“Palabristas: Word Slingers” On this episode of RP we’re visited by Chican@/Latin@ spoken word collective Palabristas. A haiku battle breaks out throughout the show and a guest DJ joins the Pocho crew to spin some tunes…Sir Mex-A-Lot.
We have spoken word performances by Rodrigo Sanchez Chavarria, Larry Lucio and Emmanuelle Ortiz as well as an interview by New York based poet Brandon Lacy Campos. Keep track of this great collective at Palabrista.org
And as always we have the tunes that make spring bloom.
Another night filled with a bunch of new dub… Starting off with the new Bandulu Dub remix album “Volcanic Eruptions” (on Dan Dada Records), Sardinia Bass Legalize’s new “Timeline” EP (aquietbump), and the very cool “Marijuana Dreams” from Dubblestandart (Echo Beach).
Poet Kathryn Kysar joins us to talk about her newest collection of poetry, Pretend the World. She is also the author of Dark Lake and edited Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers.
Peter Bognanni also joins us in the studio to talk about his novel The House of Tomorrow, which was a Minnesota Book Award nominee in fiction and is a finalist for the LA Times Award for First Fiction.
Today was a VERY secial show. I was joined by Sweet Foot, Marni Hockenberg, a blues fan who won Rollin Tumblin in a fundraising raffle. She got the chance to come on the air with me and guest host for the entire two hours. She brought in her own music, which was funky, fine and fabulous. Sweet Foot and I talked about the music, the musicians and the the blues clubs. All the while we danced around the studio and generally acted like the Wild Blues Women we were! The first part of the playlist below reflects Sweet Foot’s contribution to today’s show.
April is Autism Awareness Month – Dr. Ricki Robinson and Nzingha West
Kinshasha will be talking with Dr. Ricki Robinson and Nzingha West who worked in the NYC school system as a special education teacher and has now started her own company so she can help parents across the country more directly without her hands being tied by bureacreacy.
Nzingha West’s book is Is My Kid Stupid: Avoiding an Educational Disaster, and Dr. Ricki Robinson’s book, Autism Solutions – How To Create a Healthy And Meaningful Life For Your Child will be discussed on April 18th program.