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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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Top Ten October 30th – November 5th:

November 6, 2017 - 2:35 pm

  1. Nattali Rize  Rebel Frequency  Baco Records
  2. Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn  Echo In The Valley  Rounder
  3. Dori Freeman  Letters Never Read  Blue Hens Music
  4. Pat Donohue  Blue Yonder  Bluesky Records
  5. The Wailin’ Jennys  Fifteen  Red House
  6. Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile  Lotta Sea Lice  Milk! Records
  7. Beck  Colors  Fonograf Records/Capitol
  8. Las Cafeteras  Tastes Like LA  Self
  9. Curtis Harding  Face Your Fear  Anti-
  10. Robert Plant  Carry Fire  Nonesuch

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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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Music of the Moment – November 2017

November 3, 2017 - 9:48 am

As colder weather sets in across the Northwest, check out these albums to warm up your winter playlist. Robert Plant – Carry Fire – Nonesuch Wailin’ Jenny’s – Fifteen – Red House Las Cafeteras – Tastes Like L.A. – Self Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear – Anti Charlie Parr – Dog – Red House

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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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Top Ten October 23rd – October 29th:

October 29, 2017 - 2:20 pm

  1. Anna Tivel  Small Believer  Fluff & Gravy
  2. Kuinka  Stay Up Late (EP)  Self
  3. Dori Freeman  Letters Never Read  Blue Hens Music
  4. St. Vincent  Masseducation  Loma Vista
  5. Moses Sumney  Aromanticism  JAGJAGUWAR
  6. Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile  Lotta Sea Lice  Milk! Records
  7. Las Cafeteras  Tastes Like LA  Self
  8. Robert Plant  Carry Fire  Nonesuch
  9. Trout Steak Revival  Spirit To The Sea  Self
  10. The Wailin’ Jennys  Fifteen  Red House

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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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