Friday, March 16, 2012

Wanda's Picks Radio Show March 12-16, 2012

Special Broadcast Monday, March 12, 2012 features Aya de Leon, director June Jordan's Poetry for the People's 20th Anniversary events beginning Friday, June 16-Saturday, March 17, 2012, at UC Berkeley in Dwinelle Hall (3/16 beginning at 7 p.m.) and all day in the MLK Jr. Student Union Bldg. (starting at 10 a.m. 3/17).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We open with a prerecorded interview with Lusiah Teish, Yoruba Priestess, Educator, Activist, Writer and Visual Artist who speaks about the monthly gathering for African Women at East Bay Mediation Center in Oakland, 4-6 p.m. She will be conducting a healing ritual.

We close with a conversation with Andrew Wood, director, San Francisco International Arts Festival and Alisa Froman, director, PlazaCUBA about the opening of the Festival this year with Juan De Dios Ramos Morejon, Artistic Director, Raices Profundas. The ensemble has never been to the United States, so the engagement beginning May 2-6, at the Marine's Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street, in San Francisco, will be a rare treat for Bay Area audiences. The ensemble will also host workshops while they are here through SFIAF. For discount tickets through April 1, visit or call (415) 771-6900.

Friday, March 16, 2012
Rebroadcast of interview with Rene Marie followed by an interview with A’Lelia Bundles, president of the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives and author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling biography of her great-great-grandmother. After a 30-year career as an executive and Emmy award winning producer with NBC News and ABC News, she now devotes her time to writing and serving on nonprofit boards. She is president and chair of the board of the Foundation for the National Archives and a trustee of Columbia University. She is joined by Sheryl Grant, president, 100 Black Women, to talk about the 14th Annual Madam CJ Walker Awards Luncheon, Friday, March 23, 2012 in SF, CA

Verna Brooks & Patricia Van Hook
join us to talk about the Third Annual Girls Day Out, March 31, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship, 7272 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. For information call (510) 823-3665.

We close with a conversation with the artistic director and co-founder of Dimensions Dance Theatre, Deborah Vaughn, and guest choreographers: Latanya D. Tigner & Isaura Oliveria. Down the Congo Line part 1, debuts April 14, 2012, 8 p.m. at the Malonga Casquelourde Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland. For tickets visit brownpapertickets or (510) 465-3363. Tomorrow Dimensions Extensions, the youth program, performs their annual concert, Saturday, March 17, 7 p.m., same location. Ticket sales will go toward travel expenses, etc., for dancers who would like to attend workshops here and abroad.

Music: Rene Marie, Juan de Dios Ramos Morejon's RAICES PROFUNDAS, Novalima.


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