Arts and Culture Reporter
Marcie Sillman arrived at KUOW in 1985 to produce the station's daily public affairs program, Seattle After Noon. One year later, she became the local voice of All Things Considered, NPR's flagship afternoon news magazine.
After five years holding down the drive-time microphone, a new opportunity arose. Along with Dave Beck and Steve Scher, Marcie helped create Weekday, a daily, two-hour forum for newsmakers, artists and thinkers.
The new century brought new challenges. Marcie and Dave Beck created The Beat, Seattle's only broadcast program to focus specifically on arts and culture.
In 2002, after more than 15 years as a daily host, Marcie decided to become a full-time cultural reporter. During her career, more than 100 of her stories have been heard on NPR's newsmagazines, as well as on The Voice of America.
In 2005, she became KUOW's first special projects reporter. In this role, she produced in-depth audio portraits and documentary series about life and culture in the Puget Sound Region.
In September, 2013, Marcie was part of the team that created The Record, a daily news magazine focused on the issues and culture of the Puget Sound region. After two years as Senior Host of the program, Marcie returned to full-time cultural reporting.
Christopher Montoya was a ballet dancer for most of his adult life. His career included a stint with the internationally acclaimed drag company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. But even there, Montoya felt like an outsider.
Marcie Sillman discusses the week's news with Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight, and David Kroman and Manola Secaira of Crosscut.
Point Roberts is entirely cut off from the rest of America right now. Wildfires are burning across the West. The city works to decrease traffic fatalities, and we catch up with a virologist for an update on the virus.
A new UW study looked at how language has been used in ads for rental housing. Excessive overtime pay for SPD officers. Nia-Amina Minor on creating social change through art. And the spread of misinformation on everything from coronavirus to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Russian troll farms, psychoanalytic data-firms and syndicated media companies all want a piece of your attention this election season. But don't worry – there are ways we can all fight back.
When it comes to The Record's fearless, outgoing Senior Producer Alison Bruzek: you think you know, but you have no idea. So we told you.
Pat and Vanna (metaphorically) come to town. This week’s talk with the King County Executive. Why controlled burns might be the way forward to stave off wildfire. And a teary but fond farewell to The Record’s leading lady, Supervising Producer Alison Bruzek.
What the historic professional basketball protests say about athletes’ role in public life. Protests in Portland turn deadly. Refusing to engage with racial reconciliation on white supremacy’s terms. And there are two new Wonderland Trail recordholders in town.
Host Marcie Sillman discusses the week's news with Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter, Kiro7 reporter Essex Porter, and Q13 correspondent Simone Del Rosario.
King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us for our weekly chat and hints at new bus protections and homelessness solutions in his upcoming budget.