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Listen Up Northwest program 23: Education and Learning

Listen Up! Northwest program 23 features stories about educational institutions and approaches to learning.

Segments include:
* Trends show that universities are entering into more research contracts with private corporations for funding. Find out how this impacts many decisions we make and affect the quality of education for undergraduate students (Sue Supriano, Eugene OR)
* Unschooling is a movement in response to the structured style of mainstream schooling in North America. We listen to how one young woman decided to “unschool” herself at the age of fifteen. (Julie Sabatier, Portland, OR)
* Most schools focus on math and language arts, but some people have other interests and approaches to learning. The Seattle Vocational Institute offers a program that teaches trade skills and a second chance to those who may have not finished high school. (Katie Arrants, Seattle, WA)

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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 22: Changing our Environment

Listen Up! Northwest program 22 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 Tme 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 Aja West and the Mackrosoft, Electron Love Theory and DJ B-Girl. Copy editor: Robbin Block. Host: Yuko Kodama.

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Listen Up Northwest program 21: War

Listen Up! Northwest program 21 features stories about war.

Segments include:
* A New York Times war correspondent for Iraq and Afghanistan shares his first hand accounts of war (Alex Smith, Ecoshock Radio Burnaby)
* An Iraq war veteran shares his experience with post traumatic stress disorder after returning home (Callie Shanafelt and Kim Rodman, KBCS Seattle)
* Some Canadians are supporting American war resistors by taking policy up with their government and legal systems. (Mordecai Briemberg, CFRO Vancouver BC)
* A GI resistor from the Vietnam war talks about the strength of the GI resistors movement during the 60's and today (Geov Parrish and Esther "Little Dove" John, KBCS Seattle)
* Jessica Partnow shares her accounts of the emotional ups and downs of civilian anti-war protests (Jessica Partnow, Common Language Project Seattle)

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Listen Up Northwest program 20: Civil rights

Listen Up! Northwest program 20 features stories about the civil rights struggle in the Northwest.

Segments include:
* Billie Holliday's "Strange Fruit" addressed southern racial violence decades before the civil rights activities of the 50s and 60s. (Yuko Kodama, KBCS Seattle)
* The co-founder of the Seattle Black Panther Party describes the local impact of Martin Luther King's assassination. (Oneda Harris, KBCS Seattle)
* The largest student walkout in the history of the US took place in Los Angeles, suppported by the Brown Berets. Listen to an interview with one of the founders of this organization (Carlos Chavez, KBOO Portland)
* A Portland artist tackles issues of racism and reparations through innovative street performance (damali ayo and Dmae Roberts, Portland)

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Listen Up Northwest program 19: Wildlife and people

Listen Up! Northwest program 19 features stories about wildlife and people.

Segments include:
* We spend an afternoon watching a Black Bear feasting on salmon in the Alaskan wilderness and listening to how the Koyukan tribes regard this powerful creature.(Lisa Busch, Encounters Sitka)
* Michio Hoshino was a famous wildlife photographer who brought light to the ties between the Alaskan tribes and people of Northern Japan. Find out more about this man whose totem was the bear. (Ann Kaiser, Sitka)
* Wolves were reintroduced to Idaho in 1995. Their presence has caused heated controversy among ranchers, hunters and environmentalists. Will Boyd speaks with one who has been frontlines of working with wolves (Will Boyd, KRFP Moscow)
* While wolves were reintroduced to Idaho, wolves have migrated into Eastern Washington from British Columbia. This is the first wolf pack known in Washington since the 1930's. (Khalil Panni, 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 18: Families

Listen Up! Northwest program 18 features Northwest families.

Up! Northwest program 18 features Northwest families.

Segments include:
* Kevin Henry interviews fathers who talk about how their families have given them perspective after incarceration. (Callie Shanafelt, KBCS Seattle)
* We listen to the accounts of a Serbian mother and a young Ethiopian immigrant about how their families have settled in to live in the Northwest. (Logic Amen, KBCS Seattle)
* Lorraine Chisholm interviews a co-author of a report on the child apprehension system in Canada. (Redeye Coop Radio, CFRO Vancouver)
* One mother shares her story of fleeing an abusive relationship to Seattle where she learned the ropes of being a single mom. (Callie Shanafelt, KBCS Seattle)
* A commentary on how adults could learn a few lessons from their children. (Logic Amen, KBCS Seattle)

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Listen Up Northwest program 17: People displaced

Listen Up! Northwest program 17 features Northwest stories of people displaced.

Segments include:
* Jessica Partnow takes us to Seattle's industrial core to rediscover the traditional home of the Duwamish people. (Jessica Partnow, Common Language Project Seattle)
* Manifest Destiny and the Doctrine of Discovery are still being applied today as global warming affects our northern geography. (Robin Carneen, KSVR Mt. Vernon)
* Thousands of legal refugees to the United States are on deportation lists to be sent back. We listen to some stories from the Khmer community. (Yuko Kodama, KBCS Seattle)
* How can one fall victim to human trafficking? We listen to a first hand hand account of a woman who had been sold into the industry. (Callie Shanafelt, KBCS Seattle)
* The City of Seattle has been sweeping up informal homeless encampments due to neighborhood complaints. In response, homeless Seattleites formed an encampment named after the City's mayor. (Marlin Hathaway, SCAN TV Seattle)

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Listen Up Northwest program 16: Access to Healthy Food

Listen Up! Northwest program 16 looks at the gaps in access to healthy food for all.

Segments include:
* 98% of Alaska's food is shipped in from outside. Listen to a discussion on the future of Alaska's food security (Sparks, KWMD Kasilof, AK)
* What choices do the poor often make when buying food? An interview on the cost of food for the poor in British Columbia. (Lorraine Chisholm, Vancouver Coop Radio)
* Urban planners are discussing how to make healthy food more accessible to people in low income neighborhoods. (Martha Baskin, KBCS Seattle)
* Pre-packaged foods are very accessible to people throughout the world. We look at one company that produces packaged foods and their business practices (Jonathan Steinman, CJLY Nelson, BC)

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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 15: Prisons

Listen Up! Northwest Program 15 explores life behind bars in the Northwest.

Segments include:
* One young woman navigates life with an absent dad and a mom in prison. (Sandi Billings, KRFP Moscow, ID)
* An inmate's mother discusses the latest Oregon ballot measures regarding prisons. (Ruth Kovacs, KBOO Portland)
* The racial disparity in prisons in Oregon and nationwide. (Carlos Chavez, KBOO Portland)
* An ICE spokesperson looks at the legal rights of undocumented immigrants (Patrick Kilpatrick and Linda Olson-Osterlund, KBOO Portland)
* A Commentary on some ways that the police and media can help lessen police
brutality incidents (Logic Amen, 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 14: Gender and sex

Listen Up! Northwest Program 14 explores how gender colors our personal, social and work experiences.

Segments include:

* People on the street in Portland share their take on male privilege. (Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson Minchall, KBOO Portland)
* A mother takes on a job as a prison guard at a male compound. (Sandi Billings, KRFP, Moscow, ID)
* A reporter challenges her own values on gender dynamics when she covers a story on prostitution in India. (Jessica Partnow, Common Language Project Seattle)
* What kind of rights do prostitutes have? What had Portland done in the past to minimize prostitution activity in specific neighborhoods? (Old Mole Variety Hour, KBOO Portland)

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