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Samia Panni

Samia Panni in KBCS studio

December 3, 2018 - 4:17 pm

On Sunday morning, beloved DJ Samia Panni passed away suddenly. Samia exemplified KBCS at its very best. All of us at the station are heartbroken, and offer our deepest condolences to her family, friends and communities.

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Unmute the Commute: Biking in the Rain

Credit: Aviva Stephens

December 10, 2018 - 7:57 am

Biking in the rain – does anything sound more pleasant than that? On today’s show, we meet an avid cyclist who talks about the challenges and joys of riding a bike in the Northwest.

Music of the Moment – December 2018

Speaker

December 7, 2018 - 5:03 pm

KBCS’s Gordon Todd keeps this month’s Music of the Moment short and sweet with these reviews. Artists: The Beatles Album: The White Album Esher Demos Label: Apple/Capitol The 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles’ White Album includes a surprising bonus that sheds new light on this wonderfully sprawling album. The home recordings the band made

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Volunteer Spotlight – December 2018

December 7, 2018 - 10:58 am

Host: DJ Niko Program: Nothing but 90s How long have you volunteered at KBCS: I’ve been a volunteer music host since 2013, spinning rock and roll records in early morning hours for years before winding up at the Tuesday 11 p.m. slot with my current show, Nothing But ’90s. What was the first song you

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KBCS Partners with OSL

OSL

December 6, 2018 - 11:19 am

KBCS is partnering with OSL (formerly Operation Sack Lunch), for a one-day fund drive on December 12th. Donate to KBCS by December 12th, and you’ll have the option to provide a meal to a neighbor in need instead of selecting a KBCS thank you gift, and of course, your year-end contribution will support the programs

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Living With Dementia

Photo attribute to the Frye Museum Here:Now Program

November 30, 2018 - 2:53 pm

How can you tell if your loved one, who’s getting cranky and forgetful is depressed or has dementia? In 2013, former KBCS news director, Sonya Green, spoke with Mary Lou Brown, a caregiver to her husband who was diagnosed with dementia in 1996. Mary and her husband also tapped into a resources at the Frye

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Border Crossing

November 30, 2018 - 8:56 am

The border town of Arivaca, Arizona, is no stranger to migrants crossing through the desert and mountains in hopes for a better life in the U.S. The documentary film Undeterred, shows how militarizing the border can result in migrants dying in the desert and in the neighborhoods of towns on the border. The film was featured at the 2018 Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle. KBCS’s Ruth Bly recorded the panel discussion following the screening.

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Unmute the Commute: This is Home

November 26, 2018 - 8:00 am

Often in this series, we feature stories about people in dense urban areas taking buses to work or community events. Outside of Seattle and its suburbs, many people rely on public transit as well. But bus service hasn’t always been reliable in rural areas. Today we take a bus ride in Snoqualmie Valley and look at transit service in rural areas of King County.

Unmute the Commute: A Home for Buttercup

November 19, 2018 - 7:55 am

Washington has a handful of prisons scattered across the state – so if you’re convicted of a crime in Spokane, you may end up incarcerated in Clallam Bay or Shelton. This can mean a long trip for family members or spouses. Produced by Max Wasserman.

Hip-Hop as a Form of Protest

November 13, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Gabriel Teodros, musician and writer, talks about the roots of Hip Hop as social commentary and a form of protest. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with him in 2009 for a feature on Listen Up Northwest and Reclaim the Media.

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Seattle’s Rally in Support of Robert Mueller

"Protect Mueller" by Joe Flood is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

November 13, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Thousands of Seattleites joined a nationwide rally on November 8th, 2018, in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The Northwest News Network’s Casey Martin reports it comes after President Trump replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a critic of Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign.

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