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

Rebeldes: Journey Through New Mexican Agriculture May 26, 2016 | 12:00 pm

We present a journey through New Mexican agriculture that offers an engaging and informative look at farmers in a desert landscape, and at how their individual farming styles reflect their personal values.

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Recent episodes

Polar Bear May 19, 2016 | 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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16, Bisexual, and Transgender May 12, 2016 | 12:00 pm

He courageously confronted a nun in his Catholic school who told him that gay people are going to hell, then broke down afterward. He got the puberty he didn't want and didn't get the one he wanted. Looking in the mirror can be a surreal experience. He's eager to start hormone therapy, but his parents, though supportive of his desire to transition, want him to wait a little longer.

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Remembering the Kent State Massacre May 5, 2016 | 12:00 pm

On May 4, 1970, National Guardsmen on the campus of Kent State University open-fired at un-armed students who were protesting the Vietnam War and the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. Sixty-seven shots were fired, killing four Kent students and wounding nine. We reflect on the events of that day and the legacy of the Kent State Massacre.

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Jill Stein on the Fertile Grounds for Revolution April 28, 2016 | 12:00 pm

We will hear from a rare breed of politician: a woman who not only can admit our political system is broken, and our home planet cries for radical change, but who is dedicated to building a movement around making it through the diminishing window of opportunity for life on Earth.

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Farewell: Keith Emerson in His Own Words April 21, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Musician Keith Emerson, of Emerson Lake & Palmer fame, died at his own hand on March 10th, 2016. We present an interview with the legendary keyboardist originally broadcast on Your Wednesday Morning Buzz with Mike Murphy on 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio.

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Ireland’s Easter Rising April 14, 2016 | 12:00 pm

We discuss Ireland's Easter Rising of April 1916 which led to the establishment of an independent Irish republic.

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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Anniversary April 7, 2016 | 12:00 pm

This rebroadcast commemorates the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU), which fought for better working conditions for sweatshop workers.

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Voice of the Goddess: Ancient Cultures & Socialism March 31, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Priestesses from the Matreum Of Cybele, a Pagan church in Palenville NY, describe Gobeki Tepe, the ancient sacred site in Turkey, and consequent early civilization. They describe findings that explode the myths of primitive cavemen and present instead, the story of peaceful, matriarchal, socialist societies that make up most of human history, featuring horticulture and trade, without any warfare.

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Atrazine’s Impact on Frogs with Dr Tyrone Hayes (Encore) March 24, 2016 | 12:00 pm

We present an interview with Dr. Tyrone Hayes. He is an an American biologist, and professor of Integrated Biology at the University of California near Berkeley and is known for his research findings that the herbicide Atrazine is an endocrine disruptor that emasculates and feminizes male frogs.

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Growing Up in America: Bullying and Education March 17, 2016 | 12:00 pm

We present three discussions about education: tips for how parents can talk to their children about bullying, the state of schools in Detroit and the recent teacher "sick out", and the textbook controversy and the decision by the Texas Board of Education to not fact check textbooks.

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