Environment

Cultural Connections: Very Special Sharing by The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers’ Agnes Baker Pilgrim

Cultural Connections‘ show hosts Candace and Michael Penney interview Agnes “Grandma Aggie” Baker Pilgrim, Chairwoman of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

Agnes "Grandma Aggie" Baker Pilgrim

Agnes “Grandma Aggie” Baker Pilgrim

Grandma Aggie is a Native American Spiritual Elder from Grants Pass, Oregon.  As the oldest member of her tribe, the Takelma, Grandma Aggie has been honored as a “Living Treasure” by the Confederated Tribe of Siletz and as a “Living Cultural Legend” by the Oregon Council on the Arts. Grandma Aggie is Candace’s Aunt.

Grandmother Aggie’s message is a rare gift to be shared both here on the Wild Rivers Coast and with the world community.

Friends of KCIW are invited to a very special event on Saturday, June 18th at 1:00 – 5:00 PM at the Howonquet Hall in Smith River where Grandma Aggie will speak about her experiences, share her wisdom, and discuss the documentary film, For the Next Seven Generations: The Grandmothers Speak.

You can visit Agnes Baker Pilgrim’s Facecbook page and let her know that you appreciate her wisdom and this program! At 92 years of age, her gift of storytelling and sharing are still a true passion.

The story behind the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers:

The Grandmothers came together from across the globe to create a council of women to bring a message to the rest of us. Their special voices have brought awareness to their deep concerns over the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty, the prevailing culture of materialism, the epidemics that threaten the health of Earth’s peoples, and the destruction of indigenous people’s ways of life.

The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers beleive that our ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today. They believe that the teaching of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future.

Hosts: Candace and Michael Penney; Producer: Skip Hunter; Recording Tech: Jim Newman; Sound Editor: Justin Only; Flute music: Michael Penney


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Flute music by Michael Penney.

 

Community Conversations: New KCIW Advisory Board Member Alyssa Babin Inspires Environmental Advocacy

KCIW’s Advisory Board’s newest member is Alyssa Babin, founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit called Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Alyssa Babin

Alyssa Babin

With much enthusiasm about environmental issues, Community Conversations show host Connie Hunter talk with Alyssa about her lover for our beautiful natural environment and her work dedicated to nurturing relationships, understanding local values, articulating threats, and presenting solutions for conservation efforts on the Wild Rivers Coast.

One of Alyssa’s environmental awareness initiatives is the upcoming Wild and Scenic Film Festival, which will take place at the Port of Brookings Harbor Kite Field on Saturday, May 28th, with a mingle starting time beginning at 7:00 PM and films starting at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on-line at bpt.me/2549565. Proceeds will benefit Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Beyond her extensive knowledge of environmental issues and advocacy, Alyssa shares a bit about her work with the Curry County League of Women Voters where she serves as Vice President.

KCIW is grateful to have Alyssa’s energy, knowledge, and sprite contribute to the Curry Coast Community Radio team.

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Jim Newman


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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Community Conversations: U.S. Forest Service Preparations for Upcoming Wildfire Season and Unfavorable Wildfire Trends

ForestThis special edition of Community Conversations covers a nationwide press conference where Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell address U.S. Forest Service discuss preparations for the 2016 wildfire season, unfavorable wildfire trends, and funding issues that limit the ability of the Forrest Service to manage forest resources while fighting a growing number wildfires.

Show host Connie Hunter supplies additional commentary and follow up with information from our local Curry County fire districts. Alongside Associated Press and other reporters, Connie was able to participate in the Press Conference via telephone. Hear what our KCIW show host asked on behalf of our neck of the woods!

The national policy governing our forests has deep and long lasting impact on our local forests. What can we do to save our forests? Listen to this program and find out!

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter

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Community Organizer: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Flyer

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In this episode of Community Organizer, Scott Clapson talks with Alyssa Babin about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival which will take place on Saturday, May 28th, at 7:00 PM at the Port of Brookings-Harbor Kite Field.

The film festival is hosted by Wild and Scenic Rivers, a local nonprofit focused on protecting and advocating for our wild and scenic natural spaces. Alyssa Babin is the Founder and Executive Director of Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Two of the films featured in the evening’s event showcase footage from two of our local rivers.

Tickets are $10, and volunteers are needed to help with the event.

Special thank you to Relay for Life for cosponsoring the event.

For more information contact Alyssa Babin at AlyssaBabin@gmail.com, 415-786-3304.

Host: Scott Clapson; Producer: Scott Clapson


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Our Community: The Incredible Monarch Butterfly

Do you love butterflies? Have you found yourself setting and watching while they fly from flower to flower?

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Candice Michel talks with Vicki Mion about the royalty of butterflies, the monarch butterfly, on this edition of Our Community.

Learn what makes the monarch special, their amazing multi-generational trans-continental migration, why their numbers are dwindling, and how you can help protect this magnificent species by turning your yard into a monarch way station.

Host: Candice Michel, Producer: Candice Michel


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Community Organizer: Kathryn Justman and the Peace Trail Learning Center

Kathryn Justman

Kathryn Justman hamming it up in up in the 2015 Azalea Festival Parade – Curry Coastal Pilot photo

In this edition of Community Organizer, host Scott Clapson talks with local social activist Kathryn Justman about her effort to promote peace, justice, and unity in our community and in the world at large. Learn about her concept of the five-Rs of “conscious evolution”, mentoring of young people using “holistic learning”, the importance of meditation, and above all, her ambitions Peace Trail Learning Center project.

Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with a member of our community who had devoted her life to improving the lives of others.


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Our Community: Kathleen Dickson on the Local Farmers Markets and Locally Produced Food

Candice Michel talks with Kathleen Dickson of OtterBee’s Farm & Fungi about Brookings-Harbor Farmers Markets and the many health and economic advantages of locally-produced food.


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