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KBCS Sunday’s Hornpipe DJ Kevin O’Connor Picks Ten Albums from 2019

January 12, 2020 - 2:15 pm

2019; gone, but not forgotten – Longtime Sunday’s Hornpip host, Kevin O’Connor considers his favorite albums from last year! Kevin Burke Sligo Made Loftus Natalie MacMaster Sketches Linus Entertainment Mozaik The Long and the Short of It Independent Martin Hayes & Brooklyn Rider The Butterfly 251 Records Dermot Byrne, Eamonn Coyne & John Doyle Liag Self Dallahan Smallworld Westpark Skipinnish Steer By the Stars

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Mochitsuki: A Thriving Japanese New Year Tradition

January 3, 2020 - 4:12 pm

What’s the story behind mochi – the chewy, sticky treat that’s served up on New Year’s Day in Japan?  The tradition of pounding mochi, or mochitsuki is a dying craft in Japan, but it thrives in our region.  Listen to this highlight of Bellevue, Washington mochitsuki artisan, Shoichi Sugiyama. 31st Annual Bainbridge Island Mochitsuki Festival

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Happy New Year + Thank You!

January 1, 2020 - 12:00 am

Greetings and Happy New Year! A new year is now upon us and, 2020 heralds KBCS forty-seventh year of broadcasting across the greater Seattle metro. It’s my pleasure to announce, that because of the generosity of our listener-donors, KBCS has met its year end goal of support and will start the new year with firm

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KBCS Our Saturday Tradition host Larry Lewin Picks Ten Albums From 2019

December 31, 2019 - 4:49 pm

Longtime host of Our Saturday Tradition, Larry Lewin, brings a bit of focus to a wonderful year in music. Check out his favorite albums from the year! Dave Gunning Up Against the Sky Wee House of Music J Wagner A New Story Independent Zoe Mulford Small Brown Birds Independent Best of the High Kings Decade

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KBCS Sunday Folks DJ Mike Biggins Picks Ten Albums From the Decade 2010-2019

December 29, 2019 - 9:23 am

Mike co-hosts Sunday Folks, one of KBCS’s longest running programs, Sunday mornings from 9:00 – 12:00 PM. Check out some of his favorite albums from the past decade! Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway (2017) Nonesuch John Prine The Tree of Forgiveness (2018) Oh Boy Jason Isbell Southeastern (2013) Thirty Tigers Mavis Staples One True Vine (2013)

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KBCS News Picks Ten Stories from 2019

KBCS news team at the Mexican border

December 28, 2019 - 12:56 am

Getting Out Alive: a harrowing account of one woman navigating for her life after being shot by her ex-partner The Book They Can’t Erase: the ‘jeli’ are keepers of stories in the African Mende tradition.  Listen to this perspective of people who volunteered into slavery. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: A series of multiple perspectives

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Access Nature – Dark Eyed Junko

December 28, 2019 - 12:32 am

The Dark Eyed Junko, the bird that marks the winter to some, sounds like a sewing machine.  

Colonialism and Climate Change

December 27, 2019 - 1:13 am

Environmental Scientist and Climate Activist, Sarra Tekola says climate change can’t be addressed without addressing colonialism.  Listen in on this breakdown of the structures that have led to our climate crisis.   Producer: Yuko Kodama Photo: Yuko Kodama Part One Host 0:00 KBCS music and ideas listener supported radio from Bellevue College. Up next, a

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KBCS Folksounds DJ Eric Hardee Picks Ten Albums From 2019

December 24, 2019 - 5:18 pm

Eric Hardee co-hosts one of the best traditions in the Pacific Northwest – Folksounds! Tune in tonight at 7:00 PM on your radio or on the web for the best in acoustic music. Check out Eric’s favorite albums of 2019: Martin Simpson Rooted Topic Our Native Daughters Songs of our Native Daughters Smithsonian Folkways The

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Shelf Life Community Story Project

December 23, 2019 - 11:44 pm

What does it mean to have community? …And what does it mean to lose it?  Listen in on oral histories from Seattle’s Central Area, as KBCS broadcasts all ten episodes of Shelf Life Community Story Project.  Producers, Jill Freidberg, Mayowa Aina, Domonique Meeks record and share oral histories from Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. The project

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