Episode 20 of the Western Friend Podcast features an interview with Tom Ewell and other residents of Whidbey Island in Washington State, who have worked to end flights of the Navy's Growler jets there. Click here to read Tom's article in Western Friend, "Persistence."
Or first try the "sound bite" below.
The “chapters” in this podcast:
1:36 History of the Sound Defense Alliance
8:00 On "arrogance"
11:20 Federal Court Findings
14:35 The impact of the noise
19:20 On persistence and the long fight
26:44 "It feels like a betrayal"
29:12 Audience Q and A
29.55 On inviting decision makers to the island
32.51 Audience members share
35:48 Why people join Sound Defense Alliance
36:58 National groups against military noise
38:26 Is this a nonpartisan issue?
40:25 Including Native American voices
43:19 What Tom has learned in the movement
45:30 Tom's influence on the Sound Defense Alliance
46:55 Naming the Sound Defense Alliance
47:30 Terra's work
49:22 Tom's approach to connect with others