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 6/12/2016 June 12, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Host Rhonda LeValdo plays Native American music both contemporary and traditional.
Native Spirit with Host Rhonda LeValdo June 5, 2016 June 5, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Native Spirit radio host Rhonda LeValdo on the cover of Lawrence magazine
Native Spirit Radio Memorial Day Honoring with Rhonda LeValdo May 29, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Memorial day show with Native American music
Native Spirit Radio episode with host Rhonda LeValdo featuring “The Red and The Blues” March 6, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Native Spirit Radio with The Red and The Blues
Native Spirit Radio Feb. 7,2016 Interviews with Burns Paiute Tribal councilman and update on the KCPL exhibit February 7, 2016 | 5:00 pm
Frozen in Time exhibit at the Kansas City Public Library
Native Spirit Radio July 26,2015 with special guest Karin Eagle July 26, 2015 | 5:00 pm
Native Spirit radio host Rhonda LeValdo interviews Karin Eagle, Oglala Lakota, on the Lakota 57 trial that ended this week in Rapid City, South Dakota.
First Voices Indigenous Radio June 28, 2015 | 5:00 pm
Do the languages and cosmologies of Native Americans hold the keys to the mysteries of quantum physics and the nature of reality? That is the intriguing premise of The Language of Spirituality, a documentary film about the intersection of spirituality, modern science and language. Inspired by a series of dialogues between western physicists, Native scholars and elders and linguists, the documentary begins by exploring how language and worldview influence each other.
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.