Friday, April 10, 2009

Wanda's Picks Radio April 10, 2009

Today's show went better than last week. I got technical assistance (smile). However, my music wasn't working out the way I liked. I couldn't upload any of Buford Powers songs except one and Idris and Rhodessa's song wouldn't play. I don't have any memory and I guess you need memory to perform certain tasks (smile), but compared to last week. It was a great show! Great guests and great conversation.

Guests: Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor: "The Love Project," plus their Medea Project: Theatre for Incarcerated Women in the Diaspora--South Africa...; "Mrs. Streeter" playwright, Merrill D. Jones, and members of cast: Kimberly Smith as "Mrs. Streeter," Jeffery Tyler Moon as "Jeffery Streeter," and Clint Cartridge as "Charles Streeter"; Buford Powers, singer/composer, and India Cooke, musician, educator at Mills College featuring artists in her 10th year of the “PATTERNS: MUSIC AND RELATED ARTS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRADITION” Apr. 14, 16 & 21.

The lectures are at 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Music Building Ensemble Room, on the Mills College Campus, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland. Oh, it's free too. Two of the artists are with her today in the studio: Eddie Gale, Trumpeter, and San José’s Ambassador of Jazz (4/14), Brenda Schuman-Post, Oboist, documentarian (4/21)--not in that order.

Folks should get up to Juvenile Hall this morning to support David who has an arraignment at 8:30 this morning. He is the only child being tried on felony charges in the Oscar Grant III protests 1/7/09. (There are three people being charged, the rest of those arrested have had charges dropped or reduced). David has two felony convictions. I had him on the air, Wednesday, April 8.


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