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Listen Up Northwest: Spiritual headdress - the Hijab and the Sikh Turban

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 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.

In this edition of Listen Up! Northwest, we hear the perspectives and experiences of two Portland women who wear the Sikh turban and one who wears the hijab. (Linda Olson Osterlund, KBOO Portland, OR)

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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Listen Up Northwest: Changing our Environment

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 features stories about people's relationship with our environment.

Segments include:
* Native American or First Nations had managed and maintained the forests of the Northwest long before the white settlers arrived. One man strives to restore these practices in SW Oregon forests (Maria Gilardin, The Time of Useable Consciousness Radio)
* Forest Canopies are an important ecosystem which is often overlooked. We learn about how people began to studies these ecosystems more closely (Nag Champa and KAOS, Olympia, WA)
* The tar sands project in Alberta Canada is one of the largest capital projects in the world. The project extracts 1 million barrels of oil a year from its fragile environment for export to the US and Asia. (Mordecai Briemberg, CFRO Vancouver BC)
* What more fitting way to end this show than with a look at how we affect the environment after death. One Portland company specializes in assisting with "green burials" (Julie Sabatier, Destination DIY Portland)

Music by Blue Cranes, Daniel Anderson, Blue Scholars and DJ B-Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up! Northwest: Trash, Waste and Stuff

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 features stories about people's relationship with our environment.! This week, Listen Up! Northwest dives into stories on trash, garbage, waste and "stuff."

Segments include:

* Marine researchers are finding that a lot of the world's plastic trash is collecting in a giant swath of sea 1,000 miles off of the west coast. (Don Wolfe, KBOO Portland)
* The Seattle City Council passed an initiative to charge for disposable bags in supermarkets - but the bag industry is fighting back. (Orli Cotel, Sierra Club Radio)
* What can you do with construction debris? Learn from a someone who's in the business of de-construction as opposed to demolition. (Ryan White, KBOO Portland)
* Don't let food that's perfectly edible go to waste. A look at food rescue (Martha Baskin, KBCS Seattle)
* Annie Leonard on the dubious correlation between stuff and happiness. (Daphne Wysham, Earthbeats)

Music by Aja West and the Mackrosoft, Blue Cranes, Daniel Anderson, and DJ B-Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 73: Elders

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.

We listen to stories about the elders who live among us.

David Greenberger interviewed seniors in the Northwest and created monologues based on his conversations. This piece is about the life of one elder from Oregon.
(David Greenberger, Duplex Planet - Saratoga, NY)

Hear how octogenarian Virginia Beavert is working on her doctorate at University of Oregon while passing on the stories and language of her tribe to the next generation.
(Rachael McDonald, KLCC - Eugene, OR)

A parent imparts a subtle gift to his son hoping to improve his son’s ability to survive World War II. (Yuko Kodama, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now tells a personal story about her mother's passing
(Yuko Kodama, Reclaim the Media - Seattle, WA)

Music by Blue Cranes, the Correspondents and DJ B-Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 72: WTO Plus Ten Years

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.

We take a look at Seattle’s WTO demonstrations, 10 years on. We look at Lessons learned and how the protest influenced social movements today.

Jill Friedberg produced a series of features on how the WTO has changed our ideas about world trade policy and its lasting influence on the culture of social movements.
(Jill Friedberg, KBCS - Seattle, WA)

We feature an interview with author Rebecca Solnit about the media’s influence on the perception of demonstrations.
(Peter Hart, Counterspin, New York, NY)

Music by Prkr, The Background Front, WD4D and DJ B Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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A Week of Seattle WTO commemorations at KBCS

KBCS is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Seattle WTO protests with a week of radio specials. Be sure to check them out:

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Listen Up Northwest program 71: Electric Cars and Afluenza

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 our addiction to lush lifestyles and then at what life might be like with an electric vehicle.

Paul Scott is a co-founder of Plug-In-America and Chairperson of the Electrical Vehicle Association of California, and proud owner of a solar panel powered Toyota Rav 4. He never buys gas nor changes the oil. Hear what it’s like to go 63,000 miles in 6 years without a breakdown.
(Sue Supriano, Steppin' Out of Babylon - Eugene, OR)

Dr. Bruce Alexander talks about how our culture's addiction to our decadent lifestyles is affecting our climate.
(Alex Smith, Radio Ecoshock- Vancouver, BC)

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

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Listen Up! Northwest program 70: Transportation Alternatives

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 issues around transportation alternatives in our region

A deeply discounted public transit program offered by Translink of Metro Vancouver may be changing the transportation choices of students after they graduate.
(Redeye Radio, CFRO, Vancouver, BC)

A commitment to bicycling as a transportation alternative leads to some innovative businesses in Vancouver.
(Jonathan Steinman, CJLY, Nelson, BC)

We look at how communities cope with fatalities brought on by bicycle and automobile collisions on Portland's city streets.
(Mark Saldana, St Paul, MN)

Listen to a sound collage of an impromptu carnival aboard a Puget Sound ferry. (Emily Eagle, Seattle, WA)

We bring you sounds of the new Seattle light rail.
(Catherine Spangler, Seattle, WA)

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

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Amy Goodman in Seattle Nov 27

On Friday, Nov 27, KBCS and Reclaim the Media present Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, celebrating an expanding world of grassroots community journalism. The event, a benefit for KBCS Community Radio, will be held at Town Hall Seattle starting at 7pm. For tickets and more info, visit KBCS online.

UPDATE: Audio and video available.

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Senate Committee Approves Low Power FM

The Senate Commerce Committee added its approval this morning to the Local Community Radio Act, passing the bill on a unanimous voice vote. The measure, introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell, would allow thousands of new Low Power FM radio stations to launch across the country. With the House companion bill also moving forward definitively, community radio advocates are highly optimistic about success this year.

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