Living With Dementia
How can you tell if your loved one, who’s getting cranky and forgetful is depressed or has dementia? In 2013, former KBCS news director, Sonya Green, spoke with Mary Lou Brown, a caregiver to her husband who was diagnosed with dementia in 1996. Mary and her husband also tapped into a resources at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, in addition to activities like chess and harp.
Sonya Green also interviews Mary Jane Knecht, Manager of Adult Programs at Frye Art Museum in Seattle, about the museum’s here-now program, an arts engagement program for people with dementia and their caregiver.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and you’ll listen to an interview on how people with autism experience life. KBCS’s Sonya Green spoke with Sara Gardner, Bellevue College Autism Spectrum Navigator Program Director about the spectrum of Autism. The interview originally broadcast in 2015
Interview With Musician Naomi Wachira
Naomi Wachira is a Kenyan-American music artist living in Yakima today. KBCS’s Sonya Green asked Wachira about her approach to music at our studios a few years ago. Also included in this segment is Naomi Wachira’s new release “Heart of a Man”. Naomi Wachira will be performing at SoFar in Seattle on June 29th.
Freedom Rides of the 60’s to Protest Segregation
in 1961, civil rights activists boarded interstate buses, making trips throughout the American South, to protest segregation in bus terminals. The group started out with 13 people but many joined the movement. Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. was inspired to become a freedom rider and played a key role early on in the organizing of the Selma, Alabama voting rights campaign. KBCS’s Sonya Green interviewed Dr. Layfayette Jr. about his experiences as a freedom rider and civil rights leader, in this four-part series.