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Top Ten September 11th – September 17th:

September 18, 2017 - 1:55 pm

  1. Chicano Batman  Freedom Is Free  ATO
  2. Iron & Wine  Beast Epic  Sub Pop
  3. The War On Drugs  A Deeper Understanding  Atlantic Records
  4. Arcade Fire  Everything Now  Sonovox Records
  5. Gregg Allman  Southern Blood  Rounder
  6. Lila Downs  Salón, Lágrimas Y Deseo  Sony Music
  7. Eilen Jewell  Down Hearted Blues  Signature Sounds
  8. KC Groves  Happy Little Trees  Self
  9. Lilly Hiatt  Trinity Lane  New West Records
  10. The Mynabirds  Be Here Now  Saddle Creek

Past Top Ten

Nature: Cascade Mountain Range

September 15, 2017 - 12:58 am

The Cascade Mountain Range is a massive collection of mountains that spans all throughout Washington. Join KBCS’s Yuko Kodama as she talks to Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center’s Lead Naturalist, as they discuss various aspects of the range, including past, present, and potential volcanic activity.

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Mexican Independence and September 16th

September 14, 2017 - 2:09 pm

Though Mexican Independence was formalized on September 27 1821, September 16th is celebrated as the awakening of the independence movement.

This Saturday is the 207th anniversary of the Grito De Dolores, or Mexican Independence Day. It’s celebrated in Mexico city with the clanging of a bell as revolutionary hero, Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang in 1810.

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Seattle University Professor and daughter of migrant workers, Dr. Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs about the significance of the holiday.

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Safe Heroin Injection Sites

Photo by Travis Lupick

September 11, 2017 - 11:38 am

The debate over safe injection sites in King County is a hot topic. The model for such sites is Insite.  The first such site in North America, it’s located in Vancouver, British Columbia and offers a room with harm reduction supplies and staff who know how to resuscitate people after an overdose.

The podcast, Cited, dives into the story of another type of service,  Vancouver Canada’s Crosstown Clinic.  Here people are actually given government funded, prescription heroin.  Thousands of people visit supervised injection facilities.  The patients at Crosstown are part of a much smaller club.

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Top Ten September 4th – September 10th:

September 10, 2017 - 1:48 pm

  1. Chicano Batman  Freedom Is Free  ATO
  2. Eilen Jewell  Down Hearted Blues  Signature Sounds
  3. Flatt Lonesome  Silence In These Walls  Mountain Home
  4. Iron & Wine  Beast Epic  Sub Pop
  5. John Reischman & The Jaybirds  On That Other Green Shore  Corvus
  6. Waxahatchee  Out In The Storm  Independent
  7. Gregg Allman  Southern Blood  Rounder
  8. Joan Osborne  Songs of Bob Dylan  Womanly Hips
  9. Lilly Hiatt  Trinity Lane  New West Records
  10. Saint Etienne  Home Counties  Independent

Past Top Ten

Nature: Wind Patterns in the Northwest

September 8, 2017 - 1:05 pm

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama talks with Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, about wind patterns in the Pacific Northwest. Find out about the characteristics of the winds in our area and why it is windier on some days more than others.

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Potential Impact of the DACA Repeal

September 8, 2017 - 12:59 pm

The Trump administration recently announced a repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which shelters young undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children, in good standing with the law and who are educated. There are 800,000 of these Dreamers throughout the country and 18,000 of them reside in Washington state.

KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Community to Community and Detention Watch Network Community organizer and DACA recipient, Jose Manuel Carillo yesterday about how the repeal of the DACA program impacts the national conversation on immigration policy.

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Tele-Town Hall: Impact of DACA Repeal on Washington State

September 7, 2017 - 9:47 am

In response to President Trump terminating DACA, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will host a tele-town hall on Thursday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m. During the tele-town hall, Jayapal will discuss the impact of DACA on working families in Washington. Constituents are encouraged to call and ask questions. Constituents are encouraged participate in the town hall by

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Top Ten August 28th – September 3rd

September 4, 2017 - 1:30 pm

  1. John Reischman & The Jaybirds  On That Other Green Shore  Corvus
  2. Juanita Stein  America  Handwritten Records
  3. Lydia Ramsey  Bandita  Self-Released
  4. Arcade Fire  Everything Now  Sonovox Records
  5. Bruce Cockburn  Bone On Bone  High Romance
  6. Chicano Batman  Freedom Is Free  ATO
  7. Saint Etienne  Home Counties  Independent
  8. Amber Cross  Savage On The Downhill  Self-Released
  9. Dale Ann Bradley  Dale Ann Bradley  Pinecastle
  10. Eilen Jewell  Down Hearted Blues  Signature Sounds

Past Top Ten

Mount Rainier’s UFO Clouds

September 1, 2017 - 2:45 pm

Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, shares a story about the 1947 UFO sighting at Mount Rainier. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama joins as they discuss how the mountain’s lenticular clouds are sometimes mistaken for UFOs.

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