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caption: Students play a game on the playground after collecting flowers on a walk with teacher Margarita Arias on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Denise Louie Education Center along Beacon Avenue South in Seattle.
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Students play a game on the playground after collecting flowers on a walk with teacher Margarita Arias on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Denise Louie Education Center along Beacon Avenue South in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

It was the first school district in the nation to close due to Covid. Now it's preparing to reopen.

We hear from the superintendent of the Northshore school district about their reopening plan. King County Executive Dow Constantine talks about reopening businesses despite a recent surge in new Covid cases in the county. And Grist unveils its list of 50 people pioneering new ways to fight climate change.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

King County Executive Dow Constantine 03.23

King County Executive Dow Constantine talks with Bill Radke about reopening businesses in the county despite an increase in Covid cases, the county's vaccination plan for its unsheltered population and when it would be safe to return to a physical office.

Grist's list of 50 environmental pioneers

On Tuesday, Grist Fix unveiled its sixth annual list of 50 people pioneering novel solutions to fighting climate change. Grist Fix executive director Lisa Garcia talks about how they chose this year's recipients, including a Grant Canary, whose Washington-based company rapidly reforests areas devastated by wildfires.

Northshore school district's lessons learned

Last year, Northshore became the first public school district in the nation to close its doors due to the pandemic. A year later, the district outside of Seattle is preparing for a return of in-person classroom instruction. Northshore Superintendent Michelle Reid talks with Bill Radke about what the past year has taught her and why education may never be the same for many students. We also hear from KUOW education reporter Ann Dornfeld on the latest schools news.