Thursday at 12:00 pm
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.
A Radio Station’s Premature Birth in Texas Flood June 25, 2015 | 12:00 pm
In the aftermath of the massive Memorial Day weekend flooding that devastated parts of Texas along the Blanco River, there was a need for the transmission of reliable, current information. Local Internet station and Pacifica Affiliate Wimberley Valley (Texas) Radio was gearing up to build an LPFM. Although they planned to go on the air next year, they were allowed by the FCC to temporarily sign on the air on June 5, 2015. Thus, Wimberley Valley Radio went on the air immediately.
Black Lives Matter June 18, 2015 | 12:00 pm
This week, Sprouts explores the Black Lives Matter Movement, hearing an excerpted speech from the movement's co-founder Alicia Garza at the University of Southern Maine in March 2015. Then, Adrienne Lauby from KPFA, Berkeley, CA interviews a number of white people in Sonoma County, CA who are stepping up and organizing in their area where white people are the large majority. Finally, Christina Aanestad talks with Brianna Gibson of Black Brunch, a group who disrupts "business as usual" in order to increase awareness of systemic racism and social injustice
Conquering fear to Work for Peace June 11, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Delaquess interviews international peace worker and author, Linda Sartor, who talks about conquering fear and working for peace and justice in her book Turning Fear Into Power, One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror.
Time to Learn: Looking Back at VietNam May 28, 2015 | 12:00 pm
TIME TO LEARN Vietnam Voices. Produced by Ginger Perry and Sam Fuqua, it features Ginger sharing stories about her brother Stephen Tucker Perry who was killed in the Vietnam war. We also hear from Tim and Molly O’Brien whose brother was also killed in the Vietnam war.
Left Forum: Global Resistance Movements May 21, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Brooklyn-based independent journalist Peter Rugh spoke to some of the people who will be taking part in Left Forum this year, as well as those who make the Forum possible, including activists and intellectuals from ongoing resistance movements.
Chilling Adventures of Dr. Margee Kerr May 14, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Dr. Margee Kerr is a small town gal who grew up to become known as a “Sociologist Who Studies Fear” after she started working in the haunted house industry in 2008. Margee has gone on several adventures throughout her study of fear and she takes a moment to share some of those experiences with us. One of the most notable life threatening adventures she has gone on includes a walk around the edge of the CN Tower located in Ontario, Canada which is recorded at 1,168 feet above ground.
Climate Change and Indigenous Alaskans April 30, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Journalist, Elizabeth Arnold, goes to the far reaches of Alaska to a village with one of the smallest carbon foot prints in the United States but feels the impacts of global warming most dramatically. Indigenous Alaskans are losing their town to coastal erosion.