On the Ground in Poland to help Ukrainians Fleeing War
What’s happening on the ground in Poland where Ukrainians are fleeing to by the thousands? A local Sammamish resident and his brother are there to help.
Here is information on their project, Suitcases for Ukraine.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo Credit: Lance and Thury Foster
The Local Japanese American Community after Pearl Harbor
On December 7th, 1941, Japan’s military attacked Pearl Harbor. On December 8th, the following day, the United States declared war on Japan.
This series of events forever changed the lives of the Japanese American community along the west coast of this country. This set of excerpts from the Densho Project oral histories, highlight what some of the younger local Japanese Americans experienced at that time.
Special thanks to the Densho Project for the audio.
Producers: Jim Cantu, Devin Williams and Yuko Kodama
Image: from the Densho Project
Commemoration of the Bombing of Hiroshima
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in estimates of over 200,000 deaths within months of the event. This was the first of two of the only nuclear weapons used on civilians in the world’s history.
Shirley Shimada’s family is from a fishing village outside of Hiroshima. She shares her family’s stories about how bewildered the Japanese people were with the impact of this new munition. (more…)
From Hiroshima to Hope
“From Hiroshima to Hope” is an event commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan that occurred on August 6, 1945. The evening features musical performances, a Buddhist meditation, and floating lanterns on Seattle’s Green Lake. (more…)
Yemen’s War and Health Crisis
Yemen is in a humanitarian crisis, as bombings and medical and food blockades continue. Listen to local perspectives on the conditions in this country.
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.