Monday, December 15, 2014 – Marketing to Children
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Ads for the latest toys and gadgets are everywhere. Have you noticed the commercials for this year’s must-have gifts? Are the children in your family begging for a new video game or plastic toy? According to the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, about 17 billion dollars is spent every year on advertising to children. We will bring you an inside look at the techniques used to market products to children. Some studies suggest a connection between food marketing and childhood obesity. Do you think ads for sugary drinks or high fat food encourages young people to eat and drink more of them? Guests include: Jessica Collins, program director of the Media Literacy Project.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – Climate Change in Alaska
Climate change in Alaska is on the minds of many people in Alaska Native communities. Melting ice and other environmental changes are already having an impact on subsistence hunting. Changes in the landscape and sea ice are putting lives at risk. In this hour, we will explore the consequences of climate change on Alaska Natives and hear what some individuals and villages are doing to adapt. What does climate change mean to you?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – A Discussion on History & Stereotypes
Philip J. Deloria (Dakota) is known as a professor and author of books like “Playing Indian” and “Indians in Unexpected Places.” His work looks at stereotypes and highlights Natives who have helped to break down what people may expect of Natives. He has also been connected to the Organization of American Historians and is a Trustee of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Today he join us to talk about how stereotypes have shaped people’s perceptions of Native America. We’ll also explore how history shapes our Native lives. We invite you to join us as we visit with Philip J. Deloria.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 – The Games We Play
The holidays are upon us. That means many people are staying indoors. Some families gather around a board game while others out to the casino or set up extra controllers for the game console. What are your favorite games? Today we will learn about games are good for your brain. And just for fun, we’re playing radio bingo. Visit our Facebook page, download a copy of our colored bingo cards and play along.

Friday, December 19, 2014 – Book of the Month: Dreaming in Indian
This month we turn to the pages of a book that brings dozens of Indigenous voices together from across North America. “Dreaming in Indian” features artists, entertainers and community leaders. This anthology provides readers with a unique look into the intersection of our Native lives. The editors and some contributors will join us for the hour.

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Week of December 15 on Native America Calling