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Halting The Construction of a New North Seattle Police Station

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March 15, 2017 - 7:59 am

Seattle activists have recently had success in redirecting local funding toward services like affordable housing and education. One of those successes came about last fall, when the building of a new police station was halted in a movement known as Block the Bunker. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with Melissa Hellmann from Yes Magazine about that

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The Redmond Mosque’s Free Health Clinic

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March 14, 2017 - 1:18 pm

On the third Sunday of each month, a mosque in Redmond opens its doors as a free clinic to all, regardless of faith, race, gender and income.  It’s held at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound or MAPS, and it serves anyone, whether or not they have health care – no questions asked.  A small

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Top Ten March 6th – March 12th:

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March 13, 2017 - 11:21 am

  1. Nikki Lane Highway Queen New West
  2. Valerie June The Order Of Time Concord Music Group
  3. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Way Out West Superlatone Records
  4. Jesca Hoop Memories Are Now Sub Pop
  5. Bridget Kearney Won’t Let You Down Signature Sounds
  6. Alison Krauss Windy City Capitol
  7. Rose Cousins Natural Conclusion Independent
  8. Sallie Ford Soul Sick Vanguard
  9. Thievery Corporation The Temple of I & I Eighteenth Street Lounge Music
  10. Shelby Earl The Man Who Made Himself A Name Nine Mile Records\

Past Top Ten

Nature: Seward Park Birds

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March 10, 2017 - 1:05 pm

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama recently took a walk with Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, Ed Dominguez.  Take a listen to some of the gulls, Kinglets and song birds they heard on our latest segment on our KBCS nature series,.

Hundreds of Acres of Organic Farmland Saved in Washington

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March 9, 2017 - 1:59 pm

Organic farm and pasture land is scarce in some parts of the country, and Washington state is no different. Find out why a recent purchase of 284 acres of prime organic farmland was cause for celebration; not just by PCC farmland trust that bought it and saved it from conversion into 59 estate homes, but

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American Muslim Youth: Serving The Community

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March 8, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Recent news has been buzzing with stories about terrorist attacks, and another presidential ban on six Muslim-majority countries.  In this story, we highlight our local Muslim neighbors. The Muslim Association of Puget Sound is an active participant in our local community. Local American Muslim youth share their experiences from one project that provides food for

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Top Ten February 27th – March 5th:

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March 6, 2017 - 11:49 am

  1. Valerie June The Order Of Time Concord Music Group
  2. Thievery Corporation The Temple of I & I Eighteenth Street Lounge Music
  3. Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway – EP Nonesuch
  4. Alison Krauss Windy City Capitol
  5. Nikki Lane Highway Queen New West
  6. Jesca Hoop Memories Are Now Sub Pop
  7. Shelby Earl The Man Who Made Himself A Name Nine Mile Records
  8. Bridget Kearney Won’t Let You Down Signature Sounds
  9. Rose Cousins Natural Conclusion Independent
  10. Sallie Ford Soul Sick Vanguard

Past Top Ten

Music of the Moment – March

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March 3, 2017 - 5:10 pm

Here are five great listens for March — check them out!

Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I
Larry Sparks – Lonesome And Blue
Jeremy Pelt – Make Noise!
Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now
Various Artists – OK Jazz – The Loningisa Years 1956-1961

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Nature: Owls in Seward Park

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March 3, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Recently, KBCS’s Yuko Kodama took a walk in Seward Park with Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, Ed Dominguez to discuss owl habitat. This is part of a new KBCS nature series, to learn about our local urban environment.

Potential New Legislation To Stop Transgender Bathrooms

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March 3, 2017 - 6:25 am

Potential Washington state legislation is being criticized as discriminatory toward the transgender community. Initiative 1552 would force transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on the gender on their birth certificates. Hundreds of friends, family members, and supporters rallied last weekend at the Tacoma Campus of the University of Washington. Their message is

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