No Guests.. Callers were invited to call up and talk about whatever topics they wanted .. The main focus was centered around the recently held Oakland Festival Of The Lake and the current Friends Helping Friends Pyramid Scheme...
7/14/96..Relationships.. Dating In The 90s..
This was a light hearted show that focused on dating and the various facets that are associated with it....The main focus was lack of commitment in the 90s.
7/21/96... Prostitution... Should It Be Legalized..? The Sex Industry
The show focused on the recent discussions to possibly legalize Prostitution here in San Francisco... It focused on the current moves to unionize prostitutes.. It also brought to light the role pimps play in the world's oldest profession...We focused on female as well as male prostitutes..We also spoke to a former prostitute who is running for SF Supervisor..Show also focused on sex industry in general..ie erotic dancers and sex stores..We also focused on the current trend within Hip Hop to embrace the sex industry.
7/28/96... Smoking And It's Effect On Youth..
The show focused on the recent remarks about smoking by Bob Dole and it's effects on young people...It also examined California's current anti-smoking ordinances... and the recent move from President Clinton to limit the sale of cigerettes via vending machines.. to young people... The show also focused on the efforts of a youth group to help discourage smaoking among young people...
8/4/96... The Music Biz
The show focused ways in which folks can make it in the music business...Of particular focus was the ways in which upcoming artist can obtain radio airplay.. and how to market their material.. The show also directed up and coming artist to various resources and support groups here in the Bay Area....
8/11/96... Welfare Reform
The show focused on the current situation surrounding the new welfare reform bill... Special attention was paid to the plight of women..inparticular white women who actually make up the majority of the welfare rolls.. We also involved the countering arguments..including those voiced by conservative African Americans who feel Welfare has crippled the Black community...
8/18/96...Abortion.. Pro Or Con
The show focused on the Republican Convention and the abortion arguments...This was inspired by all the hoopla that was caused at the Republican Convention which was held in San Diego... The debate focused on the positions taken by General Colin Powell vs the Christian Coalition. Operation Rescue was scheduled to be on the show and they pulled out at the last minute...
This show focused on the controversial Proposition 209 which would end affirmative action programs here in California.. It's a been a major campaign theme for everyone and an emotional issue for all...The emphasis was on the way affirmative action had effective white Americans...
9/1/96...Vacation.. The Best Of Summer Jam
9/8/96...CIA & The Crack Connection
This show focused on the recent reports that came out of the San Jose Mercury News.. There were a series of stories called 'Dark Alliances' which traced the introduction of crack cocaine into LA's African American community via the CIA.... This show was intense as all the main players in the center of this controversy were on board.. The show also inspired other media outlets to cover this story... 20/20 and 60 minutes were scheduled to interview the people who were guest on this show.
9/15/96..Prison Visitation Rights..
This show was in repsonse to numerous requests for us to do a show that focused on the recently passed Bill that would prohibit congegal visits for prisoners on death row...It also spoke about the importance of family and prison..and the role they play in the rehabilitation of people who are incarcerated..We also promoted..
9/22/96..Hip Hop Summit....Ending The War Between East & West
This show focused on the Hip Hop Summit which was taking place in New York during the aftermath of 2Pac's death.. It was basically a precurser for the upcoming Gavin Convention entitled Sessions.. The show focused on Hip Hop's orgins as well as its current state of affairs...It featured rare appearances from Hip Hop Music's pioneers
9/29/96...Hip Hop & Politics
This show was a follow up to the panel discussion that I put together for Gavin's Hip Hop Convention.. It focused on the Hip Hop and its role in politics.. The show was designed to get people politically aware and motivated..
10/6/96... Domestic Violence...How Bad Is It?
This show focused on domestic violence and its current state.. especially with respect to young people.. It was also the start of domestic violence awareness month.. A lot of information regarding shelters and related activities during October were given out.... It also focused on the recent legislation signed by President Clinton.. A spokesperson from the white house called into the show to help address this issue..
10/13/96.. The Black Panther's 30th Anniversary..
This show focused on the history and evolution of the Black Panther Party.. which was founded here in Oakland 30 years ago.. It focused on the various community enrichment programs that the Panthers were best known for...It spoke to the formation of the New Black Panther Party.. It also spoke to the intense political training Panthers underwent..
10/20/96.. The Political Agenda For '96..
This show focused on the various propositions that will be voted upon during the upcoming November elections... Political consultants and anaylsts were called together to help in this process...Show was designed to educate our listeners.... Part 1
10/27/96.. The Political Agenda For '96 Pt 2
This show was a continuation from last week's show.. This particular show focused on the the propositions and measures and key races in other parts of the Bay Area...
11/3/96... The Political Agenda For '96 Pt 3.. Dole vs Clinton .. Prop 209
This is the final show in the 3 part series designed to inform and educate listeners about various.. issues especially the Presidential race and Prop 209..
11/10/96.....Open Mic... Free Form....
11/17/96...The Power Of Words...
This show focused on the prolific use of the 'N' word and the 'B' word.. It also focused on the derogratory terms used towards Asians..In particular the unflattering remarks made by retired general Colin Powell... And it focused on the Power Of The Word through a spiritual sense..
11/24/96... Interracial Relations and Off Spring...
This show focused on the various factors surrounding interracial relationships.. It also took a long hard look at the experiences of interracial offspring.. Special attention was paid to the union between Asians and whites..