StoryCorps Northwest: Brains and Brawn, Farming In The Yakima Valley
When you think of farming in America, you may think of golden fields, red barns and abundant orchards. You may imagine a farmer in overalls, sitting on a tractor. But what about a farmer sitting in class — at a university? Cragg Gilbert and his cousin Charlie de la Chapelle discuss how education and research are today’s tools in farming.
The number of chinook salmon returning to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River and its tributaries is just a tiny fraction of historic numbers, experts said. “More is better, but it’s still abysmal numbers,” said Russ Thurow, a research fisheries scientist with the U.S. Forest Service based in the small city of Salmon. “We’re bouncing around just above extinction.” Continue Reading Idaho Chinook Salmon Numbers Rise, For Now…But Extinction Looms
This year Thanksgiving comes as chronically under-resourced Native populations are contracting COVID-19 at record rates. In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Native Americans are 3.5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than white people. Continue Reading Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table
University students and staff in the Pacific Northwest are giving a trial run to a smartphone app that tells you if you were recently near someone who just tested positive for COVID-19. State health departments are rolling out similar apps across the country to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Continue Reading Want To Know Whether You’ve Been Exposed To COVID-19? This App Could Help