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Top Ten June 19th – June 25th:


June 25, 2017 - 11:51 am

  1. The Secret Sisters  You Don’t Own Me Anymore  Independent
  2. Holly Macve  Golden Eagle  Bella Union
  3. All Our Exes Live In Texas  When We Fall  Universal
  4. Dan Auerbach  Waiting On A Song  Independent
  5. Jason Isbell  The Nashville Sound  Independent
  6. Rachel Baiman  Shame  Independent
  7. Joan Shelley  Joan Shelley  No Quarter Records
  8. Aimee Mann  Mental Illness  SuperEgo Records
  9. Benjamin Booker  Witness  Independent
  10. Trombone Shorty  Parking Lot Symphony  Blue Note

Past Top Ten

Racial Inequity and “Interrupting Whiteness”


June 23, 2017 - 11:59 am

This week, highlights of Interrupting Whiteness – What is Whiteness? What is the culture of it, and how is it a system of oppression? The recording is from a PechaKucha event held at the Seattle Public Library earlier this month. This five-part series includes excerpts from various speakers at the public event.

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Nature: Dark-eyed Junco


June 21, 2017 - 11:47 am

Find out more about the sights and sounds of one species of bird in our area, the Dark-eyed Junco in this KBCS nature segment. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Ed Dominguez, Audubon Lead Naturalist in Seattle’s Seward Park, about the beautiful small sparrow bird.

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Interview With Musician Naomi Wachira


June 21, 2017 - 11:47 am

Naomi Wachira is a Kenyan-American music artist living in Yakima today. KBCS’s Sonya Green asked Wachira about her approach to music at our studios a few years ago. Also included in this segment is Naomi Wachira’s new release “Heart of a Man”. Naomi Wachira will be performing at SoFar in Seattle on June 29th.

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Nature: Why Birds Sing


June 21, 2017 - 10:15 am

What are those birds singing about? Find out as KBCS’s Yuko Kodama talks with Ed Dominguez, Audubon Lead Naturalist, in Seattle’s Seward Park. They discuss the different types of songs that birds sing as well as their motivation for singing.

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Jimi Hendrix Park: Now Open in Seattle


June 20, 2017 - 9:39 pm

The grand opening of Seattle’s new Jimi Hendrix Park happened earlier this month. Conversations about dedicating the park to the guitar legend started 11 years ago. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Maisha Barnett, Project Manager for the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation, about the new park.

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Unmute the Commute: Rainier Ave, 1.5 Accidents a Day. No More.

Ranier Ave S

June 19, 2017 - 1:59 pm

Do you know what the most dangerous street in all of Seattle is? Chances are you’re thinking of Aurora, or maybe Lake City Way. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s Rainier Ave S. And, you may be even more surprised to learn how extensive the problem is – on average, there are

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Electric Rail Trains: New Proposals for Renewable Energy

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June 19, 2017 - 9:59 am

Is is possible for electric rail trains to transport freight and distribute renewable energy? YES! Magazine senior editor Stephen Miller has been looking into new proposals for a nationwide electric rail. He speaks with YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason about the concept being promoted by a local organization on Vashon Island.

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Top Ten June 12th – June 18th:


June 18, 2017 - 11:46 am

  1. The Secret Sisters  You Don’t Own Me Anymore  Unknown Label
  2. All Our Exes Live In Texas  When We Fall  Universal
  3. Dan Auerbach  Waiting On A Song  Unknown Label
  4. Robyn Hitchcock  Robyn Hitchcock  YepRoc
  5. Jason Isbell  The Nashville Sound  Unknown Label
  6. Tobias The Owl  Every Eye Is A Universe  London Tone Music
  7. Slaid Cleaves  Ghost on the Car Radio  Candy House Media
  8. Rachel Baiman  Shame  Unknown Label
  9. Oumou Sangare  Mogoya  World Circuit Records
  10. Tape Stacks  Coastal Cities  Self

Past Top ten

What is Sharia?: Sounds from the Anti-Sharia Protest and its Counter-Protest


June 13, 2017 - 3:04 pm

The anti-Sharia protest and its counter-protest in downtown Seattle on Saturday was a face-off of a smaller group of anti-Sharia protestors and a colorful and loud, larger group of counter-protesters. Between the two groups was a zone of about 50 feet lined with  rows of  police.  It was a noisy affair with counter-protestors blaring horns and the sound of a train whistle.  Listen to our series on what Sharia is, as shared by the people who attend the protest and counter-protest.

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