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$150,000 Goal


Drive ends: September 30, 2023

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On air

Sonali Kolhatkar at Seattle Town Hall

September 26, 2023 - 12:23 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230906 Full Recording S Kolhatkar And S Brydum At Seattle Town Hall Sonali Kolhatkar, host and producer of Yes! Presents, Rising Up and racial justice editor at Yes! Magazine spoke with Yes! Media’s Editorial Director, Sunnivie Brydum about her book, Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice at 

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Woman, Life, Freedom Uprising – One year later

September 15, 2023 - 2:32 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230914 Women Life Freedom 1 Yr Later For Local Iranian Americans Jina Mahsa Amini’s, Kurdish, 22 year old woman was killed in custody of Iran’s morality police on September 16th last year, sparking an uprising led by Iranian women, and supported by ethnic and minority groups.  As the anniversary of Amini’s

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Intersections of Operatic singing and Mexican music genres

September 13, 2023 - 3:22 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230913 Alfredo Carrillo International Tenor   Mexican international tenor, Alfredo Carrillo describes his journey from Mexican music to operatic singing. Listen to him singing Norteno and Charro singing styles next to the lyrical (operatic) style. He performs Saturday and next week.   Alfredo Carrillo hails from Durango, Mexico and is an

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The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice

September 6, 2023 - 10:21 am

Sonali Kolhatkar is the racial justice editor at Yes! Media and the host of the weekly radio program, Rising Up. (broadcasts on KBCS Fridays at 7 am and Thursdays at 5 am) Kolhatkar is also the author of a new book, Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice.  The book describes how

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Living in an Eastern WA Wildfire Season

August 25, 2023 - 2:58 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230825 Eastern WA Wildfires Laura Ackerman   Laura Ackerman lives on a hobby farm on the eastern side of West Plains near Spokane.  She’s also an environmental organizer and Co-host of the radio program Earth Matters Now airing on KYRS community radio in Spokane.  Ackerman shares a resident’s perspective on the

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Spokane Wildfire Relief for Livestock and Pets

August 23, 2023 - 12:09 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230823 Heart Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Spokane Wildfire   Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team (HEART) is one of a number of organizations in the Spokane Valley busy in sheltering and offering care to displaced livestock and pets from the wildfire.    Listen in on this highlight of the organization with Marian

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Navigating How to Help After the Maui Wildfire

August 19, 2023 - 10:33 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230817 Perspective On Helping After Maui Wildfire   A wildfire on Maui engulfed the town of Lahaina on August 8th and 9th.  With over 100 people dead in the aftermath, this event has been pronounced the deadliest blaze in U.S. modern history.    A large population of people from Hawaii live

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Having Conversations With People You Don’t Agree With

August 18, 2023 - 11:51 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230818 Manu Meel On The Power Of Conversation In Divided Times Manu Meel, Co-founder of Bridge USA speaks with KBCS about why it’s important to try to have conversations, and most importantly, to listen each other in times like this.  Producers: Lucy Braginski and Yuko Kodama Special thanks to Sapan Parekh

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On the Block

August 11, 2023 - 3:13 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230815 On The Block On the Block is an event to celebrate local artists in visual art, music, street-wear and food every second Sunday of the month through October.  KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Julie Chang Schulman, Co-founder of Forever Safe Spaces, and is one of the Co-organizers of a coalition

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Indigenous Milk Medicine Week

August 10, 2023 - 3:23 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230810 Indigenous Milk Medicine Week   Indigenous Milk Medicine Week is August 8th thru 14th this year.  It’s a part of a series of observances celebrating breastfeeding during the month of August.  Camie Goldhammer is a Social Worker, Lactation Consultant and Founder of the Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington.  She

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