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91.3 KBCS Concert Club Contest: October


August 29, 2015 - 1:01 am

You could win tickets to over a dozen upcoming shows, including Patti Griffin, Collective Soul, Sturgill Simpson, Hugh Masekela, Public Image Limited and Taj Mahal!

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Nature Deficit Disorder


October 9, 2015 - 10:59 am

It’s no surprise that the natural environment affects our nervous system and bodies in positive ways, yet kids today spend more than seven hours a day in front of entertainment media and an average of a half an hour outside. We highlight the power and benefits of nature on us this week. Episode 1: Hilarie

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Top Ten September 28 – October 4:

Weekly Top Ten

October 5, 2015 - 10:56 am

  1. The Souljazz Orchestra Resistance (Strut)
  2. Los Lobos Gates Of Gold (429-)
  3. Nneka My Fairy Tales (Bushqueen)
  4. Steep Canyon Rangers Radio (Rounder)
  5. Shawn Colvin Uncovered (Fantasy)
  6. Andra Day Cheers To The Fall (Warner Bros.)
  7. Rita Hosking Frankie and the No-Go Road (Independent)
  8. Lianne La Havas Blood (Nonesuch)
  9. Lindi Ortega Faded Gloryville (Last Gang)
  10. Dale Watson Call Me Insane (Red House)

Past Top Ten

Music of the Moment October 2015

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October 2, 2015 - 4:53 pm

5 new releases every music fan should check out:

1. Dave Rawlings Machine  Nashville Obsolete  (Acony) – Rawlings is half of the duo that performs as Gillian Welch and this is the 2nd release under his name. With only 7 tracks listed, you may think you’re not getting a full album, but it’s over 45 minutes of music full of their languid tempos and stretched out, slightly surreal, folk songs. Their music is made for careful listening so put your headphones on and lose yourself in the music.

2. Rita Hosking  Frankie & The No-Go Road  (Independent) – This is a concept album inspired by mythologist Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. Rita is an incredibly talented songwriter. She also did all the wonderful illustrations on the CD case and liner notes. Musically, the album moves smoothly between acoustic country, folk and Americana, always rooted by Rita’s superb voice.

3. Donnie Fritts  Oh My Goodness  (Single Lock) – Funky Donnie Fritts is a musician’s musician; an unknown legend who played on tons of classic Muscle Shoals records and recorded with Kristofferson, Prine, Nelson, and Jennings to name a scant few. He’s a terrific songwriter and 

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Scary prom songs


October 2, 2015 - 4:49 pm

91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club present a telekinetic evening of tunes about mean kids, crazy moms, and one young woman with badass super powers, inspired by the Stephen King horror classic Carrie, October 31st at Hale’s Palladium.

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Bellevue College and Washington State University: a New Partnership


September 18, 2015 - 11:53 am

Bellevue College and Washington State University are discussing a future partnership between the two schools. Currently a handful of online two-year and four-year degrees are offered jointly by BC and WSU, but the new relationship is planned to be more expansive and provide more opportunities to future students. Earlier this month two town hall meetings

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Today’s Native Activism

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September 1, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Our region’s Native community is vibrant, and a force to be reckoned with.  From art and education, to  social services and political advocacy, we feature some of the leaders empowering the Native experience. Episode 1 - Last October, local Lakota activist, and Co-founder of the blog, Last Real Indians Matt Remle made a breakthrough in Seattle with the

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