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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

James A. Cosby will talk about his book The Devil's Music, Holy Rollers and Hillbillies: How America Gabe Birth to Rock and Roll.

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

Scott Kacsmar of Footbal Outsiders will join me in the first segment to talk about the upcoming college and pro football seasons. In the second segment it will be a Zydeco party as Grammy award winning Zydeco legend Chubby Carrier talks... more

In the first segment of the show Jonathan Hafetz will talk about his book Obama's Guantanamo. Grammy award winning Zydeco legend Chubby Carrier will appear in the second segment to talk about his music.

Denver icon Tamara Banks will discuss her experiences reporting in some of the most dangerous areas in the world. She will place special emphasis on working to help those from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, who are trying to escape slavery.

Aaron Gulyas returns to the program to talk about his new book Conspiracy Theories:The Roots, Themes and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives.

In 2004 I read Firpo W. Carr's book Germany's Black Holocaust: 1890- 1945, and was immediately intrigued. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, "The fate of black people from 1933 to 1945 in... more

Michael Leahy will talk about his book The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties. He will discuss how the sixties social upheaval had an impact on the 1960's era Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Dr. Johnny Smith, co author of Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship of Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali will discuss the evolution of their friendship and eventual split in the first half of the program. In the second portion of the program, a... more

Historian Mark Puryear will talk about the significance and legacies of two of the finest musical talents out of the DC area, Billy Stewart and Van McCoy.
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