Holly Arsenault, executive director of TeenTix, poses at the Seattle Center with her students Katelyn Hallstead (behind, from left) Audryhanna Alaalatoa-Lematua, Coco Allred, Indy Bungiranto, Karissa Lam and Siena Jeakle.
Steve Schers gets this week's reading recommendations from Nancy Pearl. Her picks for graphic novels include the fantasy â€śCastle Waitingâ€ť by Linda Medley, Joe Saccoâ€™sÂ World War I epicâ€ś The Great Warâ€ť and two memoirs by Lat, â€śKampung Boyâ€ť and â€śTown Boy.â€ť
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.
Marcie Sillman talks with Art Thiel from Sports Press Northwest about the University of Washington hiring a new head football coach and the Seattle Mariners reportedly signing superstar second baseman Robinson Cano.
Scarecrow Video, Seattleâ€™s largest video rental store, has an animation room. It has French comedies from the 1960s that arenâ€™t even available in France. It has rows of films listed by obscure directors and the entire DVD box set of thirtysomething (which, upon reflection, perhaps it shouldnâ€™t).
Jamala Henderson interviews Robert Taylor, former dean of St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, reflects on his anti-apartheid work as a teen in South Africa. "It was a criminal offense to bear an image of his in public and all of his writings were banned. They could not be quoted. And so Mandela was â€¦ when he was spoken about, it was in very hushed tones."
Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon has died, according to South Africa President Jacob Zuma. He was 95.
Fast food workers and advocates for a higher minimum wage marched from the City of SeaTac to Seattle today as a part of a national day of demonstrations.
Voters in SeaTac this fall narrowly passed a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 for some workers in transportation and hospitality businesses within city limits. Now, organizers of the march want that expanded to other areas too, and they have support beyond the workers.
Steve Scher talks to Alan Durning, the executive director and founder of Sightline Institution, about his crusade against junk mail. He wrote a blog post detailing his quest called "Going Postal 2013."
Gun violence is something you hear about in the news every day. So it was only a matter of time before it was featured in a contemporary performance. Choreographer, writer and composer Dayna Hanson tackles the subject in her new performance, "The Clay Duke," premiering at Seattle's On The Boards this weekend (Dec. 5-8).
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."Â 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.
In June 1989, Sub Pop Records rented out the Moore Theatre in Seattle to showcase three of its up-and-coming bands: Mudhoney, Tad and Nirvana. The manager sent security home early because he didnâ€™t think anyone would show up.
The manager was wrong: It was the first sold-out show by a local group. The lack of control and the chaos from a crazy crowd resulted in Sub Pop being blacklisted from the Moore for the next 10 years.