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Music of the Moment – September 2017

August 30, 2017 - 3:51 pm

As we tip toward Fall, the great music continues to come into the studio and we are happy to highlight a few we think you’ll enjoy. Chicano Batman – Freedom is Free Well, you know, they’re sort of like a funk band with this cool lackadaisical Marvin Gaye thing going on and some Santana mixed

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Help Houston

August 29, 2017 - 10:42 pm

If you’re looking for ways to support the Houston relief effort, here are a few options to consider:

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Top Ten August 21st – August 27th:

August 28, 2017 - 10:28 am

  1. Eilen Jewell  Down Hearted Blues  Independent
  2. John Reischman & The Jaybirds  On That Other Green Shore  Independent
  3. Arcade Fire  Everything Now  Sonovox Records
  4. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver  Life is a Story  Independent
  5. Amber Cross  Savage On The Downhill  Independent
  6. Chicano Batman  Freedom Is Free  ATO
  7. Gregg Allman  Southern Blood  Rounder
  8. Lydia Ramsey  Bandita  Self Released
  9. Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real  Lukas Nelson & Promise  Fantasy
  10. Waxahatchee  Out In The Storm  Independent

Past Top Ten

Seattle’s Hai! Japantown Celebration

August 25, 2017 - 11:27 am

The International District, or I-D is sometimes referred to as Chinatown. But how familiar are you with Seattle’s Japantown? From the late 1880’s through 1942, This International District neighborhood bustled with grocers, laundries, and variety stores – and had a professional class of doctors, lawyers, and architects. But according to King County, Federal Executive Order

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Nature: Song Sparrow

August 25, 2017 - 9:58 am

What do Beethoven and a local bird have in common? KBCS’s Yuko Kodama recently visited Seattle’s Seward Park with Ed Domingez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, to discuss the song of a little brown bird in our midst: the Song Sparrow.

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KBCS Studio Sessions: The W Lovers

August 23, 2017 - 12:10 pm

For this KBCS Studio Session, we are joined in our studios by The W Lovers. Enjoy this beautiful blend of Country and Americana harmonies as we recently filmed the duo performing at Bellevue College’s TV studio with KBCS’s Iaan Hughes.

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Top Ten August 14th – August 20th:

August 21, 2017 - 12:23 pm

  1. Glen Campbell  Adiós  Universal Music
  2. Lydia Ramsey  Bandita  Self
  3. Eilen Jewell  Down Hearted Blues  Independent
  4. Gregg Allman  Southern Blood  Rounder
  5. Jeff Tweedy  Together at Last  dBpm Records
  6. Juana Molina  Halo  Independent
  7. Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real  Lukas Nelson & Promise  Fantasy
  8. Waxahatchee  Out In The Storm  Independent
  9. Chicano Batman  Freedom Is Free  ATO
  10. David Rawlings  Poor David’s Almanack Independent

Past Top Ten

Nature: Muskrat

August 21, 2017 - 11:56 am

This KBCS nature segment focuses on an aquatic mammal named the Muskrat. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama joins Ed Dominguez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist at Seattle’s Seward Park, to discuss the critter’s features, diet, behaviors, and how it differs from its look-a-like: the Beaver.

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Sexual Abuse Survival: Men

August 18, 2017 - 7:55 am

It’s estimated that 1 in 6 men will experience some form of sexual victimization before age 18. Many times it takes years or decades for a survivor to share their story. DJ Burr is a Psychotherapist and sexual abuse survivor. He also produces the podcast, Journey On: Survivors Healing from Sexual Abuse and Assault.

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Burr about his experience with a sexual predator and the journey to recovery.

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Sanctuary Services for Undocumented Immigrants

August 17, 2017 - 4:47 pm

Legal representation for undocumented immigrants is a large need to fill. In April, the King County Council approved funding to assist this need. Even with the county’s funding, a gap remains. At a recent YES! Magazine panel, immigrant experts gathered to discuss support for sanctuary services and legal support. This four-part series features excerpts from various speakers from the event.

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