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.

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