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Seedcast: This farmworker used his voice to cultivate change

Felipe Contreras
Nia Tero
Marciano Sanchez, foreground, and Edgar Franks of Familias Unidas por la Justicia at Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad.

All this week we have been sharing stories from the podcast Seedcast, which explores the stories of the Indigenous experience around the world.

In this installment, we hear the story of Mixteco and Triqui farmworkers fighting for better work conditions on the homelands of the Upper Skagit and Stillaguamish peoples.

Seedcast host Jessica Ramirez introduces us to Marciano Sanchez, who is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico. When he was around 10 years old, Marciano started working in the berry fields of Skagit County.

Kevin began his career at KNKX in 2003, where his first responsibility was to eradicate the KNKX Jazz Library from all Smooth Jazz CD’s. Since then there is not much at KNKX he hasn’t done. Kevin has worked as a full time jazz host, news host, and has hosted, at least once, almost every single program on KNKX. Kevin currently produces 88.5's weekly show Sound Effect. Kevin has conducted or produced hundreds of interviews, has won local and national awards for newscasts and commentary, and helped make the KNKX Grocery Tote famous.