Black Lives Matter Bellingham created NW Washington’s first-ever Juneteenth event. But aggressive racism is on the rise – even art featuring young, black people is attacked in the Pacific Northwest. This week, Jazzmyn Hannah and Shovia Muchirawehondo of Black Lives Matter Bellingham co-host for a deep and frank conversation.
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Learn more or attend a meeting: Black Lives Matter Bellingham
The County Prosecutors race is one of the most important in Whatcom. Yet that and the WA Appellate Court are often misunderstood and ignored by voters. Fairhaven College Law, Diversity & Justice Professor Julie Helling helps us unpack the races, the positions and why it matters more than you know.
“It is time for our community to come together for dialogue, learning, and supporting positive change in the local criminal justice system.” So says the Whatcom Justice Network. Join us for a dialogue with Genevieve Jones on the present and future of criminal justice in Whatcom County. Listen now.
Full audio of the Whatcom Democrats Endorsement Meeting June 11, 2018. Listen here.
Audio for specific candidate races as follows:
16:30 – Rick Larsen, Stoney Bird and Collin Richard Carlson for Congress
33:15 – 42nd LD Position 1 Justin Boneau
41:13 – James Erb and Eric Richey for Whatcom County Prosecutor
55:33 – Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 3
67:40 – Debra Lakenoff, Alex Ramel, and Tom Pasma for 40th LD Representative
84:32 – 42nd LD State Senate Pinky Vargas and Tim Ballew
96:50 – Whatcom County Council, At-Large Aaron Thomas and Carol Frazey
We interview Deputy Criminal Prosecutor Eric Richey who is running for Whatcom County Prosecutor. Tim Johnson and Stephanie check in on which candidates have filed to run for office so far.
James Erb is running for the County Prosecutor seat, which is an open race for the first time in decades. One of the most interesting races this season.
42nd LD State Senate Candidate Tim Ballew in a candidate conversation about his experience, passion and position on the issues.
CNN Citizen Journalist Brooks Collins produced this report on the rally.
Joe Teehan of KGMI and “The Joe Show” joins the show to talk about WA State Legislature and Governor Jay Inslee leading the way on Voting Rights, protection against sexual harassment, orcas and more. Listen now
Michele Stelovich NW WA Labor Council
Rosalinda Guillen Community to Community
The death throes of the WA State Leg Session, labor, and the future(?) of unions. Guests: Rosalinda Guillen,, Executive Director of C2C and Michele Stelovich NW WA Labor Council. Listen now
C2Cs Rosalinda Guillen
EP 209 International Women’s Day all-woman roundtable: Women activists Rosalinda Guillen, Elizabeth Darrow, Malora Christensen and Catherine Chambers on women as leaders of movements, women fighting together, the history of IWD and how we are evolving to fight in the current climate. Listen now
EP 208 Bellingham Police Chief David Doll on I-940, WA State’s Initiative to change how officers who have fatally shot state citizens are prosecuted. Also: jails, funding, the meaning of “community policing” and his vision for the future of the Bellingham Police Department. Listen now
Bellingham Schools Rally and Walkout leaders Mehar Singh and Maggie Davis-Bower share their powerful voices on the day of the rally. Activist and mother, Liz Darrow joins the discussion.
Listen to Mehar’s rally speech here.
Listen to Adam Carlson’s rally speech here.