Central District http://kuow.org en A Cross-Country Holiday Tradition http://kuow.org/post/cross-country-holiday-tradition <p>To many people, the holidays are about family tradition. Tradition is what brings Barry Ford and his wife, Shirley Babilya, to Seattle every December. They drive their RV across country from Iowa to do a job they love in the town where Ford grew up.</p><p>This year, the couple is 1,849 miles apart. Shirley is home in Iowa recovering from a heart attack and Barry is on his own in Seattle this season. When some Seattle neighbors found out, they stepped in to help fill the void.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:55:00 +0000 Liz Jones 5320 at http://kuow.org A Cross-Country Holiday Tradition VIDEO: Hip-Hop Poet Laura "Piece" Kelley http://kuow.org/post/video-hip-hop-poet-laura-piece-kelley <p><a href="http://s100.chasejarvis.com/people/laurakelleyjahn">Laura "Piece" Kelley </a>is a Seattle hip-hop artist, poet and educator who encourages young people to create music that expresses their lived experiences. A self-described single mom, high school dropout with no college education, she's worked with household names such as Drake, T.I., and KRS-One, and she once read a poem for the Dalai Lama himself. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:54:34 +0000 Kadian Vanloo & RadioActive Youth Media 5162 at http://kuow.org