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GiveBIG May 3rd

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April 25, 2016 - 10:00 pm

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign is a great way to increase the value of your donation to KBCS.

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91.3 KBCS Concert Club Contest: May

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January 1, 2016 - 1:01 am

Enter to win over a dozen pairs of tickets to upcoming concerts, including Gregory Porter, Jeff Beck, Shemekia Copeland, Pink Martini, The B-52s, Avett Brothers, The Bad Plus, Ben Harper, Neko Case, and Della Mae!

Enter to win here.

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Top Ten April 25th – May 1st:

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May 2, 2016 - 11:00 am

  1. Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop  Love Letter For Fire  (Sub Pop)
  2. Andrew Bird  Are You Serious  (Loma Vista)
  3. CéU  Tropix  (Six Degrees)
  4. Lake Street Dive  Side Pony  (Nonesuch)
  5. Anoushka Shankar  Land Of Gold  (Universal)
  6. Sturgill Simpson  A Sailor’s Guide to Earth  (Atlantic)
  7. The Bills  Trail of Tales  (Factor)
  8. The Cactus Blossoms  You’re Dreaming  (Red House)
  9. Laura Gibson  Empire Builder  (Barsuk)
  10. The Spinney Brothers  Living The Dream  (Mountain Fever)

Past Top Ten

Join our team, make great public media

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April 28, 2016 - 10:11 am

KBCS seeks a drive time music host. Bring your outstanding mic presence, eclectic music interests, and boundless charisma to a growing, independent, public radio station serving the greater Seattle metro.

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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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Dorian Wants Transit Policy Towards Disabled Persons to Change, Part 1

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March 24, 2016 - 1:01 pm

When Dorian has a smooth bus ride, it’s an experience to cherish. What’s the Flux producer, Mona Yeh, took a ride with Dorian to get a first-hand account of the experience. Here’s the dispatch. Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatch stories.

Happy 331st Birthday Bach

March 21, 2016 - 4:30 pm