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Listen Up Northwest program 61: Alaska youth

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This week, Listen Up! Northwest looks at issues facing young people growing up in Alaska, with several pieces from the Alaska Teen Media Institute in Anchorage. A high school senior goes on a quest to find out what love is (Cooper Galvin); Explore how some teens view marriage right out of school. (Helen Fleming); Take a look at the social life of teens on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs(Kathryn Petros); The whats and whys of teen drinking from the ones who do it (Chris Frenier); Teens talk about the silly house rules set by their parents (Barbara Nave).

Music by DJ B-Girl, Blue Scholars and the Buttersprites.

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Listen Up! Northwest program 60: Journalism

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This week, we look at how journalism is affected by business and politics and the challenges that journalists face to do their job well.

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now talks about our right to quality journalism and the journalist’s right to conduct investigative reporting. (Gavin Dahl, Radio Boise).

Karen Dorne Steele, award winning investigative reporter for the Spokesman Review, reflects on her career and the current state of local journalism. (Tim Connor, KYRS Spokane)

A Portland Youth shares why he thinks local commercial news sucks (Ben Hyde, KBOO Portland)

Music by Northwest artists DJ B-Girl and WD4D.

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KSER responds to destruction of KRKO towers

A statement from Bruce Wirth, General Manager at KSER in Everett, regarding the recent destruction of 2 of KRKO's broadcast towers:

We at KSER are shocked and troubled by the recent acts of destruction visited on our fellow Everett broadcaster, KRKO. While KSER understands the concerns of residents in the community surrounding KRKO's towers, acts of violence do not constitute a legitimate approach to expressing those concerns or defending their interests.

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Listen Up! Northwest program 59: Global economics and climate change

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This week's program takes several looks at the impact of global economics on climate change.

Doctor David Suzuki of British Columbia compares the "eco" in ecology and economics. (Scott Powell, Amanda Bellerby and Jasmine Williams, If You Love This Planet)

A Greenpeace co-founder talks about what we can do to help stop climate change. (Maggie Hughes, The Other Side - of the News, Toronto, Ontario)

Tzeporah Berman has strong roots in defending forests, but now she's taken her fight to climate change. (Alex Smith, Radio Ecoshock, Burnaby, BC).

Music by Northwest artists, DJ B-girl, Aaron English and Byron Au Young.

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Listen Up! Northwest program 58: Waste

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

On this week's show: Taking out the trash is nothing like it was fifty years ago. Hear Heather Rogers, who's made a study of it, tell it like it is today. (Mike McCormick, Mind Over Matters, KEXP Seattle)

The Re-Store puts a new spin on the old practice of demolition to restoration in Bellingham and Seattle, Washington. (Karen Erickson, Seein' Green, KSER Everett)

Flushing expired medications down the toilet is bad for the environment. Find out why and how to dispose of them safely. (Karen Erickson, Seein' Green, KSER Everett)

Oil is dripping into our oceans and having a negative effect on the food we eat. And it's not just from oil tankers. (Martha Baskin, Green Acre Radio, KBCS Bellevue/Seattle)

Music by DJ B-Girl, No Luck Club and Aja West and the Mackrosoft.

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Listen Up! Northwest: Media Diversity

RTM note: With producer Yuko Kodama on vacation, we present an encore presentation of a program originally aired in 2008. New episodes of Listen Up! Northwest will return next week! This week, Listen Up! Northwest features stories about the need for more diversity in our media.

Segments include:
* Youth are looking critically at the media and many are not happy with how they are portrayed in the media. Listen to voices of Washington youth speak about what they would like to see and how they would like to change media representation. (Sami Muilenburg, Seattle, WA)
* An interview with Joe Torres, lobbyist for Freepress who speaks about the need for a critical mass of minority voices in our media landscape. (Gavin Dahl, Boise ID)
* KPCN is the only union owned radio station in the Northwest. We listen to the president of Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United speak about how they planned to use their airwaves. (Sue Supriano, Eugene, OR)

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Listen Up! Northwest: Life behind bars

RTM note: With producer Yuko Kodama on vacation, we present an encore presentation of a program originally aired in 2008.

This week, Listen Up! Northwest explores life behind bars in the Northwest.

Segments include:
* One young woman navigates life with an absent dad and a mom in prison. (Sandi Billings, KRFP Moscow, ID)
* An inmate's mother discusses the latest Oregon ballot measures regarding prisons. (Ruth Kovacs, KBOO Portland)
* The racial disparity in prisons in Oregon and nationwide. (Carlos Chavez, KBOO Portland)
* An ICE spokesperson looks at the legal rights of undocumented immigrants (Patrick Kilpatrick and Linda Olson-Osterlund, KBOO Portland)
* A Commentary on some ways that the police and media can help lessen police
brutality incidents (Logic Amen, KBCS Seattle)

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Listen Up Northwest program 57: Hate crimes

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This week, a special feature on hate crimes in Seattle and what some are doing to stop the rising trend (Rosette Royale and Callie Shanafelt, KBCS, Seattle).

Music by Northwest artist DJ B-Girl.

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Listen Up Northwest program 56: Prison farms

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

This week, a special edition on the closure of prison farms in Alberta and other Canadian provinces (Jonathan Steinman, Nelson B.C - CJLY Kootenay Coop Radio)

Music by DJ B-Girl and Adam Shaikh.

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Listen Up Northwest program 55: Considering Whiteness

Listen Up! Northwest is a collaboratively produced radio magazine featuring stories of communities in action throughout the Northwest. Each broadcast highlights the work of skilled community radio producers and artists from our region, including Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Listen Up! Northwest program 55 offers discussions about the meaning of whiteness as a race. (Callie Shanafelt, KBCS, Seattle)

What is cultural appropriation in contrast to cultural sharing? A discussion on how cultural lines can be crossed when one takes on artifacts of another culture. (Theryn Kigvamasudvashti, KBCS, Seattle)

There are serious gaps in proficiency and success between students of color and white students. We feature an interview of two people who are trying to close this gap through cultural work with white teachers (Esther "Little Dove" John, KBCS, Seattle)

Music by DJ B-Girl, DJ Sabzi, Mako and Aiko Shimada.

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