Friday, November 21, 2008

Wanda's Picks Radio Nov. 21, 2008

Today, thank goodness was not a repeat of last week, even though I ran out of time speaking to Marcus Shelby, a fine musician, composer and educator. Oh, I figured out the MP3 thing I was having trouble with last week. It was technical. I did the same procedure this week to upload files and it worked--go figure.

Recap from website:

Today we continue our conversation about the case of Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace and Robert King, collectively known as The Angola 3. Presently, Albert Woodfox's case is up for review and dismissal, yet he has not been released. This morning we addressed Woodfox's legal teams' procedural direction and Woodfox's safety at the institution as his release looms near. We are joined by: Robert King and Gail Shaw, who share portions of letters and conversations with Woodfox.

Other concerned comrades and friends besides, King, the only exonerated member of A3 and recently published author,,,; and again, Dr. Shaw, co-founder of, an organization which preserves and promotes through exhibits and educational conferences, the legacy of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense; along with Geronimo ji jaga, former political prisoner, humanitarian, and co-founder of the; and Malik Rahim, Louisiana State Congressional candidate for the Green Party, co-founder of Common Ground Relief.

In the next segment we spoke to Prof. Glen Pearson and composer, singer, songwriter, Nicolas Bearde re: the College of Alameda Jazz Big Band concert, Sun., Nov. 23, 2-5 PM at Anna's Jazz Island, 2120 Allston Way, in Berkeley, CA.

Next we were joined by Felicia Benefield, currently on stage at Cutting Ball Theatre's staging of Eugene Ionesco's Victim's of Duty Fri., Nov. 21-22 8 PM, and Sun., Nov. 23, 5 PM, in SF, CA,

We closed with a conversation with Marcus Shelby, composer, educator and musician about his Harriet Tubman & Jazz concert tonight, 8 PM, at the Jazz School in Berkeley and the workshop series beginning, Sun., Nov. 23, 11:45-1:45. We went over time, and I couldn't play a song from the 2-CD work, but patrons will have an opportunity to hear it this evening at the Jazz School, 2087 Addison Street, near Berkeley BART station.


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