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Bushwick Book Club: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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February 27, 2015 - 2:49 pm

91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club present a musical evening inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s epic adventure along the Pacific Coast Trail, chronicled in her best-selling memoir (and now a film starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern) Wild. Wednesday, March 4th, 7:30pm Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Tickets: $10  

Music of the Moment:

Close Up Needle on Record

February 27, 2015 - 1:12 pm

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month: 1. Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) – A classically trained vocalist, Rhiannon displays this fact in abundance on her debut solo record. The songs are from a wide range of sources, with Rhiannon penning the last track.  Producer T Bone

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Eating Disorders

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February 26, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness, including suicide.  We feature a series on the many faces of eating disorders in our communities. Episode 1 – Dr. Neeru Bakshi of the Eating Recovery Center of Washington describes the varying ranges and types of eating disorders. Episode 2 -  South Sound teen,

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Would a new pipeline ease state’s oil train worries?

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February 26, 2015 - 9:55 am

By John Stang As the debates increase over transporting oil by rail, Sen. Mike Baumgartner wants the state to study a potential east-west oil pipeline. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, introduced a bill Wednesday to spend $250,000 on a study by the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council on whether a crude oil pipeline should be installed, and

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Food & Culture in the African American Tradition

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February 25, 2015 - 10:41 am

The definition of soul food is changing in the African American community. And that change is in part because of African American chefs and bakers consciously creating awareness with diverse healthy food options. We talk to three chefs hoping to make a difference in what we eat and how we eat. Tarik Abdullah is a

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Perspectives on Death

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February 24, 2015 - 7:52 am

Death, a natural event we all face, is usually sidestepped as a topic of conversation. Here are some of our local segments on death.  The first two episodes are on a novel about death.  The second two episodes are on how we plan for death and on advanced directives. Episode 1:  Author, Jason Mott penned

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Top Ten February 16th – 22nd:

Weekly Top Ten

February 23, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph) The Decemberists  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World  (Capitol) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) Doug Seegers  Going Down To The River                 (Rounder) various artists  Putumayo Presents: Café del Mundo  (Putumayo) Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain) Flight Facilities  Down

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Bring back the Washington State Presidential Primary

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February 20, 2015 - 8:00 am

By  Top Story Network

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman wants to resurrect the Washington State Presidential Primary. Top Story Network’s Robert Mak has the story.

Education is not a crime

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February 19, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Baha’i’s are a religious minority in Iran. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Baha’i’s have been persecuted in Iran for teaching and studying. An international campaign, Education is Not a Crime, launches on February 27 to shed light on the plight of Iranian Baha’i’s. A documentary, To Light A Candle shows how Baha’i’s have defied the persecution

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Will Initiative 1351 be sent back to voters?

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February 18, 2015 - 10:51 am

By  Top Story Network Just three months after voters approved Initiative 1351 calling for smaller class sizes, lawmakers are thinking about sending the initiative back to voters–what would be a historic move. I-1351 passed in November with 51% of the vote.  State Senator Steve Litzow, R-Mercer Island, calls the initiative “irresponsible” because it directed smaller class sizes

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