Monday, October 20, 2014 – Native Women in Hip-Hop
Today we focus on Native women who are breaking through the hip-hop scene.  Women in hip-hop are often overshadowed by Native male rappers and MCs. But these women have stories and rhymes that can definitely match the talent of their male counterparts. Some tracks can only come from a Native sister, aunt, niece and mother. Join us as we talk about the current challenges and opportunities for female Native hip-hop artists. Guests include: Honey (Navajo) and Janet Rogers (Salish).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 – Downside of The Oil Boom
North Dakota is currently experiencing an oil boom that is providing new prosperity for the state. Unemployment is low and tax revenues were over 2 billion in 2013 . But some say the oil boom is coming with unexpected costs. According to the US Department of Justice, violent crime rates are up in nearby communities. What does that mean for tribes in Bakken oil region? What steps should be taken to address these crime and negative impacts of the oil boom? Guests include: Scott Davis (Standing Rock Sioux/Turtle Mountain Chippewa) Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the state of North Dakota.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 – October Music Maker: Twice As Good
Father and son duo Twice As Good, from the Pomo nation, have the blues in a major way and as their song says, it doesn’t bother them. Paul & Rich Steward bring their soulful sound back to more blues-loving listeners in their new album “That’s All I Need.” It’s their fifth studio album and there are plenty of sounds that can get any dancehall or stage rocking. We invite you to join us for our October Music Maker edition with Twice As Good.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 – Leaving Domestic Violence
Last month, we talked about the reasons why someone might stay in an abusive relationship. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this hour, we will discuss what it takes to leave abusive relationships. What steps do individuals need to take to get away from a violent partner? Who is supporting victims of domestic violence and giving them the tools they need to leave? Guests include: Romalita Laban (Hopi) Executive Director of Hopi Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse.

Friday, October 24, 2014 – Your Family Health History
Almost every adult has filled out a health history form at the doctor’s office. Why is it important for you to know about diseases that struck your parents, grandparents or aunts and uncles? Knowing your family’s health history is more important than you think. It can give your doctor some clues about issues you, or your children, may face someday. If you know that certain diseases and conditions run in your family, you can take preventative steps or get tested early. Has knowing your family health history helped you address a health concern? Join us as we talk about why health history matters.

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