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Top Ten March 9th – 15th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 16, 2015 - 10:57 am

Brandi Carlile  The Firewatcher’s Daughter  (ATO) Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph) various artists  Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Celebration: Rarities From The Second Decade  (Signature Sounds) Andrew Combs  All These Dreams  (Coin) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) Danielle Nicole  Danielle Nicole EP  (Concord) The Mighty Mocambos  Showdown  (Légére)

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Seattle’s Priority Hire Law

courtesy of got green courtesy of got green

March 13, 2015 - 2:25 pm

A Priority Hire Ordinance passed 9:0 by the City of Seattle in January, 2015. This requires any public construction projects of $5 million or more to hire 20% of its workforce from economically distressed communities within Seattle and King County. KBCS Producer, Yuko Kodama interviewed a number of South Seattle residents on how this new

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Tacoma Immigration Detention Center Protest Update

courtesy of backbone campaign courtesy of backbone campaign

March 13, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Last March, hundreds of detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma performed a hunger strike. It was the first of two more at the Tacoma Northwest detention center and at immigration detention centers in Texas and Alabama. Today we get the update on conditions of the immigration detention center in Tacoma today and on

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Remembering Rachel Corrie and continuing her work

Rachel Corrie Rachel Corrie

March 9, 2015 - 5:55 pm

In March of 2003, 23 year old peace activist from Olympia Washington, Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while undertaking nonviolent direct action to protect the home of a Palestinian family from demolition. Just last month, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to decade-long legal proceedings on whether the Israeli army

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Praise for Selma march, but no action on election bill

The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia. The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia.

March 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm

By John Stang

Amid universal praise for the Selma civil rights march, Washington’s Republican and Democratic senators passed a resolution commending the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for leading the historic walk 50 years ago this week.

Then the Senate’s minority Democrats took the occasion to try to bring a stalled election bill — tailored to provide greater representation for people of color — to the full Senate floor. The Majority Coalition Caucus of 25 Republicans and one Democrat immediately defeated the attempt.

Top Ten March 2nd – 8th:

Weekly Top Ten

March 9, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) D’Angelo & The Vanguard  Black Messiah  (RCA) Danielle Nicole  Danielle Nicole EP  (Concord) Gill Landry  Gill Landry  (ATO) Brandi Carlile  The Firewatcher’s Daughter  (ATO) The Mavericks  Mono  (The Valory) various artists  Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Celebration: Rarities From The Second Decade  (Signature Sounds) Rhiannon

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Black Lives Matter

BLM #2

March 9, 2015 - 12:38 pm

On Music & Ideas host Sonya Green discusses Black Lives Matter and more with author, Green Party US Senate candidate and Seattle chapter Black Panther Party co-founder Aaron Dixon. Dixon is also the author of My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain. We are also joined by Seattle King County NAACP President,

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Seattle’s 1968 Franklin High School Sit-In

Courtesy of MOHAI, Seattle P-I Collection Courtesy of MOHAI, Seattle P-I Collection

March 5, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Seattle’s Franklin High School made history on March 29th, 1968 as reportedly over 100 students staged a sit-in. It was the first of its kind. And it helped to spark the civil rights movement in Seattle. Episode 1 -Former Franklin High School student involved in the 1968 student sit-in, Charles Oliver recounts his experience of

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Minimum wage passes House, heads to Senate

The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia. The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia.

March 4, 2015 - 8:00 am

By John Stang Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, unleashed the forces of science on a Washington House minimum-wage bill Tuesday, arguing that it made no economic sense. “All these arguments are the result of economic illiteracy,” he said. Referring to criticisms of his party on climate change, Manweller added, “We get accused all the time of

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State Senate approves gas tax hike for transportation

The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia. The Legislative Building of the Washington State Capitol, Olympia.

March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

By John Stang

Lt. Gov. Brad Owen ruled Monday that the Washington Senate’s new internal procedural rule to require a two-thirds majority to pass any new taxes is unconstitutional.

So … the Senate went ahead and did what it was about to do on Friday before Democrats requested his ruling.

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