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Insurrection: A Photo Compilation from Jan 6, 2021

photo credit: Nate Gowdy

July 12, 2022 - 10:00 am

The House Select January 6th committee completed their eighth hearing this month.  More hearings and an initial report is in the works for September, as the group continues to investigate the event.  Nate Gowdy is a local documentary photographer whose work has graced the cover of Time magazine.  He’s been photographing the Trump campaigns and

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Feminist Women’s Health

Marcy Bloom photo credit: Hey Paul Studios

June 24, 2022 - 10:49 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20220624 Marcy Bloom Former ED Of Aradia Clinic   Marcy Bloom is the former Executive Director of Aradia Women’s Health Center, a feminist, women’s clinic which operated in Seattle from 1972 until 2007.  According to the Seattle Times,  over 70,000 abortions had been performed at Aradia Women’s Health Center during its

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Juneteenth: Important Historical Details

June 17, 2022 - 9:50 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20220617 Juneteenth Historical Details After much discussion, Congress passed legislation to establish Juneteenth as a national holiday. President Joe Biden signed the bill on June 17, 2021. This KBCS audio excerpt explores important details about Juneteenth and what happened on June 19, 1865. KBCS’s Kevin Henry speaks with Kwami Abdul-Bey a

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Behind the Lens at the Nation’s Capitol: January 6 2021

photo credit: Nate Gowdy

June 15, 2022 - 7:03 am

Since 2015, local photographer, Nate Gowdy has been working on a personal project to document the Trump era’s political campaigns and culture.  On January 6, 2021, he was in Washington DC to document the atmosphere around the Congressional confirmation of electoral votes for Rolling Stone.  The day was interrupted by a mob attack on the country’s capitol building.  Gowdy shared his experiences with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama within a week after the event.

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A Message From Our GM – Dana Buckingham

Dana Buckingham

May 26, 2022 - 10:12 am

With just a little over a month remaining in this fiscal year we are spending a lot of time these days on budgeting priorities for the next fiscal year while balancing the books on this fiscal year. This marks the second consecutive year of ending the fiscal year with a balanced budget without the need

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KBCS Bids a Fond Farewell to Larry Lewin

Larry Lewin KBCS DJ Larry Lewin

May 19, 2022 - 5:01 pm

For over three decades, KBCS DJ, Larry Lewin, chronicled a history of recorded folk music. Each week was a fresh page. Now the book is complete. On May 28th, Larry will step aside from Our Saturday Tradition, the Saturday morning folk music program he has hosted since 1988. “Larry is exactly as you hear him,

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Traumatic Effects of the Buffalo Mass Shooting

Rian Roberson

May 19, 2022 - 4:14 pm

KBCS reporter, Kevin P. Henry interviewed two, local, Black mental health counselors. They discuss how Black communities and communities of color can be emotionally impacted and traumatized in hearing about these racially motivated incidents. Find out how this may play out among friendships and co-workers, and some suggestions on how to help.

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KBCS Welcomes New Intern – Zoe Embler

Black and white image of a young caucasian woman with dark hair and light eyes against a nondescript background. Zoe Embler

May 12, 2022 - 5:42 pm

You might say public radio is in the Embler blood, once upon a time, Zoe’s father Robert Embler was a host and producer for Tennessee stations WDXN 54FM and WAMB 1160AM/98.7FM. Zoe listened to local NPR affiliate station WPLN 90.3FM at least once a day throughout her childhood and still tries to tune in when

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The Green Book Exhibit

May 10, 2022 - 7:45 am

The Washington State Historical Society hosts the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit of the Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibit in partnership with the Black Historical Society of Washington State  The Black Historical Society of Washington State and Washington State Historical Museum  hosts an Author Talk and Book Signing with Candacy Taylor, Leading Green Book Scholar and

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 3 – A Story of a Missing Mother

April 29, 2022 - 1:26 am

Carolyn DeFord is an enrolled Puyallup member and is from Nisqually and Cowlitz descendants. Her mother, Leona Lee Clare Kinsey has been missing for over 20 years. DeFord shares what she’s come away with from this tragedy with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama

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