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When the Earth Started to Sing

This sonic journey written and narrated by David G. Haskell brings us to the beginning of sound and song on planet Earth.

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Coming Home to the Cove - Episode 3

In this final episode, Theresa Harlan continues her grassroots efforts to protect the last standing structures on Tomales Bay built by Coast Miwoks.

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Coming Home to the Cove - Episode 2

Episode Two traces thousands of years of Indigenous presence and history and asks: Who gets to define history?

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Coming Home to the Cove - Episode 1

In Episode One, Theresa Harlan shares the story of her Coast Miwok family’s eviction from their homestead on a cove in Tomales Bay.

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Sanctuaries of Silence: A Listening Journey

We’ve adapted the virtual reality film Sanctuaries of Silence into an immersive listening journey into the Hoh Rain Forest.

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The Power of Revitalization

In this episode of the “Language Keepers” audio series, we hear from the speakers of four endangered languages, who resist predictions of their language's extinction.

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Kawaiisu

In this episode, we meet Julie Girado Turner, who, for nearly two decades, has been documenting and recording her father and aunt, the last fluent speakers of the Kawaiisu language.

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Wukchumni

This episode brings us to the home of Marie Wilcox—the last fluent speaker of the Wukchumni language and the creator of the only Wukchumni dictionary.

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Karuk

This episode explores efforts to revitalize the Karuk language, which is deeply tied to the Klamath River in Northern California.

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Tolowa Dee-ni’

In this episode, we meet the sole remaining fluent speaker of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ language and his family who are grappling with what is at stake if they lose their language.

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Colonizing California

This episode introduces language revitalization efforts in four Indigenous California communities and examines the colonizing histories that brought Indigenous languages to the brink of disappearance.

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