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Dana Buckingham, new KBCS GM

August 19, 2019 - 11:20 am

A warm welcome to the new General Manager of KBCS, Dana Buckingham, succeeding Steve Ramsey who retired after 18 years of service.

Dana joins us from KNVO-FM in Omaha, Nebraska, where he served as the station manager, program director and executive news producer.

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Getting Out Alive

August 16, 2019 - 10:59 pm

According to a 2013 Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review, guns are by far the most common weapon used in domestic violence homicides.  More than all other weapons combined.   Emy Johnston shares her remarkable story of how she navigated for her life after being shot by her ex-partner. A warning that the content on this

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Canoe Journey 2019 – Samish Landing

July 26, 2019 - 3:02 pm

This year’s Tribal Canoe Journey, honoring ancient indigenous traditions is underway.  The Lummi Nation is hosting this year’s festivities by welcoming over one hundred indigenous canoes  to their shores.  Canoe families come from Washington state, British Columbia, Alaska and as far as Hawaii.

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Taking Sanctuary : Jaime Rubio and Keiko Maruyama

July 25, 2019 - 12:37 pm

Jaime Rubio Sulficio faces deportation, and took sanctuary at Seattle’s St. Mark’s Cathedral at the end of March.  Rubio was a business owner, Latin dance instructor and active member of the community.  He and his wife, Keiko Maruyama describe their experiences adjusting to this chapter in their lives in this series on their experiences. Producer:

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Basing Summer Plans on Wildfires

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July 17, 2019 - 12:07 am

Summer wildfires are the new face of catastrophic climate change in Washington and much of the West. As summer 2019 unfolds, those who can, are making plans to become seasonal climate refugees to escape the smoke and unhealthy air. Find out what options there are who can’t leave town. Producers: Martha Baskin and Daniel Guenther

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How the Indigenous Community Assisted the Fort Sill Protest

July 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Paul Tomita is a third generation Japanese American who attended a protest in June, against the Trump Administration’s plans to incarcerate 1400 children at US army post, Fort Sill this month.  The organizers of the event were Japanese American, and some were elders who had experienced forced relocation and incarceration by the United States government during World War II.

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Lights for Liberty – Seattle Wisteria Park

July 15, 2019 - 1:28 pm

The Japanese American Community organized a Lights for Liberty event on July 12, in Wisteria Park, across from the Seattle Buddhist Temple.  This is a collage of sounds and impressions from people who attended. Producers: Gol Hoghooghi and Yuko Kodama Photos: Yuko Kodama     Alice Ito with a photo of her friend, Fumiko Hayashita

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New career opportunity at KBCS

July 15, 2019 - 10:18 am

Are you a media sales pro with non-profit experience? You could work at KBCS. We seek a Corporate Relations Manager, responsible for increasing underwriting and sponsorship revenue in support of KBCS and Bellevue College. Learn more here.

Why Japanese American, Dr. Satsuki Ina Protests Concentration Camps at the Border

July 12, 2019 - 1:09 am

Over 700 Lights for Liberty events across the United States and in a couple of dozen countries were planned on Friday, July 12th, to protest concentration camps at the US southern border. Other significant protests within the past few months were one in Crystal Springs, Texas, and Fort Sill Oklahoma. These were both on or

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An Indigenous Perspective On July Fourth

July 4, 2019 - 12:17 pm

July 4th is a federally recognized holiday, observing the day North American colonists formally adopted the Declaration of Independence from Britain. Makah tribal member, Cynthia Savini shares the complex indigenous relationship with this holiday, with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.