Seattle Japan Relief http://kplu.org en Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival strives for balance of celebration and solace http://kplu.org/post/seattle-cherry-blossom-festival-strives-balance-celebration-and-solace <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960936.mp3</p><p>The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival starts today. This year, the annual event isn&rsquo;t just a celebration of spring. Organizers say it&rsquo;s also an <a href="http://www.seattlecenter.com/events/festivals/festal/detail.asp?ev_eventnum=4">opportunity to work through feelings about the devastating earthquake and tsunami</a> in Japan last month.</p><p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1120 at http://kplu.org Seattle Cherry Blossom Festival strives for balance of celebration and solace Puget Sound area groups stand up for Japan's disaster victims http://kplu.org/post/puget-sound-area-groups-stand-japans-disaster-victims <p>Rallies, memorials and interfaith prayer gatherings are scheduled around Puget Sound today and through the weekend, as people gather in support of the victims of last week&#39;s earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan.</p><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:23:05 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1028 at http://kplu.org Puget Sound area groups stand up for Japan's disaster victims