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Breastfeeding and “The Big Latch On” Event

August 1st through 7th is World Breastfeeding week. Public education events to promote and support breastfeeding are held throughout the globe and in our region. Kristina Chamberlain is a certified nurse midwife, lactation consultant and co-owner of the women’s health center, Eastside Total Health and Lactation. She recently spoke with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about Washington State’s breastfeeding laws and “The Big Latch On“, an event that supports nursing moms.


Social Justice Film Festival

Social justice issues are brought to light through film this week with the Social Justice Film Festival.  The Festival features  60 documentaries and films exploring a range of social-justice topics including racism and poverty, criminal justice, and human rights around the world.

The opening film is Mothers of Bedford. It’s a documentary that follows five women as they attempt to “parent” their children from prison. The film is being shown in partnership with the Seattle non-profit, Books to Prisoners, an all-volunteer organization that works on behalf of prisoners who submit requests for reading material.


Laura Brady is the assistant director of the Social Justice Film Festival.

Dr. Tanya Erzen is the director of Freedom Education Project Puget Sound or FEPPS. The FEPPS is a college program in the Washington Corrections Center for Women.

Listen and download the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20131009_Social Justice Film Fest

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Alternative Pathways to Motherhood

As we reflect on Mothers this week, we look at some alternative pathways to motherhood. What do you do when you want to be a mother, but the road there is not so straightforward?

Today, we speak with mothers who have taken other routes to motherhood and a Fertility Physician who offers medical options for people who want to be a parent.


Angela Thyer is a fertility physician with the Seattle Reproductive Medicine.

Jennifer Lehr is a mom who used in-vitro fertilization.

Listen to the interview: KBCS_M+I_20130508_Alt Pathways to Motherhood

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