion force. In 2005 he co-authored, with Teo Babun,  The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise, a photographic history of Fidel Castro's war against Fulgencio Batista, Castro's assumption of power, and his establishment of a  Stalinist dictatorship in Cuba. Victor recently released his first major work of historical fiction, a series entitled The Unbroken Circle. Book I, The Struggle Begins, was released in July 2013. Book II, Freedom Betrayed, was released in January 2014. Book III, On Freedom's Shores, will be released in mid-2014


    Victor is a resident of Middletown, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, Emilia, and three children, Victor Andres, Jr., Gabriela Elena, and Francisco Xavier.

  • 00:38

    Libby Hellmann's literary masterpiece "Havana Lost"

    in Books

    "Pulp Friction with Paul Levine" welcomes Libby Fischer Hellman to the studio.
    Libby Fischer Hellmann writes “compulsively readable thrillers.” Her 2013 literary thriller, HAVANA LOST, takes place largely in revolutionary Cuba. Her other stand-alones, SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE (2010), goes back to the late Sixties in Chicago, and A BITTER VEIL (2012) takes place in revolutionary Iran. She also writes two crime series, one with PI Georgia Davis, the other with video producer and amateur sleuth Ellie Foreman, which Libby calls “Desperate Housewives” meets “24.”. Her short story collection, NICE GIRL DOES NOIR, was released in 2010. She has been nominated twice for the Anthony Award, once for the Agatha, and has won the Lovey Award multiple times. She lives in Chicago and claims they'll take her out of there feet first.  More at www.libbyhellmann.com.
    ABOUT THE HOST:
    The author of 18 novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and was nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote more than 20 episodes of the CBS military drama "JAG" and co-created the Supreme Court drama "First Monday" starring James Garner and Joe Mantegna. His most recent novel is "Last Chance Lassiter."  Look for "State vs. Lassiter" in Fall 2013.  More info at http://www.paul-levine.com
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