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91.3 KBCS Presents BAM Sound & Vision: Industrial Revelation

Industrial Revelation

September 2, 2016 - 3:00 pm

91.3 KBCS and Bellevue Arts Museum present Sound & Vision, a brand new concert series in an artful environment. Join us for live music, DJs, art, and libations on Friday, September 30th.

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Our House is Your House

KBCS Cookies

September 2, 2016 - 2:41 pm

A big THANK YOU to all of the listeners and members who joined us for the KBCS Summer Open House last weekend. It was a blustery day but that didn’t stop us from having fun. It always feels like summer when your party soundtrack is Hawai’i Radio Connection and Raizes!

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The Socialist Workers Party’s Candidate for President

August 30, 2016 - 3:30 pm

The platform and policies of Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are all over the news as we get closer to November, leaving candidates from other national parties with little or no air time. Some 3rd party candidates like the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein and Libertarian Party candidate Gary

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The Long Shadow of Fires in the Northwest

Photo by Anna King // Northwest News Network Photo by Anna King // Northwest News Network

August 30, 2016 - 11:12 am

After two years of some of the worst fires and smoke the Northwest has ever seen, Washington’s Methow Valley is catching its breath. Dozens of businesses didn’t make it through. And as correspondent Anna King reports, the fires still throw a long shadow. Left: Kathleen Jardin owns Methow Valley’s Central Reservations and an art gallery.

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Oregon Teachers Ready For New Federal Education Law

Photo by alamosbasement // Flickr Photo by alamosbasement // Flickr

August 29, 2016 - 8:38 am

It takes only a moment to sign a major bill into law. It will take years to implement the new education policy outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which President Obama signed last December. The ESSA requires states to develop their own rules, and Oregon educators are looking forward to the possible impacts.

Winemakers Value Eco-Friendly Practices, Consumers Prioritize Taste

Photo by Marlon E // Flickr Photo by Marlon E // Flickr

August 26, 2016 - 8:31 am

King Estate winery will officially be certified biodynamic this year. This is the latest in a long line of environmentally sound practices at wineries across Oregon. KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer takes a look at whether these efforts matter to wine drinkers and others in the industry.

Fresh Bucks Rx: Prescribing a Trip to the Farmers Market

Photo by Glenn Dettwiler // Flickr Photo by Glenn Dettwiler // Flickr

August 25, 2016 - 9:02 pm

A new federally funded pilot program, “Fresh Bucks Rx,” allows medical providers to write a prescription for fruits and vegetables from farmers markets. The pilot was launched by the City of Seattle, Harborview Medical Center, and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic along with Seattle and King County farmers markets, and aims to improve health outcomes for

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Shopping at Farmers Markets is an Act of Social Justice

Photo by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner // Flickr Photo by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner // Flickr

August 25, 2016 - 7:00 am

According to the Washington State Farmers Market Alliance and Washington State University, 115 farmers markets in our region collectively bring in 44 million dollars. In our last farmers market segment, Development Manager Patrice Barrentine discusses how participating in these markets is an act of community building and social justice.

Small Scale Farms Seek Resources for Food Processing

Photo by kaushik panchal // Flickr Photo by kaushik panchal // Flickr

August 24, 2016 - 10:03 am

In part three of our farmers market series, we look at the increase in small scale farms and some of the challenges they face. Smaller farms without the resources to butcher their meat or wash their eggs currently have to transport much of their produce and livestock to other counties or states in order to

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Into the Black: A Close-Up of What Was Lost in the Range 12 Wildfire

Photo by Anna King Photo by Anna King

August 23, 2016 - 7:45 am

In southeast Washington, the Range 12 wildfire is good and out. But now there’s 176,600 acres of black. Much of the valuable habitat on the Hanford Reach National Monument has been roasted. Correspondent Anna King took this journey — into the black. Left: In southeast Washington, the Range 12 wildfire burned 176-thousand acres. Much of

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