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.
Pluto Fly-by July 30, 2015 | 12:00 pm
The New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto on July 14th to take a first close look at the “Dwarf Planet.” Productions from Pacifica Network shows Big Picture Science, Planetary Radio, and Explorations tell us the goals and some first findings, as well as an interview with the director of the Center for SETI Research.
Buddhist Perspective on Wisdom July 23, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Life coach Dena Kolbert speaks with Joan Block, a Zen Buddhist nun, about legacy and what we leave for future generations. They discuss basic human ideas on who we are and how we experience living in this world, so that we may know our wisdom and pass it on to future generations.
Professor’s Lifetime Working for Peace and Justice July 16, 2015 | 12:00 pm
In this program, former students, friends and colleagues honored the deceased Dr. Compton, former professor at De Pauw University in Indiana, who died in 2007 at the age of 98. Many lives were touched by this fierce advocate for social justice.
A Radio Station’s Premature Birth in Texas Flood June 25, 2015 | 12:00 pm
In the aftermath of the massive Memorial Day weekend flooding that devastated parts of Texas along the Blanco River, there was a need for the transmission of reliable, current information. Local Internet station and Pacifica Affiliate Wimberley Valley (Texas) Radio was gearing up to build an LPFM. Although they planned to go on the air next year, they were allowed by the FCC to temporarily sign on the air on June 5, 2015. Thus, Wimberley Valley Radio went on the air immediately.
Black Lives Matter June 18, 2015 | 12:00 pm
This week, Sprouts explores the Black Lives Matter Movement, hearing an excerpted speech from the movement's co-founder Alicia Garza at the University of Southern Maine in March 2015. Then, Adrienne Lauby from KPFA, Berkeley, CA interviews a number of white people in Sonoma County, CA who are stepping up and organizing in their area where white people are the large majority. Finally, Christina Aanestad talks with Brianna Gibson of Black Brunch, a group who disrupts "business as usual" in order to increase awareness of systemic racism and social injustice
Conquering fear to Work for Peace June 11, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Delaquess interviews international peace worker and author, Linda Sartor, who talks about conquering fear and working for peace and justice in her book Turning Fear Into Power, One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror.
Time to Learn: Looking Back at VietNam May 28, 2015 | 12:00 pm
TIME TO LEARN Vietnam Voices. Produced by Ginger Perry and Sam Fuqua, it features Ginger sharing stories about her brother Stephen Tucker Perry who was killed in the Vietnam war. We also hear from Tim and Molly O’Brien whose brother was also killed in the Vietnam war.