David Hyde

Interviewer and Executive Producer, The Record

Year started with KUOW: 2004

Before landing in the Emerald City, David Hyde tried out several others, including New York, Tokyo and Portland, Oregon. As a student at Reed College in Portland, David discovered two loves: His love for the Pacific Northwest and for his spouse who is now a professor at the University of Washington.

David started in radio as a college DJ. Listeners responded with enthusiasm, he says, sometimes by throwing beer bottles at the station. In New York, David worked as the managing editor and reporter for a regional newspaper. He has also freelanced as a radio correspondent for National Public Radio and Pacifica Network News, and written for publications across the political spectrum including Salon, the New York Sun and Grist.

In addition to his reporting background, David has also pursued graduate work in U.S. cultural history (ABD); and he's taught college courses in U.S. cultural history, film and history, and American popular culture.

At KUOW since 2004, David has also worked on The Conversation, Weekday, and Speakers' Forum. Now on The Record, David says his main goal is to create radio that really matters to KUOW listeners. So if he's not doing that, please let him know.

Ways To Connect

Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "The Luncheon of the Boating Party," finished in 1881. Renoir was a founder of the impressionist painting movement but moved on to other styles.

Was Pierre-Auguste Renoir a “far more complex and thoughtful painter than generally assumed” who influenced a generation of avant-garde artists, or was he “the most overrated artist east, west, north and south of the river Seine”?

Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson fishes with his son, Peter, on an unnamed lake in an undated photo.
Courtesy of Henry M. Jackson Foundation

The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund paid for state, federal and local parks without any taxes, relying on royalty money from federal oil and gas leases. Or at least it did until Republicans recently killed it by letting the funding expire.

KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

David Hyde talks with Mark Rosewater, head designer for the card game Magic: The Gathering, about changing social attitudes about gaming culture.

Gras Cannabis in Portland, Oregon.
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David Hyde talks with Portland Mercury reporter Dirk VanderHart about how legal marijuana in Oregon could affect pot businesses in Vancouver, Washington.

David Hyde speaks with Washington state Representative Reuven Caryle (D-Queen Anne) about the Aurora Bridge collision. 

File photo of kids playing tag.
Flickr Photo/Felipe Vidal (CC BY SA 2.0)/http://bit.ly/1Jsu22f

Traditional tag is back in the Mercer Island School District.

The district had decided to ban the perennial favorite game from its playgrounds as part of a "hands-off" policy among children meant to reduce injuries and bullying.

David Hyde sits down with John Delaney, professor of oceanography at the University of Washington, to discuss what scientists are learning from a recent underwater volcano that erupted off the coast of Washington and Canada.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at a banquet in Seattle.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

David Hyde speaks with David Bachman, a professor of international studies at the University of Washington, about why Seattle was Chinese President Xi Jinping's first stop on this trip to the U.S.

Sunlight Toy Factory, Tangxia, China taken in 2010.
Flickr Photo/Chris (CC BY NC)/http://bit.ly/1Qx0eXC

David Hyde speaks with University of Washington philosophy professor Michael Blake about the moral responsibilities of business leaders who meet with China's President Xi Jinping during his visit to Seattle.

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke in 2012.
Flickr Photo/Linda Cotton (CC BY NC ND)/http://bit.ly/1PltfoZ


David Hyde speaks with Gary Locke, former U.S. ambassador to China and former Washington governor, about Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington state this week.

Red Square, University of Washington campus
Flickr Photo/Curtis Cronn (CC BY NC ND)/http://bit.ly/1QnEFc7

David Hyde speaks with Norm Arkans, associate vice president of media relations and communications at the University of Washington, about why the UW administration has "grave reservations" about an attempt by some of the UW faculty to unionize.

Editor’s note: KUOW is a self-sustaining service of the University of Washington. Arkans is an ex-officio member of the Puget Sound Public Radio Board of Directors. 

Howard Lake, north of Stehekin in Washington's North Cascades.
Courtesy of Mike Annee

Several years ago a Seattle man hiked into a lake in the North Cascades that had an unusual name:  Coon Lake.

Jonathan Rosenblum thought that sounded racist. "This was a wrong that needed to be corrected," he told David Hyde on KUOW's The Record.

He convinced Washington state officials to change the name to Howard Lake after Wilson Howard, a miner who staked claims in the area and was one of only two black miners to stake claims in the North Cascades.

Dan Acosta shot this image of an orca breaching off the San Juans.
Dan Acosta

Is it ethical to go whale watching? Boats sometimes interfere with whales’ ability to hunt and eat. But whale watching can also connect people with conservation.

And that could help the group of orcas that are resident in Puget Sound. The recent arrival of another baby orca in that so-called southern resident group (see photos in the slideshow above) has tickled whale watchers in the San Juan Islands.

At Roosevelt High School, teachers sang along to union anthems, led by the Seattle Labor Chorus on Monday, Sept. 14 -- day four of the strike.
KUOW Photo/Ann Dornfeld

A crippling recession, a subsequently ever-less affordable Seattle and events nearly 2,000 miles away set the stage for the teacher strike that has idled 53,000 children, political analyst C.R. Douglas says.

Douglas, an analyst for Q13 Fox News, told KUOW’s David Hyde that these and other factors have combined to prompt the “most comprehensive list of demands we've ever seen” from the Seattle Education Association.

Listener Sarah Johnson posted this picture from Green Lake Elementary with the message, 'We love our teachers.'
Courtesy of Sarah Johnson

David Hyde speaks with Richelle Dickerson, co-president of West Woodland Parent-Teacher Association, about why she and other parents have been supporting the Seattle teachers strike.