Marcie Sillman

Host, The Record

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 produced in-depth audio portraits and documentary series about life and culture in the Puget Sound Region.

In September, 2013, Marcie was part of the team that created The Record, a daily news magazine focussed on the issues and culture of the Puget Sound region.

Ways To Connect

Heroin drugs seized by the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan.
Flickr Photo/UK Ministry of Defence

Marcie Sillman talks to journalist Sam Quinones about his book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic." 

Washington state capitol
Flickr Photo/Alan Cordova (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with KUOW Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about what's on the state's big to-do list for this year's special legislative session. 

The Shell Oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer arrived in Port Angeles weeks ago.
KUOW Photo/Gil Aegerter

The city of Seattle said Monday that a new permit is needed for Shell Oil's Arctic drilling fleet to dock at Terminal 5, a stance that could bring more conflict with the port.

Brandon Johnson and Graham Robinson (behind) share a victory shot after crossing their hopscotch finish line.
KUOW Photo/Hannah Burn

Today on The Record, we bring you a special "sound of the day" featuring the victorious defeat of a Guinness World Record for hopscotch by Brandon Johnson, a student at University of Puget Sound. Winding back and forth across multiple parking lots, the hopscotch course measured 3.78 miles long. 

Microsoft Windows 10
Flickr Photo/Miguel Angel Aranda

Marcie Sillman talks with Geekwire's Todd Bishop about Microsoft's pitch to get software developers on board with Windows 10.

China flag
Flickr Photo/Graig Nagy (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with James Bradley, author of "The China Mirage," about our perceptions of China.

Trimpin and Ludovic Morlot
Courtesy Seattle Symphony

Trimpin is the kind of artist who defies neat description.

The German-born artist is a sculptor. He uses found objects to create large installations that move.

But Trimpin doesn’t just create kinetic sculpture. His artworks are musical; he uses wildly disparate objects -- a line of wooden shoes, huge bamboo cylinders -- to make artful instruments that perform his own compositions.

Nancy Pearl
Flickr Photo/KCTS 9

Marcie Sillman speaks with book hugger Nancy Pearl about the young adult novel, "Greensleeves," by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. It's the first in a series of young adult books that she loves that will be republished as the "Book Crush Rediscovery" series. 

File photo of the Supreme Court.
Flickr Photo/Mark Fischer

You’re driving through another state with your same-sex spouse and have a serious accident – and a hospital won’t grant you the same visitation rights that a heterosexual couple would have.

Or you and your same-sex spouse retire in a state that doesn’t recognize your marriage, and when you apply for Social Security benefits, there’s a problem.

File photo of traffic on Seattle's Ship Canal Bridge.
Flickr Photo/Lonnon Foster (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Washington State Department of Transportation's Brian Lagerberg about how companies impact our traffic and how they can help.

Seattle skyline
Flickr Photo/Steven Santiago (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with André Bearfield, co-founder of HERE Seattle, a professional organization for tech industry workers who are new to Seattle, about his experience moving to the city and encountering the "Seattle freeze."

Harold Scoggins was nominated by Mayor Ed Murray for the role of Seattle's Fire Chief.
Office of Ed Murray

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle's new Fire Chief Harold Scoggins about how he became a firefighter.

Marcie Sillman talks with John Horvick, vice president of DHM Research, about a poll he conducted for Oregon Public Broadcasting on race relations in Washington and Oregon.

Shell's oil rig Kulluk became stranded in Kodiak, Alaska two years ago. This photo of the stranded vessel  was taken  Jan. 7, 2013.
Flickr Photo/U.S. Pacific Command (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to Alexandra Gutierrez, reporter for Alaska Public Radio, about the resolution scolding Washington for protesting the Shell Artic drilling rig's arrival to Washington waters amid serious budget talks.

Ginny Gilder
Courtesy of Ginny Gilder

Marcie Sillman talks to Ginny Gilder, Olympic rower and co-owner of the WNBA's Seattle Storm, about her new book, "Course Correction."

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