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The Social Justice Film Festival

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October 19, 2016 - 8:17 am

The Social Justice Film Festival has started, and features  52 films this year.  The Film Festival dives into topics ranging from workers’ rights to environmental issues. KBCS News Director Yuko Kodama spoke with Rhenda Meiser, Communications Director for the Social Justice Film Festival, and with two local filmmakers, Christy X whose short, Local Treasure screens on October 24th, and

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Candidates John Pass and Tana Senn: State House of Representatives, 41st District

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October 18, 2016 - 8:00 am

Representative Tana Senn is running to keep her seat in the State House, representing Washington’s 41st district. Listen to her take on some big issues—like funding schools, climate change, and minimum wage. Her challenger John Pass never responded to our requests for an interview.

Candidates Joan McBride and Benjamin Judah Phelps: State House of Representatives, 48th District

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October 18, 2016 - 7:57 am

Representative Joan McBride talks about transit, state-wide minimum wage and how to fund public schools. She’s running to keep her position representing the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives. Her opponent, Republican candidate Benjamin Judah Phelps never responded to our requests for an interview.

Top Ten October 17th – October 23rd:

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October 17, 2016 - 12:33 pm

  1. Y La Bamba Ojos Del Sol Unknown Label
  2. The Frightnrs Nothing More To Say Daptone Recording Co.
  3. Joseph I’m Alone, No You’re Not ATO
  4. St. Paul & The Broken Bones Sea Of Noise Records Label LLC
  5. Blue Highway Original Traditional Rounder
  6. Chatham County Line Autumn Yep Roc
  7. The Head and the Heart Signs of Light Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  8. John Prine For Better, Or Worse Oh Boy
  9. Kate Rusby Life In A Paper Boat Pure
  10. Courtney Marie Andrews Honest Life Mama Bird

Past Top Ten

Candidates Roger Goodman and Ramiro Valderrama: State House of Representatives, 45th District

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October 17, 2016 - 8:13 am

Deputy Mayor Ramiro Valderrama is challenging State Representative Roger Goodman for his position in the 45th district. Here’s KBCS News director Yuko Kodama with the coverage. The KBCS 2016 Election Series was produced by Jennie Cecil Moore and Angie Voyles Askham.

The Campaign Contributions Ballot Initiative. I-735

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October 17, 2016 - 8:10 am

Supporters of Washington Ballot Initiative 735 are looking to overturn Citizens United— the 2010 Supreme Court decision that prohibited the government from restricting campaign contributions from corporations, under the ruling that those contributions are free speech. The ballot initiative itself pushes for the Washington state congressional delegation to propose a federal constitutional amendment that would

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Candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal: Superintendent of Public Instruction

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October 17, 2016 - 8:09 am

Erin Jones and State Representative Chris Reykdal are running for the job of Superintendent of Public Instruction, a position that oversees the state’s K-12 education. This office provides funding and resources for public schools, administers basic education programs, and implements education reform. KBCS News Director Yuko Kodama has more. The KBCS 2016 Election Series was

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Public Schools: the LGBTQ Community, and Communities of Color

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October 17, 2016 - 7:58 am

Next up on the KBCS 2016 Election series, we have a conversation brought to us by KBCS Guest Producer Ijeoma Oluo. She spoke with Jessie Hagopian, Garfield high school teacher-educator and IAmAnEducator.com blogger, and Sarah Mayes, a transgender parent who transitioned while her two children attended the public schools. They discussed the experiences of the

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Candidates Bob Hasegawa and Dennis Price: State Senate, 11th District

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October 14, 2016 - 7:58 am

We continue our coverage of the 2016 local elections with segments of interviews with State Senator Bob Hasegawa and Dennis Price, who are running for State Senate, 11th District. Here’s KBCS News Director, Yuko Kodama. This series was produced by Jennie Cecil Moore and Angie Voyles Askham.

Candidates Judy Clibborn and Michael Appleby: State House of Representatives, 41st District

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October 14, 2016 - 7:48 am

Next on our 2016 Election Series: candidates for the state House of Representatives, Judy Clibborn and Michael Appleby, share their viewpoints on key issues. Here’s KBCS News director Yuko Kodama. This series was produced by Jennie Cecil Moore and Angie Voyles Askham.

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