September 2018 Connect
September Focus:
Japanese Internments
Every September, more than a million people attend the Washington State Fair, many unaware that nearly 7,400 people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center site during World War II. Nearly two-thirds of the 120,000 individuals imprisoned during the war were American citizens. This month, watch and listen to special programs that examine how this violation of American democracy came to pass and explore its legacy.
The Great American Read
 Resumes September 11
The Great American Read , hosted by Meredith Vieira, is a PBS initiative to spark a national conversation about reading, literacy and the books that inspire us. The series kicked off May 22, when PBS introduced viewers to a list of America’s top 100 novels. The series continues on-air beginning Tuesday, September 11 and leads up to the grand finale October 23 with a countdown of America’s top 20 books and the announcement of the country’s choice for best-loved novel.
NWPB plans to share more of these under-reported stories. If you have a tip or story of your own to share, email .
  #MeToo in Yakima Valley Agriculture
In this period of the #MeToo Movement, news stories of powerful people accused of sexual misconduct and assault in the workplace are prevalent.

Less familiar are the experiences of people in professions outside the spotlight of the national media and entertainment industries. NWPB Yakima Valley correspondent Esmy Jimenez highlights the stories of people working in the agricultural industry. Jimenez shows how Maria Gonzalez fought back against her dairy employers in the Yakima Valley .
Back to School with Dr. U
Northwest Public Broadcasting now has a way to get your baffling science questions answered. NWPB and Washington State University are teaming up to bring Dr. Universe to the screen. Find out how you can get your questions featured in our new animated series and watch past episodes. Beginning September 10 you can see Dr. Universe answer these questions during PBS Kids on Northwest Public Broadcasting.
Q: What’s the Most Fun
You’ve Ever Had?
A: NWPB Trivia Night !
Over the summer, NWPB visited the Moscow Brewing Company and Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg. Why, you ask? We do like a tasty, local brew, but we also like meeting you and hosting trivia nights.
Stay tuned as we announce more NWPB trivia nights in the coming year. There are many interesting places in this beautiful region so don’t take it personally if we can’t make it to your town right way. We certainly hope to in the future.
Whatever your reason and whenever you need, the NWPB Vehicle Donation Program is there for your convenience. Donate online or call 833-697-2227.
Vehicle Donations Add UP
Have you heard or watched the vehicle donation announcements on NWPB and wondered, how much do vehicle donations contribute to Northwest Public Broadcasting ? Last fiscal year, donated vehicles brought in more than $118,000! That’s a lot of money for that extra minivan no longer needed, or the classic car you no longer have time to work on. Some donate a vehicle because they don’t want the hassle of selling or trading it in and others donate because the repairs are too expensive or time consuming.
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