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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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Dr. Deborah Giles and Lovel Pratt on the Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery and Task Force - October 24, 2018

This show returns to efforts to save the Southern Resident Killer Whales, (SRKW) or Orcas, as two members of the Working Groups for the SRKW Recovery and Task Force join Ginny Wolff to update us on what the Task Force may propose to the Governor. The last chance for the public to weigh in on those recommendations is Oct. 24 - Oct. 29.

Today's guests are Dr. Deborah Giles, whale biologist with the Center for Conservation Biology, and Lovel Pratt, Marine Protection Programs Director for Friends of the San Juans. Dr. Giles is on both the Prey and Vessels working groups for the Task Force. Lovel Pratt is on the Vessels working group. In the discussion, Giles (as she prefers to be called) covers how whale biologists study the whales non-invasively, and what they have learned. Both Giles and Lovel talk in some detail about recommendations the Task Force are considering for their final report to Governor Inslee.

To comment on the Revised Draft recommendations of the SRKW Recovery and Task Force between Oct. 24 and Oct. 29, visit the website below. You will find links to both the revised recommendations, and a survey where you can weigh in on the revised recommendations before the Task Force finalizes them on Nov. 16.

https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/energy-environment/southern-resident-killer-whale-recovery-and-task-force

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The Effects of Tariffs in Skagit County and Beyond - part 2 - October 3, 2018

A show in two parts, September 26 and October 3, 2018

In this two part series the effects of Chinese tariffs in Skagit county and beyond are discussed by a panel of three: Don McMoran, Director of the Washington State University Skagit County Extension; Sean Connell, director of the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, (EDASC), as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington State China Relations Council; and Rich Austin, a decades' long union activist and current president of the Pacific Coast International Longshore and Warehouse Union Pensioners Association, (ILWU).

In the first segment, Don McMoran talks about farming in Skagit County, including the possible effects of new tariffs, and then we hear the first half of Sean Connell's explanations of proposed tariffs both locally and in Washington State in relation to China.

During the second segment we return to Sean Connell's explanations of proposed tariffs followed by Rich Austin providing background and history of free trade agreements in general.

The shows were recorded by jim justice at the September Fidalgo Democrats meeting with Corinne Salcedo, Chairperson, moderating.

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http://extension.wsu.edu/skagit

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The Effects of Tariffs in Skagit County and Beyond - part 1 - September 26, 2018

A show in two parts, September 26 and October 3, 2018

In this two part series the effects of Chinese tariffs in Skagit county and beyond are discussed by a panel of three: Don McMoran, Director of the Washington State University Skagit County Extension; Sean Connell, director of the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County, (EDASC), as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington State China Relations Council; and Rich Austin, a decades' long union activist and current president of the Pacific Coast International Longshore and Warehouse Union Pensioners Association, (ILWU).

In the first segment, Don McMoran talks about farming in Skagit County, including the possible effects of new tariffs, and then we hear the first half of Sean Connell's explanations of proposed tariffs both locally and in Washington State in relation to China.

During the second segment we return to Sean Connell's explanations of proposed tariffs followed by Rich Austin providing background and history of free trade agreements in general.

The shows were recorded by jim justice at the September Fidalgo Democrats meeting with Corinne Salcedo, Chairperson, moderating.

http://www.skagit.org
http://extension.wsu.edu/skagit

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Sen. Kevin Ranker - Southern Resident Orcas Face Extinction if We Don't Act - September 12, 2018

Our beloved Southern Resident Orca population, which frequents the Salish Sea, is at an all-time low of 75 whales with no successful births since 2015. Sen. Kevin Ranker has loved the orcas since his childhood and been a fierce and passionate advocate for them for over 2 decades, first as Executive Director of Friends of the San Juans, and currently as WA State Senator from the 40th LD since 2008.

In this interview with Ginny Wolff, Sen. Ranker reviews the stressors that are threatening the whales with extinction. As a member of the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Task Force convened by Gov. Inslee in March, 2018, he is finally hopeful that bold measures to address these stressors may actually happen because "a nation woke up" to the crisis while watching a mother orca mourn her dead calf by holding it above water for 17 days. In some detail he discusses both immediate and longer term measures he feels hopeful the Task Force will recommend. The public can help both by writing to the Task Force, but more importantly, by holding their legislators' and the Governor's "feet to the fire" during the coming legislative session starting Jan. 2019 to make sure the recommendations actually become law, and enforcement is fully funded. He says this is our last chance to save these magnificent creatures from extinction.

To send a comment to the SRKW Task Force visit: http://surveymonkey.com/r/srkwtfpubliccomment

Sen. Kevin Ranker's email address: Kevin.Ranker@leg.wa.gov
Sen. Ranker's office phone number: (360) 786-7678

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Eric de Place on Expansion Plans for the Trans Mountain and Puget Sound Pipelines - August 29, 2018

Eric de Place, Programs Director for Sightline Institute, continues his research on the "Thin Green Line" along the coast of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, where the fossil fuel industry wants access to facilities and ports that would refine and/or ship their products to domestic, and potentially foreign, markets. In this interview, Ginny Wolff talks with Eric de Place about plans to expand the Trans Mountain Pipeline, formerly called the Kinder Morgan Pipeline before the Canadian Government bought it from the Texas-based oil company. The Trans Mountain Pipeline connects the tarsands oil fields in northern Alberta to the Pacific Coast port at Burnaby in B.C. Expansion of this pipeline would hugely increase tanker traffic through the Salish Sea, increasing the risk of an oil spill that could be the death knell for the Salish Sea and southern resident orcas. This interview focuses special attention on the little known spur that leaves the Trans Mountain Pipeline at Abbotsford and heads south to feed the refineries in Whatcom and Skagit Counties. Plans are to approximately double the capacity of this spur, known as the Puget Sound Pipeline, which already feeds oil sands from Alberta to our refineries in WA State. Eric de Place fields questions about the impacts of this proposal in Washington, and some of the many questions that arise from a project that has no precedent: i.e. foreign ownership of a pipeline on U.S. soil.

Breaking News the day after this show aired:

Announced Aug. 30, a Canadian federal court of appeals panel has quashed the government's approval of the pipeline, citing the failure of Prime Minister Trudeau's Cabinet to consider environmental factors and consult with the First Nations.
Eric de Place wrote, "This decision will almost certainly go to the Canadian Supreme Court. [This is a] meaningful setback and delay for the project, but it's still alive and a serious threat."

More info about the Magnuson Amendment: https://www.sightline.org/2016/04/27/what-is-the-magnuson-amendment/

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