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Update from the Southern US Border

April 8, 2022 - 12:32 pm

  Dulce Garcia, Executive Director at Border Angels gives us an update of Ukrainians and other migration patterns at the border.   Producer: Yuko Kodama   Photo: Dana Schuerholz

On the Ground in Poland to help Ukrainians Fleeing War

April 8, 2022 - 11:36 am

What’s happening on the ground in Poland where Ukrainians are fleeing to by the thousands? A local Sammamish resident and his brother are there to help. Here is information on their project, Suitcases for Ukraine. Producer: Yuko Kodama Photo Credit: Lance and Thury Foster

In a Dense City Landscape, Can Trees and Development Coexist?

March 28, 2022 - 1:56 pm

  In the face of rapid residential development, Seattle’s urban trees are in the crosshairs. 60% of the city’s urban canopy is on residential lots. Tree advocates say housing and trees can co-exist, but have yet to convince the Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspection.   Producer: Martha Baskin   Photo: Vladimir Menkov

Supporting Families Through the Pandemic

March 24, 2022 - 1:20 pm

  Gerald Donaldson is a Family Support Worker at Leschi Elementary School in the Seattle Public School System. He assists families who need help, so the children at Leschi can thrive in school. Donaldson describes the challenges through the pandemic (from our interview with him last spring), and gives a more recent update of where

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Win a Guitar from KBCS!

March 24, 2022 - 10:36 am

The KBCS Spring Fund Drive is in full swing. Donate now to be automatically entered for a chance to win a guitar from KBCS. We’re giving two guitars. The first guitar away at 4pm and the second at 7pm, so the sooner you get entered, the better your chances are to win!  There’s no donation

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World Water Day: The One Minute Challenge

March 22, 2022 - 1:45 pm

It’s the United Nations founded World Water Day today, March 22, 2022.  Here’s a prompt for you to submit your own one-minute groundwater story.  Five story submissions will be picked to present to the United Nations.

KBCS Mourns the Loss of Doug Paterson

Doug Patterson

March 14, 2022 - 5:11 pm

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Doug Paterson, our beloved host of The Music of Africa. He was 72 years old. For 30 years at KBCS and Bellevue College, Doug volunteered his time to showcase the very best in African music. His dedication was an extraordinary act of service to his

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KBCS General Manager Notes – March 2022

Dana Buckingham

March 14, 2022 - 4:26 pm

Dear Friends and Supporters of KBCS, Officially, the spring equinox occurs on March 20th, but for me, nothing heralds the arrival of spring more than the impatient crocuses and daffodils that break through the cold ground in my front yard to brighten the landscape with their vibrant hues of lavender and yellow. Another sure sign

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – A Series of Six Stories

March 11, 2022 - 3:53 am

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. How are indigenous families impacted by this and how are our communities coming together to help?

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Honoring the Nikkei Farmers of Bellevue

March 3, 2022 - 1:13 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20220303 Michelle Kumata Emerging Radiance   Prior to World War II, Bellevue, Washington was home to a powerful and vibrant Japanese American community.  In 1942 the United States government forcibly evacuated and incarcerated sixty Japanese American farming families from Bellevue.  They were among 120,000 Japanese Americans who were sent to incarceration

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