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National Native News
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.

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Native America Calling
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.

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American Indian LivingAmerican 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. (

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Word with a Champ
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.

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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.

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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.

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Soul Deluxe
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. Playlists and more at

Voices from the Circle
This weekly program highlights Native news, music, issues, entertainment and storytelling from reservations and urban communities. Co-hosts Jim DeNomie (Bad River Chippewa), Barbara Jersey (Menominee/Potawatomi) and Shadow (Radio Dog) bring you traditional and contemporary Native music, entertainment, storytelling, poetry, powwow trail information, and a calendar of events with an emphasis on the Western Great Lakes, Canada and North East.

Talking Drum
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.

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