KBCS co-sponsored a Seattle Town Hall event featuring Thom Hartmann and Pramila Jayapal on February 19th. Here’s the recording from the evening.
President Trump’s recent executive order, which restricts immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, was met with widespread protest and confusion over the weekend. People who had just arrived in the U.S. were held at airports, and some were sent back out of the country, as Customs and Border Protection, activists, lawyers, and elected officials struggled to interpret the order’s implications. 7th District Representative Pramila Jayapal was working to get people released from Sea-Tac airport. Also at Sea Tac airport Saturday, Seattle city council member and activist Kshama Sawant led close to one thousand people in a protest. They voiced support for arriving immigrants and opposition to the ban. Listen to criticisms of the executive order, and find out what it was like for those who were protesting at Sea-Tac airport.
ENCORE BROADCAST – Women’s Equality Day is August 26th. It marks the day in 1920 when women were officially given the right to vote as part of the US constitution. This week, we revisit our conversations with local women about feminism.
- Episode 1 & 2 – University of Washington graduate, Hamdi Mohammed speaks with KBCS Producer, Yuko Kodama about how perspectives on Feminism
- Episode 3 & 4 – KBCS News Director Sonya Green speaks with Founder of the immigrant advocacy organization, One America and a candidate for state Senate, Pramila Jayapal about current women’s equality and rights activities.
- University of Washington Student, Monica Mendoza Castrejon shares what women’s equality means to her as a Chicana.
Music by Rushus “Magic of Fog”