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A Day of Remembrance – A Week of Action

February 15, 2024 - 7:31 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20240215 Tsuru For Solidarity And La Resistencia Each February, Japanese American communities nationwide observe the Day of Remembrance, the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 which led to the mass incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans across the west coast during World War II. Some survivors of this incarceration

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Press Conference – Police Response to Feb 9 rally for Palestine

February 14, 2024 - 6:18 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20240214 Press Conference On Feb9 2024 Rally A press conference was held Monday morning by people who spoke out against police use of force during an event supporting end of US aid to Israel on  February 9th.  Students for a Democratic Society and the Seattle Alliance against Racist and Political Repression

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Nina Harding – Local Black Feminist Activist

February 13, 2024 - 1:22 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230427 Seattle Black Feminist Activist Nina Harding Washington State legalized abortion in 1970, three years before Roe V. Wade.  Among the key people to advocate for this and many other issues around equity for women and communities of color was Nina Harding, a Black attorney from Seattle.  Nina Harding passed away

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Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Day

February 7, 2024 - 11:47 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20240207 Immigrant And Refugee Advocacy Day Olympia   On Wednesday Feb. 7, the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) and many immigrants and allies will gather at the state capitol building for a rally in support of WAISN’s 2024 immigrant justice campaigns.  The campaigns are for Health Equity for Immigrants to provide

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KBCS Black History Month – 2024

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February 1, 2024 - 2:00 am

Collection of selected feature programs from KBCS Operations Department celebrating Black History Month! Tune in Saturday mornings before Gospel Highway or check links for audio. Thank you for your support

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Rally at Garfield High School

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January 18, 2024 - 11:20 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20240118 MLK Jr Day Rally The Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition produced the 41st annual MLK Jr. Day rally on Monday, January 15th.  It was held at Seattle’s Garfield High School. Listen in to sounds and voices from the rally. Producer: Yuko Kodama Photo: Yuko Kodama

Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition

January 12, 2024 - 2:31 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20240112 Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition   Martin Luther King Day was founded as the only federal holiday designated as a day of service in honor of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr. It’s referred to as a ‘day on, not off’. One of the region’s largest planned observances is over

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Griot Party Experience

January 5, 2024 - 12:01 pm

Griot Party Experience is an evening of authentic and inspiring storytelling to heal the soul.   Long time KBCS contributor, Logic Amen directs this event which features griots such as IamChamel, Monique Franklin, Deaunte Damper, Halisi, Na’eem Shareef, Mecca Amen and many others.   Griot Party Experience is January 13th, 8 pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts

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Fleeing Myanmar (aired August, 2023)

January 4, 2024 - 1:15 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230801 Rohingya Mohamed Imran has been a student in Washington after having fled Burma years ago as an 12 years old.  Imran describes his journey to the US and how he has stayed active in working for his community. Producers: Laura Florez, Lucy Braginski and Yuko Kodama Photo and drawing: Widder

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Curating the Audience – Monique Franklin

January 4, 2024 - 11:37 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20240108 Curating the Audience – Monique Franklin Monique Franklin is the Founder of Inspired Child,  an organization that uses black art forms to encourage self awareness and empowerment and to strengthen the local Black community.  She explains why it’s important to her to ‘not only curate the artwork, but the audience’. Producer: Yuko

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