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1. Halifu Osumare, Ph.D., author of the new work, Dancing in Black, A Memoir (2018, University of Florida Press). Dr. Osumare is professor emerita of African American and African Studies at the University of California, Davis, is the author of "The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop" and "The Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves." New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 

2. WO2WO members: Karla Brundage, Tyrice Brown, Sanda "Makeda" Hooper-Mayfield, and Zakiyyah Capehart-Bollings, join us to talk about African Diaspora conversations through the Japanese poetic form, Renshi.

3. Archived interview 2/24 (Geoffrey Grier and Jeffery Smith)

4. SF Indie 2018 directors: Cathy Lee Crane, director, The Manhattan Front (2/10:4:30 PM); 2/14: 7 PM); Rocky Capella, dir., Guitar Man (2/11:7 PM; 2/15: 9:15).

Cathy Lee CRANE, 2000 MFA graduate from SF State's Cinema Program has been charting a speculative history on film since 1994. She joins us to talk about The Manhattan Front: "Women, anarchists, and spies conjure the fantastically true story of how America entered WW1," which is having its world premiere at the SF Indie Festival 2/10 4 PM and 2/14 7 PM at the Roxie

Rocky Capella, dir., "Don't Shoot I'm the Guitar Man," has worked in the film industry on more than six hundred films, commercials, television and internet projects as an award-winning action director, stunt coordinator and performer. Rocky has been a member of the Director's Guild of America for more than 25 years.

"Don't Shoot! I'm the Guitar Man" is gives the average person an "inside look" at prison and the inner workings of a music program in San Quentin State Prison.