February 17, 2017 - 9:35 am
Discover unique and essential conversations about the people who make up our community. Explore local social issues, navigate your commute, and explore simple ideas that will help you make the world a better place. The KBCS audio ideas archive is just a click away.
June 21, 2017 - 11:47 am
Naomi Wachira is a Kenyan-American music artist living in Yakima today. KBCS’s Sonya Green asked Wachira about her approach to music at our studios a few years ago. Also included in this segment is Naomi Wachira’s new release “Heart of a Man”. Naomi Wachira will be performing at SoFar in Seattle on June 29th.
June 20, 2017 - 9:39 pm
The grand opening of Seattle’s new Jimi Hendrix Park happened earlier this month. Conversations about dedicating the park to the guitar legend started 11 years ago. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Maisha Barnett, Project Manager for the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation, about the new park.
June 19, 2017 - 1:59 pm
Do you know what the most dangerous street in all of Seattle is? Chances are you’re thinking of Aurora, or maybe Lake City Way. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s Rainier Ave S. And, you may be even more surprised to learn how extensive the problem is – on average, there are 1.5 traffic collisions each day on Rainier Ave S. On today’s Unmute the Commute, this is Part 1 in a 2-part series. Today, walk with us down Rainier Ave. Produced by Hebah Fisher.
June 19, 2017 - 9:59 am
Is is possible for electric rail trains to transport freight and distribute renewable energy? YES! Magazine senior editor Stephen Miller has been looking into new proposals for a nationwide electric rail. He speaks with YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason about the concept being promoted by a local organization on Vashon Island.
June 13, 2017 - 3:04 pm
The anti-Sharia protest and its counter-protest in downtown Seattle on Saturday was a face-off of a smaller group of anti-Sharia protestors and a colorful and loud, larger group of counter-protesters. Between the two groups was a zone of about 50 feet lined with rows of police. It was a noisy affair with counter-protestors blaring horns and the sound of a train whistle. Listen to our series on what Sharia is, as shared by the people who attend the protest and counter-protest.
June 12, 2017 - 6:43 pm
Ramadan, the month where Muslims fast, is May-June this year. For this week’s Unmute the Commute, we tagged along with some fasting Muslims for their daily commute to the mosque for dinner and prayers. Produced by Hebah Fisher. Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s