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This is where KUOW listeners meet: to discuss important issues in their communities, to celebrate cultural differences, to hear moving stories up close. For real-time updates on our events, community conversations and other happenings, follow KUOW on Facebook and Twitter

Have an idea for a unique event KUOW could help with? Email engage@kuow.org. 

Join us for a 'How to Be a Girl' listening party

Feb 9, 2017

Take a break from screens and join KUOW for our first-ever podcast listening party!

Come and listen to a few episodes of the How to Be a Girl podcast, then dig deeper with thoughtful discussion afterwards. Free snack foods will be provided.

Event Details
Sunday, February 26 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Cloud Room
FREE | RSVP Here.

Where do Seattle artists put their fears?

Feb 3, 2017
KUOW Photo/Caroline Dodge

They bundle them up and feed them to the buzzard. Or they shred them.

Artist Timothy White Eagle brought this buzzard to KUOW and the Office of Arts & Culture's event "The Great Work Begins" on Monday, January 30th. White Eagle asked attendees to take a pinch of ceremonial tobacco, think actively on their fears, and wrap them with the tobacco into a small square of cotton. After tying the parcel with red string, the bundle went into the buzzard's carcass. 

Join KUOW at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Jan 20, 2017

Join Marcie Sillman for the fifth Front Row Center of our 2016-2017 season at Seattle Shakespeare Company’s "Bring Down the House" on Sunday, February 12.

KUOW Photo: Lisa Wang

Last year KUOW teamed up with Seattle Asian Art Museum, Pratidhwani, South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) and Tasveer to launch the Storywallahs series. Theses events provide a stage for storytelling on a theme.

This time around the stories concern first days: What was it like to arrive in the United States for the first time? This gathering of reflections will surprise and inspire you.

What’s worse than a divisive election year?

For some, talking about it with extended family at Thanksgiving.

That’s why we set up a mock Thanksgiving table at Solstice Café in the U District last week. We invited community members into a safe space—or at least somewhere they wouldn't be interrupted—to share what’s really on their mind after this divisive election season. 

We asked them: “What are you nervous to discuss with your family this Thanksgiving?” Listen to some of the responses in this video: 

KUOW Storywallahs: First Day

Oct 25, 2016
Taken at the second Storywallahs event; the theme was Coming Home.
KUOW Photos/Bond Huberman

It’s time for another Storywallahs!

This show’s theme:  First Day

KUOW is teaming up once again with Seattle Asian Art Museum, Pratidhwani, South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) and Tasveer. This political year has been a whirlwind of discussion — good and bad — around the topic of immigration and newcomers.

Are you Indian/South Asian with a good story about your first day in Seattle or the United States? What happened? Come tell your 5 minute story in front of a fun and friendly crowd!

How do we all thrive in a Region of Boom?

Oct 14, 2016
Domonique Meeks cites the power of storytelling at Region of Boom Live.
KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang

Based on KUOW's series on growth in our region, Region of Boom Live brought together a wide array of speakers to answer the question: how can we create a community where all can thrive?

Speakers were asked to present in the PechaKucha format, where each presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds each, with images advancing automatically as they speak. 

In this rough election season, don't watch the debates alone. KUOW Public Radio and Humanities Washington invite you to watch the presidential debates with us at Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery & Taphouse! Play games and win trivia prizes with KUOW's Ross Reynolds and Humanities Washington’s Zaki Barak Hamid, but mainly come to watch/commiserate/laugh/sob/gasp in delight or horror.

Join us on September 26, October 9, and October 19. No tickets or registration required.

Events begin at 5:30 PM, debates begin at 6:00 PM.

Zaki Barak Hamid, Sam Reed, Matthew Manweller, Ross Reynolds, Diane Tebelius and Slade Gordon.
KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang

He came. He saw. He won the nomination. What does Donald Trump’s unique form of Republicanism mean for the party faithful in our state?

KUOW and Humanities Washington invited a panel of GOP standard bearers to discuss that and other long-range questions as this election cycle draws to a close. Is Trumpism a blip on the radar for the party of Lincoln, or the way of the future?

Listen to the panel discussion below.

The Grand Old Party: From Reagan to Trump

Aug 15, 2016

The campaign message 'It’s morning in America' helped lead to a landslide victory for President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and embodied the optimism people came to associate with the Republican party.

Thirty years later, a darker message — sometimes referred to as 'midnight in America' — has become the rallying cry around this year's party’s nominee, Donald Trump.

Mohamed Bakr talks with Glenda Johnson (left) at KUOW's Ask a Muslim event on July 24, 2016 at the New Holly Gathering Hall.
KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today. In 2010, researchers counted 1.6 billion Muslims around the globe; approximately 23 percent of the world population. 

There are 3.3 million Muslims in the United States; approximately 1 percent of our population. In the wake of 9/11, President George Bush said this about Muslim Americans:

From left: Rob McKenna, Matt Manweller, Chris Vance, John Carlson and Ross Reynolds.
KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang

It’s been a long road, but the race to the White House is coming down to the wire.

Ross Reynolds gathered a panel of prominent Republicans to share reflections on the state of their party. The wide-ranging discussion began with a question: What does it means to be a Republican in today’s political landscape, on a local and national level?

The Republican Party is going through big changes this year. What does it mean to be a Republican in 2016?

Join KUOW’s Ross Reynolds at Resonance Events in Bellevue to talk about "the elephant in the room."

Update: Listen to the full event

Ross Reynolds will be talking with current Republican Senatorial candidate Chris Vance, former Republican Attorney General of Washington Rob McKenna, State Representative Matthew Manweller, and morning host at 570 KVI and political activist John Carlson about what it means to be a Republican in today’s political landscape, on a local and national level.

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