Here we are. In the last four months we have lost our homes, our businesses, and our country and it’s January of a new year, a time to be hopeful. How do we do this exactly?
Well, an extended hiatus from the clueless, noisy gong/clanging cymbal, sound-and-fury-that-signifies-nothing, noise-machine political media and a little distance from the two tragedies of a devastating flood and devastating election have allowed a few thoughts to surface which may be useful. One of the main ways we deal with new challenges is through simile. Something new comes along, either good or bad, and we say, “Oh, this is like that other thing that happened to me or to my aunt, or to my brother ten years ago, or last month, or last week, therefore I kind of know how to respond.” Unfortunately, for most of us, there is no simile for a thousand-year flood and an American white supremacist child-dictator-president. There are no words in the lexicon of ordinary mortals to even describe that recent experience and this current situation. All you can do is shrug and try to deal with it. Continue Reading →
October 2, 2016
by Brian Marks Comments Off on Hear National Native News on WHYR every weekday @ 3:55pm starting October 3rd
Starting Monday, October 3rd, every weekday afternoon at 3:55pm Baton Rouge Community Radio will air National Native News, a daily five-minute news program about Native issues. And WHYR is the only place you can hear it on the radio in the state of Louisiana, a state home to four federally-recognized Native American nations and numerous others still seeking recognition.