Michelle Valentine, producer of the League's Magazine on the Air
Michelle Valentine, producer of the League's Magazine on the Air

On the second Monday of the month, at 6 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Snohomish County produces a KSER 90.7 radio program about issues of importance to the voters of Snohomish County. (If you can't get good reception on KSER 90.7 FM, try KXIR 89.9 FM Freeland. )

The last six months of this "Magazine on the Air" are archived here, for your listening. If you want to hear an older LWV-SC program, email us, lwvsnohomishcounty@gmail.com, attention Michelle Valentine. You can purchase a CD of the program for $2 (production, handling, and mailing).

January 14, 2019

The League celebrates its 100th birthday in August, 1920, with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Hear the first in a year-long series of “Centennial Minutes” highlighting women suffragists in Washington state who worked for decades to win the vote for women.  LWV-SC member Rita Ireland leads off this series talking about Emma Smith DeVoe. Then Michelle Valentine interviews Ann Murphy, LWV-WA board president as she reviews past successes of the League of Women Voters in Washington and the challenges ahead in the 2019 Washington Legislature.

December 10, 2018

(This program starts at 1 minute 35 seconds into the track.) League member Brenda Bolanos-Ivory interviews Robert Smiley with The Hand Up Project discussing homelessness and addiction.  Later we hear a statement from Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers and a description of the latest efforts by a combined countywide task force to identify and assist people on the streets who need shelter and a way to get clean from their addictions.

November 12, 2018

This month we hear excerpts from a League-sponsored forum, "Diversity -  Conflict to Cohesion," held at Everett Community College.  Karen Crowley hosted this edition with introductions from Past President Pat Fogarty-Cramer and moderator Bob Drewel, former Snohomish County Executive.  The forum panelists are Cameron Calder, Social Justice & Current Events Coordinator for Student LIFE EvCC;  Kathy Coffey, Executive Director of Leadership, Snohomish County; Juan Peralez, President Latinos/Chicanos Unidos, Snohomish County; Dr. Janice Greene, President of NAACP, Snohomish County; David Ortiz, Chair, Communities of Color Coalition; and Ayesha Kahn, Muslim Educator, Mukilteo Community Activist.

October 8, 2018

Closing out our 2018 election series, League moderator Lisa Utter introduces a combined live and pre-recorded program.  First we hear live from 1st Congressional District candidates, Rep. Suzan DelBene and opponent Jeffrey Beeler.  Then we hear pros and cons for the four initiatives on the ballot:

  • I-1631 Clean Energy Clean Air, Concerns Pollution: Pro Becky Kelley and Con Dana Bieber
  • I-1634 Taxation of Groceries, concerns taxation of certain items intended for human consumption: Pro Debbie Gath and Con statement from Dr. Mary Ann Bauman
  • I-1639 Concerns Firearms: Pro Stephen Poilini and Con Dave Workman
  • I-940 Concerns Law Enforcement: Pro Leslie Cushman and Con statement from the WA State Fraternal Order of Police

September 10, 2018

League member Brenda Belanos-Ivory moderates this month's edition with a focus on issues in Everett and a live call-in program.  The first segment features the two Propositions which will appear on the November ballots in Everett-Proposition 1: Approve or reject districts and Proposition 2.A: Five district council members and two city-wide council members, or 2.B: Four district council members and three city-wide council members.  Megan Dunn with Everett Districts Now presented the propositions.  The second segment of the Magazine on the Air introduces the two candidates for Everett Council Position 4:  Tyler Rourke and Liz Vogeli.  Listen to their positions and answers to questions posed by listeners.

August 13, 2018

Learn along with League moderator Karen Madsen about the judicial races in Snohomish County. They don't appear on the Primary ballot, but only on the General Election ballot for November 7th. We start off with Everett attorney Ann Brice explaining how judicial races have to follow a different set of rules for campaigning than other races, for example, what can be asked of candidates and what can't. We then hear from the WA State Supreme Court candidates Susan Owens, Steve Gonzalez, and Sheryl Gordon McCloud, and the two Cascade District Court candidates Jennifer Rancourt and Kristen Olbrechts.