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Nature: Douglas Fir Trees and Forest Fires

"99-0490" by Forest Service - Northern Region is licensed under CC BY 2.0

September 17, 2020 - 12:39 pm

This story first broadcast in January of 2018

In this KBCS nature series segment, Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, talks to KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about the benefits of allowing fires burn away the undergrowth. They also discuss how the Douglas Fir tree’s thick bark helps protect it from forest fires and why the intensity of forest fires has increased since modern fire suppression techniques have developed in the past few hundred years.

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How to be a Good White Ally

September 16, 2020 - 11:21 am

 91.3 KBCS · 91.3 KBCS 20200916 How To Be A Good White Ally Social media is abuzz about race, as the #BlackLivesMatter movement sweeps the country. White allies are stepping forward, to help. Find out what it takes to be a good white ally.  Black Musician, Athlete and Activist, Aron Lee speaks with KBCS

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General Manager Message – Sept 2020

Dana Buckingham

September 11, 2020 - 3:11 pm

A Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. Now that the night air is a little crisper and leaves on the trees are losing that shiny emerald green luster, it’s a sure bet that autumn is just around the corner. Another sign of the change in seasons is the planning and excitement

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KBCS Fall Fund Drive 2020

September 9, 2020 - 7:41 pm

The KBCS Fall Fund Drive is underway! Please make a financial contribution today to keep the music, news and information you count on from KBCS going strong.

Artists in a Time of Monsters

artists in a a time of monsters

September 5, 2020 - 12:41 am

Reverend Osagyefo Sekou  is a Musician and Theologian in Residence at Seattle’s Valley and Mountain Fellowship.  Reverend Sekou discusses art and its role in social movements.

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Renton Street Poet

September 3, 2020 - 10:27 pm

KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi met Garold Rainier, a poet on the street. Listen in on how he navigates life since the 2008 economic crash and a serious accident.

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Black Collective Voice: Page Engage Events

August 12, 2020 - 8:59 pm

Black Collective Voice (BCV)  is a group that started during the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest), and continues with social actions today.

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Importance of Community Radio in Hard Times

Dana Buckingham

August 7, 2020 - 4:41 pm

Back in the late 70’s I worked as the News Director at a small AM radio station in Oskaloosa Iowa. There was an older fellow that was a faithful listener and he called me at least once a week just to chat, share a corny joke or two, and tell me stories about his longtime career in radio. He started working in radio during the 1930s and had only recently retired. I loved listening to his stories about radio’s “Golden Age” and looked forward to his calls.

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Thom Hartmann on ‘Walking Your Blues Away’

August 7, 2020 - 2:00 pm

Thom Hartmann, Radio Host, former Psychotherapist and Author of Walking Your Blues Away: How to Heal Your Mind and Create Emotional Well Being,  talks about how you can work through your trauma just by intentional walking.

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Commemoration of the Bombing of Hiroshima

August 6, 2020 - 8:19 am

On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, resulting in estimates of over 200,000 deaths within months of the event. This was the first of two of the only nuclear weapons used on civilians in the world’s history.

Shirley Shimada’s family is from a fishing village outside of Hiroshima. She shares her family’s stories about how bewildered the Japanese people were with the impact of this new munition.

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