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Life lessons learned on the bus

Tacoma artist, Lynn DiNino shares her story at WTFlux: Unmute the Commute on Thursday, April 21. Tacoma artist, Lynn DiNino shares her story at WTFlux: Unmute the Commute on Thursday, April 21.

May 12, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Our WTFlux team learned at our April event that when you “unmute the commute”, you can learn a lot. From having conversations to strangers to people watching that inspires art, there are many life lessons that can be learned. In this excerpt from the event, you hear Seattle bus chick, Carla Saulter, artist, Lynn DiNino

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Music of the Moment: May

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May 8, 2016 - 10:06 pm

Check out these five new albums we’re loving right now.

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
Anoushka Shankar – Land of Gold
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – Love Letter For Fire
Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate – Monistic Theory
Gregory Porter – Take Me To The Alley

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My America

Sisters, Dr. Georgia McDade and bus driver, Mary Stewart share stories about their America at a WTFlux event at Taste of the Carribean in Seattle. Sisters, Dr. Georgia McDade and bus driver, Mary Stewart share stories about their America at a WTFlux event at Taste of the Carribean in Seattle.

May 5, 2016 - 8:01 am

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.

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April 28, 2016 - 10:11 am

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

Wheelchair user, Dorian Taylor meets with King County Metro representative, Tim Flanagan on the bus. Wheelchair user, Dorian Taylor meets with King County Metro representative, Tim Flanagan on the bus.

April 28, 2016 - 7:00 am

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. After her story aired, King County Metro contacted Dorian to hold a meeting with their ADA Compliance Officer. The

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Transit Access for the DeafBlind Community, Part 2

Chris Loomis waiting on the bus in Seattle. Chris Loomis waiting on the bus in Seattle.

April 21, 2016 - 7:00 am

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.

Transit Access for the DeafBlind Community, Part 1

April 14, 2016 - 7:00 am

Daily commuting activities such as crossing the street, boarding a bus, and knowing where to get off – become part of a completely different world for those in the deaf-blind community. Seattle has perhaps one of the largest and most active DeafBlind communities in the country. Producer, Mona Yeh and correspondent, Yuko Kodama spent time learning more about issues around access and mobility for people in this community through the Lighthouse for the Blind Seattle. They spent time with Debra Kahn communicating through two tactile American Sign Language interpreters, who alternated every 15 minutes. Watch the video below and here more of Debra’s story here.

Transit Access for the DeafBlind community from 91.3 KBCS on Vimeo.

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

Emily’s Bike & Bus Commute

Emily gets her bike ready to put on the bus bike rack. Emily gets her bike ready to put on the bus bike rack.

April 12, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Emily Campbell enjoys her bike to bus commute just the way it is. Driving a car is not an option she likes or thinks about. In fact, Emily says even if she won the lottery, she’d buy a car but still take the bus. Correspondent Whitney Henry Lester rode along with Emily and brings you

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Unmute the Commute: Stories from the Bus

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April 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Join us for an evening of stories and community around a central shared experience: riding the bus. What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches is a series through 91.3 KBCS that captures first-hand accounts of this community through the lens of people who commute using the bus. This interactive event will feature both audio and live stories,

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A View From the Bus Driver’s Seat

King County Metro transit operator, Janice Rapier. King County Metro transit operator, Janice Rapier.

March 31, 2016 - 9:37 am

Waking up before the sun rises and driving a big machine are two things Janice Rapier likes to do. After 30 years of perfecting this routine as a part-time transit operator for King County Metro Transit, Janice appreciates the perks of driving a bus. And she especially likes the fact that it’s one profession where

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