King and Pierce County
Our Music Director, Iaan Hughes, is back at it, collecting a second round of go-to quarantine albums from KBCS DJs, local artists, and friends. If you missed it, you can check out the first round here.
The number of people using the services at Seattle’s University District Food Bank has gone up by twenty percent since March. The food bank’s Executive Director, Joe Gruber speaks with KBCS’s Jesse Callahan about how they’ve adapted to food needs, client needs and the current social distancing measures.
“I’m working with at least four people who are above 60 that just got hired when I got hired, because they got laid off…..There are people that have young children at home, people with pregnant spouses…People are making this decision out of necessity and it is just tragic that folks have to risk their lives in order to buy food…”
How is COVID-19 impacting you, your family, and your community?
Our Music Director, Iaan Hughes, reached out to KBCS DJs, local artists, and friends to find out their go-to music choices to get through these tough times.
Check out some of their selections then share what album is getting you through the day. (Share your album pick here)
As Governor Jay Inslee made the announcement to close all restaurants to in house dining, we turn our focus to Seattle’s Chinatown International District. This neighborhood felt the impacts of the COVID 19 outbreak weeks before the mainstream public experienced the pinch. What’s more, find out how small immigrant businesses in the International District suffer from the timing of the virus during Chinese New Year festivities.
In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the state implemented restrictions on the number of people who could congregate to 250 people. Meanwhile, as Washington state school districts considered closing down, small businesses that run educational services for children needed to made critical decisions about shutting down their programs for the season. Listen in on what Chrissy Roberts, Owner of Quiet Heart Wilderness School considered as she planned on how to navigate the losses for the spring.