A landmark win under Pennsylvania’s Green Amendment to its constitution led Maya van Rossum to imagine much, much more. We talk with Maya van Rossum about her book The Green Amendment: The Peoples Fight For A Clean, Safe, And Healthy Environment.
Then, in honor of Martin Luther King’s birthday this week, we re-air our 2018 interview with David Margolick about his book The Promise and the Dream. It’s about the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy.
Monday, January 23 at 10 PM
Phillip Cash Cash, an award-winning Indigenous scholar, artist, writer, and traditional healer and a younger speaker of nimiipuutímt, the Nez Perce language, a severely endangered language. He’s one of several Native artists featured in “Creations of Spirit,” a new exhibition at High Desert Museum in Bend, Oregon, that will immerse visitors in the Indigenous Plateau worldview, reflecting knowledge systems of tribes along the Columbia River and its tributaries.
In the second half-hour, Anthony Doyle, translator of “Ideas to Postpone the End of the World” by renowned Indigenous activist and leader Ailton Krenak. Born in Dublin, Doyle has been living in Brazil since 2000. He is the author of the children’s book, “O Lago Secou,” and his first novel, “Hibernaculum,” is due out this July.
Tuesday, January 24 at 12:00 noon.
Our guest Assistant Professor at Yale University Dr. Monkol Lek will discuss his life and research. His family migrated as Cambodian refugees to Sydney, Australia when he was a baby. He received a diagnosis of muscular dystrophy in his early 20s, which changed his life and career direction — his research focuses on the genetics of rare diseases in patients of non-European ancestry.
Tuesday, January 24 between 4:00 and 7:00 PM.
At 9:00 PM, jazz bassist Ben Allison on his reissue program involving his progressive catalog, most recently “Little Things Run the World,” featuring Michael Blake on saxophone, Steve Cardenas on guitar and Ron Horton on trumpet.
At 9:30, guitarist Ken Hatfield, talking about his new vocal duet album “Stirrings Still.”
At 10, the artist Lydia Viscardi discussing her Westport show at CAMP Gallery with gallery curator Grayson Beaulieu.
Tuesday evening, January 24.
East End Ink presents Queens College Professor of Italian-American Studies Fred Gardaphe discussing the depiction of Italians in the work of John Steinbeck and Pietro di Donato. Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” and Di Donato’s “Christ in Concrete” were both published in 1939.
Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 AM (repeated at 8:00 PM) and archived.