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KBCS News and Ideas


February 17, 2017 - 9:35 am

Discover unique and essential conversations about the people who make up our community. Explore local social issues, navigate your commute, and explore simple ideas that will help you make the world a better place. The KBCS audio ideas archive is just a click away.

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Nature: Double Crested Cormorant


August 14, 2017 - 2:03 pm

This KBCS nature segment focuses on a deep diving bird named the Double Crested Cormorant. Learn about how this bird is able to dive longer than others as KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks with Ed Dominguez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist at Seattle’s Seward Park.

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Top Ten August 7th – August 13th:


August 14, 2017 - 12:10 pm

  1. Glen Campbell  Adiós  Universal Music
  2. Dan Auerbach  Waiting On A Song  Easy Eye Sound
  3. Benjamin Booker  Witness  Unknown Label
  4. Moot Davis  Hierarchy of Crows   Independent
  5. Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real  Selections From – Lukas Nelson & Promise  Fantasy
  6. The Mynabirds  Be Here Now (Part 1)  Independent
  7. Jim Lauderdale  London Southern  Sky Crunch
  8. Waxahatchee  Out In The Storm  Independent
  9. Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons With Phil Wiggins  A Black & Tan Ball  Unknown Label
  10. Lydia Ramsey  Bandita  Self Released

Past Top Ten

Interview With a Sexual Abuse Survivor


August 11, 2017 - 11:33 am

When people in the public eye are noted as a sex offender in the media, how does the experience impact those who have survived sexual abuse? KBCS’s KD Hall interviews Kristal Clark, a sexual abuse survivor and founder of Rock Paper Scissors. Krtisal shares her view of recent highly publicized events regarding celebrities being accused of sex offences and how she has coped with the trauma of abuse.

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Food Carts


August 9, 2017 - 12:06 pm

Late last year, Plaza Roberto Maestas opened 112 low income housing units in Beacon Hill, along with a new central plaza. Recently, food carts have also been added to the neighborhood. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with food cart business owners and Miguel Maestas, the El Centro De La Raza Housing and Economic Development Director.

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Lake Washington: Controlling the Water Level


August 4, 2017 - 12:06 pm

What’s waterfront on Lake Washington today was underwater before the Ballard Locks were built. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama finds out more from Ed Dominguez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, as they take a walk in Seattle’s Seward Park and discuss the history of the composure of the lake.

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Music of the Moment – August 2017


August 3, 2017 - 2:44 pm

Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock It’s been forty years since Robyn Hitchcock first recorded music with The Soft Boys. His signature sound of blending rock, folk and psychedelia with a sardonic wit and lyrics that can make you laugh and then choke you up – sometimes in the same song are spread out over an

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How Local College Students Pay for School


August 2, 2017 - 11:45 am

Student loan debt hangs over borrowers with no chance of reprieve. Many try to avoid loans like the plague, but find it’s not always possible due to the rising costs of higher education. KBCS reporter David Joseph talks with students about how they pay for college.

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New York’s Plan to Make College Free


August 2, 2017 - 11:44 am

YES! Magazine’s Susan Gleason speaks with investigative reporter Jay Gabriel about details associated with New York state’s new kind of scholarship program that aims to make college free. Find out the unique way New York is giving students a hand paying for college.

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Local Food: Cranberries


July 31, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Starvation Alley is a local organic cranberry and cranberry juice producer with a mission.  They encourage conventional cranberry farmers who want to grow organically, by purchasing their berries at a premium as the conventional farm makes the three year transition to organic. In this KBCS local food segment, company co-founder Jessica Tantisook speaks about the business side of cranberry farms and what it means to be organic. This story originally aired in 2015.

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Nature: Madrone Tree


July 31, 2017 - 11:32 am

This nature segment focuses on the Pacific Madrone, a berry producing local tree. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama recently took a walk in Seattle’s Seward Park with Ed Dominguez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, to discuss the unique characteristics and history of this tree. Find out about its name and red berries, which are eaten by many animals.

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