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Summer Fund Drive Progress

The on-air portion of our fund drive is over, but you can still help KBCS reach its goal by donating before June 30th. Please make a gift in support of your favorite KBCS programs today, and thank you in advance!

$65,000 Goal

62.15%

Drive ends: June 30, 2024

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Living With Dementia

How can you tell if your loved one, who’s getting cranky and forgetful is depressed or has dementia? In 2013, former KBCS news director, Sonya Green, spoke with Mary Lou Brown, a caregiver to her husband who was diagnosed with dementia in 1996. Mary and her husband also tapped into a resources at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, in addition to activities like chess and harp.

Sonya Green also interviews Mary Jane Knecht, Manager of Adult Programs at Frye Art Museum in Seattle, about the museum’s here-now program, an arts engagement program for people with dementia and their caregiver.

 

Autism Spectrum

April is Autism Awareness Month, and you’ll listen to an interview on how people with autism experience life. KBCS’s Sonya Green spoke with Sara Gardner, Bellevue College Autism Spectrum Navigator Program Director about the spectrum of Autism.  The interview originally broadcast in 2015

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Interview With Musician Naomi Wachira

Naomi Wachira is a Kenyan-American music artist living in Yakima today. KBCS’s Sonya Green asked Wachira about her approach to music at our studios a few years ago. Also included in this segment is Naomi Wachira’s new release “Heart of a Man”. Naomi Wachira will be performing at SoFar in Seattle on June 29th.

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Young, Gifted and Brown: 2015 Seattle Post-Election Analysis

In South Seattle last week, a group of young politicos of color decided to offer their points of view on this year’s vote with an event titled, Young, Gifted and Brown: 2015 Seattle Post-Election Analysis. It was a packed house as they shared their opinions on engaging communities and candidates of color. Our own Sonya Green was a moderator alongside King 5 political reporter, Natalie Brand and South Seattle Emerald founder, Marcus Green.

The panelists included District 1, Seattle City Council Candidate and Honest Elections Campaign Manager, Brianna Thomas, Progressive Majority Executive Director, EJ Juárez, Washington Bus Development Director, Crystal Reed, King County Chief Deputy Assessor, Tre Maxie and Working Washington Executive Director, Sejal Parikh.

Here are a few excerpts from the event.

To view a video of the entire event, visit the Seattle Channel.

Freedom Rides of the 60’s to Protest Segregation

in 1961, civil rights activists boarded interstate buses, making trips throughout the American South, to protest segregation in bus terminals. The group started out with 13 people but many joined the movement. Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. was inspired to become a freedom rider and played a key role early on in the organizing of the Selma, Alabama voting rights campaign. KBCS’s Sonya Green interviewed Dr. Layfayette Jr. about his experiences as a freedom rider and civil rights leader, in this four-part series.

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Cynthia Lair: Food Life

KBCS News Director, Sonya Green interviewed author, educator and performer, Cynthia Lair about food. 

Cynthia Lair is the author of Feeding the Whole Family and Feeding the Whole Family and Sourdough on the Rise.  Lair founded the Nutrition & Culinary Arts degree program at Bastyr University, where she taught from 1994 to 2020.  

Producers: Sonya Green and Yuko Kodama

Photo: Cynthia Lair