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The Grateful Dead Hour and Backtracks

Unmute the Commute: The Ferry Riot

February 12, 2019 - 8:46 am

In 1987, a riot on a Washington State ferry resulted in over $30,000 worth of damage to the SV Kitsap. On this week’s Unmute the Commute, we talk to people who were there about what happened, and more importantly, why there was a riot in the first place.

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Kusak Cut Glass Works Closes

February 8, 2019 - 11:29 am

Seattle is home to the rare art form of freehand stone wheel engraved crystal – but not for long. Though Kusak Cut Glass Works has made Seattle its home for over 104 years, the business closes within the next couple of months.  Cynthia Brothers, Vanishing Seattle Founder and KBCS’s Yuko Kodama take a tour of the

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Rahul Gupta on Changes to the International District Neighborhood

February 8, 2019 - 10:23 am

The International District has seen a change as businesses respond to outside forces. KBCS’s sat down with Rahul Gupta, Education and Tours Director at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, to learn more about the neighborhood.

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Nature: Merganser

"Common Merganser family" by nicolebeaulac is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

February 8, 2019 - 10:22 am

Find out about ducks who fish. Join KBCS’s Yuko Kodama on the shores of Lake Washington with Ed Dominguez, Lead Naturalist of the Seward Park Audubon Center, and discover Merganser water birds around Seattle.

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Nature: Bald Eagle

"Eagle" by Jeff Power is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

February 8, 2019 - 10:21 am

Join KBCS’s Yuko Kodama and Ed Dominguez, Lead Naturalist of the Seward Park Audubon Center, for another stroll through Seattle’s Seward Park, as they encounter and discuss our national bird: the bald eagle.

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Coffee Talk

February 8, 2019 - 10:20 am

January is International Gourmet Coffee Month. David Yanke, former representative of Tony’s Coffee and coffee connoisseur, gives tips on coffee tasting and selection at a King County Library Service program. This segment originally broadcast in 2013.

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Unmute the Commute: The Water Taxi

February 4, 2019 - 12:14 pm

Since the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed, riders on the West Seattle Water Taxi have more than doubled. King County Metro is hoping that some of those new riders will keep using the water taxi even after the tunnel replacing the viaduct opens. On this week’s Unmute the Commute, we take a trip to Elliott Bay

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Dr LaFayette- Equal Justice

The Rev. Bernard Lafayette, right, with Dr. Martin Luther King at a news conference in Atlanta on January 16, 1968. (AP Photo/Charles Kelly)

January 25, 2019 - 4:11 pm

90 years ago Tuesday January 15th 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. was born. At the age of 26 he became a key leader in the modern American Civil Rights Movement. He is well known for promoting non-violence. A way of life that Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr., who worked with Dr. King, promotes to this day.

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Vanishing Seattle

Photo by Kenneth Yu

January 14, 2019 - 10:45 pm

Take a look at  some of the businesses that closed in our region in 2018. Vanishing Seattle is a nonprofit organization that documents the displaced and disappearing institutions, small businesses, and cultures of the area, often due to the increasing real estate market prices and changing demographics. In this three-part series, KBCS’s Yuko Kodama interviews Cynthia Brothers, Founder of Vanishing Seattle.

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Music of the Moment – January 2019

Music of the Moment

January 14, 2019 - 9:57 am

If your New Year’s resolution is to find more amazing music, you’re in the right place. Check out this month’s Music of the Moment reviews by Iaan, then take a listen for yourself.