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Unmute the Commute: The Family Bike

May 14, 2018 - 8:36 am

Forget the debate of whether mini vans or SUVs are better for transporting kids… today on Unmute the Commute, the families who rely on bikes to get around with their kids. Produced by Michelle Wallar Martin.

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Natural Birth and Midwives

May 11, 2018 - 1:18 am

A natural birth is an unmediated approach to childbirth with minimal routine interventions unless medically necessary. The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee, is an intentional community, established in 1971, based on the principles of nonviolence and respect for the earth. Pamela Smith, a founding member of the Farm, gave birth to three sons naturally with Ina May

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Unmute the Commute: Angel Flight West

May 8, 2018 - 9:48 am

Have you ever wondered how some of our neighbours in outlying islands make it to medical centers quickly when needed? Today on Unmute the Commute, here’s one solution. Produced by Jennie Cecil-Moore.

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Nature: Bird Feeders

"house finch" by boxer_bob is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

May 4, 2018 - 11:56 pm

Looking to attract more wildlife into your yard? Join KBCS’s Yuko Kodama and Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center’s lead naturalist, on another stroll through Seward Park and learn some tips for bird feeders.

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Incarcerated Women: Pregnant Behind Bars

"Atrapado" by GuilleDes is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

May 2, 2018 - 12:10 pm

Being pregnant is a vulnerable time for a woman. But Imagine the thought of going into labor while incarcerated and the thought of handing your newborn over to the foster care system? Abigail Blue is the former executive director of The Birth Attendants: Prison Doula Project, which closed over 5 years ago, saw the plight of incarcerated pregnant women on a daily basis. During Washington state’s last legislative session, Governor Inslee signed a bill allowing volunteer midwives and doulas to be able to give incarcerated women pre-birth counseling and help them prepare for the temporary loss of their child. The bill takes effect June 7th, 2018.

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May 1, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Alopecia is not life threatening, or contagious but can be traumatic. It’s where your immune system attacks your hair follicles, causing your hair to fall out of your scalp or other parts of your body. 6.8 million people in the US are affected with Alopecia. Jamie Elmore has been a licensed hair stylist and salon owner for 26 years. She first noticed her hair falling out in 1993 after having her baby. Over the next 10 years, her condition escalated to the point that she went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Alopecia. Here’s Elmore’s story after she received word of her diagnosis with Alopecia, presented at Seattle’s Griot Party, a celebration of storytelling to heal for communities of color. Elmore is also founder of the Alopecia Support Group.

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The Black Panther Party – Seattle Chapter

April 30, 2018 - 1:46 pm

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. The Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party was the first to be established outside of California.  This series highlights some lesser known stories of Seattle’s local Black Panther Party. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Steve Roberson and Aaron Dixon,

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Unmute the Commute: Cutting the Ferry Line

April 30, 2018 - 9:39 am

Today on Unmute the Commute, we’re speaking with some regular ferry commuters who… all have the same thing on their minds. Produced by Ann Kane.

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KBCS at Northwest Folklife

April 27, 2018 - 12:00 am

Announcing the 91.3 KBCS acoustic showcase at Northwest Folklife:

Naomi Wachira
Whitney Mongé
Squirrel Butter

Sunday, May 27th, 12:30pm

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Incarcerated Women: Prison Pet Partnership

"Aurora" by bullcitydogs is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

April 25, 2018 - 12:11 pm

Sheri Ramsey knows the hardships of a long prison sentence all too well. She’s serving a 25 year term at the Washington Corrections Center for Women. But she’s found hope and work training through the Prison Pet Partnership where she trains service dogs. Inmates also provide grooming and boarding services through the program. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Ramsey at the prison kennel about the effects of the program on her sentence.

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