Native American

Conscious Voices Save Oak Flats

59:56 minutes (54.87 MB)

A rare and pristine ecosystem in Arizona is scheduled for demolition, thanks to a last-minute rider attached to a finance bill by Arizona senator John McCain that awarded the Oak Flats region to an Australian mining company. The land is sacred to the San Carlos Apaches, whose organization, Apache Stronghold, is leading the fight to stop the mine. They held a rally in Tucson to kick-off a two=week intensive campaign, culminating in a large protest gathering at Oak Flats in late February. We have audio from the rally, and an interview with Apache Stronghold spokesperson Wentsler Nosey/

Your Music 208-209 Andy Griffith, Doc Watson, Hazel Dickens and John Trexler

118:28 minutes (108.46 MB)

This started off as just an eclectic mix beginning with a tribute to Andy Griffith, but then I added some Doc Watson and it became more about Appalachian artists who have passed recently. Hazel Dickens is here, as is John Trexler, an "early music" performer I knew in North Carolina. There's a track from an aboriginal Appalachian ( Cherokee) and some material from Floydfest and other LIVING appalachian artists ( mainly women).

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