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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 communities. 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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Navigating the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Transgender Veteran

November 11, 2017 - 8:02 pm

A federal judge has placed a temporary stay on President Trump’s ban on transgender soldiers.  Meanwhile,  transgender veterans struggle to navigate for appropriate healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with transgender U.S. army veteran Brooke Wylie about her experiences in advocating for services.

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Gun Regulations in Washington State

November 7, 2017 - 1:38 pm

A 2014 report from the Guardian found that 28 of the 50 states had no regulation on the sales of guns, the use of locking devices or gun shows. Within the past year, two gun responsibility measures were passed in Washington state. This four-part series addresses gun violence and updates on recently passed and proposed gun regulations in the state of Washington. (This series originally aired between October 12 and and 13th)

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The Backbone Campaign: So You Want To Be An Activist?

November 7, 2017 - 12:01 am

The Backbone Campaign helps organize social demonstrations and trains global change agents in artful protest, organizing and kayaktivism.

Listen to a series of segments from KBCS Reporter, David Joseph’s visit to the Backbone Campaign’s activist training camp.

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

November 6, 2017 - 1:38 pm

This series focuses on the impact on domestic violence on the child. KBCS’s KD Hall speaks with Dr. Tracee Parker, from Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence, and Shawn Carter, Ingraham High School football coach. Dr. Parker is a domestic violence expert who also formerly ran the Safe Havens Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program. This six-part series focuses on how children, coping with the trauma of witnessing abuse, deal with the impact as they transition into adulthood and beyond.

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Interview with a Death Doula

November 1, 2017 - 10:28 pm

Counselor and Author, Dr. Cat Saunders, has a love of working with people who are dying. She’s a death doula. Listen to this two-part series on how she approaches her work.

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Election Coverage 2017

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October 28, 2017 - 7:14 pm

KBCS brings you local elections coverage: unique and essential interviews with local candidates. Visit our Elections 2017 page to find audio and extra content.

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Elections 2017: Washington State Senate District 45 – Dhingra and Englund

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October 27, 2017 - 11:31 pm

The 45th District race will likely determine which party controls the State Senate. KBCS’s Gregg Selby interviewed candidate Manka Dhingra. Her opponent, Jinyoung Englund , had a scheduling conflict, so we used her responses to similar questions that were asked of the candidates at a September 18th election forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County and recorded by TVW.

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Elections 2017: Burien City Council Position Number 5 – Tosta and Green

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October 27, 2017 - 6:37 pm

KBCS continues its coverage of the 2017 Washington State General Election. KBCS’s Gregg Selby interviewed incumbent candidate Nancy Tosta Her challenger, Darla Green of the “Burien Proud, Burien First” slate of City Council candidates did not respond to our request for an interview or written statement.

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Elections 2017: Bellevue City Council Position 4

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October 27, 2017 - 5:20 pm

Bellevue City Council Position Number 4 is an open seat. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Bellevue City Council candidates Jared Nieuwenhuis and Karol Brown. They are running for Bellevue City Council Position 4.

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Elections 2017: Seattle City Council Position Number 8 – Grant and Mosqueda

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October 27, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Seattle City Council Position number eight, is an open seat and one of the two citywide, at-large positions on the Seattle City Council. KBCS’s Gregg Selby interviewed candidates John Grant and Teresa Mosqueda.

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