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Items concerning the Northwest Community Radio Network

Listen Up! Northwest program 69: There's No Place Like Home

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 to poems written by a number of high school students at Foster High School
(Merna Ann Hecht - KBCS/Jackstraw Productions, Seattle, WA)

Guy Hand, a writer in Idaho discovered that the sagebrush of his hometown kept beckoning him back when he was away.
(Guy Hand - Boise ID)

Lacy Roberts, a native of Montana is taken by what the culture she grew up in means to her after taking residence on the East coast
(Lacey Roberts - Ladies Village Improvement Society, Providence, RI)

A group of Somali-Buntu refugees near Boise, Idaho farm the soil and try to recreate the landscape and the lifestyle they left behind. (Sadie Babits, World Vision Report - Boise, ID)

Music by DJ B-Girl and Vunt Foom. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Guest Producer: Emily Eagle. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 68: Biotechnology

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 to both sides of the genetically modified foods debate between conservative agribusiness and anti-GMO advocates. (Jonathan Steinman, CJLY – Nelson, BC)

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

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Listen Up Northwest program 67: Water

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 dives into the waterways of our region. In Washington and British Columbia, some people are using a new, collective name for the waters now known as the Strait of Georgia, Juan de Fuca Strait and Puget Sound. Salish Sea is the name created to honor the area's original inhabitants. The piece features Ode to the Salish Sea. (Paolo Pietropaolo, Vancouver)

Roger Muggli is the third generation Muggli to run the irrigation district near Miles City, Montana. During a 2007, he was forced to face some tough decisions (Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister, Long Haul Productions)

A look at what it takes to build bridges over the treacherous waters of Puget Sound (John Ryan, Seattle)

One man spends his nights with a microphone and a bunch of whales. No wonder he can identify them by song (Barrett Golding, Bozeman MT)

Discover the underwater sounds of bays and beaches around Gabriola Island (Darren Copeland and Andreas Kahre, Vancouver BC)

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

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Listen Up! Northwest program 66: Post-carbon transportation

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 speaks with energy experts Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl, authors of the book "Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight without Oil." The authors share their research and views on 'peak oil' and transportation. (Alex Smith, Radio Ecoshock, Vancouver)

Music by DJ B-Girl.

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Listen Up! Northwest program 65: Healthcare

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 takes a timely look at healthcare. In Salem, Oregon, an unlikely group of Northwest residents share their thoughts on healthcare coverage. (Clayton Morgareidge and Ivan Welty, Old Mole Variety Hour KBOO, Portland) Gender discrimination is often found in health insurance programs. Hear how women and transgender people struggle with the healthcare system (Laura Calvo and Jacob Anderson Minshall, Gender Blender KBOO, Portland) A look at why Canadians need to pay attention to healthcare reform in the United States (Redeye Cooperative Radio, CFRO, Vancouver) In the age of high tech, Eva Castellanos, a curandero in Nyssa, Oregon, uses massage, herbs, and prayer to help those who seek her healing. (Hal Cannon, Western Folklife Center)

Music by DJ B-Girl, Daniel Anderson, WD4D and Aaron English.

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Listen Up! Northwest program 64: the Slave Next Door

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 presents an interview with Kevin Bales of Free the Slaves, co-author of the Pulitzer prize-nominated book The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking in America Today. (Linda Olson Osterlund, A Deeper Look, KBOO Portland).

Music by DJ B-Girl.

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House panel approves Community Radio bill

Oct 15 UPDATE: The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the Local Community Radio Act on a voice vote; the bill is headed to the House floor. On Oct. 7, the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet has voted 15-1 to approve the bipartisan Local Community Radio Act. Now the bill heads to a full committee vote. The long-awaited bill (see our op-ed from last fall) would finally allow the nationwide expansion of noncommercial, community-based Low Power FM (LPFM) stations, run by community groups, schools and religious organizations. Read more for Prometheus Radio Project/RTM statement.

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Listen Up! Northwest program 63: The Hmong and the Secret War

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 hear the experiences of Hmong veterans who fought in the CIA's Secret War in Laos, and how the Hmong people arrived in the Pacific Northwest. (Joaquin Uy, Voices of Diversity, KBCS Seattle).

Music by DJ B-Girl and Outback.

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Fairbanks Open Radio seeks labor-of-love assistance

Up in Fairbanks, the applicants for a new full-power community radio license anticipate they'll soon get the goahead from the FCC; and will need some help getting off the ground. Here's their announcement seeking a stipended station coordinator...

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Listen Up! Northwest program 62: Wolves

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, nature writer Richard Nelson takes us to Denali National Park to observe gray wolves at the foot of Mount McKinley. (Lisa Bush, Encounters North, KCAW Sitka).

Music by DJ B-Girl and Outback.

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