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Interesting guests and compelling conversations about local issues. Sunday, July 24 5:30am – Our guest this week offers us a new perspective on how we approach homelessness in our community. Rex Holbein is the Executive Director at Facing Homelessness. Rex and Facing Homelessness do not run their non-profit like others that are trying to end homelessness; instead of offering shelter …

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You Survived CAR-Mageddon

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Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct opened early as Bertha successfully munched her way under the aging roadway.  But we still have the fourth worst traffic conditions in the United States.  Remember, you’ll get traffic every 20 minutes during your morning and afternoon commute on KIXI, AM 880, 106.9 FM-HD-2, and online at www.kixi.com.  And anytime you need it, up-to-the-minute traffic information …

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MUSIC NEWS

Foghat’s Roger Earl Says New Album Is a Nod to Musical Styles, Attitudes that Have Influenced His Band

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Foghat RecordsVeteran boogie rockers Foghat released a new studio album called Under the Influence last month. Founding drummer Roger Earl says his wife and the group’s manager suggested the title after hearing the band members discussing their concept for the album. “We were talking about what sort of attitude we want to have on the record,” Earl tells ABC Radio. …

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David Bowie Nominated Posthumously for Four MTV Video Music Awards

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© Jimmy KingThe nominations for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards have been revealed, and making a surprising appearance alongside various contemporary pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop acts in several categories is the late David Bowie. Two of the influential rocker’s clips, “Blackstar” and “Lazarus,” received a total of four nods in various “professional” categories. The video for “Blackstar,” the …

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Plaintiff Who Lost Infringement Case Involving in Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” Launches Appeal

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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesAn appeal has been filed in the copyright-infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” one month after a Los Angeles jury ruled that the band’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the opening of their classic song from the 1968 Spirit tune “Taurus.” The Wrap reports that Michael Skidmore, who initiated the suit and …

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Big #1 Record: Steven Tyler Tops Country Chart with Debut Solo Album

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Dot RecordsAerosmith frontman Steven Tyler‘s foray into country music has gotten off to a great start, as his twangy debut solo record, We’re All Somebody from Somewhere, has bowed at #1 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums. According to Nielsen Music, the album sold 17,000 copies during its first week of release, which also was good enough for a #19 debut …

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