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.

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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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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:
– – 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

Los Angeles Water School: Art ,Tongva educators and Critical Thought- October 12, 2018

10/05/18 Los Angeles Water School: Art ,Tongva educators and Critical Thought- October 12, 2018

Topic: Los Angeles, Indigenous Peoples Day, LAWs, Tongva
Segment: D Report
Participants: Panda and Luis Tauzon, LAWS- Los Angeles Water School
Broadcast Air Date: 10/05/18
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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Event:
LAWS, Los Angeles Water School.
October 12, 2018
7 to 9 pm
Downtown LA
311 south Anderson street, Los Angeles CA
Discussion Topics:
– Who were the original people of the area presently named as Los Angeles?
-The Tongva people lived by LA river.
-How do we become students of the water?
– Is October 8 Indigenous peoples’ Day on in Los Angeles?
-How do we reframe and dismantle systems that are not productive and replace them with new an creative infrastructures?
– What is Los Angeles Water School?
– What happens when art and critical thought come together?
-What happens when true dialogue and education create new ideas?
-How do we acknowledge the river that runs through the metropolis of Los Angeles?
-Why did they encase the free LA river in concrete?
– How do we uncover the history of LA river?
-Where does the city of Los Angles get its water?
-Do people know that much of LA city’s water comes from Paiute land in the Owens Valley?
-How does water connect us all through huge geographic distances?
– Is the city a dependent infrastructure because most people don’t have of way feeding themselves?
– How do we study the city within a perspective of a landscape requiring a lot of inequality?
-When did people start living in cities?
– What is our responsibility as indigenous people to the past, present and future generations?
– What is the role of art in creating conversation and new ideas?
– What is the original name of the area that Los Angeles is built on top of?
– How will the people of Los Angeles continue to exist within the fragile ecosystem dependent of water?
-The Tongva people will speak about the history the Los Angeles landscape.
-Why are most people in Los Angeles ignorant of the original people of area presently known as Los Angeles?
-Why is language one of the first things colonizer take away from indigenous people?
– LAWS is hosting an event October 12, 2018 7 to 9 pm at 311 south Anderson street, Los Angeles CA
– Grandma Gloria and Grandma Julia will speak at the event on October 12, 2018.
– Indigenous people all over the work are in the forefront fighting capitalism, racism and environmental exploitation.
-Why does the United States have a narrative that the Native people were destroyed?
– How do we reclaim a story of ourselves?
– A lot can be rebuilt from a little.
– A single word can hold a library of information.
-How do we recognize the indigenous expressions manifested in our daily lives?
-How do our everyday meals show resistance to colonial impositions.
– How are the issues in Flint Michigan and Standing Rock related?
-How do we return to our home communities in order to listen and learn from our elders?
-Indigenous people have the answers to present economic, political and environment pressures affecting their respective  indigenous communities.
– Why are we accustomed to a society that sequesters knowledge?
– We will no longer accept the narrative that our indigenous communities are void of information.
– How do we recognize that indigenous people are holders of intelligence?
– Let’s recognize that nature is one of the most intelligent systems ever.
– How does art help a people uplift themselves?
– How do we bring awareness to Indigenous People day?