Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Peace, check out this power-packed two hour episode of TRGGR Radio as we discuss the murder of Trayvon Martin. Rosa Clemente, REC and Chris join forces in conversation with Julie Chang Shulman, Roberto Lovato, Ajamu Baraka, Jasiri X, Jared Ball, and Emahunn Campbell of Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI) for a coast-to-coast cipha session about how we organize for racial justice in the wake of Trayvon’s death, and the ongoing effort to free Charles Wilhite.

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Peace. Here’s the convo Chris and Rec had with Rebel Diaz last month. Finally getting it out to y’all. Also, be sure to check out the Stop and Frisk spoof (shout out to Hampshire College alum, Divad Durant). Be sure to check out the RD joint “Stop! Stop and Frisk!”

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On this episode we build with Troy Nkrumah, currently President and CEO of the Anchorage, Alaska chapter of the Urban League. We discuss the birth and demise of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention (2003-2008), the centennial conference of the Urban League meeting in Boston, and his work with urban communities in Anchorage. In Part 2 we speak with Malcolm Chu, a community organizer with the No One Leaves campaign, an anti-foreclosure initiative based in Springfield, Massachusetts. We get commentaries from Mumia Abu Jamal on Japan’s nuclear program, and Dr. Jared Ball on the recently released documentary on A Tribe Called Quest. Enjoy, comment, and subscribe to the site for instant updates. Let’s build!

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Peace. On this episode, Rosa Clemente, a long-time Hip-Hop activist and new addition to the TRGGR Radio fam, joined Chris and Rec for her first show with the crew. Featured guests include MANUEL La FONTAINE of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity coalition, CLIFF THORNTON of Efficacy, local activist LISA DiPIANO on urban homesteading, and last but not least, BK emcee TALIB KWELI who spoke with us from Pittsfield, Massachusetts just before his show at the Colonial Theatre. Enjoy!

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Peace, another gem dug up from the TRGGR Radio Archives. We had Deepa on the show to discuss her book, Targeted: Homeland Security and the Business of Immigration.

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TRGGR w Davey D (2007)

Posted: July 21, 2011 by trggradio in Activism, Bay Area, Davey D, Hip-Hop, Politics

We dug this up from the TRGGR Radio archives. Enjoy.


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TRGGR Radio – 7.1.2011 – Pt. 1

Posted: July 7, 2011 by trggradio in Activism, Commentary, Politics


Peace. After a long break (okay, it was only three weeks) Chris returns to the show. On this episode he talks about the California prisoner hunger strike, Russell Simmons and Van Jones on the Obeezy reelection campaign, NYPD police brutality at the Smif-N-Wessun/Pete Rock album release party, a silver lining to the NFL/NBA lockouts, and in preparation for the Fourth of July, reminds folk to remember Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech. We also get commentary from Dr. Jared Ball and Mumia Abu Jamal. Joining Chris in studio, TRGGR dream team fam Jose Cotto reports on the UMass smoking ban, and spits one of his recent poems-in-progress to close out the show. Enjoy.

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