October 6, 2014
Protesters call on Canada to investigate missing and murdered women
2014 Election Coverage
News and Public Affairs
This one-hour, live, call-in program links public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together into a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Each program engages noted guests and experts with callers throughout the United States.
A weekday, five-minute radio newscast, anchored by Antonia Gonzales (Navajo). NNN is produced in Albuquerque, NM. It is a headline radio news service dedicated to Native American issues and events that compiles spot news reports from around the country. NNN is the first Native-produced, Native radio newscast that is distributed nationally. National Native News provides the nation with Native news and information, linking all listeners, whether Alaskan Yupik or Boston-Irish.
American Indian Living
American Indian Living is a one-hour weekly talk show focusing on health issues in Indian country. The live talk show was developed for radio by the Native Education and Health Initiative, a non-profit organization providing comprehensive services for the health needs of American Indians through education. The show covers a broad range of health issues, viewed in a holistic way in keeping with traditional Native perspectives. Acting as show host is David DeRose M.D., president of the Oklahoma-based CompassHealth, Inc.
Is a five-minute weekly radio show hosted by professional sports announcer Randy Taylor (Cherokee). The program features up-close and personal interviews with professional and amateur athletes from a variety of events – from rodeo to motor sports.
A thoughtful yet playful freeform music mix. Based in AAA, the mix includes Rock, Folk, Blues, Reggae, Dub, Electronica, HipHop, World and Roots music, and an excellent selection of contemporary Native artists. Host Gregg McVicar (Tlingit) began broadcasting in 1972 in the heyday of freeform radio and dives deep into an expansive music library of favorites and new finds. Old School meets Cool School. The show runs 5-hours every day, seven days a week.
Are you looking for radio that is authentic and hip, informed and indigenous? Then tune into Earthsongs, a modern mix of today’s Native artists who are setting new directions in music. Listeners are invited to explore the rich variations of sound, language and indigenous expression from the Arctic to South America — listening for their messages and fundamental contributions to the evolution of American music. Each week, Earthsongs gives Public Radio and Internet listeners the chance to explore the Native influences that help shape and define contemporary American music. Host Alexis Sallee (Inupiaq/ Mexican American) provides knowledgeable commentary, weekly artist features and a smart music selection in a way that is unexpected, warm and culturally authentic.
DJ Byron Fenix (Navajo/Hopi) satiates the musical taste buds of listeners with an eclectic entree of electronic, disco, funk, hip-hop, house, jazz, and r&b that will keep listeners ears glued to their radios. Soul Deluxe is a two hour weekly program from the studios of Radio Phoenix in Arizona.
Talking Drum is a weekly half hour program featuring music from the Powwow Trail across the Nations with your host Marge Kalama. Whether you are a young buck or old school traditional – Talking Drum offers a mix of the best new and old songs recorded in studios or live at pow wows big and small. Northern Style, Southern Style, Hand Drum, Contest, Honor Songs – Talking Drum is a weekly program that offers something for all pow wow music fans. Talking Drum is produced at the KWSO studios on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon.
The time before a baby’s birth is crucial for later health. If a mother drinks alcohol while pregnant, that can put the baby’s health in danger. Alcoholics and moderate drinkers run the risk of harming their babies every time they think about taking a drink, or going out on a binge, while they’re pregnant. Native Americans have some of the highest rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It’s a condition that potentially causes a wide range of problems. Children with FAS have mild to severe mental, physical, behavioral and learning problems. It’s 100 percent preventable, yet it’s still happening. Is this an issue in your community? Is it something people can talk openly about, along with possible solutions? Join us as we discuss what can be done to curb this health concern in our Native communities.
Alaska proposes changes in voter information for Alaska Native language speakers
Group of Navajo voters file grievances involving tribal presidential election
UNITY remembers Native youth on World Suicide Prevention Day with moment of silence
CFYT radio is located in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. The station provides a unique mix of programming to serve the unique needs of the community.
This community radio station is run by volunteers and receives some funding support from local and federal governments for equipment and operations.
EARTHSONGS – Anishinabe recording artist Keith Secola is featured on Earthsongs this week. Keith Secola is one of Native America’s most beloved storytellers, his songs providing a greater understanding of Native life. The seven-time Native American Music Award winner will share stories behind some of the tracks featured on his latest album Life is Grand.