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All You Need is a Good Heart

photo credit: Dana Schuerholz

October 20, 2021 - 9:57 am

What does it take to effectively demonstrate for human rights?  Community organizer and writer, Magdaleno ‘Leno’ Rose-Avila reflects on his first protest in high school.

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The Circle: A Film on the Experience of Being Incarcerated

October 14, 2021 - 10:00 am

The Social Justice Film Festival is featuring The Circle, a film representing the artistic expression of people who are incarcerated. Two artists involved in this film, Allen Burnett and Marlene McCurtis spoke with KBCS about the genesis of the film and the lived experience behind it. The Circle can be viewed virtually through October 17th during the Social Justice Film Festival

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KBCS GM Update for October 2021

Dana Buckingham

October 13, 2021 - 4:14 pm

I freely admit that the fall season has always been my favorite time of the year. October is the month when Mother Nature puts on her spectacular coat of many colors and the brisk autumn air is just perfect for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront or a longer hike along one of our region’s

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Documentary Film – ‘Writing with Fire’

October 8, 2021 - 10:51 am

Dalit women journalists lead and run a successful Indian news outlet (Khabar Lahariya) featured in the documentary, ‘Writing With Fire‘.
Listen to directors, Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s reflections from working on the film for five years.
The documentary is featured in the Tasveer Film Festival lineup and will stream this coming Sunday.


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Social Justice Film Festival 2021

October 7, 2021 - 6:38 am

The Social Justice Film Festival kicks off tonight, October 7, 2021 and has a theme of ‘Activate/Refuge’.  The festivities include discussions around the ethics of social justice film, and life in a time of the local to global Black Lives Matter movement . Listen in on some highlights of this year’s event with Aurora Martin, Co-Director of the Social Justice Film Institute.

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Reproductive Rights Rally

October 5, 2021 - 8:51 am

Reproductive rights rallies were held in Seattle on October 2nd and 3rd.  The events were in response to bills restricting access to abortions in Texas and Misissippi.

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David Griffith

October 1, 2021 - 6:40 pm

We are deeply saddened by the passing of David Griffith, a volunteer journalist whose gentle presence and persistence is familiar to many KBCS listeners.

In the words of David’s spouse Pat, “David found his work at KBCS really fulfilling. He enjoyed digging into community issues. He was trained in engineering but he loved journalism.”

David’s engineering career brought him and Pat to Seattle in 1974 from Richmond, Virginia. He worked for Pacific Northwest Bell (Lumen), Boeing, and the Washington Utilities Commission.

In addition to his volunteer journalist work at KBCS, David served on the board of the ACLU of Washington for 12 years.

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Tasveer Film Festival: South Asian Storytelling with a Social Mission

October 1, 2021 - 11:00 am

Rita Meher, the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tasveer, started a series of cultural events so the South Asian community living in this region could connect and share about how the 9/11 attacks affected them. 18 years later, Tasveer hosts a film festival and cultural events with a mission of sparking authentic sharing of the South Asian and South Asian American experience. 

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COVID 19 vaccination information

September 28, 2021 - 7:17 am

King and Pierce County

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Raj Patel and Food Justice in the Climate Era

Photo Credit: Sheila Menezes

September 24, 2021 - 11:17 am

What’s the nexus between climate and food insecurity, and how do industrial agriculture, corporate and trade policies impact both? On the eve of the Global Food Summit, Martha Baskin caught up with Raj Patel, food justice writer and academic.

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