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March 30, 2015 - 1:46 pm

Lila emissary of Uncle Meghabhuti, Funkscribe, Atlee Treasure, J-Justice, and Greg D’Elia will take up residence at The Musicquarium Lounge, April 24th, for “Friday Night Live.” Come by for some booty-shaking with your favorite KBCS jocks.

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Bushwick Book Club: Steve Martin’s Born Standing Up


March 30, 2015 - 12:36 pm

91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club present a wild and crazy evening of music and madcap antics inspired by Steve Martin’s memoir Born Standing Up, at Dusty Strings, Friday, April, 3rd.

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Top Ten March 23rd – 29th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 30, 2015 - 11:28 am

  1. Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  2. Pops Staples Don’t Lose This (Anti/Epitaph)
  3. Bettye LaVette Worthy (Cherry Red)
  4. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith (Ramseur)
  5. Mark Knopfler Tracker (Verve)
  6. Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO)
  7. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third (Sunday Best)
  8. D’Angelo & The Vanguard Black Messiah (RCA)
  9. The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Capitol)
  10. Joe Pug Windfall (Lightning Rod)

Past Top Ten

House Democrats ready to offer a state budget plan

The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia. The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia.

March 25, 2015 - 1:37 pm

By John Stang

The Washington House Democrats plan to unveil their 2015-2017 operating budget proposal on Friday, which will start to point to how this legislative session will really go.

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Child Abuse

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March 18, 2015 - 2:03 pm

In 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services reported an estimated four children die every day as a result of child abuse.  Listen to a number of perspectives and personal experiences of child abuse and child sexual assault in this series. The hotline for the Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse is

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The Steel Wheels live on Music+Ideas with Sean Donovan

March 16, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Tacoma Immigration Detention Center Protest Update

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March 13, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Last March, hundreds of detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma performed a hunger strike. It was the first of two more at the Tacoma Northwest detention center and at immigration detention centers in Texas and Alabama. Today we get the update on conditions of the immigration detention center in Tacoma today and on

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Remembering Rachel Corrie and continuing her work

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March 9, 2015 - 5:55 pm

In March of 2003, 23 year old peace activist from Olympia Washington, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition. Just last month, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to decade-long legal proceedings on whether the Israeli army

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Praise for Selma march, but no action on election bill

The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia. The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia.

March 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm

By John Stang

Amid universal praise for the Selma civil rights march, Washington’s Republican and Democratic senators passed a resolution commending the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for leading the historic walk 50 years ago this week.

Then the Senate’s minority Democrats took the occasion to try to bring a stalled election bill — tailored to provide greater representation for people of color — to the full Senate floor. The Majority Coalition Caucus of 25 Republicans and one Democrat immediately defeated the attempt.

Black Lives Matter

BLM #2

March 9, 2015 - 12:38 pm

On Music & Ideas host Sonya Green discusses Black Lives Matter and more with author, Green Party US Senate candidate and Seattle chapter Black Panther Party co-founder Aaron Dixon. Dixon is also the author of My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain. We are also joined by Seattle King County NAACP President,

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