Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez as his first guest of the hour. Dr. Cintli is a long-time journalist/columnist who returned after 30 years to the classroom to get his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. His 2008 dissertation was on the 7,000-year history of maiz. It led to his book: “Our Sacred Maiz is our Mother” from the University of Arizona Press. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Mexican American Studies. He is working on Smiling Brown, a project that investigates color and color consciousness. He also has a forthcoming book from the University (UA Press): “Yolqui: A Warrior summonsed from the spirit world,” a memoir and book chronicling the underworld of law enforcement abuse. Dr. Cintli is published regularly at TruthOut.Org. He also blogs at http://drcintli.blogspot.com/.
In the second half-hour, Shane Morigeau is a Producer of “In the Spirit of Atatice,” a documentary film about the untold story of the National Bison Range from a tribal perspective.