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We’re Hiring!

May 20, 2019 - 11:43 am

91.3 KBCS seeks a General Manager to shape the future of Seattle public media. This full time role requires broadcast management experience and a passion for independent journalism, eclectic music, and community service. Learn more.

The Griot Party

May 3, 2019 - 12:50 pm

The Griot Party is an event that encourages community healing for all black and brown people whose lives and lineage have been impacted by the transatlantic slave trade.   Listen to Logic Amen, Griot Party Producer, Artist and Educator, speak to what the Griot has symbolized, and the space that the Griot Party events offer for the healing of black men.

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KBCS debuts new weekday news line-up

April 25, 2019 - 1:31 pm

91.3 KBCS adds the Rising Up program to its Monday-Friday line-up. Host Sonali Kohatkar connects global issues to local communities with this hour-long program, produced in Los Angeles at KPFK.

The hip-hop talk program Hard Knock Radio moves to 7am, replacing the KBCS “Blend” news hour.

“Sonali is a fresh progressive voice that we believe will resonate with KBCS listeners alongside Democracy Now, Hard Knock Radio, and The Thom Hartmann Program,” says KBCS News and Public Affairs Director, Yuko Kodama.

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Dahr Jamail – The End of Ice

April 22, 2019 - 2:34 pm

Dahr Jamail, Journalist and Author the book, The End of Ice spoke at a Seattle Town Hall Event on March 26th. You can listen to the entire address at the link below. Special thanks to Town Hall Seattle for the recorded audio.

King County Library System’s Mobile Outreach Program

April 11, 2019 - 12:50 am

The King County Library System works to make materials accessible to more people by taking books to them.  KBCS’s Jim Cantu goes to one of King County Library’s regular mobile service events.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – A Series of Six Stories

April 5, 2019 - 3:53 pm

A report released by the Urban Indian Health Institute in 2018 shows that over 500 cases of missing or murdered indigenous women have been found throughout the United States – many since the year 2000. 70 women had gone missing or were murdered in Seattle and Tacoma. 6 were reported in Portland. How are indigenous families impacted by this and how are our communities coming together to help?

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Unmute the Commute: One Bus Away from Love

April 1, 2019 - 9:49 am

A Metro bus can be a lot of things – a way to get to work, a social hub and even a place to find love. On today’s Unmute the Commute, we hear from one rider who is trying to bring passengers together… with mixed success.

The Impact of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s Assassination on Seattle

March 30, 2019 - 11:11 pm

Aaron and Elmer Dixon were both detained on the day of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968.  They watched the cities burning after Dr. King’s death.  Not long after this event, the Dixon brothers went to the Bay Area where they met leaders of the Black Panther Party.  Listen in on how the

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 6 – Women Are Water Carriers

March 29, 2019 - 10:31 pm

The Prayer Skirt, a long skirt adorned with ribbons, is ceremonial regalia for the Plains tribes.  During the demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, indigenous women of many different tribes began to wear the prayer skirt at ceremony in solidarity with the Plains Tribes women. Prayer skirts, have also been adopted into

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 5 – Kristen Millares Young’s Investigative Article

March 28, 2019 - 8:40 pm

Misty Upham was a successful indigenous actress from the Blackfeet Nation, winning roles alongside stars like Benicio Del Torro in the Cannes Film Festival acclaimed Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, and Ewan MacGregor in August: Osage county.  Misty Upham also went missing on October 5th 2014.  Her body was found in Auburn, Washington

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