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Help KBCS keep strong financial footing and support your favorite KBCS programs by making your spring contribution today!

$80,000 Goal


Drive ends: April 30, 2020

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Help conserve community-crafted radio

April 3, 2020 - 10:43 am

Over 60 local volunteer DJs, producers and journalists craft the music and ideas you love on KBCS. Your generous financial support makes it possible.

During normal times, with hundreds of volunteers on deck, KBCS raises one quarter of its annual operating expenses during a ten-day on-air fund drive every spring.

These are extraordinary times.

Make a contribution today.

Kids, Schooling, Work and Home During Shelter in Place

April 2, 2020 - 10:16 am

As families hunker down at home and share time, electronic devices and space, here are some nuggets to chew on from school psychologist and Co Founder of Sproutable, Julietta Skoog.

Domestic Violence in a Time of Social Distancing

March 19, 2020 - 1:37 am

The COVID 19 pandemic has required many in our region to spend more time at home with family. But what does this look like for those families impacted by domestic violence? Joanne Alcantara, the Executive Director  of API Chaya offers perspective and resources to keep families safe during this time.

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COVID 19 Impacts on the Seattle Chinatown International District

March 16, 2020 - 12:25 pm

As Governor Jay Inslee made the announcement to close all restaurants to in house dining, we turn our focus to Seattle’s Chinatown International District.  This neighborhood felt the impacts of the COVID 19 outbreak weeks before the mainstream public experienced the pinch.  What’s more, find out how small immigrant businesses in the International District suffer from the timing of the virus during Chinese New Year festivities.

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Small Business Navigation of COVID 19 Impacts

March 13, 2020 - 1:45 am

In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the state implemented restrictions on the number of people who could congregate to 250 people.  Meanwhile, as Washington state school districts considered closing down, small businesses that run educational services for children needed to made critical decisions about shutting down their programs for the season.  Listen in on what Chrissy Roberts, Owner of Quiet Heart Wilderness School considered as she planned on how to navigate the losses for the spring.

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Black Panther Party Women Part 2

March 6, 2020 - 6:27 pm

The Black Panther Party was active in Seattle from 1968 to 1976, and then as a black panther cadre until 1982. The party offered a free health clinic, screenings for sickle cell anemia and offered families transportation to state penitentiaries.    A new film,  Keepers of the Dream: Seattle Women Black Panthers features five Seattle Black Panther Party women.

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Takeaways from Japanese American Stories of Incarceration

February 28, 2020 - 10:37 am

For the past 24 years, Tom Ikeda, the founding Executive Director of Densho and his staff have been conducting oral histories of Japanese Americans who have endured the painful experience of being forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated en masse by the United States government.

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Japanese American Elders Protest the Northwest Detention Center

February 24, 2020 - 11:24 am

Japanese American elders, their children and grandchildren, and many others held a protest at the Northwest Detention Center on Sunday, February 23rd.  It was a partnership between Tsuru for Solidarity, Densho, Seattle Japanese American Citizens League and La Resistencia.  This story looks at the generational impact incarceration has on families. Tsuru for Solidarity is preparing

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Protected: Concert Club Winner – February 2020

February 22, 2020 - 2:42 pm

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Project Pilgrimage – Jimmy Lee Jackson and the Fight for the Right to Vote

photo from the Southern Poverty Law Center

February 18, 2020 - 9:13 am

During the 1960’s, Jimmy Lee Jackson tried registering to vote multiple times without success in Marion Alabama.  These experiences activated him to take up the cause for the right to vote.  His efforts, and finally his murder, led to a march which resulted in Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama during 1965.

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