2023 Archive

May 06, 2023

Touring, Resilience and Healing

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Alon speaks with retired climate scientist David Goodrich about his book On Freedom Road: Bicycle Explorations and Reckonings on the Underground Railroad and his touring experiences.

In the second half Nedra talks with activist Lindsay Caron Epstein about the traumatic brain injury she suffered when struck by a car, her extraordinary recovery and her advocacy since then.

April 11, 2023

Cycling in Alaska and Increasing Inclusivity

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Alon talks with Jessica Cherry, an Anchorage, Alaska Geoscientist, writer, pilot and co-editor of a wonderful new anthology called Wheels on Icestories and accounts of Cycling in Alaska since the 1890s. 

In the second half of the show co-host Nedra Deadwyler will speak with cyclist and activist Devin Cowens, founder of the Atlanta chapter of Radical Adventure Riders. The national organization was founded in 2017 and is at the forefront of creating more inclusive spaces in the cycling community.

March 05, 2023

Journalism and Community Building

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In the first half Alon interviews writer and bikeportland.org reporter Taylor Griggs who will discuss her writings  about cycling and sustainable living in Portland and beyond, including her recent bicycle journey in several western European lands.

In the second half of the show Nedra will speak with Kristen E. Jeffers who is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Black Urbanist multimedia platform, as well as an author, textile artist, urban planner and activist. 

February 19, 2023

Ukraine and NW Arkansas

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Alon talks with Dr. Olha Martynuk, a Ukranian historian who has looked at the history of cycling in the Ukraine and Soviet Union. Here is some of her work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voUcSiiMl8I

In the second half Nedra talks with Bea Apple and Lauren Hildreth of Trailblazers in NW Arkansas about their BikePOC initiative to increase bicycle accessibility and justice.

January 04, 2023


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This month's show includes a rebroadcast of a 2014 interview with Shannon Galphin, adventurer, author, & activist, who shares her work & activism w/ women in Afghanistan

In the second half, Alon speaks with John Waterman of PEAC (Programs to Educate all Cyclists), advocates for transportation equity for those w/ disabilities.

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