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Bridging the Gap Between Kids and Farms

October 24, 2017 - 2:08 pm

It’s not often that school-age children get to experience the bounty of food grown on farms in Seattle’s fertile neighboring valleys. “Farm to table” is best known as a culinary experience at high end restaurants. One after-school and pre-school care program is turning that around. Not only are they sourcing locally grown food with the help of a start-up to “bridge the gap between fields and kitchens”, they’re working to make sure staff know how to cook with the valleys unique ripe and ready produce. Martha Baskin has the story.

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Top Ten October 16th – October 22nd:

October 22, 2017 - 2:14 pm

  1. Nattali Rize  Rebel Frequency  Baco Records
  2. Moses Sumney  Aromanticism  JAGJAGUWAR
  3. The Wailin’ Jennys  Fifteen  Red House
  4. Anna Tivel  Small Believer  Fluff & Gravy
  5. Iron & Wine  Beast Epic  Sub Pop
  6. The War On Drugs  A Deeper Understanding  Atlantic Records
  7. Ibeyi  Ash  Self
  8. Molsky’s Mountain Drifters  Molsky’s Mountain Drifters  Tree Frog Music
  9. Paula Boggs Band  ‘elixir – The Soulgrass Sessions’  Independent
  10. Robert Plant  Carry Fire  Nonesuch

Past Top Ten

Nature: Bats

October 20, 2017 - 1:46 pm

Find out about the world of bats. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama talks with Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, about how our local bat population help keep the insect population in check, although they are often perceived as being simply pests for us humans. They also discuss how bats make it through the winter.

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Betsy DeVos Visits Bellevue and Attracts Protesters

October 18, 2017 - 12:23 pm

On October 13th, 2017, protesters gathered in downtown Bellevue to protest Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. DeVos was in town to speak at the Washington Policy Center’s annual dinner. Meanwhile, about a dozen counter protesters gathered nearby in support of DeVos. KBCS’s Ruth Bly and Devin Williams spoke with individuals from both protests. In addition to the audio stream bellow, KBCS also captured this video footage of the event.

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The Challenges of Sending Aid to Puerto Rico

October 16, 2017 - 3:48 pm

Four weeks after Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Rico still reels from the impacts of the natural disaster. According to accounts from the family of local Seattleite, Bettina Carey, lines to buy gas are eight hours long, and banks are open only a couple of hours a day – which means a lot of people are turned away if you’re standing in line when they need to close. ATM machines also only dole out $100 increments, limiting people from purchasing much of what little there is to buy. Carey describes how difficult it’s been for her to get aid supplies to her family in a small town two and a half hours outside of San Juan, Puerto Rico. She speaks with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama.

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Top Ten October 9th – October 15th:

October 15, 2017 - 2:05 pm

  1. Iron & Wine  Beast Epic  Sub Pop
  2. Anna Tivel  Small Believer  Fluff & Gravy
  3. Chicano Batman  Freedom Is Free  ATO
  4. Hiss Golden Messenger  Hallelujah Anyhow  Merge Records
  5. Ibeyi  Ash  Self
  6. Moses Sumney  Aromanticism  JAGJAGUWAR
  7. The Wailin’ Jennys  Fifteen  Red House
  8. Amadou & Mariam  La Confusion  Because Music
  9. Kuinka  Stay Up Late (EP)  Self
  10. Molsky’s Mountain Drifters  Molsky’s Mountain Drifters  Tree Frog Music

Past Top Ten

Nature: Frisky Fall Birds

October 13, 2017 - 1:40 pm

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama joins Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, to talk about why birds in the Pacific Northwest are behaving differently. Find out why some birds in our region are acting like its spring to get a little romance.

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Repatriation of Mexican Immigrant Families and Mexican Americans

October 10, 2017 - 3:58 pm

Imagine being a US Citizen and being deported to a country where you don’t know anyone? This happened in the 1930’s here in America. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage, this series focuses on the history of immigration and repatriation of Mexican immigrants in the US. In this two-part series, KBCS’s Yuko Kodama recently spoke with Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Professor at Seattle University, regarding the impact of the Repatriation program of the 1930’s.

Part 1 – KBCS’s Yuko Kodama and Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs discuss a program in the 1930’s which sent US citizens to Mexico against their will.

Part 2 – KBCS’s Yuko Kodama continues the discussion with Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs about the Repatriation program and its lasting impacts on the psyche of the Mexican American community.

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A Family Torn Apart by Immigration Policy

October 10, 2017 - 12:54 pm

According to Frontline,  immigration detention facilities have held an average of 30,000 detainees per day since 2008. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with Ashley Brown, a mother whose husband of ten years is being held in the Northwest Detention facility. She describes how her husband was detained by ICE agents as he stopped to buy breakfast on the way to work, and how his detention impacts her family.

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Top Ten October 2nd – October 8th:

October 8, 2017 - 1:58 pm

  1. The Mynabirds  Be Here Now  Saddle Creek
  2. Iron & Wine  Beast Epic  Sub Pop
  3. Chicano Batman  Freedom Is Free  ATO
  4. John Reischman & The Jaybirds  On That Other Green Shore  Corvus
  5. Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton  Wildflower Blues  Cinquefoil Records
  6. Hamish Napier  The River  Strathspey
  7. Anna Tivel  Small Believer  Fluff & Gravy
  8. Chris Hillman  Bidin’ My Time  Rounder
  9. Richard Thompson  Acoustic Classics II  Beeswing
  10. The War On Drugs  A Deeper Understanding  Atlantic Records

Past Top Ten

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