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Top Ten February 29th – March 6th:

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March 7, 2016 - 11:17 am

  1. Bill Frisell  When You Wish Upon a Star  (Okeh)
  2. Ronnie Spector  English Heart  (429)
  3. Mavis Staples  Livin’ On A High Note  (Anti-)
  4. Rokia Traoré  Né So  (Nonesuch)
  5. Basia Bulat  Good Advice  (Secret City)
  6. Charles Bradley  Changes  (Dunham)
  7. Rhiannon Giddens  Factory Girl  (Nonesuch)
  8. Loretta Lynn  Full Circle  (Legacy)
  9. Luther Dickinson  Blues & Ballads  (New West)
  10. Baaba Maal  The Traveller  (Palm Pictures)

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The Racial Reality of Being Mixed Race

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March 4, 2016 - 7:00 am

What does it mean to mixed race? It’s a term recognized but rarely considered in conversations about race and racial identity. However, it should be since according to reports, multiracial individuals are the fastest growing youth group. Seattle-based author and activist, Sharon H. Chang debuts her first book Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children In

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Homeless but not Hopeless; Riding the Bus to a Better Future

Al Brown rides the bus to school at Evergreen State College-Tacoma, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (GRANT HINDSLEY, seattlepi.com) Al Brown rides the bus to school at Evergreen State College-Tacoma, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (GRANT HINDSLEY, seattlepi.com)

March 3, 2016 - 7:30 am

The bus is a means to a better life for Al Brown. Brown is homeless but not hopeless. He has been homeless for years but that has not determined his outlook on life. Brown is a college student who depends on the bus to move him towards a better future. Whitney Henry-Lester brings us Al’s

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Route 48 Ride Along

March 2, 2016 - 11:29 am

A campaign got route 48 for the Central District and continued advocacy keeps the bus route in business. The Transit Riders Union is very active in ensuring transit justice for all. Yuko Kodama spoke with Transit Riders union General Secretary and Organizer, Katie Wilson. Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches stories.  

Top Ten February 22nd – February 28th:

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February 29, 2016 - 11:31 am

  1. Mavis Staples  Livin’ On A High Note  (Anti-)
  2. Charles Bradley  Changes  (Dunham)
  3. Luther Dickinson  Blues & Ballads  (New West)
  4. Bill Frisell  When You Wish Upon a Star  (Okeh)
  5. Esperanza Spalding  Emily’s D+Evolution  (Concord)
  6. Rokia Traoré  Né So  (Nonesuch)
  7. The Brothers Comatose  City Painted Gold  (Swamp Jam)
  8. Deep Sea Diver  Secrets  (High Beam)
  9. Lou Doillon  Lay Low  (Barclay)
  10. Dori Freeman  Dori Freeman  (Free Dirt)

Past Top Ten 

Celebrating Black Love Through the Eyes of Art

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February 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

One of Seattle’s biggest Black History Month celebrations happens at EMP Museum called, “Through the Eyes of Art”. The creator of the annual event, Seattle rapper, Draze, stopped by the KBCS studios with more details about this year’s theme of Black Love. It includes an exhibit featuring local black artists, a relationship panel and the

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The Campaign for Seattle’s Bus Route 48

Former Seattle CORE member, Maid Adams Former Seattle CORE member, Maid Adams

February 25, 2016 - 7:55 am

What many in Seattle know as bus route 48 didn’t always exist. Thanks to the hard work of community organizers and advocates in 1966, Seattle’s Central Area got much needed north-south transportation. Among the leaders who worked on the Crosstown Bus Campaign was Maid Adams of Seattle Congress of Racial Equality or CORE. Adams reflected

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Seattle Central District Mini-Tran Project

Seattle Central District Mini-Tran Project, 1969-1974 Seattle Central District Mini-Tran Project, 1969-1974

February 23, 2016 - 8:39 am

In 1966, the U.S. Congress passed legislation to initiate the Model Cities Program. The program was developed to address social and economic disadvantages among other things. In 1971, Seattle became a Model City. One of the programs funded was the Mini-Tran Project, a neighborhood bus system that served Seattle’s Central District residential neighborhoods.

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Top Ten February 15th – February 21st:

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February 22, 2016 - 2:34 pm

  1. Solas  All These Years  (THL)
  2. Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands  The Hazel and Alice Sessions  (Spruce & Maple)
  3. Baaba Maal  The Traveller  (Palm Pictures)
  4. Grace Love and The True Loves  Grace Love & The True Loves  (Self)
  5. Battlefield Band  Beg & Borrow  (Temple)
  6. Sainkho Namtchylak  Like a Bird or Spirit, Not a Face  (Ponderosa)
  7. Carrie Rodriguez  Lola  (Thirty Tigers)
  8. Dori Freeman  Dori Freeman  (Free Dirt)
  9. Basia Bulat  Good Advice  (Secret City)
  10. Bill Frisell  When You Wish Upon a Star  (Okeh)

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Job Opportunity: KBCS Associate Director of Development

February 19, 2016 - 3:14 pm

KBCS and the Bellevue College Foundation are seeking a creative fundraising professional with experience in public media fund raising.

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