Ross Reynolds

Senior Host, The Conversation

Ross has hosted The Conversation, KUOW's award–winning daily news–talk program, since 2000. Ross came to KUOW in 1987 as news director and in 1992 became program director. As program director, he changed the station's format from classical/news to news and yet more news. In 1998, Ross became program director and news director. KUOW's coverage of the World Trade Organization protests in 1999 won a National Headliner First Place Award for Coverage of a Live Event.

Along the way, Ross hosted the daily magazine program Seattle Afternoon;  the award–winning regional newsmagazine Northwest Journal that aired in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska; and a weekly public television interview program on KCTS Seattle called Upon Reflection. He is a frequent moderator for political debates and discussions in the Seattle community.

Ross has participated in journalism fellowships which have taken him to the Kingdom of Tonga, Tokyo,  South Korea and Malaysia.  In 2011, Ross graduated from the University of Washington with a master's degree in digital media from the School of Communication.

His pre-KUOW career included seven years as news director at community radio station KBOO in Portland, five years as news and public affairs director at WCUW in Worcester, Massachusetts, two years as music editor of Worcester Magazine, and short stints as fill-in news director at KMXT Kodiak, Alaska, and the Pacifica National News Service, Washington, DC, bureau. Ross has a cameo role in the documentary film "Manufacturing Consent," an intellectual biography of Noam Chomsky.

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Public Transportation
3:12 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Union Bus Driver Says Contract Proposal Is "Attack On The Work Force"

Flickr photo/Oran Viriyincy

Ross Reynolds talks with King County Metro Transit bus driver Linda Averill about why she's opposed to the proposed contract between King County and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587.

Georgetown Live, Part Two
1:49 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Georgetown Live: 'A City Within A City'

A low flying plane passes over Georgetown. Noise and local industrial pollution can sometimes give the area a bad rap.
Credit Flickr Photo/Joe Mabel

The Record continues its live broadcast from the Georgetown neighborhood with thoughts on raising a family and the challenges the Seattle Police faces in the district.

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Georgetown Live, Part One
12:48 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Georgetown Live: 'An Exceptionally Tight-knit Community'

Chef Matt Dillon's restaurant The Corson Building.
Flickr Photo/The Kozy Shack

The Record kicks off Georgetown Live with the district's unofficial historian, metro issues, an artistic uprising and a unique dining experience.

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Legalized Marijuana
2:47 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Seattle City Attorney Wants To Encourage Pot Tourism

Flickr Photo/Cannabis Culture

Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes about his ideas for encouraging pot tourism in the city.

SeaTac Proposition 1
2:47 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Lawsuit Threatens $15 Minimum Wage At SeaTac Airport

Workers at SeaTac airport are some of the biggest proponents of raising the minimum wage to $15.
Flickr Photo/John Boren

Ross Reynolds discusses the lawsuit filed against SeaTac's Proposition 1 to raise the minimum wage to $15 with professor Bill Sherman of Seattle University's School of Law.

Music History
2:47 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Harry Smith's Weird Old America

Harry Smith, a true American original, in 1965.
Credit From Wikipedia.

The Anthology of American Folk Music is one of the most influential recordings in history. The Anthology brings together American roots music that was saved from destruction by a local man in the days before World War II.

Born in Portland, Ore., and raised around Bellingham and Seattle, Harry Smith was an eccentric painter, film maker, and anthropologist who convinced gathered  music from forgotten 78 rpm records originally released between 1927 and 1932 at the dawn of popular culture.

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Language
2:15 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

What Will Be The Word Of The Year?

Flickr Photo/Chris Blakeley

Ross Reynolds talks with language guru Ben Zimmer about the language trends of 2013.

Technology
3:28 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Paying For Lunch With Your Palm: Biometric Technology In Schools

Flickr Photo/CPOA

Ross Reynolds talks with University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry about the concerns behind using biometric technology in schools, like using fingerprints to identify students.

Aerospace
3:13 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

The Bids Are In: What's Next In The 777X Saga?

The Everett Boeing plant has competition from other states bidding for the 777X.
Flickr Photo/Canadian Pacific

Ross Reynolds gets the latest from Wall Street Journal aerospace reporter Jon Ostrower about the states wooing Boeing for the 777X and its carbon fiber wings.

Religion
2:23 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Pope Francis Is TIME's Person Of The Year

Pope Francis.
Flickr Photo/Catholic Church England and Wales

Ross Reynolds talks with Mark Markuly, dean of Seattle University's School of Theology, about Pope Francis being named TIME's Person of the Year.

Bipartisan Budget
1:46 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Sen. Patty Murray Explains The Budget Deal

Washington state Senator Patty Murray.

Ross Reynolds talks with Sen. Patty Murray about the new bipartisan budget deal she constructed with Rep. Paul Ryan.

Marijuana Legalization
1:46 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Former DEA Agent Takes Job With Cannabis Industry

Washington State Liquor Control Board

Ross Reynolds talks with former DEA agent Patrick Moen about why he left drug law enforcement to work in Washington state's burgeoning cannabis industry.

Health And Exercise
2:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Science Of Yoga

Flickr Photo/Tomas Sobek

Ross Reynolds discusses the risks and rewards of yoga with lifetime yoga practitioner, author and New York Times reporter William Broad.

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Seattle City Council
1:27 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Woman Behind City Council Districts: “Everything In The World Is A Business”

In this last round of elections, Seattle voters approved Charter Amendment 19, creating districting for Seattle City Council members.
Courtesy of Seattle District Now

Ross Reynolds talks with Faye Garneau, the woman who started working on a reform to elect Seattle City Council members by neighborhood districts in 1995 and didn’t give up until voters approved it this year.

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Population
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Hong Kong's Population Problem: Not Enough Men

A crowded street in Hong Kong.
Flickr Photo/Vishal Soniji

Ross Reynolds talks with David Cox, writer for The Atlantic and The Guardian, about Hong Kong's shortage of males.

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