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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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Unmute the Commute: Three Blocks from Home

This Unmute the Commute is about pedestrian safety in two chapters. Produced by Hebah Fisher.

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Unmute the Commute is a weekly series featuring stories that move you.

Unmute the Commute: the Kent Food Desert

Kicking off Season III of Unmute the Commute with a ride along to the Kent Food desert.

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series featuring stories that move you.

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Unmute the Commute: My Family and My Bus

May 15 is the International Day of Families as recognised by the United Nations. Today we celebrate all caregivers in families – parents, grandparents, siblings… all parental figures! For this week’s Unmute the Commute story, here is a parent who believes in raising her family on the bus. Produced by Hebah Fisher.

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.

Unmute the Commute: Building a House with a Bike

What if you biked everywhere? On today’s Unmute the Commute, meet Fred Miller. Produced by Hebah Fisher. Story discovered through King County Metro’s Just One Trip campaign.

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.

Unmute the Commute: Poetry on Buses

Remember seeing poetry on King County and Sound Transit buses a few years ago? After a brief hiatus, Poetry on Buses coordinated by 4Culture returns this Monday 24 April to the Puget Sound. KBCS’s Casey Martin brings us this week’s Unmute the Commute story.

For more details about the Poetry on Buses project, including the launch party Monday 24 April at the Moore Theatre, visit poetryonbuses.org.

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.

Unmute the Commute: A Methadone Ride

Public health officials have called the opiate epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history – with overdose deaths nearly tripling since 1999. About 50 years ago, clinics starting treating opiate addiction with methadone, or controlled doses of an opiate to slowly wean patients off of their addiction. On today’s Unmute the Commute, we ride along with a methadone patient. Story produced by Hans Anderson.

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.

Finding Love on the Bus

Love is in the air. And maybe at your bus stop. Our WTFlux team went in search of love stories. They met Troy who met his future wife on the bus. They also met Alper and Amanda who’s shared bus route led to their romance. Robbin Block, Yuko Kodama and Mona Yeh produced this segment, which was originally broadcast on February 14, 2016.

Troy shared the video of his bus proposal to Christy.

Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches stories.

My America

In April, the What’s the Flux team held a listening party in Seattle. It featured many voices including sisters Dr. Georgia McDade and Mary Stewart. They both gave a description of the America they live in.

Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatch stories.

Dorian Wants Transit Policy Towards Disabled Persons to Change, Part 2

We introduced you to Dorian Taylor, a wheelchair user and regular bus-rider who’s experienced challenges with nearly every single ride. Dorian wants to change transit policy to better address the needs of the wheelchair user community.
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Transit Access for the DeafBlind Community, Part 2

We continue our exploration of issues around access and mobility for people in the DeafBlind community with Chris Loomis. Producer, Mona Yeh and correspondent Yuko Kodama spent time at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. in Seattle to learn more. Here’s the dispatch.

Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatch stories.