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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

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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

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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.

State House passes ‘revenge porn’ measure

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

March 3, 2015 - 9:00 am

Distributed by Crosscut Public Media

The Washington House unanimously passed a “revenge-porn” bill Monday that would allow a victim to seek damages in civil court for posting intimate images without a person’s consent.

Top Ten February 23rd – March 1st:

Weekly Top Ten

March 2, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) Bettye LaVette  Worthy  (Cherry Red) Pops Staples  Don’t Lose This  (Anti/Epitaph) D’Angelo & The Vanguard  Black Messiah  (RCA) Heroes Of The Dancefloor  Shelter  (independent) THEESatisfaction  EarthEE  (Sub Pop) The Decemberists  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World  (Capitol) Asleep At The Wheel  Still the King: Celebrating the

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Bushwick Book Club: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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February 27, 2015 - 2:49 pm

91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club present a musical evening inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s epic adventure along the Pacific Coast Trail, chronicled in her best-selling memoir (and now a film starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern) Wild. Wednesday, March 4th, 7:30pm Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 Tickets: $10  

Music of the Moment:

Close Up Needle on Record

February 27, 2015 - 1:12 pm

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month: 1. Rhiannon Giddens  Tomorrow Is My Turn  (Nonesuch) – A classically trained vocalist, Rhiannon displays this fact in abundance on her debut solo record. The songs are from a wide range of sources, with Rhiannon penning the last track.  Producer T Bone

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Eating Disorders

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February 26, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness, including suicide.  We feature a series on the many faces of eating disorders in our communities. Episode 1 – Dr. Neeru Bakshi of the Eating Recovery Center of Washington describes the varying ranges and types of eating disorders. Episode 2 -  South Sound teen,

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