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Top Ten May 29th – June 4th:

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June 4, 2017 - 11:34 am

  1. Justin Townes Earle  Kids In The Street  Independent
  2. The Secret Sisters  You Don’t Own Me Anymore  Independent
  3. Robyn Hitchcock  Robyn Hitchcock  YepRoc
  4. Blondie  Pollinator  Independent
  5. Chastity Brown  Silhouette Of Sirens  Red House
  6. Jason Isbell  The Nashville Sound  Independent
  7. Julia Holter  In the Same Room  Domino Documents
  8. Little Dragon  Season High  Loma Vista Recordings
  9. Pokey LaFarge  Manic Revelations  Independent
  10. Trombone Shorty  Parking Lot Symphony  Blue Note

4Past Top Ten

Music of the Moment – June

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June 2, 2017 - 4:52 pm

The sun is out and the days are getting longer. Here are a few music picks to consider for your summer soundtrack — check them out!

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An interview with singer-songwriter Lisa Fischer

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June 1, 2017 - 3:55 pm

Listen to Carol Handley in conversation with Lisa Fischer. A former back-up vocalist for superstar artists like Sting, Tina Turner and The Rolling Stones, Fischer’s solo career continues to take her around the world.

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Nature: Sap and Ferns

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May 31, 2017 - 11:06 pm

Did you know that our forests hold licorice treats? Find out how to spot licorice fern on your next hike with Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center lead naturalist, and KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

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Crowd Funding and its Potential for Affordable Housing

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May 31, 2017 - 11:05 pm

In 2012, Barack Obama sign a piece of legislation called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, expanding what can be done with crowd funding. YES! Magazine highlights a recent story regarding how this rule change could potentially open up more funding for affordable housing. YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with Senior Editor James Trimarco to find out more.

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Unmute the Commute: The Night Owls

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May 30, 2017 - 11:24 am

Washington state has the fifth largest homeless population in the country, at about 20,000 individuals as estimated in 2016. When night comes, there are few places where housing insecure individuals can go to keep warm. Especially in the colder months, buses often provide warmth and dry shelter for a few hours. Today on Unmute the Commute, The Night Owls. Produced by Hans Anderson.

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Top Ten May 22nd – May 28th:

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May 28, 2017 - 11:27 am

  1. Naomi Wachira  Song Of Lament  Doreli Music
  2. Justin Townes Earle  Kids In The Street  Independent
  3. The Shins  Heartworms  Columbia
  4. Chastity Brown  Silhouette Of Sirens  Red House
  5. Feist  Pleasure  Polydor France
  6. Little Dragon  Season High  Loma Vista Recordings
  7. Ray Davies  Americana  Sony
  8. Goitse  Inspired by Chance  Self
  9. Jeb Loy Nichols  Country Hustle  City Country City
  10. Whitney Mongé  Stone  Independent

Past Top Ten

The Mosque On The Corner

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May 26, 2017 - 1:38 pm

The month long Muslim observation of Ramadan begins this evening.  We take you to a street corner in north seattle outside of Idris Mosque. 91-3’s Yuko Kodama came across Anthony Parish, holding a sign there on a Friday as people from the mosque attended afternoon prayer.  The sight brought about some lively conversation among passers-by.

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Flamenco

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May 25, 2017 - 10:25 am

What is it that gives flamenco dancing its passionate flare? Listen to the stories that are the foundation for Flamenco dance. Belen Maya is a professional Flamenco Dancer from Spain who describes where the soul of this passionate art form comes from with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

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Life as a Migrant Farm Worker

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May 25, 2017 - 9:56 am

Farms throughout the state are busy with work for migrant laborers as the growing and harvesting season ramps up. A group of farm workers in the Skagit Valley formed Familias Unidas Por La Jusicia, or Families United for Justice, in 2013 to advocate for better working conditions. Earlier this month, the International Labor Rights Forum

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