Indigenous Canadian chief on child welfare abuses settlement; Alpaca breeders in Ohio
The Canadian government has agreed to pay $31 billion to compensate Indigenous families of about 115,000 children who were put into foster care for what Manitoba Indigenous Chief Cindy Woodhouse says had to do with poverty and racism — not parenting. She joins us. And, alpacas are abundant in Ohio. Questions about how to bolster the production of alpaca fiber into the local textile industry are resurfacing. Amy Eddings of WCPN ideastream reports.
'Simple As Water' spotlights Syrian families; Chef Tanya Holland's next chapter
The HBO documentary "Simple As Water" looks at four Syrian families who have been displaced and separated by the civil war. Filmmaker Megan Mylan joins us. And, chef Tanya Holland has closed her trailblazing Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, California. She talks about her next chapter and what soul food dishes give her comfort these days.
Critics say Roblox shortchanges kids' safety; The state of voting rights legislation
Roblox is a global phenomenon and the most popular video game platform in the U.S. and Europe. But critics say the company hasn't done enough to protect kids or share profits with the young developers. Journalist Quintin Smith talks about his investigations into Roblox Corporation. And, U.S. senators begin debating legislation on voting rights on Tuesday. Michael Waldman, author and president of the Brennan Center, discusses the state of voting rights at the local and national levels.
The alarming online presence of suicide enablers; Cleaning alligators after oil spill
Last month, The New York Times delved into one specific website which provides methods, encouragement and even pressure to die by suicide. Journalist Megan Twohey co-reported the story, which serves as a cautionary tale for those who find these sites while they're looking for support. And, in Louisiana, more than 30 alligators have received the scrubbing of a lifetime after an oil spill left them covered in diesel last December. The coordinator of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' oil spill response team joins us.
Betty White's impact on the LGBTQ community; Hidden history of MLK's mother
When Colorado Public Radio reporter Vic Vela found out he was HIV+ in the 1990s, he found comfort in an episode of "The Golden Girls" that helped him deal with his diagnosis. And, we revisit our conversation with Anna Malaika Tubbs about her book "The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation."