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KBCS Summer Fund Drive

The on-air portion of our Summer Fund Drive has come to an end, but there's still time to help KBCS reach its fund drive goal before June 30th! Please make your contribution today and thank you in advance!

$40,000 Goal

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Drive ends: June 30, 2022

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Unmute the Commute: I Believe You Can Do More

Each week, power lifter Mark Bryant puts down his weights and teaches a senior fitness class.

Seattle Storm’s Third Women’s NBA Championship

On September 16th, 2018, the Seattle Storm celebrated their third WNBA championship with a rally.  KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi was at at Key Arena to speak with fans at the event.

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Hunger Strike in Effect at Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center

The newest hunger strike at Tacoma’s immigration detention center started  February, 2018.  KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Maru Mora Villalpando, community organizer of Northwest Detention Center Resistance, about conditions inside the Northwest Detention Center, for its detainees.

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A Family Torn Apart by Immigration Policy

According to Frontline,  immigration detention facilities have held an average of 30,000 detainees per day since 2008. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with Ashley Brown, a mother whose husband of ten years is being held in the Northwest Detention facility. She describes how her husband was detained by ICE agents as he stopped to buy breakfast on the way to work, and how his detention impacts her family.

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Lawsuit Against the Northwest Detention Center

On September 20th, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against the GEO Group, the second-largest private prison provider in the country, which operates the Northwest Detention Center. The state’s lawsuit asks the court to order the company to give up the profits netted from paying detainees up to one dollar a day for their work in the detention center.

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama caught Maru Mora Villalpando, community organizer of Northwest Detention Center Resistance, on the phone to talk about the conditions regarding work inside the Northwest Detention Center, for its detainees.

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