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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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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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Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Adults and Youths May 3, 2018 | 12:00 pm

On this edition of OutCasting on Sprouts, we talk about the importance of safe spaces for LGBTQ people, particularly youth.

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Farming in the 21st Century April 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Iowa pig farmer Chris Petersen has been an advocate for rural and family farming for 25 years. In this interview, Petersen shares how 21st century farming has impacted the agricultural community.

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National Poetry Month April 19, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Pacifica Radio Network reached out to community radio stations within Pacifica Network, asking for poetry they had recorded and aired locally. This episode of Sprouts presents a sampling of the poetry that was sent to us.

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Nuclear Hotseat with Libbe HaLevy: Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident Anniversary April 12, 2018 | 12:00 pm

It's been 39 years since the nuclear meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor facility, just outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Nuclear Hotseat host Libbe HaLevy was there visiting friends at the time and provides this chilling look back at the events as they took place and what has happened to the people since.

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Children of the Incarcerated April 5, 2018 | 12:00 pm

An estimated 2.7 million children of prison inmates in the United States are losing their visitation rights. Sylvia A. Harvey, an investigative journalist, is our guest. Her story about the diminishing opportunities for children to visit their incarcerated parents was published in The Nation magazine on December 14, 2015.

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Paula Fairfield – Sound Designer March 29, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Paula Fairfield, award-winning Canadian sound designer, started out as an exhibiting artist before starting her sound work with Sound Dogs in Toronto, relocating to Los Angeles in 1998 including winning awards for Lost and working on Brian de Palma's acclaimed The Black Dahlia.

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Topher White: Connecting the Rainforest March 22, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Sea Change Radio interviews Topher White. His organization, Rainforest Connection up-cycles defunct phones with solar charging technology and then places them strategically in rainforests all over the world to monitor human activity like poaching and deforestation.

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