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Listen Up Northwest program 82: The Iraq Invasion - 7 Years On

Listen Up Northwest program 82: The Iraq Invasion 7 Years On

* An interview with leaders of several groups in the Pacific Northwest who are speaking out against the war in light of President Obama’s decision not to pull U.S. forces out of Iraq immediately. (Sonya Green, Voices of Diversity, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

Music by No Luck Club, Choklate, WD4D and DJ B-girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 81: Gender and the Workplace

Listen Up Northwest program 81: Gender and the Workplace

* This week, we take to the streets of Portland to ask people if they think certain jobs are gender specific. Then, we’ll hear the experiences of a Portland bus driver who transitioned to a woman. Finally, a look at how being transgendered influences earnings. (Jacob Anderson Minschall and Rebecca Nay, Gender Blender, KBOO - Portland, OR)

Music by Aaron English, Buttersprites and DJ B-Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 80: Small Scale Food Businesses in BC

Listen Up Northwest program 80: Small Scale Food Businesses in BC

This week, we look at two local farming operations in British Columbia.

* Take a walk with “Seaweed Lady” Diane Bernard along the seashore to learn about harvesting seaweed off the coast of Vancouver Island. (Jonathan Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner, CJLY- Nelson, BC)

* Tour a small-scale organic dairy and hear about the challenges of running a sustainable farm and cheese making facility. (Jonathan Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner, CJLY- Nelson, BC)

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

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Listen Up Northwest program 79: The Bering Sea Climate Change Studies

Listen Up Northwest program 79: The Bering Sea Climate Change Studies

* Sail aboard the US ice breaker Healy with a crew of scientists investigating climate change in the Bering Sea. (Lisa Busch, Encounters North, KCAW - Sitka, AK)

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

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Listen Up Northwest program 78: Personal Expression

Listen Up Northwest program 78: Personal Expression

* Listen to an interview with a tattoo artist as she works with clients to bring their inner selves to the surface. (Julie Sabatier, Destination DIY - Portland, OR)

* An Alaska teen ponders the tattoo she'd like and what it may mean to her mom. (Ariel Gustafson, Alaska Teen Media Institute - Unalaska, AK)

* The Guerilla Girls take on the names of dead women artists and appear in public wearing gorilla masks. (Julie Sabatier, Destination DIY - Portland, OR)

Music by Prkr, Jason Leonard, Leviethan, Dillon and Richie Young DJ B-Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 77: Sports and Politics

Listen Up! Northwest program 77 Sports and Politics

* Dave Zirin speaks on the good and bad of organized sports. (Alex Smith, Radio Ecoshock, Vancouver, British Columbia)

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

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

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Listen Up Northwest program 76: Olympics

This week's Listen Up! Northwest takes a critical look at the Olympic Games and their effect on Vancouver and BC communities. Indigenous groups are protesting the construction of Olympic venues on unceded territory. Planned protests are running into strict message control exercised by Olympics organizers and the media. And the Vancouver Olympics will bring out the largest military and police presence on Canada's west coast since the end of the World War II. Some wonder what will happen to these security systems once the Olympics end. These stories and more this week on Listen Up! Northwest.

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Listen Up Northwest program 75: Biodynamic Farming

Listen Up! Northwest program 75 This week, we look at what happens when you kick organic farming up a notch to biodynamic farming.

* Karl Hann is a biodynamic farmer and egg producer in Abbotsford, BC. He explains his approach to farming in a holistic way. (Jonathan Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner, CJLY – Nelson, British Columbia)

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

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Listen Up Northwest program 74: Quality of Life in Schools

Listen Up! Northwest program 74 This week we look at how arts, music and strategic thinking transform the lives of students and teachers alike.

* The Young Playwrights Program and Festival gives youth the chance to write plays and see their work performed. Learn more about the youth and educators behind its recent season. (Yuko Kodama, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

* Garfield High School's jazz program wins national competitions and has performed at Lincoln Center. Director Clarence Acox speaks about what makes it beat. (Elaine Hayes and Yuko Kodama, KBCS Seattle, WA)

* The Village Free School in Portland offers a program where students create their own curriculum and may even be involved in the contracts with their educators. Julie Sabatier takes you to meet the educators and students at the school. (Julie Sabatier, Destination DIY, Portland, OR)

Music by Blue Scholars, Garfield High School Jazz Band, Andy Combs and DJ B-Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block.

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Listen Up Northwest program: Queer Youth

RTM note: We present an encore presentation of a program originally aired in 2008. We're taking a break to get ready for our next season of shows. We'll be back with new shows at the end of January.

Listen Up! Northwest program 32 features stories shared by youth about their experiences growing up gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT).

* An audio collage eulogy of people in GLBT communities throughout the world who were victims of hate crimes. (Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson Minschall, Portland OR)

* Queer youth talk about their experiences coming out at school and at home, and the issues faced by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. (Joaquin Uy, Seattle WA)

Music by Northwest artist DJ B-girl

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Listen Up! NW is produced by Yuko Kodama at KBCS for Reclaim the Media, and distributed by the Northwest Community Radio Network.

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