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June 29, 2016 - 1:06 pm

KBCS’s budget year ends tomorrow…  And YOU can make a difference by supporting the music and ideas you rely on to stay informed and be inspired.  Donate today to keep KBCS a robust cultural resource for the whole community. We’ll end the fiscal year strong and you’ll know you’ve supported the meaningful programs that you rely on.

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Weekday schedule update launches July 1st

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June 27, 2016 - 6:27 pm

Listeners to 91.3 KBCS will notice some changes when they tune in on weekdays starting July 1.

Weekday listeners will enjoy progressive ideas throughout the morning, and an eclectic blend of music from noon through the evening.

The Thom Hartmann Program returns to live broadcast, allowing listeners to call in and participate.

Iaan Hughes is followed by veteran music host Carol Handley during the afternoons. Handley, who is known to many radio listeners in the Pacific Northwest from her years at a number of popular stations, returns to KBCS, where she began her career.

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Top Ten June 20th – June 26th:

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June 27, 2016 - 8:00 am

  1. case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs (Anti-)
  2. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Self)
  3. Gregory Porter Take Me To The Alley (Blue Note)
  4. Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers (Caroline)
  5. Special Consensus Long I Ride (Compass)
  6. The Monkees Good Times! (Rhino)
  7. Sarah Jarosz Undercurrent (Sugar Hill)
  8. Paul Simon Stranger To Stranger (Concord)
  9. Allen Toussaint American Tunes (Nonesuch)
  10. Debo Band Ere Gobez (FPE)

Past Top Ten

Top Ten June 13th – June 19th:

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June 20, 2016 - 12:03 pm

  1. Sara Watkins Young In All The Wrong Ways (New West)
  2. Sarah Jarosz Undercurrent (Sugar Hill)
  3. Beth Orton Kidsticks (Anti-)
  4. The Honeycutters On the Ropes (Organic)
  5. The Soul Of John Black Early In The Moanin’ (Cadabra)
  6. case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs (Anti-)
  7. Leyla McCalla A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey (Jazz Village)
  8. Darrell Scott Couchville Sessions (Thirty Tigers)
  9. Allen Toussaint American Tunes (Nonesuch)
  10. Adia Victoria Beyond The Bloodhounds (Atlantic)

Top Ten June 6th – June 12th:

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June 13, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Leyla McCalla A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey (Jazz Village) Carrie Rodriguez Lola (Thirty Tigers) Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is (Stax) Kaia Kater Nine Pin (Kingswood) The Soul Of John Black Early In The Moanin’ (Cadabra) Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire

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Bus Rides, Laughing Yoga and Senior Citizens

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June 9, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Taking the bus is no laughing matter for senior citizen couple, Sashi and Ravi. They live in Bellevue and rely heavily on public transportation to connect with their community through the Indian Association of Western Washington. It’s how they get to laughing chair yoga and share precious laughs with other senior citizens.

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Top Ten May 30th – June 5th:

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June 6, 2016 - 11:43 am

  1. Kaia Kater Nine Pin (Kingswood)
  2. Debo Band Ere Gobez (FPE)
  3. Gregory Porter Take Me To The Alley (Blue Note)
  4. Beth Orton Kidsticks (Anti-)
  5. The Bills Trail of Tales (Factor)
  6. Jane Ira Bloom Early Americans (Outline)
  7. The Lumineers Cleopatra (Dualtone)
  8. Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers (Caroline)
  9. Snarky Puppy Culcha Vulcha (GroundUP)
  10. Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate Monistic Theory (Cumbancha)

Journalism Fundamentals Training

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June 6, 2016 - 10:37 am

Want to learn the fundamentals of community journalism? You can take a training class at KBCS.

Music of the Moment: June

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June 3, 2016 - 3:21 pm

Check out these five new albums we’re loving right now.

Various Artists – Day of the Dead
Debo Band – Ere Gobez
Leyla McCalla – A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey
Western Centuries – Weight of the World
Kevin Morby – Singing Saw

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Four Buses, Five Hours, Two Destinations

Coen getting ready to board one of four buses he has to take. Photo courtesy Masao Yamada. Coen getting ready to board one of four buses he has to take. Photo courtesy Masao Yamada.

June 2, 2016 - 8:00 am

Seattle is not the only place where housing affordability is a concern. On the eastside, housing prices forced high school student, Coen Lavar’s family to relocate to Renton. For Coen, this meant a longer commute to his school in Sammamish. Much longer. Mona Yeh has his dispatch.

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