The Language Project and The Bakken Pipeline

Co-host Jazmin Murgia starts the hour with an interview with Chrystan Ferrell, one of the co-founders of The Language Project, an innovative program that is active nationwide in introducing kindergartners and early elementary students to Spanish. They were joined in the studio by Mike Avalos, an ISU student who is implementing The Language Project's curriculum at Ames Christian School. Then, co-host Greta Anderson covers Ed Fallon's March 18 visit to Ames on his march across the state along the proposed pipeline route. She shares audio of his talk at the Ames Public Library, then turns to Wally Taylor, lawyer and chair of the board of directors of Iowa's Sierra Club, for insight into the state and federal legal structures in the pipeline's path. Finally, Viveca Dillard of The Hot Spot gives Cyclone fans something positive to think about: the women Cyclones, who start their NCAA tournament schedule at noon today in Kentucky. We end with Belinda Merritt's look at this weekend's live music.

Photo: Ed Fallon on a Gravel road in Mahaska County, Iowa

Originally broadcast 03/20/2015
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