Monday, August 14, 2017 — #NativeRadioRocks
We’re recognizing National Radio Day coming up on Aug. 20 by hearing from some tribal radio stations around the country. Did you know there are nearly 60 tribal radio stations? They broadcast music, news, public affairs, locally-produced programs and Native America Calling. Many have programs in Native languages and all have a special connection and purpose in their communities. Help us celebrate by telling us listening to tribal radio means to you.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 – First days of college
Whether you are heading to tribal college across town or traveling to a university miles away from home, the first day of class can be exciting and terrifying. We’ll have tips for surviving the first hour, day, week and months of college. From how to talk to your professor, to navigating a nutty roommate, we’ve got you covered for managing the maze of college. We’ll also have some ways high school seniors can think ahead to this day a year from now.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 – A look at tribal justice
A new film premiering on public television examines two tribal court systems in California. Tribal Justice, follows Quechan tribal chief judge Claudette White and Yurok chief judge Abby Abinanti as they serve their communities. We’ll talk with the director and the judges about practicing tribal restorative justice.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 — Missing Native children
Congress is considering a measure to help fund Amber Alert systems on reservations. The bill gained momentum after the kidnapping and murder of 11-year-old Ashlynn Mike on the Navajo Nation last year. While a swift response to stranger abductions is important, the problem of missing children in tribal communities is more complex. Our guests for this show all have different perspectives on the problem of Native children who go missing and how to respond.
Friday, August 18, 2017 – Childhood obesity
Newly-released research shows childhood obesity rates in Native America are stabilizing. The researchers behind the study say that’s good news for a population that statistically struggles with maintaining a healthy weight. We’ll talk with the scientists who conducted the study and other experts about the findings and what they mean for bringing obesity in our youth under control.