Today’s program features Kate Reid, a charming and in-your-face songwriter whose music is full of great story-telling, humor, and political commentary. Luz María Gordillo will interview her. Luz María will also talk with Adelina Anthony a Xicana-Indígena lesbian multi-disciplinary artist, originally from San Antonio, Texas. Her work addresses many issues affecting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/two-spirited communities. The movie moles will review a Lesbian spy spoof/satire called "D.E.B.S." All this plus a Bill Resnick interview with professor of women's history and feminist studies Etstelle Freedman.
Hope Shand, Research Director for the ETC Group and I discuss their new report
describing efforts by the ag-biotech industry to patent 'climate-ready'
genes which would theoretically allow our most common agricultural
crops to continue thriving in the warm future confronting us all.
The Bonneville Power Administration has reached a 900 million dollar settlement with Indian tribes on ways to increase protection for endangered and threatened salmon in the Columbia River Basin over the next 10 years.
The tribes and the federal agency have been at odds for years in court over the conflict between salmon runs and power demands on the river.
We speak with Gabriel Yaiva, Navajo and Hopi hip hop artist, owner of the independent label Fourth World Entertainment, www.4went.com, empowering people through community work, such as The Peace and Balance Project, www.peaceandbalance.com.
Featured songs, artists, and albums:
*Broken Dreams, Nightshield (Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/nightshizzle) *Hostile Takeover, Yaiva w/ Nightshield & 28 Tha Native (from Limited Edition) *Adolescence, Nightshield & Overflow (from the Save the Peaks compilation) *It's Hard, Shadowyze (from The Fire Starter compilation)
The Native American Occupation of Alcatraz Island began on November 20, 1969. At about 2 a.m., nearly eighty American Indians from more than twenty tribes pulled up to the island's eastern shore in three boats, and the island of Alcatraz was occupied until June 11, 1971. We talk with Robert Free Galvin and Lenny Foster, veterans of the Alcatraz movement, and also hear audio fromIndian Land Radio, and other recordings made during the occupation.
A coalition of Native Americans, border residents, and community groups continue the fight for their lands in the Rio Grande Valley.The Department of Homeland Security says it will seize Apache and other private lands using eminent domain to build the border wall and militarize the zone.