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Wanda's Picks: Mama Kai makes her transition Oct. 16, 2011

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Today we were joined by Robert H. King, www.Angola3.org, author of a recent autobiography: "From the Bottom of the Heap;" Parnell Herbert, Deputy Min. of Justice, Millions More Movement/Houston: http://www.mmmhouston.net/loc/, Coalition for Justice (210) 732-8957 www.coalitionforjustice.net; and Geronimo ji jaga, former political prisoner, international human rights activist, Kuji Foundation http://www.kujifoundation.org They will be speaking about the case of Albert Woodfox, recently found innocent of all charges leveled at him over 30 years ago by the Louisiana judiciary October 8, yet he has not been released. The international connection between revolutionary movements and subjugation, silencing and murder of African people worldwide in prisons is made by world-traveler, scholar and historian, Dr. Runoko Rashidi, who joins us briefly as he gets ready to journey to Rio de Janeiro for a conference next week. The next guest is Sean San Jose, theatre director at Intersection for the Arts, the oldest alternative arts space in San Francisco, which is now staging, Dan Wolf's adaptation of Adam Mansbach novel by the same title, Angry Black White Boy. It's up Thursday-Sundays, through Nov. 16. Visit www.theintersection.org. The show concludes with a conversation with friends and family about Obama 2008. We are joined by Mrs. Dolores Dixon a.k.a Mamakye, her daughter Karen Oyekanmi; granddaughter, Sara Marie Prada, fallinlovephotography.com; arts activism and womanist, Sia Amma of Global Women Intact, who is hosting an African drum and dance conference which began Wednesday, Nov. 5, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 9. Artist, “Boundless Gratitude,” closes out the show with performance of a lovely song he wrote in October. It's kind of hard to hear so listeners are encouraged to visit http://boundlessgratitude.com/ for a free download. Visit http://wandaspicks.com