This Week's Program: Sunday, June 26, 2022


Michaeleen Doucleff, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller "Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About Raising Children" (Simon and Schuster, 2021). The book describes a way of raising helpful and confident children, which moms and dads have turned to for millennia. It also explains how American families can incorporate this approach into their busy lives. Michaeleen wrote the book after traveling to three continents with her 3-year-old daughter, Rosy. Maya, Inuit, and Hadzabe families showed her how to tame tantrums, motivate kids to be helpful, and build children’s confidence and self-sufficiency. Michaeleen is also a global health correspondent for NPR’s Science Desk, where she reports about disease outbreaks and children’s health. More about Michaeleen at

William Iggiagruk Hensley (Iñupiaq) is the author of "Fifty Miles from Tomorrow: A Memoir of Alaska and the Real People” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009). It is a stirring memoir of his childhood among the Iñupiaq people in Alaska, and his lifelong crusade, including a stint in Congress, to protect their culture and way of life. William brilliantly portrays how the lessons he learned in childhood, battling the wilderness of Alaska without many basic necessities, helped him as an adult to battle the hardships of political corruption and deceit in order to preserve his heritage In 1971, after years of William's tireless lobbying, the U.S. conveyed 44 million acres and earmarked nearly $1 billion for use by Alaska Native peoples. This is the inspiring true story of one man's quest to preserve and defend his people's "Ilitqusiat" — or Native Spirit.