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Music of the Moment – December

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December 2, 2016 - 3:34 pm

Here are five albums we’re loving right now. Check them out!

Y La Bamba – Ojos Del Sol
Frightnrs – Nothing More to Say
Karen Jonas – Country Songs
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Dizzy Gillespie & Friends

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Experiencing The Segregated Bus System

Author and poet, Georgia McDade on the bus. Author and poet, Georgia McDade on the bus.

December 1, 2016 - 11:48 am

61 years ago on December 1st, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress was arrested in Montgomery Alabama for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus. The incident sparked a year-long boycott of the buses by blacks, leading to the end of segregated buses in the south. Next, we hear

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The 1886 Electoral College Controversy

courtesy of Esther Little Dove John courtesy of Esther Little Dove John

November 30, 2016 - 8:39 am

The electoral college is under scrutiny this election year, as they have the final say of who will be President of the United States. The state electors cast their votes on December 19th. Washington state elector, Esther Little Dove John shares another moment in US history when the controversy around an election brought about devastating

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You + Tower of Power

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November 29, 2016 - 8:11 pm

2016 is almost over — and now is the perfect time to make a year-end contribution to KBCS!  Do it before December 7th, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a Hot Winter Getaway, courtesy of Jazz Alley and MarQueen Hotel!

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Top Ten November 21st – November 27th:

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November 28, 2016 - 10:56 am

  1. Lee Fields & The Expressions Special Night Big Crown
  2. The Pretenders Alone BMG
  3. Y La Bamba Ojos Del Sol Tender Loving Empire
  4. David Crosby Lighthouse Ground Up/Verve
  5. T Sisters T Sisters Independent
  6. Heidi Muller & Bob Webb Up Hurricane Creek Independent
  7. Kate Rusby Life In A Paper Boat Pure
  8. Alejandro Escovedo Burn Something Beautiful Fantasy
  9. Kishi Bashi Sonderlust Joyful Noise Recordings
  10. A Tribe Called Red We Are The Halluci Nation Independent

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Top Ten November 14th – November 20th:

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November 21, 2016 - 11:11 am

  1. Lee Fields & The Expressions Special Night Big Crown
  2. Y La Bamba Ojos Del Sol Independent
  3. T Sisters T Sisters Independent
  4. The Head and the Heart Signs of Light Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  5. Kishi Bashi Sonderlust Joyful Noise Recordings
  6. The Pretenders Alone BMG
  7. Kate Rusby Life In A Paper Boat Pure
  8. Clinton Fearon This Morning Boogie Brown
  9. Courtney Granger Beneath Still Waters Valcour
  10. Jim Lauderdale This Changes Everything Sky Crunch

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Top Ten November 7th – November 13th:

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November 14, 2016 - 11:19 am

  1. Lee Fields & The Expressions Special Night Big Crown
  2. Y La Bamba Ojos Del Sol Tender Loving Empire
  3. The Pretenders Alone BMG
  4. St. Paul & The Broken Bones Sea Of Noise Records Label LLC
  5. T Sisters T Sisters Indpendent
  6. Kishi Bashi Sonderlust Joyful Noise Recordings
  7. Van Morrison Keep Me Singing Exile
  8. Blind Pilot And Then Like Lions ATO
  9. The Head and the Heart Signs of Light Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  10. Courtney Marie Andrews Honest Life Mama Bird

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The Korean War – The First Desegregated Modern U.S. War

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November 11, 2016 - 1:38 pm

The Korean War, often referred to as the Forgotten War, has a significant place in history. It marked the first time in modern America that many black soldiers fought alongside their white counterparts. In 1950 the military was segregated which changed by the end of the war. Local retired captain Clifford Donnelly talks about his

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“Not My President” – Seattle’s Protest

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November 11, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Since the results of Tuesday’s election, thousands took to the streets across the country. In Seattle, protesters walked from downtown Seattle to the University of Washington campus.  KBCS Producer Casey Martin captured some perspectives from Wednesday night’s gatherings. photos: courtesy of Casey Martin              

Post-Election Sentiments

post-election healing circle - courtesy of Bellevue College post-election healing circle - courtesy of Bellevue College

November 10, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Here’s a sampling of post-election thoughts and emotions from yesterday. KBCS News Director, Yuko Kodama takes you out onto the campus of Bellevue College to hear from students, and staff.

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