Q-90.1 FM’s host Adam Gac probes the depths of Clarren’s pysche and past in a wide-ranging and funny conversation that delves into how she used journalistic techniques to write novel KICKDOWN, what led Clarren to both journalism and novel-writing, and more.
Clarren dishes about the four main characters featured in her debut novel and what she’s working on next.
Living Writers host Amanda Uhle in conversation with Rebecca Clarren about her novel KICKDOWN, includes answers to why she wrote a “subversive western”
Rebecca reads three different passages from KICKDOWN, shares musical selections inspired by the book and talks with host Anjoli Roy about her past as a rural DJ in western Colorado. LIsten here to the entire playlist she created, inspired by her novel.
Rebecca's series of articles with Investigate West and The Nation won SPJ's Northwest Excellence in Journalism Award in the Social Issues Reporting category for 2017. Her article on Native American education was runner-up for Government & Politics reporting.
Native American tribal courts operate differently than the federal and state systems. Rebecca Clarren speaks with Think host Krys Boyd about how these courts work – and about how their approach to criminal justice has shown a decrease in recidivism.
Native American students drop out of school at a rate that’s twice the national average. Rebecca Clarren talks with Think host Krys Boyd about how cultural insensitivity, declining federal funding and other factors have led to an educational crisis among American Indians.
How to sidestep environmental despair.
Rebecca talks with host Terry Gross about her trip to the Marianas Islands and her subsequent Ms. Magazine cover story.
Rebecca's High Country News cover story, “The Dark Side of Dairies,” won the 2010 Hillman Prize for Magazine Writing. Here's a link to the award ceremony and her acceptance speech.
Rebecca talks with Al Franken of Air America about her work for Ms. Magazine on Marianas Islands sweatshops that sidestep U.S. laws regulating minimum wage, tariffs, quotas, and immigration.
Immigrants in California’s Central Valley are sick of breathing poisoned air.