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Seattle May Day Protest & Demonstrations

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May 2, 2014 - 10:56 am

The turnout for this year’s May Day immigration reform march in Seattle was lighter than in year’s past.

City officials estimated only about 500 people joined the demonstration that ended at Westlake Center without incident.

By evening, however, several hundred different protesters representing a variety of causes began making their way from Capitol Hill to [...]

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Steampunk vs. Steamfunk

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May 1, 2014 - 11:22 am

The 11th annual Langston Hughes African American Film Festival is underway at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle. What began as a weekend series 11 years ago is now a nine-day festival with everything from short to long films and documentaries. And new this year is the addition of food trucks [...]

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Top Ten April 21st – 27th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 28, 2014 - 11:31 am

  1. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (JazzVillage)
  2. Sonny Knight & The Lakers  I’m Still Here  (Secret Stash)
  3. Brigitte DeMeyer  Savannah Road  (independent)
  4. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  5. Cody Chesnutt  Landing On A Hundred: B Sides And Remixes  (Vibration Vineyard)
  6. Ikebe Shakedown  Stone By Stone  (Ubiquity)
  7. Aloe Blacc  Lift Your Spirit  (Interscope)
  8. Shook Twins  What We Do  [...]

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Impacts of the Comcast/Time Warner Merger

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April 23, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Many consumers and business advocates have a lot to say about the Comcast Time Warner merger announcement.  When Comcast buys out Time Warner, the two combined would have 30 million cable subscribers and would control close to half of the internet connections in the United States.   Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green hosts a [...]

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Win an Xbox One video game system

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April 22, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Tuesday, May 6th is GiveBIG day: a one-day fundraising partnership with the Seattle Foundation to raise money for KBCS.

On Tuesday, May 6th, every donation to KBCS will be increased by money from the Seattle Foundation’s “stretch” fund. And to sweeten the deal even more, we’re offering a chance to win The Xbox One Video [...]

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2014 Special Election – Ballots Due Tomorrow

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April 21, 2014 - 11:50 am

Ballots for the 2014 Special Election must be postmarked by tomorrow, April 22nd.

You can vote:

  • By mail. Ballots require first class postage and must be postmarked by April 22nd.
  • 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 [...]

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Top Ten April 14th – 20th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 21, 2014 - 11:08 am

  1. Thievery Corporation  Saudade  (ESL)
  2. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (JazzVillage)
  3. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  4. Kathy Kallick  Cut To The Chase  (Live Oak)
  5. Ibibio Sound Machine  Ibibio Sound Machine  (Soundway)
  6. Laurie Lewis with Tom Rozum & Nina Gerber  One Evening in May  (Spruce & Maple)
  7. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  8. Cahalen Morrison & Eli [...]

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Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington

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April 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. However, long before Robinson was a household name, baseball was a part of the fabric of many African American communities. A new exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum, Pitch Black: African American Baseball in [...]

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Finding Hillywood

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April 14, 2014 - 1:39 pm

The Rwandan genocide began claiming up to a million lives in April 20 years ago. Today, we highlight a documentary film based in Rwanda called Finding Hillywood. It’s created by a local director, Leah Warshawski and the film focuses on the vibrant Rwandan film industry today.  We talk about this film and take a [...]

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Top Ten April 7th – 13th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 14, 2014 - 12:06 pm

  1. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  2. Bibi Tanga  Now  (Jazz Village)
  3. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars  Libation  (Cumbancha)
  4. Naomi Wachira  Naomi Wachira  (independent)
  5. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (JazzVillage)
  6. Caetano Veloso  Abraçaço  (Universal)
  7. Eliza Gilkyson  The Nocturne Diaries  (Red House)
  8. Infamous Stringdusters  Let It Go  (Highcountry)
  9. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  10. The Seldom Scene  Long Time… [...]

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