Marcie Sillman

Reporter

Marcie Sillman arrived at KUOW in 1985 to produce the station's daily public affairs program, Seattle After Noon. One year later, she became the local voice of All Things Considered, NPR's flagship afternoon news magazine. After five years holding down the drive-time microphone, a new opportunity arose. Along with Dave Beck and Steve Scher, Marcie helped create Weekday, a daily, two-hour forum for newsmakers, artists and thinkers.

The new century brought new challenges. Marcie and Dave Beck created The Beat, Seattle's only broadcast program to focus specifically on arts and culture. In 2002, after more than 15 years as a daily host, Marcie decided to become a full-time cultural reporter. During her career, more than 100 of her stories have been heard on NPR's newsmagazines, as well as on The Voice of America. In 2005, she became KUOW's first special projects reporter. In this role, she produces in-depth audio portraits and documentary series about life and culture in the Puget Sound Region.

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FCC
4:31 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Starting Your Own Low Power FM Radio Station

The FCC is currently accepting applications for new low-power FM radio stations. The Record's Marcie Sillman speaks with Sabrina Roach of Brown Paper Tickets about what groups are applying for licenses.

D.C. Battles
3:51 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Sen. Patty Murray Speaks Out On Employment Non-Discrimination Bill

Marcie Sillman interviews Sen. Patty Murray about Boeing's future in Washington state, the Employment Non-Discrimination Bill, and budget battles in Washington, D.C.

Aerospace
3:47 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

No Deal In Sight Between Boeing And Machinists Union

Flickr Photo/Chuck Taylor (CC BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Times aerospace reporter Dominic Gates about negotiations between Boeing and Machinists District 751 to build the 777X in Everett.

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Middle East Unrest
3:07 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

What Sprouted In The Arab Spring?

Flickr Photo/FreedomHouse

Marcie Sillman interviews Thanassis Cambanis about his reasons for optimism in the Middle East despite the crackdowns by repressive regimes following the Arab Spring.

FDA Proposal
3:06 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

What Are The Health Implications Of Banning Trans Fats?

Flickr Photo/Carbon Arc

Marcie Sillman talks with clinical dietitian and nutritionist Judy Simon about how banning trans fats will make people healthier in light of a new FDA proposal to do just that.

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Ballet
9:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Choreographer Crystal Pite Brings Work To PNB

Choreographer Crystal Pite at work at Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Credit Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Ballet/Copyright Lindsay Thomas

Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite might actually be better known in Europe than here on the North American continent. The Vancouver Island native trained in ballet and danced with Ballet British Columbia before moving to Europe to perform with legendary American choreographer William Forsythe.

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Elections 2013
2:49 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

What's Next After The Bellevue City Council Elections

Marcie Sillman speaks with Crosscut reporter Knute Berger to get a roundup of the Bellevue City Council races.

Elections 2013
2:42 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Analyzing The Election Results

Flickr Photo/Vox Efx

Marcie Sillman chats with Publicola’s Erica Barnett and Q13 Fox News political analyst C.R. Douglas about the elections results, including the new mayor apparent and Seattle City Council districting.

News From Canada
2:40 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Toronto's Mayor Admits Drug Use

Flickr Photo/West Annex News

Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week’s news out of Toronto, where police say they’ve recovered a video that shows the city’s mayor, Rob Ford, smoking crack cocaine.

Elections Results
8:22 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

McGinn Ousted: Ed Murray Leads With 56 Percent

Seattle mayoral candidate state Sen. Ed Murray, right, pauses while his husband, Michael Shiosaki, teases him after supporters called out Shiosaki's name at an election night party on Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Seattle.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

State Sen. Ed Murray appeared to be winning the Seattle mayoral race on Tuesday night, with 56 percent of the votes. Mayor Mike McGinn trailed with 43 percent.

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Faith-Based Organizations
3:59 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

State Proposes New Rules For Hospitals To Address Merger Concerns

Marcie Sillman talks with NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's executive director Rachel Berkson about the group's reaction to new proposed rules for hospital mergers in Washington, including increased public transparency and recommending hospitals post their end-of-life and reproductive health policies online.

Elections 2013
2:59 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Opponents Of Tacoma Utility Tax Claim Taxation Without Representation

Tacoma's Proposition 1 would fund repairs to the city's streets by increasing the tax on utility companies.
Flickr Photo/javacolleen

Marcie Sillman talks with Tacoma News Tribune columnist Peter Callaghan about the city's Proposition 1, which would use a 2 percent tax increase on utility companies to pay for repairs on Tacoma's city streets.

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13 For '13
7:05 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Filmmaker Megan Griffiths Loves Seattle And Seattle Loves Her Back

Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths.
Credit Seattle Times Photo/Bettina Hansen

Filmmaker Megan Griffiths always she knew she would come to Seattle. Griffiths spent most of her adolescence in Idaho, and Seattle was the place she'd visit for a concert or to do some shopping. But Griffiths cheerfully acknowledges she knew nothing about Seattle's film community when she decided to relocate to the Northwest.

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Higher Education
2:31 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

How A Student's Wealth Affects College Admission

High school seniors don't always realize that the college they are applying to may not be "needs blind."

Marcie Sillman talks with Scott Jaschik, editor and founder of Inside Higher Education, about how a student's wealth can affect the college admission process.

History
2:31 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Don't Blame The Farmers: The Real Story Behind Daylight Saving Time

Michael Downing's book "Spring Forward."

Marcie Sillman gets the story of daylight saving time from Michael Downing, the author of "Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time." Its start was due to the lobbying of retailers in opposition of US farmers.

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