When we make first contact with aliens, will we meet the challenge with wisdom—or with violence? We talk with Ray Nayler about his novel of speculative fiction, “The Mountain and The Sea.” It was named by Slate Book Review as one of the Best Books of 2022.
Then, we remember Victor Navasky, the long-time editor of the Nation magazine. He died January 24 at the age of 90. We listen back to my 2006 interview with him about his memoir, “A Matter of Opinion.”
In the first half-hour, host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Sandra White Hawk, a Sicangu Lakota adoptee from the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota and the author of “A Child of the Indian Race: A Story of Return.” She is the founder and director of First Nations Repatriation Institute whose goal is to help First Nations people impacted by foster care or adoption return home and reclaim their identity.
In the second half-hour, Tiokasin speaks with Aymar Accopacatty, an intercultural artist and museum textile conservator. Aymar is a lifelong student of his Indigenous Aymara heritage, in honor of his Native community of Qullana Socca, Puno, Perú.
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