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.
Climate Change Affects Indigenous Alaskans October 16, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Today, Elizabeth Arnold goes to one of 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.
Iowa (Off the Beaten Track) September 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Jerome Edge, native community radio DJ from KSVR in Mount Vernon Washington attended the Grassroots Radio Conference in Ames Iowa. During the conference, he took a journey off the beaten path of everyday Iowa life to speak with an elder of the Meskwaki Native People there and take a look inside the culture of some the area's longest residents. They discuss the transfer of culture, tradition, language, and perform two drumming songs for Sprouts.
Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement September 4, 2014 | 12:00 pm
A 29-minute Sprouts documentary that highlights the voices of nine steering committee members of the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People's Movement (FICPM). These men and women have experienced the workings of the US criminal justice system from the inside out, and have dedicated themselves to the work of building a new and better future, not only for presently and formerly incarcerated people, but for the entire nation
A Navajo Elder Remembered August 28, 2014 | 12:00 pm
This week's Sprouts is a rebroadcast of a Sprouts show that remembers the life of Leonard Benally, Dine or Navajo elder from Big Mountain, Arizona. Leonard Benally lived and died on his aboriginal home land near Black Mesa on Big Mountain, Arizona. He lived his life in resistance to the governments repeated attempts to displace him and his people from Big Mountain-a coal rich region, highly desired by mining interests like Peabody Coal.
Mountaintop Removal in God’s Country August 21, 2014 | 12:00 pm
An exploration of the the environmental impact of plans to build an open pit iron ore strip mine in northeast Wisconsin's ancient Penokee mountain range. The mine could also have devastating cultural impacts on local Native American tribes. During the show, we hear from both sides of the mine debate, go on a tour of the Bad River Reservation's wild rice beds and hear from people who are fighting to stop the mine