This Week's Program: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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We Honor our friend and comrade — Andre Vltchek. Andre, was a regular guest for several years, died suddenly on September 22 in Istanbul, Turkey. Andre was a Russian-born author, documentary filmmaker, philosopher, artist, and staunch anti-Imperialist investigative journalist. His enormous outpouring of work included 50 books, many documentary films, and hundreds of articles, radio and TV appearances. Andre was a fearless and informed political commentator and analyst with his finger on the pulse of what is really happening across the world, and always championed the causes of Indigenous peoples. During one of his last interviews for a national Turkish television station, days before he died, he talked about the genocidal history of Native peoples in the U.S. Andre was a true friend who carried our stories and struggles out to the world. We will miss him. https://andrevltchek.weebly.com/

John Michelotti. John is the Founder of Catskill Fungi in Big Indian, NY, in the Catskill Mountains. The core of Catskill Fungi is about helping people and improving the planet through its work with mushrooms. Catskill Fungi practices sustainable harvesting, leave-no-trace principles, and compassion for the environment. John feels honored to study fungi by some of the top mycologists in the country, and his mission is to spread the information about the benefits that fungi have to offer.  He is the President of the Mid-Hudson Mycological Association (MHMA), and a member of Connecticut Westchester Mycological Association (COMA), Pioneer Valley Mycological Association, and North American Mycological Association (NAMA) as well as the Amazon Myco Renewal Project researching the utilization of Fungi to remediate oil spills in the Amazon Rainforest. John has visited dozens of mushroom farms from small scale operations to the largest in the country and from New England to the tropics. He has hosted inoculation workshops in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Texas. John is an adviser of the Mushroom Advisory Panel for Certified Naturally Grown, developing the best practices in mushroom production. He resides on his family farm, cultivating (indoor and outdoor) mushrooms for their healthful components, which he uses to create Health Extractions. More information at https://www.catskillfungi.com/

To close out this week’s show, Tiokasin will talk with Charley Buckland about his new single, “Murder of Crows.” Charley is a multi-instrumentalist composer and songwriter. He has performed and recorded with numerous artists during his musical life, including Z-Cars, Roxx, Jarryd, Cherri Red, Phantom, Ghosthorse, Matou, Mecca Bodega, and Atomic Mary. Charley's released recordings include Spider Heart, Dreams, Woodlands, Symbiotic, and the Lakota Theme for the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theater. Other productions and compositions include Peoples Wings for the first Native American Music Awards (NAMA), and Southern Grass for the play First Time for Barbie, which won the Beaux Arts Award for Best Play. He has taught as an adjunct music professor at Webster University in Holland. Find Charley on Facebook. https://charleybuckland.hearnow.com/