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Sound Living - Congressman Rick Larsen

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KSER_SoundLiving_20100415_Rep_Rick_Larsen.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-04-09
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Congressman Rick Larsen is serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Larsen represents the Second Congressional District of Washington state, which stretches from northern Snohomish County clear to the Canadian border, encompassing all of Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties. He’s been in the front lines of the debates on health care reform, the drug war, U.S. Trade policy and the Air Force Tanker project. Share your ideas and join the conversation with Congressman Rick Larsen.  

Sound Living - Fat & Getting Fatter: Obesity in our Children

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KSER_SoundLiving_20100416_Obesity-in-our-Children.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-04-16
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As Americans, we have never been fatter…and the consequences are having far reaching impacts on our health…and the cost of health care.

Diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease and more are all health concerns that are costly to treat…and relatively easy to prevent with diet and exercise.

What ideas do you have to address the problem and help reduce the cost of health care?

Join the conversation about obesity in our children and us: 425-303-9070 or on Facebook.

Mel Sheldon, Chairman, Tulalip Tribes

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KSER_MyStory_Mel_Sheldon.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-07-09
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Mel SheldonFrom his childhood, to his service in Vietnam, to his years as a commercial fisherman, and now Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tulalip Tribes, Mel Sheldon shares his story and discusses contemporary issues.

This interview made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program.

Connie Weinstein and Peggy Haig: My Stories from World War II

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KSER_MyStory_ConnieWeinstein_and_PeggyHaig_WW2_Memories.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-07-16
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London Blitz15 years old, living in England at the start of the War, Lynnwood resident Connie Weinstein still has vivid memories of those years.

Across the Atlantic in the US, Edmonds' Peggy Haag was six at the start of the War, and recently wrote a book about her life in the war years.

The Edmonds residents share their memories and compare the experiences they had as civilians in two very different places during World War II.

Carl Gipson, Everett treasure - My Story

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KSER_MyStory_CarlGipson.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-07-30
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Carl GipsonCarl Gipson helped Everett grow up and mature.

Born and raised in Arkansas, this son of a slave settled in Everett in the 1950s after a tour of duty at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

Now 85, Carl Gipson was the first African-American on the Everett City Council. He was elected in 1971 and served on the council for 24 years.

This interview made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program.

Parisfoot: Parier sur la coupe du monde de foot

Larry Hanson, Publisher Emeritus, Daily Herald

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KSER_MyStory_Larry_Hanson.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-08-06
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Larry HansonFor almost half a century Larry Hanson was part of bringing the news to Snohomish County in the Herald Newspaper.

From his beginnings with the paper as a messenger and to his long tenure as President and Publisher, Larry shares his stories from the “good old days” of newspaper reporting.

This interview made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program. 

Joannie Jackson Schendel, A life in song

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KSER_MyStory_JoannieJacksonSchendel.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-09-24
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Joannie Jackson SchendelEveryone American fought World War II in one way or another. Joannie Jackson Schendel fought the war from the stage of USO shows here and abroad.

Then, she moved her talent to the Great White Way -Broadway in New York.

Joannie recalls the times, the songs and the era that many consider the best of times for the United States and music

Helen Thayer, Explorer

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KSER_MyStory_Helen_Thayer.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-10-01
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Helen Thayer & CharlieNamed by National Geographic as "One of the Great Explorers of the 20th Century", in 1988 Everett Resident Helen Thayer became the first woman to walk to the Magnetic North Pole.

Her best-selling book Polar Dream tells the story of her historic adventure with her beloved companion Charlie, her protector from the ever-constant threat of polar bear attack.

Helen shares these stories and what she's learned from a life-time of exploration and adventure.

This interview made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program.

Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs, Conductor, Everett Symphony

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KSER_MyStory_Paul-Elliott_Cobbs.mp3
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Date Aired
2010-09-03
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Paul-Elliott Cobbs26 years ago Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobb walked into the offices of the Everett Symphony as conductor and music director.

That was many years ago but also a long way from growing up as an African-American kid in the tough neighborhoods of Detroit.

Dr. Cobbs shares the stories of his childhood and his triumphs as an internationally known conductor and scholar.

This interview made possible in part by assistance from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Program

Investment check up time

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KSER_GettingYourDoughRise_20110426.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-04-26
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Now that taxes are over for most of us, it's a good time for a checkup. Host Chuck Noel brings Seattle money manager Bill Smead of Smead Capital Management back for the hour to share investment insights with listeners.

Also, Robert Krughoff, editor of Puget Sound Consumers' Checkbook, will discuss findings on topics such as reputable local doctors, supermarkets, homeowner's insurance, and computers, all of which are detailed in the Checkbook's recent issue.
 

Sound Living - Bottled Water: Myths & Realities

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KSER_SoundLiving_20110422_Bottled_Water.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-04-22
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The “dirty little secret” most bottled water companies don’t want you to know is that your tap water is more than likely safer and cleaner than the bottled water you buy. In fact, many bottled water companies just pull the water out of the “municipal tap",  filter it a bit and sell it back to you at 400 times the price you'd pay for plain tap water.

Rebecca Wolfe 
lives in Edmonds. She has been fighting the battle against bottled water for a long time. She played a key role in getting a proposed bottle water plant for Everett disapproved. She talks about what’s wrong with bottled water…and the bottle it comes in.

Sound Living 2011-08-12 Muslims in America

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KSER_SoundLiving_20110812_Musims_in_America_Saddiqui.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-08-12
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Jeff Siddiqui is a Pakistani-American living in Lynnwood.  He is also a Muslim.  He has experienced the hatred; ffear and distruct Muslims live with in a post 9/11 America.  But, rather than be silent and avoiding calling attention to himself, he is outspoken and upfront about the prejudices and mistreatment aimed at Muslims.  He blogs, he speaks, he is public in his efforts to combat anti-Muslimism in this country.  Read his bog at www.penjihad.wordpress.com

Sound Living - South Everett Neighborhood Assoc.

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South Everett Neighborhood Center.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-09-07
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KSER reporter Bruce Wirth speaks with Program Manager Winnie Corral and Program Coordinator Juanita Clifford of the South Everett Neighborhood Association & Familias Unidas.

Talking to Animals

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KSER_SoundLiving_20110923_Talking_to_Animals.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-09-23
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What are animals really trying to tell us? Sound Living host Ed Bremer talks with Lynnwood resident Rachel Millikan about her experience as an Animal Communicator.

Rachel Millikan is on the web at BeyondBarking.com

Taking College Education to Prisoners

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02_11_11_Idleburg_UBB.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-02-11
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Sound Living host Ed Bremer talks with Gary Idleburg, co-founder of University Beyond Bars, a non-profit organization that brings college classes to prisoners at Monroe.

Sail Around the Americas

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KSER_SoundLiving_20110708_Sail_Around_The Americas_Schrader.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-07-08
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Sound Livinig host Ed Bremer talks with Captain Schrader about his trip North to South, sailing around the Americas, to call attention to the declining health and quality of the world's oceans.

Sail Around the Americas

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KSER_SoundLiving_20110708_Sail_Around_The Americas_Schrader_1.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-07-08
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Sound Living host Ed Bremer talks with Captain Mark Schrader of Camano Island.  Captain Schrader and crew sailed north to south from Seattle around the Americas.  The sail was to call attention to the declining health of our oceans and to raise awareness of the need to pay attention to the oceans because they are the source of life on earth.

The Doctors on Sound Living

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KSER_Sound Living_20110929_The_Doctors.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-09-29
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Drs. Kasra Pournadeali, Stacey Welles and Rebecca Dirks answer questions about health and wellness from a Natruopathic perspective.  Called-in and emailed questions are welcome each week.  This week's topics included how diet affects your health and how an improved diet can positively impact blood pressure and more.

Archiving the Pacific Northwest Folk Sound

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KSER_SoundLiving_20110930_Archiving_Folk_Music_Nelson.mp3
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Date Aired
2011-09-12
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Sound Living host Ed Bremer talks with Bob Nelson and John Vallier.  Bob has been involved with the Puget Sound Folk Music "Scene" since 1953 when he co-founded the Northwest Folklore Society.  He's been collecting records of the music and musicians ever since.  He recently began cateloging and digitizing the music for the University of Washington archives.  John Vallier is the Head of Distributed Media Services at the U/W Odegaard Library.  He is helping to make the recordings available on line.