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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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Bus Boycotts and Segregation

Author and poet, Georgia McDade on the bus. Author and poet, Georgia McDade on the bus.

February 16, 2016 - 8:12 am

We explore buses and transportation as centers of movement-building and activism. Segregated bus systems were deemed unconstitutional in 1961, only after very persistent efforts by hundreds of freedom fighters who put their life on the line as they demanded for desegregated bus facilities.

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Top Ten February 8th – February 14th:

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February 15, 2016 - 12:27 pm

  1. Dori Freeman  Dori Freeman  (Free Dirt)
  2. Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands  The Hazel and Alice Sessions  (Spruce & Maple)
  3. Aoife O’Donovan  In The Magic Hour  (Yep Roc)
  4. Eli West  The Both  (Self)
  5. Susie Burke & David Surette  Waiting for the Sun  (Madrina)
  6. Rhiannon Giddens  Factory Girl  (Nonesuch)
  7. Infamous Stringdusters  Ladies & Gentlemen  (Compass)
  8. Grace Love and The True Loves  Grace Love & The True Loves  (Self)
  9. Miranda Lee Richards  Echoes of the Dreamtime (Invisible Hands)
  10. Lucinda Williams  The Ghosts Of Highway 20  (Thirty Tigers)

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The History of Seattle’s First Black-owned Radio Station

Former KYAC General Manager, Don Dudley interviewed by Seattle Theatre Group's Vivian Phillips at KBCS. Former KYAC General Manager, Don Dudley interviewed by Seattle Theatre Group's Vivian Phillips at KBCS.

February 15, 2016 - 11:18 am

In 1965, Seattle soul station KYAC went on the air. At the time it was owned by a white man but that would change. Don Dudley eventually took ownership of the station, becoming the first African American to own a radio station in Seattle.

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Finding Love on the Bus

Alper and Amanda met on the bus and fell in love. Alper and Amanda met on the bus and fell in love.

February 14, 2016 - 7:17 pm

Love is in the air. And maybe at your bus stop. Our WTFlux team went in search of love stories. They met Troy who met his future wife on the bus. They also met Alper and Amanda who’s shared bus route led to their romance. Robbin Block, Yuko Kodama and Mona Yeh produced this segment.

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Top Ten February 7th – March 13th:

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February 14, 2016 - 11:24 am

  1. Rokia Traoré Né So (Nonesuch)
  2. Lake Street Dive Side Pony (Nonesuch)
  3. The Cave Singers Banshee (Self)
  4. Evie Ladin Band Jump The Fire (Self)
  5. Basia Bulat Good Advice (Secret City)
  6. The Brainstormers Never Gonna Rain (Self)
  7. Carolina Blue Goin’ Home Today (Self)
  8. Kate Campbell The K.O.A. Tapes (Vol.1) (Self)
  9. Mavis Staples Livin’ On A High Note (Anti-)
  10. Miranda Lee Richards Echoes of the Dreamtime (Invisible Hands)

Past Top Ten

Top Ten February 1st – February 7th:

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February 8, 2016 - 11:21 am

  1. Grace Love and The True Loves  Grace Love & The True Loves  (Self)
  2. Rhiannon Giddens  Factory Girl  (Nonesuch)
  3. Eli West  The Both  (Self)
  4. Courtney Barnett  Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit  (House Anxiety)
  5. Aoife O’Donovan  In The Magic Hour  (Yep Roc)
  6. The Cactus Blossoms  You’re Dreaming  (Red House)
  7. Baaba Maal  The Traveller  (Palm Pictures)
  8. Brennen Leigh  Sings Lefty Frizzell  (South Central)
  9. Dori Freeman  Dori Freeman  (Free Dirt)
  10. Lucinda Williams  The Ghosts Of Highway 20  (Thirty Tigers)

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