Helen Keller is a beloved bleeding-heart symbol of personal perseverance, an "unmitigated American folk-hero" even, but what we hardly hear in school is that she persevered against capitalism and in solidarity with the radical left movements of her time. This short essay, read by Joe Clement and published at On This Deity, pays tribute to that legacy. At the end is a clip of a Joe Hill song, The Rebel Girl, sung by Hazel Dickens. That song can be found HERE, but note that the music is preceded by about a minute of narration.
Tonight we hightlight QDoc, the only queer documentary film festival in the United States. QDoc is happening this weekend at the Clinton Street Theater, and the opening night party is on Thursday @ 9:30pm at Mothers Bistro.
We featured audio clips from a few movies, including:
A blast from the past as Nico and Ashley resurrect a cherished program from 2007 -- in which they interview teens, mothers and organizers of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program. The program provides enrichment and connections for the children of mothers incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews Geraldine Brooks, best-selling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize (for March) about her new book, CALEB’S CROSSING, which was inspired by the life of Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk, the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Brooks first learned about him during her time as a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard in 2006. Caleb was from the Wampanoag tribe of Native Americans who lived on Martha’s Vineyard. There is little official information on Caleb’s life and Brooks’s novel is an informed imagining of what he might have gone through.
The Rural Organizing Project held its annual rural caucus on May 7th, in Bend Oregon. On ths episode of Circle A Radio, we will listen to speeches from the event, hear participants in the march on Representative Greg Walden’s office, and talk to individual members of Rural Organizing Project about building community, and organizing.
It's your chance to ask local experts everything you ever wanted to know about raising backyard hens. Also: how to train your chicken! The only show in the country devoted to all things chicken--only on KBOO!