Jina Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish, 22 year old woman, was killed in custody of Iran’s morality police on September 16th last year, sparking an uprising led by Iranian women, and supported by ethnic and minority groups.
As the anniversary of Amini’s death nears, Iranian American women in Washington state share their experiences in Iran before they moved here. They also share how the Woman, Life, Freedom Uprising has affected them.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo: Feminists for Jina
Events in observance of one year anniversary of Jina Mahsa Amini’s death and beginning of Woman, Life Freedom uprising
Peyvand and NPO is co-hosting a vigil and poetry event
Sunday, September 17th
University of Washington Campus Red Square – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
The KBCS Elections 2018 coverage takes a look at the State Senate race for Washington’s 30th legislative district which covers Federal Way and borders Pierce County.
“The Future of Commuting” is already here, reads many headlines today. But what does that really look like? Today on Unmute the Commute, we explore one of these futures – that is already a reality in Seattle. Produced by Jennie Cecil-Moore.
Rural transit infrastructure is quite different than what urban centers have access to. Today on Unmute the Commute, come with us on a ride to Moses Lake, Washington. Produced by Esmy Jimenez.
Community organizer and independent journalist, Rosa Clemente was a keynote speaker at the Washington State Faculty of Color Conference earlier this month.
Parts 1 & 2 – Rosa Clemente explains what people of color face in academia
Part 3 & 4 – Rosa Clemente speaks about the history of the US/Puerto Rico relationship and how this plays out in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.
KBCS brings you local elections coverage: unique and essential interviews with local candidates. Visit our Elections 2017 page to find audio and extra content.
Bellevue City Council Position Number 4 is an open seat. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Bellevue City Council candidates Jared Nieuwenhuis and Karol Brown. They are running for Bellevue City Council Position 4.
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.
It’s not often that school-age children get to experience the bounty of food grown on farms in Seattle’s fertile neighboring valleys. “Farm to table” is best known as a culinary experience at high end restaurants. One after-school and pre-school care program is turning that around. Not only are they sourcing locally grown food with the help of a start-up to “bridge the gap between fields and kitchens”, they’re working to make sure staff know how to cook with the valleys unique ripe and ready produce. Martha Baskin has the story.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like for veterans to get around town? For this week’s Unmute the Commute, ride along with us to the VA center in Seattle. Produced by Casey Martin. (more…)