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A fond farewell from Carol Handley

August 8, 2018 - 3:16 pm

Just over two years ago, I returned to KBCS at Bellevue College–my alma mater and the first place on the dial that I gained experience in the joy of sharing music and community on the radio.

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Unmute the Commute: Seniors’ Health and Public Transit

August 13, 2018 - 8:00 am

On today’s Unmute the Commute we look at the relationship between riding public transit and the health of older adults. Produced by Michelle Wallar Martin. 

Music of the Moment – August 2018

August 10, 2018 - 5:05 pm

Each month Iaan rounds up a handful of notable albums for review, then shares his thoughts with KBCS listeners. Here are Iaan’s picks for this month. Artist: Kamasi Washington Album: Heaven and Earth Label: Shoto Mas Kamasi Washington’s take on the Bruce Lee Fists of Fury theme is the cover you didn’t know you needed

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Help After the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima

"Nagasaki bomb 9 August 1945" by ctbto is licensed under CC BY 2.0

August 6, 2018 - 11:17 am

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in 240,000 casualties. This was the first of two of the only nuclear weapons used on civilians in the world’s history. Shirley Shimada’s family is from a fishing village outside of Hiroshima. She shares her family’s stories about how bewildered the Japanese people were with the impact of this new munition.

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Unmute the Commute: The Access Map

August 6, 2018 - 11:12 am

Seattle’s steep hills can make traversing the city difficult for those with limited mobility. But, computer scientists at the University of Washington hope to help with a map that routes people through public elevators and lower grade streets. Today’s story: The Access Map. Produced by Casey Martin and Hans Anderson. To test out new versions

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From Hiroshima to Hope

"From Hiroshima to Hope 116 color" by cloganese is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

August 6, 2018 - 10:09 am

From Hiroshima to Hope” is an event commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan that occurred on August 6, 1945. The evening features musical performances, a Buddhist meditation, and floating lanterns on Seattle’s Green Lake.

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Breastfeeding and “The Big Latch On” Event

August 3, 2018 - 11:36 pm

August 1st through 7th is World Breastfeeding week. Public education events to promote and support breastfeeding are held throughout the globe and in our region. Kristina Chamberlain is a certified nurse midwife, lactation consultant and co-owner of the women’s health center, Eastside Total Health and Lactation. She recently spoke with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about Washington State’s breastfeeding laws and “The Big Latch On“, an event that supports nursing moms.

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Palestinian and Israeli Flags Over Derry, Northern Ireland?

August 1, 2018 - 2:13 pm

Palestinian and Israeli flags fly over the city of Derry in Northern Ireland. For centuries the city has been a center of tensions between Loyalists who support continued union with Great Britain and Republicans who want a united Irish Republic. Dr. Patrick Fitzgerald is an Irish historian. He says both sides fly these flags as

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Incarcerated Women: Rehabilitation

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July 27, 2018 - 12:09 pm

What is society currently doing to rehabilitate the incarcerated? Abigail Blue is the former executive director of The Birth Attendants: Prison Doula Project, which closed over 5 years ago, saw the plight of incarcerated pregnant women on a daily basis, at the Washington Correctional Center for Women. She reflects on her experiences working with the incarcerated and the topic of rehabilitation with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama. In this segment, Yuko Kodama also speaks with Shontina Vernon, a local artist who was formerly incarcerated. Vernon shares her view of rehabilitation after she served time as a 10 year old in Texas.

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Pramila Jayapal Visits Texas Border

July 24, 2018 - 12:53 am

Immigrants at the southern United States border are facing unprecedented obstacles and are being separated from their children.  On July 20, 2018, Jayapal co-led a group of eight U.S. Congress members to the U.S. border in Texas, where they watched a mass criminal prosecution of immigrants in a federal court and witnessed immigrant parents being reunited with their children.   Jayapal shares what she saw in Texas with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

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Asylum Status

July 24, 2018 - 12:37 am

What is asylum status, the process for applying for asylum, and what are the chances of  attaining it?  Maggie Cheng, a Northwest Immigrant Rights Project staff attorney, speaks with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about what it’s like to seek asylum status in the United States today.

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