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Eastside Schools


October 7, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Tens of thousands of students of kids go back to school this fall in the tech corridor of the east side. We highlight Issaquah, Bellevue and Riverview school districts activities and programs. Episode 1 & 2: Issaquah School District Superintendent, Ron Thiele shares his struggles in providing the infrastructure for the growing number of students

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Counter Couture: Fashion from the 1960′s and 1970′s


October 7, 2015 - 11:10 am

Between the civil rights movement, Vietnam War protests and sheer numbers of teenage baby boomers, the US saw a true revolution in politics, style and fashion between the mid 60s and 70′s. This week, we highlight counter culture fashion with University of Washington instructor and guest curator of the Bellevue Arts Museum’s current exhibit, Counter

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Top Ten September 28 – October 4:

Weekly Top Ten

October 5, 2015 - 10:56 am

  1. The Souljazz Orchestra Resistance (Strut)
  2. Los Lobos Gates Of Gold (429-)
  3. Nneka My Fairy Tales (Bushqueen)
  4. Steep Canyon Rangers Radio (Rounder)
  5. Shawn Colvin Uncovered (Fantasy)
  6. Andra Day Cheers To The Fall (Warner Bros.)
  7. Rita Hosking Frankie and the No-Go Road (Independent)
  8. Lianne La Havas Blood (Nonesuch)
  9. Lindi Ortega Faded Gloryville (Last Gang)
  10. Dale Watson Call Me Insane (Red House)

Past Top Ten

Ballots Due Tuesday, November 3rd

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October 3, 2015 - 5:35 pm

The 2015 Primary Election is Tuesday, August 4th.  You can vote:

  • By mail. Ballots require first class postage and must be postmarked by August 4th.
  • 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 to sign your ballot envelope! (It is not valid without a signature on the envelope.)

Music of the Moment October 2015

Close Up Needle on Record

October 2, 2015 - 4:53 pm

5 new releases every music fan should check out:

1. Dave Rawlings Machine  Nashville Obsolete  (Acony) – Rawlings is half of the duo that performs as Gillian Welch and this is the 2nd release under his name. With only 7 tracks listed, you may think you’re not getting a full album, but it’s over 45 minutes of music full of their languid tempos and stretched out, slightly surreal, folk songs. Their music is made for careful listening so put your headphones on and lose yourself in the music.

2. Rita Hosking  Frankie & The No-Go Road  (Independent) – This is a concept album inspired by mythologist Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. Rita is an incredibly talented songwriter. She also did all the wonderful illustrations on the CD case and liner notes. Musically, the album moves smoothly between acoustic country, folk and Americana, always rooted by Rita’s superb voice.

3. Donnie Fritts  Oh My Goodness  (Single Lock) – Funky Donnie Fritts is a musician’s musician; an unknown legend who played on tons of classic Muscle Shoals records and recorded with Kristofferson, Prine, Nelson, and Jennings to name a scant few. He’s a terrific songwriter and 

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Scary prom songs


October 2, 2015 - 4:49 pm

91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club present a telekinetic evening of tunes about mean kids, crazy moms, and one young woman with badass super powers, inspired by the Stephen King horror classic Carrie, October 31st at Hale’s Palladium.

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Top Ten September 21 – September 27:

Weekly Top Ten

September 28, 2015 - 10:46 am

  1. The New Mastersounds  Made for Pleasure  (Royal Potato Family)
  2. Andra Day  Cheers To The Fall (Warner Bros.)
  3. Lianne La Havas  Blood  (Nonesuch)
  4. Monokle  Rings  (Ki)
  5. The Bellfuries  Workingman’s Bellfuries  (Hi-Style)
  6. Shawn Colvin  Uncovered  (Fantasy)
  7. Amy Helm  Didn’t It Rain  (eOne)
  8. Lindi Ortega  Faded Gloryville  (Last Gang)
  9. The Souljazz Orchestra  Resistance  (Strut)
  10. Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin  Touristes  (Six Degrees)

Past Top Ten

Show your KBCS colors

September 25, 2015 - 2:53 pm


Top Ten September 14th – September 20th:

Weekly Top Ten

September 21, 2015 - 10:58 am

Lindi Ortega Faded Gloryville (Last Gang)

Shawn Colvin Uncovered (Fantasy)

Lianne La Havas Blood (Nonesuch)

Los Lobos Gates Of Gold (429)

Nattali Rize & Notis New Era Frequency (One Rebel Creative)

Lizz Wright Freedom & Surrender (Concord)

The Bellfuries Workingman’s Bellfuries (Hi-Style)

Jason Isbell Something More Than Free (Southeastern)

Thomas Mapfumo Lion Songs (Independent)

Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller Deep End Sessions Vol. II (Deep End Sessions)

Past Top Ten

Bellevue College and Washington State University: a New Partnership


September 18, 2015 - 11:53 am

Bellevue College and Washington State University are discussing a future partnership between the two schools. Currently a handful of online two-year and four-year degrees are offered jointly by BC and WSU, but the new relationship is planned to be more expansive and provide more opportunities to future students. Earlier this month two town hall meetings

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