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Progress as of: December 1, 2015

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Top Ten October 12 – October 18:

Weekly Top Ten

October 19, 2015 - 11:53 am

Lianne La Havas  Blood  (Nonesuch)

Leon Bridges  Coming Home  (Columbia)

Gary Clark JrThe Story of Sonny Boy Slim  (Warner Brothers)

Tami Neilson  Dynamite!  (Outside)

Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin  Touristes  (Six Degrees)

Andra Day  Cheers To The Fall  (Warner Bros.)

Empresarios  The Vibes  (Independent)

Patty Griffin  Servant Of Love  (Thirty Tigers)

Shawn Colvin  Uncovered  (Fantasy)

Wes Weddell  Nobody’s Flag  (Independent)

Past Top Ten

Women at Work – Anne Marie Slaughter

Book Jacket - Unfinished Business

October 19, 2015 - 9:28 am

Anne Marie Slaughter is the author of a recent book, “Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family” and the celebrated article “Why Women Can’t Have it All” in the magazine The Atlantic Monthly. Slaughter has been Director of Policy Planning for the US Dept. of State and Professor at Princeton University’s Public and International Affairs School and at Harvard Law School. She spoke at Seattle’s Town Hall last week.

In-Studio: Brazilian musicians Gaúcho and Naoyuki Sawada


October 16, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Saturday, October 17th at 2:30pm on Raizes, host Samia Panni presents Brazilian percussion master Gaúcho and cavaquinho player Naoyuki Sawada.

They will be performing at a Pagode house party with Brazilian percussion master Jorge Alabê, Saturday, October 24th at Jaam Rek Studio in Seattle.

Gaúcho has recently moved to Seattle and is master percussionist at the samba school Escola de Samba Unidos de Seattle.

Top Ten October 5 – October 11:

Weekly Top Ten

October 12, 2015 - 11:52 am

  1. Vieux Farka Touré & Julia Easterlin  Touristes  (Six Degrees)
  2. Andra Day  Cheers To The Fall  (Warner Bros.)
  3. Lianne La Havas  Blood  (Nonesuch)
  4. Jenna Moynihan  Woven  (Independent)
  5. Greg Blake  Songs Of Heart & Home  (Independent)
  6. Leon Bridges  Coming Home  (Columbia)
  7. Open The Door For Three  The Penny Wager  (Independent)
  8. Gary Clark Jr.  The Story of Sonny Boy Slim  (Warner Brothers)
  9. Lindi Ortega  Faded Gloryville  (Last Gang)
  10. Dave Rawlings Machine Nashville Obsolete  (Acony)

Past Top Ten

Nature Deficit Disorder


October 9, 2015 - 10:59 am

It’s no surprise that the natural environment affects our nervous system and bodies in positive ways, yet kids today spend more than seven hours a day in front of entertainment media and an average of a half an hour outside. We highlight the power and benefits of nature on us this week. Episode 1: Hilarie

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Eastside Schools


October 7, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Tens of thousands of students of kids go back to school this fall in the tech corridor of the east side. We highlight Issaquah, Bellevue and Riverview school districts activities and programs. Episode 1 & 2: Issaquah School District Superintendent, Ron Thiele shares his struggles in providing the infrastructure for the growing number of students

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Counter Couture: Fashion from the 1960′s and 1970′s


October 7, 2015 - 11:10 am

Between the civil rights movement, Vietnam War protests and sheer numbers of teenage baby boomers, the US saw a true revolution in politics, style and fashion between the mid 60s and 70′s. This week, we highlight counter culture fashion with University of Washington instructor and guest curator of the Bellevue Arts Museum’s current exhibit, Counter

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Top Ten September 28 – October 4:

Weekly Top Ten

October 5, 2015 - 10:56 am

  1. The Souljazz Orchestra Resistance (Strut)
  2. Los Lobos Gates Of Gold (429-)
  3. Nneka My Fairy Tales (Bushqueen)
  4. Steep Canyon Rangers Radio (Rounder)
  5. Shawn Colvin Uncovered (Fantasy)
  6. Andra Day Cheers To The Fall (Warner Bros.)
  7. Rita Hosking Frankie and the No-Go Road (Independent)
  8. Lianne La Havas Blood (Nonesuch)
  9. Lindi Ortega Faded Gloryville (Last Gang)
  10. Dale Watson Call Me Insane (Red House)

Past Top Ten

Ballots Due Tuesday, November 3rd

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October 3, 2015 - 5:35 pm

The 2015 Primary Election is Tuesday, August 4th.  You can vote:

  • By mail. Ballots require first class postage and must be postmarked by August 4th.
  • At an accessible voting center by 8 p.m.
  • At a 24-hour drop box or a scheduled van drop by 8 p.m.

Don’t forget to sign your ballot envelope! (It is not valid without a signature on the envelope.)

Music of the Moment October 2015

Close Up Needle on Record

October 2, 2015 - 4:53 pm

5 new releases every music fan should check out:

1. Dave Rawlings Machine  Nashville Obsolete  (Acony) – Rawlings is half of the duo that performs as Gillian Welch and this is the 2nd release under his name. With only 7 tracks listed, you may think you’re not getting a full album, but it’s over 45 minutes of music full of their languid tempos and stretched out, slightly surreal, folk songs. Their music is made for careful listening so put your headphones on and lose yourself in the music.

2. Rita Hosking  Frankie & The No-Go Road  (Independent) – This is a concept album inspired by mythologist Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. Rita is an incredibly talented songwriter. She also did all the wonderful illustrations on the CD case and liner notes. Musically, the album moves smoothly between acoustic country, folk and Americana, always rooted by Rita’s superb voice.

3. Donnie Fritts  Oh My Goodness  (Single Lock) – Funky Donnie Fritts is a musician’s musician; an unknown legend who played on tons of classic Muscle Shoals records and recorded with Kristofferson, Prine, Nelson, and Jennings to name a scant few. He’s a terrific songwriter and 

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