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June 18, 2021 - 7:19 am

91.3 KBCS · Juneteenth After much discussion, Congress passed legislation to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday.  President Joe Biden signed the bill on June 17, 2021. This series features perspectives on Juneteenth.  It covers some details behind the historical event on June 19, 1865.  You’ll also listen to local people speak on what Juneteenth

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Celebrate Pride with Bellevue College

June 4, 2021 - 8:27 am

Happy Pride 2021! A riot in a San Francisco restaurant in 1966 illustrated (although sadly not for the first time) how the LGBTQ+ community needed to hide from systems designed to oppress them. Following this LGBTQ+ riot and subsequent others, the first Pride march, in 1970, demonstrated the power of showing up, publicly and authentically.

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Black Wall Street and the 1921 Riots

photo by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie

June 1, 2021 - 5:00 am

For Black Business Month, you’ll listen to a story on the riots which ended Black Wall Street, a community in Tulsa Oklahoma, which was home to a thriving black economy and vibrant neighborhood.  In 1921,  this area was raized to the ground by an armed white mob. 103 year old Dr. Olivia Hooker was hiding under a table in her home, when rioters came into her home to destroy her family’s belongings. 91.3’s David Joseph called her where she lives in New York to have her share her experience from the days of Black Wall Street, and the day the neighborhood fell. (originally posted, August 13, 2017)

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Emergency Vigil In Solidarity with a Palestinian call for a General Strike

May 19, 2021 - 10:15 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210519 Emergency Vigil In Solidarity With Palestinian Calls For A General Strike On Tuesday, May 18th, An Emergency Vigil in Solidarity with a Palestinian all for a General Strike was held at Jimi Hendrix Park, next to the Northwest African American Museum.  KBCS reporter, Fadumo Ali contributed this story about the

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Black Farmers Collective

May 13, 2021 - 1:23 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210513 The Black Farmers Collective The Black Farmers Collective  is a group of Black led food system activists  creating opportunities to improve the health of  communities through all aspects of food. The group is committed to teaching about food sovereignty for the Black Indigenous and People of Color communities, through growing,

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One Mother’s Experience with Bipolar Disorder

May 7, 2021 - 6:30 am

Annie, a mother of five, was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when her daughter was in preschool. She shares her personal story of living with with this mental illness.

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Rape by an Intimate Partner

April 29, 2021 - 11:23 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210428 Sexual Assault – Intimate Partner Rape April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.    According to National Sexual Violence Resource Center, it is estimated that 734,630 people were threatened with or actually raped in the United States in 2018.  The study also stated that nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and

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Worker’s Memorial Day

April 28, 2021 - 2:02 pm

 91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 2021030428 Workers Memorial Day April 28th is Worker’s Memorial Day.  This date also marks the 50th year anniversary of the enactment of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Dina Lorraine, Spokesperson  for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries speaks about some of the trends she’s observed in

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Seattle Street Responses to the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 21, 2021 - 11:23 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 2021030421 Street Interviews Day After Chauvin Trial Verdict On April 21st, 2021, Former Minneapolis law enforcement officer, Derek Chauvin. was charged guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd, a black father.  KBCS reporter, Gol Holghooghi took to the streets of Seattle’s Central District and Capitol Hill neighborhood to

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KBCS General Manager Message – April 2021

Dana Buckingham

April 20, 2021 - 1:28 pm

With the arrival of much warmer weather this past week, many of us are anxiously looking forward to spending as much time as we can outdoors; either in or on the water, or perhaps hiking and camping under the stars in the beautiful Northern Cascades. I am not sure why, but somehow this spring seems

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