“Pickin’ for Progress” is hosted by Joe Troop, the frontman of "latingrass" sensation Che Apalache. Through the summer and this fall, Joe will be rambling across the state of NC illuminating important progressive voices, sharing songs and having conversations. Videos will go up every Wednesday on VoteNC.org leading up to the elections on November 3rd. Episode 9 features Myrtle Driver Johnson and Tohisgi Climbingbear. Myrtle is a native Cherokee speaker, translator, interpreter and educator. Her grandson Tohisgi is an adult learner of the language and budding m
usician. They are involved in language revitalization efforts on their reservation, the Qualla Boundary in Western North Carolina.