Yes! Magazine: Affordable Housing
Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with fellow reporter Chris Winters about looking at affordable housing solutions from different angles in the multi-faceted housing crisis. To find out more, check out the article “Tiny Houses Alone Can’t Solve the Housing Crisis. But Here’s What Can“.
Yes! Magazine: Sanctuary Policies and Deportation
We have some new information about how the US government is addressing deportations. According to a new study from the Pew Research center, nationwide deportations made by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2017 increased 30% from the previous year. These increases are not distributed evenly. In regions where city and state governments worked hand-in-hand with ICE, deportations increased more than 75%. In regions where sanctuary policies are more prevalent, increases remained relatively low. YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with magazine fellow Micheal Dax who wrote the article “A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted ‘Welcoming’ Policies“.
Yes! Magazine: Students Against Violence Everywhere
While lawmakers continue to argue over gun laws, student across the nation have been actively organizing to reduce student violence in their schools. Students Against Violence Everywhere has established 100’s of clubs throughout 40 states. There offer programs focused on reducing youth violence at schools and in their communities. YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams interviews magazine fellow Kevon Paynter who wrote on this movement in the article “Students Look Beyond Gun Control Laws to Prevent Violence—and It’s Working“.
Yes! Magazine: Farming From a Shipping Container
Up next is a story from Yes! Magazine about a different take on farming. Yes! Magazine’s Bailey Williams and Isabelle Morrison discuss why some people grow food in shipping containers. To find out more, check out the article on Yes! Magazine’s website, “Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers“.
Yes! Magazine: Restaurant Featuring Grandma Chefs from Around the World
What foods and thoughts come to mind when you think of your grandma’s meals? Imagine going to a restaurant where grandmas are the chief chefs. YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with reporter Shaima Shamdeen about Staton Island’s Enotecha Maria restaurant. The first floor of the restaurant features grandma’s Italian food and the second floor offers rotating grandma chefs from around the world. To find out more, check out YES! Magazine’s online article, “The Restaurant Where Grandmas Cook to Share Their Cultures“.
Yes! Magazine: Multiracial Families
What happens when white parents adopt black children and move to black neighborhoods? YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams interviews the magazine’s contributor Angela Tucker about this topic, based on the magazine’s article, “What Happens When White Parents Adopt Black Children and Move to Black Neighborhoods“.
Military Gear and Local Law Enforcement in our Region
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.
Sanctuary Services for Undocumented Immigrants
Legal representation for undocumented immigrants is a large need to fill. In April, the King County Council approved funding to assist this need. Even with the county’s funding, a gap remains. At a recent YES! Magazine panel, immigrant experts gathered to discuss support for sanctuary services and legal support. This four-part series features excerpts from various speakers from the event.
New York’s Plan to Make College Free
YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with investigative reporter Jay Gabriel about details associated with New York state’s new kind of scholarship program that aims to make college free. Find out the unique way New York is giving students a hand paying for college.
The Impact of Science Activism and Marches
What role can ordinary citizens have in ensuring scientific programs and studies retain funding? YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Steven Miller, one of the magazine’s Senior Editors, about stepped up activism outlined in the recent article After the March for Science, Keep Moving. They discuss why science cannot be silent.