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Wha Gwan 072020 (Two Twenties Clash)

Time Out from Covid-19

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Special Guest: Marc Stern: Professor of History, Bentley U, Waltham MA; host for Radio With A View on WMBR

The opening selections pay homage to BLM and protestors for racial equality (Chillin / Brinsley Forde Feat David Hines; Evolution / Gill Scott Heron; Vibe Up/ Taj Weekes; Di Great Insoreckshun / Linton Kwesi Johnson; Last War / Beres Hammond).

Time Out from Covid-19 with Jason Miraz and promoting his brand new album, Look for the Good, proceeds from which are donated to BLM (Look for the Good in Everyone, Time Out, The Minute I heard of Love, The Woman I Love).

Marc Stern, Professor of History, Bentley University, shares his views on the history of the police in the USA and the effect of a Covid-19 pandemic on the prison population in a society of vengeance with a privatized industrial prison complex (Three Babylon / Aswad).

Let us celebrate the life of Lynford "Hux" Brown (1944 – 12020), 35 years of riddim guitar for Toots and the Maytals (Time Tough, In the Dark, Take Me Home Country Road, True Love is Hard to Find, Daddy's Home).

More Time out from Covid-19 with the murderer riddim, rubadub stylee and ska (Come Around / Collie Budz; Entertainment / Tristan Palmer; I'm Still in Love / Alton Ellis; I'm Still in Love with You / Sean Paul & Sasha; Everybody Gwan Ska / Mykal Rose).

In closing there is a pot-pourri of reggae and signing off with 007 (Promised Land / Dennis Brown; Dub Fire / Aswad; Eena Mi Corner / Jean Binta Breeze; Worldwide Connection / Lupa; Why / Lupa & Ed Robinson; Hurricane Hatty / Jimmy Cliff; Come Down / Lord Tanamo; 007 A Fantasy bond Theme / Barry Adamson).

Finally, as always, don't forget to support non commercial radio, WBAI dot orgee and WUSB.FM, the canaries at the end of the political tunnel, who are watching your back.

Playlist 07-11-2020

Stony Brook Summer Scorcher

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Special Guest: Marc Stern: Professor of History, Bentley U, Waltham MA; host for Radio With A View on WMBR

Several selections are dedicated to All Lives Matter (You're not the Only One / Third World; Body Guard / Third World; Friday's On / Ziggy Marley; Youths Dem Cold / Richie Spice; Because I am Black / Chezidek), because you are not the only one listening to WUSB-WBAI in this heat wave (96 Degrees in the Shade / Third World; Burning / Koffee).

Professor Marc Stern turned up the political heat when he discussed the degradation of the American State, the abuse of workers, the blatant abuse of power as in Portland, Oregon and broadcasts a call to arms because all lives, not just some lives, matter.

Scorching hip hop, dancehall riddims (Ting a Ling / Shabba Ranks; Mud Up, Ghetto Red Hot / Super Cat; Trailor Load a Girls / Richie Spice) will make you reach for the control to boost that air conditioner.

Cool down with smooth, grooving lovers rock riddims (Rock and Groove Riddim / Feat. Naomi Cowan, Lila Ike, Jaz Elize & Sevana; The Minute I Heard of Love / Jason Miraz; Brown Skin / Richie Spice; Black Magic Woman / Ziah; It's a Pity / Tonya Stephens; Willow Tree / Alton Ellis) that put you in a rum and coconut water stylee.

If you are in Covid-19 lockdown and life seems bleak (Haitian Divorce / Steely Dan; Cuss Cuss / Lloyd Johnson & Horace Andy; Practice What you Preach / Mikey Spice) then here are several reggae selections to chase those blues away (Bag of Weed / Chezidek and Heavy Roots; Cool Meditation / Third World; Avocado / Jah 9; My Love I Bring to You / Sinead O'connor; I Love I Bring / Pablo Moses).

Hip hop, reggae salsa closes this sizzler (Acabar Mel / Sergent Garcia; El Pito / Joe Cuba Sextet) and I celebrate the Blue Riddim Band (Nancy Reagan / Blue Riddim Band, formerly Kansas), which showcased at Chesters in Stony Brook.

Playlist 07-18-2020

Storm Troopers Invade Portland, Oregon

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Special Guest: Marc Stern: Professor of History, Bentley U, Waltham MA; host for Radio With A View on WMBR

Today's show is dedicated to the demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, an occupied city (Burn Baby Burn/2MMG, Fite Dem Back/Linton Kwesi Johnson; Guns of Brixton/Jimmy Cliff; Crisis/Monty Alexander; Politics Time Again/Buju Banton; Friday's On/Ziggy Marley; Youths of Eglington/Black Uhuru).

Marc Sterns comments on the Covid-19 pandemic, murder of the youths across the border, denial of voting rights for previous felons in Florida, voting by mail, the demonstrations in Portland, Oregon and the implementation of a systematic plan to crush cities with Democratic mayors.

Augustus Pablo (Horace Swaby), who collaborated with King Tubby on many dub tracks and invented the rockers riddim, is the greatest genius in the history of reggae music (555 Dub Street, Dub Organizer, Point Blank, King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown)

If 1% Sleepy Joe Biden, dead man running, chooses a vice president, these are the riddims to launch the vice presidential acceptance speech (Stronger/Cham; Ghetto Story Chapter 2/Cham Feat. Alicia Keyes; Ghetto People Song/Everton Blender).

In closing, pledge your support for listener sponsored radio, the conscience of society and providing a litmus test for the political canary at the end of the tunnel and who is watching your back (Stop that Train/Keith and Tex; House of Dreadlocks/Big Youth; Curly Locks/Sinead O'Connor;, The Long Way/Junior Byles).

Playlist 07-25-2020