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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: 39 episodes)

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.

CNN Host Dave Willingham and WA State's 2nd District Congressman discuss jobs, trains, healthcare, science 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.

Episode 133: Hot Primary in the City. CNN Interviews City Council Candidates Jean Layton, Roxanne Murphy and Eric Bostrom, 

Ep. 132. Guest Host Seth Fleetwood joins the group to discuss the city and county vote to move the Whatcom County Jail proposal forward. Also, Findings from the VERA Institute  and Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force on jail growth in the county, and Blocking the Capital Budget. 

County Council Incumbant Todd Donovan on the race, the jail, the water, and why he deserves your vote.

County Council District 2 candidate Amy Glasser on the race, the jail, water and social work. And tiny houses. And why she deserves your vote.

Ep. 130 WA Leg - Hanging in the Balance. As Washington State veers toward a shut-down, we look why, what implications exist for us, and rant a bit about the whole thing.

Ep. 129. Housing Crisis! Bellingham Town Hall highlights, sound bites and review of the Bellingham City Council's Town Hall on our city's housing issues with Guest Malora Christensen, Associate Director of Housing at Catholic Community Services