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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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Nina Simons: Holistic Endeavor of Shifting Culture October 20, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Co-founder and president of Bioneers, Nina Simons, an award winning social entrepreneur and visionary thinker, talks about far-reaching questions about organizing for systemic change amid convergent ecological crises.

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Vanishing Water Act: NASA Scientist on Our Changing Future October 13, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Most people think of NASA as putting rockets into space and exploring our galaxy, but the space agency does a lot of work studying Earth. And what they're learning has scientists concerned--especially about our water supply.

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Angelica Guillen, Farm Worker – We Do The Work October 6, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Angelica Guillen, Farm Worker, Educator, Activist, and Poet, describes her life growing up in a migrant camp. She reads some of her wonderful poetry describing life as a Mexican immigrant.

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John Coltrane Celebration September 29, 2016 | 12:00 pm

The Pacifica Radio Archives celebrates John Coltrane's 90th Birthday September 23, 2016 with special rare recordings of john Coltrane from 1966 and a 2005 interview with his wife Alice Coltrane.

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A New Way of Life: Re-Entry After Prison September 22, 2016 | 12:00 pm

This show seamlessly incorporates plaintive music and insightful narration, and shows the human face of those our society stigmatizes as "criminals," "felons," and "offenders," shedding light on the tremendous hurdles they face upon release from prison, including the most basic and fundamental tasks of securing housing, work, and sobriety.

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Dakota Access Pipeline: Iowa’s struggle September 15, 2016 | 12:00 pm

The stories and the video of the Standing Rock Sioux and others gathered to defend their ground and their water against the Dakota Access Pipeline have finally reached the national stage. But for months, a very similar struggle has been fought and continues to be fought by landowners and activists in Iowa who are also being affected by the pipeline.

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4 Farmhouse Ales: Sips Suds & Smokes September 8, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Sips, Suds, and Smokes is a weekly program discussing wine, tea, whiskey, beer, and cigars. This episode is a SUDS episode featuring 4 Farmhouse Ales. We discuss these beers and our favorite farmhouse ales.

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Part 3: Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling & Anti-LGBT Backlash September 1, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Author, journalist, and LGBTQ activist Michelangelo Signorile (pronounced "Senior-elly"), host of the Michelangelo Signorile Show, a daily talk show on Sirius-XM Progress 127 and Editor-at-Large of Huffington Post Queer Voices. His most recent book is It s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality.

This is the third and final part of a series exploring anti-LGBTQ backlash against the US Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in the case of Ogerbefell vs. Hodges. This case struck down all of the remaining state bans on same sex marriage, making marriage equality the law of the land. The case has triggered backlash against LGBTQ people.

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A History of Facism August 25, 2016 | 12:00 pm

The origins and tenets of fascism and its manifestation in Italy, Germany and Spain under Mussolini, Hitler and Franco, and conditions that could lead to the re-emergence of fascism in our times.

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Part 2: Anti-LGBT Backlash Against Supreme Court’s Marriage Equality Ruling August 18, 2016 | 12:00 pm

We continue our exploration of the anti-LGBTQ backlash against the US Supreme Court's 2015 case of Ogerbefell vs. Hodges, which struck down all of the remaining state bans on same sex marriage, making marriage equality the law of the land.

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