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Episode 4: Jan Titus

Apr 13, 2019

Jan Titus grew up in a Methodist church, and later became a Lutheran minister. In this excerpt from his oral history, we learn how church leaders reacted when they learned he was gay. He visits with volunteer Larry Peterson.

Roger Schobinger was known across North Dakota for speaking on the issue of HIV & AIDS. On August 1st, 2018, he passed away at the age of 63.  In this episode of the Breaking Barriers podcast, we share an excerpt from Roger’s oral history as he visits with volunteer Bob Stone.

An anonymous interviewee describes his gradual realization about his sexuality, the impact on his family, and the joy he finds in his new life with his new love. He is interviewed by project volunteer Larry Peterson, professor of history emeritus.

Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains is an oral history project from the Red River Rainbow Seniors. It features stories from folks who grew up back when being “out” was much harder. In this first episode, we get an introduction to the project and hear an excerpt as Mark Chekola, a member of the Red River Rainbow Seniors visits with Prairie Public host Doug Hamilton.

In the Dark

Jan 29, 2019

January 27 at 5pm:

Curtis Flowers, a black man, has been tried six times for the same crime — a quadruple murder in a small Mississippi town. The white prosecutor was determined to have him executed. Witnesses against him testified falsely. Expert testimony relied on junk science. For 21 years, Curtis Flowers has maintained his innocence. He’s won appeal after appeal, but the prosecutor just tries the case again. The In the Dark reporting team moved to Mississippi for a year to track down witnesses and documents. 

January 20 at 5pm:

Tune in for Definition of Resilience, a radio and video documentary series highlighting the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs. INDIGEFI host Alexis Sallee travels to document their contribution to modern music.

 

January 13 at 5pm:

When people think of literacy, they think of simple reading and writing. But literacy is a lot more complicated than that. It involves culture, power, and the opinion of others. On the this episode, we'll discuss what literacy means, the way into plays into stereotypes, and how different institutions choose their own definitions for their own members. Tune in as Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Kim Donehower discuss “What is Literacy?”

January 6 at 5pm:

Tune in for Definition of Resilience, a radio and video documentary series highlighting the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs. INDIGEFI host Alexis Sallee travels to document their contribution to modern music.

December 30 at 5pm:

Join in a New Year journey with host Hal Cannon to an ancient Gaelic ritual of bringing in the year with fiddler Alasdair Frazier. Then join Jean Redpath for the original “Auld Lang Syne.” From the Isles back to the states we travel to delve into the Native American way of marking time with a heartfelt story from Lakota elder, Leonard Littlefinger telling how ritual can help us transform a brutal history into a new story of hope. We end with the hope of a healthy land from the Grand Canyon.

December 23 at 5pm:

“Interview with God,” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, performed by James Naughton and Jayne Atkinson
“The Fir Tree,” by Hans Christian Andersen, performed by James Naughton
“A Present for Big Saint Nick,” by Kurt Vonnegut, performed by Tate Donovan

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