We talk with Nina Burleigh about Trump’s failure on Covid and what that says about our public health system— and capitalism. Her book is Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC, and The Hijacking Of America’s Response To The Pandemic.
Then, we shift gears to consider a remarkable debut novel by Celia Jeffries, Blue Desert. It’s about freedom and limits, secrets — and what happens when an upper-class British teenager falls in love with the chieftain of a Tuareg tribe in Morocco in the early years of the 20th century.
On First Voices Radio Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes back Dr. Paulette Steeves (Cree-Métis), who was born in Whitehorse Yukon Territories and grew up in Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. She is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and a Canada Research Chair in Healing and Reconciliation. Her research focus is on the Pleistocene history of the Western Hemisphere, reclaiming and rewriting Indigenous histories and healing and reconciliation. In her research, Dr. Steeves argues that Indigenous peoples were present in the Western Hemisphere as early as 100,000 years ago, and possibly much earlier. Her book “The Indigenous Paleolithic of the Western Hemisphere” is published by The University of Nebraska Press.
The South Fork Wind Farm first proposed in 2015 will bring clean power to the east end of Long Island. The New York State and Federal review process for the project is underway. Francesca Rheannon talks with Cate Rogers of Win With Wind for an update. Sustainable East End is heard on the third Wednesday and repeats on the 2nd Saturday each month.
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