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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Boeing Labor Dispute
2:25 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Long Beach And Charleston: Two Cities Vying For The 777x

Boeing opened a factory line in South Carolina in 2009 in response to previous labor disputes. The question is whether that will continue.
Flickr Photo/AR McLin

Ross Reynolds talks with Bill Hennigan,  aerospace reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and Andy Owens, managing editor of the South Carolina Business Journal, about bringing the 777x to South Carolina.

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Politics
2:23 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Grading The Predictions Of Pundits

From Pundittracker's Facebook page.

Steve Scher talks with Pundittracker.com co-founder Sanjay Ayer about bringing accountability to the predictions of TV, radio and newspaper pundits.

Author Interveiw
4:19 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Hedrick Smith: Who Stole the American Dream?

Hedrick Smith's book "Who Stole the American Dream?"

Ross Reynolds speaks with author Hedrick Smith about his book, "Who Stole the American Dream," which details the struggle of the middle class, in particular the widening gap between those who haves and have nots.

Boeing
4:13 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

How Machinist Vote Could Affect The Future Of Labor Negotiations

Inside Everett's Boeing factory.
Flickr Photo/Jetstar Airways

Ross Reynolds talks with Gary Chaison, professor of industrial relations at Clark University, about how the Boeing machinist vote will affect the future of labor negotiations in Washington and across the country.

Cartoons And Journalism
3:20 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

One Day Of War In 25 Feet

Joe Sacco's book "The Great War."

Ross Reynolds interviews cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco about his latest book "The Great War" – a one panel, 25-foot long panorama of the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.

Game Industry
3:20 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Game Designer Kim Swift: 'There Needs To Be Games For All Types Of People'

The video game industry needs to be more inclusive of ages, gender and minorities.
Flickr Photo/Sean Dreilinger

Ross Reynolds talks with Portal designer Kim Swift about minorities in the game industry and how diversity will make games better.

Aerospace
11:14 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Dangerous Game Of Chicken? Unpacking The Implications Behind The Boeing Labor Dispute

Flickr Photo/Pylon757

Ross Reynolds and Marcie Sillman tackle the complex issues around the machinists' rejection of the Boeing contract offer. First, they speak with Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, about the implications for labor here in Washington state. Then, Wall Street Journal's aerospace reporter Jon Ostrower explains just what resources are necessary to build a brand new airplane like the 777X in another state.

Marijuana Laws
5:11 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Post-Election Pot Policies Around The US

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Ross Reynolds talks to Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, about new state and local pot laws that were passed around the country in last week’s elections.

Game Design
3:16 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

From Student Project To Video Game Hit: Portal Designer Kim Swift

Game designer Kim Swift.
Flickr Photo/Official GDC

Ross Reynolds talks with local Portal designer Kim Swift about living her childhood dream.

Bonus And Promotion Competition
3:14 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Microsoft To End "Stack Ranking" In Employee Evaluations

Flickr Photo/Fabien Lavocat (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Dr. Tahira Probst about the controversial practice of "stack ranking" (which Microsoft announced it will do away with) and other employee evaluation methods. She is a professor of psychology and the interim Assistant Vice Chancellor Of Academic Affairs at Washington State University- Vancouver.

Machinist Dispute
3:13 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

How Boeing Avoids The Negotiation Table

Boeing headquarters in Chicago.
Flickr Photo/contemplative imaging

Ross Reynolds talks with aerospace and defense editor at Reuters, Alwyn Scott, about how Boeing's labor dispute compares to other union negotiations.

Business
5:13 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Amazon Partners With USPS For Sunday Delivery In NYC, LA

USPS is partnering with Amazon, and possibly other companies, to offer Sunday delivery.
Flickr Photo/Ron Doke

Amazon has partnered with the United States Postal Service to offer Sunday package delivery in New York City and Los Angeles. The initiative is believed to be mutually beneficial. The USPS gets to expand one of the only areas where it is actually making money – package shipment. Amazon can more closely compete with the brick and mortar stores that boast Sunday hours.

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Shed Light On DHS
3:10 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Crowd-Sourcing Homeland Security Oversight

Flickr Photo/Steve Rhodes

Ross Reynolds interviewed Brooke Gladstone, host and managing editor of WNYC’s On The Media, about a new project that is using listeners to take on a very big task: holding the Department of Homeland Security accountable for its policies and practices.

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Business
11:42 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Rich Barton: Local Entrepreneur Goes Global

Rich Barton, creator of Expedia and Zillow.
Flickr Photo/Erik Hersman

Ross Reynolds interviewed Rich Barton, a former Microsoft executive who went on to create the online travel site Expedia and the co-found the online real estate database Zillow.

Barton was invited to this year’s Global Entrepreneurial Summit to give a keynote speech and offer his knowledge to budding entrepreneurs, most of whom hailed from North Africa and the Middle East.

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Army
4:40 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Seattle Army Capt. Will Swenson Receives Medal Of Honor

Medal of Honor recipient Capt. Will Swenson.
Credit KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Army Capt. Will Swenson about receiving the Medal Of Honor and his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistan.

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