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Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices for National Poetry Month

Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown. Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown.

April 1, 2014 - 3:06 pm

April is National Poetry Month. This month KBCS in partnership with Jack Straw Productions and the Institute for Poetic Medicine (IPM ) in Palo Alto, CA will air “Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices”.

This project highlights the voices of Foster High School students. The students learn to tell their stories with direction from [...]

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GiveBIG – Tuesday, May 6th!

Give BIG 2014

April 1, 2014 - 8:15 am

Mark Tuesday, May 6th on your calendar – that’s the day you can GiveBIG to KBCS. The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign is a fun way to increase the value of your donation to KBCS.

Each credit or debit card donation made to KBCS through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website on May 6th will [...]

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Top Ten March 24th – 30th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 31, 2014 - 9:30 am

  1. Alsarah & The Nubatones  Silt  (Wonderwheel)
  2. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  3. Ikebe Shakedown  Stone By Stone  (Ubiquity)
  4. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  5. Tattletale Saints  How Red Is The Blood  (Old Oak)
  6. Thomas Blondet  Future World  (Rhythm & Culture)
  7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  8. La Misa Negra  [...]

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Guest Selector “Scotty Crucial” on Reggae Party tonight!

March 27, 2014 - 12:00 am

Reggae band The CrucialitesScotty Crucial of The Crucialites (band) & I’N’I Sound Collective (soundsystem).

Scotty is the spearhead behind The Reggae Room, (Fridays at Cafe Ibex in Seattle’s Ranier Valley) with a rotating lineup of local and touring reggae bands and selectors.

The Crucialites [...]

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Seattle Deaf Film Festival – April 4th through April 6th

deaf spotlight

March 26, 2014 - 11:05 am

Well over 10,000 people in Washington are deaf.  Our state hosts a rich variety of resources for the deaf.  Today, we look at the culture contributed by, for, and of the deaf in our region.  The deaf community produces plays, advocates for art tours at museums interpreted in sign language, organizes community discussions on the [...]

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Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma

image credit: ENLACE image credit: ENLACE

March 25, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Since March 7th a large number of detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have been on a hunger strike, protesting conditions in the immigration detention facility. The strikers have given a list of demands to GEO, the private company that built and operates the immigration detention facility. On the 11th day of the [...]

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Top Ten: March 17th – 23rd:

Weekly Top Ten

March 24, 2014 - 4:31 pm

  1. Naomi Wachira  Naomi Wachira  (independent)
  2. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars  Libation ( Cumbancha)
  3. Hanneke Cassel  Dot The Dragon’s Eyes   (independent)
  4. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  5. various  The Rhythms of Black Peru  (Secret Stash)
  6. The Sojourners  Sing and Never Get Tired  (Little Pig)
  7. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  8. [...]

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Equine Therapy

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March 17, 2014 - 11:39 am

Horse therapy can provide healing for both physical disabilities and for emotional trauma. We explored this topic on Music & Ideas with guests Sarah Niwa,Therapist at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, Sandy Matts, Co founder of Raven Rock Ranch specializing in equine therapy for trauma, and Karyn Schneider, mother to a daughter who has benefitted [...]

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Top Ten: March 10th – 16th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 17, 2014 - 10:43 am

  1. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  2. Naomi Wachira  Naomi Wachira  (independent)
  3. Las Cafeteras  It’s Time  (independent)
  4. Alsarah & The Nubatones  Silt  (Wonderwheel)
  5. various  Riverboat Records: Music From The Source  (World Music Network)
  6. various  The Rough Guide To Latin Rare Groove  (World Music Network)
  7. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West  [...]

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Naomi Wachira live on KBCS

Naomi Wachira

March 14, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Fabuluous Seattle singer/songwriter Naomi Wachira performs live on KBCS Music+Ideas. Naomi is playing this Friday, March 14th, at the Columbia City Theatre.

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