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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.  

Top Ten February 22nd – February 28th:

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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

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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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The Campaign for Seattle’s Bus Route 48

Former Seattle CORE member, Maid Adams Former Seattle CORE member, Maid Adams

February 25, 2016 - 7:55 am

What many in Seattle know as bus route 48 didn’t always exist. Thanks to the hard work of community organizers and advocates in 1966, Seattle’s Central Area got much needed north-south transportation. Among the leaders who worked on the Crosstown Bus Campaign was Maid Adams of Seattle Congress of Racial Equality or CORE. Adams reflected

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Seattle Central District Mini-Tran Project

Seattle Central District Mini-Tran Project, 1969-1974 Seattle Central District Mini-Tran Project, 1969-1974

February 23, 2016 - 8:39 am

In 1966, the U.S. Congress passed legislation to initiate the Model Cities Program. The program was developed to address social and economic disadvantages among other things. In 1971, Seattle became a Model City. One of the programs funded was the Mini-Tran Project, a neighborhood bus system that served Seattle’s Central District residential neighborhoods.

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Top Ten February 15th – February 21st:

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February 22, 2016 - 2:34 pm

  1. Solas  All These Years  (THL)
  2. Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands  The Hazel and Alice Sessions  (Spruce & Maple)
  3. Baaba Maal  The Traveller  (Palm Pictures)
  4. Grace Love and The True Loves  Grace Love & The True Loves  (Self)
  5. Battlefield Band  Beg & Borrow  (Temple)
  6. Sainkho Namtchylak  Like a Bird or Spirit, Not a Face  (Ponderosa)
  7. Carrie Rodriguez  Lola  (Thirty Tigers)
  8. Dori Freeman  Dori Freeman  (Free Dirt)
  9. Basia Bulat  Good Advice  (Secret City)
  10. Bill Frisell  When You Wish Upon a Star  (Okeh)

Past Top Ten 

Job Opportunity: KBCS Associate Director of Development

February 19, 2016 - 3:14 pm

KBCS and the Bellevue College Foundation are seeking a creative fundraising professional with experience in public media fund raising.

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Little Rock Nine member, Dr. Terrence Roberts

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

February 19, 2016 - 8:58 am

Dr. Terrence Roberts was one of the Little Rock Nine. The first group of African American students to desegregate Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Dr. Roberts spoke at Bellevue City Hall in January.

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Awesome Bruce Cockburn/Kat Edmonson duet

February 18, 2016 - 3:36 pm

School Desegregation and Busing in Seattle

Young Winona Hollins-Hauge is pictured here with others who participated in the busing program. Young Winona Hollins-Hauge is pictured here with others who participated in the busing program.

February 18, 2016 - 2:46 pm

Seattle implemented a desegregation busing plan in 1978. The program lasted over two decades. Opinions on the success of busing varies. WTFlux spoke with Dr. Norwood Brooks, one of Washington state’s first elected black officials.

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