The trial of Larry and Carri Williams in Skagit County has revealed details of alleged child abuse, and highlighted gaps in protection of adopted children in Washington.
Read it in the Seattle Times. Originally published August 19, 2013.
Don Taniguchi, third-generation manager of the Publix Hotel in the Chinatown International District, tours through the hotel rooms and halls where he grew up, recounting his memories from the past.
Audio and video production by Anna Boiko-Weyrauch.
Photos by Ken Lambert.
BURLINGTON — Against a backdrop of blackberries ripening in the afternoon sun, about 100 striking migrant farmworkers at Sakuma Bros. Farms chanted and protested here Wednesday after wage negotiations with the company broke down and the latest work stoppage entered a third day.
The workers say Sakuma has threatened to evict them from company-owned housing if they don’t return to work.
Read it in the Seattle Times. Originally published July 24, 2013.
While most area churches are continuing to sponsor Scouting troops under a new policy that gay children must be allowed to join, three churches are ending their sponsorships while other churches, and some Scouting families, are conflicted by the change.
Read it in the Seattle Times. Originally published June 24, 2013.
Outside the Tyson plant in Noel, Mo., a sign reads, “Now hiring, call today.” Immigrants and refugees are the ones flocking to work here, not locals.
At 4:30 p.m., cars arrive at the plant to drop off night shift workers wearing flowered skirts and hijabs. The approximately 1,500 employees come from Africa, the Pacific, Latin America and Asia.
“I get a lot of that, ‘Missouri?’” Micronesian migrant Lou Rehobson said, laughing. “We like it here.”
He once picked fruit as a teenager in California. Now, middle-aged, Garrido just bought a new tractor. He remembers when it was delivered to his day job at an autobody shop. When Garrido went out to sign for the vehicle, his boss looked shocked.
“You’re the one who bought the tractor?” he asked.
KEXP and AIR (The Association of Independents in Radio) present a new series that demonstrates the power of music through intriguing personal stories ranging from an astronaut, teenager, surgeon, dancer, Yoruba priest and more.
I produced these stories as AIR’s Live Interactive Resident for Fall 2010.
Editorial oversight by Kevin Cole. Engineering help by Matt Ogaz. Live Interactive is a collaboration of KEXP and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio with financial support from AIR members worldwide, Recovery.gov, and the National Endowment for the Arts which believe a great nation deserves great art.
Correspondent Anna Boiko-Weyrauch reports on efforts by some Tuaregs in the west African country of Mali to preserve their traditional language. Mali is the answer to today’s Geo Quiz.