Zaki Barak Hamid
Director of Community Engagement
Zaki leads the community engagement department, whose main goal to is facilitate connections between the various communities of the Puget Sound area and the content division, so that our news coverage is more holistic. Some of his favorite programs include the Community Feedback club, Meet The Newsmakers, and The Journalist Happy Hour.
A Palestinian immigrant from Jordan, Zaki's curiosity and passion for community connections have guided him throughout his career.
Languages: English, Arabic
Guest host Zaki Hamid discusses the week’s news with Seattle Times' Amanda Zhou, Seattle Met's Allison Williams, and KUOW's Joshua McNichols.
Soundside producer Jason Burrows sits down with Spokesman Review legislative reporter Orion Donovan-Smith to talk about the different bills introduced to help solve the problems plaguing the VA's new Electronic Health Records system in Spokane.
In 2018, Governor Jay Inslee, hospital officials, and state lawmakers announced a plan to transform Washington's mental health care system within five years. But it's now 2023 and much of that plan has yet to bear fruit.
If you were to take a tour of public monuments to women here in Seattle — it would be a short one.
The plot of "The Laughter" twists and turns around issues of Islamophobia, sexism, and the changing culture of campus life. Author Sonora Jha, a Seattle University professor, discusses her newest novel and why she chose to make her main character so unlikeable.
Guest host Zaki Hamid discusses the week’s news with Seattle Times Elise Takahama, Seattle Met’s Allison Williams and KUOW’s Mike Davis.
Washington state's Covid-19 emergency order comes to an end this month. It's a signal that the state will be moving towards a business-as-usual approach to governing and managing the pandemic. But, at the same time, the pandemic isn’t over and business as usual has its own complications.
For decades, a question about the young adult classic "Go Ask Alice" haunted this writer. Who was the author behind the "Anonymous" byline on the cover of the book?
After more than a decade in Seattle, the former Seattle Civic Poet has left for New York.
A new school year at the Seattle World School in the Central District has begun. New students are filling the halls, while teachers and staff welcome them with open arms... Meanwhile, at the school's health clinic, two 'patient navigators' are helping students in a different way. Just before the new year started, producer Sarah Leibovitz headed to the school to learn more...