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Tree stewards say saving giant sequoias will require luck and lots of fuel reduction; Jack Hirschman at SF Civic Center Library; Plus indigenous historian Damon Akins discusses his latest book We are the Land

Smoke from a prescribed burn in Sequoia National Park, 2009. Photo by Daniel Mayer is licensed under CC 3.0

On today’s show:

7:08 – We learn about climate-intensified wildfires threatening fire-adapted giant sequoias with Fire Ecologist Tony Caprio and Christy Brigham (@christycrows), Chief of Resources Management and Science for the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

7:34 – We commemorate the life of Jack Hirschman with this tape from his 2006 San Francisco Poet Laureate inaugural address. Jack Hirschman’s speech is included in KPFA’s Storytelling for Social Change digital audio collection.

8:08 – We spend the second hour with Damon B. Akins (@dbakins), professor of history at Guilford College, and co-author of We are the Land: A History of Native California.

Fund Drive PremiumPledge $150 to KPFA and receive a copy of We are the Land: A History of Native California.

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