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What Distinguishes Sephardic Jewish Communities?

The new graphic novel, We Are Not Strangers, is a story about the relationship of a Japanese American family and a Sephardic Jewish family leading up to and after WWII. 

The book’s author, Josh Tuininga, Densho Founder, Tom Ikeda and Dr. Devin Naar, University of Washington, Associate Professor of History & Jewish Studies will speak about the parallels and relationships between these communities on Monday, October 23rd at Third Place Books.

Dr. Devin Naar speaks about the characteristic culture of the Sephardic Jewish  group, largely from Mediterranean regions in the Jewish diaspora , in comparison to the Ashkenazi Jewish groups from Central and Eastern Europe.

Producers: Lucy Braginski and Yuko Kodama

Photo: Naar standing beside fragments from the Jewish cemetery of Salonica built into the old city walls (2014) | Photo by Argilo Mitilinou

 

Chinese New Year 2023

Chinese New Year is January 22nd.  The season is marked with celebrations involving food,  feasts with loved ones, firecrackers and lion and dragon dances.  We bring you an interview with Dr. Connie So, a Teaching Professor at the American Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Washington, Seattle and President of OCA Asian Pacific Advocates of Greater Seattle.

Here is a link to the Seattle Times list of Lunar New Year events for this year

 

Councilmember Larry Gossett: From Harlem to the Mob Attack on the Country’s Capitol Building

A KBCS interview with one of our region’s powerful leaders, Councilmember Larry Gossett.  He served as King County Councilmember between the years of 1993 and 2019.  Councilmember Gossett was also an active Black Panther Party member and was a founding member of the University of Washington Black Student Union.  Listen to the experiences that transformed his life, and informed his approach to public service.

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Unmute the Commute: Seniors’ Health and Public Transit

On today’s Unmute the Commute we look at the relationship between riding public transit and the health of older adults. Produced by Michelle Wallar Martin.

Unmute the Commute: The Access Map

Seattle’s steep hills can make traversing the city difficult for those with limited mobility. But, computer scientists at the University of Washington hope to help with a map that routes people through public elevators and lower grade streets. Today’s story: The Access Map. Produced by Casey Martin and Hans Anderson.

To test out new versions of the Access Map, contact uwtcat@uw.edu.