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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
KAOS 89.3 FM, Olympia, Thursdays 5:30 PM PT


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Mall Shooting a Year Afterward - December 13, 2017

Join jim justice as she speaks with Chris Cammock, Lt. Mount Vernon Police and Shannon Meyer, FBI Clinical Psychologist and Victim Specialist for a conversation about what happened at the mall in Skagit in the Fall of 2016. jim was impressed with the management of the situation and how it was very different from other similar events before and since then. Listen in to find out about what was happening behind the scenes and what to do now if found in a similar situation.

Thanks to Shannon for the recommended reading: Krista Tippett, On Being.

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Public Lands Threats in Skagit County - December 6, 2017

Since the summer of 2016, Skagit residents have become aware that our county commissioners have been consulting with anti-public lands groups seeking local control over federally owned lands, paving the way for resource extraction on these lands. In the state of Washington this means national park and national forests lands. The commissioners agreed to stop paying membership fees to two of these groups: the American Lands Council and the American Stewards of Liberty. However, residents have learned that our tax dollars have been funding DC lobbyist Robert K. Weidner, who supports an extreme right wing environmental agenda, for many years, currently contracting his services for $20,000 in 2017.

In an effort to bring this to public attention, and express objection to our tax dollars funding this lobbyist, people spoke up at the Tuesday commissioners' comment periods on Nov. 21, and 28, 2017. This show, organized by host Ginny Wolff, plays recordings from nine people who spoke on those days.

This is a complicated issue, and an evolving one. More information: Google "coordination and county supremacy."

This Skagit Valley Herald article by Kimberly Cauvel printed Dec. 3 is an excellent piece of investigative journalism and worth the read: https://www.goskagit.com/news/environment/concerns-surround-county-contract-with-d-c-lobbyist/article_4821615e-6a13-59fd-aa12-0d49db881733.html

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The Hirst Decision - Water Rights Plus The Capital Budget - November 29, 2017

Join us for a conversation about water rights in Washington State. The 2016 state Supreme Court "Hirst Decision" is the latest in a long line of court decisions and attendant laws around this contentious issue. Julia Hurd spoke with Eric Hirst from Bellingham, whom the decision was named after, and Tom Glade from Anacortes. Both have been involved with water issues for several years. Eric served on the Board of ReSources for Sustainable Communities and Tom is President of Evergreen Islands.

"The Hirst decision clarified that Washington's Growth Management Act requires counties to protect ground and surface waters by ensuring there is enough water available to accommodate growth before more development is authorized. It also clarified that residential wells - which do not require a state permit - are not currently managed to ensure protection of our water resources." - Timothy Ballew, Chairman of Lummi Nation, Seattle Times, August 6, 2017

The Hirst decision also came to hold up the Washington State $4 billion two-year Capital Budget, leaving funds for construction projects, jobs, fire fighting - and Blanchard Mountain - in limbo.

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Thanksgiving Special - November 23, 2017

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Testimony from Public Hearing for Tesoro's Xylene Project Shoreline permit - November 15, 2017

On Nov. 2, 2017 the Skagit County Hearing Examiner took public comments regarding Tesoro (now Andeavor) Refinery's Shoreline Substantial Development Permit for their "Clean Product Upgrades" proposal at the March Point refinery. The upgrade would allow Tesoro to produce and export mixed xylenes, flammable petrochemicals used to make plastics and synthetics, and to produce lower sulfur fuels. The plan to produce 15,000 barrels of mixed xylenes per day would bring an additional five marine vessels per month through the Salish Sea: a mix of tankers and articulated tug barges bringing feedstock to the refinery and shipping the xylenes to Asia.

The majority of comments at the hearing were from people either opposed to the project or concerned about negative environmental impacts. This show, organized by host Ginny Wolff, plays a sampling of those comments made by local individuals and representatives from various environmental organizations, with a range of concerns and a variety of expertise. Skagit County Planning and Development Services will make the entire proceedings of this hearing available to the public soon. The Hearing Examiner will announce his decision on whether or not to grant the Shoreline Substantial Development Permit 4 weeks from the date of the hearing.

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