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KUOW letters are shown before 'That's Debatable: The Homelessness Crisis is Killing Seattle' on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, as the sun sets at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle.
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Sound it Out: Messages from Listeners

At its core, Soundside is about connecting with our listeners and bringing you stories you care about — interviews, reporting, and features that impact our lives here in the Pacific Northwest.

Part of that engagement process is asking for your thoughts about our stories — what we got right, how we can improve. As often as possible we turn those voicemails and messages into a segment called, "Sound It Out."

Thank you to everyone who reached out to the show with thoughts, questions, and suggestions. We truly appreciate hearing from you.

If you would like to join the conversation, send us a message by going to our homepage.

We also want to round up some of the stories that have received the most feedback in recent weeks, in case you missed them.

Will the Chinatown International District get a new light rail station?

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Is A Proposed Light Rail Station In The Chinatown International District Good News Or Bad

New Sound Transit light rail lines are on the way — connecting to Ballard and West Seattle — thanks to a ballot measure voters approved in 2016. But plans for a new station in the neighborhood of Chinatown-International District have raised alarm with community groups and local businesses.

As we enter peak hiking season, we consider who takes care of our trails.

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It's peak hiking season in the PNW. But who takes care of our trails?

Washington state has more than 700 miles of hiking trails in it state parks alone, alongside hundreds more in its national parks and national forests. With so much room to roam, keeping up with trail maintenance is a daunting task, and organizations like the forest service are constantly fighting a backlog of trail maintenance. What goes into trail design and upkeep? And what happens when trails are left unattended?


We even pulled out our 20-sided dice to talk Dungeons and Dragons.

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D&D's 'Radiant Citadel' Changes The Game For Bipoc Players

If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix show "Stranger Things," then you know that the fantasy tabletop-role playing game "Dungeons & Dragons" has come roaring back into the mainstream in the past few years. But for most of its existence, D&D has had a problem.

Thank you to everyone who reached out to us with your thoughts, recommendations,, and suggestions.