Healing the Earth Radio was produced in Guelph, Ontario, on CFRU 93.3 fm, from 2005 to 2010. Healing the Earth also had a popular podcast on the Rabble Podcast Network. Since the end of the show, producer Matt Soltys has been working on a book that is a collection of Healing the Earth Radio's most powerful interviews.
Tangled Roots: Dialogues exploring ecological justice, healing, and decolonization is due out this summer, published by Healing the Earth Press. Chosen from more than 100 interviews and hundreds of on-air hours, Tangled Roots explores critical yet marginalized intersections of social and ecological issues, and offers solutions that speak to the depth, complexity, and urgency of the challenges facing us today.
This podcast is a sneak peak at the book, with an excerpt from Healing the Earth's interview with Waziyatawin, Dakota activist and scholar. The podcast begins with a description of Tangled Roots, and an audio recording of the introduction to Waziyatawin's chapter in the book.
Any fans of Healing the Earth Radio should check out www.healingtheearthpress.org. The book is much more than simply an interview book -- each of the 12 interviews comes with an introduction, extensive endnotes, and an original illustration drawn by an artist after contemplating each interview. Altogether, Tangled Roots is a unique project that hopes to build connections between different movements and get more people taking decolonization and ecological justice seriously.
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