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Lawmakers compromise on oil trains

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

April 27, 2015 - 7:00 am

By John Stang Heavy on trains and pipelines, but no Puget Sound oil spill prevention measures. That about sums up a Washington House-Senate compromise on their competing oil transportation safety bills. The Senate passed the compromise, 46-0, on Friday. Shortly after, the measure got a resounding 95-1 Yes from the House. “It’s an above-average bill,”

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Coal & Oil in the Northwest

Smoke stacks at Coal Power Plant

April 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Wednesday, April 20th is Earth Day. This week we get Northwest perspectives on how the coal and oil industry affects us all. Guests include:

  • Meg Matthews,  spokesperson for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. Information at
  • Rebecca Ponzio, Oil Campaign Director for the Washington Environmental Council. More info at
  • Jewell James,  Coal Manager of the Lummi Sovereignty and Treaty Protection Office. Visit for more information
  • Robin Everett,  Sierra Club organizer.  More at


Top Ten April 13th – 19th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 20, 2015 - 1:09 pm

  1. Sam Lewis Waiting On You (Brash)
  2. Lila Downs Balas y Chocolate (Sony)
  3. Pharis & Jason Romero A Wanderer I’ll Stay (Lula)
  4. Mark Knopfler Tracker (Verve)
  5. D’Angelo & The Vanguard Black Messiah (RCA)
  6. Pokey LaFarge Something In The Water (Rounder)
  7. Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
  8. Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  9. The Mighty Mocambos Showdown (Légère)
  10. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third (Sunday Best)

Past Top Ten

Live from the KBCS living room: Kris Delmhorst

April 20, 2015 - 8:14 am

Levy Reform is a Civil Rights Issue

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

April 17, 2015 - 8:00 am

Calling it a civil rights issue, Washington Public Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn urges lawmakers to make changes so that school districts aren’t as reliant on local levies. In this raw video, Dorn explains why levy reform is just as important as new education funding, for the legislature to comply with the State Supreme Court McCleary

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Hello and farewell

Arpana Sangamithra

April 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Sonic Traveler with DJ Spektra, featuring ambient, jazz and trance rhythms from around the world, is moving to Wednesday evenings from 9-11pm. Sonic Traveler replaces The Spice Route, whose host has taken leave from KBCS.

The Spice Route host Arpana Sangamithra filled our lives with the music of South Asia, and we will miss her presence and talents a great deal.

The Spice Route was our weekly musical journey through the diverse musical landscape of the Indian sub-continent. Listeners have tuned in from all over the world to hear everything from classical Carnatic music and mellow ghazals.

“I have hosted Spice Route for nearly 8 years and it has brought be tremendous joy, peace and fulfillment. However, the time has come for me to hang my headphones and bid adieu to the airwaves. Thank you to all the amazing listeners, friends, co-hosts, other show hosts and my incredible subs! I will always love you!! May your life be filled with music and love!” – Arpana

The Spice Route playlists and two-week audio archive are available here.


Hawai`i Radio Connection live broadcast and open house

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April 15, 2015 - 11:07 am

91.3 KBCS is thrilled to open our doors to the public for a live broadcast and open house on Saturday, May 2nd. Please join us for Hawaiian music, BBQ and fun. Please RSVP to this event by Friday, April 24th.  

Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG – Tuesday, May 5th

GiveBIG logo

April 15, 2015 - 10:52 am

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign is a great way to increase the value of your donation to KBCS. Each credit or debit card donation made to KBCS through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website , will receive a portion of the Seattle Foundation’s matching funds (or “stretch”) pool. The more money we raise, the more KBCS will receive

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Multiple Sclerosis

By MS patient, Vera Wundes: Courtesy of Pavle Repovic By MS patient, Vera Wundes: Courtesy of Pavle Repovic

April 13, 2015 - 2:56 pm

12,000 people in Washington state live with the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis or MS.  MS is a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.  It’s an elusive disease with no known cause or cure.  This series highlights living with, treating, and caring for those with MS. Episode 1 – Swedish Hospital

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The Man Behind ‘Essence’, the Black Women’s Magazine

Courtesy of Essence Magazine Courtesy of Essence Magazine

April 13, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Essence is a well-known monthly African American women’s magazine.  What may not be as well-known is the successful black women’s lifestyle publication was founded by four African American men including Edward Lewis.  Edward Lewis was in our studios to share his perspective and experience in starting up, Essence. Episode 1 – Co-Founder of Essence Magazine, 

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