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KBCS Year-End Campaign

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$215,000 Goal


Drive ends: December 31, 2021

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Archived audio issues


November 12, 2021 - 10:30 am

We are in the midst of updating our playlist software. During the transition may find that some archived KBCS programs are not always available or may perform differently than in the past. We are working through the various interconnected issues. Thank you for being patient.

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The Redlined Western Red Cedar Study Project

November 18, 2021 - 1:06 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20211118 The Redlined Red Cedar StudyProject Cascadia Climate Action is hosting aClimate Science on Tap series event this evening at 7 pm at the Peddler Brewing Company.  The topic is’ Urban Forests: Climate Change Solution or Casualty?’  The event features three speakers – one of whom is Dr. Joey Hulbert Program

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What To Do If You Lose Your Vaccination Card

November 9, 2021 - 7:27 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20211109 What To Do When You Lose Your Vax Card   There’s been a lot of talk about the vaccine mandate to show proof of vaccination to your employer and to enter businesses and events… but what happens when you get vaccinated and then misplace your card? KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke

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Local Day of the Dead Events 2021

November 1, 2021 - 2:56 am

Auburn Nov 1 – Nov 6 Burien Nov 1- Nov 5 Issaquah Nov 2 Seattle El Centro de la Raza Nov 2 Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)   Seattle Center Oct 30 – Nov 7 Phinney Neighbhood Center Nov 6  

Increased Attacks on Houses of Worship

October 22, 2021 - 12:43 pm

The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Washington) called on law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for vandalism targeting  Umar Al-Farooq mosque in Mountlake Terrace.

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All You Need is a Good Heart

photo credit: Dana Schuerholz

October 20, 2021 - 9:57 am

What does it take to effectively demonstrate for human rights?  Community organizer and writer, Magdaleno ‘Leno’ Rose-Avila reflects on his first protest in high school.

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The Circle: A Film on the Experience of Being Incarcerated

October 14, 2021 - 10:00 am

The Social Justice Film Festival is featuring The Circle, a film representing the artistic expression of people who are incarcerated. Two artists involved in this film, Allen Burnett and Marlene McCurtis spoke with KBCS about the genesis of the film and the lived experience behind it. The Circle can be viewed virtually through October 17th during the Social Justice Film Festival

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KBCS GM Update for October 2021

Dana Buckingham

October 13, 2021 - 4:14 pm

I freely admit that the fall season has always been my favorite time of the year. October is the month when Mother Nature puts on her spectacular coat of many colors and the brisk autumn air is just perfect for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront or a longer hike along one of our region’s

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David Griffith

October 1, 2021 - 6:40 pm

We are deeply saddened by the passing of David Griffith, a volunteer journalist whose gentle presence and persistence is familiar to many KBCS listeners.

In the words of David’s spouse Pat, “David found his work at KBCS really fulfilling. He enjoyed digging into community issues. He was trained in engineering but he loved journalism.”

David’s engineering career brought him and Pat to Seattle in 1974 from Richmond, Virginia. He worked for Pacific Northwest Bell (Lumen), Boeing, and the Washington Utilities Commission.

In addition to his volunteer journalist work at KBCS, David served on the board of the ACLU of Washington for 12 years.

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COVID 19 vaccination information

September 28, 2021 - 7:17 am

King and Pierce County

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Black Families Navigating the School System

September 17, 2021 - 4:38 pm

Emijah Smith assists Black families in the region navigating the school systems.  Smith shares her own experiences in advocating for her loved ones and what led her on this path.

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