International Voices with Udo Fluck
In Spring 2020, we inaugurated International Voices with Udo Fluck, a monthly 30-minute podcast. 10 additional podcasts are scheduled for 2020 and will be published the first Thursday of every month starting in February. They will feature a special conversational guest and inform the listening audience about upcoming new, as well as established international programming events, activities, and collaborations about “all things cultural and global” in the Garden City.
The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the policy, position, views, and opinions of Arts Missoula and Global and Cultural Affairs. Any content provided by our podcast guests are their opinions and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
Annita Lucchesi, founding Executive Director of the Sovereign Bodies Institute, started the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls movement. This dialogue is being presented by two women with Indigenous heritage. The guest host for this special edition of International Voices, is Michelle Guzman, the Director of American Indian Student Services at the University of Montana, and Global & Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee Member.
Honoring Women’s History Month, Udo is joined by Melissa Kilby, from Girl Up headquarters in Washington D.C., to discuss the global efforts in transforming a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change, following the motto:” When girls rise, we all rise!”.
In this first podcast of 2021, Udo virtually travels to Missoula’s sister city Palmerston North in New Zealand to have a conversation discussing the idea of democracy itself, what strengthens and weakens democracy and how the concept of democracy relates to indigenous communities, like Chief Te Awe Awe’s tribal family, which has an 800-year history. Recording with captions available here.
In this last episode of 2020, Udo talks with Ulrich Kamp, a glaciologist with an interest in environmental studies and climate change, who has researched and taught at the University of Montana and currently researches and teaches at the University of Michigan in Dearborn. Their conversation focuses on climate change and its impact on societies and cultures, among other talking points. Recording with Captions available here.
Udo Fluck visits with Brigitta Miranda-Freer, Executive Director of the Montana World Trade Center (MWTC) and Director of operations for the Montana Technology Enterprise Center (MonTec) and how the MWTC assists small and medium-sized businesses across Montana and how the MWTC and MonTec connect and collaborate. Recording with captions available here.
Udo Fluck visits with Chris Hyslop, Executive Director of the Montana World Affairs Council, about the mission, programming, achievements, future goals, and relevance of the MWAC, especially regarding the importance of MWAC’s motto: “Bringing the World to Montana and Montana to the World”, during an international health crisis. Recording with captions available soon. Recording with captions available here.
The monthly podcast International Voices is made possible through the generous support of Park Side Credit Union in Missoula. Arts Missoula is a proud member of the 2020 Park Side Partner Program.
The interviews are posted below on Spotify.