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Renton Street Poet

KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi met Garold Rainier, a poet on the street. Listen in on how he navigates life since the 2008 economic crash and a serious accident.

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Black Collective Voice: Page Engage Events

Black Collective Voice (BCV)  is a group that started during the CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest), and continues with social actions today. (more…)

The Artist Behind Street Flower Arrangements

Across the street from Cal Anderson Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood, you might come across a cluster of found jars and bottles arranged with  wildflowers and greenery that you would see growing through cracks in the asphalt of any parking lot.  (more…)

Wintergrass Jamming Culture

Every year, the nooks and crannies of the hallways of a fancy, downtown Bellevue hotel are filled with bluegrass music during the Wintergrass Music Festival.  Wintergrass is a northwest bluegrass festival tradition bringing the region bluegrass artists from around the world, workshops on this musical genre and techniques, and a youth camp for the children on mid-winter break.  KBCS introduces you to a little of the culture behind a bluegrass festival – the jamming.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Seattle March

Thousands took the streets in Seattle on Monday for the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr Day March. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi and Yuko Kodama gathered sounds and interviews from the celebration.

        

        

 

 

Lights for Liberty – Seattle Wisteria Park

The Japanese American Community organized a Lights for Liberty event on July 12, in Wisteria Park, across from the Seattle Buddhist Temple.  This is a collage of sounds and impressions from people who attended.

Producers: Gol Hoghooghi and Yuko Kodama

Photos: Yuko Kodama

 

 

Alice Ito with a photo of her friend, Fumiko Hayashita and Hayashita’s daughter, Natalie on the day she left Bainbridge Island for the concentration camps in 1942. Hayashita was also pregnant at the time.

 

 

Attendees

Cranes on cyclone fence

#SEAHomeless: Homeless Encampment Sweep

Nearly 100 encampments had been removed in Seattle within the first four months of this year. Between 4 and 6 encampments are being removed every week.
KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi came across a homeless encampment cleanup in Central Seattle last month and brings you this story of what a sweep looked like.

 

Elections 2017 – Tacoma Mayoral Race

This week, KBCS continues it coverage of the 2017 Washington State General Election. We now turn to the Tacoma Mayoral elections with candidates Victoria Woddards and Jim Merritt. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi interviewed each of the candidates individually for KBCS at their respective campaign headquarters.

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Forgiveness: Interviews From the Streets of Seattle

Every year on July 7th is Global Forgiveness Day; a day to reflect on forgiveness, how to forgive, and how to be forgiven. In light of this recent celebration, KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi spoke with people on the streets of Seattle about forgiveness, what it means to them, and the impact it has had in their lives.

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Celebrating the Persian New Year

Iranians were among those targeted by President Trump’s now blocked travel ban issued Monday, and was struck down by a federal judge yesterday. Meanwhile, Seattle’s local Iranian community prepares to celebrate their Norooz, the Persian New Year celebration.  It takes place every vernal equinox, which this year, is on March 20th. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi shares the significance of this day as she takes us to the annual purification ritual held at Seattle’s Alki beach Tuesday evening ahead of the big celebration.