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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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DACA Stories (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) - September 13, 2017

Join host jim justice as she brings you stories from DACA recipients. DACA means Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival. It is a federal program that was implemented in September of 2012 through a proclamation by then President Obama. He had pushed Congress to pass an immigration reform bill, but was unsuccessful in that, so he started it through a Presidential proclamation. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival means that since September 2012, undocumented immigrant students who were under age 16 when they arrived and arrived in the United States before June 15, 2007, were eligible to apply for "deferred action" from being deported if they were stopped by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). They could NOT have left the US since they arrived. They could apply when they were at least age 15, if they under age 31 on June 15, 2012. They were basically required to stay in school to at least finish high school. This DACA permit also granted them status for two years to remain in the US without being deported and included a work permit. It had to be renewed every two years.

President Trump is ending the program and at present no more may apply. Those who currently have their DACA will have valid work permits and DACA until their expiration date. If their DACA expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018, they may renew NOW with their renewal application arriving at USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) BEFORE Oct. 5, 2017. The cost for each DACA permit is $495. Many think of them as "Dreamers", but that also refers to those who are of age and meet other criteria, but didn't arrive in the US in time.

Listen to their stories and the story of one student who arrived in the United States one month AFTER the deadline date for arrival in the US in order to apply for DACA.

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No More Bombs - August 30, 2017

Long time peace activist Tracy Powell has gathered a large print and media collection on nuclear weapons and disarmament and formed a group, No More Bombs http://www.nomorebombs.org/ . He sees his role as filling an information gap between experts and ordinary citizens, to empower people to become more active. Julia Hurd talks with Tracy about the history of nuclear weapons, the significance of the nuclear industry in Washington State, threats to our future and what we can do.

It is significant that on July 7th this year 122 non-nuclear nations adopted the first United Nations treaty banning all nuclear weapons. Years in the making, it frames nuclear weapons not simply as a security issue, but places them in the same class as chemical and biological weapons and tied the issue to international humanitarian law. The nine nuclear nations, including the U.S. plus its NATO Allies, and Japan and South Korea did not sign.

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Farmerworker Crisis in Sumas - August 23, 2017

A recent crisis involving Farmworkers in Sumas with temporary H2A Visas highlights some of the challenges these workers face. The Reverend Josefina Beecher and Mary Kay Barbieri join Ginny Wolff to describe the crisis precipitated when adverse working conditions and the illness and ultimate death of a worker prompted about 70 men to protest. They were fired and expelled from the farm. This is the story about these workers, the young man who died, the impressive community response to support them, and the nature of the H2A Visa program under which these men were working.

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Port of Skagit County WA - August 16, 2017

An interview with Patsy Martin, Executive Director, Port of Skagit at the La Conner Marina.

There's a lot going on at the Port of Skagit with new tenants arriving at the Bayview Business Park at a rapid pace, the redevelopment of The Center for Innovation and Technology in Sedro-Woolley (also known locally as the Northern State Hospital campus or more recently as the "Swift Center") and lots of area` partnerships all built around economic development.

Port Executive Director Patsy Martin outlines an intensive program of work with host Jerry Shackette asking the question "what are these Port people up to?" What does all the new agribusiness activity including the WSU Bread Lab, Skagit Valley Malting, NW Mills & Specialty Grains, Chuckanut Brewery and From the Farm's commercial kitchen mean for sustainable farming in the valley? If I'm a farmer, how do I plug in to all this new development?

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Planned Parenthood in Malawi - August 9, 2017

Three key participants in an education program in Malawi talked with Dave McConnell about the work there. Diane Bushley, Manager of Global Programs or Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest and Hawaii (PPGNHI); Joni-Ann Burey, Health Systems Associate at VillageReach (sic); and Clint Weckerly, Community Outreach Educator for PPGNWHI, explained the program to make the health care system in Malawi more responsive to young people, especially women.

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