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Unmute the Commute: A Home for Buttercup

November 19, 2018 - 7:55 am

Washington has a handful of prisons scattered across the state – so if you’re convicted of a crime in Spokane, you may end up incarcerated in Clallam Bay or Shelton. This can mean a long trip for family members or spouses. Produced by Max Wasserman.

Hip-Hop as a Form of Protest

November 13, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Gabriel Teodros, musician and writer, talks about the roots of Hip-hop as social commentary and a form of protest. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with him in 2009 for a feature on Listen Up Northwest and Reclaim the Media.

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Seattle’s Rally in Support of Robert Mueller

"Protect Mueller" by Joe Flood is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

November 13, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Thousands of Seattleites joined a nationwide rally on November 8th, 2018, in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Northwest News Network’s Casey Martin reports it comes after President Trump replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a critic of Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign.

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Volunteer Spotlight – November 2018

Mary Anne Moorman

November 12, 2018 - 4:02 pm

Mary Anne Moorman, aka, Auntmama Host of Sunday Folks How long have you volunteered at KBCS: I’m going with 15 years cause I really can’t remember What was the first song you played on KBCS: The first story I told was Daddy Bird and segue was Little Birdie so Little Birdie off a Smithsonian Collection

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Music of the Moment – November 2018

photo: Alessandro Scaparro

November 12, 2018 - 3:52 pm

Recommended new releases from Elvis Costello, Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief), Portland R&B legend Ural Thomas, and more.

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Election 2018 – Voices From The Bring Your Own Ballot Party in Seattle

November 6, 2018 - 2:28 pm

El Centro De La Raza, in Seattle’s Beacon Hill, hosted “BYOB: Bring Your Own Ballot Party!” on October 27th, 2018; a special gathering to help voters. The event provided assistants and interpreters to answer questions about this year’s election ballot, and celebrated the act of voting with live music. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi spoke with several people at the event.

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Unmute the Commute: Bikes, Bread, and Traffic

November 5, 2018 - 8:35 am

The period of maximum constraint – that’s the term city planners are using for the next few years in Seattle, when a series of major construction projects will take place to improve transportation in the city’s core. But before these improvements are finished, there is a lot of construction and some nearby business owners are

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Election Coverage 2018

October 31, 2018 - 1:46 pm

KBCS brings you local elections coverage: unique and essential interviews with local candidates.

Election 2018 – False Election Mailers in Washington State

October 31, 2018 - 10:26 am

You may have heard about the false campaign flyers mailed to voters in Pierce, Spokane, Kitsap and the Olympic Peninsula districts this election season. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Kent City Councilwoman, Brenda Fincher, whose identity was misused in a false election mailer.  Produced by Ruth Bly and Yuko Kodama

Election 2018 – The Washington Bus: Encouraging Young People to Vote

October 30, 2018 - 12:36 am

The Washington Bus is a youth driven organization that encourages young people across Washington State to vote and get politically involved. During this elections season, The Washington Bus is busy with campaigns to “Get Out the Vote!”. In addition to door-knocking, the organization hosts phone banking and text banking parties – with a twist.

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