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Top Ten September 22nd – 28th:

Weekly Top Ten

September 29, 2014 - 11:38 am

  1. various  Take Me To The River Soundtrack  (Stax / Concord)
  2. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  3. Mike Farris  Shine For All The People  (Compass)
  4. Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein  Viper’s Drag  (Impulse)
  5. Ruthie Foster  Promise of a Brand New Day  (Blue Corn)
  6. Taylor McFerrin  Early  Riser  (Brainfeeder)
  7. The Earls of Leicester  The Earls Of Leicester  (Rounder)
  8. The Bad Plus  Inevitable Western  (Sony)
  9. Dr. John  Ske-Dat-De-DatThe Spirit Of Satch  (Concord)
  10. Mark Erelli  Milltowns  (independent)

Past Top Ten

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Donate now and ask for the “museum pack”


September 26, 2014 - 6:08 am

When you donate to KBCS,  ask about our museum pack. It’s a hand-picked selection of passes to some of our favorite museums. We’d like to send one to you.

As the air gets cooler and the rain returns, it’s the best time to explore museums.

Donate now, feel good, and learn [...]

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Decibel Festival picks


September 23, 2014 - 3:15 pm

91.3 KBCS is proud to sponsor the 11th annual Decibel Festival of electronic music, visual art and media.  There is so much to chose from. If you can only attend a showcase or two, here are some KBCS DJ recommendations:

Atleee Treasure (City Soul)

  • Soul clap
  • Kaytranada
  • Falty DL

Ash Odedra [...]

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Addiction and Recovery

No Smoking sign

September 19, 2014 - 8:25 am

September is National Recovery Month and this week we talk with a number of experts about the different faces of addiction and recovery.

This week:

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Sickle Cell Awareness

Sickled and other red blood cells. Sickled and other red blood cells.

September 17, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Sickle cell disease is a disorder in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells that cannot move easily through blood vessels. Sickle cell anemia is the most common form of sickle cell disease. It mainly affects people of African, Asian and Mediterranean descent. We discuss sickle cell disease, treatment and challenges with Dr. Michael [...]

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New Perspectives on Immigration in the US

Statue of Liberty

September 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Last year, the United States deported nearly 370,000 people. That’s nine times the number 20 years ago.  Meanwhile, a recent study on trends in Mexico released by the Pew Research Center finds that 34% of its pool said they would like to migrate to the US.  Over 70% said top concerns [...]

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Free Nestora Salgado


August 29, 2014 - 5:19 pm

The Mexican government formed a special police force to protect businesses from kidnapping and extortion by criminal gangs. Organized crime has become a rampant concern in the indigenous villages of Mexico as has been the case in El Salvador, Nicaragua and other parts of Central America. U.S. naturalized citizen, Nestora Salgado was seized without an [...]

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Women’s Equality Day

equality cake

August 29, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Women’s Equality Day is August 26th. It marks the day in 1920 when women were officially given the right to vote as part of the US constitution. We feature local perspectives on feminism

  • recent University of Washington graduate,  Hamdi Mohammed
  • Founder of the immigrant advocacy organization, One America and a candidate for state Senate,  [...]

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