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Joy Harjo Documentary ~ Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear

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Joy Harjo will become the 23rd poet laureate of the United States, making her the first Native American to hold the position.
Shawn Miller
Library of Congress
Joy Harjo

We do not have licensing rights to share the documentary about Joy Harjo online, but you can listen to an excerpt here:

The audio in our Main Street podcast will begin with our segment with Governor Beshear of Kentucky.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Spirit Room will be holding a Big Read event around US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and her book American Sunrise. We take the occasion of that announcement to share a special production about Joy Harjo that comes to us from PRX and the “Writing the Southwest” project. ~~~ With the Delta Covid infections currently surging in North Dakota, hospitalizations and deaths are expected to peak in the coming weeks. Meanwhile masking in schools has been a much-debated topic. Today, in an excerpt from the Conversations on Health Care podcast, we hear from a state that is already experiencing that peak. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear comments on the dire situation in his state.

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