Reporter and Interviewer
David started in radio as a DJ at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Listeners responded with enthusiasm, he says, sometimes by throwing empty beer bottles at the station.
In New York, David worked as the managing editor and reporter for a regional newspaper. He also freelanced as a radio correspondent and reporter before moving to Seattle (shortly after it was still cool).
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.
At KUOW since 2004, David has also worked on The Conversation, Weekday, Speakers' Forum and The Record. Now a reporter, David says his main goal is to create radio that matters to KUOW listeners. If he's not doing that, please let him know.
Washington state Repubulican Rob McKenna says he's focused on the lesson his party should take away from the politically-motivated violence and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: "Good leadership matters" and it's time to "step up and take the party back."
There are no public opinion polls that show how many people on Orcas Island plan to get a Covid-19 vaccine when they finally get the chance. But the public schools on Orcas have exceptionally low vaccine compliance rates. 93 percent of 6th grade students were out of compliance during the 2018-2019 school year, which means as far as the school knows very few kids were fully vaccinated.
Top WA elections official threatened, doxxed after challenging Trump campaign's election misinformation
Secretary of State Kim Wyman's office confirmed on Monday that it has notified the Department of Homeland Security and the state’s own counterterrorism center, the Washington State Fusion Center, about a death threat against one of her employees.
‘It's hard to imagine that all of that heat from the left and the right didn't play some sort of role here.’
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Monday that she will not seek re-election to the city's top office in 2021. Her exit leaves the office open for grabs after just one term.
As Democrats in the other Washington argue about who is to blame for the loss of at least 8 US. House seats to Republicans, a similar debate is taking shape in the aftermath of the race for the 10th Congressional District here in Washington state.
While the nation's attention is focused on the presidential election, there are a handful of races on Washington ballots that will greatly influence the future of local life.
Left and right still talk in this district east of Seattle, but what does that mean when their candidate lands in D.C.?
Incumbent Democrat Kim Schrier is being challenged by Republican Jesse Jensen to represent the 8th Congressional District, east of Seattle. Unlike a lot of American politics in 2020, one big theme in the race is bipartisanship. But what does bipartisanship mean in a hyper-partisan age?
Mason County, which is due west of Olympia, was one of two reliably Democratic counties in Western Washington that swung hard for Donald Trump in the last election, when he promised on the campaign trail to bring timber jobs back to the Northwest. But the jobs have not come back.
The race for Washington’s 10 Congressional District in the Olympia-Tacoma area is just one of two in the country that pits one Democrat against another this year.