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February 5, 2018 - 12:01 pm

Please complete our annual listener survey. Your feedback today helps KBCS provide you with more of what you need.

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Nature – Local Bats

October 11, 2019 - 2:51 pm

The Yuma Bat, Big Brown Bat and Little Brown Bat share the Puget Sound region with us during the summer months.  In late summer/early fall, the bats migrate to Central Washington to hibernate.  Find out how these small mammals fly, catch their food and take shelter in this special bat series, as Seward Park Audubon

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Northwest Detention Center Protest at Tacoma City Hall

October 11, 2019 - 2:13 pm

Demonstrators demanding the shut down of the Northwest Detention Center disrupted a Tacoma City Council hearing on Tuesday.  It was organized by La Resistencia and supported by more than a dozen other local organizations.  KBCS’s Samuel Britt was there to give us a snapshot of why the protestors were there that afternoon. 

H2A Workers in Washington State

October 11, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Honesto Silva Ibarra was an H2A visa guest worker and 27 year old father of two from Mexico.  He died in Washington state, as a worker at Sarbanand Farms.  Around the time he became ill, other workers at the same farm were reported ill, dehydrated from the extreme heat and heavy smoke from the summer

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A Message from the GM

October 10, 2019 - 11:06 am

October marks my third month on the job as General Manager for KBCS. Thanks again to everyone for the many kind words of support and encouragement that I have received since assuming this new responsibility.

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Music of the Moment – October 2019

October 4, 2019 - 12:48 pm

Check out these music reviews from Iaan Hughes in this month’s installment of Music of the Moment. Artists The Garifuna Collective, Brittany Howard, Jontavious Willis, Amy LaVere, and Jake Xerxes Fussell

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The Book They Can’t Erase – The Jeli, Keeper of Stories

October 1, 2019 - 10:08 pm

Arsalan Ibrahim’s life was turned upside-down one day with the purchase of a West African music CD.  This marked the start of a long journey into deep connection with his ancestry and lineage of storytelling.  Today, Ibrahim is a Jeli of the Mande tradition, using the kora as the vehicle to pass on stories and

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Music of the Moment – August 2019

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August 29, 2019 - 11:02 am

Check out these music reviews from Iaan Hughes in this month’s installment of Music of the Moment. Artists Kishi Bashi, Sunny War, Weyes Blood, Fruit Bats, and Lucibela

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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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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Long Term Health Impacts

August 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm

A study on the impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACE), including exposure to emotional, physical, sexual abuse, or household dysfunction on adult long term health was published in 1998.  The study found a relationship of ACE exposure to increased heart disease, cancer and chronic lung disease in adulthood.  Since this study, many public health agencies

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Nature – Juvenile Bald Eagle

August 15, 2019 - 11:25 am

Juvenile Bald Eagles are learning to make a living this time of year, while adult eagles feed them.  Follow Seward Park Audubon Center’s Lead Naturalist, Ed Dominguez and KBCS’s Yuko Kodama on a trail in Seattle’s Seward Park as they listen for the young eagles’ calls for food.  Producers: Yuko Kodama and Jesse Callahan

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