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SPOKANE, WASHINGTON InnerTribal Beat, Spokane Tribal Air Quality and KYRS Community Radio have won one of two EPA 12th Clean Air Excellence Awards in the Education Outreach category.
Twa-le Abrahamson, Air Quality Coordinator and InnerTribal Beat Host for Spokane Tribal
Natural Resources Accepts Award in Washington DC from
Gina McCarthy, EPA Office of Air and Radiation
The award recognizes innovative programs that educate the public about environmental issues.
The weekly radio show highlights stories and interviews with tribal partners about air quality and other environmental issues in tribal communities, showcasing a variety of tribal music.
Jeff Ferguson, one of the hosts of InnerTribal Beat, says the point of the show is to
bridge the gap between Natives and non-Natives, rural and urban Natives and the youth and the elders.
InnerTribal Beat airs every Tuesday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm pdt. InnerTribal Beat is a locally produced Native radio show in Spokane, WA on KYRS
Your Radio Station or
K ReZ on 88.1 & 92.3 FM, as well as streaming online at www.kyrs.org
InnerTribal Beat is the only locally produced Native radio show in Spokane, Washington.
The radio show is a successful media venue through which a wider number of community members can access information about the importance of clean air, best practices, and community resources. KYRS, a community radio station airing the show, currently covers a listening area of some 300,000 people; a success that has resulted from a full power license and signal upgrade in November 2011. InnerTribal Beat can now reach additional communities and tribal members living and working on Indian reservations and both urban and rural areas.
Thin Air Radio's goal is to build a strong, listener-supported community radio station that empowers people, especially ethnic minorities, low-income, and other marginalized groups, to strive for a more just and sustainable world.
More on the Spokane Tribal Air Quality Program: www.spokanetribe.com
posted September 26, 2012 7:20 am edt