May 2019 Connect
One-day drives are no longer bringing in enough new members to keep up. What can you do? Get a friend to join. If YOU are not a member, join during the fund drive, or become a member right now !
A Slightly Different Radio Fund Drive This Month
There’s a new fund drive in town this month. It will last a few days longer, plus it will have a special performance by Dan Maher. Why a live performance? Because listeners ask for it! Why longer? Because current donors need more help to bring you the programs YOU value. While more and more people listen to programs that enlighten and inspire, the number of individuals supporting those programs has not increased. Just like your annual expenses, the costs to bring you programs are on the rise. Cost-cutting measures are getting harder to find.
The documentary follows Washington State University history professor, Dr. Orlan Svingen, his students and their American Indian counterparts as they explore the modern-day mystery of an unratified treaty.
In Good Faith Returns
Viewers were so impressed with the documentary In Good Faith that we put it back into the schedule for May. This program is likely headed for national distribution in the near future. 
In Good Faith shares the story of the Virginia City Treaty of 1868. Signed by Chief Tendoy, the leader of the Mixed‑Band people in southwestern Montana Territory, the treaty was negotiated with U.S. government officials in good faith. Tendoy then ceded 32,000 square miles of aboriginal territory in 1870 for a permanent treaty reservation in central Idaho. However, the United States Senate failed to ratify the treaty.
In Good Faith airs May 9, 6 PM & May 15, 9 PM on KWSU-TV;
May 8, 8 PM; May 10, 4 AM; & May 12, 2 AM; on KTNW-TV.
 The special Marketplace series wraps up Saturday, May 25 with David Brancaccio’s special report, Brains and Losses , with solutions for those who want to protect themselves and their loved ones as they grow older.

Marketplace Morning Report May 20-24, 5:51 AM & 7:51 AM; NPR News & NPR & Classical music services
Brains and Losses Saturday May 25, 9-10 AM & Sunday May 26, 12-1 PM, NPR News service
Brains And Losses : The Bottom Line On Aging And Financial Vulnerability
You’ve heard about seniors falling victim to financial exploitation. Con artists, fraudsters, even family, friends and caregivers take money from the elderly and abuse their trust. Ashamed of falling victim to these crimes, seniors often don’t report or talk about them – and that’s the root of a crucial public policy issue. Doctors call it "Age-Related Financial Vulnerability."
The week of May 20, the Marketplace Morning Report team presents stories of fraud victims and their families from across the U.S. One story is from a 78-year-old substitute school nurse who lost more than $230,000 in what started as a computer support scam and mushroomed into a blizzard of gift card purchases and a bank transfer to Nepal.
Marja (pictured above) is featured in an Access Northwest video recognizing Holocaust Remembrance Day beginning May 2 on Northwest Public Broadcasting and at
Access Northwest: Long Shall You Live
Marja Henderson is an author and a second-generation survivor of the Nazi occupation of Holland during WWII. Her book Long Shall You Live chronicles her father’s struggle to survive the horrors of Buchenwald concentration camp and the challenges the family faced immigrating to the United States. She and her husband Mark have lived in Pasco for over 40 years.
NPR’s Melissa Block Reflects On Murrow’s Legacy
Melissa Block’s Pullman visit to receive the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award ended when she sat down with NWPB’s Thom Kokenge. During All Things Considered she discussed her experiences as a journalist, NPR’s legacy and the state of journalism today. Block articulated, “The notion that the media can’t be trusted I reject with every fiber of my being.”

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