Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher interviews fellow WPKN host and colleague of many years, Binnie Klein. Binnie is a long-time programmer at WPKN, hosting the show “A Minature World.” She is the author of, “Blows to the head: How boxing changed my mind,” and produced an audio memoir called, “Ten Days in Newark,” which is about 1st love, 1st heartbreak and the radical politics of the 1960s. Now she has a new indie music project and has released a single called “Orchard” from a project called, “In these Trees.”
Then, an interview with guest Jennifer Jewell. Jennifer is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Since 2016, she has written and hosted the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, “Cultivating Place.” Jennifer has been writing about gardening professionally since 1998. Jennifer joins me here on DITD to talk about her book, “The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants.”
Monday, October 4, 5:00 PM and archived.
We talk with doctor and activist Rupa Marya and her co-author writer and food activist Raj Patel about their book, Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice.
Then, country music singer Jimmie Allen tells us about his book for children, My Voice is a Trumpet.
Monday, October 4 at 10:00 PM and archived.
This week’s guest on First Voices Indigenous Radio with host Tiokasin Ghosthorse is Jenni Monet, an investigative journalist, media critic, and founder of the weekly newsletter, “Indigenously: Decolonizing Your Newsfeed.” Jenni’s been reporting from Indian Country for as long as she’s been a journalist, from the coups d’état on Jicarilla Apache lands in the late ’90s to the dramatic demonstrations at Standing Rock a few years ago where she was arrested while on assignment (and later acquitted.) Her work has been published by The Los Angeles Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, The Center for Investigative Reporting, and PBS NewsHour — to name a few. Jenni and Tiokasin discuss her most recent newsletter story, “Gabby and Us” and all the issues it raises about missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Tuesday, October 5 at 12 noon.
This month Hazel Kahan again welcomes Beth Young, journalist-founder of the East End Beacon newspaper who is also a 13th generation member of one of the North Fork’s founding families. This time, Beth talks about her article in the August issue of her paper titled “Here’s the Real Deal, Sweetheart” in which she welcomes her granddaughter, the youngest of the Young family’s 15th generation, to a North Fork ‘way of life’ profoundly altered from the ‘halcyon days’ that marked her—and her son’s—childhoods. ‘The real deal’ is a lament that acknowledges, in terms both wistful and realistic, the financial decisions that have withered relationships among the North Fork’s people, and between the people and the land. And that’s before the conversation had time to confront the forces of climate change!
Wednesday, October 6 at 7:30 PM and archived.