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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.

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A Better Future Is A Zone To Defend July 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm

For the last 50 years, a French activist group has been fighting against the construction of an airport and its world, by building an example of a better future. They created the ZAD, zone to defend, a new way to act against the system.

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High Water, Dry Feet: Defense Against Disaster July 12, 2018 | 12:00 pm

MIT students in the Terrascope freshman learning community investigate the influence of water on communities. First, we'll hear about how the Netherlands has managed to adapt successfully to frequent flooding. Then, we'll listen to a story from Maryland, where many regions recently devastated by intense storms struggle to agree on a plan of action.

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Bikes Against Deportations July 5, 2018 | 12:00 pm

We continue the story of the Sanctuary movement in New York City. We focus on the activities of ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) in the US and how the public have reacted.

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The Education Situation June 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm

When and where did the teacher protests and walkout strikes begin? We'll take a look back to their start and what may have caused teachers to leave their schools.

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Worker Cooperatives June 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm

The Upstream Podcast takes a deep dive into the worker cooperatives movement: a broad selection of organizations, activists, and cooperatively-structured workplaces that advocate for and embody workplace and economic democracy.

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OutCasting: Intersex Part 1 June 14, 2018 | 12:00 pm

In this episode, we look into questions like: How does the medical profession deal with intersex people? What kinds of discrimination to intersex people experience? Is it a medical emergency if a baby is born with intersex traits?

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Raj Patel, The Rock Star of Social Justice Writing May 31, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Theresa Marquez, host of Rootstock Radio, speaks with Raj Patel. Raj is a British Indian academic, journalist, activist and writer who has lived and worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United States for extended periods. He is best known for his 2008 book, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System.

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Coffee Creek Quilters May 24, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Emma Lugo of KBOO Community Radio talks with Rachel Wallis, a quilting instructor at Coffee Creek correctional facility, about classes she and other volunteers have been holding for incarcerated women in Wilsonville, Oregon.

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Iowa Bans Abortion May 17, 2018 | 12:00 pm

The State of Iowa passes into law the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the country and many hope to use inevitable challenges to the law as a way to revisit and defeat Roe V Wade at the US Supreme Court.

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Peter Wohlleben: The Hidden Life of Trees May 10, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Credits: Ayana Young, Andrew Storrs.

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