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The Root and Roots Show

The Root and Roots Show

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Your host Greg Rasheed will play roots music from such genres as blues, country, gospel, jazz and soul, exploring its rich traditions. The root aspect of the show will involve talking about various issues in the world of sports as well as issues that take root in your life. It's a musical sports bar to enjoy and participate in.

On-Demand Episodes

The story of Sha Tayshia, an African American girl, who during tryouts for her baseball team becomes inspired by the story of the 19th century Philadelphia Dolly Vardens.

Music from Dr. Lonnie Smith, Archie Shepp, Jason Moran, Poppy Ajudha, Ezra Collective and others.

Gospel music evolved in often surprising directions during the post-Civil Rights era. Claudrena N. Harold's in-depth look at late-century gospel focuses on musicians like Yolanda Adams, Andraé Crouch, the Clark Sisters, Al... more

The Black Girls Hockey Club focuses on making hockey more inclusive for our family, friends and allies

Among Golden Age Hollywood film stars of European heritage known for playing characters from the East--Chinese, Southeast Asians, Indians and Middle Easterners--Anglo-Indian actor Boris Karloff had deep roots there. Based on... more

The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour: Race, Media, and America's National Pastime examines for the first time the full barnstorming series in its original and uncensored splendor. Phil S. Dixon profiles not only the men who... more

As the ubiquitous Jamaican musician Bob Marley once famously sang, "half the story has never been told." This rings particularly true for the little-known women in Jamaican music who comprise significantly less than half of the Caribbean... more

I will be interviewing Tim Brooks, the author of The Black Face Minstrel Show in Mass Media. The minstrel show occupies a complex and controversial space in the history of American popular culture. Today considered a shameful relic of... more

Winner, Robert Peterson Recognition Award-SABR This is one of the most important baseball books to be published in a long time, taking a comprehensive look at black participation in the national pastime from 1858 through 1900. It... more

Richard Carlin will discuss his biography on Morris Levy, the cofounder of Birdland and one of the most notorious people in the history of the music industry in the first segment of the show. In the second segment, Isiah Lavender... more
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