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The Impact of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s Assassination on Seattle

March 30, 2019 - 11:11 pm

Aaron and Elmer Dixon were both detained on the day of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968.  They watched the cities burning after Dr. King’s death.  Not long after this event, the Dixon brothers went to the Bay Area where they met leaders of the Black Panther Party.  Listen in on how the

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 6 – Women Are Water Carriers

March 29, 2019 - 10:31 pm

The Prayer Skirt, a long skirt adorned with ribbons, is ceremonial regalia for the Plains tribes.  During the demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, indigenous women of many different tribes began to wear the prayer skirt at ceremony in solidarity with the Plains Tribes women. Prayer skirts, have also been adopted into

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 5 – Kristen Millares Young’s Investigative Article

March 28, 2019 - 8:40 pm

Misty Upham was a successful indigenous actress from the Blackfeet Nation, winning roles alongside stars like Benicio Del Torro in the Cannes Film Festival acclaimed Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, and Ewan MacGregor in August: Osage county.  Misty Upham also went missing on October 5th 2014.  Her body was found in Auburn, Washington

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 4 – A Story of a Missing Aunt

March 27, 2019 - 7:53 pm

A report released by the Urban Indian Health Institute in 2018 shows that over 500 cases of missing or murdered indigenous women have been found throughout the United States –  many since the year 2000. 70 women had gone missing or were murdered in Seattle and Tacoma. 6 were reported in Portland. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 3 – A Story of a Missing Mother

March 26, 2019 - 7:26 pm

Carolyn DeFord is an enrolled Puyallup member and is from Nisqually and Cowlitz descendants. Her mother, Leona LeClair Kinsey has been missing for nearly 20 years. DeFord shares what she’s come away with from this tragedy with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama

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Unmute the Commute: Super Commuters

March 25, 2019 - 9:50 pm

A growing number of people in Western Washington are commuting for more than an hour and a half to work. We follow one of these journeys on today’s Unmute the Commute.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 2 – Prayer Skirt Sewing Circle

March 25, 2019 - 1:52 pm

Indigenous women have taken the lead in increasing awareness of the high numbers of their sisters who go missing and die to violence.  KBCS’s Yuko Kodama takes you to a red skirt sewing circle, a community building event which builds support for, honors, and assists in the healing of the community mourning their missing and

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 1 – What’s Needed

March 25, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Roxanne White, of the Yakama, Nez Perce, Nooksack and Gros Ventre tribes, is an activist who advocates for the families of missing and murdered women (MMIW).  KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with White about the MMIW movement at an indigenous prayer skirt sewing circle organized as a community building event in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

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Win Tickets to the Avett Brothers with Camping at the Gorge

March 21, 2019 - 12:07 pm

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the Avett Brothers, Lake Street Dive, and Trampled by Turtles at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA on August 10th. Along with the tickets, you’ll also get passes to camp at the gorge for August 9-11th. Don’t wait, the drawing will take place at 7pm. Donate

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Pet Challenge Day

March 20, 2019 - 9:27 am

The age old debate is alive at KBCS today. Which pet is best? Cats? Dogs? Something else? Donate here or call us at 425-564-5000 to donate and let us know which pet your vote goes to and we’ll add you and your pet to our “Pet Hall of Fame”. KBCS Pet Hall of Fame: Heather

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