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Listen Up Northwest program 13: Trash, Waste and Stuff

Listen Up! Northwest Program 13 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)

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Listen Up Northwest program 12: Media

Listen Up! Northwest Program 12 features stories on the media, and its role in our community and our democracy.

Segments include:

* High school girls discuss negative women's images in the media and learn how to make film to break down stereotypes. (Reel Grrls, Seattle)
* Canadian Parliament is discussing a new media and digital rights bill this fall. (Charlotte Bourne, CJSF-Burnaby, BC)
* The ACLU of Washington is tracking the intersection of technology and civil rights. (Peter Marshall, KBCS-Seattle)
* Adrian Valladares Carranza speaks to the FCC about the importance of media for his Oregon community of immigrant farmworkers (KBCS Public Affairs Team, Seattle)
* A demonstrator in the 1999 WTO protests shares his exposure to media coverage of the event (Jill Bolduc, KBCS-Seattle)
* Michael Franti gives commentary on the importance of communities "becoming the media". (Reclaim the Media)

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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.

Listen Up Northwest program 11: Cycling

Listen Up! Northwest Program 11 features stories on cycling and safety. Segments include:

* A bicycle commuting newbie shares her audio diary of her frist two weeks on the road. (Julie Sabatier, Destination DIY-Portland)
* A bicycle advocate and mom shares how she teaches her children to ride their two wheels on the streets safely. (Wes Brain, KSKQ-Ashland)
* A fight broke out at Seattle's Critical Mass last month which resulted in injuries and damaged personal property. Some in Seattle discuss what happened and what the increasing tensions between Bicylists and drivers may mean. (Tara Hayes, KBCS-Bellevue/Seattle)
* John Pucher, professor of public policy at Rutgers University spoke at Simon Frasier university in British Columbia. He speaks about how policies can affect bicycle safety in our cities (Redeye Radio Cooperative, CFRO-Vancouver, BC)
* The Portland Bicycle Ensemble plays instruments which happen to be their transportation mode of choice. (Portland Bike Ensemble-Portland)

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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.

Listen Up Northwest program 10 ("Wildlife")

Listen Up! Northwest Program 10 features stories on our region's wildlife. Segments include:

* Nature writer Richard Nelson is our guide on the Arctic Coast as we share the ice with 13 polar bears feasting on whale carcasses. (Lisa Busch, KCAW-Sitka)
* Alaskan Native Larry Merculieff has spent half his life in the Pribilov Islands. He explains how wildlife and humans in Northern Alaska are feeling the effects of global warming now. (Robin Carneen, KSVR-Mt Vernon)

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Listen Up Northwest - Program Nine ("Japanese American Experience")

Listen Up! Northwest Program 9 features stories on our region's Japanese American experience before and after World War II. Segments include:

* A Japanese American elder shares an account of her family's experiences through the internment and how the events have affected her (Sandi Billings, KRFP-Moscow)
* A poem on how one remembers an internment camp though he was an infant (Larry Matsuda, Seattle)
* Japanese American communities throughout our region celebrate the Obon. (Yuko Kodama, KBCS-Seattle)

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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.

Listen Up Northwest - Program Eight ("Arts Bring Us Together")

Listen Up! Northwest Program 8 features stories on how art brings us together. Segments include:

* Elders in Seattle who were part of the swing dance movement during the Harlem renaissance continue their passion in Seattle (Sallie Bodie, KBCS-Seattle)
* Anchorage unveils a sculpture that commemorates the history of civil rights in Alaska (Len Anderson, KSKA-Anchorage)
* A group of people with disabilities in Eugene, Oregon use theater arts to speak out on accessability issues (Julie Sabatier, Destination DIY-Portland)
* Refugees who have made the northwest their home share their arts with the community (Donald Giesen, KBCS-Seattle)
* A group of high school students in Washington who have experienced war, read their poems about war's repercussions (Merna Ann Hecht, KBCS-Seattle)

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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.

Listen Up Northwest - Program Seven ("Small-Scale Farming")

Listen Up! Northwest Program 7 presents stories of small scale farming in our region -- the benefits and the challenges. Segments include:

* What should one think about when going into small scale farming? Some thoughts from one of our region's farmers. (Jonathan Steinman, Kootenay Coop Radio)
* A discussion about the challenges faced by local farms who want to convert from conventional to organic farming (Tom Allen, KBCS-Seattle)
* Small scale farms are asking for policy changes to cope with the increased flooding in Washington (Martha Baskin, Green Acre Radio)
* Customers at a Nelson, BC cooperative wrote letters of support to their local farmer. Find out how this started (Jonathan Steinman, Kootenay Coop Radio)

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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.

Listen Up Northwest - Program Six ("International Stories")

Listen Up! Northwest Program 6 presents stories from around the world brought home by northwest radialistas. Segments include:

* South Ethiopian women who travel miles to fetch water each day (Jessica Partnow, Common Language Project-Washington)
* The orphan crisis in Uganda (Tom Herriman, KBCS-Seattle)
* The impacts of the US military efforts on women and children in Afghanistan (Martha Baskin, KBCS-Seattle)
* A Cambodian artist whose music literally saved his life in under the Pol Pot regime (Dmae Roberts, Crossing East-Portland)

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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 - Program Five ("Food")

Listen Up! Northwest Program 5 takes a look at food: growing it, eating it and thinking about its role in our region's past and future. Segments include:

* The western diet as a form of European colonization (Jonathan Steinman, Kootenay Coop Radio-Nelson, British Columbia)
* Seattle Mien community takes over public land for farming (Martha Baskin, KBCS-Seattle)
* The seed saving movement (Tom Allen, KBCS-Seattle)
* Backyard Chickening (Bucky Buckaw, Radio Boise)

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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 - Program Four ("Systemic 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, British Columbia, Washingon, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.

Listen Up! Northwest Program 4 features NW people making changes to some of our most basic governing and social service systems. Segments include:

• Communities proposing changes to Spokane's city charter (Brad Reed, KYRS-Spokane)
• Alternative healthcare for homeless and low-income communities (Lisa Farino, KBCS-Seattle)
• An exonerated former prisoner talks about the Innocence Project (Joaquin Uy, KBCS-Seattle)
• Encouraging sustainable DIY home-building practices by addressing Portland land use policies (Magnus Fleming, KBOO-Portland)

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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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