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Top Ten March 14th – March 20th:


March 21, 2016 - 11:22 am

  1. Carrie Rodriguez  Lola  (Thirty Tigers)
  2. Mavis Staples  Livin’ On A High Note  (Anti-)
  3. Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones  Little Windows  (CV 30)
  4. CéU  Tropix  (Six Degrees)
  5. Lake Street Dive  Side Pony  (Nonesuch)
  6. Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands  The Hazel and Alice Sessions  (Spruce & Maple)
  7. Lou Doillon  Lay Low  (Barclay)
  8. Loretta Lynn  Full Circle  (Legacy)
  9. Esperanza Spalding  Emily’s D+Evolution  (Concord)
  10. Charles Bradley  Changes  (Dunham)

Past Top Ten

Kehinde Wiley

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March 11, 2016 - 7:36 am

African American artist, Kehinde Wiley, captivates audiences with his work. He’s a seasoned artist but many are meeting him for the first time through his exhibit, A New Republic, on display at the Seattle Art Museum. The Seattle Art Museum was intentional in choosing to open Wiley’s exhibit during Black History Month. They were also intentional

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Music of the Moment: March


March 8, 2016 - 3:03 pm

Spring is upon us! We’re ecstatic about the new album from Rokia Traoré, and the sophomore effort from local moderns Deep Sea Diver, as well as new work from Lake Street Dive, Grant Lee Phillips, and Loretta Lynn.

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KBCS curated concert series kicks off April 29th


March 8, 2016 - 12:25 pm

91.3 KBCS and Bellevue Arts Museum present Sound & Vision, a brand new concert series in an artful environment. Join us for live music, djs, art, and libations.

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Top Ten February 29th – March 6th:


March 7, 2016 - 11:17 am

  1. Bill Frisell  When You Wish Upon a Star  (Okeh)
  2. Ronnie Spector  English Heart  (429)
  3. Mavis Staples  Livin’ On A High Note  (Anti-)
  4. Rokia Traoré  Né So  (Nonesuch)
  5. Basia Bulat  Good Advice  (Secret City)
  6. Charles Bradley  Changes  (Dunham)
  7. Rhiannon Giddens  Factory Girl  (Nonesuch)
  8. Loretta Lynn  Full Circle  (Legacy)
  9. Luther Dickinson  Blues & Ballads  (New West)
  10. Baaba Maal  The Traveller  (Palm Pictures)

Past Top Ten

The Racial Reality of Being Mixed Race


March 4, 2016 - 7:00 am

What does it mean to mixed race? It’s a term recognized but rarely considered in conversations about race and racial identity. However, it should be since according to reports, multiracial individuals are the fastest growing youth group. Seattle-based author and activist, Sharon H. Chang debuts her first book Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In

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Homeless but not Hopeless; Riding the Bus to a Better Future

Al Brown rides the bus to school at Evergreen State College-Tacoma, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (GRANT HINDSLEY, Al Brown rides the bus to school at Evergreen State College-Tacoma, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (GRANT HINDSLEY,

March 3, 2016 - 7:30 am

The bus is a means to a better life for Al Brown. Brown is homeless but not hopeless. He has been homeless for years but that has not determined his outlook on life. Brown is a college student who depends on the bus to move him towards a better future. Whitney Henry-Lester brings us Al’s

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Route 48 Ride Along

March 2, 2016 - 11:29 am

A campaign got route 48 for the Central District and continued advocacy keeps the bus route in business. The Transit Riders Union is very active in ensuring transit justice for all. Yuko Kodama spoke with Transit Riders union General Secretary and Organizer, Katie Wilson. Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches stories.  

Top Ten February 22nd – February 28th:


February 29, 2016 - 11:31 am

  1. Mavis Staples  Livin’ On A High Note  (Anti-)
  2. Charles Bradley  Changes  (Dunham)
  3. Luther Dickinson  Blues & Ballads  (New West)
  4. Bill Frisell  When You Wish Upon a Star  (Okeh)
  5. Esperanza Spalding  Emily’s D+Evolution  (Concord)
  6. Rokia Traoré  Né So  (Nonesuch)
  7. The Brothers Comatose  City Painted Gold  (Swamp Jam)
  8. Deep Sea Diver  Secrets  (High Beam)
  9. Lou Doillon  Lay Low  (Barclay)
  10. Dori Freeman  Dori Freeman  (Free Dirt)

Past Top Ten 

Celebrating Black Love Through the Eyes of Art


February 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

One of Seattle’s biggest Black History Month celebrations happens at EMP Museum called, “Through the Eyes of Art”. The creator of the annual event, Seattle rapper, Draze, stopped by the KBCS studios with more details about this year’s theme of Black Love. It includes an exhibit featuring local black artists, a relationship panel and the

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