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Seattle Rally for Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle on Thursday, July 7. Photo courtesy: Casey Martin Black Lives Matter rally in Seattle on Thursday, July 7. Photo courtesy: Casey Martin

July 11, 2016 - 10:59 am

On Thursday a vigil was held in Seattle to honor police shooting victims Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The gathering of over a thousand people was led by the family of Che Taylor who was killed by Seattle police in February. As the vigil turned to protest, Casey Martin was there to talk with demonstrators.

Thanks for the big finish!

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July 1, 2016 - 4:22 pm

KBCS extends a special thanks to all of the dedicated listeners and members who donated before June 30th to end the KBCS budget year with a bang! 

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Music of the Moment – July

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July 1, 2016 - 2:39 pm

Check out these five new albums we’re loving right now.

case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs
Sabrina Starke – Sabrina Starke
Allen Toussaint – American Tunes
Special ConsensusLong I Ride
The Monkees – Good Times!

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#UnmuteTheCommute

The KBCS Party on Wheels bus courtesy of King County Metro transit. The KBCS Party on Wheels bus courtesy of King County Metro transit.

June 30, 2016 - 5:15 pm

We missed you at our #PartyonWheels. But we didn’t want you to miss out on the fun. You can check out what you missed here.

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Weekday schedule update launches July 1st

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June 27, 2016 - 6:27 pm

Listeners to 91.3 KBCS will notice some changes when they tune in on weekdays starting July 1.

Weekday listeners will enjoy progressive ideas throughout the morning, and an eclectic blend of music from noon through the evening.

The Thom Hartmann Program returns to live broadcast, allowing listeners to call in and participate.

Iaan Hughes is followed by veteran music host Carol Handley during the afternoons. Handley, who is known to many radio listeners in the Pacific Northwest from her years at a number of popular stations, returns to KBCS, where she began her career.

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Top Ten June 20th – June 26th:

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June 27, 2016 - 8:00 am

  1. case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs (Anti-)
  2. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Self)
  3. Gregory Porter Take Me To The Alley (Blue Note)
  4. Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers (Caroline)
  5. Special Consensus Long I Ride (Compass)
  6. The Monkees Good Times! (Rhino)
  7. Sarah Jarosz Undercurrent (Sugar Hill)
  8. Paul Simon Stranger To Stranger (Concord)
  9. Allen Toussaint American Tunes (Nonesuch)
  10. Debo Band Ere Gobez (FPE)

Past Top Ten

Top Ten June 13th – June 19th:

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June 20, 2016 - 12:03 pm

  1. Sara Watkins Young In All The Wrong Ways (New West)
  2. Sarah Jarosz Undercurrent (Sugar Hill)
  3. Beth Orton Kidsticks (Anti-)
  4. The Honeycutters On the Ropes (Organic)
  5. The Soul Of John Black Early In The Moanin’ (Cadabra)
  6. case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs (Anti-)
  7. Leyla McCalla A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey (Jazz Village)
  8. Darrell Scott Couchville Sessions (Thirty Tigers)
  9. Allen Toussaint American Tunes (Nonesuch)
  10. Adia Victoria Beyond The Bloodhounds (Atlantic)

Eastside Vigil after Orlando Massacre

photo courtesy of torbakhopper photo courtey of torbakhopper

June 17, 2016 - 2:53 pm

An Interfaith Vigil was held in Bellevue after the Orlando Massacre. Last month, KBCS reporter Casey Martin looked into the impact of this event and other hate crimes on our local Muslim and gay communities. The shooting took place during the Observance of Ramadan and Pride Month.   photo by torbakhopper

Top Ten June 6th – June 12th:

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June 13, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Leyla McCalla A Day for the Hunter, A Day for the Prey (Jazz Village) Carrie Rodriguez Lola (Thirty Tigers) Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is (Stax) Kaia Kater Nine Pin (Kingswood) The Soul Of John Black Early In The Moanin’ (Cadabra) Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire

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Bus Rides, Laughing Yoga and Senior Citizens

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June 9, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Taking the bus is no laughing matter for senior citizen couple, Sashi and Ravi. They live in Bellevue and rely heavily on public transportation to connect with their community through the Indian Association of Western Washington. It’s how they get to laughing chair yoga and share precious laughs with other senior citizens.

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