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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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Food Stamp Expansion - March 11, 2020

Jerry Shackette talks with Erynn Sendrick about United General Hospital's Food "Stamps" Expansion You have probably heard about SNAP benefits, maybe better known to some as "Food Stamps". Host Jerry Shackette talks with Erynn Sendrick, Program Coordinator for United General District 304 whose work focuses on assisting people in understanding and applying for basic food help from what's federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or "SNAP".

The truth is lots of people are challenged with the process of applying for this important benefit to help feed their families. Many don't even know if they qualify for the program.

Erynn gives us an inside look at how the SNAP program works, who qualifies (and just as importantly who doesn't) and how much help with healthy, nutritious food is available.

For more information and help with SNAP benefits and referral to other basic food programs such as W.I.C. and the Basic Food Employment and Training Program, you can reach Erynn Sendrick at (360) 854-7168.

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Reporting from the Southern Border - March 4, 2020

Jane Mayer and Rita Stroosma of Skagit County speak with host jim justice about their experiences witnessing at the US Mexico border in Nogales and other locations. They talked with refugees at the border who were awaiting asylum about the conditions along the border and witnessed how the refugees were treated and the impact of that treatment. They also talk about the School of the Americas (otherwise known as the School of Assassins) on the Fort Benning army base near Columbus, Georgia which trained military in other countries (to fight against their own people).

School of the Americas Watch - This link also provides background info on Father Roy Bourgeois who was its founder. The SOA was renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) in 2001.

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Witnessing uprisings in Mexico, Colombia, and Central America - February 26, 2020

Andrea Doll has always had an interest in injustice fueled by her degrees in History and Political Science. During the FARC massacres in Colombia, she joined a Fellowship of Reconciliation group to stand as a witness to what was occurring. Since then she has also spent time in Mexico and Guatemala working with the people there. Andrea has worked with a women's co-op in Guatemala. As she told her story to host jim, jim stopped the recording to bring Dave McConnell into the conversation. Dave was in Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico attending a friend's wedding when the Zapatistas there with wooden weapons, if any, were overrun and killed by the Mexican Army. He witnessed the slayings. Andrea and Dave then continued together to hold a conversation about the similarities in what they witnessed. As Andrea stated, "Nothing happens in Guatemala that you can't trace back to the US." They both commented about how multinationals are destroying local economies in those areas for their own benefit. Obviously both were greatly moved and continue to be concerned about happenings in those areas.

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Skagit Valley Job Corps - February 19, 2020

Host Jerry Shackette talks with Macklin Hamilton who serves as the Community Liaison for Cascades Job Corps headquartered in the Swift Center in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Hamilton outlines the curriculum offered at Cascades, takes a walk through the admissions process and gives us an overview of student life on campus.

According to Hamilton Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and helps them with obtaining employment. Job Corps has trained and educated over two million individuals since 1964.

With a student capacity of 300 plus, the program offers training in computer systems and management, medical careers including a CNA course as well as career track in Homeland Security training for jobs as agents for communities and businesses to ensure safety and security.

Hamilton shares an insider's look at this major educational center in Skagit County.

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Skagit Valley Food Coop - February 5, 2020

Retiring manager of the Skagit Valley Food Coop, Todd Wood, talks about his 45 year connection with the Coop and it's growth and development over that time. He also explores the history of coops in general - and takes a brief look at the future.

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