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Illegal Immigration and Agriculture Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Undocumented workers make up a large part of the Yakima Valley's agricultural workforce. Be it in the fields, orchards, dairies, or warehouses,  these workers are in the United States illegally.

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of senators  agreed on an immigration reform plan  they hope to move quickly with legislation giving 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to eventually become American citizens

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A Conversation With Governor Jay Inslee on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Former Selah attorney and U.S. Representative Jay Inslee was sworn in as Washington's 23rd governor earlier this month.

Governor Inslee was a guest on Wednesday's Mike Bastinelli show. He talked about Washington's new marijuana law, Yakima River Basin legislation, illegal immigration, pending legislation, and more

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Human Sex Trafficking Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

 

Young girls are being lured and forced into prostitution by gang members.  It's happening right here in the Yakima Valley.

Ruth Hill is the Alignment Director at Washington Engage, an organization dedicated to to eradicating sex and labor trafficking in Washington State by providing knowledge and tools that empower government, business, and grassroots leaders to take action.

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National “Teacher of Year” finalist Jeff Charbonneau on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Jeff Charbonneau, a high school science teacher at Zillah High School and Washington’s 2013 Teacher of the Year, is one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year.

Charbonneau is a National Board Certified STEM teacher, adjunct faculty at three colleges and universities, Pro-Cert and National Board mentor, co-president of his local Education Association and advisor to numerous clubs

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A Saturday Conversation About Changes in Driver’s Testing [AUDIO]

For Washington State drivers getting their first license in 2013, changes are in store.

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Checking In With Yakima’s City Manager on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

 

Yakima City Manager Tony O'Roarke made one of his regular visits to Wednesday's Mike Bastinelli Show. O' Roarke talked about the City of Yakima's moves to assume full control of Yakima's airport and bringing in consultants on how to attract other air carriers, the decision to move a vote on a car tab fee from April to August, and moving ahead with plans to revitalize downtown.

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Pro Video Gamer Talks Violence on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Last week KIT's Mike Bastinelli show played host to guest Bruce Hennigan, an author and blogger who says that there is a link between violent video games and actual teen violence. A listener to the show, World champion gamer Samuel Castanon III, was a guest on Tuesday's Mike Bastinelli show

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A Saturday Conversation on Improv Comedy with Manic Thunder [AUDIO]

Improv comedy is alive and well here in Yakima, with the Manic Thunder troupe holding court weekly at Glenwood Square's Mediaworks Theatre. The group has been entertaining audiences for nearly four years at that venue, doing the type of comedy made famous by groups like Second City, The Groundlings, and the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Manic Thunder members  Aaron Bennett and Matt Trickey were recent guests on Newstalk KIT

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Taliking About Yakima Magazine on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

Yakima Magazine is a special publication of the Yakima Herald Republic that’s 100 percent locally written .

Here's how it's described on its website:
Yakima Magazine focuses on the people and places that make the Yakima Valley unique, featuring original stories about local homes and gardens, local entertainment, going out on the town, local food and wine, the outdoors, fun daytrips and interesting places to spend a weekend that aren’t that far away

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Suicide Prevention Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

According to the Centers for Disease Control:
Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: Reduce factors that increase risk (i

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