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Caravan

Food & Culture in the African American Tradition

Fruits & Vegetables

February 25, 2015 - 10:41 am

The definition of soul food is changing in the African American community. And that change is in part because of African American chefs and bakers consciously creating awareness with diverse healthy food options. We talk to three chefs hoping to make a difference in what we eat and how we eat. Tarik Abdullah is [...]

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Top Ten February 16th – 22nd:

Weekly Top Ten

February 23, 2015 - 1:36 pm

  1. Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch)
  2. Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph)
  3. The Decemberists  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World  (Capitol)
  4. Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red)
  5. Doug Seegers  Going Down To The River                 (Rounder)
  6. various artists  Putumayo Presents: Café del Mundo  (Putumayo)
  7. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  8. Flight Facilities  Down To Earth  (Glass Note)
  9. Robert Earl Keen  Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions  (Dualtone)
  10. Amy Speace  That Kind of Girl  (WindBone)

Past Top Ten

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Bring back the Washington State Presidential Primary

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February 20, 2015 - 8:00 am

By  Top Story Network

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman wants to resurrect the Washington State Presidential Primary. Top Story Network’s Robert Mak has the story.

Click here for more 2015 Olympia coverage.

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Education is not a crime

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February 19, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Baha’i’s are a religious minority in Iran. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Baha’i’s have been persecuted in Iran for teaching and studying. An international campaign, Education is Not a Crime, launches on February 27 to shed light on the plight of Iranian Baha’i’s. A documentary, To Light A Candle shows [...]

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Bill seeks to let majority approve passage of school bond measures

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February 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm

By John Stang

A needed boost to fix old schools? Or sore losers wanting to change the rules?

Those were some of the ways that speakers at a legislative hearing Monday described a bill by Rep. Mia Gregerson, D-SeaTac, and Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, to ease the passage of school bond measures. Their bill calls [...]

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Muslim group calls for apology by legislator for his remarks

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February 16, 2015 - 4:00 pm

By John Stang

An organization of American Muslims said Thursday that Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, should apologize publicly for saying it is a subsidiary of violent Middle East groups.

In reply, Haler issued a press release saying he has apologized twice in private for his remarks.

The controversy dates back to a Jan. 14 hearing [...]

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Black Prison Organizing During the Civil Rights Era

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February 16, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Black activism and prison organizing go hand in hand according to University of Washington, Bothell, Professor Dan Berger’s book, Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era. In the book, Berger explores how prisoners used jail to shine the light on racial oppression and what it means to be free.  KBCS News Director, [...]

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Senate negotiators come up with bipartisan plan for transportation

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February 16, 2015 - 2:02 pm

By John Stang

It took 22 months to gestate. But a bipartisan $15.1 billion Washington Senate transportation package with an 11.7-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike was unveiled Thursday.

Now the question is whether enough senators in both the Republican and Democratic caucuses will actually vote for the package, designed to run 16 years.

“From my perspective, [...]

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$12 minimum wage bill passes its first hurdle

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January 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm

By John Stang

A bill to increase Washington’s minimum wage cleared the House Labor Committee Thursday by a 4-3 party-line vote.

The Democrats’ committee victory means that Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D- Seattle, now has to nail down 50 votes to for her bill to pass the full House. It would increase Washington’s minimum wage [...]

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Carlos Bulosan and Filipino American Activism

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January 28, 2015 - 6:33 am

We have a very rich history of labor union activity in the Pacific Northwest.  We highlight Carlos Bulosan and the immigrant Filipino and Filipino American labor organizing community.

News Director, Sonya Green interviews the following guests at the KBCS studios:

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