The Trump Administration is rolling back Obama-era restrictions on the federal government giving military gear to local police forces. KBCS contributing reporter, James Trimarco spoke with former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper about what this means for our region.
YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with editor James Trimarco about a Solution for Keeping Independent Businesses Local called RedTire, short for the phrase “Redefine Your Retirement.” Included in the discussion is how RedTire functions as a business retirement matchmaking service to help rural communities.
How do you persuade investors that Tar Sand projects are toxic? YES! Magazine highlights a recent story regarding the Race to Stop Tar Sands Pipeline Financing. Media and Outreach Manager for YES! Magazine, Susan Gleason speaks with Senior Editor James Trimarco about his coverage on this topic. (more…)
In 2012, Barack Obama sign a piece of legislation called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, expanding what can be done with crowd funding. YES! Magazine highlights a recent story regarding how this rule change could potentially open up more funding for affordable housing. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Senior Editor James Trimarco to find out more.
Are chimps legally entitled to the same rights as humans? YES! Magazine highlights a recent story involving personhood for chimps. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Senior Editor James Trimarco.
On April 13th, 2017, the US dropped a massive bomb in Afghanistan. Reports are that some locals thought a nuclear bomb had been used on them. Yes! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Yes! Magazine Senior Editor, James Trimarco about the impacts of the bombing.
What does Seattle’s lawsuit against the Trump administration mean for us? On March 29th, 2017, the city of Seattle filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for threatening to withhold federal grant money from cities like Seattle, who don’t comply with enforcing federal immigration laws. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason and James Trimarco get into the history of Sanctuary Cities and the lawsuit’s possible outcomes.
The 2018 budget blueprint is slated to cut nearly all areas of government, outside of the military and immigration enforcement. It defunds domestic programs for the arts, humanities, and public broadcasting. It also cuts deeply into assistance for rural communities, where the president garnered significant support during the election. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with magazine senior editor James Trimarco about the impacts of proposed budget cuts to domestic programs in low income communities.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was a strong supporter of fracking and received significant contributions from the oil and gas industry. Last week, the Senate confirmed his appointment as the new EPA director. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with YES! Magazine senior editor, Stephen Miller about this and other stories in the news. To read more, check out YES! Magazine’s online article Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt.
Mass nationwide strikes, in resistance to the current administration, are in the works. One has been declared for this Friday, February 17th. Another is being organized for International Women’s Day, March 8th. YES! Magazine Senior Editor, James Trimarco has been following the discussions on strikes, and shared his perspective on the March 8th mass strike in particular. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with him by phone and asked if a strike today might be similar to labor strikes that the US has seen in the past.
The Chicago Teachers Union and the National Organization for Women are two groups supporting the March 8th mass strike. For more information on this strike you can refer to YES! Magazine’s article titled Are Americans Ready to Strike? or the Guardian article titled Women of America: We’re Going on Strike. Join Us so Trump will See Our Power. Another general strike is being discussed for this Friday, February 17th.