Seattle http://kuow.org en Murray's Executive Order A 'Christmas List' Of Racial Equity Requests http://kuow.org/post/murrays-executive-order-christmas-list-racial-equity-requests <p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order Thursday to expand the Race and Social Justice Initiative program.</p><p>The new order is intended to hold the city accountable after a survey commissioned by the city found that around 90 percent of residents say the city continues to have racial problems. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:28:31 +0000 Joshua McNichols 31915 at http://kuow.org Murray's Executive Order A 'Christmas List' Of Racial Equity Requests Mayor Murray's Shake Up Causes Outrage In Arts Commmunity http://kuow.org/post/mayor-murrays-shake-causes-outrage-arts-commmunity <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton about the shake up at <a href="https://www.seattle.gov/filmandmusic/">City of Seattle's Office of Film and Music</a>. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:43:42 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 28523 at http://kuow.org Mayor Murray's Shake Up Causes Outrage In Arts Commmunity 2014 Brings Good News For Seattle Renters http://kuow.org/post/2014-brings-good-news-seattle-renters <p>David Hyde talks with Tim Ellis, founder of the real estate news blog <a href="http://seattlebubble.com/blog/">The Seattle Bubble</a>, about the booming development industry and stabilizing rents. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:45:13 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn 26477 at http://kuow.org 2014 Brings Good News For Seattle Renters Beyond Singles: A Sneak Peak At Movies And TV Shot In Seattle http://kuow.org/post/beyond-singles-sneak-peak-movies-and-tv-shot-seattle <p>You know that "Singles" and "Sleepless in Seattle" were shot in Seattle, but what about Cameron Crowe’s "Say Anything"? Or "Humpday" and "It Happened at the World’s Fair," starring Elvis (in Technicolor)? Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:56:29 +0000 Ross Reynolds 22604 at http://kuow.org Beyond Singles: A Sneak Peak At Movies And TV Shot In Seattle Live From Pioneer Square: The Washington Shoe Building http://kuow.org/post/live-pioneer-square-washington-shoe-building <p><em>The Record on KUOW </em>will broadcast live from the Washington Shoe Building on Occidental Square (410 Occidental Way South), <strong>Friday, from noon to 2 p.m. </strong>If you live or work in Pioneer Square, come by and tell us about your neighborhood. We’ll explore its demographics, history and how it’s changed in the past 20 years.</p><p><strong>Highlights From The KUOW Booth</strong></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:41:11 +0000 Ross Reynolds 19832 at http://kuow.org Live From Pioneer Square: The Washington Shoe Building Seattle's Skid Row: I Remember You! http://kuow.org/post/seattles-skid-row-i-remember-you <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you hear the term "skid row" perhaps you think of Sebastian Bach or maybe the notorious Los Angeles neighborhood nicknamed Skid Row, but did you know that Seattle had the original Skid Row and it was actually Skid Road? </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ross Reynolds talks with Sunny </span>Speidel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Seattle’s <a href="http://www.undergroundtour.com/">Underground Tour </a>as <em>The Record </em>kicks off this week’s look at Seattle’s self-proclaimed first neighborhood, Pioneer Square. </span> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:13:57 +0000 Ross Reynolds 19627 at http://kuow.org Seattle's Skid Row: I Remember You! Jet City Living: The Conversation On Seattle Culture http://kuow.org/post/jet-city-living-conversation-seattle-culture <p>Being a Seattleite is a complex and oftentimes confusing experience. Does it require sitting in a coffee shop and staring out at the Space Needle on a rainy Sunday afternoon? Does it mean a uniform of flannel and REI gear? Or getting in your eco-friendly car to drive to your job at Microsoft? Or maybe it simply means you are not from Portland? This hour on <em>The Conversation</em> we talk about what it means to be a Seattleite.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18235 at http://kuow.org Jet City Living: The Conversation On Seattle Culture Writing About War, Black In Seattle And Maggie Greenwald http://kuow.org/post/writing-about-war-black-seattle-and-maggie-greenwald <p><strong>The Art Of Writing About War</strong></p><p>War is hard to describe. In his memoir, "Jarhead," Gulf War Marine Anthony Swofford writes, "This is not funny, the possibility of death, but like many combatants before us we laugh to obscure the tragedy of our cheap, squandered lives." Swofford and writers Dave Danelo and Michael Yon joined us in 2008 to discuss the challenges of war and the challenges of writing about it.</p><p><strong>Black In Seattle: What It Was Like In 2002</strong></p><p></p><p>Back in 2002, Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large asked his readers to share thoughts on what it’s like to be black in Seattle. In 2002, living patterns were shifting rapidly, and a few shootings put race on the public’s mind. Steve Scher talked with Large and listeners about what it was like to be black in Seattle.</p><p><strong>Director Maggie Greenwald On Making&nbsp;“The Ballad of Little Jo”</strong></p><p></p><p>Maggie Greenwald is an actress, director and screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for writing and directing “The Ballad of Little Jo,”&nbsp;a film based on the true story of a woman attempting to escape the stigma of having a child out of wedlock by living as a man. Marcie Sillman talked with Greenwald in 1993 about making “The Ballad of Little Jo.”</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18561 at http://kuow.org Writing About War, Black In Seattle And Maggie Greenwald Dream About To Take Flight For Seattle Couple http://kuow.org/post/dream-taking-flight-seattle-couple <p></p><p></p><p>In 1924, Seattle&rsquo;s Sand Point was the site of one of the greatest aviation milestones of all time. But the event was eclipsed by other aviators like Charles Lindbergh and the Wright Brothers. Now, a Seattle couple wants to breathe new life into that momentous time with their own <a href="http://seattleworldcruiser.org/">pioneering project</a>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:04:31 +0000 Sarah Waller 15729 at http://kuow.org Dream About To Take Flight For Seattle Couple Candidates For Seattle Mayor Show Their Bookish Side http://kuow.org/post/candidates-seattle-mayor-show-their-bookish-side <p>What can you tell about a person from the books he or she loves to read? A lot, according to Maggie Taylor, Board President of Friends of the Seattle Public Library.</p><p>Taylor invited the city's mayoral candidates to choose a passage from a favorite book and then read it aloud. Eight of the candidates&nbsp;accepted the challenge. They read their selections last night at the Central Library downtown.</p><p>The aim of the event was to give voters some insight into the candidates, said Taylor.</p><p>How well do you know the candidates for Seattle mayor? See if you can match up the candidates with their favorite books.&nbsp; Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:43:15 +0000 Deborah Wang 15174 at http://kuow.org Candidates For Seattle Mayor Show Their Bookish Side Best Of The Conversation: Early Seattle Music, Hendrix, And Heart http://kuow.org/post/best-conversation-early-seattle-music-hendrix-and-heart <p>This hour on <em>The Conversation</em> we’re taking a long, strange trip through Seattle’s musical history. We’ll start before rock 'n roll was invented; when Seattle had a vibrant, professional music scene, thanks in part to powerful unions. We’ll learn about <a href="http://www.jimihendrix.com/us/home">Jimi Hendrix’s</a> early days when he got by as a backup guitarist for the likes of Little Richard. Also, author Charles R. Cross tells us how Ann and Nancy Wilson from the Seattle band, <a href="http://www.heart-music.com/">Heart</a>, went from middle-class Bellevue teenagers to international stars. Mon, 27 May 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Andy Hurst 13713 at http://kuow.org Best Of The Conversation: Early Seattle Music, Hendrix, And Heart Mayor McGinn Appoints Rival’s Partner to City Advisory Committee http://kuow.org/post/mayor-mcginn-appoints-rival-s-partner-city-advisory-committee <p>Here’s one for the “Seattle is such a small world” file:</p><p>State Sen. Ed Murray has been hitting the campaign trail of late in his effort to oust Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn.</p><p>But McGinn has just recognized Murray’s long-time partner, Michael Shiosaki, with an executive appointment to the city’s Arboretum and Botanical Garden Committee. Mon, 20 May 2013 23:14:00 +0000 Deborah Wang 13430 at http://kuow.org Mayor McGinn Appoints Rival’s Partner to City Advisory Committee Pocket Guide To The Seattle Mayor's Race http://kuow.org/post/revised-pocket-guide-seattle-mayors-race <p>UPDATE: 5/21/13, 3:50 p.m. PT</p><p>The list of candidates running for Seattle mayor is now finalized, and despite the withdrawal of one high-profile contender, the field has gotten even more crowded.</p><p>In an eleventh hour surprise, City Councilmember Tim Burgess, the leading fundraiser in the race, announced he was dropping out.</p><p>At the same time, two relatively unknown candidates entered the field, bringing the total number of mayoral hopefuls to nine.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 04:30:22 +0000 Deborah Wang 12643 at http://kuow.org Pocket Guide To The Seattle Mayor's Race Seattle Vs. Portland: News Round Table http://kuow.org/post/seattle-vs-portland-news-round-table <p>KUOW Conversation host Ross Reynolds and <a href="http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/">OPB Think Out Loud</a> host Dave Miller sit down to discuss this week's regional news with the writers and reporters covering the issues. Fri, 03 May 2013 23:26:45 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 12500 at http://kuow.org Seattle Vs. Portland Smackdown! http://kuow.org/post/seattle-vs-portland-smackdown <p></p><p></p><p>When the Emerald City and the Rose City go at it, from the outside it must look like a silly sibling feud between two hippies wearing REI chic. The two laid-back cultures maintain the most heated soccer rivalry in the country; on the men’s side with the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers, and now on the women’s side as well with the Seattle Reign versus the Portland Thorns.</p><p>Admittedly, some concessions can be made. Seattle continues to top the list of most literate cities, but can’t boast anything to rival Portland’s Powell’s Books. Portland has Light Rail, but Seattle has free parking on Sundays. Seattleites may allow the superiority of Voodoo Doughnuts, but will never compromise on Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau.</p><p>Can Portland really match the view of the Cascades to the east, the Olympics to the west and the Puget Sound in between? Seattle has crabbers from the <em>Deadliest Catch </em>wandering Ballard and Brandi Carlile playing Jimi Hendrix with Mike McCready backed by the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall. Is it any real competition?</p><p>Today on <em>The Conversation</em>, we explore the I-5 rivalry between the two cities and why these two ideologically-similar urban centers love to take each other down. Fri, 03 May 2013 16:50:01 +0000 Kara McDermott & The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 12466 at http://kuow.org Seattle Vs. Portland Smackdown!