ShowDiasporic Music
Broadcast TitleIra McKinley; Kali Akuno; music from South Africa; tribute to Linda Cooke-Womack
Broadcast Date2014-04-20
Record Date2014-04-20

Interview with Ira McKinley, a community activist, filmmaker, and co-producer and director of the documentary film 'The Throwaways', a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black males in America. "The Throwaways courageously explores the most pressing racial justice issue of our time: the mass incarceration and profiling of poor people of color." - Michelle Alexander, author The New Jim Crow. Kali Akuno of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement returns to discuss the upcoming mayoral election in Jackson, Mississippi on Tuesday, April 22nd and the campaign of mayoral candidate Chokwe Antar Lumumba. Akuno is an educator and writer and hosts a blog at and facilitates the blog Navigating The Storm.

We bring you the sounds of South Africa with Miriam Makeba, Lucky Dube, Soweto Gospel Choir, and Brenda Fassie. Musical tribute to Chicago-born singer-songwriter and half of music duo Womack and Womack, Linda Cooke-Womack. She is co-writer of the hit song "Love TKO", recorded by the late Teddy Pendergrass and several others, and she is the daughter of the late great soul and gospel singer Sam Cooke. Visit Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali on Facebook.