February 7, 2018 - 11:31 am
When we think of human trafficking, we may think of sex trafficking or something that happens in another country, but anyone who is forced to do any kind of work against their will falls in the human trafficking category. Human trafficking happens right here in our Northwest neighborhoods. Hao Nguyen, Human Trafficking Case Worker at API Chaya, sees these Northwest cases on a regular basis. This five-part series sheds light on the issue.
February 7, 2018 - 11:17 am
February 5th, 2018 was the scheduled trial date for the constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. U.S., to be heard in the U.S. District Court of Oregon, but for now the trial is on hold. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Aji Piper, one of the youth plaintiffs in the case. He shares why he joined the case.
February 2, 2018 - 10:14 am
With the recent repeal of net neutrality, many wonder what a free internet would look like in the future. In Seattle, some are looking to municipal broadband for the answer. Public jurisdictions managing internet service for residents have found success in many smaller cities across the U.S. Locally, the organization, Upgrade Seattle is working with Seattle city council members to create a publicly-owned municipal broadband. KBCS’s Gregg Selby spoke with Devin Glaser, from Upgrade Seattle..
February 2, 2018 - 10:09 am
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the Crosscut Festival is Friday and Saturday (February 2nd and 3rd, 2018). The event brings together speakers from all over the region and country. The purpose is to encourage people to talk about some of the major issues facing our communities today. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Greg Hanscom, the Executive Editor of Crosscut and KCTS 9 Public Television. He shares his take on the shifting role of media in our communities, and gives us some highlights of the festival.
January 22, 2018 - 1:31 pm
On Saturday, January 20th, 2018, tens of thousands of people marched through Seattle for the second annual Women’s March. Some criticized last year’s march for mostly representing white women, and not offering a broader message representing a diversity of women’s experiences. KBCS’s Casey Martin was at the march and asked people if this year’s march felt more inclusive than last year’s.
January 18, 2018 - 1:13 am
We bring you this excerpt from a talk by local activist, Nikita Oliver at the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration at Garfield High School. The theme of the 2018 event was “Take a Knee for Justice”.
January 12, 2018 - 12:07 am
Over 300 people from around Washington state, including tribal members, descended on the State Capitol in Olympia this week, to instigate a campaign called “Climate Countdown”. They say time is running out to pass groundbreaking climate legislation and are demanding the legislature take meaningful action in the 2018 session. Martha Baskin brings us the story.
January 11, 2018 - 12:13 am
America leads the world in wasting food. It’s estimated almost half of all produce in the U.S. is thrown away. “OSL – Operation Sack Lunch“, a nonprofit in Seattle, is trying to combat that problem by rescuing food before it’s wasted. KBCS’s Casey Martin traced how leftover food from local businesses became meals for the homeless.