Program Venture Fund http://kuow.org en 'A Weighty Subject:' A Family Comes To Terms With A Trans Child http://kuow.org/post/weighty-subject-family-comes-terms-trans-child <p>Her eyes focused on the arcade screen, Bridget awaits her moment of transformation.</p><p>The 9-year-old is playing the video game Ms. Pac-Man, where the title character eats a magic pellet that turns her into a super being. As Bridget grips the joystick, the sunlight streaming in through a nearby window highlights her features: She has a face full of freckles, glinting, grey eyes and brown hair that tumbles past her shoulders.</p><p>“I’m good at this,” she says of the game. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:52:40 +0000 Rosette Royale 31434 at http://kuow.org 'A Weighty Subject:' A Family Comes To Terms With A Trans Child Washington State Ferries: Born From A Rates War http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-ferries-born-rates-war <p></p><p></p><p>In 1948, at the height of discontent over a Puget Sound transportation controversy, a group of agitated locals, nicknamed the “Vashon vigilantes,” prevented the ferry Illahee from docking.</p><p>A local business man, two candidates for governor and a network of traversing boats came to a head over a seemingly simple issue: how much to charge to cross the waterways between cities and islands. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:27:20 +0000 Kara McDermott & Dominic Black 28338 at http://kuow.org Washington State Ferries: Born From A Rates War Washington State Ferries: Replacing Aging Icons http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-ferries-replacing-aging-icons <p>Cherie LaMaine is a ferry walker on the Edmonds-Kingston line: She makes laps around the deck as the boat glides from port to port.</p><p>The habit started with her husband when he needed to make frequent trips to Swedish Hospital. “We would still walk, holding hands,” LaMaine said. “He couldn't walk too fast, but it was great.” Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:06:36 +0000 Kara McDermott & Dominic Black 28776 at http://kuow.org Washington State Ferries: Replacing Aging Icons The Fish Wars: Fighting As Northwest Salmon Run Dry http://kuow.org/post/fish-wars-fighting-northwest-salmon-run-dry <blockquote><p><strong>This is an excerpt from KUOW's "Sacred Catch" series. <a href="https://medium.com/p/a5327c10572a">Explore the full series with additional audio, pictures and materials.</a></strong></p></blockquote><p>Hundreds of Indians climbed the cliffs at night and waited under the edge of the bluff for the first morning light.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Jeff Emtman 27196 at http://kuow.org The Fish Wars: Fighting As Northwest Salmon Run Dry 'Schelangen,' But Also A Right http://kuow.org/post/schelangen-also-right <p>Back in the 1850s, the United States negotiated a series of five treaties with the coastal tribes living in what is now Washington state.&nbsp;The treaties secured a majority of the land for the state and broke the tribes up into reservations. But of less interest to early white settlers were water rights. Native Americans kept their right to fish along coastal waters. However, over the decades those rights have been disputed. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Jeff Emtman 27195 at http://kuow.org 'Schelangen,' But Also A Right Before Salmon Was King, Before Salmon Was Greed http://kuow.org/post/salmon-was-king-salmon-was-greed <p></p><p>The Salish Sea is a network of waterways that run from northwestern Washington to British Columbia. The waters of the Salish Sea are home to some of the richest marine life on the planet. The Lummi Tribe of Northern Washington rely on the abundance of these waters, but the fish have been in decline for the last century and a half. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Jeff Emtman 27194 at http://kuow.org Before Salmon Was King, Before Salmon Was Greed Response To "Black In Seattle: Dating Woes" http://kuow.org/post/response-black-seattle-dating-woes <p>Tonya Mosley's <em>Black in Seattle</em> series concluded Thursday with a look at the challenges <a href="http://kuow.org/post/finding-black-man-dating-woes-seattles-black-women">black women have in finding partners</a>, called he "marriage freeze."</p><p>Listeners and readers added their own insight on the series and their experiences finding love in Seattle.</p><p><em>Follow the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blackinseattle&amp;src=hash">#blackinseattle</a> on Twitter and add your questions and insights. </em> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:53:19 +0000 Tonya Mosley & Bond Huberman 23111 at http://kuow.org Response To "Black In Seattle: Dating Woes" Black In Seattle Live Twitter Chat http://kuow.org/post/black-seattle-live-twitter-chat <p><em><a href="http://kuow.org/topic/black-seattle">Black In Seattle</a></em> series producer Tonya Mosley (<a href="https://twitter.com/tonyamosley">@tonyamosley</a>) moderated a live Twitter chat last night. Local guests Enrico Benjamin and Alex Wells joined her to discuss what it's like to be a black man in Seattle.</p><p>Miss anything? Catch up on all the pieces from Mosley's series and highlights from the chat below, and follow the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blackinseattle&amp;src=hash">#blackinseattle</a> on Twitter to add your questions and insights. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:40:15 +0000 Tonya Mosley & Bond Huberman 23020 at http://kuow.org Black In Seattle Live Twitter Chat Finding A (Black) Man: Dating Woes For Seattle's Black Women http://kuow.org/post/finding-black-man-dating-woes-seattles-black-women <p></p><p></p><p>In 2002, <a href="http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20021013&amp;slug=jdl13">Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large wrote about the black experience</a> in Seattle in which black women complained about how few black men there were to date. One woman said to "bring your own black men (or women) to date because Seattle is hard on black women's dating aspirations."</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tonya Mosley 22502 at http://kuow.org Finding A (Black) Man: Dating Woes For Seattle's Black Women Response To 'Black In Seattle: Busing Blues' http://kuow.org/post/response-black-seattle-busing-blues <p>Tonya Mosley's <em>Black in Seattle</em> series continued Tuesday with a piece on the<a href="http://kuow.org/post/busing-blues-when-seattle-sent-black-kids-white-north-end"> Seattle Public Schools' 21-year busing program</a> and the way it continues to affect the way black people, some of who are parents now themselves, view their community and education.</p><p>Listeners and readers added their own insight on their experiences with the busing program.</p><p><em>Follow the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blackinseattle&amp;src=hash">#blackinseattle</a> on Twitter and add your questions and insights. Don't have a Twitter account? <a href="https://twitter.com/search/?q=%23blackinseattle">Eavesdrop on the chat in real-time</a>. </em></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:59:43 +0000 Bond Huberman 22910 at http://kuow.org Response To 'Black In Seattle: Busing Blues' Black Man, White City: 'It's Unnecessarily Stressful' http://kuow.org/post/black-man-white-city-its-unnecessarily-stressful <p>On a map, Seattle is a blue dot – often described as liberal and tolerant. But it’s not always comfortable for black men who say they experience racial profiling and discrimination. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Tonya Mosley 22504 at http://kuow.org Black Man, White City: 'It's Unnecessarily Stressful' Black In Seattle: 'Perceptions May Be Different Than Reality' http://kuow.org/post/black-seattle-perceptions-may-be-different-reality <p>This week, we’ve been airing stories by reporter Tonya Mosley centered around the question: What is the black experience in Seattle? Below, hear Web exclusive interviews from more people Mosley interviewed for her series, <a href="http://kuow.org/topic/black-seattle">Black In Seattle</a>.&nbsp; Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:11:25 +0000 Tonya Mosley 22501 at http://kuow.org Black In Seattle: 'Perceptions May Be Different Than Reality' Response To 'Black In Seattle: Struggling To Stay Connected' http://kuow.org/post/response-black-seattle-struggling-stay-connected <p>Tonya Mosley's <em>Black in Seattle</em> series on KUOW immediately struck a chord with her first piece that asked a fraught question: <a href="http://kuow.org/post/where-are-black-people-struggling-stay-connected">Where are the black people?</a> For a large and progressive metro area, Seattle actually lags behind other cities and the country as a whole in its black population.</p><p>Listeners and readers added their own insight as to what Seattle offers and what it is missing for the black community.</p><p><em>Follow the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23blackinseattle&amp;src=hash">#blackinseattle</a> on Twitter and add your questions and insights. Don't have a Twitter account? <a href="https://twitter.com/search/?q=%23blackinseattle">Eavesdrop on the chat in real-time</a>. </em></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:35:57 +0000 Tonya Mosley 22867 at http://kuow.org Response To 'Black In Seattle: Struggling To Stay Connected' Busing Blues: When Seattle Sent Black Kids To White North End http://kuow.org/post/busing-blues-when-seattle-sent-black-kids-white-north-end <p>On a recent Thursday evening, Amalia Martino rushed from work to catch the last few minutes of her daughter Sophia’s soccer game. She pointed out her daughter on the field, laughing a little: “My daughter is the brown one.” Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Tonya Mosley 22503 at http://kuow.org Busing Blues: When Seattle Sent Black Kids To White North End 'Where Are The Black People?' Struggling To Stay Connected http://kuow.org/post/where-are-black-people-struggling-stay-connected <p></p><p></p><p>What is it like to be black in the fifth whitest major city in America?</p><p>It’s not an easy question to answer.</p><p>Seattle’s black population hovers around 8 percent, with more leaving every year. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:57:23 +0000 Tonya Mosley 22505 at http://kuow.org 'Where Are The Black People?' Struggling To Stay Connected