skip to main content

Jason Burrows

Announcer

Stories

  • caption: Darrell Hillaire is a Lummi Nation leader and executive director of Children of the Setting Sun Productions.
    Soundside

    The lasting effect indigenous boarding schools have had on Washington state

    Earlier this month, the Department of the Interior published a report on indigenous boarding schools in the U.S. These schools separated Native kids from their families, forced them to stop speaking their own languages, and often inflicted abuse in the name of "civilizing" indigenous children. The Interior Department says at one point the U-S supported at least 400 of these boarding schools across the country - including 15 here in Washington. The agency’s Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative also found at least 50 burial sites where children were left in unmarked or poorly maintained graves, and the department is still counting.

  • caption: Our 9 year old guide to the ballpark, Edmund Bollay, shows off his new hat...
    Soundside

    Recruiting young Seattleites to join a long-suffering club: Mariners fans

    If you’re a baseball fan in Seattle, then you already know the heartbreak of watching the Mariners fall short season after season... The last time they made it to the playoffs was more than two decades ago! So, REAL TALK: For someone who wasn't even ALIVE the last time the Mariners were a championship team... why go to the ballpark at all? Soundside producer Jason Burrows went to find out.

  • caption: Hospital assistant Tracy Chambers, right, talks with another staff member in a hallway in the acute care unit, where about half the patients are COVID-19 positive or in quarantine after exposure, of Harborview Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle.
    Soundside

    The US grows ever closer to the somber milestone of one million covid deaths

    According to several news outlets' accounting, the United States has already passed this grim marker. The CDC's numbers have the nation just shy of that. Either way, the pandemic's toll is hard to fathom. KUOW reporters Kate Walters and Ruby de Luna have been spending time learning about who we've lost to Covid here in Washington State.

  • caption: A crowd is gathered during a pro-choice rally and press conference on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Kerry Park in Seattle.
    Soundside

    If Roe v Wade falls, what does that mean for Washington?

    A draft opinion published late Monday by Politico indicates the Supreme Court is likely to strike down Roe v Wade in the near future. That's the landmark 1973 ruling that guarantees federal protection of abortion rights across the United States. Now, draft opinions are just that -- nothing is set in stone yet. But should it happen, this ruling would mean abortion would be banned or restricted in as many as twenty eight states. Today we're dedicating the hour to talking about the implications of the fall of Roe in the Pacific Northwest. And how local supporters of abortion rights are responding.