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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
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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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One Small Farm - November 1, 2017

Dave visited Baldham Farm East of Clear Lake for a conversation with one of the owners - Miriam Garrote. The conversation included a bit of history of the Farm (very short - 3 years), their organic operation and what that entails - and some description of life as a farmer. I chose this farm because it runs counter to what seems to be happening; it's a young couple, one of which (Miriam) grew up in a city (Madrid, Spain), recently settled on the farm and working their way through the details of making it work.

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Answering Islamophobia, Supporting our Muslim Neighbors - October 25, 2017

Muslims are perhaps the most demonized immigrant group in our country. Comprising only about 1% of our population, they are frequently the victims of bigotry, micro aggressions and hate crimes. For today's show, the Reverend Terry Kyllo of Anacortes joins Ginny Wolff to talk about his work partnering with Muslims to answer Islamophobia.

Pastor Kyllo feels that interfaith dialogue is critical, enabling us to live with each other given our cultural differences. He now works full time as the director of Neighbors in Faith, an interfaith effort to recognize Muslims as neighbors and partners in building a more peaceful world. With Muslim speakers, he co-leads a presentation called Faith Over Fear - an overview of the Islamophobia industry, the threat it poses to our nation and civil liberties, and what we can do about it together. This is an in-depth look at what makes Americans vulnerable to anti-Muslim propaganda, what allows the fear to grow, and how we can work together to build a movement which allows us to see each other as human beings and live together in peace.

Reverend Kyllo will present "Faith Over Fear" on Nov. 13 at 3 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on 18th St. in Mt. Vernon.

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Human Rights in Mexico - October 11, 2017

Speak Up! Speak Out! recorded the presentation "Human Rights in Mexico: How US Policies Affect State Violence, Militarization, and Displacement" at the Garden Street UMC in Bellingham. The speaker was Roberto Mendoza Perez, a member of Mexico's National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), and the Frente Nacional de Lucha por el Socialismo (FNLS). Roberto was in Bellingham as a part of a three week tour sponsored by Witness for Peace NW.

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DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) update - September 27, 2017

Join jim justice as she speaks with Hannah Stone, Bellingham immigration attorney to get an update from her on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) and the proposed legislation (DREAM Act of 2017) in both House and Senate. This bill would replace DACA with similar plan but the actual legislation will have a path to legalization as a final outcome. What does the legislation look like AND what are its prospects in this Congress? FYI, jim is also founder of the Skagit Immigrant Rights Council. DACA recipients have until Oct. 5th to submit their renewal (if eligible to do so at this time.)

DREAM Act of 2017 - HR 3440/S1615 - use this link to follow the progress of the bills https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1615/related-bills

Skagit Immigrant Rights Council http://skagitirc.org

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