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

Sprouts: The Changing Face of Fatherhood in the US July 28, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Join Cyma Shapiro, the host of the contemporary lifestyle radio show, For Women Over Forty, who will look at the new face of fatherhood in the US.

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Recent episodes

Black Rage, Black Grief from the Grassroots July 21, 2016 | 12:00 pm

The killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile last week brought a new wave of shock to the American public, and among black communities, feelings of grief and rage were mingled with a steadfast determination for change. Community radio was there to help its listeners make sense of it all.

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Stories from Tibet July 14, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Tibet Connection, a former Sprouts staple, may have ended, but problems for Tibetans continue. This week, some stories the Tibet Connection produced to spread understanding about Tibetans, during the past few years.

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House Sit-in and BREXIt July 7, 2016 | 12:00 pm

These are interesting times, as evidenced by last week's unprecedented political events: in the U.S., the sit-in by Democratic House members to demand action by Republicans on common-sense gun legislation; in Europe, the shocking vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union.

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LGBTQ Pride Month: From Stonewall to Today June 30, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Donald Gallagher, Radical Faerie & Cultural Icon who lives in Jersey City, NJ, describes violence he experienced as a Gay man, and Juli Grey-Owens, Transgender community activist, tells her story of growing up transgender, her self-discovery, and how this played out in her two marriages.

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Energy in California: Power from the People June 23, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Students from the Terrascope class of 2018 go on a trip to California to explore how electricity in California gets produced and sent to the people.

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GMO vs Plant Breeding Explained June 16, 2016 | 12:00 pm

Anne O'Connor, co-host of Rootstock Radio, conducts a fascinating interview with Bill Tracy, who is a professor and chair of the Agronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he focuses on improving sweet corn through breeding. Tracy explains the genes behind sweet corn and the difference between GMOs and plant breeding.

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Sex & God – Tribute to Prince in Birth and Death June 9, 2016 | 12:00 pm

The virtuoso musician Prince was born on June 7th, 1958. This Sprouts show celebrates his life in the wake of his April 21 death. Featured is his music together with the thoughts and memories of callers to community radio stations, who knew him or just loved him and the music. They articulate the artistry, inspiration, and humor that Prince brought into their lives.

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Stories of Survival: Chile and Ecuador June 2, 2016 | 12:00 pm

In 1960, Valdivia a city in Chile, experienced the most powerful earthquake in recorded history -- 9.5 on the Richter Scale -- followed by a devastating tsunami. MIT students traveled to Valdivia to record stories of survival. Also, two MIT students document a close-up look at animals and birds of the Galapagos, and the ecological pressures on them, created by the fishing and tourism industries.

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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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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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