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.

Upcoming episodes

A Cold Midwest Winter February 21, 2019 | 12:00 pm

An exploration of the cold of winter, in the wake of arctic temperatures in the Midwest.

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Recent episodes

An Orphan Train Survivor February 14, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Barry Vogel of Radio Curious interviews Victoria Golden, author of An Orphan Train Survivor, the story a four year old boy who was placed out for adoption on a railroad train platform in 1930.

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Unist’ot’en Pipeline Resistance February 7, 2019 | 12:00 pm

The indigenous and sovereign Unist'ot'en people in Canada's British Columbia never made treaties or ceded land. Today, they wage resistance against pipelines across their land that they do not authorize. Until recently, they have maintained a resistance camp and healing center to "heal the people, heal the land."

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Amalee, A Transgender Youth January 31, 2019 | 12:00 pm

We talk with Amalee, one of our own OutCasting youth participants, who talks about the difficulties of being a young trans person, coming out to her family, the gradual process of beginning her medical transition, and her feelings concerning her present gender expression.

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Extinction Rebellion January 24, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Dr. Larch Maxey in England, of Extinction Rebellion, discusses how humanity can engage with the unraveling of our web of life, which is happening at an alarming and catastrophic pace.

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Polar Bears January 17, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Polar bears feast on the remains of bowhead whales on the edge of the Beaufort Sea while cultural anthropologist Richard Nelson describes their actions, explains their lives, humans' historical relationship to polar bears, and their chances for survival.

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Hopes and Expectations Altered with LGBTQ Offspring January 10, 2019 | 12:00 pm

How much better a world could we have if parents did what all parents should do -- just love their children, whether those children are straight and cisgender or LGBTQ?

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A Midwestern Tribute to the Christmas Tree January 3, 2019 | 12:00 pm

Midwesterners describe their memories and current Christmas trees, reflecting their ethnic backgrounds and home lives.

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Rosalinda Guillen, Rural Justice Leader and Farmworker Rights Champion December 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm

"We have no choice but to take action," says Rosalinda Guillen, a widely recognized rural justice leader and champion of farmworker rights. In this interview with Guillen, she discusses organizing, participatory democracy, and what she and her colleagues call ecofeminism: "empowering the feminine in our society, people and mother nature herself."

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History of Voting in Mississippi December 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Heather Gray, along with Ernest Dunkley of the Just Peace program on Pacifica affiliate station WRFG in Atlanta, Georgia, interview Mississippi activist Wendell Paris about Mississippi politics and activism history prior to the midterm election runoff for the US Senate between the democratic candidate Mike Espy and the Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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Myths & Misinformation of Wildland Fires December 13, 2018 | 12:00 pm

Learn about what happens in a post fire habitat, why fire is an ecological treasure, not a disaster, how significantly climate change will impact wildfires, and why both politicians and the United States Forest Service have a vested interest in spreading misinformation when it comes to forest management.

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