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KBCS Bids a Fond Farewell to Larry Lewin

Larry Lewin KBCS DJ Larry Lewin

May 19, 2022 - 5:01 pm

For over three decades, KBCS DJ, Larry Lewin, chronicled a history of recorded folk music. Each week was a fresh page. Now the book is complete. On May 28th, Larry will step aside from Our Saturday Tradition, the Saturday morning folk music program he has hosted since 1988. “Larry is exactly as you hear him,

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Traumatic Effects of the Buffalo Mass Shooting

Rian Roberson

May 19, 2022 - 4:14 pm

Last weekend, an 18-year-old white man in heavy body armor murdered 10 people and wounded three others with an AR-15 assault rifle at a grocery store in Buffalo NY. The shooter traveled more than 200 miles to get to a predominantly Black neighborhood and live-streamed his attack. Eleven of the victims shot were African American.

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KBCS Welcomes New Intern – Zoe Embler

Black and white image of a young caucasian woman with dark hair and light eyes against a nondescript background. Zoe Embler

May 12, 2022 - 5:42 pm

You might say public radio is in the Embler blood, once upon a time, Zoe’s father Robert Embler was a host and producer for Tennessee stations WDXN 54FM and WAMB 1160AM/98.7FM. Zoe listened to local NPR affiliate station WPLN 90.3FM at least once a day throughout her childhood and still tries to tune in when

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The Green Book Exhibit

May 10, 2022 - 7:45 am

The Washington State Historical Society hosts the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit of the Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibit in partnership with the Black Historical Society of Washington State  The Black Historical Society of Washington State and Washington State Historical Museum  hosts an Author Talk and Book Signing with Candacy Taylor, Leading Green Book Scholar and

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 3 – A Story of a Missing Mother

April 29, 2022 - 1:26 am

Carolyn DeFord is an enrolled Puyallup member and is from Nisqually and Cowlitz descendants. Her mother, Leona Lee Clare Kinsey has been missing for over 20 years. DeFord shares what she’s come away with from this tragedy with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama

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KBCS GM Message – April 2022

Dana Buckingham

April 28, 2022 - 1:45 pm

Thank you to everyone who donated to true Community Radio KBCS during our Spring Fundraising campaign. This annual campaign was successful because of the generosity of listeners, like you, which comprises the largest and most important source of operating income for KBCS.  I am happy to report to you that we are still slightly ahead

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Muslimahs Against Abuse Center

April 28, 2022 - 1:40 pm

MAAC or Muslimahs Against Abuse Center is an organization dedicated to assisting victims of gender based violence.  Listen in on how this group can fill in spaces for those in need in our community.  Other leaders to assist people who are going through domestic abuse are Somali Family Safety Task Force in Seattle’s Rainier Valley

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Bellevue College Earth Week: Conversations about the Climate Crisis

April 19, 2022 - 3:06 am

Bellevue College is hosting a series of Earth Week events. One of them takes place this Saturday at (10 am to 12:30 pm).  Bellevue College retired faculty member, Kent Short will discuss how climate change impacts local outdoor enthusiasts.  Then, Bellevue College Emerita Wendy Pickering will facilitate a discussion on how to talk constructively about climate

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The Power of the BTS/ARMY Relationship

April 15, 2022 - 7:55 pm

BTS, the South Korean music group has taken the global music scene by storm, breaking records in numbers of albums sold and spun, twitter follows, number of fans, sold out concerts and much more.  Their influence has been noted by many, including governmental officials who have tried to suppress BTS’s reach and image in public.

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Update from the Southern US Border

April 8, 2022 - 12:32 pm

  Dulce Garcia, Executive Director at Border Angels gives us an update of Ukrainians and other migration patterns at the border.   Producer: Yuko Kodama   Photo: Dana Schuerholz