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Covering all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. Kirsten and Art also talk about the business of sports, such as the proposal to build a new arena in Seattle. Other issues they've discussed include head injuries in sports and the crackdown on domestic violence.Thiel offers a unique and informed perspective to KNKX listeners. His philosophy for his commentary on KNKX is to give the casual sports fan "enough in ...
 
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Homelessness on the West Coast is rising to crisis levels at a time of historic economic growth and prosperity. Why? KNKX Public Radio and The Seattle Times' Project Homeless spent one year in a city that’s grappling with homelessness. What’s it like to live outside for months on end? What’s it like when tents come to your neighborhood? What new solutions can city leaders find? This is Outsiders.
 
McNeil Island in South Puget Sound is the Alcatraz you've never heard of. The now-abandoned prison on McNeil operated for 136 years. Today, the island is home to the Special Commitment Center, which houses Washington state's "sexually violent predators." A collaboration between KNKX and the Washington State Historical Society, Forgotten Prison tells the stories of inmates, guards, and children who grew up on the island. The history of this forgotten place can tell us a lot about how and why ...
 
Jazz Northwest, produced by Jim Wilke, focuses on the regional jazz scene from Portland to Vancouver, B.C. Albums by the best resident musicians from Seattle, Portland and Vancouver are featured, and the program also includes news about the best places to go for live jazz in the region. In addition, Jim goes "on location" to concerts, clubs and jazz festivals to record performances by resident and visiting artists for playback on Jazz Northwest. These one-of-a-kind recordings are available n ...
 
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Vilson is a veteran of the classroom, a math teacher from the Bronx, and the author of This is Not a Test, Jose is currently away from the classroom pursuing a Ph.D. from Columbia. He and Nate discussed lessons they’ve learned from their past education advocacy, finding your voice as an advocate, and how we can reclaim the narrative from the moral …
 
Tori Douglass is an ex-evangelical, ex-conservative anti-racist educator. She was born and raised in the Portland Area and since 2015 has been an outspoken critic of American evangelicalism and the racism present in many evangelical communities. We brought her on for a conversation about Black conservatism. We tried to categorize the varieties of B…
 
This week's show begins with the Jill Townsend Big Band from Vancouver B.C. playing music by the late saxophonist Ross Taggart, then we dip down to Portland for a trio with John Gross and Dave Frishberg and Charlie Doggett. We'll have Seattle guitarist Marco de Carvalho, revisit The Evergreen Classic Jazz Band and hear favorites by Oregon and Ernes…
 
Big tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google are swimming in an absolute ocean of our private data. In any ways, we have been worn down and lulled into a sense of helplessness about it. They track our searches, to sell us ads; they track our movement, to aggregate our location data; they track our purchases, sharing them with God knows who.…
 
Ramadan begins April 3. Millions of Americans and millions of students in the US will be fasting during daylight hours for a month. We invited on Amy Daraiseh, a teacher and life coach from Chicago, as a Jordanian-American and observant Muslim, she’s offering her perspective on how we can do our best to support people in our lives who are fasting d…
 
Melissa Santos is a political reporter for Crosscut and a regular guest on the show. She joined us this week to talk about what passed and what didn’t in the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session. Cast of Characters Melissa Santos – Twitter The Nerd Farmer Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts and is bro…
 
Jessica Williams was a unique artist with an evocative touch at the piano. She passed away March 12 at the age of 73. She was a restless person who was born in Baltimore, studied classical piano, and built her career as house pianist at Keystone Korner in San Francisco where she backed many different international soloists including Dexter Gordon a…
 
Tom Rademacher is the 2014 Minnesota Teacher of the Year and the author of two books: It Won’t Be Easy, An Exceedingly Honest (and slightly unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching and Raising Ollie. The last time we spoke to him was in the early days of the pandemic for a conversation about anti-racist teaching. He returned to the show to talk abou…
 
Jeff Hawn is a doctoral candidate at the London School of Economics with an area of expertise in US/Russia relations. He previously joined us in October on episode 143 to talk about democratic erosion in Russia in the post-Soviet era. In light of events, we invited him back on the show to discuss the rapidly evolving situation in Ukraine. Note: Dur…
 
The Portland Timbers are a men’s professional soccer team playing in Major League Soccer (MLS). The Portland Thorns are literally their sister club, a women’s team, playing in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Both teams are owned by millionaire Merritt Paulson, son of former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and both teams have recently be…
 
Tacoma Safe is a new group spearheaded by Angela Connoly. Connoly is a wealthy, socially conservative, activist, who previously led and funded an anti-LGBT effort called the Just Want Privacy Campaign. That campaign sought to restrict access to public bathrooms for transgender people, forcing them to use the restrooms of their sex at birth. She is …
 
Jessica Bateman is a former planning commissioner and former member of the Olympia City Council. She currently represents the cities of Olympia, Tumwater, and Lacey in the Washington State Legislature. She joined us on the pod as a follow-up to our conversation last episode with Joe Tovar about “middle housing”. She talked in-depth about why we nee…
 
Joseph Tovar helped draft Washington State’s growth management act and has served as lead planner for cities across Western Washington. He has a theory: we’ve gotten good at building condos, we’ve always been good at building detached single-family housing, but to meet the coming population growth in the region we need to build what he calls “middl…
 
This week's show includes music by Julian Priester, trombonist and educator who taught at Cornish College from 1979 until he retired in 2011. His professional career included touring and recording with many major jazz artists from Lionel Hampton and Duke Ellington, to John Coltrane and Sam Rivers, to Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland and many others.…
 
The current Congress is our country’s 117th. They were elected in 2020 and will face voters in the midterms later this year. Today they are returning after their winter break to take up the many, many remaining unfinished items on the Biden Agenda. If we’re being honest, a lot of people are really pissed at Congress right now. But in this conversat…
 
It's relatively rare that musicians become proficient with both woodwinds and brass instruments. Even rarer are two with the same hometown, the late Floyd Standifer and Jay Thomas were both active in the Seattle scene. We'll open this week's show with one tune from each, but you'll have to tune in to hear which one plays which instrument on this we…
 
A founding premise of the show is that political engagement in state and local politics is essential. It is because of this that each year we preview the upcoming state legislative session. This week we are joined by newly appointed State Senator Yasmin Trudeau. We discussed the upcoming session, legislation she plans to introduce and support, some…
 
In arguably the most important piece of local journalism of 2021, Will James did a three part story on the displaced residents of the Merkle Hotel in Downtown Tacoma. The Merkle was the last of its type: a residential hotel that provided no strings attached housing to very low income and disabled Tacomans. The conditions in the hotel were deplorabl…
 
Dr. Will Horne is a history professor at Villanova University. He is also the founder and editor of The Activist History Review, an online journal created in 2017 to contextualize US history in light of ongoing threats to our multiracial democracy. Horn jumped on to talk about recent counter-majoritarian trends in US society and the threat to democ…
 
Our guest this week is Miri Cypers. She is the Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League in the Northwest. The ADL’s is a legacy civil rights organization whose mission is to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Miri was also a prior guest at 2018’s Adult Civics Happy Hour, a conversatio…
 
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