Pacifica Radio: Sprouts
Sprouts: Radio from the Grassroots, is a weekly program produced collaboratively by radio producers at community stations around the world. The show features local news and culture of international interest.
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Pacifica Radio: Sprouts
In the past several days we have bore witness to three separate fires; the Camp, Woolsey, and Hill, rage across both northern and southern California. As the death toll has currently risen to fifty, hundreds remain missing, and over a quarter of a million Californians have been forced to evacuate. We begin this week by offering our hearts to all the people who are impacted by these fires.
This week Dr. Chad Hanson, a forest and fire ecologist, with the John Muir Project, joins us. Dr. Hanson is a member of the Sierra Club's National Board of Directors and he holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of California at Davis, with a research focus on fire ecology in conifer forest ecosystems. He is the co-editor and co-author of the 2015 book, "The Ecological Importance of Mixed-Severity Fires: Nature's Phoenix."
Studies published by Dr. Hanson cover topics such as: habitat selection of rare wildlife species associated with habitat created by high-severity fire; post-fire conifer responses and adaptations; fire history; and current fire patterns.
Join us during this difficult week to learn about what happens in a post fire habitat, why fire is an ecological treasure, not a disaster, how significantly climate change will impact wildfires, and why both politicians and the United States Forest Service have a vested interest in spreading misinformation when it comes to forest management.
A program in northern California is helping victims of last year's wildfires rebuild zero carbon homes. We explore one family's experience, how the program works, zero carbon homes, and how they save money while helping the planet.
Part 1 of a 2 part series.
This week, Sprouts presents OutCasting, public radio's LGBTQ youth program.
The AIDS crisis exacted a terrible toll on LGBTQ people and other populations. In the early years of the epidemic, an AIDS diagnosis was almost invariably fatal. In the U.S., the groups most affected were gay men, intravenous drug users, hemophiliacs, and Haitians. Because gay men were among the first populations to be identified as high risk, AIDS was known in the early years as a gay disease, and because of that, people with AIDS were highly stigmatized. In fact, before the disease was called AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), it was called GRID - Gay Related Immunodeficiency Disease.
Barely a decade after the Stonewall riots marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and an increased level visibility and freedom for LGBTQ people, AIDS precipitated a backlash. The federal government, which had sprung into action when a small number of Americans contracted Legionnaire's disease, was almost completely unresponsive during the early years of the AIDS epidemic, as dozens of initial cases became hundreds, then thousands, then tens of thousands. Notoriously, President Ronald Reagan didnt publicly utter the word AIDS until several years into the epidemic. The general public sentiment ranged from indifference to "you brought this on yourself" hostility.
Affected and infected populations had to be activists in ways that had little parallel with other diseases. LGBTQ women were in one of the population groups least at risk for contracting the disease, yet many of them played very important roles in AIDS activism. What drew them into the movement?
In this edition of OutCasting, youth participant Lauren begins a two-part conversation with Ann Northrop, a longtime journalist and activist. Ann is the co-host of Gay USA, TVs weekly LGBT news hour. During the years at the height of the epidemic, she was active in New Yorks ACT UP - the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power - an influential group that countered public indifference and worked to spur the government into action.
Chief Golden Light Eagle from the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota tells the story of how he and thousands of Native American children were separated from their parents and lived in terror at the Marty Indian School in Marty South Dakota, run by the catholic church. Some did not survive the violence inflicted on them by the priests and nuns.
Golden Light Eagle also describes how he helped initiate the filing of lawsuits with statements by thousands. Some made it to the South Dakota Supreme Court but all were defeated.
Although attempts to bring the state and the church to justice have failed so far, Michelle Dephene-Echols, who is an activist and attorney who grew up in Marty and is also a survivor of sexual abuse, recently brought a bill to the South Dakota legislature in hopes of creating a window of opportunity for the survivors of the school to file suite. She explains the legal history and the bill she proposed, that is currently in the South Dakota state legislature.
Finally Dephene-Echols discusses connections between abuse at the boarding school and Nazis.
In Part One the emphasis is on Attorney General Wyman and the jailing of Dr. Willard Uphaus, director of the World Fellowship Center, the role of the state and federal Supreme Courts, and the response of the community around Uphaus to the jailing, and Dr. Chapman discusses in more detail Willard Uphaus personal history and the historical context in which he grew to become the person who resisted the red-baiting intrusion of Attorney General Wyman.
LANGUAGE ADVISORY - This is a program about the phenomenon of intersex. It is both scientific and personal in nature. Because the term intersex refers to people who, among other things, are born with both male and female sex traits and organs, this program includes the word clitoris.
There is nothing indecent about the use of these words in this context. Nevertheless, we have included a content notice at the beginning of the program.
On the two previous editions of OutCasting, we explored intersex with two professors who are authorities on the phenomenon. Both of them are intersex themselves and one is also transgender. This month, we continue the exploration by talking with an intersex youth, Dominic Luke Wolf, who was assigned female at birth and identifies as transgender.
Among other things, Dominic was born with a condition that caused his body to produce testosterone as well as estrogen, and the warring hormones had effects on his development of secondary sex characteristics. Perhaps most interestingly, he was not subjected to involuntary medical interventions and has had the autonomy to experience his intersex condition on his own terms. Join us as OutCaster Andrea talks with Dominic.
Rootstock Radio host, Theresa Marquez, speak with Atina Diffley, author of the 2013 Minnesota Book Award winner, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works--a memoir based on Atinas life running the Gardens of Eagan organic vegetable farm. Her advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, and she successfully led a legal and citizen campaign against the notorious polluters, Koch Industries, to create an Organic Mitigation Plan for organic farms in Minnesota. Subscribe to Atinas on-line blog at www.atinadiffley.com.
This week on Spouts, we revisit an interview with members of MOVE, the Philadelphia-based black liberation group. MOVE was in the news this month when one of its members, Debbie Africa, was granted parole after 40 years in prison.
MOVE was a communally organized group that followed a revolutionary political philosophy. In 1978, a police shootout at a MOVE compound resulted in the death of a police officer. Debbie Africa, was one of 9 MOVE members who were convicted of murder and were given life sentences.
MIT students in the Terrascope freshman learning community investigate the influence of water on communities. First, we'll hear about how the Netherlands has managed to adapt successfully to frequent flooding. Then, well listen to a story from Maryland, where many regions recently devastated by intense storms struggle to agree on a plan of action.
This week Sprouts is brought to you by The Earth Wants YOU! radio show, also available on audioport.
We continue the story of the Sanctuary movement in New York City. We focus on the activities of ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) in the US and how the public have reacted.
We follow the activism of immigrant rights groups in New York City such as Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, The New Sanctuary Coalition and countless others as they try stop ICE in their tracks.