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Music of the Moment:

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April 4, 2014 - 9:22 am

Five new releases that we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Rodney Crowell Tarpaper Sky (New West) – Rodney continues to pen deceptively simple songs that hold brilliant nuggets of wisdom.

May you always stay in touch with the things That keep you young. When you’re staring at [...]

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Brazilian Guitarist, Ian Faquini:Live In-Studio

Guitarist Ian Faquini

April 2, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Saturday, April 5th Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini performs live in the KBCS studios.

Samia Panni, host of our Brazilian music show, Raizes, talks with Faquini about his new album and his upcoming performance at The Royal Room in Seattle.

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Donate A Vehicle to KBCS!


April 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

KBCS has good news for you! Whether your vehicle is running or not, you can make a tax-deductible donation of your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, tractor, scooter, snowmobile, boat, and yes, even jet ski, to community radio. Use this convenient online form or call 877-411-3662 for more information about making a vehicle donation to [...]

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Kore Ionz Interview on Reggae Party

Reggae band Kore Ionz

April 2, 2014 - 12:00 am

Daniel Pak of Kore Ionz will talk from Hawaii with Reggae Party Host, Rankin’ Mark.

Originally from Hawaii, Daniel is lead singer and guitarist for Seattle reggae group Kore Ionz, whose third release “Feels Good” will follow their two strong albums “World War Free” (2011) & “Half-Hour Revolution” (2008).

Kore Ionz sound is expansive, [...]

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Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices for National Poetry Month

Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown. Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown.

April 1, 2014 - 3:06 pm

April is National Poetry Month. This month KBCS in partnership with Jack Straw Productions and the Institute for Poetic Medicine (IPM ) in Palo Alto, CA will air “Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices”.

This project highlights the voices of Foster High School students. The students learn to tell their stories with direction from [...]

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GiveBIG – Tuesday, May 6th!

Give BIG 2014

April 1, 2014 - 8:15 am

Mark Tuesday, May 6th on your calendar – that’s the day you can GiveBIG to KBCS. The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign is a fun way to increase the value of your donation to KBCS.

Each credit or debit card donation made to KBCS through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website on May 6th will [...]

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Top Ten March 24th – 30th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 31, 2014 - 9:30 am

  1. Alsarah & The Nubatones  Silt  (Wonderwheel)
  2. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  3. Ikebe Shakedown  Stone By Stone  (Ubiquity)
  4. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  5. Tattletale Saints  How Red Is The Blood  (Old Oak)
  6. Thomas Blondet  Future World  (Rhythm & Culture)
  7. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  Give the People What They Want  (Daptone)
  8. La Misa Negra  [...]

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Guest Selector “Scotty Crucial” on Reggae Party tonight!

March 27, 2014 - 12:00 am

Reggae band The CrucialitesScotty Crucial of The Crucialites (band) & I’N’I Sound Collective (soundsystem).

Scotty is the spearhead behind The Reggae Room, (Fridays at Cafe Ibex in Seattle’s Ranier Valley) with a rotating lineup of local and touring reggae bands and selectors.

The Crucialites [...]

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Seattle Deaf Film Festival – April 4th through April 6th

deaf spotlight

March 26, 2014 - 11:05 am

Well over 10,000 people in Washington are deaf.  Our state hosts a rich variety of resources for the deaf.  Today, we look at the culture contributed by, for, and of the deaf in our region.  The deaf community produces plays, advocates for art tours at museums interpreted in sign language, organizes community discussions on the [...]

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Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma

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March 25, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Since March 7th a large number of detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have been on a hunger strike, protesting conditions in the immigration detention facility. The strikers have given a list of demands to GEO, the private company that built and operates the immigration detention facility. On the 11th day of the [...]

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