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Top Ten November 10th – 16th:

Weekly Top Ten

November 17, 2014 - 1:11 pm

  1. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  2. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Space Age  (Okeh)
  3. Various artists  Take Me To The River Soundtrack  (Stax / Concord)
  4. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  5. Etana  I Rise  (VP)
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DJ Top Ten Lists

November 14, 2014 - 11:47 am

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Top Ten November 3rd – 9th:

Weekly Top Ten

November 10, 2014 - 3:42 pm

  1. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  2. various artists  Take Me To The River Soundtrack  (Stax / Concord)
  3. Etana  I Rise  (VP)
  4. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  5. Max Capote  Aperitivo de Moda  (independent)
  6. Jungle [...]

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Music of the Moment:

Close Up Needle on Record

November 7, 2014 - 6:54 pm

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:

  1. Etana I Rise  (VP) – In Swahili, Etana translates to ‘The Strong One’, which is an apt name for a female artist in the male dominated genre of Reggae music. 
  2. Leonard Cohen  Popular Problems  (Columbia) – There aren’t too many 80 year old artists, who are still creating amazing music.
  3. Nikki Yanofsky  Little Secret  (A440) – A young Canadian who has worked with Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ramone and others, Nikki’s sophomore release is produced by Quincy Jones.
  4. Becky Buller  ‘Tween Earth and Sky  (Dark Shadow) – This is Becky’s first solo recording in 10 years, and it is certainly worth the wait. 
  5. Red Martina  Come On Home  (Badtape) – 2nd release from this superb downtempo hip-hop band out of Philly who avoids the infamous sophomore slump. Haley Cass’s vocals are really great and the whole album should have wide crossover appeal.

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The Top 10 City Soul events

November 6, 2014 - 12:04 pm

City Soul (Fridays, 9p-11p) is celebrating their 10th anniversary.

In addition to hosting KBCS’ premier electronic dance music program, DJs J-Justice and Atlee Treasure have done a lot of live events over the years. Here are their Top 10 favorites:

1. Erykah Bau & The Roots – Marymoor Park 2. Cobblestone Jazz – Nectar 3. [...]

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Voter Rights – Voter Suppression Series

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November 6, 2014 - 12:14 am

Many Americans tend to take pride in our election system. This KBCS Produced five-part-series reflects on the struggles toward making our voting process more fair.

Producer Yuko Kodama interviewed former University of Washington Political Science Professor Luis Ricardo Fraga and University of Washington Political Science and Adjunct Law Professor, Matt Barreto in 2013. You can [...]

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State Initiative 1351 – smaller classroom sizes

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November 4, 2014 - 11:58 am

Voters are casting their ballots on whether or not to shrink classroom sizes throughout the state on November 4th.

If approved by voters, the measure would require fewer students per classroom in grades K through 12. For kindergarten through third grade, each class would have no more than 15 to 17 students. In grades 4 [...]

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Washington State Gun Rights Measures Initiative 591

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November 4, 2014 - 11:56 am

The debate over school shootings and gun control laws heats up in the wake of the recent Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting that left two dead and three others injured. The young shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, took his own life.

Now Washington voters have a decision to make about gun laws in the state. The Washington [...]

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Top Ten October 27th – November 2nd:

Weekly Top Ten

November 3, 2014 - 11:52 am

  1. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  2. Etana  I Rise  (VP)
  3. Soul Scratch  Down The Road (independent)
  4. various artists  Take Me To The River Soundtrack  (Stax / Concord)
  5. Max Capote  Aperitivo de Moda  (independent)
  6. Louise [...]

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General Election Ballots Due Tuesday, November 4th

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October 29, 2014 - 5:35 pm

The 2014 General Election is Tuesday, November 4th.  You can vote:

  • By mail. Ballots require first class postage and must be postmarked by November 4th.
  • 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 to sign your ballot envelope! [...]

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