Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Photos from the 47th Presidential Inauguration

Wilda Batin, my neice

Bree at the White House with the First Lady and President (smile). Really, we are at the Wax Museum.
Wilda in the Oval Office deciding on crucial policies.
In this case, handgun laws.
Wilda and Bree on the Mall after the Inauguration.

Wilda and Bree at the Inauguration on the Mall.

Brianna and Wilda, my granddaughter and niece at the Inauguration.

Three women at the Inauguration.

Wilda and Bree at the Inauguration on the Mall
in the unticketed area.

Wilda at the Inauguration.

A woman at the Inauguration.

All bundled up for President Obama's Second Term.

Young Americans.

Celebrating the Victory.
Some of us were warm (smile).

Mounted police.

Posing with the mounted policeman.

Posing with the mounted policeman.

Having a hotdog break in front of the Museum of Natural Sciences.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Wanda's Picks Recap: January 4-January 11, 2013

We open with the second part of a series of conversations on Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, with returning guest, Ayotunde A. Akindele, Sacramento, CA and his partner and our special guest Claude Maredza, who is joining us from Harare, ZM, to talk about the Chapwati Great Zimbabwe Leisure Resort project, he heads, but more importantly what the continued effect US sanctions is having on Zimbabwean people and these unauthorized sanctions need to be lifted. Visit to sign the petition. For info: and 2.

Steven Anthony Jones, Artistic Director, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, pops in to talk about LHT newest initiative and the staged reading of The Jamaican Wash, an adaptation of Philip Kan Gotanda's work with among others: Carl Lumbley and Edris Cooper-Anifososhe, tonight, 7 p.m. and tomorrow, Sat., Jan. 12, 2 p.m. at The Costume Shop, A.C.T.'s newest performance venue, 1117 Market, SF (Civic Center BART, 7th St. exit. 1/2 block walk near UN Plaza). Visit

We close with a conversation between two of the San Francisco Bay Area's stunning creative art mavens: Halifu Osumare and Denise Pate.

Dr. Osumare is being honored at Unity Day at the Community Dance event and arts showcase, Sun., Jan. 13, 9-5 at the Malonga Casquelourde Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland. Ms. Pate, currently Cultural Arts Funding Director for the City of Oakland, will facilitate a conversation which looks at Oakland and the Arts, specific to the synergy and the definition of place, held by its Pan African citizens, specifically artists. Dr. Osumare, founder of Everybody's Creative Art Ctr. (later Citidance, which Ms. Pate was executive director), an honoree this Sunday, will talk about this dance center's history. This comes at a time when Oakland is being hailed as an arts destination by & named, No. 5 re: NY Times Top 45 Places to Go in 2012.

Music: WolfHawkJaguer's Cowrie Shell, Amikaeyla's Lovely Day.

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, we rebroadcast a Marcus Garvey Special from 2011. Visit

Friday, January 4, 2013 is a rebroadcast of 2012's Mother's Day Special honoring Black Mothers

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Wanda's Picks Radio Show January 2, 2013

We open with a reflection on poet, activist, revolutionary artist, Jayne Cortez who made her transition, Dec. 28, 2012, and another equally powerful woman, her friend and my friend, the late, Elsie Washington.

This is followed by music from Larry Vann's latest CD, Live at the Bajaba Showcase Studio Club 94, hosted by Afrikahn Jahmaal Davys.

We then rebroadcast the December 28, 2012 show.