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Listen Up! Northwest - Program Three ("Motherhood")

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 3 features issues of motherhood and birthing. Segments include:

• Why some people choose home birth (Julie Sabatier, Destination DIY-Portland)
• Canadian government sterilization practices of First Nations people (Kevin Annett, Vancouver Coop Radio)
• When is the right time to have a child? (Julia Donk & Sasha Summer Cousineau, KBCS-Seattle)
• Your mom: she's a real person too. (Sandi Billings, KRFP-Moscow)

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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 Two

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.

Program 2 features the following stories:

• African-American authors share experiences in Seattle (Julia Donk, KBCS-Seattle)
• Portland's Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center turns 10 (Carla Remey, KBOO-Portland)
• Canadian residential schools (Kevin Annett, Vancouver Coop Radio)
• Bridging the cultures of Mexico and the US (Bing Bingham, KWSO-Warm Springs)
• Dear Tyra Banks: spoken-word poetry from Hollis Wong-Wear

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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 One

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.

Program 1 features the following stories:
• an environmental initiative of the Samish Nation (Robin Carneen/KSVR)
• homelessness in Seattle (Adam Vaughn/KBCS)
• arts and empowerment in women's prisons (Julie Sabatier/Destination DIY), and
• remembering Japanese internment (Marianne Gutteridge/KSER)

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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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Grassroots Radio Conference headed to Portland in July

The Grassroots Radio Conference is coming to Portland this July - and organizers have issued a call for workshop and discussion proposals. This is the first time the GRC has taken place in the Northwest, and it will be a great opportunity for regional community radio makers to get together and scheme with colleagues from around the country. Visit KBOO's conference page for details, or read on for the call for proposals (due June 15).

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Portland to get new non-commercial station

A coalition of nonprofit groups in Portland has been granted a license for a new non-commercial FM station providing coverage to east Portland. Here's the announcement:

MetroEast Community Media, in collaboration with a coalition of community groups, received word this week that its application for a non-commercial educational (NCE) radio station has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission. With its transmitter located on Mt. Hood, the signal of the new station - 91.1 on the FM dial - will reach most of the East Metro area as well as much of Portland east of the Willamette.

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KBCS turns 35... and goes higher-tech

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

...Although dwarfed by such noncommercial/public-radio stations in this market as KUOW-FM and KPLU-FM, KBCS-FM still manages to draw enough listeners to show up in the quarterly ratings tables (behind the two NPR stations, KEXP-FM and KNHC-FM in fall quarter, according to the Radio Research Consortium).

KBCS hopes to build on that by rolling out new technology. This year it started an audio archive featuring programs from the previous two weeks that can be streamed an hour at a time, as well as a real-time playlist.

Next up is its digital transmitter, which the station hopes to have operating by the end of this summer. That will enable KBCS to use HD technology's capabilities to provide three channels of programming -- two for KBCS itself, the third a student-run channel tied to a curriculum program to be developed with BCC.

But lots of stations boast the same technology. What will set KBCS apart, Ramsey says, is its community focus, with a rich mixture of specialty music programs (featuring everything from vintage jazz to bluegrass, zydeco and Hawaiian) and public-affairs programming (nationally syndicated as well as local).

The local content is produced by about 200 volunteers who come through the station each month. KBCS has built that army of volunteers with training courses through BCC's continuing education program to turn almost anyone into a radio producer...

Outreach email and PSA text for Seattle FCC hearing

KSVR's DJ Defkawn - from LaConner to Amman

KSVR DJ Jerome Edge has become quite an ambassador for community radio (and hip-hop) since taking part in last year's AMARC summit in Amman, Jordan. Check out his latest reportback, via KSVR.

FCC sides with community radio on non-commercial filing limit

This (doc) is good news for the many local community groups, schools, microbroadcasters and others applying for full-power radio licenses this month, during the FCC's rare application window for new noncommercial stations...

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Making Waves: Radio For Radicals Oct. 21

Low-power FM radio demystified! In this hands-on workshop (4:30-8:30pm, Sunday, Oct. 21 at Seattle's 2020 Cycle), you’ll get a basic overview of how radio works and a chance to set up a station and go on air. You can build a microtransmitter or learn how to use free software to put together a radio program. Meet trainers from Chicago's Radios Populares, see how accessible media technology can be and dream about the possibilities in your community. No experience necessary. Limited to 30 participants. Read more for registration details!

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