Sunday at 5:00 pm
Native Spirit Radio
Native Spirit provides Native American music from across the country. From Powwow music to Native American Church, traditional songs from different tribes, to contemporary style like Rock, Country, Blues, and Country. Native people are producing a lot of music and this show is one of the few they can get showcased on.
Program host Rhonda LeValdo plays contemporary and traditional Native American music, including Northern and Southern Powwow Music, traditional tribal music as well as Stomp Dance, Peyote Native American Church, Rabbit Dance, Pueblo Music including Buffalo Dances, Basket Dances. Contemporary style including Indigenous (Blues/Rock), Arigon Starr (Country/Rock), Rap, and Hip Hop.
Rhonda has also conducted interviews with American Indian professors, writers, and musicians including George Primeaux, Dr. James Riding In, the late Vine Deloria Jr., Mark Trahant, and more. At the half hour she reads a “Native News” segment in Indian Country, the only place you will hear news stories specifically concerning American Indians.
- Living Voices, a short-segment audio series in English and Spanish featuring profiles of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians today, can also be heard occasionally during Native Spirit Radio. Living Voices is a joint production of the Community Services Department and the Film and Video Center of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Native Spirit Radio with host Rhonda LeValdo 7/9/2017 July 9, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Native Spirit plays contemporary and traditional Native American music
Native Spirit Radio Little Bighorn Special (6/25/17) June 25, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Native Spirit Radio with host Rhonda LeValdo remembering the Battle of Little Bighorn
Native Spirit Radio with host Rhonda LeValdo 6/18/17 June 18, 2017 | 5:00 pm
What's going on in Native America?
Native Spirit Radio with host Rhonda LeValdo (2/26/17) February 26, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Native Spirit Radio with host Rhonda LeValdo talks about the Shawnee Mission North High school mascot
Native Spirit radio with guest Jacqueline Keeler (1/29/17) January 29, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Native Spirit Radio host Rhonda LeValdo interviews Jacqueline Keeler about updates to the camps on the Standing Rock reservation
Native Spirit radio with host Rhonda LeValdo and special guest Marei Spaola 1/22/17 January 22, 2017 | 5:00 pm
Native Spirit Radio show with host Rhonda LeValdo, updates on #NoDAPL, the Presidential Inauguration, the Women's Marches, and the loss of KC's own Yordano Ventura.
Rhonda LeValdo is a faculty member at Haskell Indian Nations University in Media Communications in Lawrence, Kansas. She sits on the board of directors for Native Public Media and is the past President of the Native American Journalists Association. Rhonda freelances when she can.