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  • 00:41

    Mike Norris Former Oakland A's Pitcher Cy Young Winner

    in News

    Former Major League Player Michael Kelvin Norris (born March 19, 1955) a right-handed starting pitcher who played with the Oakland Athletics (1975–1983, 1990).Norris is best remembered for his spectacular 1980 season. He went 22-9 with 24 complete games and a 2.53 earned run average, while also earning the Gold Glove Award. However, he was not awarded the American League Cy Young Award; Steve Stone of the Baltimore Orioles, who had a record of 25-7, was given the honor. Norris also placed 15th in the MVP voting.In 1981, Norris posted a modest 12-9 record, again earning the Gold Glove Award and also earning an All-Star berth he was denied in 1980. Norris spun a complete game shutout in the first round of the playoffs against the Kansas City Royals and pitched well in the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees despite getting hit with a loss there.Many believe[who?] that Billy Martin inflicted a heavy workload on Norris, which threw out his arm. He was never able to return to his former stature, and after the 1983 season, he played for the independent San Jose Bees. He made a brief comeback as a relief pitcher in 1990, posting an ERA of 3.00 in 27 innings. As of 2014, he is the only player to win at least one game with Oakland in three different decades.An addiction to cocaine shortened Norris's playing career. In 1999 he was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy, and he had surgery in January 2000 at the California Pacific Medical Center. After recovering, Norris took up golf as a hobby. In 2007, he appeared with Dave Stewart, Mudcat Grant, and Vida Blue in a regular season game between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics.Norris was well known for his distinctive green fielding glove.

  • 00:22

    The Omni Commons - A Community Hub for Oakland

    in Music

    In this episode, we go to the Omni Commons, a people-powered space soon to open its doors in North Oakland. Join us on the air to hear about the Omni collectives and find out a bit more on how it's actually supposed to work.


     

  • 02:09

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: Who Is Oakland?

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forbearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    1. Tarell Alvin McCraney, playwright, actor, MacArthur Genius re: Head of Passes April-May at Berkeley Rep & Choir Boy at Marin Theatre Company in June

    2. Stephen Vittoria, dir., Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu Jamal rebroadcast interview with director

    3. Chris Johnson, co-curator and Jose Garcia, participating artist re: New Innovative Exhibition at Oakland Museum of CA: Who Is Oakland? featuring 10 Oakland-based artists April 11-July 12

    4. Safiya Fredericks (Ann) & Lauren Spencer (Rachelle) join us to talk about Idris Goodwin's play Blackademics at Crowded Fire Theatre April 9-May 2 at Thick House in SF.

     

  • 02:02

    Kenwood Oakland Community Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Successful Service

    in Women

    Many communities strive to address issues of poverty and economic development, but the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) has actively maintained a vibrant community despite the infusion of drugs, guns, unemployment, and home foreclosings. This week it celebrates 50 years of success in motivating residents to remain actively involved in the lives of youth, elders, and all residents who desire a clean, safe, self sustaining community with good schools. Jeanette Taylor Ramann discusses some of the work that KOCO is doing in reaching out beyond its borders to connect with children abroad and spread the success that comes with cooperation between neighbors. 

  • 02:05

    Oakland Raiders 2014 Elbowgate

    in Sports

    ANNNDD WE'RE BACK!! KICKING OFF THE OAKLAND RAIDER 2014 SEASON DR.DEATH AND GODFATHER GRIZ OF THE 66TH MOB COHOSTING


    1.Going into Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen's 3rd year what record do we expect from this team and can we grade Reggie and Dennis Allen, if so how would you grade them?


     


    2. Who do we think will be the best fit for Mayor of Oakland to keeping our Raiders in Oakland? We'll discuss that along with Coliseum City and how the A's 10 year lease deal affects the Raiders


     


    MAIN TOPIC 3. Who should be the regular season starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders. You'll be surprised at who I want to start


     


    LAST WORD- Hosts cant talk about any topic they want weather its religon, politics, sports etc


    MY LAST WORD- Why does it seem racism has gotten worse in society and what can we do to over come racism? this can affect you directly you'll want to hear this

  • 00:45

    Reminiscing L.A., Oakland, cultural mix; Candlestick Park & Dodger Stadium

    in Culture

    Jon and Jane first talk about daily trials and then the dialogue shifts to reminiscing about Northern California and visits and then the cultural differences of Oakland and Los Angeles.

  • 02:12

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show: State of Black Oakland 2015

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forbearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    1. State of Black Oakland Organizers Noni Sessions and Turha Ak, join us to talk about the event, Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10-4 at Geoffrey's Inner Circle in Downtown Oakland.

    2. We close with an interview (part 1 of a series) with Mrs. Colia LaFayette Clark, Civil Rights Leader, Veteran Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Organizer in Selma, Jackson and Montgomery in the early 1960s; Recipient of the Bridge-Crossing Jubilee Freedom Flame Award; Life-long Activist for Black Liberation and Social Justice. See http://www.teachingforchange.org/selma-bottom-up-history

  • 01:25

    Episode 183: Oakland Legends the Luniz

    in Music

    We got 5 on it because we will have the Luniz join the massive online archive

  • 01:23

    NSR RADIO/Rod Steater WR Oakland Raiders II

    in Podcasting

    The NSR Sports Radio provides a new and fresh, interactive online radio experience to the listeners. Join your host Coach P as we tackle the trending topics in football from youth to the pros. today’s Topics:



    Trending NFL,NCAA and High School Topics
    The evolution of the WR position in youth football
    Health Tip (Provided by Meal preps)


    Special guest appearing Via the Life by Wisdom Hotline include:



    Rod Streater –WR Oakland Raiders
    Dr Phil Mitchel – Emergency Medicine (Parker Adventist Hospital)
    Coach Dwayne Savage - Camden HS (Camden NJ)


    NSR Baller Sport Light!!!!!



    Ron Johnson Jr- DE/TE Camden HS (Camden NJ) C/O 2016


    6'4", 240lbs
    JR Stats: 115 Solo, 144 Total Tackles, 6.9 Tackles Per Game, 14 Sacks, 3 Caused Fumbles, 2 Fumble Recoveries.
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3386916/highlights/184248392/v2


    Henry Mercado  QB C/O 2022 (Chicago Ill)

    Threw 14 TDs 2 Ints ran 12 TDs , 3 INTs on defense
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbFPzeQfE7g&feature=youtu.be
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W75ZNfJKwZE&feature=youtu.be




    AS usual with us every week is Coach David “the Duck” Riley, Speaker coordinator for the Glazier Clinic and founder of the unsigned Senior showcase to answer you sports related questions in our “Ask the Duck” Segment. NSR is also proud to welcome Former NFL Quarterback Akili Smith to round out the crew. 

  • 02:00

    A Shark Infestation in Oakland

    in Sports

    Wes, Adam, and the returning Nick Clementi cover the week that was in A's baseball.


    First we talk about Jeff Samardzija's debut as an Oakland A.


    Then at 8:40 we talk about the 6 A's who were named to the All-Star team


    At 9, we start our Battle of the Bay Preview.


    And then at 9:30 we start our free forum where you decide the topic.

  • 02:33

    4:30 est The Jumah Khutbah - Imam Faheem Shuaibe - Oakland, CA /Followed by IWDM

    in Islam

    Jumah Khutbah Times: Eastern: 4:30pm  - Central - 3:30pm  Western - 1:30pm


    This Week The Jumah Khutbah will be done by Imam Faheem Shuaibe, from Masjid Warithdeen, in Oakland. CA. 


    The Jumah Khutbah is the sermon given by a Muslim Community Leader before the weekly prayer is done.  The Jumah Prayer is done by Muslims all over the world and it is recognized to take place on Fridays in western countries. 

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