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GiveBIG – Tuesday, May 6th!

Give BIG 2014

April 1, 2014 - 8:15 am

Mark Tuesday, May 6th on your calendar – that’s the day you can GiveBIG to KBCS. The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign is a fun way to increase the value of your donation to KBCS.

Each credit or debit card donation made to KBCS through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website on May 6th will [...]

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Volunteer for GiveBIG

April 17, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Membership Drive

91.3 KBCS is listener-supported, public radio. The vast majority of our operating budget comes directly from listeners. To raise that support, we hold on-air membership drives each year, as well as year-round membership relations. We are always in need of volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges during pledge drives.

Sign [...]

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Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington

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April 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. However, long before Robinson was a household name, baseball was a part of the fabric of many African American communities. A new exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum, Pitch Black: African American Baseball in [...]

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Finding Hillywood

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April 14, 2014 - 1:39 pm

The Rwandan genocide began claiming up to a million lives in April 20 years ago. Today, we highlight a documentary film based in Rwanda called Finding Hillywood. It’s created by a local director, Leah Warshawski and the film focuses on the vibrant Rwandan film industry today.  We talk about this film and take a [...]

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Top Ten April 7th – 13th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 14, 2014 - 12:06 pm

  1. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  2. Bibi Tanga  Now  (Jazz Village)
  3. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars  Libation  (Cumbancha)
  4. Naomi Wachira  Naomi Wachira  (independent)
  5. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (JazzVillage)
  6. Caetano Veloso  Abraçaço  (Universal)
  7. Eliza Gilkyson  The Nocturne Diaries  (Red House)
  8. Infamous Stringdusters  Let It Go  (Highcountry)
  9. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  10. The Seldom Scene  Long Time… Seldom Scene  (Smithsonian Folkways)

Past Top Ten

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Music of the Moment:

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April 4, 2014 - 9:22 am

Five new releases that we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Rodney Crowell Tarpaper Sky (New West) – Rodney continues to pen deceptively simple songs that hold brilliant nuggets of wisdom.

May you always stay in touch with the things That keep you young. When you’re staring at [...]

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Donate A Vehicle to KBCS!

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April 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

KBCS has good news for you! Whether your vehicle is running or not, you can make a tax-deductible donation of your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, tractor, scooter, snowmobile, boat, and yes, even jet ski, to community radio. Use this convenient online form or call 877-411-3662 for more information about making a vehicle donation to [...]

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Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices for National Poetry Month

Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown. Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown.

April 1, 2014 - 3:06 pm

April is National Poetry Month. This month KBCS in partnership with Jack Straw Productions and the Institute for Poetic Medicine (IPM ) in Palo Alto, CA will air “Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices”.

This project highlights the voices of Foster High School students. The students learn to tell their stories with direction from [...]

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