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Unmute the Commute: Transit Fare Enforcement

April 16, 2018 - 8:00 am

Have you ever wondered how transit fare enforcement is actually enforced? Today on Unmute the Commute, KBCS’s Yuko Kodama takes us behind-the-scenes of how the system works.  Unmute the Commute is a weekly series featuring stories that move you.

Unmute the Commute: Breastfeeding on Transit

April 9, 2018 - 8:00 am

For this week’s Unmute the Commute, follow us with two Seattle moms as they share their experiences breastfeeding on public transit. Produced by Ann Kane.

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King – Angry Love

April 4, 2018 - 1:31 pm

50 years ago today, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.   As one of the principle leaders of the civil rights movement King spoke of non-violent resistance and love as the antidote to hate. Seattle author and speaker, Ijeoma Oluo  spoke at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr annual celebration at Garfield High

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Autism Spectrum

April 3, 2018 - 1:17 pm

April is Autism Awareness Month, and you’ll listen to an interview on how people with autism experience life. KBCS’s Sonya Green spoke with Sara Gardner, Bellevue College Autism Spectrum Navigator Program Director about the spectrum of Autism.  The interview originally broadcast in 2015

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Unmute the Commute: Get on the Bus! Transit Training

April 2, 2018 - 6:19 pm

Remember the first time you rode public transit? Think of what your learning curve was like. You may not have known that here in King County, Metro offers training to help flatten that learning curve. Today on Unmute the Commute, Transit Training. Produced by Jennie Cecil-Moore. Unmute the Commute is supported in part by Just

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Incarcerated Women

March 30, 2018 - 4:53 pm

KBCS begins a new weekly series on Incarcerated Women.

The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world. Of the over 740,000 people incarcerated in the United States, well over 200,000  are women.  The effects on families, communities and taxpayers is pronounced. Over the next months KBCS takes a look at the impacts of locking up the women on our community.

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March For Our Lives – Seattle

March 26, 2018 - 2:16 pm

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting–and more than 190 other school shootings since Columbine–people took to the streets on Saturday to call for gun control. Seattle high schoolers organized a local event to take place in conjunction with the Washington  D.C. march. The Seattle march was one of more than 800 held world

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The Undocumented Commute

March 26, 2018 - 1:56 pm

Today on Unmute the Commute, we bring you an undocumented story. Produced by Michelle Wallar Martin.

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Maru Mora-Villalpando: The Department of Licensing and ICE

March 20, 2018 - 12:15 am

Maru Mora-Villalpando is an Undocumented Immigrant rights Activist, founder of NWDC Resistance and #Not1More Deportation. In January, 2018, she was served a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ordering her to appear in immigration court at an unspecified date. Then, in February, 2018, the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) admitted that it furnished records to a request from ICE about Mora-Villalpando and other undocumented Washington residents. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Mora-Villalpando last month about her experience with the DOL and how she expects the state to respond to the DOL’s actions.

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Hate Groups and Their Defectors

March 19, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Washington stands out in its significant rise of hate groups established over the past couple of years. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups in Washington increased from 9 to 26 since 2016.

Lonnie Lusardo is a cultural competency trainer and former journalist, who has done extensive research on hate groups and its defectors for his upcoming book, “Defecting from Hate.”

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