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Today we will speak to Malik Rahim, co-founder of Common Ground Colletive, and candidate for the Louisiana State Congress an Jordan Flathety, editor of LeftTurn Magazine. Jordan is the journalit who broke the Jena 6 story to the nation. Also in the studio Friday, Sept. 12, will be Jackie Sumell. She is the artist/activist who with Herman Wallace, Angola 3, is designing, now looking to build his dream house. She was on the air last week, on location from the Seventh Ward. Nina Pascall, playwright and actress, currently in performance with a new work, Along the Path of Larks and Swallows, The 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival, at the Phoenix Theatre (at Geary), 6th Floor, in San Francisco. Her final peformances are Friday, Sept. 12, 10 PM and Saturday, Sept. 13, 8:30 PM. We will close with poetry from Tupac Amaru Shakur's collection: The Rose That Grew from Concrete, on the anniversary of his murder Sept. 13, 1996 (b. June 16, 1971). We'll look at black theatre. This will be followed by a short excerpt of an interview with Patrice Rushen last month. Ms. Rushen will be performing as a part of a salute to black women journalists, Sept. 13, 2 PM at the Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA. For tickets contact 1-877-EXP-THE-GREEN. The show opens with reflections by Camisha Fatimah, on the occasion of Imam Warith Dean Mohammed's passing Tuesday, Sept. 9, during the blessed month of Ramadan. Ashay! Our musical selections are from Hurricane Relief and Vieux Farka Toure. Toure will be in town next week, Sept. 17, at Yoshi's.