KXRW Vancouver Presents
Your information directory for democracy
First Wednesdays from Noon-12:30pm
Citizen 411 is powered by League of Women Voters
About Our Show
From the League of Women Voters of Clark County comes “Citizen 411 –Your Information Directory for Democracy,” where the conversation aims to ensure everyone in our great democratic republic is represented and empowered, and our communities have their sights on social justice. We will feature stimulating guest speakers with insider knowledge of compelling issues facing the Pacific Northwest. Our brand is integrity and careful study of the issues. The League, now more than 100 years old, is the nation’s leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to voter education. We welcome all genders.
What motivated our show
Tracy and Teresa, an educator and a librarian, are active members of the Civics Education committee of the League of Women Voters of Clark County. The League is dedicated to empowering voters, in part, through education. During the summer of 2022, the civics committee, in partnership with the Fort Vancouver Regional Library system, presented a program on why voting in primaries is so critical. Later, KXRW’s John Oberg and Mike Delasandro of the Filibusters show interviewed Tracy and Teresa about this topic. KXRW’s Barb Seaman heard them and saw the value in creating a show featuring the message and work of the League.
Teresa Torres was born in Japan to U.S. citizens, and came to the United States as a 9-year-old. She eagerly immersed herself into American culture and soon the politics of the US (although she has never seen a Howdy Doody show and feels that may be a big hole in her life as a Baby Boomer). Her interest in books and people led her to a very satisfying career as a librarian. She retired from managing the Cascade Park Community Library. Every person has a story to Teresa, an insatiable reader who is always curious about everyone she meets. She is an avid gardener.
Tracy Reilly Kelly
Tracy Reilly Kelly – who did watch Hoody Doody and Rocky & Bullwinkle – is semi-retired from Clark College as a manager and instructor. Initially a history major, Tracy received her B.A. in human services from the Evergreen State College and an M.S. in health education at Portland State University. In 2008, Tracy was honored as a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA of Clark County and Clark College. A voracious reader, she likes to talk about what she is reading. Drawn to both social justice and history, Tracy’s jam is learning, making connections, and trying to be the change she wants to see. A history and genealogy detective, she loves the thrill of the backstory.
There is an immense need for Americans to discover factual information that doesn’t pick sides on major issues. Our show helps our listeners find the real story, all in a nonpartisan manner.
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