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Behind the Lens at the Nation’s Capitol During an Insurrection

Photo by Nate Gowdy

January 14, 2021 - 7:53 am

Since 2015, local photographer, Nate Gowdy has been working on a personal project to document the Trump era’s political campaigns and culture. His photos will be compiled in a book titled, Vote American! Presidential Politics and Protest in the Age of Trump. Gowdy has travelled across the country to cover political rallies and events. Last Wednesday (January 6, 2021), he was in Washington DC to document the atmosphere around the Congressional confirmation of electoral votes for Rolling Stone.  The day was interrupted by a mob attack on the country’s capitol building.  Gowdy shares his experiences there with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

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Dr. Benjamin Danielson – Medical Services and Community

Dr. Benjamin Danielson

January 13, 2021 - 10:04 pm

The prominent pediatrician, Dr. Benjamin Danielson stepped down from his position as Medical Director at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in the Central District. This was in protest of Children’s Hospital’s racially inequitable management practices, as written by Dr. Danielson in a South Seattle Emerald opinion piece from this week.

Listen to a KBCS 2019 interview with Dr. Danielson as he discusses how a team approach to healthcare involving social services, and many other circles, could better support communities.

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Seattle City Council Public Safety Committee Meeting

January 12, 2021 - 2:38 am

The Seattle City Council Public Safety Committee will hold a discussion on the police chemical weapons ban today (January 12, 2021) at 9:30 this morning. Sign Up for public comment starts at 7:30 am and is open until public comments ends. This would be the first discussion about the police use of tear gas, blast

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Harassment of Japanese Americans After the Pearl Harbor Bombing

January 6, 2021 - 2:02 am

After the Japanese military attacked Pearl Harbor, Japanese American communities in the United States faced growing animosity from their neighbors.   Dr. Roy Ebihara was eight years old at the time.  Dr. Ebihara recounts how terrifying it was living in New Mexico within the months after the US entered WWII.  Tom Ikeda of the Seattle-based, Densho Project interviewed him.

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DJs’ Favorites for 2020: Jean Geiger

December 31, 2020 - 4:35 pm

KBCS Folksounds DJ Jean Geiger Picks 10 Albums From 2020 Jean Geiger co-hosts one of the best traditions in the Pacific Northwest- Folksounds! Tune in Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM on your radio or on the web for the best in acoustic music. Check out Jean’s favorite albums of 2020: Laurie Lewis – And Laurie

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Henry Miyatake’s Suitcase

Henry Miyatake

December 30, 2020 - 1:40 pm

In 1941, Henry Miyatake befriended a Jewish boy who had fled Poland with his family.  They went to the same middle school during WWII.  This is a story about their relationship, before Miyatake and his family were incarcerated by the US government.   Tom Ikeda, Densho Project Co-Founder interviewed Miyatake and recounts the story.

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One Mother’s Experience with Bipolar Disorder

December 29, 2020 - 6:30 am

Annie, a mother of five, was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when her daughter was in preschool. She shares her personal story of living with with this mental illness.

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The Struggle to Stay in the Central District

December 23, 2020 - 2:37 am

Seattle’s Central District was shaped by racist real estate and financial practices, but kept vibrant and loved by its Black residents.  The neighborhood is now a shadow of its former self. Houses in this neighborhood are selling for at least a million dollars today, with property taxes shooting up each year.  Many of the former

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Winter Solstice

winter sunset

December 21, 2020 - 10:29 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3 KBCS 20201221 – Nature – Winter Solstice It’s Winter Solstice 2020.  Ed Dominguez describes some winter solstice festivities and a rare astronomical phenomenon occurring on the same day. Producer: Ed Dominguez, Yuko Kodama and Jesse Callahan Photo: JLS Photography – Alaska

How Small Businesses are Critical to Community

December 15, 2020 - 3:40 am

91.3 KBCS · Why Small Businesses are Critical to our Communities   Laura Clise, the Founder and CEO of Intentionalist, describes why moving away from a transactional  economy to a relational economy is so important for the health of our communities.  Intentionalist is an online directory and guide promoting businesses owned by black, indigenous, people

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