How Small Businesses are Critical to Community
Laura Clise, the Founder and CEO of Intentionalist, describes why moving away from a transactional economy to a relational economy is so important for the health of our communities. Intentionalist is an online directory and guide promoting businesses owned by black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ, veteran and differently-abled communities.
Navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Transgender Veteran
A federal judge has placed a temporary stay on President Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers. Meanwhile, transgender veterans struggle to navigate for appropriate healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with transgender U.S. army veteran Brooke Wylie about her experiences in advocating for services.
Native Veteran: Philip Red Eagle
People of color served in the Vietman war in greater numbers then their percentage of the population. Native Americans had the highest record of military service per capita of any ethnic group.
KBCS Reporter, Jim Cantu interviewed Philip H. Red Eagle of the Dakota, Sioux, S’Klallam and Steilacom tribes. Red Eagle is a Native Veteran, Writer, Carver, Co-founder of the Tribal Journeys, Co-founder of the literary journal, Raven Chronicles and author of the award winning Red Earth: A Vietnam Warrior’s Journey. Red Eagle speaks about his service, and his healing journey from post traumatic stress disorder.
Unmute the Commute: Ride Along to the VA
Have you ever wondered what it’s like for veterans to get around town? For this week’s Unmute the Commute, ride along with us to the VA center in Seattle. Produced by Casey Martin. (more…)
The Korean War – The First Desegregated Modern U.S. War
The Korean War, often referred to as the Forgotten War, has a significant place in history. It marked the first time in modern America that many black soldiers fought alongside their white counterparts. In 1950 the military was segregated which changed by the end of the war. Local retired captain Clifford Donnelly talks about his experiences serving during the Korean war with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama. (This piece originally aired in 2015)
photo: courtesy of Mark K.
Speaking Out Against the Occupation of Palestine
In Israel, former soldiers speak out against the military’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. They’re part of a group of veterans called Breaking the Silence. They document violations and abuse by the military, the heavy toll on Palestinians and the lasting impact on Israeli soldiers.
KBCS News & Public Affairs Director, Sonya Green interviewed Breaking the Silence co-founder, Yehuda Shaul.