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Programs

Start Time Program Name
12:00am Music – KBCS 12-7am Saturdays
7:00am Gospel Highway
9:00am Our Saturday Tradition
12:00pm Hawai`i Radio Connection
2:00pm Balkana
4:00pm ¡Sabor!
7:00pm Mostly Acoustic
9:00pm Chairman Moe
11:00pm Hip Hop Knuckles
Start Time Program Name
1:00am Zulu Radio
3:00am Music – KBCS 3-6am Sundays
6:00am Walkin’ the Floor
9:00am Sunday Folks
12:00pm Bluegrass Ramble
3:00pm Sunday’s Hornpipe
6:00pm The Real Folk
8:00pm Backtracks
10:00pm Flotation Device
AltRadio

Alternative Radio

Mondays 7—8 am

Alternative Radio is a weekly 57-minute public affairs series that features diverse perspectives on national and international issues. Alternative Radio challenges conventional views and is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting: “to serve as a forum for controversy and debate” and “provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard.” Programs feature

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Backtracks

Sundays 8—10 pm

Two solid hours of The Grateful Dead and related, influenced and associated music.

Hosted by Andrew Stauffer

Balkana

Balkana

Saturdays 2—4 pm

Music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans with hosts Dominic & Vince Jovanovich

Hosted by Dominic Jovanovich, Vince Jovanovich

BBC World Service

Weekdays 6—7 am

International news, features and analysis from Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States and Canada.

BTL KBCS web Banner

Between the Lines

Thursdays 5:30—6 am

Timely, In-Depth Progressive Analysis:Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour news magazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Featuring: – A five-minute summary of some of the week’s under-reported news stories gathered from the alternative press and other sources. – Three in-depth interview segments focusing on significant international,

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Bluegrass Ramble

Sundays 12—3 pm

Three hours of soulful singin’ and hot pickin’, featuring the best of this classic American genre.

Hosted by Tom Keeney, Tom Voorhees

Chairman Moe

Saturdays 9—11 pm

Chairman Moe is OUTATIME in the ’80s image credit: Daniel Gonçalves

Hosted by Chairman Moe

City Arts & Lectures

City Arts & Lectures

Wednesdays 12—1 pm

Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented events with leading figures in the world of arts and ideas. Each season there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations and a few surprise performance events with outstanding figures in literature, criticism, science and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and

Read More

Climate Connections

Climate Connections is a daily (M-F), 90-second radio series that aims to help listeners understand how climate change is already impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce the associated risks. The series “connects the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and

Read More

Commonwealth of CA

Commonwealth Club of CA

Tuesdays 12—1 pm

The Commonwealth Club of California is the largest and oldest public affairs forum in the U.S. For over 90 years, the Club has been presenting address by individuals actively concerned with the day-to-day decisions that can affect lives and livelihoods across the nation and around the world. Recent speakers have included Secretary of Health and

Read More

Cosmic Surfin'

Cosmic Surfin’

Fridays 9—11 pm

Join host Captain AFAB on a galactic voyage, meeting weird and wonderful tunes to lap the shores of your cortex. You’ll cruise through constellations of pop errata, warm electronica, hard easy listening, and rock that loves you—steering from old favorites to the striking and new. These are dispatches from the bright side of the moon.

Read More

Crosscurrents 2021

CrossCurrents

Thursdays 7—9 pm

Exploring the journey of music across the globe with Matt Fish.  New program on Thursdays at 7pm with a rebroadcast on the next Wednesday at 11pm

Hosted by Matt Fish

Democracy Now Logo, Juan and Amy

Democracy Now!

Weekdays 8—9 am

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and

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Undersea

Flotation Device

Sundays 10 pm—12 am

Creative and improvised music out of Seattle. Exploration of various soundscapes and aural attractions. Re-surged after a bit of a hiatus. Hosted by John Seman.

Hosted by Michael Schell

Violin Close-up

Folksounds

7—9 pm

Folksounds page is available for one more week with the finale archive.  Thank you to Jean and Eric for providing years of Folksounds, a blend of acoustic American folk, featuring fiddle tunes, dance music, contemporary songs, as well as a few acoustic surprises from other parts of the world. Listeners can still connect with Eric

Read More

Freedom Sounds

Freedom Sounds

Fridays 7—9 pm

Vintage tropical records, funk breaks, soul classics, jazz andresistance music from around the world. Freedom Sounds is an exploration in uplifting music from around the world, beginning ina golden era of global musical awakening, the late 1960s into the early 1970s. WithReggae, Soul and Jazz as the foundation, these musical trips include Samba, Highlife,Disco, Rumba,

Read More

Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Mondays 11 pm—12 am

Jazz in classic and progressive forms and the music its inspired along the way, from groundbreaking Coltrane to underground turntablism.

Hosted by John Pai

Gospel Highway

Saturdays 7—9 am

An early gospel start to your weekend featuring traditional quartets, vocal soloists, and contemporary artists.

Hosted by Oneda Harris, Winona Hollins-Hauge

Green Acre Radio

Green Acre Radio is a weekly radio program focusing on important issues in the environmental and sustainability movement, including wetland restoration, Puget Sound recovery, local food policy and ocean conditions. The show is produced by Martha Baskin and sponsored by the Human Links Foundation in partnership with Jack Straw Cultural Center.

Hosted by Oneda Harris, Winona Hollins-Hauge

H2O Radio, This Week in Water

H2O Radio is journalism about water. Why? Because we’re all in this together. What do you picture when you hear the word “water”? A cool, refreshing drink? A dip in a mountain lake? The beach? Perhaps you recall your morning shower, or watering your garden. You probably didn’t picture power plants, your laptop, or that burger

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Hosted by Oneda Harris, Winona Hollins-Hauge

HKR - GRN

Hard Knock Radio

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 7—8 am

Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show produced in Oakland, CA. Regular broadcasts on Bay Area community radio station KPFA 94.1. Hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson give voice to issues ignored by the mainstream while planting seeds for social change. Apologies about the transition today with end of HKR — Davey D

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Hawai`i Radio Connection

Saturdays 12—2 pm

From the Islands of Aloha to Wakinekona, Hawai`i Radio Connection features two hours of the unique sounds that evoke a tropical island paradise for your ears. From classic chants and traditional hula tunes, to sweet slack-key guitar, ukulele wizardry, hapa-haole harmonies, and popular Hawaiian hits of the past fifty-plus years of the Fiftieth State, join

Read More

Hosted by Auntie `Ala, Braddah Gomes, Nahenahe, Puanani, Sista Elaine, Sister Kulina

Hip Hop Knuckles

Saturdays 11 pm—12 am

Nje brings you Hip-Hop from all over the world, sharing the culture and smooth vibes of Hip-Hop and leaving you with positive feelings.

Hosted by Nje

Interlude

Tuesdays 7—9 pm

House carpenters, lazy farmers, and sugar babes. 

K-Wave

K-Wave

Fridays 11 pm—1 am

Dive into the pulsating heart of Korean pop culture with ‘K-Wave,’ your ultimate radio destination for all things K-Pop! Hosted by passionate K-Pop enthusiast Tracy Yang, ‘K-Wave’ brings you past, present, and underrated K-Pop music gems, along with insightful discussions on the genre’s impact on global music and entertainment. Get ready to ride the ‘K-Wave’!

Hosted by Tracy Yang

Living The Blues

Wednesdays 7—9 pm

Celebrating the Blues in all its forms.

Hosted by Oneda Harris, Winona Hollins-Hauge

Logic Amen Commentary

Logic Amen is an educator, artist, and activist who regularly contributes commentaries to KBCS on Mondays and Fridays at 5:55 a.m. during Hard Knock Radio. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature and is active in the hip-hop community with several albums and writings.

Hosted by Oneda Harris, Winona Hollins-Hauge

MakingContact

Making Contact

Thursdays 5—5:30 am

Making Contact, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 160 radio stations in the USA, Canada and elsewhere. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. – Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities, and share positive

Read More

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Music – KBCS 3-5am Thursdays

Thursdays 3—5 am

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Music – KBCS 12-5am Mondays and Wednesdays

Mondays, Wednesdays 12—5 am

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Music – KBCS 1-5am Tuesdays and Fridays

Tuesdays, Fridays 1—5 am

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Music – KBCS 12-7am Saturdays

Saturdays 12—7 am

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Music – KBCS 3-6am Sundays

Sundays 3—6 am

night train

Night Train

Thursdays 1—3 am

An eclectic musical journey through continents, countries, cultures and ambient states of mind with your host Rustin Thompson

Hosted by Rustin Thompson

Open to Debate

Open to Debate

Thursdays 12—1 pm

America is more divided than ever—but it doesn’t have to be. Open to Debate offers an antidote to the chaos. We bring multiple perspectives together for real debates. Debates that are structured, respectful, clever, provocative, and driven by the facts. Open to Debate is on a mission to restore balance to the public square through

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Our Saturday Tradition

Saturdays 9 am—12 pm

An eclectic blend of both traditional and contemporary Americana, including folk, bluegrass, and old-time music.

Hosted by Ginger Hopper, Jim Page

PhiloTalk GRFX

Philosophy Talk

Mondays 12—1 pm

Philosophy on the radio? You’ve got to be kidding? Well, sometimes we do (kid, that is). Mostly we look at today’s important ideas with an eye to thinking them through. Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio series. The hosts’ down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects. Topics are

Read More

Protest Tunes

Wednesdays 9—11 pm

Protest Tunes hosted by DJ General Strike, a weekly collection of music from all genres and eras sharing a theme relevant to current news, events, and protests.

Hosted by DJ General Strike

The Reggae Party

Thursdays 9—11 pm

Exploring the borders of reggae and territory in between, including roots, dance hall, dub, rocksteady, and ska.

Hosted by Duncan Goulding, Rankin Mark

Yes! Presents Rising Up!

YES! Presents: Rising Up with Sonali

Fridays 7—8 am

Rising Up with Sonali is an all-women run show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice.

Road Songs

Road Songs

Tuesdays 9—11 pm

Host Rustin Thompson takes you on a journey down the highways of alternative country and folk, classic country, and country rock. Imagine a soundtrack for a journey through the backroads of the imagination, offering challenging climbs and restful descents, quiet contemplations and raucous singalongs, inviting sidetrips and illuminating detours. Your traveling companions include Townes Van

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Hosted by Rustin Thompson

¡​Sabor!

¡Sabor!

Saturdays 4—7 pm

A weekly tour of contemporary and traditional Latin music from all parts of the globe.

Hosted by Jim Cantú

Soul Folks sized

Soul Folks

Mondays 7—9 pm

A meeting at the intersection of soul and folk music.  Exploring the landscape of roots music that became the soundtrack for change with your host Mike Biggins.

Hosted by Mike Biggins

Sunday Folks

Sundays 9 am—12 pm

A morning mix of traditional and contemporary folk in all it’s undefined states.

Hosted by Auntmama (Mary Anne Moorman), Mike Biggins

Mostly Acoustic

Saturdays 7—9 pm

An eclectic mix of roots, rock and soul — mostly acoustic side — hosted by Gordon Todd

Hosted by Gordon Todd

Violin Strings

Sunday’s Hornpipe

Sundays 3—6 pm

A show dedicated to Celtic music. You’ll hear traditional music and modern interpretations from Ireland and Scotland, as well as the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Galicia. The Celtic diaspora has spread around the world, and you’ll also hear Celtic sounds from countries where Celtic culture has settled. You may also expect to

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Hosted by John Gibaut

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The DUBside

Thursdays 11 pm—12 am

Resurgence of Dub Awakenings, the DUBside of Varitions reverbed into 2 hours of solid DUB!

The Real Folk

Sundays 6—8 pm

The Real Folk hosted by Richard Gillman

Hosted by Richard Gillmann

The Vault

The Vault

Mondays 9—11 pm

Welcome to The Vault. Classic vinyl, blues, jazz…Oneda Harris shares an extensive music deep from her father’s archived collection.

Hosted by Oneda Harris

THP Blue KBCS 2024

Thom Hartmann Program

Weekdays 9 am—12 pm

“America’s #1 Progressive Radio Show:” Thom Hartmann explores a daily mix of current topics and connects with callers nationwide. Call 1-202-808-9925 to leave a comment or question for Thom. Or join the conversation in his chatroom.

Hosted by Thom Hartmann

Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

Fridays 12—1 pm

Travel with Rick Steves is appointment radio for listeners with a trusted friend, who happens to be one of their favorite public broadcasting personalities. Heard weekly on more than 500 radio stations, Rick’s conversations with guest travel experts and callers create vicarious adventures and global perspectives that bring loyal listeners back, week after week.

Country Album collage

Walkin’ the Floor

Sundays 6—9 am

Twang when the roosters crow, waking you with twin fiddles, steel guitars, and honky tonk stars.

Hosted by Iaan Hughes

What’s the Flux? Commuter Dispatches

A daily ritual—the commute—shapes our exploration of mobility, access and economic movement from the margins of a city to its center. With broadcast, texts, social media and bus ads, we bring curiosity to hidden, nonstop migration. With support from the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), producer Mona Yeh examines Seattle metro area commuting to capture first-hand accounts of

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Hosted by Iaan Hughes

206Zulu.com

Zulu Radio

Straight from the Seattle chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, Zulu Radio is an outlet for up-and-coming independent Hip Hop artists, both locally and worldwide. Zulu Radio aims to spread awareness of Hip Hop not only as a cultural movement, but as a vehicle for positive growth within our communities.

Hosted by Mz. Music Girl

Folk and Americana

Bluegrass Ramble

Sundays 12—3 pm

Three hours of soulful singin’ and hot pickin’, featuring the best of this classic American genre.

Hosted by Tom Keeney, Tom Voorhees

Violin Close-up

Folksounds

7—9 pm

Folksounds page is available for one more week with the finale archive.  Thank you to Jean and Eric for providing years of Folksounds, a blend of acoustic American folk, featuring fiddle tunes, dance music, contemporary songs, as well as a few acoustic surprises from other parts of the world. Listeners can still connect with Eric

Read More

Gospel Highway

Saturdays 7—9 am

An early gospel start to your weekend featuring traditional quartets, vocal soloists, and contemporary artists.

Hosted by Oneda Harris, Winona Hollins-Hauge

Interlude

Tuesdays 7—9 pm

House carpenters, lazy farmers, and sugar babes. 

Our Saturday Tradition

Saturdays 9 am—12 pm

An eclectic blend of both traditional and contemporary Americana, including folk, bluegrass, and old-time music.

Hosted by Ginger Hopper, Jim Page

Road Songs

Road Songs

Tuesdays 9—11 pm

Host Rustin Thompson takes you on a journey down the highways of alternative country and folk, classic country, and country rock. Imagine a soundtrack for a journey through the backroads of the imagination, offering challenging climbs and restful descents, quiet contemplations and raucous singalongs, inviting sidetrips and illuminating detours. Your traveling companions include Townes Van

Read More

Hosted by Rustin Thompson

Soul Folks sized

Soul Folks

Mondays 7—9 pm

A meeting at the intersection of soul and folk music.  Exploring the landscape of roots music that became the soundtrack for change with your host Mike Biggins.

Hosted by Mike Biggins

Sunday Folks

Sundays 9 am—12 pm

A morning mix of traditional and contemporary folk in all it’s undefined states.

Hosted by Auntmama (Mary Anne Moorman), Mike Biggins

The Real Folk

Sundays 6—8 pm

The Real Folk hosted by Richard Gillman

Hosted by Richard Gillmann

Country Album collage

Walkin’ the Floor

Sundays 6—9 am

Twang when the roosters crow, waking you with twin fiddles, steel guitars, and honky tonk stars.

Hosted by Iaan Hughes

Jazz and Classical

Freedom Sounds

Freedom Sounds

Fridays 7—9 pm

Vintage tropical records, funk breaks, soul classics, jazz andresistance music from around the world. Freedom Sounds is an exploration in uplifting music from around the world, beginning ina golden era of global musical awakening, the late 1960s into the early 1970s. WithReggae, Soul and Jazz as the foundation, these musical trips include Samba, Highlife,Disco, Rumba,

Read More

Giant Steps

Giant Steps

Mondays 11 pm—12 am

Jazz in classic and progressive forms and the music its inspired along the way, from groundbreaking Coltrane to underground turntablism.

Hosted by John Pai

The Vault

The Vault

Mondays 9—11 pm

Welcome to The Vault. Classic vinyl, blues, jazz…Oneda Harris shares an extensive music deep from her father’s archived collection.

Hosted by Oneda Harris

R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop

Hip Hop Knuckles

Saturdays 11 pm—12 am

Nje brings you Hip-Hop from all over the world, sharing the culture and smooth vibes of Hip-Hop and leaving you with positive feelings.

Hosted by Nje

Soul Folks sized

Soul Folks

Mondays 7—9 pm

A meeting at the intersection of soul and folk music.  Exploring the landscape of roots music that became the soundtrack for change with your host Mike Biggins.

Hosted by Mike Biggins

The Vault

The Vault

Mondays 9—11 pm

Welcome to The Vault. Classic vinyl, blues, jazz…Oneda Harris shares an extensive music deep from her father’s archived collection.

Hosted by Oneda Harris

206Zulu.com

Zulu Radio

Straight from the Seattle chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation, Zulu Radio is an outlet for up-and-coming independent Hip Hop artists, both locally and worldwide. Zulu Radio aims to spread awareness of Hip Hop not only as a cultural movement, but as a vehicle for positive growth within our communities.

Hosted by Mz. Music Girl

Reggae

Freedom Sounds

Freedom Sounds

Fridays 7—9 pm

Vintage tropical records, funk breaks, soul classics, jazz andresistance music from around the world. Freedom Sounds is an exploration in uplifting music from around the world, beginning ina golden era of global musical awakening, the late 1960s into the early 1970s. WithReggae, Soul and Jazz as the foundation, these musical trips include Samba, Highlife,Disco, Rumba,

Read More

The Reggae Party

Thursdays 9—11 pm

Exploring the borders of reggae and territory in between, including roots, dance hall, dub, rocksteady, and ska.

Hosted by Duncan Goulding, Rankin Mark

speaker graphic

The DUBside

Thursdays 11 pm—12 am

Resurgence of Dub Awakenings, the DUBside of Varitions reverbed into 2 hours of solid DUB!

Rock and Blues

Backtracks

Sundays 8—10 pm

Two solid hours of The Grateful Dead and related, influenced and associated music.

Hosted by Andrew Stauffer

Living The Blues

Wednesdays 7—9 pm

Celebrating the Blues in all its forms.

Hosted by Oneda Harris, Winona Hollins-Hauge

The Vault

The Vault

Mondays 9—11 pm

Welcome to The Vault. Classic vinyl, blues, jazz…Oneda Harris shares an extensive music deep from her father’s archived collection.

Hosted by Oneda Harris

Variety

Chairman Moe

Saturdays 9—11 pm

Chairman Moe is OUTATIME in the ’80s image credit: Daniel Gonçalves

Hosted by Chairman Moe

Commonwealth of CA

Commonwealth Club of CA

Tuesdays 12—1 pm

The Commonwealth Club of California is the largest and oldest public affairs forum in the U.S. For over 90 years, the Club has been presenting address by individuals actively concerned with the day-to-day decisions that can affect lives and livelihoods across the nation and around the world. Recent speakers have included Secretary of Health and

Read More

Cosmic Surfin'

Cosmic Surfin’

Fridays 9—11 pm

Join host Captain AFAB on a galactic voyage, meeting weird and wonderful tunes to lap the shores of your cortex. You’ll cruise through constellations of pop errata, warm electronica, hard easy listening, and rock that loves you—steering from old favorites to the striking and new. These are dispatches from the bright side of the moon.

Read More

Freedom Sounds

Freedom Sounds

Fridays 7—9 pm

Vintage tropical records, funk breaks, soul classics, jazz andresistance music from around the world. Freedom Sounds is an exploration in uplifting music from around the world, beginning ina golden era of global musical awakening, the late 1960s into the early 1970s. WithReggae, Soul and Jazz as the foundation, these musical trips include Samba, Highlife,Disco, Rumba,

Read More

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Music – KBCS 3-5am Thursdays

Thursdays 3—5 am

night train

Night Train

Thursdays 1—3 am

An eclectic musical journey through continents, countries, cultures and ambient states of mind with your host Rustin Thompson

Hosted by Rustin Thompson

PhiloTalk GRFX

Philosophy Talk

Mondays 12—1 pm

Philosophy on the radio? You’ve got to be kidding? Well, sometimes we do (kid, that is). Mostly we look at today’s important ideas with an eye to thinking them through. Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio series. The hosts’ down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects. Topics are

Read More

Protest Tunes

Wednesdays 9—11 pm

Protest Tunes hosted by DJ General Strike, a weekly collection of music from all genres and eras sharing a theme relevant to current news, events, and protests.

Hosted by DJ General Strike

Soul Folks sized

Soul Folks

Mondays 7—9 pm

A meeting at the intersection of soul and folk music.  Exploring the landscape of roots music that became the soundtrack for change with your host Mike Biggins.

Hosted by Mike Biggins

Mostly Acoustic

Saturdays 7—9 pm

An eclectic mix of roots, rock and soul — mostly acoustic side — hosted by Gordon Todd

Hosted by Gordon Todd

Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

Fridays 12—1 pm

Travel with Rick Steves is appointment radio for listeners with a trusted friend, who happens to be one of their favorite public broadcasting personalities. Heard weekly on more than 500 radio stations, Rick’s conversations with guest travel experts and callers create vicarious adventures and global perspectives that bring loyal listeners back, week after week.

World

Balkana

Balkana

Saturdays 2—4 pm

Music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans with hosts Dominic & Vince Jovanovich

Hosted by Dominic Jovanovich, Vince Jovanovich

Crosscurrents 2021

CrossCurrents

Thursdays 7—9 pm

Exploring the journey of music across the globe with Matt Fish.  New program on Thursdays at 7pm with a rebroadcast on the next Wednesday at 11pm

Hosted by Matt Fish

Freedom Sounds

Freedom Sounds

Fridays 7—9 pm

Vintage tropical records, funk breaks, soul classics, jazz andresistance music from around the world. Freedom Sounds is an exploration in uplifting music from around the world, beginning ina golden era of global musical awakening, the late 1960s into the early 1970s. WithReggae, Soul and Jazz as the foundation, these musical trips include Samba, Highlife,Disco, Rumba,

Read More

Hawai`i Radio Connection

Saturdays 12—2 pm

From the Islands of Aloha to Wakinekona, Hawai`i Radio Connection features two hours of the unique sounds that evoke a tropical island paradise for your ears. From classic chants and traditional hula tunes, to sweet slack-key guitar, ukulele wizardry, hapa-haole harmonies, and popular Hawaiian hits of the past fifty-plus years of the Fiftieth State, join

Read More

Hosted by Auntie `Ala, Braddah Gomes, Nahenahe, Puanani, Sista Elaine, Sister Kulina

The Reggae Party

Thursdays 9—11 pm

Exploring the borders of reggae and territory in between, including roots, dance hall, dub, rocksteady, and ska.

Hosted by Duncan Goulding, Rankin Mark

¡​Sabor!

¡Sabor!

Saturdays 4—7 pm

A weekly tour of contemporary and traditional Latin music from all parts of the globe.

Hosted by Jim Cantú

Violin Strings

Sunday’s Hornpipe

Sundays 3—6 pm

A show dedicated to Celtic music. You’ll hear traditional music and modern interpretations from Ireland and Scotland, as well as the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, and Galicia. The Celtic diaspora has spread around the world, and you’ll also hear Celtic sounds from countries where Celtic culture has settled. You may also expect to

Read More

Hosted by John Gibaut

AltRadio

Alternative Radio

Mondays 7—8 am

Alternative Radio is a weekly 57-minute public affairs series that features diverse perspectives on national and international issues. Alternative Radio challenges conventional views and is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting: “to serve as a forum for controversy and debate” and “provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard.” Programs feature

Read More

BBC World Service

Weekdays 6—7 am

International news, features and analysis from Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and the United States and Canada.

BTL KBCS web Banner

Between the Lines

Thursdays 5:30—6 am

Timely, In-Depth Progressive Analysis:Between The Lines is a weekly syndicated half-hour news magazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic and social issues. Featuring: – A five-minute summary of some of the week’s under-reported news stories gathered from the alternative press and other sources. – Three in-depth interview segments focusing on significant international,

Read More

City Arts & Lectures

City Arts & Lectures

Wednesdays 12—1 pm

Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented events with leading figures in the world of arts and ideas. Each season there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations and a few surprise performance events with outstanding figures in literature, criticism, science and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and

Read More

Climate Connections

Climate Connections is a daily (M-F), 90-second radio series that aims to help listeners understand how climate change is already impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce the associated risks. The series “connects the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and

Read More

Commonwealth of CA

Commonwealth Club of CA

Tuesdays 12—1 pm

The Commonwealth Club of California is the largest and oldest public affairs forum in the U.S. For over 90 years, the Club has been presenting address by individuals actively concerned with the day-to-day decisions that can affect lives and livelihoods across the nation and around the world. Recent speakers have included Secretary of Health and

Read More

Democracy Now Logo, Juan and Amy

Democracy Now!

Weekdays 8—9 am

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and

Read More

Green Acre Radio

Green Acre Radio is a weekly radio program focusing on important issues in the environmental and sustainability movement, including wetland restoration, Puget Sound recovery, local food policy and ocean conditions. The show is produced by Martha Baskin and sponsored by the Human Links Foundation in partnership with Jack Straw Cultural Center.

H2O Radio, This Week in Water

H2O Radio is journalism about water. Why? Because we’re all in this together. What do you picture when you hear the word “water”? A cool, refreshing drink? A dip in a mountain lake? The beach? Perhaps you recall your morning shower, or watering your garden. You probably didn’t picture power plants, your laptop, or that burger

Read More

HKR - GRN

Hard Knock Radio

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 7—8 am

Hard Knock Radio is a drive-time Hip-Hop talk show produced in Oakland, CA. Regular broadcasts on Bay Area community radio station KPFA 94.1. Hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson give voice to issues ignored by the mainstream while planting seeds for social change. Apologies about the transition today with end of HKR — Davey D

Read More

Logic Amen Commentary

Logic Amen is an educator, artist, and activist who regularly contributes commentaries to KBCS on Mondays and Fridays at 5:55 a.m. during Hard Knock Radio. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in English Literature and is active in the hip-hop community with several albums and writings.

MakingContact

Making Contact

Thursdays 5—5:30 am

Making Contact, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 160 radio stations in the USA, Canada and elsewhere. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. – Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities, and share positive

Read More

Open to Debate

Open to Debate

Thursdays 12—1 pm

America is more divided than ever—but it doesn’t have to be. Open to Debate offers an antidote to the chaos. We bring multiple perspectives together for real debates. Debates that are structured, respectful, clever, provocative, and driven by the facts. Open to Debate is on a mission to restore balance to the public square through

Read More

PhiloTalk GRFX

Philosophy Talk

Mondays 12—1 pm

Philosophy on the radio? You’ve got to be kidding? Well, sometimes we do (kid, that is). Mostly we look at today’s important ideas with an eye to thinking them through. Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio series. The hosts’ down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects. Topics are

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Yes! Presents Rising Up!

YES! Presents: Rising Up with Sonali

Fridays 7—8 am

Rising Up with Sonali is an all-women run show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice.

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Thom Hartmann Program

Weekdays 9 am—12 pm

“America’s #1 Progressive Radio Show:” Thom Hartmann explores a daily mix of current topics and connects with callers nationwide. Call 1-202-808-9925 to leave a comment or question for Thom. Or join the conversation in his chatroom.

Hosted by Thom Hartmann

Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

Fridays 12—1 pm

Travel with Rick Steves is appointment radio for listeners with a trusted friend, who happens to be one of their favorite public broadcasting personalities. Heard weekly on more than 500 radio stations, Rick’s conversations with guest travel experts and callers create vicarious adventures and global perspectives that bring loyal listeners back, week after week.

What’s the Flux? Commuter Dispatches

A daily ritual—the commute—shapes our exploration of mobility, access and economic movement from the margins of a city to its center. With broadcast, texts, social media and bus ads, we bring curiosity to hidden, nonstop migration. With support from the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), producer Mona Yeh examines Seattle metro area commuting to capture first-hand accounts of

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