May 18, 2015 - 11:50 am
- Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha/Sony)
- The Very Best Makes a King (Moshi Moshi)
- Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
- Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds)
- Bettye LaVette Worthy (Cherry Red)
- Laura Marling Short Movie (Ribbon)
- Grant Dermody Sun Might Shine on Me (independent)
- Lila Downs Balas y Chocolate (Sony)
- Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third (Sunday Best)
- Axel Krygier Hombre de Piedra (Crammed Discs)
May 8, 2015 - 11:00 am
By John Stang Senate Democrats and supporters made a symbolic push Thursday to get a state voting rights act to the Washington Senate floor. The legislation appears doomed for 2015. Technically, though, two similar bills are in play, one sponsored by Sen. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirkland and the other by Rep. Luis Moscoso, D-Mountlake Terrace. The
May 4, 2015 - 9:26 am
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May 1, 2015 - 3:20 pm
5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:
1. Sam Lewis Waiting On You (Brash) – The sophomore recording from this Nashville transplant brims with sweet country-soul reminiscent of Van Morrison, with an added dash of John Prine. The album is full of Nashville luminaires- Darrell Scott, Kenny Vaughan, Will Kimbrough, Gabe Dixon, the McCrary Sisters and Oliver Wood (who co-produced the album). All in all, this is a beautiful record.
2. The Honeycutters Me Oh My (Organic) – Amanda Platt has taken the reins of this North Carolina band and created their best album to date. If you are a fan of excellent country music, you’ll want to put a copy of Me Oh My in your music collection for sure.
3. Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds) – It’s hard to believe Eilen is already on her 7th studio album, but here it is and she continues to put out soulful, country music that feels like home no matter where you’re from. In 2012 Eilen moved back to Boise. This album gives an intimate picture of her hometown and reflects on Southern Idaho with wise eyes.
April 30, 2015 - 11:16 am
Animals, as pets can bring an invaluable benefit to our lives. And for some, animals can be a lifeline. This week we look at the back story on guide dogs as a source of navigation and safety for thousands of people with visual impairments across the country. We also feature how horses can help in
April 27, 2015 - 7:00 am
By John Stang Heavy on trains and pipelines, but no Puget Sound oil spill prevention measures. That about sums up a Washington House-Senate compromise on their competing oil transportation safety bills. The Senate passed the compromise, 46-0, on Friday. Shortly after, the measure got a resounding 95-1 Yes from the House. “It’s an above-average bill,”
April 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
Wednesday, April 20th is Earth Day. This week we get Northwest perspectives on how the coal and oil industry affects us all. Guests include:
- Meg Matthews, spokesperson for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. Information at CoalToCleanWA.org
- Rebecca Ponzio, Oil Campaign Director for the Washington Environmental Council. More info at WECProtects.org
- Jewell James, Coal Manager of the Lummi Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office. Visit PowerPastCoal.org for more information
- Robin Everett, Sierra Club organizer. More at CoalFreeWashington.org
April 20, 2015 - 8:14 am