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DACA Student Voice on the Election of President Trump

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February 24, 2017 - 12:57 pm

The Obama administration signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in 2012 to allow undocumented immigrant minors the ability to remain in the US to work or attend school. Recently, the White House announced that they will be issuing a new Executive Order to ban entry by citizens from the same seven Muslim-majority countries again.

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2017 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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February 22, 2017 - 12:49 pm

February 23rd kicks off the 5th annual Seattle Asian American Film Festival and one of the opening night films is Who Killed Donnie Chin. For years Donnie Chin was a mainstay in Seattle’s International District. On July 23rd 2015, Chin was murdered in Chinatown. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Matt Chan, the Producer/Director of Who Killed

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Navigating Syria and the United States

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February 22, 2017 - 8:13 am

On January 27th this year, The President issued an executive order that banned travel to the United States for a period of 3 months. The predominantly Muslim countries impacted included Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia. Travel from Syria was banned completely with this order. On February 3rd, the 9th US Circuit Court of

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Hotel Housekeeping

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February 22, 2017 - 8:05 am

Many of us has stayed in hotels and motels while on business or vacation. Natalie Kelley, Organizer with Unite Here Local 8 spoke with a hotel housekeeper who cleans up after our visits, Yen Deng. Deng describes what she faces while on the job. Union hotel housekeepers are known to have quality and affordable health

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Environmental Issues And The New EPA Director

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February 22, 2017 - 7:58 am

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was a strong supporter of fracking and received significant contributions from the oil and gas industry. Last week, the Senate confirmed his appointment as the new EPA director. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Yes Magazine senior editor, Stephen Miller about this and other stories in the news.

Top Ten February 13th – February 19th:

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February 21, 2017 - 11:27 am

  1. Nikki Lane Highway Queen New West
  2. Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway – EP Nonesuch
  3. Jesca Hoop Memories Are Now Sub Pop
  4. Rose Cousins Natural Conclusion Unknown Label
  5. Sallie Ford Soul Sick Vanguard
  6. Bridget Kearney Won’t Let You Down Signature Sounds
  7. Youssou N’Dour Africa Rekk Sony
  8. Alison Perkins And Nicolas Brown All Covered With Moss Self
  9. David Francey Empty Train Laker Music
  10. Quetzal The Eternal Getdown Smithsonian Folkways

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What Its Like To Be A Hotel Housekeeper

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February 17, 2017 - 2:15 pm

Seattle voters recently passed Initiative 124 to protect hotel workers from sexual harassment and on the job injuries. Northwest Hospitality Union Local 8 organizer Olga Chavaria spoke with Sonia Guevara, a Union Local 8 hotel housekeeper, about obstacles she faces cleaning hotel rooms full time.

Indivisible Seattle: The Local Group Opposing Trump’s Agenda

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February 17, 2017 - 2:15 pm

The grassroots group Indivisible Seattle is focused on blocking President Trump’s agenda at the Federal level. The group has grown from 2 members to over 2,000 members since January 1st, this year. They target our local Members of Congress and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. KBCS’s David Griffith reports from one of the group’s

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What’s The Buzz On A Mass Strike?

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February 14, 2017 - 1:14 pm

Mass nationwide strikes, in resistance to the current administration, are in the works. One has been declared for this Friday, February 17th. Another is being organized for International Women’s Day, March 8th. Yes Magazine Senior Editor, James Trimarco has been following the discussions on strikes, and shared his perspective on the March 8th mass strike

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Finding Love on the Bus

Alper and Amanda met on the bus and fell in love. Alper and Amanda met on the bus and fell in love.

February 14, 2017 - 1:11 pm

Love is in the air. And maybe at your bus stop. Our WTFlux team went in search of love stories. They met Troy who met his future wife on the bus. They also met Alper and Amanda who’s shared bus route led to their romance. Robbin Block, Yuko Kodama and Mona Yeh produced this segment,

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