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Courthouse ICE Arrests

February 10, 2020 - 11:03 pm

The New York Times has published a number of articles on the trend of ICE arresting undocumented immigrants at courthouses.  Monserrat Padilla, Co-Director of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) describes the increase of ICE arrests at public courthouses here in Washington state. You can call the WAISN 24 hour hotline  at 1-844-724-3737 for help,

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Updates from KBCS General Manager, Dana Buckingham

Dana Buckingham

February 10, 2020 - 2:34 pm

Thanks to a generous equipment grant by the Raynier Institute Foundation, KBCS has purchased a new FM-HD digital transmitter that is now in the final stages of installation and testing at our tower site on Cougar Mountain.

Live from Wintergrass

February 6, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Join KBCS at the Wintergrass music festival, Saturday, February 22nd, 9am-noon for a live broadcast featuring interviews and performances.

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LGBTQ Immigration Detention in Washington State

February 4, 2020 - 11:48 am

As of January 28th, Washington’s Northwest Detention Center is intentionally housing LGBTQ detainees. Monserrat Padilla Co-Director of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) describes the efforts to protect this population of immigrants.

Skagit Valley Farmworkers and ICE

February 3, 2020 - 10:30 am

US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agents arrested 24 year old Medardo Cruz-Ventura on January 24th.    Edgar Franks, Political Director of Familias Unidas por la Justicia describes how ICE activities impact Washington’s Skagit Valley where farmworkers make up 30% of the population.

Swedish Hospital Workers’ Strike

January 29, 2020 - 10:24 am

About 7,800 workers among seven regional Swedish Hospital locations went on strike beginning Tuesday morning at 7 am.   In preparation for the walk out, hospital management had cancelled elective surgeries, closed emergency department services in Redmond and Ballard and stopped labor and deliveries service at their Ballard location.  Strikers announced their return to work for

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Seattle March

January 20, 2020 - 11:42 am

Thousands took the streets in Seattle on Monday for the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr Day March. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi and Yuko Kodama gathered sounds and interviews from the celebration.                       

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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