January 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm
By John Stang
A bill to increase Washington’s minimum wage cleared the House Labor Committee Thursday by a 4-3 party-line vote.
The Democrats’ committee victory means that Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D- Seattle, now has to nail down 50 votes to for her bill to pass the full House. It would increase Washington’s minimum wage [...]
January 28, 2015 - 8:33 am
KBCS needs phone volunteers September 26-October 5, 2014. Please read on for more information about how to get involved.
January 28, 2015 - 6:33 am
We have a very rich history of labor union activity in the Pacific Northwest. We highlight Carlos Bulosan and the immigrant Filipino and Filipino American labor organizing community.
News Director, Sonya Green interviews the following guests at the KBCS studios:
- Conor Casey – University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Labor Archivist
- Joaquin Uy [...]
January 28, 2015 - 2:00 am
About 7200 prisoners are released from Washington state prisons each year. Of those released, 30% end up back behind bars. The IF Project provides a mentorship program started by Seattle detectives in 2008. The program provides a volunteer mentor to support and assist incarcerated individuals when they’re released from prison.
KBCS Producer, Yuko Kodama [...]
January 26, 2015 - 1:48 pm
Showing more 12th Man pride this week. Go Hawks!
- Heroes Of The Dancefloor Shelter (independent)
- Eric Bibb Blues People (Stony Plain)
- Latin Bitman Airplane (Nacional)
- various artists Favourite Scottish Songs (Greentrax)
- T Bird & The Breaks Harmonizm (independent)
- The Gibson Brothers Brotherhood (Rounder)
- Paul Kelly The Merri Soul Sessions (GawdAggie)
- Anne McCue Blue Sky Thinkin’ (Flying Machine)
- The Stray Birds Best Medicine (Yep Roc)
- Peter Joseph Burtt And The Kingtide Bone To Stone (Sparco)
- Tosca Outta Here (!K7)
- Centavrvs Sombras de Oro (Nacional)
January 26, 2015 - 12:25 pm
1968 Olympian, author and Olympic Project for Human Rights organizer, Dr. John Carlos and author and sports writer, Dave Zirin talk sports and politics. Dr John Carlos authored his memoir with Dave Zirin, “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World.” That moment is when Olympic medal winners in [...]
January 26, 2015 - 9:49 am
By John Stang
A bill to regulate the gathering of information by private drone aircraft is poised for a takeoff in the Washington House.
The legislation introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, faced no opposition at a hearing on Wednesday. It could receive a vote in the House Technology & Economic Development Committee [...]
January 23, 2015 - 11:18 am
By John Stang.
Jean Godden used to be one off six columnists for the now-closed Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. The other five were men. Then, Godden, who is now a Seattle City Council member, found out she was the lowest paid of the six.
That made her angry.
“I don’t want another woman to face the [...]
January 22, 2015 - 9:54 am
By John Stang.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to make Washington the first state with a legal smoking age of 21.