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eTown Time Capsule: The Lil Smokies / Jack Broadbent

This week on eTown, we’re headed back in time once more! This show from 2020 features tough-to-pin-down bluegrass-influenced band The Lil’ Smokies and English singer-songwriter Jack Broadbent. Nick also has a chat with a young indigenous climate activist Xiye Bastida.

The Lil Smokies

Jack Broadbent

Xiye Bastida

Xiye Bastida is a 21-year-old climate justice activist based in New York City. She is an organizer with Fridays For Future and the co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative, an international youth-led organization that focuses on highlighting the intersectionality of the climate crisis. Bastida was born in Mexico and was raised as part of the Otomi-Toltec Indigenous community. For the first climate strike in March 2019, she mobilized 600 students from her school and has taken a citywide leadership role in organizing climate strikes. Bastida was the recipient of the 2018 UN Spirit Award and currently attends the University of Pennsylvania.