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David Hyde

Reporter and Interviewer

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 empty 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 for publications including Salon 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 and The Record.  Now a reporter and interviewer, David says his main goal is to create balanced radio that matters to KUOW listeners. So if he's not doing that, please let him know.

Ways to Connect

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David Hyde talks with John Davis, medical pot advocate and CEO of Northwest Patient Resource Center, about his take on the liquor control board's recommendations for medical pot regulations.

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David Hyde talks to David Isay, founder of the radio and story telling project StoryCorps.

History Professor: Why I Inflate Grades

Dec 19, 2013
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David Hyde talks with University of Houston history professor Robert Zaretsky about grade inflation and why it's hard to avoid doing it.

David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about plans for a second pipeline carrying heavy oil from Alberta to the West Coast.

Courtesy of Seattle Public Schools Archive

David Hyde speaks with Kenneth C. Davis, the author of "Don’t Know Much About History," about the history of mandatory busing in America.

Big Pharma's Marketing Strategies

Dec 18, 2013
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David Hyde talks with Natalie Mizik, University of Washington marketing professor, about how successful big pharmaceuticals are at marketing their products.

Health Risks Facing Heavy Pot Users

Dec 18, 2013
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David Hyde talks with University of Washington addiction researcher Roger Roffman about the health risks facing heavy pot users and what pot addiction looks like.

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David Hyde speaks with Erica C. Barnett, news editor at Publicola, about Seattle politics and the challenges facing Mayor-elect Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council heading into 2014.

Memories Of Busing In Seattle

Dec 16, 2013
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David Hyde hears from three listeners about their experiences with the Seattle Plan. Heather, Martin, and Robert talk about their memories of the race-based busing program enacted by the Seattle School Board that lasted from 1972 to 1999.

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David Hyde talks with Stephen Whyno, NHL reporter for the Canadian Press, about the likelihood of an NHL expansion team coming to Seattle.

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David Hyde talks with president of the Seattle City Council Sally Clark about the proposals to rein in ride-sharing companies like Lyft, Uber and Sidecar.

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David Hyde speaks with  Peter Nicolas, a University of Washington law professor, about the impact of the popular vote to legalize same-sex marriage on the one-year anniversary of the first legal weddings in this state. 

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David Hyde spoke with Publicola news editor Erica C. Barnett about Seattle politics and the movement to hike the minimum wage.

Divestment: How Local Students Fought Apartheid

Dec 6, 2013
From African Activists Archive Project's Facebook page.

David Hyde speaks with Philip Goldman, former student activist and leader of Students Against Apartheid at the University of Washington, about the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela and the impacts of the divestment movement in the 1980s.

The Students Against Apartheid were instrumental in convincing the University to divest assets of companies that did business with South Africa.

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David Hyde talks with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes about his request to the state Liquor Control Board for more recreational marijuana stores in Seattle.

Fred Vogelstein's book "Dogfight."

David Hyde talks with Wired contributing editor Fred Vogelstein about his new book "Dogfight: How Google and Apple Went to War and Started a Revolution."  The book chronicles the contentious relationship between Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Eric Schmidt and shows how it has shaped smartphone and tablet technology.

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David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week's biggest story in Canadian sports: a $5 billion deal for NHL broadcast rights that might move the game from its longtime home on the CBC.

Development Plans For The Bellingham Waterfront

Dec 3, 2013
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David Hyde talks to Bellingham City Councilman Jack Weiss about the details of the plan that was recently approved to develop its waterfront after over eight years of contentious debate.

From Randy Dorn's Facebook page.

David Hyde talks with State Superintendent Randy Dorn about meeting federal teacher evaluation requirements and why Washington might lose their waiver from the No Child Left Behind law.

David Hyde speaks with KUOW reporter Liz Jones about the King County Council’s vote to limit immigration hold requests by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

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David Hyde discusses the movement behind the latest monorail initiative with Eric Scigliano, contributing editor for Crosscut.com.

Ed Murray's Uphill Battle

Dec 2, 2013
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David Hyde talks with Crosscut's David Brewster about the challenges mayor-elect Ed Murray will face as he enters office.

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David Hyde talks with Dave Zirin, sports correspondent for The Nation, about how the Seattle Seahawks' success is being clouded by drug-related suspensions.

David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the export of America's unofficial retail shopping holiday.

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David Hyde talks with Kenny Irby of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies about a confrontation between national media and the White House over a policy that shuts photographers out of some presidential events.

Should Schools Be Without Sports?

Nov 27, 2013
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David Hyde talks with "Friday Night Lights" author Buzz Bissinger about shrinking the behemoth that is college sports.

David Folkenflik's book "Murdoch's World."

David Hyde speaks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about his book “Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.”

Is Microsoft Beating Google At Retail?

Nov 26, 2013
Microsoft store
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David Hyde talks with Washington Post reporter Lydia DePillis about why internet giants are venturing into traditional brick and mortar.

From Adam Penenberg's Facebook page.

David Hyde talks with reporter and NYU professor Adam Penenberg about what happened when Penenberg challenged hackers to investigate him.

Simon Winchester's book "The Men Who United the States."

David Hyde speaks with writer Simon Winchester about his new book, "The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible."

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