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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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Women: The Oppressed Majority (Part 1) January 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm

Starting six centuries ago, the Western male elite has built a viciously patriarchal world, by making war on women and exploiting them mercilessly. The profits of the global capitalist system have been made possible by the genocide and plunder of women. This three-part audio documentary is about how women have been colonized by men and the many ways in which they resist this.


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Rev. William Barber II of North Carolina January 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm

An interview with the Reverend William Barber II of North Carolina, who as President of the state's NAACP provided the vision behind a powerful grassroots movement called Moral Mondays.


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Survival is Indigenous January 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm

In conversation with Barry Vogel ("Radio Curious"), Sally Roesch Wagner discusses how, throughout history, European cultures kept turning to indigenous cultures for hints on how to live, then kept turning away and forgetting.


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Tibet and China: Spirituality Vs. Materialism December 29, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Penpa Tsering explains how 13 centuries of Buddhism has shaped the people of Tibet, and how difficult it is for them to negotiate with a materialistic, atheistic power such as China, which has long been exploiting Tibet's natural resources and abusing her land and rivers.


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Bakken in the Heartland December 22, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Iowans reflect on their lives, their towns, and their environments as the Bakken Pipeline is built through their communities by Dakota Access. One citizen of Ames, Iowa, a map maker, makes the first publicly available map of the pipeline's route as an act of civil disobedience.


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Standing Up Oceti Sakowin Camp December 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm

On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit to Dakota Access Pipeline to dig under the Missouri River near Cannon Ball, N.D. where thousands of Lakota water protectors and allies are camped. The Dakota Access pipeline is an apotheosis of the prophesy of the Black Snake, which many generations have told of.


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From Bankruptcy to Reinvention – The City of Stockton, California December 8, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Stockton, California is the poster child of an American town gone wrong. Twice-named by Forbes Magazine as the most miserable city in the U.S, it filed Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013. This, after unmanageable public employee pension debt, out of control salary obligations, and worse.


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Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey December 1, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Host John Shuck speaks with theologian/activist Matthew Fox, author of 30 books who was silenced by the Vatican for his views.


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Post-Election Shock Wave November 24, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Feminist Current producer Meghan Murphy speaks with political consultant, women's rights activist, and former Bernie staffer Sarah Slamen of Houston on what went wrong and what next; then, Not Another Sports Show producer Neil Parthun quotes from Coaches Van Gundy, Kerr and Popovich of the N.B.A., all of whom spoke out against the bigotry and misogyny expressed by our president-elect.


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Buffy St. Marie on Art, Politics, and Happiness November 17, 2016 | 12:00 pm

We present a conversation with unstoppable and fierce legendary artist, educator and political activist Buffy Sainte-Marie.


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