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Maru Mora-Villalpando: The Department of Licensing and ICE

March 20, 2018 - 12:15 am

Maru Mora-Villalpando is an Undocumented Immigrant rights Activist, founder of NWDC Resistance and #Not1More Deportation. In January, 2018, she was served a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ordering her to appear in immigration court at an unspecified date. Then, in February, 2018, the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) admitted that it furnished records to a request from ICE about Mora-Villalpando and other undocumented Washington residents. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Mora-Villalpando last month about her experience with the DOL and how she expects the state to respond to the DOL’s actions.

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Hate Groups and Their Defectors

March 19, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Washington stands out in its significant rise of hate groups established over the past couple of years. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups in Washington increased from 9 to 26 since 2016.

Lonnie Lusardo is a cultural competency trainer and former journalist, who has done extensive research on hate groups and its defectors for his upcoming book, “Defecting from Hate.”

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KBCS Limited Edition Vintage Tee

Limited Edition Vintage KBCS Tee

March 17, 2018 - 11:51 am

Start spring in style with the limited edition KBCS vintage tee! Donate $10/month or make a one-time gift of $120 to show your support of community radio on 91.3 KBCS!    

Restaurant Featuring Grandma Chefs from Around the World

March 15, 2018 - 9:40 am

What foods and thoughts come to mind when you think of your grandma’s meals? Imagine going to a restaurant where grandmas are the chief chefs. YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams speaks with reporter Shaima Shamdeen about Staton Island’s Enotecha Maria restaurant. The first floor of the restaurant features grandma’s Italian food and the second floor offers rotating grandma chefs from around the world. To find out more, check out YES! Magazine’s online article, “The Restaurant Where Grandmas Cook to Share Their Cultures“.

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Yes! Magazine: Multiracial Families

March 14, 2018 - 10:37 am

What happens when white parents adopt black children and move to black neighborhoods? YES! Magazine’s Bailey Williams interviews the magazine’s contributor Angela Tucker about this topic, based on the magazine’s article, “What Happens When White Parents Adopt Black Children and Move to Black Neighborhoods“.

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Unmute the Commute: Three Blocks from Home

March 13, 2018 - 3:02 pm

This Unmute the Commute is about pedestrian safety in two chapters. Produced by Hebah Fisher. Additional Resources: Vision Zero Seattle Unmute the Commute is a weekly series featuring stories that move you.

Women Boxers

"Chicago Golden Gloves - Final Bouts" by Kate Gardiner is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

March 12, 2018 - 2:22 pm

Now we meet some women who have a hard hitting way of combating gender norms. KBCS’s Anjali Skilton has the story about women who box.

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Nature: Steller’s Jay

"Steller's Jay" by shell game is licensed under CC BY-CD-ND 2.0

March 12, 2018 - 2:20 pm

Sometimes confused with the Blue Jay, meet the Stellar’s Jay, who can mimic others and likes to play. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama and Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, hiked the trails of Seward Park and came across the local bird with a playful side.

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The Decision to Leave: Fukushima’s Nuclear Disaster (In Japanese only)

March 12, 2018 - 11:14 am

Kaori Suzuki, Co-founder of the Mother’s Radiation Lab in Iwaki City, Japan was faced with whether or not to leave after receiving the news of the explosion at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear power facility.    How does one make a choice to evacuate when  the Japanese government announced at the time that there was no immediate threat of radiation and many in your community show no signs of leaving?

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Dr. William Barber at the Selma, Bloody Sunday 50th Anniversary

"Moral Mondays - 11.28.16" by Pilar Timpane is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

March 12, 2018 - 10:50 am

Several political leaders and activists from the civil rights movement commemorated Bloody Sunday in Selma Alabama Sunday with a Jubilee and a march across the Edmond Pettis Bridge. Before the commemorative march across the bridge Rev. Dr. William Barber spoke about the state of civil rights today in front of Browns Chapel where the original march in 1965 started from. KBCS’s Ruth Bly was there.

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