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November 2016

Plenty #10: Raising the Stakes of Fossil Fuels at Standing Rock

Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Sacred Stone Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota (photo by Tony Webster; Taken on August 25, 2016; ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Sacred Stone Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota (photo by Tony Webster. Taken on August 25, 2016 ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Dakota Access Pipeline protest at the Sacred Stone Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota (photo by Tony Webster; Taken on August 25, 2016; ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The human stories connected to social movements are, almost  without exception, highly charged with emotion. Details about the violence and intimidation directed at protesters by corporations and law enforcement generate instantaneous, visceral reactions in people with any amount of compassion. The chronicles of the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux, and their allies ignite just such emotions.

The Dakota Access Pipeline (under construction) The finished pipeline will carry up to 450,000 barrels a day of Bakken crude to a terminal near Patoka, Illinois (photo by Lars Ploughman).
The Dakota Access Pipeline (under construction)
The finished pipeline will carry up to 450,000 barrels a day of Bakken crude to a terminal near Patoka, Illinois (photo by Lars Ploughman). ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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INDIEcent Exposure #28: Burgers, Fries, Blarney and The Middle with Jeff and Jane Hudson

Meeting Jeff Hudson of Jeff and Jane Hudson at The Moonlight Diner in the middle of the day is treacherous.

Jeff Hudson, Approximately one half of Jeff and Jane Hudson, who releases "The Middle," November 19, 2016 (photo by Jason Velazquez).
Jeff Hudson, Approximately one half of Jeff and Jane Hudson, who releases “The Middle,” November 19, 2016 (photo by Jason Velazquez).

We had every intention of digging deep and talking about the new album, “The Middle,” that he released with Jane, his wife and musical conspirator of a quite a little bit now. Her absence from the conversation (she was holding down the fort at their shop in the MASS MoCA complex, Hudson’s) is likely why we achieved so few of our already meager goals. Keep Reading

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Will Call #52: Hot lights on chilly nights at the Mahaiwe

A Talk with Beryl Jolly

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You’re listening to 52 of Will Call, released on a brilliant and beautiful Saturday, November 19, 2016. I’m your host, Jason Velázquez, and I thank you so much for joining us. We just heard a snippet of Ghost Town Girl from the eponymous new release from California-based Roots band, Echo Sparks. Not because we’re featuring them on this show, but because I recently recorded a video interview with them and I’ve got that tune stuck in my head. Go to greylockglass.com and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when that episode of INDIEcent Exposure goes live. In the meantime, go to their website to find out more and to listen more songs from Ghost Town Girl. Keep Reading

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Plenty #9: Christopher Kimball Settles in on Milk Street

In Episode #9, Plenty talks with another icon of the food world, this time pioneer of the culinary airwaves, Christopher Kimball. The founder of Cook’s Illustrated magazine, and instantly recognizable host of the Emmy Award–winning  “America’s Test Kitchen” from 2001 through 2016, he is also the author of best-selling titles such as The Cook’s Bible and The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook.

Christopher Kimball has a lot on his plate with his new cooking platform, Christopher Kimball's Milk Street (photo courtesy CPK Media, LLC)
Christopher Kimball has a lot on his plate with his new cooking platform, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street (photo courtesy CPK Media, LLC)

 

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Top Left Corner: Tree Logic at MASS MoCA Site of Tree-mancipation

NORTH ADAMS, Mass.—For six Flame Maples, prisoners of “Tree Logic,” the fight for liberty has finally shattered the shackles that have root-bound them for years. Sort of.

In an apparent victory for activist organization, People for the Ethical Treatment of Trees (PETT), the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) has decided to release the latest group of trees that have been part of the installation created by Natalie Jeremijenko in 1999. Keep Reading

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