Film director John Sayles is in town with his partner in life and film, Maggie Renzi, ahead of the Port Townsend Film Festival. The two spoke with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman about their unique journey in filmmaking.
Sayles traces his interest in filmmaking back to his childhood. His family would head to a drive-in theater for hours of entertainment.
The “Columbus” in Columbus Day is under contention and may be on its way out in favor of “Indigenous Peoples Day.” Seattle-based megachurch Mars Hill has been experiencing an exodus of attendees and has had to close several locations in the wake of recent scandals. Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat is back as a bus rider again after years away, but has found that Metro has changed.
Bill Radke reviews the week’s ins, outs, comings and goings with Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas and Luke Burbank.
Ross Reynolds talks with Elizabeth Smith, assistant director of fraud prevention and labor standards at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, about how the state is working to address worker misclassification and other types of wage fraud.
Ross Reynolds talks with Jenny Durkan, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, who announced that she will step down at the end of the month. She looks back at her role in Seattle Police Department reform, preventing cyber crime and shaping state marijuana laws.
You may not know his name, but you've probably heard his music.
Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony contains some of the catchiest tunes in the classical music repertoire. The Czech-born composer was best known for synthesizing European folk melodies into his music. After an extended stay in New York in the late 1800s, Dvorak incorporated traditional American and African American tunes as well.
Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the tentative deal reached to end British Columbia's longest school strike. In addition, he compares British Columbia's court battle over education to the one in Washington state.
Marcie Sillman sits down with environment journalist and Grist.org blogger David Roberts to talk about why he decided to turn off the internet for one year. You can read his story, "Reboot or Die Trying" in the October issue of Outside Magazine.