Seattle Street Responses to the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict
On April 21st, 2021, Former Minneapolis law enforcement officer, Derek Chauvin. was charged guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd, a black father. KBCS reporter, Gol Holghooghi took to the streets of Seattle’s Central District and Capitol Hill neighborhood to ask people about their impressions after this historic event.
Producers: Gol Holghooghi and Yuko Kodama
Photo: courtesy of Kristin Wall
Omari Salisbury of Converge Media Reflects on a Year of Covering our Community
March 19th is the one-year anniversary of Converge Media‘s Morning Update Show. The program started as an informational service for Seattle’s Black community during the Coronavirus outbreak. After the murder of George Floyd, thousands in this region sprung into a flurry of activity and demonstration demanding more police accountability and calling out racial inequities in our social systems. Converge Media’s Co-Founder, Omari Salisbury and the Converge team worked tirelessly, recording interviews and documenting the people, atmosphere and interactions on the streets during this intense time.
How to be a Good White Ally
Social media is abuzz about race, as the #BlackLivesMatter movement sweeps the country. White allies are stepping forward, to help. Find out what it takes to be a good white ally. Black Musician, Athlete and Activist, Aron Lee speaks with KBCS reporter, Kevin Henry.
Producers: Kevin Henry and Yuko Kodama
Photo: Aron Lee
Seattle George Floyd Protest
Protests of the police involved killing of George Floyd have swept the country since last week. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi went to one of these protests in Seattle on May 30th and brings us the voices and sounds from the event. She also talks with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about what she observed and experienced there. (more…)