Friday, May 04, 2012

Wanda Picks Radio Show Friday, May 4, 2012

Today we speak to Ethel Long Scott, Executive Director of WEAP and Tamara Perine, Shop Stewart at UFCW about the four day public hearing, the first ever World Courts of Women on Poverty in the US, May 10-13, 2012 at Laney College in Oakland, CA. Visit

We conclude the show with a conversation with cast from the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre's 2011-12 season's production of Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky, directed by Michele Shay. It is at LHT through Saturday, May 12. We'll speak to actors Tobie Windham, Leilani Drakeford and Joshua L. Green. Visit Music: Somi's "When the Rains Come"; Liz Wright selection from Salt.

Wanda's Picks Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today we feature a live interview with Rory O'Connor whose latest book, Friends, Followers and the Furture: How Social Media are Changing Politics, Threatening Big Brands and Killing Traditional Media, published this month by City Lights. Rory O'Connor's broadcast, film and print career has been recognized with two Emmys, a George Orwell Award, a George Polk Award, a Writer's Guild Award among other honors. His previous books include the recently released 2nd edition of Nukespeak and Shock Jocks: Hate Speech & Talk Radio (2008).

We open with a prerecorded and broadcast interview with Martin Luther, broadcast live February 10, 2012 and close with an interview with director Mark Wexler, How to Live Forever, recorded June 29, 2011.


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