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Sprouts Radio from the Grassroots is a 30-minute weekly program featuring radio programs produced at community radio stations or by other independent producers from across the country and sometimes around the world.

Upcoming episodes

Community Rights and Fixing Democracy February 23, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Along with a growing community of activists who grew weary of traditional activism after years of negligible results, Michelle Holman formed Community Rights Lane County (CRLC; in Oregon. Holman presents "community rights" activism as a way to reclaim democracy in the face of a broken system.

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Recent episodes

Women: The Oppressed Majority, Part 3 February 16, 2017 | 12:00 pm

We present the third installment in a three-part audio documentary about how women have been colonized by men and the many ways in which they resist this.

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Women: The Oppressed Majority Part 2 February 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm

We feature the second installment in a three-part audio documentary about how women have been colonized by men and the many ways in which they resist this.

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America, Divided, Goes to DC February 2, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Over two extraordinary days on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., we met Trump voters, and anti-Trump protesters, who had come in from far and wide for the inauguration and the Women's March that followed it. Despite some clashes, most exercised their democratic rights in good faith. But America's stark divisions were nonetheless on display.

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Voices from the Women’s March January 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm

A collection of voices from women and their supporters who will join a march on Jan 21 in Washington DC and other locations.

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Women: The Oppressed Majority (Part 1) January 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Starting six centuries ago, the Western male elite has built a viciously patriarchal world, by making war on women and exploiting them mercilessly. The profits of the global capitalist system have been made possible by the genocide and plunder of women. This three-part audio documentary is about how women have been colonized by men and the many ways in which they resist this.

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Rev. William Barber II of North Carolina January 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm

An interview with the Reverend William Barber II of North Carolina, who as President of the state's NAACP provided the vision behind a powerful grassroots movement called Moral Mondays.

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Survival is Indigenous January 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm

In conversation with Barry Vogel ("Radio Curious"), Sally Roesch Wagner discusses how, throughout history, European cultures kept turning to indigenous cultures for hints on how to live, then kept turning away and forgetting.

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Tibet and China: Spirituality Vs. Materialism December 29, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Penpa Tsering explains how 13 centuries of Buddhism has shaped the people of Tibet, and how difficult it is for them to negotiate with a materialistic, atheistic power such as China, which has long been exploiting Tibet's natural resources and abusing her land and rivers.

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Bakken in the Heartland December 22, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Iowans reflect on their lives, their towns, and their environments as the Bakken Pipeline is built through their communities by Dakota Access. One citizen of Ames, Iowa, a map maker, makes the first publicly available map of the pipeline's route as an act of civil disobedience.

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Standing Up Oceti Sakowin Camp December 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm

On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit to Dakota Access Pipeline to dig under the Missouri River near Cannon Ball, N.D. where thousands of Lakota water protectors and allies are camped. The Dakota Access pipeline is an apotheosis of the prophesy of the Black Snake, which many generations have told of.

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