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Live From SLU

The growing buildings of the South Lake Union district rise behind the Center for Wooden Boats.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

With our toes dangling in the water, and seaplanes flying overhead, KUOW’s The Record comes to you live from the Center for Wooden Boats on South Lake Union.

Today, we immerse ourselves in the neighborhood, speaking with residents, business owners and workers to discover what’s behind one of Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhoods.

KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

KUOW's Bill Radke reviews the week's news in front of a live audience at the Center for Wooden Boats on the shores of Lake Union with Joni Balter, Knute Berger, Sherman Alexie and Luke Burbank.

The panel discusses:

  • The eyes of America turn to Ferguson, Missouri, after a police shooting. Are there any parallels to the police response to WTO in Seattle?
  • The publishing war between Amazon and Hatchette heats up. Spoiler alert: Our authorial guest has a stake in the outcome.
  • Steve Ballmer buys the LA Clippers.
  • And the Internet lights up with people dumping ice water on their heads — for a good cause.

KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

When asked to describe South Lake Union in a word, KUOW’s Bill Radke chose “treacherous.”

“I rarely go to SLU so I forget it’s no longer deserted. Intersections that used to be a rolling stop now have cyclists and dogs and cycling dogs and chatting friends who just go!” he explained.

KUOW Goes Live From South Lake Union

Aug 1, 2014

For the third installment of KUOW’s live neighborhood specials, we are taking over the Center For Wooden Boats on August 15. Don your best nautical gear, join our live audience and watch as radio history is made in South Lake Union.