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Sarah Vaughan Pt 1: How She Got Into Singing

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April 25, 2017 - 2:25 pm

Jazz singer, Sarah Vaughan is one of the most notable vocalists of the 20th century. But she wasn’t known for her vocal talent growing up. Find out how Sassy got her groove in the 1920’s with Yuko Kodama’s interview with local jazz historian and writer, Elaine Hayes. Hayes’s book, Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of

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US drops Massive Bomb in Afghanistan


April 25, 2017 - 10:07 am

On April 13th, the US dropped a massive bomb in Afghanistan. Reports are that some locals thought a nuclear bomb had been used on them. Yes! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Yes! Magazine Senior Editor, James Trimarco about the impacts of the bombing.

Unmute the Commute: Poetry on Buses


April 24, 2017 - 11:34 pm

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

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Roma Women – A Struggle For Social Justice


April 22, 2017 - 1:51 pm

The Romany are a minority group who’ve been persecuted for centuries throughout Europe. In the US, our exposure to the Roma is often through their art of flamenco music and dance. Belen Maya is a professional Flamenco Dancer from Spain. She comes from a family of flamenco dancers, and Roma blood.  Maya shares how she

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Seattle’s Tax March


April 22, 2017 - 1:25 pm

On April 15th, thousands of Seattle protesters held a Tax March asking President Trump to finally release his tax returns. While the White House said no one cares about the President’s tax returns, more than 180 communities across the country held marches. In Seattle, the activists had more than tax returns to talk about, including

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Seattle’s March for Science


April 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

One of many groups troubled by the Trump administration’s policies is Scientists. On April 22nd, scientists around the nation are marching for science. One of the organizers for Seattle’s March for Science is Dr. Jennifer Pang, and she spoke with KBCS’s Ruth Bly about Saturday’s local march.

Nature: A Tree’s Cambium Layer

Photo Courtesy of David Marvin Photo Courtesy of David Marvin

April 17, 2017 - 1:42 pm

We go outside to talk about the life force of trees.  The circulation of tons of fluid in them called the Cambium layer.  KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Seward Park Audubon Center lead naturalist Ed Dominguez.   Photo: Courtesy of David Marvin

Nature: Owl Vometorium

Photo Courtesy of James Mann Photo Courtesy of James Mann

April 17, 2017 - 1:29 pm

We take you out to an owl vometorium.  The place owls go to do their daily duty of sitting on the throne and coughing up the remains of the night before. Seward Park Audubon Center lead naturalist, Ed Dominguez treks through the park with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama. Photo: Courtesy of James Mann

Unmute the Commute: A Methadone Ride


April 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm

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

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Hunger Strike at Tacoma’s Immigration Detention Center


April 13, 2017 - 9:56 am

In Tacoma, detainees at the immigration detention center are continuing their hunger strike. They’ve stopped working at the facility, making phone calls, purchasing from the commissary and sleeping in addition to not eating. Demands to GEO, the private firm operating the detention center are better pay to run the facility, better food, access to healthcare

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