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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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Artist, Lauren Iida

March 1, 2022 - 4:51 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20220301 Lauren Iida Densho Project Installation   Lauren Iida is an artist who works with cut paper and paint.  Iida is artist-in-residence with Densho Project.  She recently completed an art installation for Densho Project’s community space.   The piece was created in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the day Franklin D.

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Remember and Resist – Day of Remembrance

February 21, 2022 - 12:09 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20220221 Remember And Resist Day Of Remembrance 2022   On February 19th, a number of Japanese American organizations and La Resistencia partnered to observe the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt.  This act authorized the US military to forcibly remove and  incarcerate 120,000 people of Japanese

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ICE and Detention

February 18, 2022 - 1:54 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20220218 ICE And Detention Antonio Guerrero, whose name is changed to protect their identity,  describes what it was like to be picked up by ICE and to live and work for roughly a dollar a day at the US ICE detention center in Tacoma. Producer: Yuko Kodama Photo: University of Washington

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Who Helped When We Were Incarcerated

February 18, 2022 - 7:42 am

On Feb 19, 1942 Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an Executive Order authorizing the involuntary evacuation of Japanese American people from the West Coast to relocation centers throughout the country. As a result, most of the US Japanese and Japanese American population, 120,000 people, were forcibly incarcerated.   Paul Tomita was sent to Minidoka Relocation Center

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Chinese New Year

February 4, 2022 - 7:16 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20220204 Chinese New Year Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off on Tuesday.  The season is marked with celebrations involving food,  feasts with loved ones, firecrackers and lion and dragon dances.  KBCS brings you some tape from lion dance trainings in Renton and an interview about the dances and rituals of this

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