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Dr. John Carlos and Dave Zirin on sports and politics

John Carlos (right) and Tommie Smith raise their fists at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Peter Norman (left) wore an OPHR (Olympic Project for Human Rights) badge in support. John Carlos (right) and Tommie Smith raise their fists at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Peter Norman (left) wore an OPHR (Olympic Project for Human Rights) badge in support.

January 23, 2015 - 11:25 am

1968 Olympian, author and Olympic Project for Human Rights organizer, Dr. John Carlos and author and sports writer, Dave Zirin talk sports and politics. Dr John Carlos authored his memoir with Dave Zirin, “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World.” That moment is when Olympic medal winners in [...]

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Lawmakers look to help women get fair pay

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

January 23, 2015 - 11:18 am

By John Stang.

Jean Godden used to be one off six columnists for the now-closed Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. The other five were men. Then, Godden, who is now a Seattle City Council member, found out she was the lowest paid of the six.

That made her angry.

“I don’t want another woman to face the [...]

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Attorney General: Make legal smoking age 21

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

January 22, 2015 - 9:54 am

By John Stang.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to make Washington the first state with a legal smoking age of 21.

To back him up, Sen. Mark Miloscia, R-Federal Way, and Rep Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, on Wednesday introduced bills to do so in the Senate and in the House. Both Miloscia and [...]

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2 key senators are optimistic about new pot legislation

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

January 21, 2015 - 11:26 am

By John Stang.

Two influential state senators expressed optimism Tuesday about achieving a merger of the state’s medical marijuana and recreational pot systems.

Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, spelled out details of what she plans to put into her soon-to-be-filed marijuana bill, describing it as complementary to an existing bill by Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La [...]

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Governor Jay Inslee’s State of the State

Governor Jay Inslee at the State of the State
Photo courtesy: John Stang Governor Jay Inslee at the State of the State Photo courtesy: John Stang

January 21, 2015 - 11:07 am

By John Stang.

Olympia’s Republicans slammed Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed carbon emissions controls several ways — including opposing Inslee’s proposal to funnel some money from polluters into an unfunded working family tax rebate program.

They were responding to the governor’s annual State Of The State speech given on Tuesday, January 13, where Inslee covered themes [...]

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Top Ten January 12th – 18th:

Weekly Top Ten

January 19, 2015 - 12:20 pm

To celebrate the Seahawk’s advancement to the 49th Superbowl, we have a top 12 for this week.

  1. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  2. Heroes Of The Dancefloor  Shelter (independent)
  3. Tosca  Outta Here  (!K7)
  4. Latin Bitman  Airplane  (Nacional)
  5. The Stray Birds  Best Medicine  (Yep Roc)
  6. Nikki Yanofsky  Little Secret  (A440)
  7. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Space Age  (Okeh)
  8. Kristin Andreassen  Gondolier  (Yellowcar)
  9. The Early Mays  The Early Mays (independent)
  10. Jerry Lee LewiRock & Roll Time (Shangri La)
  11. Submotion Orchestra  Alium  (Counter)
  12. T Bird & The Breaks  Harmonizm  (independent)

Past Top Ten

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Newly discovered Dr. Martin Luther King speech

Courtesy: U.S. Embassy New Delhi President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., after handing him one of the pens used in signing the Civil Rights Act of July 2, 1964 at the White House in Washington.

January 19, 2015 - 9:28 am

91.3 KBCS celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by airing parts of a previously unknown recording of Dr. King discovered last December by Pacifica Radio Network. Audio of the speech will be broadcast for the first time since it’s discovery on Democracy Now! heard on 91.3 KBCS at 6 [...]

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Revisiting Frazey Ford

January 9, 2015 - 10:34 pm

The #1 song on KBCS for 2014 was Frazey Ford’s “September Fields,” from Indian Ocean.

Music, books, and honey

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January 9, 2015 - 10:26 pm

91.3 KBCS and Bushwick Book Club present a family matinee of original songs and games inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh, January 24th at Town Hall.

Bushwick Book Club is a group of songwriters that write and perform songs inspired by books.

Join us for a midday treat full of thoughtful, funny and surprising [...]

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Stackedd Magazine and Operation Menstruation

AFRIpads van delivers menstrual kits as part of Operation Menstruation. AFRIpads van delivers menstrual kits as part of Operation Menstruation.

January 7, 2015 - 3:43 pm

A new, alternative voice in our local media scene went live January 2015.  Stackedd Magazine is an online publication run and written exclusively by women.  The magazine provides Pacific Northwest women a platform of their own to speak on issues from civics, sex, to parenting, along with music, food and arts coverage.

We’re joined [...]

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