The Science Of Poverty

Hosted by:

Jesse Quintana

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Science of Poverty

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Hello all

It is a privilege to be able to teach and explore the topic of poverty with you all with some incredible conversations. I will tell you that in all the years I have been teaching others about this subject, my reward is seeing the compassion that I choose to communicate with others, catching like wildfire.  I have plenty of topics to last years on this show, plus more.  I promise a few things to you all.

 

1) I will endeavor to provide the most clear and truthful answer that I can.

2) I am only human, thus I make mistakes. If you hear a mistake by all means, tell me.

3) Respect for all.

4) well, If I can think of any more, I will let you all know.

 

Poverty is not the best or popular of all subjects to talk about, but I have found that in this subject you will find what humanity truly is.

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A few good reads for anyone who is thirsty for knowledge.

The criminalization of poverty.

 

Statistics and Homeless count for 2015

This year’s Point In Time numbers.

 

Wondering how many homeless were addicts in 2015?  This may surprise you.

Washington state homeless count.

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Based on our last show, we discussed the idea that Native Americans drink too much.  Here is the article in which I referred to.

No, Native Americans aren’t genetically more susceptible to alcoholism.

 

Our last show, we discussed how the DEA (Drug Enforcement Admin) classifies drugs.  Here is the official description of what a Drug schedule is.

D.E.A. / Drug Scheduling

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Transgender individuals and LGBTQ sensitivity training given by Beth Mies from The ORION Project Epic Advocacy

http://epicadvocacy.online/about/advocacy-reports/   (Sorry, could not do a hyperlink here.)

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This is the book I was talking about,  “Boundaries” by Henry Cloud, and John Townsend.  A great read for those of you who need help in how to set your personal boundaries and to keep to them.

For those of you who want more information on the criminalization of the Homeless, and hate crimes against our vulnerable populations please go to http://nationalhomeless.org

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Other links from the Disabilities episode we ran with Meghan Apshaga from Disability Rights Washington.

County Jails, Statewide Problems         http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/county-jails-statewide-problems

The Need for Accessible Voting in Jail:         http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/text-only-need-accessible-voting-jail-august-2016

You Can’t Just “Tell”           http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/you-cant-just-tell-new-report-avid-jail-project

The videos I mentioned:

www.bottomdollarsmovie.com            This links to the trailer for Bottom Dollars, the documentary on the subminimum wage. There is a link to find a screening near you (including the screening at Gonzaga on Oct. 27), and a link to host a screening.

www.ontheoutsmovie.com             This links to the full documentary, On the Outs, which follows three inmates being released from Washington Dept. of Corrections.

The book that was mentioned is Trauma Stewardship by Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky with Connie Burk.

Lastly, the multimedia report on prison segregation is here:        http://avidprisonproject.org/

An updated report on the criminaization of the homeless and those in poverty.   https://www.nlchp.org/documents/Housing-Not-Handcuffs
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Resources on Suicide prevention.

First Call for Help (Frontier Behavioral Health)
509-838-4428

http://www.fbhwa.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (online chatting available)
IMAlive (National)
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
http://www.hopeline.com (online chatting available)
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Focus)
1-866-488-7386
http://www.thetrevorproject.org (online chatting and texting available, limited hours)
Crisis Text Line
741-741
Vets4Warriors
855-838-8255

Thanks to Melody Youker and Sabrina Votava for this treasure trove of resources.

 

 

 

Guest list

1) Jane,   Jane is a Spokane Community College student.  A student’s perspective on poverty was discussed. 1-26-2016

2) Christine,  Christine is a person who grew up in poverty, and knows nothing but uphill battles with trying to get her family out of their situations. Christine is a special case in that her circumstances challenge what we think poverty to be. 1-2-2016

3) Shar Lichty, Shar is a major advocate for human rights here in Spokane. She recently fought an unsuccessful race for Mayor here in Spokane, loosing to Mayor Condon. Shar has worked a lot with the local Peace and Justice Action League. 1-9-2016

4) Jade, Jade has a unique perspective on poverty, in that her family is of two different cultures. Her Father is Filipino, and her Mother is Mexican. We learned that those two cultures are quite similar and totally different from the US typical view on what poverty is. 1-16-2016

5) Shamerica Daniels, Shamerica works with teens at a Spokane high school.  She identifies at risk individuals, and provides support to those students living in poverty and homelessness. 1-23-2016

5) Karen Kearney, Karen is a high caliber community activist, who spends her time volunteering at the House of charity, an emergency shelter here in Spokane, Wa. We had a great inside look at how great H.O.C. is.

6) Nina and Jane. Nina and Jane are from two totally different backgrounds. Nina has been battling Crohn’s disease since she was 12 years old and as a result has been unable to keep a steady job.  She is home bound because of this disease. Jane is a returning guest who helped us out in this roundtable discussion, of the experiences and discriminations each has felt on their journey.

7) Abraham.  This was a two part show.  Abraham spoke to us about his life in gangs, drug pushing, using, and prison life. With his loved one murdered, it all went downhill from there, pushing him to the brink, and to homelessness.  An incredibly touching journey that will not be forgotten.

8) Jessica Reyes. Jessica, Jessica Has been down that road we all heard about from others, and the media. From Meth, and Heroin, she has become 9 months clean. A feat not many can claim coming from such drugs. Tonight we dive into her story of such a dark place, and how she has, and still is battling for her children with Child Protective Services. Her Homelessness came from loosing her children, and inability to cope.

9) Richard Bocook. Also knows as Harpman Hatter here in Spokane, Washington came in to talk to us about the importance of having a voice and using that voice to stand up for yourself and others.  We talked about who he is, and coupled with the fact that KYRS gives a voice to the underserved, made for a good show for our Spring Fundraiser show.  Had a great time briefly touching up on some important and taboo topics.

10) Marilee Roloff.  Marilee is the Executive Director of Volunteers of America for this region.  Volunteers of America operates The Hope House, an emergency shelter for women. We also talked about Crosswalk, an emergency shelter for youth here in Spokane, Washington. This was an enjoyable conversation, as I learned quite a lot from an awesome and irreplaceable community member here in Washington, and Idaho.

11) Mark Terrell. Mark is the founder and once Executive director of Cup of Cool Water, a local teen advocacy group and agency which operates a drop in center for homeless teens here in Spokane. Had a great conversation, that broke a few negative connotations of a faith based group, mainly discrimination.

12) Mike Helmberger.    Today we talked to Mike Helmberger of Spokane Community Colleges. A mentorship specialist with the opportunity partnership program. The program funding from such an awesome program is through the workforce training and education coordinating board. A program that helps students gain practical hands on knowledge not readily available anywhere else. A valuable resource for anyone trying to get back on their feet from poverty. Education is a vital component for most, if not all individuals in poverty wishing to improve their circumstances.  Mike’s enthusiasm was great and much needed within a subject most often depressing to delve into.

13) Lynn Kimball. Lynn is the Executive Director of Aging and long-term care of Eastern Washington. Lynn spoke to us about poverty, and the elderly.  A subject no one talks about. Coupled with Social security, and quite a few programs to help others into their old age, we talked about all the nuances of such a transition, and all the cliche’s that go into Social Security.

14) Joe Dumlao and Amy Waterman. Joe is an outreach specialist and Amy is a social worker for Spokane Veteran Services here in Spokane.  Had a great conversation about Veteran homelessness, and the phenomena of Veterans leaving the service under the impression that work will be easy to find.

15) Diana Borisovo and Oxana Wren. Diana and Oxana are both from Russia. We had a great exchange of ideas, and thoughts about poverty, and homelessness.

16.) Jane.  Jane from our last show came back to help us discuss for profit colleges and the dangerous possibility of for profit colleges  exploiting our vulnerable.

17) Beth mies, Jane, and Malynda Gilson. Beth and Jane are both from The ORION Project, an advocacy group here in Spokane. Malynda is a member of the LGBTQ community. We all had a great conversation about the facts of this vulnerable population, and the Transgender bathroom bills of North Carolina and Washington state.

18) Cheryle and Sara.  Cheryle and Sara is a mother and daughter who about 15 years ago, experienced domestic violence.  This is their story of how it started, how it was perpetuatied, and how it ended.

19) Pastor Jan Shannon, and Shar Lichty.  Shar Lichty a Social worker, and advocate for our vulnerable here in Spokane, Wa. and Pastor Jan Shannon, Assistant Pastor, Westminster United Church of Christ (UCC) came on the show to talk to us about LGBTQ hate, and the ensuing violence in Orlando.

20) Henry Paz, Kurt Robinson, and William Vanderwater. All three gentleman are from various Christian churches here in Spokane, Wa.  they came in today to help us explore the topic Faith and poverty.  Faith and/or a strong friend/family/agency support system is integeral in helping anyone get off the streets.

21) Edie Rice-Sauer C.E.O. of Transitions. Transitions of Spokane is a nonprofit which specializes in helping Women and Children experiencing poverty and homelessness. Also they help out in Domestic violence situations in providing much needed support for victems. One of my fav shows.

22) Mark Kadel C.E.O. of World Relief.  Mark Kadel spoke with us about Human trafficking.  We had focused on Labor and Sex trafficking specifically.

23) Romney Simpson. Romney is a powerful advocate for our vulnerable populations, namely those that are in poverty.  She helped us explore the topic, myth of the welfare queen.

24) Meribeth Garcia-Davison.  Maribeth is your normal average person until you get to know her.  Meribeth loves to volunteer.  We brought her on the show to get her perspective on what it means to volunteer, and what goes through the volunteers mind.

25) Joseph Pakootas.  Joe came by to the studio today to tell us about his run for Congress in the 5th Congressional district here in Eastern Washington.

26) Frank Korfias.  Frank talked to us from Michigan on the phone.  The interview was unique in that Frank talked to us about if the Government is able to help correct the Homeless problem we have here in our country.  Frank was a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy, and served with me in the US Navy around 2004.

27) Raven Smith of the show Basement Beats, Les from the show Radioactivity, and Sarah Jane. We talked about our fund drive, and how important it is for public contributions in keeping great shows like ours, The science of poverty going.

28) Meghan Apshaga. Meghan is a Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Washington here in Spokane.  We had talked about some of the difficulties individuals and families face with various disabilities.

29) Colton Gerard. Colton is your typical young adult who is different from many of us.  Colton is a Transgender person, changing from female to male.  We had talked with him about this amazing process, and what that means for him and others who know him.

30) Kevin Oxley. Kevin is the Founder and President of the soon to be nonprofit Free Handyman for Disabled Veterans.  We had talked about his nonprofit. and what he does for our disabled Veterans.

31) Melody Youker and Sabrina Votava. Both individauls work with populations at risk for suicide, and both teach suicide prevention.  This was a two part series. Sabrina Votava is a QPR Master trainer and ASSIST trainer.   Melody Youker is a Case worker at Martin Hall Juvenile Detention center in Medical Lake, Wa.

32) Christine Sheikh. Christine is a teacher in Colorado, who is also a Suni Muslim.  We talked about the social aspects of being a Muslim in America.

33) John Lemus. John is the Commission chair for the Spokane Human Rights Commission.  Had a great conversation about Human rights, and how to advocate for vulnerable populations effectively.

34) Heather lynn Cantamessa. Heather came by to tell us her story about her experience with Child Protective Services, and how she climbed that mountain to get them back.

35) Marsha Valenzuela.  Marsha came by to tell us her story about her experience with Child Protective Services, and how she climbed that mountain to get them back. This is Part 2 of the 4 part series.

36) Ambrosia Eberhardt. Ambrosia came by to tell us her story about her experience with Child protective Services and how she climbed that mountain to get them back. This is part 3 of the 4 part series.

37) Jen and Jeri of F-Yes.  The hosts of the KYRS Radio show F-Yes came by and merged their time with The Science of Poverty in a celebration of anti hate.

38) Mabel Elsom, and Mark Kadel.  Mark is a returning guest.  Mabel is from Family Lutheran services.  Both guests are a part of the Inland NW anti trafficking task force. They both came by to talk to us about the upcoming Anti trafficking candle light vigil here in Spokane, Wa on Sat Jan 14th 2017. We also talked about the basics of what Human trafficking really is.

39) Jade Annasta. Jade is a Transgender person who had wanted to come on the show, and tell her story.  What do Transgender individuals go through in life?

40) David, Yisrael. Came by to tell us his story of being religiously discriminated against at the Union Gospel Mission.

41) Brian Behler,  Brian is the President and CEO of SKILS’KIN, a nonprofit who deals with giving disabled adults a fair chance at employment.

42) Cindy Hamamoto.  Cindy is a Family and crime victim advocate with the MLK center, a nonprofit advocacy agency in Spokane, wa.  So what does an advocate really do?

43) Christine, and Kate Monroe. Christine is the Co host of Nonprofit Spokane.  Kate Monroe is a prospective Co host of The Science of Poverty.  Today we had just talked about the fundraiser.

44) Jason, Heather. Jason and Heather are both volunteers at KYRS.  They both came to the show to talk about what KYRS means to them, and the fundraiser.

45) Bart Logue, Luvimae Omana. Bart Logue is the Spokane Police Ombudsman, and Luvimae Omana is his Administrative Analyst.  Both came by today to talk about the Ombudsman position, and what it takes to put in a complaint or Commendation with the Spokane Police Dept.

Schedule

  • Saturday - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Blog Posts

    33 thoughts on “The Science Of Poverty

    • January 5, 2016 at 1:11 am
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      Sat January 16th we will have another guest from SFCC speak on her and her families view on poverty. What makes this interesting is that Suzie is from a very different culture than what we are accustomed to.

    • January 26, 2016 at 1:27 am
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      Sat January 30th we will have Karen Kearney with us in the studio. She will give her aspect on Homelessness based on her volunteer experience at House of Charity. House of Charity is an emergency men’s shelter here in Spokane, Wa.

    • February 6, 2016 at 1:11 am
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      Today, we will be talking to Emily Crossley. An up and coming activist here in Spokane, advocating for our vulnerable populations on the streets. Emily also spent time at Anna Ogden Hall, so we will get some great information on this nonprofit as well.

    • February 9, 2016 at 10:09 pm
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      Our last guest had a last min emergency so she could not attend the show. We ended up improvising with Nina and Jane. Both awesome individuals who had, and have some incredible battles in their journey to become independent. The next two shows scheduled for the 13th and the 20th are going to be something special. I say special because Abraham fits the mold perfectly for the push factors of background, and legal complications keeping one in poverty. His life has been one of gang and drug activity. His journey out of his situation is nothing short of a mountain climb of Everest.

    • February 23, 2016 at 12:38 am
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      Working on bringing someone in from DSHS (Department of Social Health Services) to talk about benefits such as EBT/Food stamps, TANF and others. My thanks to one of my listeners who caught my mistake in giving out the wrong information. Not entirely sure as to when this show will be aired.

    • February 26, 2016 at 11:37 pm
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      Tonight on The science of poverty.

      Meet Jessica Reyes,

      Jessica Has been down that road we all heard about from others, and the media. From Meth, and Heroin, she has become 9 months clean. A feat not many can claim coming from such drugs. Tonight we dive into her story of such a dark place, and how she has, and still is battling for her children with Child Protective Services. Her Homelessness came from loosing her children, and inability to cope. Hear the true stories of others, and their battles against poverty, homelessness, and the many facets you won’t hear from mass media.

      All tonight on KYRS.org 88.1 – 92.3FM Sat 4-5pm pacific standard time. For those outside of the transmission area, please go to kyrs.org and utilize their online player utility.

      The science of poverty also wishes to thank the Smith-Barbieri progressive Fund for it’s generous grant in support of The science of poverty.

      If you would like to ask Jessica any questions for tonights show, please comment below.

    • March 10, 2016 at 10:38 am
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      We have a great lineup coming up. We will be focusing on the leaders of our area who help make it possible for those living on the streets, to get back on their feet. On March 12th we have Marilee with us. Marilee Roloff is the President and C.E.O. of Volunteers of America Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, has been with Volunteers of America more than 30 years. Her compassion, tenacity and expertise in community collaboration make her a powerful administrator who leads a daily charge to serve the most vulnerable people in our community. In addition to being the founder of the Crosswalk teen shelter, she is a respected community leader who has received multiple awards including recognition as a Chase Youth Commission Champion of Youth and recipient of the Children’s Alliance Voices for Children award, a Volunteers of America National Leadership award, EWU Alumni Achievement award and a YWCA Outstanding Achievement award. (Taken from the Volunteers of America website.http://www.voaspokane.org/leadership)

      On Sat March 19th 2016 we will have Mark Terrell. Mark Terrell is the Founder and Director of Cup of Cool Water, a Homeless youth outreach here in Spokane, Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Whitworth University and a doctorate of ministry degree from Bakke Graduate School. (Taken from the Cup of Cool Water’s website, http://cupofcoolwater.org/about-us

      On Sat March 26th 2016 we will have my good friend Mike Helmberger who is the Mentorship Coordinator at Career Path services at Spokane Community Colleges. His job is to make careers happen. I have known Mike for a while now, and I know of no one else who has such a motivation and gift to help others find their careers. (taken from http://www.careerpathservices.org/news/opportunity-partnership-program-connects-students-to-mentors/)

      On Sat April 2nd we will have the Executive Director of Aging and Long-term care of Eastern WA Lynn Kimball. She has a ton of stats and info on poverty and our elderly population that go hand in hand with the fact that with baby boomers coming to retirement age our elderly population will soon reach numbers which our country has never seen. An anticipated show for sure. We will also hopefully welcome back my Co Host Sarah. (For more about Lynn Kimball go to http://www.thefigtree.org/feb15/020115altcewkimball.html)

      On Sat April 9th we will have Joe Dumlao and his colleague Amy Waterman. Joe is an Outreach specialist and Amy is a social worker at Spokane Veteran Services. We will be talking about Veteran Homelessness.

      I am still working on bringing someone from the Dept. of Social and Health services here in Washington, to discuss SNAP benefits, etc..

    • March 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm
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      Today’s conversation was a difficult one. Mark from Cup of Cool Water was our guest, and we discussed ways to cope with our profession. Touched up on a few sensitive but vital subjects. Thanks to all my listeners who took their time to tell me that it was a great show! As for the LGBTQ portion of the conversation, sensitive, yes, but needed. Very soon, we will have an LGBTQ advocate come by and help us discuss this important issue.

    • April 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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      This next Sat April 9th we will be talking to Joe Dumlao, and Amy Waterman from the Spokane Veterans help center. We will be discussing Veterans and homelessness. A topic really close to my heart, as I am a Veteran, and I was homeless myself.

    • April 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm
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      There is a spammer going around commenting on the show, giving out a fake website. The only website we at The science of poverty have as of right now is on this page, just FYI

      Next Sat we will be discussing poverty and the relationship it has with immigration. To help us discuss this subject, we will have Diana with us. Diana is from Europe and has been in the states for many years.

    • April 26, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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      Sat May 7th we will have a great show focusing on the topic of LGBTQ exploitation and the recent laws regarding bathroom use by transgenders.

    • May 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm
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      I am looking for a co host for the show. It is a volunteer position. You have to be comfortable with speaking, and at least some public speaking experience. Knowledge of poverty and homelessness is a must. Please drop me a line at TheScienceOfPoverty@kyrs.org

      The next two shows will be reruns of our most popular shows. Stay tuned for more conversations.

    • May 25, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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      Sat May 28th 2016 will be a rerun of one of our best shows. We will be talking about this new Bathroom bill HB2. What does it mean from a Transgender person, for LGBTQ? Are they the same? No worries, we will touch up on the subject with some facts.

    • June 14, 2016 at 6:01 pm
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      Sat June 18th 4-5pm PDT

      With the vile and evil shootings in Orlando, murdering 49 souls in a gay bar, why all the hate? What is going on? Can we heal after such a blow? The gay pride day here in Spokane, and in other cities pockmarked with people calling for violence against those that are different than themselves. What in the heck is going on? Today we will be talking with Shar Lichty of Spokane, an advocate for our vulnerable, and Pastor Jan Shannon, Assistant pastor, Westminster UCC here in Spokane Wa will be joining us. Both are here, to help us begin the healing, and provide the voice to a population who no one wants to listen to.

    • June 14, 2016 at 6:10 pm
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      Upcoming shows here on The science of poverty.

      Sat June 25th
      We will have a few guests from the church Family of Faith talking to us about the element of faith and poverty.
      Sat July 2nd
      The Executive Director of Transitions, here in Spokane Wa, Edie A. Rice-Sauer will join us here in the studio to talk with us
      about violence against women. Transitions, is a nonprofit 501c3 here in Spokane, Wa that works to end poverty and homelessness
      for women and children.
      Sat July 9th
      We will have Mark Kadel Director of World Relief Spokane here to talk to us about Human Trafficking. World Relief is the
      humanitarian assistance arm of the National Association of Evangelicals.
      Sat July 16th
      Romney Simpson, a powerful advocate for our vulnerable populations will join us on the phone to talk to us about the myth of
      the Welfare Queen.
      Sat July 30th
      A show entitled “In retrospect” with all our former guests. A just for fun show, talking about recent events, and what has
      been going on with our advocates lives.
      Sat Sept 24th
      Frank Korfias, a retired Lieutenant Commander in the USN and now a civilian in the US Energy sector, will be with us talking
      about the Government’s role in helping those in poverty.

    • June 21, 2016 at 4:11 pm
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      Sat June 25th 2016
      We will be exploring the topic of faith and poverty with a few guests who have been in poverty, all the whilst having their faith anchored providing much needed support. Join us today for what is to be sure, a great conversation.

    • July 18, 2016 at 3:25 am
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      Sat July 23rd we will be talking to Meribeth, Meribeth has been a volunteer with a number of nonprofits here in Spokane, Washington. Her insights on those whom she has helped in the past should prove interesting. What goes through the mind of a volunteer? Also, for those of you who are looking for copies of past shows, please go to my Facebook page at, https://www.facebook.com/TheScienceOfPoverty

    • September 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm
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      Sat Sept 10th I have a great show for you. We are going back into time where our childhood had no bounderies. I am bringing a few middle school kids on the air, to talk about what they know about our Homeless, and what they are taught about poverty. Should be entertaining seeing as though they are kids.

    • September 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm
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      We have some good shows lined up for you soon, and excited about the popularity of the show. Soon, we will be talking to some grade school students, and asking them what they know about poverty. This show will be fun, in that we never know what a grade school student will say. Also, I am training up a new co host. Her name is Sarah Jane, and you will meet with her this Sat Sept 24th as she helps us with the Fundraiser we are having here at KYRS this week.

    • November 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm
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      Thanks to Melody youker and Sabrina Votava of Spokane, Wa. both individuals strive to teach others about suicide prevention awareness. These are the resources available to you if needed. Please feel free to share.

      First Call for Help (Frontier Behavioral Health)
      509-838-4428
      http://www.fbhwa.org
      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      1-800-273-8255
      http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (online chatting available)
      IMAlive (National)
      1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
      http://www.hopeline.com (online chatting available)
      The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Focus)
      1-866-488-7386
      http://www.thetrevorproject.org (online chatting and texting available, limited hours)
      Crisis Text Line
      741-741
      Vets4Warriors
      855-838-8255
      http://www.vets4warriors.com
      Now Matters Now-A website developed by those with lived experience (those who have struggled with thoughts of suicide or attempted and how they got through it and are healthy now) with tips and tricks on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a therapy technique that research shows can help those with depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide: http://www.nowmattersnow.org
      Online/technological resources: http://greatist.com/grow/resources-when-you-can-not-afford-therapy
      http://www.afsp.org – The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Good resources for survivors of loss, best practice registry, resources for gaining a basic understanding of suicide
      http://www.qprinstitute.com – Question Persuade Refer, has various online trainings to meet almost any population including new Washington State requirements
      http://www.srhd.org/topics/suicide.asp – The Spokane Regional Health District. Although they no longer fund suicide prevention, this brochure that the coalition put together is still on the website.
      http://www.samhsa.gov – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, our federal program for mental health and substance abuse. “A Journey Toward Health and Hope” for attempt survivors can be found here.
      http://www.sprc.org – Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Webinars, newsletter, short videos, an overwhelming amount of information on suicide prevention.
      http://www.smilelifework.org – Students Mastering Important Lifeskills Education, a program that promotes resilience and civility. Has an amazing grieving resource.
      http://www.yspp.org – Youth Suicide Prevention Program, huge amount of information on youth suicide, prevention, bullying, LGBTQ and suicide, some materials
      http://www.spokanecares.org – a community resource website
      Apps
      A friend Asks (Android, IOS)
      MY3 (Android, IOS)
      ASK & Prevent Suicide (Android, IOS)
      HELP Prevent Suicide (Android, IOS)
      Stay Alive (Android, IOS)
      Operation Reach Out (IOS)
      For a review of these and other helpful suicide prevention Apps visit:
      http://www.tomsguide.com/us/suicide-prevention-apps,review-2397.html

    • November 14, 2016 at 10:02 am
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      This December, the last month of 2016 The Science of Poverty takes a bow to the courage and strength of family.
      A special series on 3 women and their courage and committment in rebuilding their families facing Child Protective Services.
      Their children taken from them, a mission to rebuild their lives from the ground up. Join us each Sat of this December as we
      explore each persons life, their journey, and their tears as they capture our hearts with their stories. With a final show on
      Christmas eve exploring the end result of their journeys and their advocacy.

      All this on The science of poverty, live every Sat 4-5pm PDT on KYRS 88.1 and 92.3FM.

    • December 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm
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      We have one heck of a show coming up. We will be talking with Jade. Jade is a Transgender person who has been harassed and assaulted more than once from many because of who she is. Join us Sat January 14th for this eye opening show.

    • December 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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      This Sat Dec 31st 2016 New Year’s eve, 4-6pm PDT LIVE, The Science of Poverty and F-Yes are getting together for an anti hate celebration. A guaranteed fun show that will light up your new year with hope and joy. Free from hate, and judgement. Join us for fun conversation, inspiration, and powerful music to quicken your heart and soul.

      EPIC Upcoming shows here on The Science of Poverty.

      – What does a Transgender person go through? Are they really that vulnerable? A conversation with Jade, and her terrifying life being a target of hate that we only see on t.v.

      – Being a faith based nonprofit in town does not necessarily give you a license to commit Human rights violations does it? A frank conversation with an extraordinary person who has been religiously discriminated against.

    • January 28, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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      Next Sat Feb, 4th 2017 we will be talking to Cindy Hamamoto, a family and crime victim advocate at the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center here in Spokane Wa.

    • February 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm
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      Next Sat Feb, 11th 2017 we will be talking to Cindy Hamamoto, a family and crime victim advocate at the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center here in Spokane Wa.

      This show was orignially scheduled for Sat the 4th but we had a snow apocalypse that day and I could not get out of my driveway.

    • February 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm
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      I also have enabled comments on this section from anyone. Hopefuly those who would post spam would be courtesy enough to NOT post as my page without permission.

    • February 14, 2017 at 3:37 pm
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      Sat Feb 18th, and the 25th of 2017
      I will be doing a rerun of the Suicide segment we did a while back. We had Melody Youker, and Sabrina Votava, both individuals work with populations at risk for suicide, and both individuals teach suicide prevention. This was a two part series. Sabrina Votava at the time was a QPR Master Trainer and ASSIST Trainer. Melody Youker is a Case worker at Martin Hall Juvenile Detention center in Medical lake, Wash. I will be on hand at the station for anyone wanting to call in with questions.

    • February 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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      Sat, Feb 18th
      Today we were supposed to re air the Suicide segment, but it was not in our computer, so we opted to re air the Domestic violence episode. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • February 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm
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      For the next two weeks, we will be doing our fund drive. These are extremely important because without you the listener, we would not exist. Our existance is dependent on donations from people like you, people who care about free radio, and giving a voice to those who would not have a voice without us. Please consider donating to us as you listen in.

    • March 12, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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      This coming Sat we will have the Spokane Police Ombudsman Bart Logue with us. He will talk with us about what he does in his position, and it’s importance to Spokane.

    • March 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm
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      Thank you to all my listeners for your loyalty during the show, as well as the light hearted moments I have with my bloopers. My Station director told me that I need to start doing a blooper reel.

    • March 18, 2017 at 6:39 pm
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      We have a few great shows coming up. We will be talking to a Betsy White, she is the Mother of a 9 year old Transgender girl here in Spokane, Wa. Betsy and her family was featured in the Spokesman Review newspaper. Join me as we look at a striking different perspective in the LGBTQ demographic this coming Sat March 25th.

      Sat April 1st and April 8th we will be talking to Mina, Mina is a drifter, or as she prefers to be called, a free soul. The first show will be about who she is, and how she has battled her road to self destruction, addiction, and being mentally ill. The second show is all about her talent. Let me tell you right now, her singing voice will be all that we hear on the 8th. Love hearing this woman sing!

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