Producer Ann Szalda-Petree talks with cultural anthropologist Susan Harness (Colorado State University) about the historical and spiritual trauma of transracial adoption–mainly, adoption of American Indian children by whites. Harness herself was adopted off the Flathead Reservation and draws from her own experience to help others understand what it’s like to be a transracial adoptee.
Pramila Jayapal is a fellow at the University of Washington law school and the Center for Community Change, and a Washington state senate candidate. She ran an immigrant advocacy organization for 11 years, and was a White House "Champion of Change" in 2013.
When Jayapal came to the United States from India at age sixteen, her family could afford just one international phone call with her each year. Listen below as she talks about the call that dropped a bombshell on her father.
5/13/14: This week on "In Other Words:" producers Ann Szalda-Petree and Clark Grant - himself a brand-new resident of Butte, MT * - talk with four residents of The Mining City about its vibrant history and culture, and about the Berkeley Pit, the former open pit copper mine which is slowly filling with toxic water. Between conversations, you'll hear music by Clark Grant, Larry Hirshberg and Big Sky Revival.
2/23/14 and 5/20/14: This week on "In Other Words:" An episode all about what makes us afraid and how we deal with it, from stage fright to the fear of death. Contributor Beth Judy interviews Amy Ragsdale about her career in dance and the fears she’s faced (and overcome) on the stage. Producer Clark Grant interviews a fearless young woman going through treatment for her life-threatening cancer.
5/6/14: This week on "In Other Words:" Thanks to the Internet, at the click of a button, we can view photos and articles from around the world. But in the moment the photographer snapped that photo, what was HER experience? In this week's "In Other Words," University of Montana student reporters Allison Mills and Madelyn Beck talk with several photojournalists and writers about their recent study-abroad program in India, and the challenges of reporting there.
'In Other Words" airs every Tuesday night at 10:30.
"In Other Words," Tuesday, September 17th, 2013: It's the "In Other Birds" Edition. Amy Cilimburg of Montana Audubon takes us on a bird tour of western Montana, talking to ornithologists, bird aficionados, and amateur birders to learn what's happening with our feathered friends in fall in Montana. What are the stories behind the birds we observe this time of year, and who are the patient women birders who find them?
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013: On "In Other Words:" September 2nd's scheduled "Alternative Radio" program is pre-empted for special Labor Day programming, so we're airing it on September 10th at 10:30pm : Barbara Ehrenreich on "Kicking People When They're Down."
On "In Other Words" tonight, producers Ann Szalda-Petree and Clark Grant take us to Butte to talk with George Everett, director of the fantabulous Butte Folk Festival, as well as guest artists appearing this coming weekend: New Orleans jazz pianist Henry Butler and members of Khac Chi, a Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist group. Join us from 10:30 to 11:30 pm, or catch the show later on inotherwordsradio.wordpress.com.