DiscoverFirst Voices Radio02/17/21 - Leona Morgan, Andy Beck
02/17/21 - Leona Morgan, Andy Beck

02/17/21 - Leona Morgan, Andy Beck

Update: 2021-02-17


In the first segment, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes returning guest Leona Morgan (Diné, she/her), an Indigenous activist and community organizer who has been fighting Nuclear Colonialism since 2007. She is focused on preventing new uranium mining, nuclear waste dumping, and transport of radioactive materials in the southwestern United States. Leona co-founded and works with Haul No! (, Radiation Monitoring Project (, and Nuclear Issues Study Group ( She also contributes to the international initiative Don’t Nuke The Climate ( which addresses nuclear energy as a global climate threat. Leona is from the Navajo Nation and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In the second segment, Tiokasin speaks with Andy Beck. Andy grew up in the town of Perth in Scotland, and after graduating from Edinburgh University spent the early part of his career working as a software tester and a Technical Writer in several software houses and financial firms. Andy is also a lifelong musician who sang in choirs and played classical violin in school orchestras before graduating to playing keyboards in several rock bands. He currently enjoys teaching himself to play guitar. Growing up in a small town situated within striking distance of the great outdoors has given Andy a keen interest in ecology and the natural world. He is a writer of fiction and recently finished a novel called “Arran,” which is an attempt to make sense of the age we live in — particular the ecological and climate crises — through the eyes of its five main characters. After moving about from place to place, including several years as an immigrant in Toronto, Canada, Andy is now back in his home town of Perth, Scotland.

Production Credits:

Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota), Host and Executive Producer

Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe), Producer

Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Studio Engineer and Audio Editor, WIOX 91.3 FM, Roxbury, NY

Music Selections:

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song)

Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters

CD: Tahi (1993)

Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand)

(00:00:44 )

3. Song Title: Begin Again

Artist: Nick Mulvey

EP: Begin Again

Label: Eel Pie Records

(00:24:35 )

3. Song Title: Sundancer 21

Artist: Eagle & Hawk

CD: Eagle & Hawk Liberty (2019)

Label: Rising Sun Productions

(00:58:26 )









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02/17/21 - Leona Morgan, Andy Beck

02/17/21 - Leona Morgan, Andy Beck

Tiokasin Ghosthorse