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Drive ends: December 31, 2023

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Sephardic Jewish Hanukkah

December 8, 2023 - 12:24 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20231208 Sephardic Jewish Hanukkah Today is the first day of Hanukkah.  KBCS spoke with University of Washington Sephardic Studies Program Chair and Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies about Hanukkah celebration rituals in Sephardic Jewish culture. Listen to an interview about Sephardic Hanukkah delicacies like bunuelos, a Ladino song titled

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General Manager Update

November 27, 2023 - 1:33 pm

After nearly three years of a frustrating critical supply chain delay, KBCS forged ahead this past week with the installation of new hardware and software upgrades to our station automation system. This project also includes the installation of the three new Wheatstone console mixer boards, among other essential broadcast equipment. This is a significant step

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Conditions in Gaza

Alice Rothchild Alice Rothchild

November 14, 2023 - 9:16 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20231114 Conditions In Gaza As of yesterday, Day 36 of the Israel Palestine conflict, Jewish Voice for Peace health committee reported over 11,000 killed. (67% of this number are women and children) Over 27,000 are injured. 270 health facilities have been attacked, 60% of hospitals and 71% of primary health centers

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Families in Solidarity with Palestine

November 13, 2023 - 12:13 pm

91.3 KBCS · Families Ceasefire event In Gaza, Israeli attacks have killed 8,000 women and children (70% of fatalities). Today, the two largest hospitals in Gaza have stopped functioning as they’ve run out of fuel and are surrounded by Israeli forces. Meanwhile, yesterday, 300-400 hundred people gathered in Seattle’s Columbia Park for a Ceasefire march

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Microaggressions and Mental Health

November 9, 2023 - 9:45 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 202231008 Kevin Henry NAACP Snohomish Microaggressions And Mental Health KBCS contributor and Health Chair of the NAACP Snohomish Chapter, Kevin Henry hosts a discussion on the effects of microaggressions on people of diverse backgrounds.  They also offer approaches on how to best support the community in recognizing and calling out microaggressions

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KBCS In-Studio with Kirk Reese

November 7, 2023 - 1:00 pm

We had a great conversation with Tacoma based roots musician Kirk Reese this past August. We talked about passing guitars down through generations, playing open mics and how to wander creatively. We also talk about where you should not wander! (Hint: gated communities). Kirk can often be found performing around town both solo and with the

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The Dia de los Muertos Observance

November 1, 2023 - 9:57 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20231102 Dia De Muertos Barbara Rodriguez And Matt Hooks Dia de Muertos/Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead  is a two day festival celebrated November 1st and 2nd in Mexico and parts of Latin America to honor our loved ones who passed away. KBCS spoke with Barbara Rodriguez, Producer

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Flotation Device Interview with Mat Maneri

October 27, 2023 - 5:07 pm

Mat Maneri is one of the few prominent jazz musicians to make the viola his primary instrument. He joined Flotation Device host Michael Schell to talk about his music, including his Ash Quartet’s upcoming Earshot Jazz performance at Cornish Raisbeck Auditorium on Monday, October 30 (tickets and info at Hear more of Mat Maneri’s

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Non Profit Aid Organizations in Palestine

Baitulmaal BaitulMaal

October 27, 2023 - 8:45 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3 KBCS 20231027 Aid Organizations In Palestine While negotiations for a ceasefire between Israeli and Hamas officials are announced, 7,028 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza during this war according to Al Jazeera news from today. 2,913 of the dead are children.  More than 1,709 of the fatalities, women.  Over 1,405 Israelis

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David Neiwert: The Rise of and Dangers of White Supremacy

October 26, 2023 - 11:38 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20231026 Dave Neiwert David Neiwert is a local  investigative journalist who has specialized in writing about right wing extremism.   He was a reporter for the Daily Kos.  He has also been an investigator, analyst and reporter for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Neiwert is also author of the book, The Age

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