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Carol Handley

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Unmute the Commute: The Buskers

June 18, 2018 - 8:28 am

They decorate our commutes, literally music to our ears. But what is it like for musicians performing on the streets of Seattle? This week on Unmute the Commute, The Buskers. Produced by Ann Kane.

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Unmute the Commute: The Solowheel

June 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm

“The Future of Commuting” is already here, reads many headlines today. But what does that really look like? Today on Unmute the Commute, we explore one of these futures – that is already a reality in Seattle. Produced by Jennie Cecil-Moore.

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KBCS General Manager Retires

June 6, 2018 - 10:29 am

Please join KBCS in extending best wishes to Steve Ramsey, as he retires from KBCS after over eighteen years as General Manager. A It’s been an honor and privilege to have been fortunate enough to lead 913KBCS for the past 18+ years. I can’t thank the generosity of our listener supporters enough for helping KBCS

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Music of the Moment – June 2018

June 5, 2018 - 10:03 am

Warm up your playlist before summer gets underway. Check out Iaan’s reviews of albums that won’t disappoint in this month’s, Music of the Moment. Artist: Leon Bridges Album: Good Thing Label: Columbia Records The new album from soul singer Leon Bridges is a master class in how take something old and make it fresh again.

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Yemen’s War and Health Crisis

June 1, 2018 - 7:40 am

Yemen is in a humanitarian crisis, as bombings and medical and food blockades continue. Listen to local perspectives on the conditions in this country.

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Nature: Algae

"Algae" by alex_quinn is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

May 25, 2018 - 10:50 am

Join KBCS’s Yuko Kodama on another nature walk with Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, to find out about when and how algae can throw its environment out of balance in our local lakes.

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The Family Owned Business

May 25, 2018 - 7:49 am

Brooklyn-based filmmaker, Alvin Tsang came to the United States from Hong Kong when he was 9 years old.  His mom and stepfather worked day jobs, and by night, Tsang and his two siblings joined the parents to clean office buildings.

Tsang’s film, Reunification is about the immigrant experience of navigating a family who has straddled cultures and weathered  trauma. Reunification was recently featured at the Northwest Film Forum.

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Bystander Intervention: Responding to Witnessed Harassment

May 25, 2018 - 6:40 am

What do you do when you witness harassment on the street, at the coffee shop or on the bus?

Pastor Andrew Conley-Holcom of Admiral United Church of Christ is a conflict management workshop facilitator and an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.  Pastor Conley-Holcom also facilitates workshops in bystander intervention.  The sessions involve theater games to explore, disrupt, and reformulate power relationships.

KBCS interviews Pastor Conley-Holcom about how the workshops are structured and some approaches to the urge to help.

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Incarcerated Women: Cancer in Prison

"Atrapado" by GuilleDes is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

May 23, 2018 - 7:55 am

Facing breast cancer is scary enough, but learning you have cancer while incarcerated comes with its own set of problems. Pamela Lorenz, an inmate in the Washington Correctional Center for women, found the lack of support groups and privacy as the most challenging parts of facing breast cancer in prison. She shares her story with

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The Poor People’s Campaign

Photo courtesy of Keppler Speakers

May 22, 2018 - 10:51 am

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. organized the Poor People’s Campaign a month before his assassination 50 years ago. Bob Zellner is a civil rights activist and author who actively took part in the original campaign and is a leader in today’s nonviolent direct actions. KBCS’s Ruth Bly spoke with Zellner in April, 2018 about the Poor People’s Campaign.

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