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A Day At The Bus Stop

photo courtesy of Oran Viriyincy photo courtesy of Oran Viriyincy

August 4, 2016 - 11:58 am

What happens at a bus stop throughout the day? In this special edition of What’s the Flux Commuter dispatches, lead producer, Mona Yeh sends out reporters to visit some of our region’s busiest bus stops over a 24 hour period. You’ll listen to the rhythm at popular transit centers in our region, and what riders

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How to Grow a Blueberry in the Desert

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

August 2, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Organic blueberries are really hard to grow west of the Cascades — too many bugs and too much disease. But east of the mountains, they’re battling the desert. Correspondent Anna King visited a farm in Patterson to find out how blueberries could possibly grow in this environment, and came back with the answer: giant tents. Left: Flora

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Backers Say Potential Ballot Initiative Empowers Small Donors

Chelsea Talbert/Integrity Washington Chelsea Talbert/Integrity Washington

August 2, 2016 - 11:00 am

Backers of an initiative aimed at amplifying small donations to politicians are waiting to hear if they’ve qualified for the November ballot. Initiative 1464 would give Washingtonians three 50-dollar “democracy vouchers” to donate to the politicians of their choice for each election. The measure has support from groups that span the political spectrum, who say

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Music of the Moment – August


July 29, 2016 - 4:56 pm

Check out these five new albums we’re loving right now.

Karl Blau  – Introducing Karl Blau
Céu – Tropix
Crater – Talk to Me so I Can Fall Asleep
Erynn Marshall – Greasy Creek
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Call It What It Is

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Why is it hard for white people to talk about racism?


July 29, 2016 - 9:10 am

We do not live in a color blind society. Racism is a very real issue. So why is it so hard for white people to talk about racism? Dr. Robin DiAngelo asks and provides answers to this question. She is a consultant and trainer on issues of racial and social justice. Robin received her PhD from

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91.3 KBCS presents BAM Sound & Vision: Naomi Wachira, August 26

Naomi Waichira

July 28, 2016 - 12:45 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.

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Legalizing Pot in Oregon…Again

Photo by Chris Lehman Photo by Chris Lehman

July 27, 2016 - 10:57 am

Even though Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, you can’t legally buy the stuff in more than 100 Oregon communities. That’s because some city and county governments have banned recreational marijuana businesses. But voters in nearly half of those places will have the chance to overturn the bans this November. Correspondent Chris Lehman explains.

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Selling Electric Cars

Photo by Tom Banse Photo by Tom Banse

July 26, 2016 - 10:17 am

Washington, Oregon and California have lofty goals for increasing the number of non-polluting vehicles on the road. To achieve those goals, you and your neighbors will need to buy electric cars at a higher rate than we’re seeing now. That fact was on the minds of many at an electric vehicle conference in Portland last

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Access to Healthy Food with Chef Tarik

Courtesy of Tarik Abdullah Courtesy of Tarik Abdullah

July 25, 2016 - 10:28 am

Chef Tarik Abdullah thinks all communities should have access to healthy food. That means better grocery stores, fresh fruits and vegetables, and knowledge of how to cook them up into something delicious. Sonya Green spoke with Chef Tarik about his goals of bringing quality food to Hillman City and other neighborhoods of color, and why

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Our State Primary Ballot


July 22, 2016 - 11:24 am

Washington voters have a political homework assignment this summer–and it’s due August 2nd. It’s all of the candidates to sift through for the primary election. Here’s what you need to know-    

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