Started off the program tonight with a half-hour all-Jamaican set to celebrate JA Independence Day (8/6). The set included the 1979 Joe Higgs Unity Is Power album, freshly re-released by Pressure Sounds, and the track “Hail Mama Africa” from Michigan’s new “Trod On” album (Rashanco Music). Also maikng their debut tonight: Mickey Hart Band’s new “Superorganism” album; the excellent “Reset the Mindset” album from Scratchylus and friends; J-Path & Alpha Steppa, with the Trigram 01 EP; re-released Etherealites on Dubmission; the “Nairobian Riddim” album; and “The Cooker” from Redtenbacher’s Funkestra (Wooden Hat). Also tonight, our summer mix was a very cool DJ beatmix from The Groove Thief that can be found here on Mixcloud. Filling things out with the likes of King Tubby/Natty Locks Band, DreadlionBZH, Doctah X, Irie Sol, Laury Webb & the TigerBone Band, Thievery Corporation, Secret Panels vs. The Assessor, earlyW~Rm, Tony Allen, Ernest Ranglin, Joey Altruda, Brian Eno/David Byrne, and much more..
We speak with Qasim Rashid about his new book The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution and Perseverance, which is a call to unite those of all faiths and no faith.
We also chat with Dave Goldberg about his new book The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality. He is the coauthor of A User's Guide to the Universe and writes the Ask a Physicist column for io9.com.