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Montgomery Bus Boycott

women with umbrellas crossing street

March 31, 2021 - 9:08 am

65 years ago, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was in full swing. It was the women of Montgomery who organized the boycott and the court trial of four Montgomery women forced, on separate occasions, to give up their bus seat to a white passenger.  This movement ended segregation on buses.

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Vigil for Atlanta Shooting Victims

March 24, 2021 - 12:29 am

A group gathered for a vigil in Seattle’s Chinatown International District to honor the lives of eight people killed in the Atlanta shooting on March 16th.  Listen to collected sounds and interviews with people there.

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Omari Salisbury of Converge Media Reflects on a Year of Covering our Community

March 19, 2021 - 1:30 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 202103019 Omari Salisbury Of Converge Media Reflects On 1 Yr Of Morning Update Show March 19th is the one-year anniversary of Converge Media’s Morning Update Show.  The program started as an informational service for Seattle’s Black community during the Coronavirus outbreak.  After the killing of George Floyd,  thousands in this region

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We Are Not Silent Corner Rallies to Support the Local Asian American Community

March 18, 2021 - 7:21 am

Information on upcoming corner rallies to to fight violent attacks against Asian American communities.

General Manager Message – March 2021

Dana Buckingham

March 15, 2021 - 7:21 pm

This coming Friday marks the kickoff of the on-air portion of our annual spring fundraising campaign on KBCS. As we enter the fourth quarter of this critical fiscal year, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has donated to KBCS so far this year. It is important to remember that Community Radio

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The Paper Tigers – a New Kung Fu Film, and the Asian American Male Experience

March 5, 2021 - 7:13 pm


The Paper Tigers, a new Kung Fu drama comedy screens at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival on Saturday, March 6.  It’s a filmed, produced and directed by three homegrown Pacific Northwest friends.  KBCS interviewed the Director, Bao Tran about the film, and about the role martial arts can play in the Asian American male experience.

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Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Vanessa Au

March 5, 2021 - 3:28 pm

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is on now through March 14th.   In addition to films centered around the Asian American narrative, the event features panel discussions on the disappearance of local Asian American gathering places and the topic of healing from miscarriage stillbirth and infant loss.  The film festival also partners with local Asian American restaurants for the celebration.

Listen in on this KBCS interview with SAAFF Co-founder and Executive Director, Vanessa Au about the films featured this year (COVID19 was one of the themes), and what makes this event important for our community.

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Racial Bias in Healthcare

March 4, 2021 - 11:55 am


Racial Bias in healthcare has negatively impacted communities of color since the beginning of U.S. history.   Black communities and medical professionals are  pushing for reform and cultural change in the healthcare system as we face this world-wide COVID19 pandemic.

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Targets of this Region’s Sex Trafficking Industry

Danica Childs

February 25, 2021 - 12:35 am

Danica Childs went missing from Federal Way in 2007.  She was 17 years old at the time.  KBCS’s Kevin Henry interviews Sarah Childs, Danica’s stepmother about the family’s experience in searching for Danica Childs.

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Black Hair

February 24, 2021 - 8:21 pm

Kiana Davis is a Renton Technical College adjunct faculty, poet and author working on a project called Unyielding Roots. The project is on hair esteem and self-love amidst a world that doesn’t get your hair culture. (this story originally broadcast in February 14, 2020)

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Thank you to everyone who donated during our spring fund drive and to all of our sustaining donors. Thanks to you and your fellow supporters, we reached our $100,000 goal!