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Western Window Episode 49

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Published on May 11, 2017

This month’s show is hosted by Chris Roselli of WWU’s Front Door to Discovery program and Rahwa Hailemariam, a student at Western. Following is the story lineup for this episode:

1. Temple: Author, Activist, Autistic – Temple Grandin, who has been called “the most famous person with autism in the world,” took some time from her recent visit to WWU to talk in studio about her life, her hopes for young people with her condition, and what drives her to make a difference in the world every day. (0:56)
2. Discussing the Columbia River Treaty – Western recently hosted a symposium on the Columbia River Treaty – an agreement between the U.S. and Canada to provide energy and flood control through the Columbia basin – that is now up for renewal. What are the pros and cons, from the perspectives of business, the public, the environment, First Nations and Tribes, fisheries, and energy providers, to renew the treaty? (8:25)
3. Undeterred – Western’s Jeffrey Parker, a native of Oakland, California, is the school’s all-time leading scorer in men’s basketball. What made him choose Western, and four years later, what memories will he leave Bellingham with? (14:15)
4. Inspiring Through Arts Education – Bellingham’s BAAY- Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth – utilizes Western alums and students to bring an arts-based curriculum to local youth. (19:58)
5. Cold Cuts – WWU student and Bellingham Sportsplex employee Peter Beeler is in charge of the single most important piece of equipment in any ice rink: the Zamboni. (23:22)

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