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Unmute the Commute: Biking in the Rain

Biking in the rain – does anything sound more pleasant than that? On today’s show, we meet an avid cyclist who talks about the challenges and joys of riding a bike in the Northwest.

Featuring: Aviva Stephens (Biking in the Rain)
Unmute the Commute is supported in part by Just One Trip — a King County Metro initiative to get you out of your car starting with just one trip.

Eastside Homelessness: a Different Story

Homelessness may not be one of the first things that come to mind when you think of the booming cities and suburbs east of Lake Washington. But shelters on the Eastside estimate they’ll serve well over twenty five hundred people this coming year.  Congregations for the Homeless Executive Director David Bowling describes how being homeless on the Eastside differs from being on the street in Seattle.

A new Eastside Men’s shelter and supportive housing is proposed in Bellevue’s Eastgate area.

Bellevue City Council candidate debates, position 4 & 6

KBCS held Bellevue City Council candidate debates for position 4 and 6. The two candidates running for position 4 are longtime businessman and Bellevue’s mayor, Conrad Lee. Lee has been with the council since 1993. His challenger is Lyndon Heywood. Heywood is a graphic artists, and he’s on Redmond’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Board, its Bicycle Wayfinding Subcommittee, and volunteers at Phantom Lake School.

Listen to the debate here: KBCS_M+I_20131014_Bellevue City Council

Candidates Lynne Robinson and Vandana Slatter both challenged longtime City Councilman Don Davidson and defeated him in the primary for position 4. Lynne Robinson is a physical therapist who is on the Bellevue Parks and Community Services Board, and has been on the Bellevue Network on Aging. Lynne received 48 percent of the vote in the primary. Vandana Slatter works for Amgen, and has been a clinical researcher for 25 years. She also has served on the State Board of Pharmacy. Vandana earned 26 percent of the vote in the primary. KBCS held this debate in partnership with reporter Venice Buhain.

Listen to the debate here: KBCS_M+I_20131014_Bellevue City Council Don Seat

Bellevue City Council Primary Candidates – Position 6

Today on Music + Ideas, KBCS News Director Sonya Green and Venice Buhain, Editor of Bellevue.Patch.com, referee a discussion between candidates in the August. 6th primary election for Bellevue city council – position #6.

Listen and download the interview here: KBCS_M+I_20130722_Bellevue City Council Position 6

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Bellevue City Council Primary Candidates – Position 4

Today on Music + Ideas, KBCS News Director Sonya Green and Venice Buhain, Editor of Bellevue.Patch.com, referee a debate between candidates in the August. 6th primary election for Bellevue city council – position #4.

Download audio: KBCS_M+I_20130708_Bellevue_City_Council_Pos4_Candidates

Panel on Homelessness with Sonya Green

Music + Ideas host, and KBCS news and public affairs director, Sonya Green will be on a panel discussion about media coverage of  homelessness issues presented by the Housing Development Consortium in partnership with the Eastside Homelessness Advisory Committee, Tuesday May 14, 2-4pm.

Sonya, along with representatives from the Seattle Times, Bellevue Reporter, Crosscut, and Kirkland PATCH, will join with homeless service providers in a discussion about homelessness issues on the Eastside.

There is no fee to attend but registration is required.

Learn more at the Housing Development Consortium website: www.housingconsortium.org