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Community Engagement At KUOW

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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. 

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.

Donald Morehead talks about life as a homeless person in Seattle at an event from Seattle Public Library and KUOW on June 3, 2016.
Courtesy of Seattle Public Library/Alex Garland

The Jungle is a three mile-long homeless camp under Interstate 5. It’s been in the news frequently since a deadly shooting there on January 26.

Many of us have driven over it, maybe without thinking about the hundreds of people who live there. What brought them there? What’s it like? And why do many residents prefer it to homeless shelters?

KUOW Summer 2016 Listening Tours

Jun 2, 2016
KUOw Photo/Kara McDermott

How does growth impact you?

This summer, KUOW reporters and producers will be traveling to eight neighborhoods across the Puget Sound to explore how growth is changing and challenging our region.

We want to hear about the tradeoffs, the compromises, the opportunities and threats -- how growth affects the way you live. And beyond growth, what else is happening in your neighborhood that we should know about? What's the untold story of your neighborhood?

Join us at the KUOW Listening Tour nearest to you.

A Community Talk About The Jungle

May 26, 2016
Tents lined up in the Jungle, which extends north and south under Seattle's Interstate 5 corridor.
KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

Friday, June 3
Seattle Public Library - Central Branch
1000 4th Ave, Seattle WA 98104 (See map
7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Free admission. 

Join KUOW for a deeper dive into the encampment called "The Jungle," including the city's efforts to clean it up, and what the alternatives are for people who live there.

Ross Reynolds interviews Mara Liasson at a KUOW event on March 31, 2016.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Ross Reynolds interviews Mara Liasson, NPR’s national political correspondent. She’s covered presidential elections since 1992 and was  NPR's White House correspondent for all eight years of the Bill Clinton administration. In this conversation on March 31, she talks about the dilemma Donald Trump poses the Republican Party and the prospects of a showdown between Trump and Hillary Clinton for president.

On March 26, Democrats will caucus in the state of Washington. Are you a Democrat, but still undecided about who to vote for in this year’s presidential election? Do you know who you’re voting for, but aren’t sure how (or why) to caucus? Is this election already becoming too much of a circus?

Don’t worry. Come to one of our UNcaucuses where we’ll be focusing on the issues, NOT the candidates.

Audience members at the 'StoryCorps' listening party in New Holly on Feb 4., 2016.
KUOW Photo/Naomi Ishisaka

Last summer the StoryCorps booth set up in Seattle’s New Holly neighborhood. More than 250 people came by to record their conversations. 

The StoryCorps 'Finding Our Way' event at The Gates Foundation, Seattle.
KUOW Photo/Caroline Dodge

When StoryCorps came to Seattle’s New Holly neighborhood last summer, people from all over the city took the opportunity to visit with a friend or family member and record a conversation. Their stories can stop you in your tracks.

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

The 24-year-old man didn’t have a home.

So he came up with a bold plan: Go to the nicest neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan, knock on the doors of 10 mansions and ask if he could move in.

KUOW Storywallahs: Coming Home

Oct 19, 2015
Dinesh Korde

Storywallahs: An Evening Of Storytelling
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 East Prospect St. (Map)
6:00 p.m. doors/6:30 p.m. show
Buy tickets

This show’s theme:  Coming Home

Aneesh Sheth speaks at KUOW's Storywallahs event in early May at the Kirkland Performing Arts Center.
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

The South Asian community in the United States has roots in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The community represents one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country. From 2000 to 2010 their population grew by 81 percent nationally, in Seattle the increase was 173 percent.

Ginny Gilder
Courtesy of Ginny Gilder

On May 5, Marcie Sillman sits down with Ginny Gilder, Seattle Storm co-owner, at Town Hall to discuss her new memoir "Course Correction" and how Title IX has impacted her life.

Gilder will touch on her experiences as a female athlete and Olympian, as well as the now-famous Title IX naked protest she and her rowing teammates staged at Yale in response to what they felt was unfair treatment by the university. 

Share Your Story At Storywallahs

Mar 26, 2015

*Storywallahs, n. “Hinglish” word for “storyteller.”

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