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Never Again Is Now Artwork to be featured at Bellevue College

February 17, 2020 - 2:13 pm

Artist, Erin Shigaki, will be installing an art mural near the Bellevue College Main Campus Fountain today. The artwork is a wheatpaste of two children at a US government incarceration camp for people of Japanese descent during WWII. Shigaki describes the art piece and why she chose this image for an installation.   Producer: Yuko

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Black Hair

February 14, 2020 - 11:21 pm

Kiana Davis is a Renton Technical College adjunct faculty and a poet and author working on a project called Unyielding Roots. The project is on hair esteem and self-love amidst a world that doesn’t get your hair culture.

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Wintergrass Jamming Culture

February 14, 2020 - 8:30 am

Every year, the nooks and crannies of the hallways of a fancy, downtown Bellevue hotel are filled with bluegrass music during the Wintergrass Music Festival.  Wintergrass is a northwest bluegrass festival tradition bringing the region bluegrass artists from around the world, workshops on this musical genre and techniques, and a youth camp for the children on mid-winter break.  KBCS introduces you to a little of the culture behind a bluegrass festival – the jamming.

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Black Panther Party Women

February 13, 2020 - 1:08 pm

The Black Panther Party was active in Seattle, offering protection and services for the local black community.  Services included a free breakfast program which fed hundreds of children in Seattle, and a free health clinic, today monikered as the Carolyn Downs clinic in Seattle’s Central District.   The women of the Black Panther Party were a force behind the movement. 

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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.

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. Producer: Yuko Kodama Photo: torbakhopper

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.                       

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