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July 13, 2021

Guam

By: Rebecca McInroy

“We’re fighting for a worldview. We’re fighting for a different version of what it means to be human on the planet. We’re fighting for a different version of what just relations look like between the human and non-human world.” –Julian Aguon

Guam is the secret ingredient for our conversation with indigenous human rights lawyer and author of The Properties of Perpetual Light, Julian Aguon.

In his book, Aguon takes us on a dreamlike journey past the horrors and indignation of his colonized home to illuminate the beauty, the generative ecosystem, and indigenous knowledge that can quite literally be the perpetual light that guides the way to a sustainable future.

Hosts Raj Patel, Tom Philpott, and Rebecca McInroy talk with Aguon about Guam’s unique history, ecology, and food, and about how we all must come together now to reshape what is possible.

Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, WA is hosting a conversation with Julian Aguon and Tommy Orange, author of There There Thursday, July 22nd at 7 pm PT.

Register here for this free event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodOuvqz4rHdy9yoM–rHiXv09q0v-nrL2

 

 

 


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July 13, 2021

Guam

"We're fighting for a worldview. We're fighting for a different version of what it means to be human on the planet. We're fighting for a different version of what just relations look like between the human and non-human world." -Julian Aguon Guam is the secret ingredient for our conversation with indigenous human rights lawyer and author of The Properties of Perpetual Light, Julian Aguon. In his book, Aguon takes us on a dreamlike journey past the horrors and indignation of his colonized home to illuminate the beauty, the generative ecosystem, and indigenous knowledge that can quite literally be the perpetual…

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July 15, 2020

Each Others: Rita Valencia and Charlotte Sáenz

"How do we build these understandings from a decolonial, antiracist and antipatriarchal basis? How do we build real solidarity bridges that do not replicate patronising structures of power? How can we learn and build with those who have resisted and re(x)isted, in order to open new imaginaries to heal mother earth, the other, and ourselves?" Rita Valencia and Charlotte Sáenz These are just some of the questions we explore with Rita Valencia and Charlotte Sáenz on this edition of The Secret Ingredient with Raj Patel, Tom Philpott, and Rebecca McInroy. Rita Valencia has been working for several years with the…

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May 1, 2020

COVID-19 Series: Rob Wallace

The Secret Ingredient with KUT's Rebecca McInroy, Raj Patel author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, and food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones, Tom Philpott welcome back Rob Wallace an evolutionary biologist for his take on the link between global outbreaks of infectious disease and global agriculture. Rob Wallace is the author of Big Farms Make Big Flu: Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

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