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Roma Women – A Struggle For Social Justice


April 22, 2017 - 1:51 pm

The Romany are a minority group who’ve been persecuted for centuries throughout Europe. In the US, our exposure to the Roma is often through their art of flamenco music and dance. Belen Maya is a professional Flamenco Dancer from Spain. She comes from a family of flamenco dancers, and Roma blood.  Maya shares how she

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Seattle’s Tax March


April 22, 2017 - 1:25 pm

On April 15th, thousands of Seattle protesters held a Tax March asking President Trump to finally release his tax returns. While the White House said no one cares about the President’s tax returns, more than 180 communities across the country held marches. In Seattle, the activists had more than tax returns to talk about, including

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Seattle’s March for Science


April 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

One of many groups troubled by the Trump administration’s policies is Scientists. On April 22nd, scientists around the nation are marching for science. One of the organizers for Seattle’s March for Science is Dr. Jennifer Pang, and she spoke with KBCS’s Ruth Bly about Saturday’s local march.

Nature: A Tree’s Cambium Layer

Photo Courtesy of David Marvin Photo Courtesy of David Marvin

April 17, 2017 - 1:42 pm

We go outside to talk about the life force of trees.  The circulation of tons of fluid in them called the Cambium layer.  KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Seward Park Audubon Center lead naturalist Ed Dominguez.   Photo: Courtesy of David Marvin

Nature: Owl Vometorium

Photo Courtesy of James Mann Photo Courtesy of James Mann

April 17, 2017 - 1:29 pm

We take you out to an owl vometorium.  The place owls go to do their daily duty of sitting on the throne and coughing up the remains of the night before. Seward Park Audubon Center lead naturalist, Ed Dominguez treks through the park with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama. Photo: Courtesy of James Mann

Unmute the Commute: A Methadone Ride


April 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm

Public health officials have called the opiate epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history – with overdose deaths nearly tripling since 1999. About 50 years ago, clinics starting treating opiate addiction with methadone, or controlled doses of an opiate to slowly wean patients off of their addiction. On today’s Unmute the Commute, we ride

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Hunger Strike at Tacoma’s Immigration Detention Center


April 13, 2017 - 9:56 am

In Tacoma, detainees at the immigration detention center are continuing their hunger strike. They’ve stopped working at the facility, making phone calls, purchasing from the commissary and sleeping in addition to not eating. Demands to GEO, the private firm operating the detention center are better pay to run the facility, better food, access to healthcare

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Nature: Ravens and Crows


April 13, 2017 - 9:48 am

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama recently took a walk with Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, Ed Dominguez. Find out which traits are unique to this family of birds, and also discover how ravens and crows are different.

Unmute the Commute: A Ferry Ride Between Two Worlds

Photo courtesy of Jennie Cecil Moore Photo courtesy of Jennie Cecil Moore

April 11, 2017 - 11:47 am

On today’s Unmute the Commute, join us for a ferry ride between two worlds – the busy, bustling streets of Seattle’s Downtown, to the peaceful, idyllic farmlands of Kitsap County. Bob Fisher’s daily commute is over 2 hours each way to shuffle between both. Produced by Jennie Cecil-Moore.   Unmute the Commute is a weekly

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Terrance Hayes: Social Justice For Black Lives

Photo courtesy of the Poetry Foundation Photo courtesy of the Poetry Foundation

April 10, 2017 - 3:39 pm

Poet, Terrance Hayes speaks at Bellevue College –Thursday, April 20, 2017 Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead (Penguin 2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. How To Be Drawn (Penguin 2015), his most recent  collection of poems, was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award,

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