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$140,000 Goal


Drive ends: December 31, 2023

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Protectors of Luma, the Western Red Cedar

July 14, 2023 - 3:14 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230714 Luma The Western Red Cedar And Droplet   On Friday, July 14th, a group of concerned community members rallied around a western red cedar named Luma in Seattle’s Wedgewood neighborhood.  They hope to preserve the tree since aggressive development activity in Seattle has led to increased loss of large trees

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KBCS In-Studio with Carl Christensen

June 29, 2023 - 10:29 am

We just had a rollicking and free-wheelin’ conversation with singer-songwriter Carl Christensen. Everything from George Orwell’s treatise on loneliness to how to play the talkin’ blues to whether or not an artist can actually write collaboratively with an audience was discussed. Carl also played 3 songs!  

KBCS In-Studio with Her Mountain Majesty

June 29, 2023 - 10:24 am

We recently had a great conversation with Her Mountain Majesty. Her Mountain Majesty is gutsy stomping band fronted by Andi Lee Scher. We chatted about making (and taking) space as a performer, building community, and how to harmonize by smart phone. She was joined in the studio by the talented Katrina Burrows and they performed

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I lean and I loafe

June 15, 2023 - 12:55 pm

A few thoughts on music submissions to KBCS by our Music Director, Iaan Hughes, from Gobbledybone: Not being able to quite reach my cup of coffee from where I sit I suppose I will write. I believe I’ll use this space to write about problems and, hopefully, offer a few solutions. Or if that’s an

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KBCS In-Studio with Paula Boggs Band

May 31, 2023 - 3:57 pm

We were thrilled to have Paula Boggs Band return to the KBCS Studio for an in-studio performance. Paula and KBCS Music Director, Iaan Hughes, talked about her latest album Janus, and as the album title might imply, delved into beginnings and transitions. Janus is a personal and potent album pulling from Paula’s own history, yet

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Asian and Black Communities

May 31, 2023 - 3:17 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230530 Brian Park Poem   Brian Park is a Korean American artist and software developer.  He read this poem he penned on May 28th, during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  The reading was at Valley and Mountain fellowship’s Set Us Free From Fear event featuring Dr. Cornel West with

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Cornel West in Seattle

May 30, 2023 - 3:23 pm

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230530 Cornel West Set Us Free From Fear Dr. Cornel West spoke at the Rainier Arts Center on May 28th as part of the Valley and Mountain fellowship sponsored Set Us Free from Fear series.   You can listen to his address on The Prophetic Tradition in the Time of Neo

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Bridging the Divide Through Music

May 25, 2023 - 9:40 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230525 Music Bridges The Divide Miriam Oomen is a musician (fiddle player), teaches music and plays in old-time bands.  She hails from Eugene, Oregon and was at Bellevue College as a speaker at a Bellevue College event, Voices United: A Week of Campus-Wide and Civic Conversation.  It provides the opportunity to

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The Future of US-China Relations

May 23, 2023 - 1:31 pm

Governor Gary Locke, who serves as Interim President at Bellevue College spoke on campus about the future of US-China relations on May 16th.  Governor Locke served as Washington State Governor from 1997-2005.  He served as the 36th US Secretary of Commerce from 2009 to 2011 and as ambassador to China from 2011 to 2014.  The

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Transforming Intergenerational Pain into Inspiration and Strength

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May 18, 2023 - 9:52 am

1.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230518 Lauren Iida – Processing Intergenerational Trauma   Lauren Iida is a local artist, whose work adorns public spaces including the Washington State Convention Center, Plymouth Housing in Seattle and Uncle Bob’s place in Seattle’s Chinatown International District.  Her main medium is hand-cut paper.    Iida’s Japanese American grandparents were incarcerated

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