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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 and KMRE.org

Cascadia News Now (Total: 28 episodes)

Junga and Edgar


Junga Subedar and Edgar Franks speak with Citizen Journalist Liz Darrow on the Paris Accord, the climate change movement and systemic racism. 

Ep. 128: Councilman Satpal Sidhu on environment, partisan politics and the future of Whatcom County. Also, Xolotl Edgar Franx and Junga Subedar on systemic racism and the Paris Climate Agreement. 

Ep. 127: Policy expert and member of the local Muslim community Sameer Ahmed on recent hate crimes, racism and questions non-Muslims have about the Holy month of Ramadan.

Ep. 126 Whatcom County Councilman Barry Buchanan on Cherry Point, county jail and Whatcom's future. Also: City Candidate Roundup, WA Leg Special Session redux, Fergie love-fest, and what you can and can't do with your phone in the car.

Ep. 125: Guest City Councilman Dan Hammill on the newest Whatcom County Jail proposal, incarceration alternatives, and the future of homelessness and housing. Also Filing Week Pt 1 - County Edition! 

Ep 124. Catholic Community Associate Director of Housing Malora Christensen and Port Commissioner Michael McAuley on the Port of Bellingham's rejection of the city's offer, the future of a city homeless shelter, and homelessness issues in Bellingham. Also, a farewell to former WA Governer, Mike Lowry.



Special report: CNN's Liz Darrow speaks with Maru Mora of NWDC Resistance and reports live from the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, where over 750 detainees went on strike for legal representation, due process, and improved living conditions.

Ep. 123: Guest-Host County Councilman Carl Weimer discusses water rights and wells in Whatcom, Cherry Point amendments and more, plus a special report from Liz Darrow on the Northwest Detention Center hunger strike in Tacoma, WA.

Ep. 122: Transgender community conversation and I-1552 rears its ugly head. Also, Hirst and Whatcom Water rights, and a group diatribe on the perils of being a pedestrian in Bellingham.