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KBCS Fall Fund Drive

The KBCS Fall Fund Drive is underway! Contributions from individual listeners make your favorite KBCS programs possible. Please make a donation today and thank you in advance!

$125,000 Goal


Drive ends: September 26, 2021

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Tractor Tavern to Match 10k in Listener Donations to KBCS

Tractor Tavern

September 9, 2021 - 11:35 pm

Thanks to Tractor Tavern in Ballard, every donation made to KBCS between 12-7pm on Friday, September 17th, will be matched dollar for dollar, up to 10k! Help KBCS get a strong start to its Fall Fund Drive by joining us on the 17th with your contribution, or make your donation early (Donate Here)!

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Juan Hood – Westlake Station

September 6, 2021 - 11:55 am


How do you bring humanity to your workday? Juan Hood, a 26 year King County Metro employee brought this spirit into his job when he worked as shop 2 custodian assigned to downtown Seattle’s Westlake Station at the time of this interview in 2020.  He describes the connection he makes with the commuters at the station.

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General Manager Updates September 2021

Dana Buckingham

September 3, 2021 - 1:05 pm

Managing a nonprofit college radio station can be an equally rewarding and challenging experience. From my first experience as a young “hair-on-fire” college student reporter in the mid 1970’s to my longtime experience as a station manager, I have weathered my share of campus intrigues, the existential threats posed by protracted economic downturns, and the

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Racialized Trauma

August 23, 2021 - 11:46 pm


Racial and inter-generational trauma can be destructive to the body, mind, and spirit. A person of color may wonder why they’re triggered when they watch racially-based, television stories,  see a police car in the rearview mirror or a Confederate flag on the back of a truck.  KBCS’s Kevin P. Henry interviews Estilla Lighfoot, who teaches courses on this topic at Tulane University in New Orleans.

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Black Coffee Northwest

August 6, 2021 - 8:07 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210806 Black Coffee Empowerment and racial pride are paramount for the Black community. Despite centuries of oppression, many African Americans strive to start and maintain their own businesses to create personal and generational wealth. Black businesses such as barbershops and eateries, along with churches, have historically been safe social harbors for

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Executive Director Beth Takekawa Retires From Wing Luke Museum

Beth Takekawa with Senator Patty Murray Beth Takekawa with Senator Patty Murray

July 30, 2021 - 1:30 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210730 Beth Takekawa Retires From The Wing Beth Takekawa, the Executive Director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is retiring after 24 years of leadership. Takekawa reflects on the importance of a museum where stories  are gathered and shared from the Asian Pacific American community’s perspective.

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Not Yo’ Butterfly – Nobuko Miyamoto

Not Yo Butterfly

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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