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May 30, 2015 - 9:25 am

In April, we offered listeners the opportunity to have their voices heard in an online survey.  Over 500 people responded.

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Music of the Moment for June 2015:

Close Up Needle on Record

May 30, 2015 - 6:00 am

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell  The Traveling Kind  (Nonesuch) – Musical kin and friends for over 40 years, it’s not surprising these Americana icons sound so good together. Their 2nd collaboration feels as comfortable as your favorite piece of clothing.

2. Milk Carton Kids  Monterey  (Anti) – The Grammy-nominated indie folk duo bring their wistful harmonies and flat-picking skills to 11 new songs written on tour. Recorded live in six days, in the empty halls prior to their evening performance, the album captures all the inspiration and emotion of the moment. Often compared to the Everly Brothers or Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Monterey tells the too-true and often melancholy stories they’ve uncovered on the road. Just the album for easing your time spent on the road too.

3. Hiatus Kaiyote  Choose Your Weapon  (Flying Buddha/Sony) – The sound of Hiatus Kaiyote is instantly recognizable, largely due to the lissome vocals of Nai Palm. Her enlightened style taps contemporary soul, jazz, and catawampus worldbeats,

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Top Ten May 18th – 24th:

Weekly Top Ten

May 26, 2015 - 9:44 am

  1. Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds)
  2. Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason (independent)
  3. Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
  4. The Very Best Makes a King (Moshi Moshi)
  5. Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO)
  6. Bettye LaVette Worthy (Cherry Red)
  7. Laura Marling Short Movie (Ribbon)
  8. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind (Nonesuch)
  9. Sam Lewis Waiting On You (Brash)
  10. Mandolin Orange Such Jubilee (Yep Roc)

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Top Ten May 11th – 17th:

Weekly Top Ten

May 18, 2015 - 11:50 am

  1. Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha/Sony)
  2. The Very Best Makes a King (Moshi Moshi)
  3. Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
  4. Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds)
  5. Bettye LaVette Worthy (Cherry Red)
  6. Laura Marling Short Movie (Ribbon)
  7. Grant Dermody Sun Might Shine on Me (independent)
  8. Lila Downs Balas y Chocolate (Sony)
  9. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third (Sunday Best)
  10. Axel Krygier Hombre de Piedra (Crammed Discs)

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Top Ten May 4th – 10th:

Weekly Top Ten

May 11, 2015 - 2:21 pm

  1. Laura Marling Short Movie (Ribbon)
  2. Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
  3. Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds)
  4. Sam Lewis Waiting On You (Brash)
  5. Saun & Starr Look Closer (Daptone)
  6. Mark Knopfler Tracker (Verve)
  7. Alabama Shakes Sound & Color (Rough Trade)
  8. Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO)
  9. Lila Downs Balas y Chocolate (Sony)

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Democrats keep pushing for new voting measure

The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia. The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia.

May 8, 2015 - 11:00 am

By John Stang Senate Democrats and supporters made a symbolic push Thursday to get a state voting rights act to the Washington Senate floor. The legislation appears doomed for 2015. Technically, though, two similar bills are in play, one sponsored by Sen. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirkland and the other by Rep. Luis Moscoso, D-Mountlake Terrace. The

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Top Ten April 27th – May 3rd:

Weekly Top Ten

May 4, 2015 - 10:27 am

  1. Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
  2. Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds)
  3. Mark Knopfler Tracker (Verve)
  4. Laura Marling Short Movie (Ribbon)
  5. Sam Lewis Waiting On You (Brash)
  6. The Honeycutters Me Oh My (Organic)
  7. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third (Sunday Best)
  8. Lila Downs Balas y Chocolate (Sony)
  9. Brandi Carlile The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO)
  10. Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)

Past Top Ten

Music of the Moment for May 2015:

Close Up Needle on Record

May 1, 2015 - 3:20 pm

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Sam Lewis Waiting On You (Brash) – The sophomore recording from this Nashville transplant brims with sweet country-soul reminiscent of Van Morrison, with an added dash of John Prine. The album is full of Nashville luminaires- Darrell Scott, Kenny Vaughan, Will Kimbrough, Gabe Dixon, the McCrary Sisters and Oliver Wood (who co-produced the album). All in all, this is a beautiful record.

2. The Honeycutters Me Oh My (Organic) – Amanda Platt has taken the reins of this North Carolina band and created their best album to date. If you are a fan of excellent country music, you’ll want to put a copy of Me Oh My in your music collection for sure.

3. Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds) – It’s hard to believe Eilen is already on her 7th studio album, but here it is and she continues to put out soulful, country music that feels like home no matter where you’re from. In 2012 Eilen moved back to Boise. This album gives an intimate picture of her hometown and reflects on Southern Idaho with wise eyes.

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Animals That Help Us Navigate And Heal

courtesy of Niall Kennedy courtesy of Niall Kennedy

April 30, 2015 - 11:16 am

Animals, as pets can bring an invaluable benefit to our lives. And for some, animals can be a lifeline. This week we look at the back story on guide dogs as a source of navigation and safety for thousands of people with visual impairments across the country. We also feature how horses can help in

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Top Ten April 20th – 26th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 27, 2015 - 11:33 pm

  1. Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
  2. Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  3. Saun & Starr Look Closer (Daptone)
  4. Sam Lewis Waiting On You (Brash)
  5. Bhi Bhiman Rhythm & Reason (independent)
  6. Mark Knopfler Tracker (Verve)
  7. The Very Best Makes a King (Moshi Moshi)
  8. Laura Marling Short Movie (Ribbon)
  9. The Honeycutters Me Oh My (Organic)
  10. The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (Capitol)

Past Top Ten

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