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Listen Up Northwest Program 97: Bullying in Schools

* This week, we feature people dealing with bullying in schools.

Hear the experiences of a high school student who had been a victim of bullying and two of the people who are working to eliminate it from schools. (Theryn Kigvamasuvasti, Voices of Diversity, KBCS - Bellevue/Seattle, WA)

Kathy Fall, a librarian at two Mount Vernon schools talks about how school administration may unknowingly fuel the act of bullying. (Dave McConnell, Speak Up! Speak Out!, KSVR - Mt Vernon, WA)

Alberta Canada passed anti-bullying legislation in 2003. Weâll listen to how it works and the experiences of a long-time victim. (Christian Durrand, Directions, CJSR - Edmonton, Alberta)

Music by No Luck Club and DJ B Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama

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Listen Up Northwest Program 96: Indigenous Groups Represent: US Social Forum 2010

Listen Up Northwest program 96: Indigenous Groups Represent: US Social Forum 2010

* This week, we listen to interviews of indigenous activists who attended the United States Social Forum in Detroit in June. Guests include Alberto Salamando (International Indigenous Treaty Council), Jose Matus (Indigenous Alliance Without Borders), Linda Cypret Kilbourne, (Michigan coalition against racism in sports and media), Ole Lake (Alaska’s Big Village Network), and Adam Thomas (Sea to Sands Conservation Alliance). (Twa Le Abrahamson, Inner Tribal Beat, KYRS- Spokane, WA)

Music by Electron Love Theory, Prkr, Correspondents and DJ B Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama

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Listen Up Northwest Program 95: Aging

Listen Up Northwest program 95: Aging

* Hear how one Seattle agency helps train older immigrants for jobs. (Irene Noguchi, One World Report, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

* Listen to one Alaska grandmother’s experience taking on full time parenting for her two adopted grandsons. (Rebecca Sheir, Alaska Public Radio Network – Anchorage, AK)

* Consider the important differences in providing healthcare and services for gay and lesbian seniors. (Lisa Moore, Redeye Cooperative Radio, CFRO - Vancouver, BC)

Music by Electron Love Theory, Byron Au Yong and Daniel Anderson DJ B Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama

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Listen Up Northwest Program 94: Michelle Alexander

Listen Up Northwest program 94: Michelle Alexander

* Hear an interview with a legal scholar and the author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The book makes the case that the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary form of racial control. (Linda olson Osterlund, A Deeper Look, KBOO - Portland, OR)

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

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Listen Up Northwest Program 93: Vancouver Island First Nations Youth and Food Traditions

Listen Up Northwest program 93: Vancouver Island First Nations Youth and Food Traditions

* Listen to stories and perspectives on native food traditions as told by a group of First Nations Youth of Vancouver Island. (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 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: Waste!

RTM note: Yuko Kodama is out sick this week, so we're presenting an encore presentation of a program originally aired in 2009. New episodes of Listen Up! Northwest will return next week!

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

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