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Music of the Moment:

Close Up Needle on Record

February 2, 2015 - 10:47 am

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month: 1. Bettye LaVette Worthy (Cherry Red) – Bettye just celebrated her 69th birthday and she displays all her singing prowess on her 11th solo recording.  Produced by Joe Henry, who once again surrounded her with a terrific group of musicians, she sings

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Hamilton Middle School Vocal Jazz LIVE on KBCS

January 30, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Every Winter, the Bellevue College Vocal Jazz Ensemble hosts their annual Pacific Vocal Jazz Festival, featuring over a dozen vocal jazz choirs from schools across Puget Sound. Students from Hamilton International Middle School Vocal Jazz Ensemble stopped by the station for a tour and graced us with a little impromptu “station drop.”

Olympia Cheers on Seahawks!

January 30, 2015 - 3:10 pm

            Tyler Hawkins, 5, and his mom, Shawna, shout as loud as they can, along with 350 other people, at noon Friday on the Capitol steps in Olympia in support the Seahawks. His brother Luke, 7, and dad, state Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, were also part of the crowd.

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Cowboy Valentines

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January 30, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Join 91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club for an evening of musical valentines to Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain. Ten performers will tackle literary themes of love, money, cowboys, campfires, family, sheep, fishing and time. You can add a romantic cowboy prix fixe dinner to your ticket (limited table seating is available, so

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$12 minimum wage bill passes its first hurdle

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

January 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm

By John Stang A bill to increase Washington’s minimum wage cleared the House Labor Committee Thursday by a 4-3 party-line vote. The Democrats’ committee victory means that Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D- Seattle, now has to nail down 50 votes to for her bill to pass the full House. It would increase Washington’s minimum wage from

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Carlos Bulosan and Filipino American Activism

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January 28, 2015 - 6:33 am

We have a very rich history of labor union activity in the Pacific Northwest.  We highlight Carlos Bulosan and the immigrant Filipino and Filipino American labor organizing community. News Director, Sonya Green interviews the following guests at the KBCS studios: Conor Casey – University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Labor Archivist Joaquin Uy -  Community

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The IF Project Volunteer Mentor Program

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January 28, 2015 - 2:00 am

About 7200 prisoners are released from Washington state prisons each year. Of those released, 30% end up back behind bars. The IF Project provides a mentorship program started by Seattle detectives in 2008.  The program provides a volunteer mentor to support and assist incarcerated individuals when they’re released from prison. KBCS Producer, Yuko Kodama interviewed

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Washington state transportation package

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

January 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm

From Seattle Top Story Robert Mak interviewed Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-Mercer Island), chair of the House Transportation Committee on lawmakers coming up with a transportation package this year and what’s next for the Bertha tunneling project. Click here for more 2015 Olympia coverage.  

Minimum wage hike could draw more legislative support this year

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

January 27, 2015 - 10:05 am

By John Stang Several supporters of an increase in Washington’s minimum wage made a show of playing “bingo” Monday during a House Labor Committee hearing on the proposal. They marked off a box whenever a business lobbyist uttered a specific phrase or argument — such as Idaho’s $7.25-an-hour minimum wage or passing costs to customers

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KBCS Sonos Playbar Sweepstakes Rules

January 27, 2015 - 9:19 am

Official Contest Rules Eligibility No contribution or purchase is required to enter or win. A contribution or purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Limit one (1) entry per person. This contest is open to all adults, 18 and over who are residents in the state of Washington. Employees and volunteers of KBCS; employees

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