(6 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
Every Tuesday morning, I drive my daughter all the way to school, instead of just to the bus stop, for Band Sectionals at the ungodly hour of 6:30a.m. So I have a good sit in the car. On the return trip, I am all alone and get to choose the station! I listen to my local hippie station which has, in that weekly time slot, a Pacifica show called “People of the Earth”. Very cool. They talk about various native and indigenous peoples and related issues. Like this one:
With numerous errands to do yesterday and today, I’ve been driving and listening more than usual. Its their pledge drive now. “CALL! and let us know you’re there.” I really want to contribute to this station, maybe I make it another birthday present to myself (this could go on all month, if I had $).
So. What stations do you like and listen to? Links welcome!
And now I gotta run back out again. Back. Crunched for time today, but will try to add more about some of this stuff if I can. This is just tip of the iceberg of stories they broadcast about on that Tuesday show.
An uncontacted tribe of about 60 people has been confirmed by FUNAI (Brazil’s Indigenous Affairs Department) in the Indigenous Territory of Arariboia, located in the eastern Amazonian state, Maranhao. FUNAI believes that the uncontacted natives belong to the Awá tribe, one of Brazil’s last remaining nomadic hunter-gathering tribes. Although apart of a protected reserve, the Awa are threatened by intrusion on their lands.
In Rondonia, Brazil, Surui use ACT-provided laptops to monitor their reserve
using Google Earth technology. Photo © Fernando Bizerra Jr.
Very worthwhile radio.
I gotta run back out so I’ll listen some more now, and think about joining. For all my blab about my contempt for MSM, I really feel like I need to put some money where my mouth is. Oh, wait…. that should be here too. 🙂
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