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Cascadia News Now
KMRE 102.3 FM Spark Radio

Lively discussion on news and issues in and around Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest.
Hosts: Dave Willingam, Tim Johnson, Stephanie Kountouros and guests.
Wednesdays, 5:30 pm and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. on KMRE 102.3 FM Bellingham, WA and KMRE.org
Tuesdays at 6 pm and Thursdays at noon on KAVZ 102.5 FM Van Zandt, WA.


Cascadia News Now (Total: 46 episodes)

Ep 40. Long-time civil rights defenders, the legal team of Larry Hildes and Karen Weill have been defending immigrants, activists, targets of police harassment and others in need, often with little or no compensation. They discuss the DACA decision, the FB Bellingham NODAPL search warrant, and an FBI investigation targeting local environmental activists. 

Michelle Vendiola of Community to Community and Red Line Salish Sea, speaking to the warrant to search the Bellingham NoDAPL Facebook page. Also in the interview Junga Subedar of the Racial Justice Coalition and Whatcom Civil Rights Project. That interview was conducted by Cascadia News Now Citizen Journalist, Liz Darrow.

Marie Marchand and Laurie Maxwell, of National Alliance  of Mental Illness (NAMI) Whatcom County.

DACA recipient Jose-Manuel Carillo and Rosalinda Guillen on the DACA  decision. Atty Mike Broadsky on the FB Page search warrant.

Darrell Hillaire from Children of the Setting Sun talks about Lummi Nation's salmon state of emergency. Rosalinda Guillen on Cuban detainee hunger strike at the Tacoma Detention Center and Satpal Sidhu on the upcoming Arch of Healing and Reconciliation ceremony.

Community to Community Development's Rosalinda Guillen on the new Cuban detainee hunger strike at Northwest Detention Center, plus an update on the workers fired from Sarbanand Farms and making connections between factory farming and factory fishing in light of the Atlantic salmon crisis.

CNN's Citizen Journalist Liz Darrow speaks with Edgar Franks and Rosalinda Guillen from Community to Community Development, and Junga Subedar with the Whatcom Civil Rights Project and Racial Justice Coalition about their organizations' responses to the 2017 Whatcom County Jail proposal.

Ep. 136. Conversation with Mayor Kelli Linville on the name of the Pickett Bridge, recent Bellingham hate crimes, workers fired from Sarbanand, homelessness and more. 

Ep. 135. The death of 28 year old farmworker Honesto Silva Ibarra, and the worker and walk-out at Sarbanand Farms. Liz Darrow speaks with Edgar Franks, Rosalinda Guillen and Junga Subedar on immigrant and people of color responses to Whatcom County Jail proposal. Dave Willingham speaks with Congressman Rick Larsen.

Ep 134: Orange Sky. We discuss Whatcom and Bellingham primary results and why, continued state budget woes, BC fires and Whatcom skies.