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July 6, 2017 - 9:26 pm

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KBCS News and Ideas


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.

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Local Opinions on Law Enforcement


July 24, 2017 - 11:29 am

KBCS’s David Joseph asked some local residents about how they feel about law enforcement. They share some of their experiences and opinions about how well the local police have been doing their job.

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Nature: Horsetail


July 21, 2017 - 11:56 am

This KBCS nature segment focuses on the horsetail plant, a local plant which has been around since dinosaurs walked the earth. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama took a walk through Seattle’s Seward Park with Ed Dominguez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, to discuss the unique characteristics of this plant. Included in the discussion is the fact that horsetail plants reproduce with spores and is sometimes eaten by bears.

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West Coast Climate Change Activism


July 19, 2017 - 11:25 am

Recently, activists on the west coast have been making a difference on climate change. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with investigative reporter Arun Gupta about how these activists are playing a major role in determining the fate of the of fossil fuel industry in the west coast. They discuss the progress of the movement and how society can adapt to using less fossil fuels.

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Local Food: San Juan Island Sea Salt


July 14, 2017 - 12:32 pm

San Juan Island Sea Salt is a local sea salt farm on Seattle’s San Juan Island.  In this KBCS local food segment, the company’s founder Brady Ryan explains how sea salt is farmed and how it differs from table salt.

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Nature: Chickadee


July 14, 2017 - 12:32 pm

This KBCS nature segment focuses on a small bird found locally, the Chickadee. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama joins Ed Dominguez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist at Seattle’s Seward Park, to find out about the unique characteristics of the two types of Chickadees found in the Seattle area: the Black-capped Chickadee and the Chestnut-backed Chickadee. Also included in the discussion is the fact that Chickadees actually add to their brain cell mass in the fall, in order to remember seed locations. In spring, their brains will shrink back.

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Charleena Lyles Healing Ceremony

Charleena Lyles Healing

July 11, 2017 - 10:49 pm

Seattle continues to grapple with the police killing of Charleena Lyles, the pregnant black woman gunned down after she reported a burglary to the Seattle Police Department.  On July 2nd 2017, a local nonprofit held a healing ceremony for the black community at Seattle’s Seward Park, and KBCS’s Casey Martin was there.

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Forgiveness: Interviews From the Streets of Seattle


July 10, 2017 - 11:48 am

Every year on July 7th is Global Forgiveness Day; a day to reflect on forgiveness, how to forgive, and how to be forgiven. In light of this recent celebration, KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi spoke with people on the streets of Seattle about forgiveness, what it means to them, and the impact it has had in their lives.

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Nature: Rabbits


July 10, 2017 - 11:44 am

In this nature segment we explore the world of rabbits as KBCS’s Yuko Kodama takes a walk in Seattle’s Seward Park with Ed Dominguez, Audubon Lead Naturalist. They discuss the difference between hares and rabbits and some of the characteristics of the cottontail rabbit.

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The Impact of a High School “Lunch Lady”


July 7, 2017 - 10:38 am

Do you ever catch yourself questioning how you can possibly make a difference in another person’s life? Lunch lady Valerie Galmish is retiring from being the lunchroom manager at Bellevue’s Big Picture School. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with her about her work, and Galmish shares why she is so passionate about grasping each opportunity to connect with the students she serves.

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Music Of The Moment – July 2017


July 6, 2017 - 3:36 pm

Summer in Seattle has arrived along with some great new music to add to your summer soundtrack and explore the Music of the Moment here and live at 91.3 KBCS. Meklit Hadero – When the People Move, the Music Moves, Too It’s not every day that mere mortals, such as ourselves, get to dance to

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