What Civilization?

12/07/18 What Civilization?
Topic: Nations, Civilization, Immigration, Borders
Segment: D Report
Participants: Daniel
Broadcast Air Date: 11/30/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

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Discussion Topics:
– What does civilization mean?
– What border are we protecting?
– What is American society?
– Whose country are we protecting
– Are we using the past colonial models in defining the “civilized” in our present?
– How are kingdoms and countries, different?
– Can we distinguish the divide between national institutions, armies, and economies and the individual people?
– How old are countries?
– Was it justified to spray tear gas on people attempting to enter the United States?
– What is the history of violence in the construction and maintenance of countries?
– What are the rules that countries impose on people?
– Who granted permission to use violence in the name of countries?
– Who benefits from the building of walls?
– Do the soldiers that throw stones from the top of walls, benefit from protecting the interests of the king?
– Would you walk away from your job if you were asked to something against your beliefs?
– What is the debate between old ideas and new ideas?
– How much resources are required to keep old ideas working?
– Change is natural and necessary.
– Who benefits from stopping new ideas?
– What is asylum?
– Who qualifies for asylum protection?
– Can you petition for asylum if you are not located in an “official port of entry?”

Indigenizing Archaeology- Politics, Resistance and Representations

11/30/18 Indigenizing Archaeology- Politics, resistance and representations
Topic: Indigenous intellectuals, Archaeology, de-colonial, Cultural Resource Management
Segment: D Report
Participants: William Madrigal Jr, Graduate student in Ethnic Studies Department, UC Riverside
Broadcast Air Date: 11/30/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– What are native epistemologies and centers of knowledge?
– How did Rupert Costo help found UC Riverside?
-What is Cultural Resource Management?
-How do you start working in archaeology?
-Can archaeology be used to preserve and protect special places?
– What is the role of the Native American monitor in safe-guarding the dignity and respect of native remains and artifacts.?
-How do we record places that are special to our people?
-Can archaeology serve as a tool to support indigenous communities?
-Is anthropology a western discipline?
-What is the history of legal misrepresentation among US native communities?
-Is there a place for native resistance in Archaeology as cultural resource management?
-How do we express that the people’s history is written in the ground?
-What is the difference between private construction archaeology and community centered work?
– Cultural resource management work is economically driven and not necessarily science-based.
-Is cultural resource management archaeology work solely salvage-based?
-What is the role of the original native communities of Southern California in the future of the area?
-How is the building of warehouses, housing and retail centers over native sites, halted?
– What is the history of native resistance to profit construction development over grave yard site?
-The construction boom is a steam roller of colonial destruction.
-How is colonialism archaeologically destructive?
– Are the present active construction waves, colonial extensions of cultural oppression towards native communities?
-Why is archaeology not engaged in the conversation of the politics of present colonial template?
-How can native communities share their indigenous perspectives at the Southern California Archaeology Association conferences?
-Did indigenous communities have their own historians, scientists, anthropologists and archaeologists?
-Is present archaeology in continual defense of the colonial program that set the field into creation?
-How do we activate the defense of the ancestors that are in the ground?
-The rapid rate of urban construction leads to an equal rate of destruction of native special places.
-Special places are places of knowledge and instruction that are lost by capitalist construction.

Thanks but NO thanksgiving

11/23/18 Thanks but NO thanksgiving
Topic: thanksgiving, colonialism, Native People of USA
Segment: D Report
Participants: Daniel
Broadcast Air Date: 11/09/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– Why do we celebrate “Thanksgiving?”

Where Do People Belong?

11/09/18 Where Do People Belong?
Topic: Migrant Caravan, migration,  People
Segment: D Report
Participants: Daniel
Broadcast Air Date: 11/09/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– Where do people belong?
– Why are people moving from Central American to North America?
– What context do we carry when we travel from one country to another?
– Does the news accurately represent the accuracy of our lived experiences?
– How do we give credit to our respective privileges in being able to travel internationally?
– Why are some people safe to travel while others are not?
– Can thousands of people walking unify us?
– Why is the movement of people so disruptive?
– What happens to people when they cross borders?
– Why are some people accepted entry into a country while other people are excluded?
– Can you keep yourself safe by making yourself visible and moving in numbers?
– Why do we speak words that are not genuinely ours?
– Is nationalism a construction of ideas that people learn to speak?
– Where do people belong?
– How many millions of people have walked from the south to the north thorough the thousands of years?
– The people are speaking and moving to question the divisions of “us versus them.”
– Why do some people see a threat while others see hope?
– Migration is  a liminal experience, where you are not  here  nor  there?

Archaeology: a conversation of material “stuff,” culture and humans

0/26/18 Archaeology: A conversation of material “stuff,” culture and humans

Topic: Anthropology, Archaeology, Material Culture
Segment: D Report
Participants: Claudia Garcia Des- Laurier PhD, Associate Professor Anthropology
Cal Poly Pomona University
Broadcast Air Date: 10/26/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– What is the role of anthropology in society and our local communities?
-How does art history relate to anthropology?
-How does anthropology add to the understanding of the art of Teotihuacan?
– Is anthropology a field that objectifies and creates an exotic “other?”
– How can anthropology add to the understanding of education systems and city life in Los Angeles?
– Why study anthropology?
– What can you do with an anthropology degree?
– What are the popular assumptions of anthropology?
– How does Hollywood represent archaeology?
– What are the ties between Anthropology and colonialism?
-How does anthropology promote tolerance and understanding among people?
-What are the anthropology tools available for engaging with a diverse world without relying on stereotypes?
– How do we use material culture?
-Have you read Laurie Wilson’s book, Strung out on Archaeology?
– What is the archaeology of Burning Man?
– How does the city of Detroit offer us insight into the process abandonment through an archaeological material lens?
-What are the multiple ways to study humanity?
– How does the material context of being human become evident in our daily lives?
– Is the fictional character a good recruitment in the field of archaeology?
-Why do people accept explanations of ancient aliens for abandonment of ancient cities in pseudo- archaeology?
– How do archaeologists study space and time?
– What are examples of climate refugees?
– How does looking into past, give us ideas of how to address the present?
– How do we place value on material items and people’s history into who they are?
– Archaeology can help us understand how we build relationships with our stuff?
– Have we left a giant global midden in the Pacific Ocean?
– How do we use the material culture to make sense of what it means to be human?
-What was the connection between Teotihuacan in central Mexico and Los Horcones Chiapas in southern Mexico ?
– What are the ways that people exchange their respective ideas, practices and religion?
-If archaeology studies the past, how does it limit exporting the present into the past?
-What are the indigenous voices within the field of archaeology?
-How do we recognize that not all voices are heard from the past?
-Can archeology offer tools to support representation of different communities absent from the dominant historical record?
– The archaeology of slave quarters can provide insights into how enslaved people preserved and transmitted their own culture.
-Members from the previously studied groups are entering the anthropological group in order to speak for themselves.
– What are new directions in the field of archaeology?
– How will anthropology diversify as discipline?
– More voices make better research?
-What is Archaeo-astronomy?
-How does anthropology access and value indigenous knowledge?

Music Culture Ambassadors

10/19/18 Music  Culture Ambassadors
Topic: Music, Education, China, Culture and Society
Segment: D Report
Participants: Eduardo Valencia, Musician, Educator Scholar
Broadcast Air Date: 10/19/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– – How does music build diplomatic relationships between people from different nations?
– The band buyepongo goes to China.   http://buyepongo.com/index
– Can you mix cumbia, merengue, jazz, afro, hip hop , funk and soul into one sound?
– Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong  were music goodwill ambassadors.
– First generation immigrants represent American music.
– How do you prepare to meet people from different countries as goodwill ambassadors?
– How do genuine encounters between people become mediated by government departments?
– Can you still communicate with people even if you don’t speak the language?
– How does music become a unifying factor?
– How do you make a people dance when you are told that the  respective community does not dance?
– How do you say, ” everybody dance” in Chinese?
– What does it mean to dance in its free form?
– Is there a right or wrong way to dance?
– Is traditional a word for something that only goes back 20- 30 years?
– Where is the room for creativity if you are trying to reproduce the traditional?
– How do we hold onto our roots when we are people that move?
– How does music spread throughout the world?
– Why do we defend membership by trying to define culture as “traditional,” “untainted” ,or “Pure?”
– What will happen to the music that Buyepongo left behind in China?
– Music and language is a human universal trait?
– Is music a form of medicine?
– Is music essential in brain development?

Indigenous People Everyday

10/12/18 Indigenous People Everyday
Topic: Los Angeles, October8, Indigenous Peoples Day
Segment: D Report
Participants: Daniel
Broadcast Air Date: 10/12 /18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– Los Angeles officially adopts October 8 as Indigenous Peoples Day
– Celebrate Indigenous People Everyday