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  • 00:16

    Behind the Mask of ElectrKPrincess

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    School of the Music Industry's show producer Stanley Warren sits down with ElectrKPrincess to find out more about the woman behind the music...

  • 02:32

    Wanda's Picks Radio:World Courts for Women on Poverty 5/10

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    Today we speak to Ethel Long Scott, Executive Director of WEAP and Tamara Perine, Shop Stewart at UFCW about the four day public hearing, the first ever World Courts of Women on Poverty in the US, May 10-13, 2012 at Laney College in Oakland, CA. Visit www.weap.org We then speak to cast in the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre's season's production of Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Michele Shay. It is at LHT through Saturday, May 12. We'll speak to actors Tobie Windham, Leilani Drakeford and Joshua L. Green. Visit www.lhtsf.org  Music: Somi's "When the Rains Come"; Liz Wright selection from Salt.

  • 00:46

    MOVIES: MIAAC Film Festival

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    South Asian Journalists Association presents a conversation with key players from the Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival, one of the oldest, largest and most important film festivals in the South Asian diaspora. Join SAJAer
    ASEEM CHHABRA as he interviews AROON SHIVDASANI, founder of the festival; SOMI ROY, festival director; AJAY NAIDU, debut director and star of "Ashes" (he's also known for his roles in "Office Space" and the TV series, "Lateline"); APARNA SEN, director of "The Japanese Wife." They will discuss the festival, the state of South Asian-themed films and much, much more. Learn more about festival, which runs Nov. 10-14 in NYC: http://www.miaacfilmfest.org/

  • 02:26

    Annual Hurricane Katrina Update and Reportback w/Survivors

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    Sheila Phipps, artist, speaks about her son, No Limit Rapper, "Mac," who is serving 30 years, and her art currently at Sandra Berry's Neighborhood Gallery in New Orleans, who she says is innocent. Visit www.free-mac.org Kenneth Cooper is an independent writer and life-long resident of New Orleans. He recently graduated from the University of New Orleans (UNO) in 2008 with a degree in English and has his work published in the New Orleans Review, the Alternet, Sync504, and the New Orleans Examiner. Meshawn Tarver: In June 2010 Meshawn, graduate of George Washington University with a Masters in Public Health, became Executive Director of Common Ground Health Clinic (CGHC), a patient centered integrated medical home, serving the underinsured and uninsured population. CGHC also provides herbal medicine, acupuncture, women’s wellness group and broad array of classes including health education, cooking, gardening and art classes. Robert H. King, former political prisoner, only free member of the Angola 3, is author of  "From the Bottom of the Heap: The Autobiography of Black Panther Robert Hillary King," with an introduction by Dr. Terry Kupers, MD, MSP. Dan, a representative from the Gulf Restoration Network, the only non profit environmental advocacy group with an exclusive focus on the Gulf of Mexico based in New Orleans. The second half of the program is a discussion of August Wilson's Seven Guitars with actors: L. Peter Callendar (Red Carter), Charles Branklyn (Hedley), and Shinelle Azoroh (Ruby), at the Marin Theatre Company through September 11, 2011. Visit www.marintheatre.org or call (415)388-5208. Music: Somi's "When the Rain Comes" & Babatunde Olatunde Lea's "Umbo Weti: Tribute to Leon Thomas."

  • 01:30

    Wanda's Picks Special Broadcast

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    This morning we rebroadcast from June 21, 2011, the interviews with directors of two films, Peter Sorcher, director, Eat the Sun & Katie Wolfe, director, Kawa. Kawa is screening at Frameline 35, this evening, June 23, 2011, 9:30 PM, at the Elmwood Theatre in Berkeley, CA. The director, producer and Moari writer of international note, Witi Ihimara, will be there. Witi's novel Nights in the Gardens of Spain forms the basis of the film about a Maori man, Kawa, who outs himself after a life of untruth. Kawa is also Witi's story too; it is the story of a very patriarchial family (and society) which Kawa is an intergral part of coming to grips with Kawa's life. Will initial shame, hurt and anger give way to love? Can Kawa's father whose views on masculinity certainly don't include a gay son, respect this man of integrity? Can a woman whose friendship with Kawa preceded their marriage trust him again? The film Kawa looks at how closely connected one's identity is tied to family, to the point that one will let family particularly parents shape one's personality and life, even when it feels wrong. Kawa looks at the way others see you can warp one's perceptions of self. Parents need to think about this as they unconsciously project themselves onto their children. It can come back to haunt them as the child and eventually adult tries to please us and ends up hurting, in Kawa's case, his wife, children and himself. Visit http://www.cincocinefilms.co.nz/ Music Somi, "When the Rain Comes;" Abraham Burton, "Aminah." We open with an interview with Djo Tunda Wa Munga, director of Viva Riva, opening June 24, 2011, in San Francisco & Berkeley.

  • 02:00

    Wanda's Picks Radio

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    We speak to Carolina Moraes-Liu, Director, Editor, Cinematographer and Producer of Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Ayiê, screening Sept. 19, 2 PM, at the Mission Cultural Center, in San Francisco, as a part of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival. Ebony Goddess: Queen of Ilê Aiyê tells the story of three young women in search for identity and self-esteem as they compete for the title of Ebony Goddess in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the largest black city outside of Africa. Visit http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.com/2010-festival/shorts-program The film screens again in October at the International Black Woman's Film Festival http://www.ibwff2010.com/films/filmmakers/
    Somi, originally from Uganda and Rwanda, critically acclaimed New York city based vocalist and her band will appear for their debut San Francisco performance on Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at Cafe Du Nord. Somi's latest album If The Rains Come First (ObliqSound) is a stunning collection of self-penned story-based songs that debuted at #2 on Billboard's World Chart. The Bay Area's own Sparlha Swa will appear as a special guest in an opening performance for the evening. Doors at 7PM. Show begins at 8PM. $15 in advance/$17 at the door.
    "Black Pearl Sings" @ San Jose Rep through Sept. 26. We feature Jannie Jones, actress who portrays "Alberta "Pearl" Johnson", Frank Higgins, playwright, and Rick Lombardo, director, sound design and SJ Rep artistic director. We feature the music of Thaddeus Edwards: "Prelude to Peace" and work from Somi's latest: "If the Rain Comes First."

  • 02:00

    Wanda's Picks Radio

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    Tim Wise, author, anti-racism advocate. His latest book, "Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics from Racial Equity," is the topic of our discussion this morning; Akiba Timoya aka Akiba Onada-Sikwoia is African, Blackfoot, Choctaw, Cherokee and Irish. She is Two-Spirited and has been participating in Native American Ceremony for the past 24 years. She is also a member of the Lucumi community and a child of the Orisha. She and DON 'LITTLE CLOUD' DAVENPORT

    "I am one of the founders of the Black Native American Association in Oakland, California. I am a Seminole with Creek/Chickasaw, Muskogee and African (Nubian/Sudan) Ancestry and of the Bird Clan. I was born in Jackson, Michigan which was on one of the routes of the Underground Railroad where slaves fled to Canada." They will speak about the first annual Black Native American Pow Wow at CSUH this month, Sept. 17-19. Visit www.bnaa.org for the details. The pre-Pow Wow panel is 6:30-8:30 9/17. The procession starts at 1 PM both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19. Dan Hoyle, "The Real Americans" is our next guest. "The Real Americans," Hoyle's solo performance has been extended through Nov. 6 at The Marsh Theatre Wednesdays-Saturdays, in San Francisco. Visit www.themmarsh.org We close with artist, Somi, who will be at Cafe de Nord in San Francisco, Sept. 16, and at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Sept. 18, then on to Holland. Somi didn't make it, because she is scheduled for next week, 9/10 at 8:30 AM, so tune in then--Mars is in Retrograde. Yes, blame it on the planet that already speeding, I skipped an entire seven days--wow! Meklit Hadero, Somi's friend came to the rescue with a cut from her latest release I like a lot: "Soleil Soleil." We close with a prerecorded interview with Ernie Silva appearing with "Heavy Like the Weight of a Flame," at La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, in Berkeley, Sept. 9-10, 8 PM

  • 7 Kết Hợp Với Áo Sơmi Cho Dân Công Sở

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    Hòa h?p 1: Ðây thì m?t trong nh?ng k?t h?p don gi?n nhung l?i dem d?n cho cô gái nét duyên dáng và thanh l?ch. S? d?ng di?u gi?a áo so mi n?, có di?m nh?n t?i ve áo và c? tay r?t hút m?t b?ng nhi?u du?ng ren den. Thân áo may cách li chìm ôm body ngan n?p "dóng thùng" cùng chân váy. Cung v?i ki?u m?u này, chúng ta v?n có th? d? dàng hòa h?p áo v?i qu?n tây vô cùng thích h?p.