04/22/2020 MinneCulture Presents

MinneCulture Presents
April 22, 2020

DJs: Micah Whetstone


On the Deck of the Rainbow Warrior from the Greenpeace Podcast
The Rainbow Warrior is an undisputed icon; synonymous with breaking boundaries and fearless campaigning. In July 1985, the original Rainbow Warrior was sunk after explosives were attached to her hull. One crew member was killed. Greenpeace did not stop their activism at sea however, and the French government eventually took responsibility for the attack. We’ll hear how their current ship, Rainbow Warrior III, which  launched in 2011, is a sustainability green dream.

Water Is Wide from Everything is Stories
For over 30 years, Peter Willcox has been a sea captain for Greenpeace, an organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems. Willcox helps international campaigns against whaling, anti-nuclear activities, and global warming. We will learn of his experiences growing up in an activist family, his first protest at sea, being attacked by the French government, and being jailed in Russia. He also shares the history of the Rainbow Warrior, the famous Greenpeace vessel that continues to sail today.