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General Manager Message – March 2021

Dana Buckingham

March 15, 2021 - 7:21 pm

This coming Friday marks the kickoff of the on-air portion of our annual spring fundraising campaign on KBCS. As we enter the fourth quarter of this critical fiscal year, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has donated to KBCS so far this year. It is important to remember that Community Radio

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The Paper Tigers – a New Kung Fu Film, and the Asian American Male Experience

March 5, 2021 - 7:13 pm


The Paper Tigers, a new Kung Fu drama comedy screens at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival on Saturday, March 6.  It’s a filmed, produced and directed by three homegrown Pacific Northwest friends.  KBCS interviewed the Director, Bao Tran about the film, and about the role martial arts can play in the Asian American male experience.

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Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Vanessa Au

March 5, 2021 - 3:28 pm

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is on now through March 14th.   In addition to films centered around the Asian American narrative, the event features panel discussions on the disappearance of local Asian American gathering places and the topic of healing from miscarriage stillbirth and infant loss.  The film festival also partners with local Asian American restaurants for the celebration.

Listen in on this KBCS interview with SAAFF Co-founder and Executive Director, Vanessa Au about the films featured this year (COVID19 was one of the themes), and what makes this event important for our community.

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Racial Bias in Healthcare

March 4, 2021 - 11:55 am


Racial Bias in healthcare has negatively impacted communities of color since the beginning of U.S. history.   Black communities and medical professionals are  pushing for reform and cultural change in the healthcare system as we face this world-wide COVID19 pandemic.

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Targets of this Region’s Sex Trafficking Industry

Danica Childs

February 25, 2021 - 12:35 am

Danica Childs went missing from Federal Way in 2007.  She was 17 years old at the time.  KBCS’s Kevin Henry interviews Sarah Childs, Danica’s stepmother about the family’s experience in searching for Danica Childs.

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Black Hair

February 24, 2021 - 8:21 pm

Kiana Davis is a Renton Technical College adjunct faculty, 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. (this story originally broadcast in February 14, 2020)

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Demystifying COVID 19 Vaccinations

Dr. Karla Fuller

February 23, 2021 - 11:58 pm

Why did COVID 19 vaccination roll out go so quickly? Should I get vaccinated?  Dr. Karla Fuller, Associate Professor of Biology at City University of New York and Project Lead for the National Human Genome Research Institute, shared her perspective on this at a Black Employees of Bellevue College-hosted virtual event last week.

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Densho Project: Collecting Stories from Japanese American Incarceration

February 19, 2021 - 8:54 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20210219 Densho Project – Collecting Stories From Japanese American Incarceration How does US government mandated incarceration of tens of thousands of families have long term impacts on communities? Today is the Day of Remembrance.  On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt  signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forcible removal and

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Councilmember Larry Gossett: From Harlem to the Mob Attack on the Country’s Capitol Building

February 18, 2021 - 11:40 pm

A KBCS interview with one of our region’s powerful leaders, Councilmember Larry Gossett.  He served as King County Councilmember between the years of 1993 and 2019.  Councilmember Gossett was also an active Black Panther Party member and was a founding member of the University of Washington Black Student Union.  Listen to the experiences that transformed his life, and informed his approach to public service.

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Bookmarks from Bellevue College Library

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February 16, 2021 - 8:51 am

The Bellevue College Library partners up with KBCS for these regular book notes.

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