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In a Dense City Landscape, Can Trees and Development Coexist?

 
In the face of rapid residential development, Seattle’s urban trees are in the crosshairs. 60% of the city’s urban canopy is on residential lots. Tree advocates say housing and trees can co-exist, but have yet to convince the Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspection.
 
Producer: Martha Baskin
 

Supporting Families Through the Pandemic

 

Gerald Donaldson is a Family Support Worker at Leschi Elementary School in the Seattle Public School System. He assists families who need help, so the children at Leschi can thrive in school.

Donaldson describes the challenges through the pandemic (from our interview with him last spring), and gives a more recent update of where many of his families are in their support needs now.

 
Producer: Yuko Kodama
 
Photo: Yuko Kodama

Black Families Navigating the School System

Emijah Smith assists Black families in the region navigating the school systems.  Smith shares her own experiences in advocating for her loved ones and what led her on this path. (more…)

Seattle Street Responses to the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict

On April 21st, 2021, Former Minneapolis law enforcement officer, Derek Chauvin. was charged guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd, a black father.  KBCS reporter, Gol Holghooghi took to the streets of Seattle’s Central District and Capitol Hill neighborhood to ask people about their impressions after this historic event.
Producers: Gol Holghooghi and Yuko Kodama
Photo: courtesy of Kristin Wall

Seattle City Council Public Safety Committee Meeting

The Seattle City Council Public Safety Committee will hold a discussion on the police chemical weapons ban today (January 12, 2021) at 9:30 this morning.

Sign Up for public comment starts at 7:30 am and is open until public comments ends.

This would be the first discussion about the police use of tear gas, blast balls, chemical weapons and other crowd control weapons used against Black Lives Matter protests.

Ron Chew: My Unforgotten Seattle

Ron Chew is a local Journalist, Author and the Executive Director for International Community Health Services.  He reflects on decades of recording the stories of the people in Seattle’s Chinatown International District in his new book, My Unforgotten Seattle(more…)

KBCS Sustainability Campaign

The KBCS Sustainability Campaign is underway. The goal of this campaign is to add 1,000 new monthly sustaining donors to the KBCS family of supporters over the next year (July 2020 – June 2021) and make the station financially sustainable.

The funding KBCS receives from individual donor-listeners make up the largest and most important portion of KBCS’s operating budget. It’s how we remain non-commercial and independent.

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Seattle George Floyd Protest

Protests of the police involved killing of George Floyd have swept the country since last week. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi went to one of these protests in Seattle on May 30th and brings us the voices and sounds from the event.  She also talks with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about what she observed and experienced there. (more…)

Go to Quarantine Albums Pt.2

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.

Browse the selections below, then share what album is getting you through the day. (Share your album pick here) (more…)

Go-to Quarantine Albums

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)

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