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We celebrate the legacy of Casper Banjo this morning with Akili Banjo (Casper's niece), and friends Lee Williams, Tomye, and Charles Blackwell. We'll speak about Casper's life and work which is being celebrated in the exhibit: "3 Worlds, Myth, Bricks, Prints," Arias, Fuentes, Banjo, August 14 - September 19, 2009, at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco. The commemoration is Saturday, August 29, 3-5 PM., (415) 821-1155, www.missionculturalcenter.org. Next we are joined by scholar poet, Kathryn Waddell Takara and her daughter, poet, educator, activist, Karla Brundage. They will speak about the Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser/Reportback, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, 3-5 PM, at Shashamane Restaurant, 2507 Broadway in Oakland. Big Chief Kevin Goodman speaks to us about the Mardi Gras Indian tradition and his life now in the Diaspora post-Katrina in Austin. Visit http://www.myspace.com/bigchiefkevingoodman We close with a conversation with David Alston, archivist, journalist, photographer about Michael Jackson, whose birthday is Aug. 29 (8/29/1958-June 25, 2009)