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Impacts of the Comcast/Time Warner Merger

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April 23, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Many consumers and business advocates have a lot to say about the Comcast Time Warner merger announcement.  When Comcast buys out Time Warner, the two combined would have 30 million cable subscribers and would control close to half of the internet connections in the United States.   Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green hosts a [...]

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KBCS Xbox One Sweepstakes–Tuesday, May 6th

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April 22, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Tuesday, May 6th is GiveBIG day: a one-day fundraising partnership with the Seattle Foundation to raise money for KBCS.

Every donation to KBCS that Tuesday will be increased by money from the Seattle Foundation’s “stretch” fund. And to sweeten the deal even more, we’re offering a chance to win a coveted new Xbox One video [...]

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2014 Special Election – Ballots Due Tomorrow

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April 21, 2014 - 11:50 am

Ballots for the 2014 Special Election must be postmarked by tomorrow, April 22nd.

You can vote:

  • By mail. Ballots require first class postage and must be postmarked by April 22nd.
  • At an accessible voting center by 8 p.m.
  • At a 24-hour drop box or a scheduled van drop by 8 p.m.

Don’t forget [...]

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Top Ten April 14th – 20th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 21, 2014 - 11:08 am

  1. Thievery Corporation  Saudade  (ESL)
  2. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (JazzVillage)
  3. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  4. Kathy Kallick  Cut To The Chase  (Live Oak)
  5. Ibibio Sound Machine  Ibibio Sound Machine  (Soundway)
  6. Laurie Lewis with Tom Rozum & Nina Gerber  One Evening in May  (Spruce & Maple)
  7. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  8. Cahalen Morrison & Eli [...]

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Volunteer for GiveBIG

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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… [...]

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Women Who Rock on Musica de la Raza, Saturday April 12th

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April 8, 2014 - 9:48 am

Saturday, April 12th at 6:30 pm on Musica de la Raza, Michelle Pallan and Monica Rojas join host Patty Fong for a discussion about the upcoming Women Who Rock! multicultural conference, taking place Thursday April 24th through Saturday the 26th at venues throughout Seattle.

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Top Ten March 31st – April 6th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

  1. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  2. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  3. Thievery Corporation  Saudade  (ESL)
  4. Alsarah & The Nubatones  Silt  (Wonderwheel)
  5. Johnny Cash  Out Among The Stars  (Sony)
  6. Ikebe Shakedown  Stone By Stone  (Ubiquity)
  7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  8. Leon Russell  Life Journey  (Universal)
  9. Sierra Leone’s Refugee [...]

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