Ep. 136. Extended Edition: Conversation with Mayor Kelli Linville on the name of the Pickett Bridge, recent Bellingham hate crimes, Camp Zapata and workers fired from Sarbanand, homelessness and more.
Links from the show: Whatcom Homeless Service Center‘s Homeless Outreach Team: (360) 312-3717
Contact the Mayor:
Mayor Kelli Linville
Antonio Garcia and farm-workers protest Sumas’ Sarbanand Farms. Honesto Silva Ibarra died August 6, 2017 Photo: Megan Farmer, KUOW
Ep. 135. The death of 28 year old farmworker Honesto Silva Ibarra, and the worker walk-out at Sarbanand Farms. Citizen Journalist Liz Darrow speaks with Community to Community Development’s Edgar Franks and Rosalinda Guillen and Junga Subedar with the Whatcom Civil Rights Project and Racial Justice Coalition about their organizations’ responses to the 2017 Whatcom County Jail proposal.. Dave Willingham speaks with Congressman Rick Larsen.
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Edgar Franks, Rosalinda Guillen and Junga Subedar on Whatcom Jail Proposal.
Rep. Rick Larsen Interview.
Episode 133: Hot Primary in the City.
Interviews with At-Large City Council Candidates:
Incumbent Roxanne Murphy, challenger Jean Layton, and Eric Bostrom,
Ep. 132: Whatcom County Jail Moves Forward.
Former City/County Councilman Seth Fleetwood joins in the joins the group to discuss the city and county vote to move the Whatcom County Jail proposal forward. Also, Findings from the VERA Institute and Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Task Force on jail growth in the county, and Blocking the Capital Budget.
Ep 131. County Council – race for District 2! We interview candidates Todd Donovan and Amy Glasser, both vying for progressive votes in the new North Bellingham District 2.
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Amy Glasser’s interview.
Todd Donovan’s interview.
Ep. 130 WA Leg Budget Woes – Hanging in the Balance. As Washington State veers toward a shut-down, we look why, what implications exist for us, and rant a bit about the whole thing.
Ep. 129. Housing Crisis! Bellingham Town Hall highlights, sound bites and review of the Bellingham City Council’s Town Hall on our city’s housing issues with Guest Malora Christensen, Associate Director of Housing at Catholic Community Services
Ep. 128: Councilman Satpal Sidhu on environment, partisan politics and the future of Whatcom County.
Also, Edgar Frans and Junga Subedar on systemic racism and the Paris Climate Agreement – an interview with Citizen Journalist Liz Darrow.
Ep. 127: Policy expert and member of the local Muslim community Sameer Ahmed on recent hate crimes, racism and questions non-Muslims have about the Holy month of Ramadan.
Ep. 126 Whatcom County Councilman Barry Buchanan on Cherry Point, county jail and Whatcom’s future. Also: City Candidate Roundup, WA Leg Special Session redux, Fergie love-fest, and what you can and can’t do with your phone in the car.
Ep. 125: City Councilman Dan Hammill on the new Whatcom County Jail proposal, incarceration alternatives, and homelessness and housing. Also, County Candidate Roundup!
Ep. 124. Catholic Community Associate Director of Housing Malora Christensen and Port Commissioner Michael McAuley on the Port of Bellingham’s rejection of the city’s offer, the future of a city homeless shelter, and homelessness issues in Bellingham. Also, a farewell to former WA Governer, Mike Lowry. Listen now.