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Listen Up Northwest program 92: Protest for Social Change

Listen Up Northwest program 92: Protest for Social Change

This week, we look at some creative methods of protest for social change.

* Hear segments of an interview with Yes Man Mike Bonnano talking about the 2009 Yes Men Change the World movie. The Yes Men are known for their impersonations of corporate elites, even on national television. Hear how they pull it off. (Linda Olson-Osterlund, A Deeper Look, KBOO - Portland, OR)

* Listen to a story on the Raging Grannies, women between the ages of 50 to 90 who use songs and street theater to shine the spotlight on issues they care passionately about.  (Catherine Girardeau, - San Francisco, CA)

Music by Aja West and the Mackrosoft and DJ B Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama

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Listen Up Northwest Program 91: Northwest People And Their Craft

Listen Up Northwest program 91: Northwest People And Their Craft

This week, we look at the craft of some people in our community.

* Jim Moore has been a commercial fisherman in Alaska for 34 years. He talks about his job and why he enjoys it. (Ed Mays, Insight Passage Productions - Haines, AK)

* Pendleton Oregon is home to one of the finest saddle makers in the country. We visit the person behind renowned Hanley saddles. (Anna King, Northwest News Network - Richland, WA)

* Ramon Cortez is one of the only Quinceanera coaches in the state of Alaska. We go along with him to experience one of these unique celebrations. (Rebecca Sheir, WAMU Washington D.C.)

* Ned Batchelder bands hummingbirds so scientists can track them. In this piece, we hear what it’s like to work with hummingbirds. (Anna King, Northwest News Network - Richland, WA)

* Listen to, rather than see, the sounds of the northern lights in Alberta, Canada (Barrett Golding, Hearing Voices - Bozeman, MT)

Music by The Correspondents, Parker, Blue Scholars, Byron Au Yong and DJ B Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama

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Listen Up Northwest Program 90: Vancouver Island Honeybee Hives in Crisis

Listen to the possible cause and effect of honeybee hive collapses this past winter on Vancouver Island. Includes an interview with the provincial apiculturist and a honeybee farmer. (Jonathan Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner, CJLY, Nelson, BC)

Music by DJ B-Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest Program 89: Foster Families

We listen to experiences of those in our region who have gone through the foster care system, a foster parent and people who work to help youth in foster care (Sonya Green, Voices of Diversity, KBCS, Seattle, WA)
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Listen Up Northwest Program 88: Digital Justice

This week, we dig into the national debate over "open Internet" policies and network neutrality. How are communiity needs for fair access being met by today's Internet providers? What changes need to be made to achieve true digital justice?

Segments include an interview on Net Neutrality and and how it impacts our daily use of the internet (Sonya Green, Voices of Diversity, KBCS, Seattle, WA)

Perspectives from people in our community with a message to the FCC regarding open internet (Jacob Galfano, KBCS, Seattle, WA).

Music by The Correspondents, Prkr and DJ B-Girl Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest Program 87: Our Culture and Climate Change

Listen Up Northwest program 87: Our Culture and Climate Change

This week, we look at how our cultural values are inherently linked to climate change.

* Author Colin Beavan chronicled his year long, green lifestyle change to see what it was like to live a no impact life. He and his family turned off the power, didn't use motorized transportation or produce trash, and only ate food produced within 250 miles from their 9th floor apartment in New York City. (Linda Olson Osterlund, A Deeper Look, KBOO, Portland, OR)

* British journalist, author environmentalist and co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project, Paul Kingsnorth talks about our cultural values and its inherent link with climate change. (Alex Smith, Ecoshock Radio, Vancouver, BC)

Music by The Correspondents, Prkr and DJ B-Girl Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest Program 86: Women Then and Now

Listen Up Northwest program 86: Women Then and Now

This week, we look at some of the women who fought hard for women's rights and how women's roles continue to evolve.

* Anne Marie Roke brings us a new take on the suffragettes. (Anne Maria Roke, Yinradio, KRFP, Moscow, ID)

* Jessica Hawkinson fights fires side-by-side with her father and brothers. She shares her unique perspective about working on the line. (Sandi Billings, Yinradio, KRFP, Moscow, ID)

* Dmae Roberts spent a week at a girls' rock and roll camp and brings us an audio collage of the activities. (Dmae Roberts, Studio 360, Portland, OR)

Music by Choklate, WD4D, the Buttersprites, Canary Sing and DJ B Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama

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Listen Up Northwest program 85: Green Collar Jobs

Listen Up Northwest program 85: Green Collar Jobs

When President Barack Obama took office, he touted "Green Jobs" as a way for the U.S. to create more employment opportunities while simultaneously making businesses, homes and the national electrical grid more energy efficient. We look at how the "greening of jobs" is going in the Northwest.

* We revisit Van Jones' testimony before a Congressional committee on energy independence and global warming. (Alex Smith, Radio Ecoshock, - Vancouver, BC)

* We check in on Washington State efforts to ensure that green job opportunities benefit those who need them the most. (Martha Baskin, Green Acre Radio, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

* Green job advocates in Portland are working to make sure that green jobs go to women, minorities, immigrants and youth. (Khanh Pham, Andrew Stelzer and Tena Rubio, Making Contact, National Radio Project – San Francisco, CAi>)

Music by Daniel Anderson, DJ Sabzi, Mako,Aiko Shimada and DJ B-girl. Copy editor: Jonathan Lawson. Host/Producer: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 84: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Listen Up Northwest program 84: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

This week we consider what soldiers and their families go through after they come home from war.

* Evan Kanter, a Washington physician, explains post traumatic stress disorder. (Mike McCormick, Mind Over Matters, KEXP - Seattle, WA)

* Richard Lawson is a war veteran who turned to his uniforms as a canvas for expressing his complex emotions after his service. (Carina Del Rosario, Listen Up, Northwest - Seattle, WA)

* When our soldiers go to war, the families are affected as well. Listen to the poems written by one spouse of a soldier in service. (Sandi Billings, Yin Radio – Moscow, ID)

Music by Blue Cranes, Aaron English, No Luck Club and DJ B-girl. Copy editor: Joaquin Uy. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 83: Sports in Our Communities

Listen Up Northwest program 83: Sports in Our Communities

This week we look at some unusual local competitions and discuss the impact of sports on our communities.

* Listen in on a roller derby practice session in Idaho. (Castle Wood, Vox, Radio Boise - Boise, ID)

* Popular only a few years ago, some would love to revive the sport of Rollo, which is polo played by adults on kiddie bicycles. (Nathan Friend and Brad Iverson Long, Voxpod, KUOW - Seattle, WA)

* To a team of African refugees, soccer is more than just a game. It’s a chance to heal. (Sadie Babits, World Vision Report – Boise, ID)

* An interview with Wakim Allah, a coach in Seattle's inner city, about what being involved in sports means to children in his community. (Logic Amen, Speak On It, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

* Logic Amen's commentary about sports and social justice . (Logic Amen, Speak On It, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

Music by Electron Love Theory, The Correspondents and DJ B-girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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