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Readings, debates, lectures from around Seattle, and so much more. Hear fascinating talks by authors, intellectuals, officials and regular folks with important stories recorded live.

Readings, debates, lectures from around Seattle, and so much more. Hear fascinating talks by authors, intellectuals, officials and regular folks with important stories recorded live.

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Seattle, WA

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Readings, debates, lectures from around Seattle, and so much more. Hear fascinating talks by authors, intellectuals, officials and regular folks with important stories recorded live.

Twitter:

@KUOW

Language:

English

Contact:

4518 University Way NE, Suite 310 Seattle WA 98105 206-543-2710


Episodes

White advantage. Racialized trauma. Paths forward

2/25/2021
‘America doesn’t have a race problem. It has a racism problem.’

Duration:01:19:37

Re: Building Democracy explores ways to mend our political, social, and cultural divides

2/19/2021
‘Class blindness is the tendency for people with social class privilege to be unaware or blind to their advantages.’ -Professor Jennifer Sherman

Duration:00:52:51

Lyric World: You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love

2/17/2021
Poet Yona Harvey on arrivals, departures, and renewals

Duration:00:45:27

Re: Building Democracy explores the state of civic discourse, east of the mountains

2/11/2021
‘I think both of us realize that you don’t get anywhere by staying in your corners and being completely polarized. We just know that the more we communicate and talk about things the better it will be, even if we’re not on the same page.’

Duration:00:50:23

Scott Turow reflects on his dual roles as a best-selling fiction author and practicing attorney

2/10/2021
‘Some speak of the nobility of the law. Stern has not always found that to be true. Too much of the grubby bone shop, the odor of the abattoir, emanates from every criminal courtroom.’

Duration:00:54:05

Liberty’s white roots and the racial history of that idea

2/5/2021
White Freedom: ‘The belief (and practice) that freedom is central to white racial identity, and that only white people can or should be free.’

Duration:00:58:08

Bridging the American divide: A search for civic responsibility

1/27/2021
An exploration of unsettling shifts and signs of hope in word and song

Duration:01:06:54

Race, reckoning, and redemption: Michael Eric Dyson’s message to White America

1/21/2021
“How far are we willing to go? Are we prepared to sacrifice tradition and convention for genuine transformation?”

Duration:01:20:40

How a UW course captured the impact of an unprecedented year

1/8/2021
Reflections on 2020 help point to bridges forward

Duration:01:08:55

2020 Hugo House Fellows share works of ‘Luminosity’ for the new year

12/31/2020
Poets and essayists conjure post-holiday light

Duration:01:30:19

Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett discusses ‘that big grey blob’ between your ears

12/25/2020
If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you could better understand how the human brain works, then this talk is just for you.

Duration:01:10:33

Gather ‘round for a roguish, timeless Christmas tale

12/18/2020
A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

Duration:01:35:27

Jill Lepore on the ethically challenged birth of the computer age

12/4/2020
'These men are going out to build a machine to understand how humans think and feel and would behave, and they don’t understand their wives and they don’t understand their children.'

Duration:00:56:52

Where a booming oil market meets wind and solar alternatives, geopolitics happens

11/27/2020
‘Peak oil, at this point, it looks like it’s around 2030, which used to sound far away, but it isn’t anymore.’

Duration:00:58:28

The 'Seattle Process' in 2020. Are we becoming ungovernable?

11/20/2020
‘Seattle is not silent. Seattle is not submissive. Seattle is not unthinking. Seattle will not be exploited, and Seattle is not obedient.’

Duration:01:11:25

Connection and restoration in the PNW, Ampersand-style

11/13/2020
‘If you want to take up space, first see how small you are.’

Duration:00:53:09

Dare to Speak. Discourse amid difference

11/6/2020
‘We’re in an extremely polarized moment as a country, and we have to find ways to talk about these things.’

Duration:00:57:57

'Seismic' literature inspires and changes Seattle through story

10/23/2020
“Literature is an unopened umbrella in the rain ... literature is a cathedral.”

Duration:01:27:37

Pandemic parenting. It gets better? A tool kit

10/16/2020
‘Kids need to feel safe, they need to feel secure, they need to be seen, and they need to be soothed. Talk to them about what make them feel safer, or what makes them feel soothed.’

Duration:01:08:07

Claudia Rankine on the unbearable lightness of whiteness in America

10/9/2020
‘The indifference is impenetrable and reliable and distributed across centuries, and I am stupidly hurt when my friends can’t see that.’

Duration:01:21:20