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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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Washington state transportation package

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

January 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm

From Seattle Top Story

Robert Mak interviewed Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island), chair of the House Transportation Committee on lawmakers coming up with a transportation package this year and what’s next for the Bertha tunneling project.

Click here for more 2015 Olympia coverage.

 

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Minimum wage hike could draw more legislative support this year

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

January 27, 2015 - 10:05 am

By John Stang

Several supporters of an increase in Washington’s minimum wage made a show of playing “bingo” Monday during a House Labor Committee hearing on the proposal. They marked off a box whenever a business lobbyist uttered a specific phrase or argument — such as Idaho’s $7.25-an-hour minimum wage or passing costs to customers [...]

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Listen to KBCS on a new Sonos Playbar!

January 27, 2015 - 9:29 am

One lucky KBCS listener will the owner of a brand new Sonos Playbar. Donate $60 or more between January 31 and February 15 to be automatically entered to win the ultimate music+ideas listening experience–a Sonos Playbar.

Donate today!

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Official contest rules.

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KBCS Sonos Playbar Sweepstakes Rules

January 27, 2015 - 9:19 am

Official Contest Rules

Eligibility

No contribution or purchase is required to enter or win. A contribution or purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Limit one (1) entry per person.

This contest is open to all adults, 18 and over who are residents in the state of Washington. Employees and volunteers of KBCS; [...]

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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)
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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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