Summary: Public radio news and interviews from Seattle and Puget Sound with Steve Scher.
Marcie Sillman talked to Megan Rapinoe , midfielder for the Seattle Reign FC and the U.S. Women's National Team in 2013 about her career and the future of soccer in the United States. The women's team opens play in the World Cup in Canada on Monday.
Sax man and bestselling instrumentalist of all time, Kenny G, needs no introduction. Following stints with Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra (at the age of 17) and The Jeff Lorber Fusion , the Seattle native and UW grad embarked on a solo career in the early 1980s.
Marcie Sillman gets book hugger Nancy Pearl's recommendations for a good book to take you to an exotic location from the comfort of your favorite...
Marcie Sillman gets book hugger Nancy Pearl's recommendations for a good book to take you to an exotic location from the comfort of your favorite reading chair.
Steve Scher and Katy Sewall meet at the “ Weekday Warehouse” to unearth some of the strange and wonderful interviews that were featured on Weekday 's 20-year run.
It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news. The Department of Justice signals a long-awaited green light on new pot laws in Washington and Colorado. Fast-food workers in Seattle and across the country hold a one-day strike to push for an increase in minimum wage pay. The Obama Administration makes the case for American military involvement in Syria. Plus, state Republicans choose a new leader, Seattle schools face a possible teacher strike, and same-sex couples get a break from the IRS. We
Before He Was President: Senator Barack Obama President Barack Obama is currently in his fifth year in the White House. Before he was president, then-Senator Barack Obama visited KUOW. Steve Scher talked with Obama about the war in Iraq, US-Russia relations and the Democratic Party. The Daily Show's Senior Black Correspondent: Larry Wilmore Larry Wilmore is The Daily Show’s Senior Black Correspondent . He’s the author of "I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts," and he’s also written
No Home To Go To: Stories From The Homeless And Poor As many as 3.5 million people in the United States experience homelessness in a given year. We'll hear a few personal stories about homelessness. In 2007, Steve Scher talked with Lisa Gray-Garcia (aka Tiny), journalist, poet and founder of POOR Magazine and the Poor News Network, Neal Lampi, who was living in a transitional housing program, and Renee Gebre, then living at Seattle Union Gospel Mission’s Women and Children’s Shelter. Pigeons:
Stephen Tobolowsky: From “Groudhog Day” To “Heroes” You might not recognize his name but you've seen Stephen Tobolowsky in countless Hollywood movies and television shows, from "Groundhog Day" to "Heroes." The character actor is also a popular storyteller, weaving tales for radio and podcast listeners on The Tobolowsky Files . Steve Scher talked with Tobolowsky in 2011 live on stage at the Neptune Theater. Radio Retrospective: Making The First Sound Effects It's often assumed that sound effects
Alan Alda On Making The Most Of Life Our time here on Earth is limited. One day we will all be gone, passing into history. It is something we consciously know, but frequently ignore. Award-winning actor Alan Alda doesn't forget anymore — not after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile. You might know Alda from “M*A*S*H” or “The West Wing.” Alda is also the author of “Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself.” Marcie Sillman talked with Alda in 2007 about life, work and not wasting time. A
Rick Williams: On Anger, Grief And Gifts In 2010, woodcarver John T. Williams was killed by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk. Controversy over the shooting led to much anger and distrust for the police department. In 2012, a 34-foot memorial totem pole was raised in John T. Williams' honor. Steve Scher talked with John T. Williams’ brother Rick Williams at the site of the totem pole. Talking To Cops Back in 2012, the Seattle Police asked the public for help. Deputy Chief Nick Metz urged people to
Micky Dolenz On A Life In Show Biz George Michael “Micky” Dolenz, Jr., is best known for his role in the television sitcom, “The Monkees.” He became the drummer and a lead vocalist for the band created for the show. But Micky Dolenz spent much of his life in the show biz. Back in 1993, Steve Scher talked with Micky Dolenz about his path to music and the many other projects Micky worked on over the years. Annie Leibovitz On The Stories Behind Her Photos Annie Leibovitz began taking photographs
Jack Hitt On Making Up The Truth Writer and storyteller Jack Hitt has made a career portraying the larger-than-life characters he's encountered: a flamboyant neighbor who made international news as one of the world's first transsexuals, a building superintendent who was also a Brazilian mobster. "Why do these things always happen to you?" people ask. They don't, he says. Unbelievable stories happen to everybody. His new solo show mingles these stories with scientific research to show how our
Actor, Model Isabella Rossellini On Making “Green Pornos” Isabella Rossellini became famous for high-fashion modeling and for her acting roles in over 60 films and television shows. But she also makes films about sex. Specifically, the sex lives of animals. From the elephant seal to the little anchovy — all erotic encounters are on the table. Isabella Rossellini joined us back in 2009. Sir Ken Robinson On Creativity "All children are born artists. The problem is to remain artists as we grow up,"
The Crow: A Common, Uncommon Bird They’re big, noisy and everywhere. But crows are much more than cackling flocks. They recognize people, they mate for life and they pant like dogs when they’re hot. A commonly seen bird, maybe – but crows are not common in their abilities. Steve Scher talks with John M. Marzluff, professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, and Tony Angell, a freelance artist and writer about their collaborative book, “In the Company of Crows and Ravens” and