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Basing Summer Plans on Wildfires

July 17, 2019 - 12:07 am

Summer wildfires are the new face of catastrophic climate change in Washington and much of the West. As summer 2019 unfolds, those who can, are making plans to become seasonal climate refugees to escape the smoke and unhealthy air. Find out what options there are who can’t leave town. Producers: Martha Baskin and Daniel Guenther

How the Indigenous Community Assisted the Fort Sill Protest

July 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Paul Tomita is a third generation Japanese American who attended a protest in June, against the Trump Administration’s plans to incarcerate 1400 children at US army post, Fort Sill this month.  The organizers of the event were Japanese American, and some were elders who had experienced forced relocation and incarceration by the United States government during World War II.

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Lights for Liberty – Seattle Wisteria Park

July 15, 2019 - 1:28 pm

The Japanese American Community organized a Lights for Liberty event on July 12, in Wisteria Park, across from the Seattle Buddhist Temple.  This is a collage of sounds and impressions from people who attended. Producers: Gol Hoghooghi and Yuko Kodama Photos: Yuko Kodama     Alice Ito with a photo of her friend, Fumiko Hayashita

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New career opportunity at KBCS

July 15, 2019 - 10:18 am

Are you a media sales pro with non-profit experience? You could work at KBCS. We seek a Corporate Relations Manager, responsible for increasing underwriting and sponsorship revenue in support of KBCS and Bellevue College. Learn more here.

Why Japanese American, Dr. Satsuki Ina Protests Concentration Camps at the Border

July 12, 2019 - 1:09 am

Over 700 Lights for Liberty events across the United States and in a couple of dozen countries were planned on Friday, July 12th, to protest concentration camps at the US southern border. Other significant protests within the past few months were one in Crystal Springs, Texas, and Fort Sill Oklahoma. These were both on or

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An Indigenous Perspective On July Fourth

July 4, 2019 - 12:17 pm

July 4th is a federally recognized holiday, observing the day North American colonists formally adopted the Declaration of Independence from Britain. Makah tribal member, Cynthia Savini shares the complex indigenous relationship with this holiday, with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

Indigefy – Definition of Resilience Honors Indigenous Hip Hop

July 4, 2019 - 10:54 am

Indigefy: Definition of Resilience highlights the dynamic stories of Native American hip-hop MCs.

Project Pilgrimage – Medgar Evers

July 2, 2019 - 8:44 am

The NAACP’s first Mississippi field secretary, Medgar Evers was a civil rights leader who organized voter-registration efforts, economic boycotts, and investigated crimes perpetrated against blacks in the south.

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Thom Hartmann: The Hidden History of Guns and The Second Amendment

June 25, 2019 - 4:38 pm

Progressive Talk show host, Thom Hartmann spoke at Town Hall Seattle about the Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment on June 23rd.  Here is the full recording from the event.

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Project Pilgrimage: The Last Slave Ship to the United States

June 19, 2019 - 4:42 pm

In May, the wreckage of the last slave ship to the United States was confirmed found off the shores of Mobile Alabama.  Attorney, Justice, and Historian, Karlos Finley, explains the significance of the slaveship, Clotilda, for the descendants of those enslaved people transported here inside it  in 1860. Finley also describes the remarkable community that many of the people who came on that ship created in Africa Town, Alabama.

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