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Dave, jim, Ginny

A half hour weekly radio show committed to community, peace, justice, and non-violence issues.

The show aires on Community Radio stations:
KSVR 91.7 FM (Skagit Valley College) Wednesdays 5:00 PM PT, rebroadcast Sundays 8:00 PM PT
KSVU 90.1 FM, Hamilton, Sundays 8:00 PM and Thursdays 8:00 AM PT
KMRE 102.3 FM, Bellingham, Sundays 11:00 AM and Wednesdays 7:30 AM PT
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Sarah van Gelder on the Power of Communities to promote Resilience - May 16, 2018

Sarah van Gelder, co-founder of Yes! Magazine, gave the keynote address at FutureFest held in Anacortes this April. Today's show features highlights of that talk, including stories from her 12,000 mi. 4 month road trip to challenged communities across the country where she found people using the power of community and the love of the place where they live to foster regenerative growth rather than extractive exploitation. Her book on her journey is called "The Revolution Where you Live; Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America."

Sarah's newest venture is "Peoples' Hub," an online teaching tool where community groups can learn skills to make them really work well.

More info:
Sarah's book: http://revolutionwhereyoulive.org
The Peoples' Hub: http://peopleshub.org

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Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala - May 9, 2018

Listen in to hear Rob Mercatante and Dania Rodriguez, co-directors of the non-profit in Guatemala, called the Human Rights Defenders Project. Their work is in Guatemala, but were recently visiting friends in Skagit. They work with human rights defenders to protect them and in defense of their speaking out. Rob talks about a community called Laguna Large (450 people) which no longer exists as residents were forced by national police and soldiers to flee their homes in the middle of the night. Their community land was land that the government wanted. They currently live in a no mans land between Guatemala and southern Mexico. He talks about other cases, including one about young women detained and the abuses they must live with or die fighting.

http://Defendersproject.org

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Lummi Master Carver Jewell James - Bring Tokitae (AKA Lolita) Home to the Salish Sea - May 2, 2018

Jewell James and the House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation have a tradition of gifting totem poles to communities in need of hope or healing. Three such gifts commemorated the victims of 9/11. Since 2013, yearly journeys have visited communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction and transport. For the Lummi, the health of the Salish Sea is of critical importance.

This year's journey addresses that mission through a campaign to bring an orca whale unlawfully taken from the Salish Sea in 1970, home to her native pod in the Salish Sea. Tokitae, also known as Lolita, is a 50 year old orca whale held in captivity at the Seaquarium in Miami for the last 48 years. She is the only surviving whale left of the 60 captured in 1970. In this interview, Jewell James tells Tokitae's story, the significance of the Lummi's desire to bring her home, and how they propose reintroducing her into her native environment. In the process, Jewell James shares poignant, even heartbreaking stories of the history of treatment of Native Americans by the governments of both the U.S. and Canada, reflections on how our world views differ, and makes a strong case for how we need to change course if humans, as well as whales, are to survive on earth.

To follow the journey see: https://www.facebook.com/totempolejourney/

Events will be held in the following places. For more specific information see the Facebook page above:

Seattle, WA: Thursday, May 10
Tacoma, WA: Friday, May 11
Portland, OR: Saturday, May 12
San Diego, CA: Wednesday, May 16
Austin, TX: Saturday, May 19
Houston, TX: Sunday, May 20
Miami, FL: Two Events on Saturday, May 26
Miami, FL: Sunday, May 27

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AgriTourism with Trevor Lane - April 25, 2018

Jerry Shackette interviews Trevor Lane, County Director for Community Economic Development with Washington State University Extension on the potential for AgriTourism.

When you drive to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival or stop at roadside farm stand and buy some local produce, you are participating in what Trevor Lane calls "AgriTourism". Lane defines this kind of tourist activity as any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm. He says this kind of tourism is a great fit for Skagit County and allows farmers to add value to their operations. Lane talks with host Jerry Shackette and shares his ideas about the impacts of AgriTourism.

Is this tourism activity compatible with our concerns about environmental responsibility? Does AgriTourism change our view of the traditional farming operation and what about tourists creating more traffic and intruding on private property? Lane addresses these questions and more in this conversation following his presentation at the "Ag Summit" held this past February in Mount Vernon.

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LWV and DRC Civil Discourse events and more - April 18, 2018

Join host jim justice as she talks with Wende Sanderson of the League of Women Voters of Skagit and the Dispute Resolution Center in Skagit. Wende first talks about the two organizations and what they do, including the They Represent You pamphlet the LWV recently produced available at libraries and on the LWV's website. Next Wende describes the upcoming events that are part of a 3-pronged presentation on Civil Discourse: a Community Event on Sat. May 5th, 5 skill building events over the summer and fall, and a day long workshop over a local "sticky issue" facing our community, the topic of which will be determined over the course of these gatherings. A diverse group of local voices steer this venture to be sure all in our community feel their viewpoint will be heard and is welcome.

https://lwvwa.org/Skagit

Convening Meeting Civil Discourse Project, Northwest Career & Technical Academy 2205 W Campus Place (off LaVenture Rd E of College Way), Mount Vernon, WA 9 AM – noon

Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish, Island & Skagit Counties:

117 N First St, Ste 30, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

360-542-8487 or 800-280-4770, skagitdrc@voaww.org,

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