grief http://kuow.org en Rick Williams On Grief, Talking To Cops And WWII Incarceration http://kuow.org/post/rick-williams-grief-talking-cops-and-wwii-incarceration <p><strong>Rick Williams: On Anger, Grief And Gifts</strong></p><p></p><p>In 2010, woodcarver John T. Williams was killed by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk. Controversy over the shooting led to much anger and distrust for the police department. In 2012, a <a href="http://www.thejtwproject.org/">34-foot memorial totem pole</a> was raised in John T. Williams' honor. Steve Scher talked with John T. Williams’ brother Rick Williams at the site of the totem pole.</p><p></p><p><strong>Talking To Cops</strong></p><p></p><p>Back in 2012, the Seattle Police asked the public for help. Deputy Chief Nick Metz urged people to talk to the police to help stop what he called a “huge increase” in shootings. That's counter to a strong "don't talk to the cops" mantra espoused by many. Steve Scher talked with columnist Larry Mizell and singer Choklate Moore about why many individuals think talking to the police is unsafe and unwise.</p><p></p><p><strong>Stories Of WWII Incarceration </strong></p><p></p><p>Within 48 hours of the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the FBI began arresting the Japanese-Americans they considered subversive. In its second wave of action, the rest of the Japanese-American community along the West Coast was forced to leave their homes and move to incarceration camps. These actions are a strong, vivid and very recent part of our city's history and the legacy of the Japanese-Americans living here. Steve Scher talked with <a href="http://http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/2011/10/01/woman-in-famous-wartime-photo-celebrates-100th-birthday/">Fumiko Hayashida</a> and Sam Mitsui about their own experiences at that time.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18674 at http://kuow.org Rick Williams On Grief, Talking To Cops And WWII Incarceration Monica Wesolowska Discusses "Holding Silvan" http://kuow.org/post/monica-wesolowska-discusses-holding-silvan <p></p><p>When Monica Wesolowska’s newborn child wouldn’t stop crying, he was taken in for observation. Soon Wesolowska and her husband had to make a tough decision about their son’s life.&nbsp;She shares her experiences and insight with David Hyde.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 18:43:26 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 13213 at http://kuow.org Monica Wesolowska Discusses "Holding Silvan" Poet Alice Derry On Mourning A Complicated Relationship http://kuow.org/post/poet-alice-derry-mourning-complicated-relationship <p></p><blockquote><p>Mourning begins in a kind of thick non-seeing,<br>only later clarified, gradually lightening,<br>until we recognize what our lives must carry.</p></blockquote><p>So begins "The Planet Closest To Us," <a href="http://alicederry.com/" target="_blank">Alice Derry's</a>&nbsp;frank and moving poem about grieving the loss of someone who it was not always easy to love -- her mother. Derry reads her poem, and talks about the unexpected gift in her mother's passing.</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 7192 at http://kuow.org Poet Alice Derry On Mourning A Complicated Relationship