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Not Yo’ Butterfly – Nobuko Miyamoto

July 22, 2021 - 3:14 am

Nobuko Miyamoto is an activist, music and dance artist, who found her political and artistic voice in the Asian American movement. As a child, she and her parents were incarcerated in the internment camps.  Later, she performed on Broadway and has since produced many creative works. OVer the past few decades, Miyamoto has been facilitating workshops to encourage her community to tell their personal stories.  Listen to Miyamoto’s reflection of the past year and the importance of expressing your story.

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Advocating Against Domestic Violence

Mike Clark with wife, Emily, mother, Mitsu Clark, and the Mariner Moose

July 16, 2021 - 12:55 pm

When Mariners fan, Mike Clark heard about a 5k fundraiser that winds through each level at T-Mobiile Park and ends with a lap on the ball field, he signed up.  The fundraiser was for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV).  Ten years later, he’s still  a staunch advocate against domestic violence. The Refuse

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KBCS General Manager: Important Updates

June 30, 2021 - 11:20 am

Dear Friends, Volunteers, and Supporters of KBCS, I want to begin this important update by thanking all our active KBCS volunteer hosts and producers for your dedication, ingenuity, and creativity as we continue the final countdown to the end of the 20/21 fiscal year on June 30. I think we can all agree that this

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June 18, 2021 - 7:19 am

91.3 KBCS · Juneteenth After much discussion, Congress passed legislation to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday.  President Joe Biden signed the bill on June 17, 2021. This series features perspectives on Juneteenth.  It covers some details behind the historical event on June 19, 1865.  You’ll also listen to local people speak on what Juneteenth

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Celebrate Pride with Bellevue College

June 4, 2021 - 8:27 am

Happy Pride 2021! A riot in a San Francisco restaurant in 1966 illustrated (although sadly not for the first time) how the LGBTQ+ community needed to hide from systems designed to oppress them. Following this LGBTQ+ riot and subsequent others, the first Pride march, in 1970, demonstrated the power of showing up, publicly and authentically.

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Black Wall Street and the 1921 Riots

photo by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie

June 1, 2021 - 5:00 am

For Black Business Month, you’ll listen to a story on the riots which ended Black Wall Street, a community in Tulsa Oklahoma, which was home to a thriving black economy and vibrant neighborhood.  In 1921,  this area was raized to the ground by an armed white mob. 103 year old Dr. Olivia Hooker was hiding under a table in her home, when rioters came into her home to destroy her family’s belongings. 91.3’s David Joseph called her where she lives in New York to have her share her experience from the days of Black Wall Street, and the day the neighborhood fell. (originally posted, August 13, 2017)

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Emergency Vigil In Solidarity with a Palestinian call for a General Strike

May 19, 2021 - 10:15 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210519 Emergency Vigil In Solidarity With Palestinian Calls For A General Strike On Tuesday, May 18th, An Emergency Vigil in Solidarity with a Palestinian all for a General Strike was held at Jimi Hendrix Park, next to the Northwest African American Museum.  KBCS reporter, Fadumo Ali contributed this story about the

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Black Farmers Collective

May 13, 2021 - 1:23 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210513 The Black Farmers Collective The Black Farmers Collective  is a group of Black led food system activists  creating opportunities to improve the health of  communities through all aspects of food. The group is committed to teaching about food sovereignty for the Black Indigenous and People of Color communities, through growing,

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One Mother’s Experience with Bipolar Disorder

May 7, 2021 - 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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Rape by an Intimate Partner

April 29, 2021 - 11:23 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210428 Sexual Assault – Intimate Partner Rape April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.    According to National Sexual Violence Resource Center, it is estimated that 734,630 people were threatened with or actually raped in the United States in 2018.  The study also stated that nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and

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