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Hank Roubicek, Mary Edgerton, Greg Audel, Erik Heen, Sneha Desai, Tatyana Gago, Maddy Lehnert

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Enjoy Houston-based So, What's Your Story? on Pacifica affiliate KPFT as seasoned hosts, who are also award-winning storytellers, spotlight real people with stories to tell. Personal narratives escort us through the windows of souls, traditional tales through worlds of enchantment, and a few tips to help you find your signature style. Every storyteller takes you on an astonishing journey before returning you safely to the present. Get on board. And support Pacifica Radio.
 
EcoJustice Radio presents environmental and climate stories from a social justice frame, featuring voices not necessarily heard on mainstream media. Our purpose is to amplify community voices, broaden the reach of grassroots-based movements, and inspire action. We investigate solutions for social, environmental, and climate issues with an eye to advance human health, steward wild landscapes, and solve the climate crisis across the USA and the world. Featured weekly on KPFK Los Angeles and KP ...
 
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Open Journal is a weekly Magazine of all things going on in the Houston Community. Open Journal is hosted by Duane Bradley and Stephanie Coleman every Monday evening from 6-7pm broadcasting live on 90.1 KPFT-FM. The Open Journal Podcast includes Conversations with the interesting people who make up the diverse city of Houston Texas.
 
The Prison Show is a unique radio chat fest discussing the Texas criminal justice system, that has aired on Houston’s Pacifica radio station KPFT 90.1fm weekly since March 1980. Join us as we talk about Cops, Courts, Jails, Prisons, Probation, Parole, and just Life in general! The program airs Friday night at 9 p.m. - central time
 
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Tony Diaz interviews Andrea Muñoz. The Colombian-born bilingual beauty is set to co-star alongside a star-studded ensemble cast featuring Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz, Joey King, and Michael Shannon in the upcoming Sony Pictures action-thriller BULLET TRAIN set for a wide-release on August 5th.Muñoz will star as Bad Bunny’s wif…
 
Lithium is essential to all battery technology currently in use and development worldwide. Due to the transition to renewable solar and wind energy and electrification of vehicles and homes to reduce fossil fuel dependency and address climate change, the appetite for lithium is growing exponentially. While touted as part of a clean and green techno…
 
Tony Diaz talks with Rodrigo Bravo Jr. on singer/artist Tyga's recent new music video (now taken down) "Ay Caramba" and its poor cartoonish stereotypes displayed.The Grammy nominated Los Angeles-based rapper has delved into Latino themes before and to his credit given the videos due process. “Mamacita” in 2017 featured Carlos Santana and the OG him…
 
Tony Diaz talks with filmmaker Efrain Gutierrez & Placido Salazar. Efrain talks about his film documentary, documenting the life of a civil rights pioneer Gus Garcia and his contributions to civil rights.Gustavo “Gus” Garcia, a civil rights pioneer, is best known for his role in winning the 1954 landmark case in the U.S. Supreme Court, showing juri…
 
A special Texas House Committee released the Uvalde Robb Elementary School Shooting Report, a 77-page report that condemned the response by law enforcement agencies among other findings. Tony Diaz speaks with a panel to go over the findings and their implications. Included in the panel are Texas State Representative, District 145 Christina Morales,…
 
The Latino Bookstore & Gift Shop is proud to anchor a Texas Tri-City Tour of Latino Literature following the trail blazed by The Librotraficante Caravan of Banned Books.Salvadoran American poet Claudia Castro Luna will visit each stop to present her collection of poetry Cipota Under the Moon. It's published by Tia Chucha Press from Los Angeles Cali…
 
The Latino Bookstore & Gift Shop is proud to anchor a Texas Tri-City Tour of Latino Literature following the trail blazed by The Librotraficante Caravan of Banned Books. Salvadoran American poet Claudia Castro Luna will visit each stop to present her collection of poetry Cipota Under the Moon. It's published by Tia Chucha Press from Los Angeles Cal…
 
Producer and lead host, Dr. Hank Roubicek, hosts this episode of the award-winning show "So, What's Your Story?" on Houston's Community Station, Pacifica's, KPFT 90.1FM. Texas Storyteller, Andy Hedges, is one of those extraordinary talents. Andy’s vast repertoire includes classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads, a…
 
Devil's urine. That's what Dupont employees called PFAS. These toxic, human made forever chemicals are now in the blood of almost every human on the planet. They are found in drinking water around the world, even Antarctica. And they are used in a broad range of consumer products, like non-stick cookware, stain-resistant clothing, waterproof items,…
 
Our times are demanding that we reconnect to Nature and the place where we live. Given the impacts of the sixth great extinction, it is our personal and collective responsibility to support the return of biodiversity and native habitat. The World Wildlife Fund recently announced that we are losing 10,000 species a year to extinction, primarily due …
 
The Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas face a petrochemical and fracked gas export boom. Super-heat-charged hurricanes strike almost every year. As a result, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Low-Income Communities, face an interrelated number of issues including environmental justice; voting suppression; and access to housing, healthcare, cle…
 
The 2021 State of Latinx Art Report:Cultural Accelerators and Houston’s Community Cultural CapitalHouston’s Latino Art Community is at a turning point.In the past, Latinos have not been thought of as intellectuals. Worse, often, we have not been thought of at all. This is changing, and this 2021 State of Latinx Art Report provides the proof.The 202…
 
The Latino Bookstore & Gift Shop is proud to anchor a Texas Tri-City Tour of Latino Literature following the trail blazed by The Librotraficante Caravan of Banned Books.Salvadoran American poet Claudia Castro Luna will visit each stop to present her collection of poetry Cipota Under the Moon. It's published by Tia Chucha Press from Los Angeles Cali…
 
The UN has classified at least 40% of the Earth’s land as degraded. That figure is estimated to be somewhere between 1 billion, even up to 6 billion hectares of degraded land. Much if not most of this degradation can be attributed to human activity, particularly that of modern agriculture, its impacts & methodologies. Land degradation affects the p…
 
Story Voice welcomes Toni Simmons - a former librarian and drama teacher who captivates audiences with her multicultural tales. She has performed at many festivals including the National Storytelling Festival Exchange Place, the National Black Storytelling Festival, and the Texas Storytelling Festival. Toni is an engaging storyteller and author who…
 
The act of composting ensures that food scraps and green waste are never wasted, but returned to enrich the soil. It sequesters carbon, and helps to minimize greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. Furthermore, it also enriches the community, creating cooperative human networks, inclusive spaces, and green jobs.Our guest Michael Martinez, Founder …
 
As momentum continues to grow around the Land Back movement and Indigenous stewardship worldwide, the value of hearing from Elders who have long studied Indigenous traditions and lifeways, whether adopted or of their heritage, is a growing imperative. Their lived wisdom is essential, a gift and treasure for future generations, and continues the cyc…
 
This is an episode from Houston's award-winning show, So, What's Your Story? on Pacifica's KPFT90.1FM Houston's Community Radio. Dr. Hank Roubicek hosts. Enjoy. And tune in every Thursday at 5pm CST to www.kpft.org and stream LIVE. Over the years, we’ve hosted hundreds of storytellers representing every faction. Among some of our best tellers were …
 
This week we look into the truth about compostable foodservice and packaging with Erin Levine, Resource Recovery Manager at World Centric [https://www.worldcentric.com/]. We delve into environmental concerns, what is actually biodegradable, how fossil fuel dependence fits into the game, and whether we should focus instead on reusable cups, bags, fl…
 
Wetlands are vital to our existence and benefit the ecosystem at large by providing essential habitat for countless species of birds, fish and mammals, slowing water flows, reducing soil erosion, storing water, recharging groundwater, aiding nutrient cycling, and mitigating floods. Host Carry Kim will be interviewing John Villa, Executive Director …
 
Find out more about the Central American Community in Houston, Texas as the Librotraficantes gear up for a Tri-City Tour of Contraband Prose and Poetry: Houston to Austin to San Antonio.This Tri-City tour of the path blazed by the Librotraficantes is fueled by the Latino Bookstore at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in San Antonio, Texas, providi…
 
EcoJustice Radio Executive Producer Jack Eidt shares speeches and discussions from multiple street actions on national and international climate, environmental, and social justice issues. The main action we feature is in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples fighting the Coastal GasLink Pipeline now under construction on the West Coast of Canada. …
 
NP ALL LIT #7 features readings, poetry, and prose from: Lupe Mendez - author of WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA (Willow Books, 2019), winner of the 2019 John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. He is the founder of Tintero Projects which works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within th…
 
As the tension over banned books, CRT, and ethnic studies heats up, we take a look at the past, the present, and future of the #Librotraificante movement. 10 years after Arizona lawmakers tried to ban books and ethnic studies in schools, a new wave of legislation and outcry swallow Texas politics.Dan Patrick recently held a press conference attacki…
 
The Joshua tree is an icon and ecological keystone of the California deserts. However, climate disruption with hotter, drier summers and more frequent brush fires, threatens that some day soon Joshua Tree National Park will no longer have any of their namesake trees.In fact, many other important desert plants and animals face an uncertain future. T…
 
The Latino Bookstore & Gift Shop is proud to continue its Texas Author Series Friday, June 3, 2022, at 6 pm, with free admission.The 2022 Texas Author Series is kicked off by Texas Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez who will present his collection. of poetry titled Why I Am Like Tequila. "I am thrilled to be a part of this literary movement in San Antonio!"…
 
And that is no hyperbole. Anne Rutherford is a prize winning storyteller with the repertoire and skill set most can only envy. This is her performance on So, What's Your Story? on Houston's KPFT 90.1 ---the award-winning show on Houston's Community Station. Produced by Hank Roubicek and hosted by him on June 1 2022. Enjoy! Support the show…
 
Tony Diaz speaks with Sarah Rucker, one of the organizers for the event that is produced by Texas Folklife, and Randall Jackson, who's group RJ & Kreole Soul will be performing at the show. Tony & Sarah discuss the event and RJ provides great insight into the confluence of cultures that share the accordion.Besides the interviews, we will feature mu…
 
Each US resident creates an average of 4.5 to 4.9 pounds of trash per day. For many, once it’s in the garbage can, it’s out of sight, out of mind. However, what if we lived our daily lives walking around with the waste we created? Not throwing it into a trash or recycling can, but having to carry our waste with us wherever we go. Would this change …
 
Tony and the Nuestra Palabra crew strike at the heart of the Hill Country for free speech, the right to educate our children, and embracing folks, not erasing folks. The Launch of the Underground Librotraficante Library in Fredericksburg Texas is an expansion of people's right to education and self determination in the pursuit of knowledge.Tony "El…
 
Many witnessed the unprecedented loss of ancient Giant Sequoia groves in the Castle Fire in Sierra Nevada, California, the only natural habitat for Sequoias on Earth. They are the world’s largest trees, spanning up to 36 feet in diameter and more than 250 feet in height. And they have been known to live for 3,400 years. Unfortunately, the wildfire …
 
We've had two shows discussing Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's comments on CRT, University Tenure, and Mexican American Studies but folks asked "What did he REALLY say?" Well, we broke down his press conference and Tony dissects what his words mean and how they can adversely affect the progress of Ethnic Studies in Texas.We are still asking: Is Republican L…
 
The Launch of the Underground Librotraficante Library in Fredericksburg Texas is an expansion of people's right to education and self determination in the pursuit of knowledge. Tony "El Librotraficante" Diaz speaks with community members in the area re: the banning of several books which also led to the firing of a local librarian. Our panel includ…
 
Tony Diaz speaks with Richard Santos and Monica Villarreal regarding the importance of representation, whether in the work Richard does providing literary access to youth in Austin, or through the arts and performances Monica does through her dancing. Richard Z. Santos is a novelist and the Executive Director of Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit that pr…
 
We aired a part 2 of the interview that featured Danny reading even more excerpts from his new book and we also featured more songs from his record label. Now, its up so check it out!Tony Diaz El Librotraficante, interviews Dany Trejo about his new book: "Trejo: My Life of Crime: Redemption, and Hollywood" featuring Danny reading from his book, mus…
 
The #LatinoBookStore #TAS Texas Author Series every first Friday features a lineup cultivated by Mouthfeel Press (MFP).As a preview, Tony Diaz features several of the talented artists of Mouthfeel Press including:Liliana Valenzuela is the author of the poetry collections Codex of Love: Bendita ternura (FlowerSong Press, 2020) and Codex of Journeys:…
 
#LibrotraficanteXThe 10th Anniversary of the Librotraficante CaravanSaturday, March 12, 2022Casa Ramirez Folk Art Gallery, Houston, TejasHappy Mexica New YearThank you for joining us to launch the next chapterThis is a Nuestra Palabra: Multi Platform BroadcastShare the FB Live Stream,hear it on the Nuestra Palabra Radio Show on 90.1 FM KPFTwatch it…
 
Nuestra Palabra Presents Poetry Spotlight with 2022 Texas Poet Laureate Lupe Mendez; listen to him from his book "WHY I AM LIKE TEQUILA" and from his new writings. This is a Nuestra Palabra Multi-Platform Broadcast across social media.You can hear us on 90.1 FM KPFT, Houston's Community Station.You can watch us at www.Fox26Houston.comOriginally fro…
 
We interview Lesley Briones, Candidate for Harris County Commissioners County Precinct and her vision for the area and her constituents. Additionally, Is Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Against Mexican American History?Dan Patrick recently held a press conference attacking job security for professors at Texas public universities. He also proposed g…
 
Multiple banks have pledged to clean up their fossil fuel funding with net-zero carbon commitments, but they continue business-as-usual, pushing for profit by championing destructive projects responsible for driving climate chaos.The 2022 annual report, Banking on Climate Chaos [http://www.bankingonclimatechaos.org], revealed that fossil fuel finan…
 
For bonus content and other benefits, become an EcoJustice Radio patron at https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradioThis is an encore presentation of an interview we did in 2021 with Timothy Paule Jackson and Nicole Lindsey and Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of Detroit Hives [https://detroithives.org/].Urban bee farms of Detroit are not only …
 
Students from the University of Houston Downtown demonstrate how stories can be skillfully crafted with the use of a balanced set of skills in both crafting and delivery. Enjoy these terrific stories of life and living on the popular Houston show, So, What's Your Story? On KPFT 90.1 FM, Houston's Community Radio. Storytellers: Erick Gonzalez, Hanna…
 
For an extended version of this interview and other benefits, become an EcoJustice Radio patron at https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradio Regeneration continues to gain momentum globally as more human beings awaken to the urgent state of the planet. A clear choice lies before us to either unite and reconnect to the lands, waters, relatives and Anc…
 
Stories told by tellers raised by Holocaust Survivors are told on these popular Houston Radio Show "So, What's Your Story?" on KPFT 90.1. Producer and host, Hank Roubicek, gently prompts second gen tellers Hy Penn and Mike Cahn to tdeliver stories about their upbringing. Tales of trauma, pain, happiness, and optimism. A truly cannot miss series of …
 
For bonus content and other benefits, become an EcoJustice Radio patron at https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradioIndigenous, social justice, and environmental groups have come together in a caravan to speak out against destructive mega-projects and mining across eight states in Central and Southern Mexico. Our guests are Victorino Torres Nava, Pro…
 
For bonus content and other benefits, become an EcoJustice Radio patron at https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradioThis is an encore presentation of an interview we did in 2021 with Kerry Maeve Sheehan, US Policy Lead for iFixit [https://www.ifixit.com/] and Nathan Proctor, U.S. PIRG Senior Right to Repair Campaign Director [http://uspirg.org/repair…
 
For bonus content and other benefits, become an EcoJustice Radio patron at https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradioThis is an encore presentation of an interview we did in 2021 with Wizipan Little Elk, CEO of Rosebud Economic Development Corporation.The Lakota people are reclaiming and regenerating Indigenous Ecosystems while exercising their sovere…
 
#LibrotraficanteXThe 10th Anniversary of the Librotraficante CaravanSaturday, March 12, 2022Casa Ramirez Folk Art Gallery, Houston, TejasHappy Mexica New YearThank you for joining us to launch the next chapterThis is a Nuestra Palabra: Multi Platform BroadcastShare the FB Live Stream,hear it on the Nuestra Palabra Radio Show on 90.1 FM KPFTwatch it…
 
For bonus content and other benefits, become an EcoJustice Radio patron at https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradioThis is an encore presentation of an interview we did in 2021 with Dr. Miguel De La Torre [http://drmigueldelatorre.com/], Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at the Iliff School of Theology [https://www.iliff.edu/]. He speaks…
 
For an extended version of this interview and other benefits, become an EcoJustice Radio patron at https://www.patreon.com/ecojusticeradio We are in the midst of an accelerating sixth mass extinction of wildlife on Earth. This can be attributed to a number of causes: burgeoning human population, destruction of habitats, wildlife trade, pollution, a…
 
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