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Olympia Cheers on Seahawks!

January 30, 2015 - 3:10 pm

 

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Tyler Hawkins, 5, and his mom, Shawna, shout as loud as they can, along with 350 other people, at noon Friday on the Capitol steps in Olympia in support the Seahawks. His brother Luke, 7, and dad, [...]

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Cowboy Valentines

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January 30, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Join 91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club for an evening of musical valentines to Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain. Ten performers will tackle literary themes of love, money, cowboys, campfires, family, sheep, fishing and time.

You can add a romantic cowboy prix fixe dinner to your

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$12 minimum wage bill passes its first hurdle

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

January 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm

By John Stang

A bill to increase Washington’s minimum wage cleared the House Labor Committee Thursday by a 4-3 party-line vote.

The Democrats’ committee victory means that Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D- Seattle, now has to nail down 50 votes to for her bill to pass the full House. It would increase Washington’s minimum wage [...]

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KBCS needs your help

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January 28, 2015 - 8:33 am

KBCS needs phone volunteers September 26-October 5, 2014. Please read on for more information about how to get involved.

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Carlos Bulosan and Filipino American Activism

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January 28, 2015 - 6:33 am

We have a very rich history of labor union activity in the Pacific Northwest.  We highlight Carlos Bulosan and the immigrant Filipino and Filipino American labor organizing community.

News Director, Sonya Green interviews the following guests at the KBCS studios:

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The IF Project Volunteer Mentor Program

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January 28, 2015 - 2:00 am

About 7200 prisoners are released from Washington state prisons each year. Of those released, 30% end up back behind bars. The IF Project provides a mentorship program started by Seattle detectives in 2008.  The program provides a volunteer mentor to support and assist incarcerated individuals when they’re released from prison.

KBCS Producer, Yuko Kodama [...]

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Top Ten January 19th – 25th:

Weekly Top Ten

January 26, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Showing more 12th Man pride this week.  Go Hawks!

  1. Heroes Of The Dancefloor  Shelter  (independent)
  2. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  3. Latin Bitman  Airplane  (Nacional)
  4. various artists  Favourite Scottish Songs  (Greentrax)
  5. T Bird & The Breaks  Harmonizm  (independent)
  6. The Gibson Brothers  Brotherhood  (Rounder)
  7. Paul Kelly  The Merri Soul Sessions  (GawdAggie)
  8. Anne McCue  Blue Sky Thinkin’  (Flying Machine)
  9. The Stray Birds  Best Medicine  (Yep Roc)
  10. Peter Joseph Burtt And The Kingtide  Bone To Stone  (Sparco)
  11. Tosca  Outta Here  (!K7)
  12. Centavrvs  Sombras de Oro  (Nacional)

Past Top Ten

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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 26, 2015 - 12:25 pm

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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Bill seeks to limit drones’ information gathering

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

January 26, 2015 - 9:49 am

By John Stang

A bill to regulate the gathering of information by private drone aircraft is poised for a takeoff in the Washington House.

The legislation introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, faced no opposition at a hearing on Wednesday. It could receive a vote in the House Technology & Economic Development Committee [...]

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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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