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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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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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CPB to fund a new Local Journalism Center in the Northwest

Our good friend Gavin Dahl passes along this news from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting:

Regional Collaborations to Counter Decline of Local Journalism

The CPB today announced funding for a major journalism initiative that will increase original local reporting capacity in seven regions around the country, and a planning project to develop an open information architecture to harness the collective power of the public media network...

In addition to [already-planned LJCs in the southwest, the plains, the upper midwest, upstate New York and central Florida], CPB will fund LJCs in the south and in the Northwest. CPB is currently accepting proposals from stations in these regions. These initial investments will expand local news capacity in these regions by an anticipated 50 new professional positions.

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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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