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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

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

Margaret Atwood revisits totalitarian fears in her new book ‘The Testaments'

9/24/2020
As we approach a spooky time of the year (No, I’m not referring to the US election season) we may be finding ourselves slowly drawn towards unnerving but entertaining cautionary tales. One of those stories just may be the award-winning TV show The Handmaid’s tale based on the best-selling novel by author Margaret Atwood.

Duration:01:08:28

It was an economic theory with little traction, then the pandemic hit

9/11/2020
Stephanie Kelton is a professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University. She served as a senior economic adviser to Bernie Sanders in his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. Her most recent book is The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy. She gave this talk, presented by Town Hall Seattle, on June 15.

Duration:00:58:05

Erica Barnett shakes-up and stirs the conversation around alcoholism and addiction

9/2/2020
When Seattle based reporter Erica Barnett took her first sip of alcohol as a young teen, she had no idea just how impactful that moment would later become. Nor did she realize how inadequate rehabilitation centers, inspirational self-help mottos, and truisms about a “rock bottom” (something Barnett never truly felt) would be for her.

Duration:00:59:59

How’s our country's health care? Not the worst, or the best

8/13/2020
Dr. Ezekiel (Zeke) Emanuel is an oncologist, a medical ethicist, and the author of Which Country Has the World's Best Healthcare? One simple answer to the question his book poses is, not the world’s two superpowers.

Duration:01:15:38

Lyric World presents poetry of loss and collective grief

8/6/2020
‘Elegies ceased being / elegant.’

Duration:00:55:57

Race and justice in journalism, with Nikole Hannah-Jones

7/31/2020
In this conversation, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses how reporters and editors of color are underrepresented in newsrooms. She addresses the idea of objectivity in journalism, which she refers to as the “objectivity fallacy,” and how it impacts journalists of color. The question of reparations for descendants of enslaved people is also explored, with reference to Hannah-Jones’ recent essay What Is Owed.

Duration:01:09:47

Speakers Forum: Jayapal and the politics of empathy and advocacy

7/17/2020
Representative Pramila Jayapal read from her new book and was interviewed by Seattle Times columnist Naomi Ishisaka on July 1. Town Hall Seattle presented the livestreamed event.

Duration:01:16:01

‘A crisis of welcome.’ Sonia Shah on The Next Great Migration

7/10/2020
Sonia Shah’s latest book is The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move. She talked about her book in this Town Hall Seattle live streaming event on June 29.

Duration:00:52:32

What’s in store in the coming election? NPR reporters help us look ahead

7/3/2020
Excerpts from KUOW's YouTube series Inside 2020, concerning the November elections.

Duration:00:59:38

Solastalgia and you. ‘The pain was necessary to know the truth.’

6/25/2020
Dr. Jennifer Atkinson shares strategies for handling existential distress caused by environmental change

Duration:01:00:22

A friendship today could keep the doctor away

6/17/2020
Before you delete that friend or family member off your social media, you might want to consider your health.

Duration:01:30:14

‘I know it’s going to sound crazy:’ How one man exposed government surveillance

6/11/2020
“I’m a member of the intelligence community… I have an explosive story about a threat to democracy."

Duration:01:02:38

Barack Obama calls for action on police brutality and killings, with focus on youth and mayors

6/5/2020
In this event livestreamed on June 3rd, President Obama was joined by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; Rashad Robinson of Color of Change; Minneapolis City Council Representative Phillipe Cunningham, and youth leader Playon Patrick. Campaign Zero co-founder Brittany Packnett Cunningham moderated the event. My Brother's Keeper Alliance Executive Director Michael Smith introduced the program.

Duration:01:26:55