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Women in Politics, Part 2 - April 19, 2017

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Women in Politics, Part 1 - April 12, 2017

Here is the challenge presented by a panel talking about increasing women in leadership held recently in Skagit as part of a series being presented by the Women's Funding Alliance. Are you happy about the state of government now at any level? If not, what are you planning to do about it? If you want change, you personally need to consider that you should be part of that change. Female candidates are needed at many levels, but support staff is also critical for running a successful campaign.

Moderated by Liz Vivian, President and CEO of the Women's Funding Alliance, listen in on a conversation between Mount Vernon Mayor Jill Boudreau and Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick about their experiences, including the trials, running for office. Joining the conversation is Debbie Walsh, Director of the Center for American Women and Politics.

This presentation took place at McIntyre Hall on the Skagit Valley College campus on March 28, 2017. It was presented by the Women's Funding Alliance in collaboration with the Center for American Women and Politics. The Women's Funding Alliance's mission is to advance leadership and economic opportunity for women and girls in Washington State.

Women's Funding Alliance - http://www.wfalliance.org/
Center for American Women and Politics - http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/

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Planned Parenthood Under Attack - March 22, 201

Join host jim justice as she talks with Mount Baker Planned Parenthood Executive Director, Linda McCarthy, about the latest bills filed supposedly to cut funds for the abortions Planned Parenthood provides using federal funds. But Planned Parenthood does NOT use federal funds on abortions AND only a very small percent of their budget includes abortion services. Linda explains very thoroughly the various services they do provide - both educational and medical. jim asked about various fundraisers and Linda says they know virtually nothing about them because their allies are hosting them. Linda is concerned that allies are sending their funds to the National office, which doesn't pass them on. So, she'd prefer they be sent/taken directly to MBPP. They have clinics in Mount Vernon, Bellingham and Friday Harbor.

Then hear from various supporters, local as well as Bernie Sanders and ACLU Deputy Legal Director Louise Melling (who was on the recent ACLU broadcast).

Mount Baker Planned Parenthood https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-mt-baker

If you would like to weigh in on issues at MBPP or keep up on happenings, please contact advocacy@mbpp.org.

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The Benefits Of Women's Leadership - February 15, 2017

It's been over 100 years since the first woman was elected to Congress. Since then, the rise of women into positions of political and corporate power has been slow-going to say the least.

Jay Newton-Small is TIME Magazine's Washington D.C. correspondent and the author of "Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works." She had to dig, and hire a team of researchers, but the data she discovered reveals how a critical mass of women in public and private leadership positions clearly benefits both realms.

Newton-Small spoke at Town Hall Seattle last June.

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Mount Baker Planned Parenthood Outreach - April 29, 2015

Two members of the Mount Baker Planned Parenthood -Nilofar, Field Organizer, and Clint Weckerly, Community Health Educator, talk with host Dave McConnell about their outreach programs in Skagit, Whatcom and San Juan Counties, and, hopefully, dispel some commonly held misconceptions about Planned Parenthood.

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Rosie the Riveter and 9th Anniversary of Speak up! Speak out! - March 11, 2015

As hosts and producers of Speak up! Speak out! celebrate our 9th Anniversary on the air, we also celebrate International Women's Day, which is how we started. Listen in as jim justice speaks with Georgie Kunkel, a Rosie the Riveter during World War II, retired teacher, active freelance writer and activist for women's rights. Hear Bellingham singer songwriter Linda Allen's song, Rosie the Riveter, Revisited. jim also speaks with Cindy Payne, Executive Director of Washington Women in Trades to learn about their work assisting and celebrating women in trade work.

Washington Women in Trades - http://www.wawomenintrades.com/

Georgie Bright Kunkel -
http://northwestprimetime.com/news/2014/feb/28/preserving-womens-history/
http://www.westseattleherald.com/2014/08/14/features/georgie-bright-kunkel-living-life-fullest

Washington State Historical Society -
http://www.washingtonhistory.org/research/whc/oralhistory/

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Planned Parenthood - January 28, 2015

On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade, jim justice talks with Linda McCarthy, Executive Director of Mount Baker Planned Parenthood in NW Washington. On the same day, House Republicans voted to permanently forbid federal funds for most abortion coverage, to be vetoed in by the President if the Senate passes the bill. Many people equate Planned Parenthood with abortion, but abortion makes up only about 3.5% of their cost and time, so we learn about what services Planned Parenthood does provide and their diverse medical and educational programs.

Mount Baker Planned Parenthood - http://www.mbpp.org

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Woman Power, the role of women in society - March 19, 2014

Dave McConnell talks with Sarai Stevens about here sculpture: Woman Power, the role of women in society, and about the need to organize locally in light of the continuing ecological crisis; which is headed toward ecocide; changing our lives drastically, and the lives of our children and grandchilddren even more so.

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Oaxacan Weavers Visit Skagit County - June 5, 2013

Skagit County resident Ginny Darvill talks with Ginny Wolff about the Vida Nueva Cooperative in Teotitlan, Oaxaca. Ginny has been supporting Vida Nueva for the last several years, by finding local markets for the traditional Zapotec tugs woven by this women's collective. Now two of the women are visiting western Washington in June to talk about, demonstrate, and sell their hand made rugs. A schedule of events they will participate in is below.

For more information about Vida Nueva, see: http://www.folkartmarket.org/2011/06/preserving-zapotec-traditions-and-helping-the-community-in-oaxaca/

Schedule of local events featuring Vida Nueva weavers in June:

Farmers' Market in Sedro Woolley - Wed. June 12
Farmers' Market in Mount Vernon - Sat. June 15

Burke Museum at UW in Seattle:
Pastora will speak on Sat. June 15 at 12:30 pm.
Rugs will be on exhibit from June 12 until mid Oct.
Rugs will be available for sale at a market on June 20-21.

Western Washington University, Carver Gym in Bellingham - June 20-22
Demonstration of traditional natural dyes
Vendor stall where rugs will be for sale
Details: Google Association of NW Weavers' Guilds

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Women in Leadership - March 6, 2013

March is Women's History Month and this week marks the 7th anniversary of Speak up! Speak out! Join jim as she re-visits a couple of our first interviews in 2006 (with MVHS Peace and Justice members and with then 93 year old educator, Peace Corps volunteer and actor, Virginia Spray.) Kathryn DeFilippo of Mount Baker Planned Parenthood and the Skagit Human Rights Festival (SHRF) planning committee joins jim to talk about an International Women's Day celebration on Sat., March 9 and the SHRF program entitled Women in Leadership on Saturday, March 23rd from 2 - 4:30 PM on the Skagit Valley College campus in the Phillip Tarro Theatre. The program closes with a 2011 SUSO International Women's Day interview with Bellingham singer/songwriter and preserver of women's history in song, Linda Allen.

Linda Allen - http://lindasongs.com
Skagit Human Rights Festival - http://www.skagithrf.wordpress.com
National Women's History Museum - http://www.nwhm.org/

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One Billion Rising - Ending Gender Based Violence - February 6 2013

SUSO's Jodie Buller talks with Courtney Long from Skagit DVSAS about Skagit statistics on gender-based violence, and about the larger example of rape culture. They are joined in the studio by Wendolyn Rue from Studio 1010 in Anacortes, who shares personal experience that prompted her to help coordinate local "risings" in Oak Harbor and Anacortes on February 14th, to recognize V-DAY. Eve Ensler, who wrote The Vagina Monologues and started V-Day in 1998, has something special planned for this February 14: One Billion Rising, as supporters and friends of victims of gender based violence gather to "strike, rise, dance!" as part of this global movement to end violence against women and girls.

http://www.onebillionrising.org - check for local Risings to find the Oak Harbor and Anacortes events

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No Place for Domestic Violence in Our Communities - September 19, 2012

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and SUSO speaks with Colleen Connor and Courtney Long, from Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, about the support services they offer and how the community can help victims of domestic violence to heal - including October's Awareness campaign: Purple Light Nights

For more information:
http://www.purplelightnights.org
http://www.skagitdvsas.org/

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Mount Baker Planned Parenthood, Komen Foundation and the war on women - May 23, 2012

jim speaks with Linda McCarthy, Mount Baker Planned Parenthood (MBPP), Executive Director and Christina Wright, MBPP, Director of External Affairs about the war on women and it's effects here in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Linda and Christina talk about their programs, the Congressional and legislative attacks on women as well as the Komen Foundation. The national Komen Foundation in December of 2011 announced they were cutting off grants/funds to Planned Parenthood. After public outcry, they changed their mind. This decision was NOT discussed with local Komen affiliates who have always been very supportive of MBPP. Listen in to hear how this impacts both Komen and Planned Parenthood locally today and what you can do about it.

Linda McCarthy, Mount Baker Planned Parenthood, Executive Director
Christina Wright, MBPP, Director of External Affairs
http://www.mbpp.org 360 603-7703

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Ina May Gaskin on Natural Childbirth - May 16, 2012

Ina May Gaskin is called the godmother of authentic midwifery. She has been attending women in labor for over 40 years on "The Farm" in southern Tennessee, and more than any other single person, has helped revive the ancient profession of midwifery in the U.S. Ina May is now an internationally known advocate of honoring the natural process of childbirth - supporting and assisting women who want an option to the interventions of modern obstetrics. She joined us by phone from her home in Tennessee to talk about her life's work.

Her most recent book is "Birth Matters, A Midwife's Manifesta."

Hear her 2011 address in Sweden when she accepted the "Right Livelihood Award" on her website: http://www.inamay.com

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Reproductive Health and Healthy Sexuality with Mount Baker Planned Parenthood - December 14, 2011

SUSO host Jodie Buller talks with MBPP's Health Educator, Jill Sprouse and Director of External Affairs, Christina Wright about their integrative programs, their new location on Division St in Mount Vernon, and resources they offer to help parents, educators, and kids peer-to-peer.

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Take back the Night - April 6, 2011

Host Jodie Buller talks with Courtney Long and Colleen Connor from Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services about Denim Day, an awareness raising campaign in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month, and their 2nd annual Take Back the Night rally and walk at SVC on April 28th.

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INTERVENE: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in Skagit County - January 19, 2011

SUSO's Jodie Buller talks to Bethany Dearborn who works with Skagit Against Slavery, SDVSAS, and Tierra Nueva, about an upcoming training for support services, law, and legal professionals on this international and local human rights issue. Detective Sergeant Ryan Long from SPD's Vice and High Risk Victims Unit will be at the INTERVENE training, presented by Shared Hope Intl., and joins us in the studio by phone to talk about bigger picture of human trafficking and what it looks like close to home.

http://www.sharedhope.org
http://www.skagitagainstslavery.org
http://www.polarisproject.org

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How We Look and Feel: the Conundrum of Body Image - December 15, 2010

SUSO talks with Co-op health and beauty staffer and cooking class instructor Jill dodge, about the journey toward feeling good in your own skin. The holiday season can be charged with hard emotions under the celebratory glow, and we explore some ways to build positive momentum towards healthy eating, living, and thinking.

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Life Transitions - November 17, 2010

Dave interviews Margo Grothe, Coordinator for the Life Transitions Program (formally the Displaced Homemaker program) at Skagit Valley College. The program's mission is to prepare (mostly) women, to transition to a new life career.

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No Place for Domestic Violence in Our Communities - October 6, 2010

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and SUSO speaks with Colleen Connor and Courtney Long, from Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, about the support services they offer and how the community can help victims of domestic violence to heal - including October's Awareness campaign: Purple Light Nights, the candle light vigil on October 23rd, and Shatter the Silence, a free monthly inter-generational gathering at the Skagit Food Co-op that explores how to create healthy communities.

For more information:
http://www.purplelightnights.org
http://skagitfoodcoop.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/fallworkshops/
http://www.skagitdvsas.org/

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Mount Baker Planned Parenthood - January 23, 2008
Around the 35th anniversary of Roe v Wade legalizing abortion in the US, Linda McCarthy talks about abortion and abortion services then and now, availability of birth control, Planned Parenthoods 3R program, and the problem with Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Mount Baker Planned Parenthood

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