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

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