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, email@example.com, attention Michelle Valentine. You can purchase a CD of the program for $2 (production, handling, and mailing).
League member Karen Madsen interviews Duncan Clauson, newly hired Voter Outreach Specialist in the Snohomish County Auditor's Office Elections Division. Duncan has been working along with the LWV-SC to increase voter registrations. Hear about the Inglemoor High School event that registered over 150 students in one day! Learn about the opportunities for training for election night observers and positions for hire to serve in the election process.
Join us to learn the latest on women's Pay Equity with League moderator Lisa Utter and guests Terri Lyndeke, president of the Washington State National Organization of Women, and Lisa Stone, Executive Director for Legal Voice, based in Seattle. We hear about the broad agendas for the two groups and their focus on pay equity and the disparity between genders and races for equal work.
League member Chad Kinzel interviews guests T. Spark Corwin, M.D., and League member Stephanie Woerfel, who delve into the current status of Single Payer Healthcare in the United States and Universal Healthcare. Dr. Corwin is an Everett urologist with a longstanding interest and support for single payer care.
League member Chad Kinzel interviews Monica Sullivan and Ed Glazer, teachers in the Everett School District, about the English Learner program. Snohomish County, and particularly Everett, have had a significant growth in the number of students from outside the US. Children from 6-15 years old enter schools having had with no schooling in their home countries, sometimes due to war, disasters, or refugee status. Everett has developed and strongly supported programs for these children to learn the English language and move forward to become productive students. Listen to the various strategies used, stories about specific children and their barriers, and an invitation to share some of your time to grow this program.
This month League member Brenda Belanos-Ivory interviewed the newly-elected and first female mayor of Everett, Cassie Franklin. Mayor Franklin served on the Everett City Council before successfully running for mayor in 2017. She shares her “state of the city” remarks and answers additional questions about homelessness, the opiate crisis in Everett, low barrier housing and more.
Our guests take on the issue of disputes and civil discourse. League moderator Karen Madsen is joined by Jacquelyn Styrna, the executive director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Skagit County, and John Reid, a volunteer mediator, who describe the DRC services, costs, and operation. They then turn to the broader topic of civil discourse as it's being played out in our communities and country lately.
Much has happened since our original June 12, 2017 program describing the issue of creating districts for electing members of the Everett City Council. In this program we provide the latest updates on what has transpired. Everett Districts Now was formed and a council member has proposed a commission. Listen to Jon Bauer from The Everett Herald, Megan Dunn with Everett Districts Now, and Greg Lineberry, long-time Everett resident, talk about details of the initiative signature gathering, costs, options for 4-3 or 5-2 districts, and more.