David Hyde

Interviewer and Executive Producer, The Record

Year started with KUOW: 2004

Before landing in the Emerald City, David Hyde tried out several others, including New York, Tokyo and Portland, Oregon. As a student at Reed College in Portland, David discovered two loves: His love for the Pacific Northwest and for his spouse who is now a professor at the University of Washington.

David started in radio as a college DJ. Listeners responded with enthusiasm, he says, sometimes by throwing beer bottles at the station. In New York, David worked as the managing editor and reporter for a regional newspaper. He has also freelanced as a radio correspondent for National Public Radio and Pacifica Network News, and written for publications across the political spectrum including Salon, the New York Sun and Grist.

In addition to his reporting background, David has also pursued graduate work in U.S. cultural history (ABD); and he's taught college courses in U.S. cultural history, film and history, and American popular culture.

At KUOW since 2004, David has also worked on The Conversation, Weekday, and Speakers' Forum. Now on The Record, David says his main goal is to create radio that really matters to KUOW listeners. So if he's not doing that, please let him know.

Ways To Connect

Pramila Jayapal talks with former Washington GOP head Chris Vance at a taping of KUOW's 'Week in Review' at Columbia City Theatre on June 5, 2015.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

David Hyde speaks with Senator Pramila Jayapal, the former leader of the immigrant rights organization OneAmerica who now represents Seattle's 37th Legislative District, about what it's been like to transition from activism to elected office.

David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about seismic upgrading in British Columbia and how the province would fare if the region were hit by a big earthquake.

Bookmarks commemorating Phinney Books for this year's Independent Bookstore Day.
Facebook Photo/Phinney Books

David Hyde speaks with author Jeopardy Champion and Tom Nissley, owner of Phinney Books, about Amazon's mixed impact on booksellers in Seattle. 

USA flag, China flag
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David Hyde speaks with Jon Talton, economics columnist for the Seattle Times, about the recent volatility in the Chinese stock markets and what that means for Washington state. 

Apartments in downtown Seattle.
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David Hyde talks to University of Washington philosopher Michael Blake, who says Seattle's rent control debate is about more than economics. 

A crowd gathers at Seattle Gas Works Park at sunset. Under new rules,  no smoking will be allowed at any city parks from Monday on.
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

David Hyde speaks with Christopher Williams, deputy director of Seattle's Parks and Recreation department, about a smoking ban in all city parks. The ban goes into effect Monday as Seattle joins hundreds of other U.S. cities with similar restrictions.

crab Puget Sound
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David Hyde talks Puget Sound crabbing with Landgon Cook on the first day of the season.  

David Hyde talks to Tim Ellis about Seattle companies that have tried to revolutionize the real estate industry. 

Early Wildfires Blow Budget In British Columbia

Jun 24, 2015

David Hyde speaks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the early start to wildfire season in British Columbia.

Dungeness crab being unloaded at the Quinault Indian Nation docks in Westport, Washington.
KUOW Photo/Ashley Ahearn

David Hyde asks Rich Childers, Puget Sound shellfish manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, why the recreational Dungeness crab season opens two weeks earlier than expected this year in Hood Canal.

Rachel Dolezal is shown in a file photo from July 24, 2009, when she was with the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios, File

The head of the NAACP in Spokane, Rachel Dolezal, claimed she was black. She said she was African-American in job applications to the city, and she even did an online video lecture on African-American hairstyles.

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David Hyde talks with University of Washington philosophy professor Michael Blake about the ethics of proposals by companies in this region -- like Microsoft -- to hire more foreign workers.

People walk in the May Day labor march in Seattle on Friday, May 1, 2015.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Greater Seattle is known as home to some of the world’s most successful corporations including Microsoft and Amazon. But it's also home to some of the most vigorous anti-capitalist protests in the United States. What’s going on here?

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum will be housed at the downtown YMCA building, just a block away from the central library.
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David Hyde asks Crosscut editor-at-large David Brewster why he plans to bring a subscription library called Folio: The Athenaeum to Seattle. 

David Hyde talks to Seattle freelance writer Christopher Solomon about glamping, or glamorous camping, in Washington State parks.

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