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It’s Wednesday, March 13 – From HPR2, it’s The Conversation…
Old MacDonald had some genes, making better crops.
Katie Pratt and her husband, Andy, are seventh generation farmers raising kids, corn, soybeans, and seed corn in north central Illinois. Their farm is also an outdoor learning lab for schools, farm equipment companies and other farmers. Katie was recently named as a Face of Farming & Ranching by the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance. She will spend this year traveling and meeting with consumers, answering their questions and telling her farm story.
Takin' it to the streets-- Waaay ahead of her time!
Emma Goldman was more than a little dangerous in a time when women were expected to be seen and not heard… a self-identified anarchist and avowed revolutionary, she has been pigeonholed by historians as a kind of lone voice of the women’s movement, but, as UH historian Kathy Ferguson has learned, there were a great many more like her than we knew. Kathy is the author of Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets.
The shield is mightier than the sword...at least for now....
Keoni Alvarez is a native-Hawaiian independent filmmaker on the Big Island of Hawaii. In 2009 he found himself at the center of an attempt to compel him to release unpublished data and was protected under Hawaii’s shield law. That law is scheduled to sunset unless reauthorized this legislative session.
Belly dancers in Hawaii-- It's their magnum opus.
Dixie Prichard is a member of the Garden Nile Belly Dancers, who are presenting Silence of the Nile Friday night at the Church of the Pacific.
Plus the BBC world report, trust and verify in the backyard and today’s reality check. First the NPR news.