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In the first half-hour, Guest Host Keala Kel­ly inter­views ANDRE VLTCHEK about his recent expe­ri­ences in Bolivia and his knowl­edge and insights about what that coun­try is cur­rent­ly under­go­ing as well as his insight into oth­er Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries. Philoso­pher, nov­el­ist, film­mak­er, inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist, poet, play­wright, and pho­tog­ra­ph­er, Andre Vltchek is a rev­o­lu­tion­ary, inter­na­tion­al­ist and glo­be­trot­ter who fights against West­ern Impe­ri­al­ism and the West­ern régime imposed on the world. He has cov­ered dozens of war zones and con­flicts from Iraq and Peru to Sri Lan­ka, Bosnia, Rwan­da, Syr­ia, DR Con­go and Tim­or Leste. Andre has pro­duced and direct­ed sev­er­al doc­u­men­tary films for the left-wing South Amer­i­can tele­vi­sion net­work teleSUR. They deal with diverse top­ics, from Turkey/​Syria to Oki­nawa, Kenya, Egypt and Indone­sia, but all of them are expos­ing effects of West­ern impe­ri­al­ism on the plan­et. Andre’s many books include: Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Opti­mism, West­ern Nihilism,” The Great Octo­ber Social­ist Rev­o­lu­tion: Impact on the World and Birth of Inter­na­tion­al­ism” and Expos­ing the Lies of the Empire.” Andre’s inves­tiga­tive works appear in count­less pub­li­ca­tions world­wide. He fre­quent­ly speaks at rev­o­lu­tion­ary meet­ings as well as at prin­ci­pal uni­ver­si­ties world­wide. More about Andre can be found at https://​andrevltchek​.wee​bly​.com. He tweets @AndreVltchek.

In the sec­ond half-hour, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse wel­comes PRES­I­DENT SHEL­LEY BUCK from Prairie Island Mde­wakan­ton Indi­an Com­mu­ni­ty in Min­neso­ta to dis­cuss cur­rent envi­ron­men­tal and nuclear sit­u­a­tions fac­ing the Prairie Island peo­ple. Pres­i­dent Buck is serv­ing her fifth term on Prairie Island Trib­al Coun­cil and third term as pres­i­dent. Pri­or to being elect­ed Trib­al Coun­cil pres­i­dent, Pres­i­dent Buck held oth­er posi­tions with­in the Prairie Island Indi­an Com­mu­ni­ty gov­ern­ment, includ­ing Trib­al Coun­cil sec­re­tary and assis­tant secretary/​treasurer, enroll­ment clerk in the Prairie Island Enroll­ment Office and gov­ern­ment rela­tions spe­cial­ist for the Tribe. Pres­i­dent Buck has a bach­e­lors degree in busi­ness account­ing from Indi­ana Uni­ver­si­ty and a mas­ters degree in sports man­age­ment from Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty. She is cur­rent­ly work­ing on a sec­ond mas­ters degree in trib­al Indi­an law from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Tul­sa. Pres­i­dent Buck cur­rent­ly serves on the boards of the Min­neso­ta Wild Foun­da­tion, the St. Paul Cham­ber of Com­merce, and the Great Riv­er Pas­sage Con­ser­van­cy in St. Paul. She also served on the Native Vote Alliance of Min­neso­ta board and, most recent­ly, was elect­ed vice-chair of the Min­neso­ta Indi­an Affairs Council.