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S4 Ep. 12: Seattle Music: Past, Present, and Future

7/10/2018
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In this season finale, voices from the music industry share why music is embedded in Seattle’s DNA, give insight into the soul of the not just the music scene but the city as a whole, and offer perspectives on what needs to be done to hold on to the rich cultural resource. For this season, Seattle Growth Podcast host Jeff Shulman set across the city interviewing established and emerging musicians, music lovers, and music industry leaders to learn more about the past, present, and future of...

Duration:00:14:33

S4 Ep. 11: Building Seattle’s Future Through Music

5/1/2018
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Today’s episode of Seattle Growth Podcast continues the focus on music and the future of Seattle. You will hear from Hollis Wong Wear, a Grammy-nominated artist who shares what Seattle can learn from her recent move to Los Angeles. She’s co-written songs that have been heard by millions of people around the world. In today’s interview, she also speaks more broadly to the power of music to influence the future of our city. You will also hear from Chris Early, founding member of Band of...

Duration:00:43:24

S4 Ep. 10: Growth and Seattle's Music Venues

4/24/2018
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Today’s episode focuses on the future of the places where musicians and music lovers come together: Seattle’s famed music venues. There is a venue that has come up time and time again in this podcast: Neumos. You’ll hear from Neumos co-owner Steven Severin. He shares what makes the venue so successful and what challenges the future holds for the Seattle music scene. You’ll also hear from David Meinert, who has had an illustrious career in Seattle’s music scene owning clubs, organizing...

Duration:00:40:13

S4 Ep. 7: The Influx of Musicians to Seattle

4/3/2018
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Believe it or not, there are musicians among the staggering number of people moving to Seattle during the boom time. Though last week’s episode profiled some of the musicians lost in the boom, there are people around the country eager to take their place within the community. This episode gives insight from three singer-songwriters who were drawn by Seattle’s legendary music scene in hopes of advancing their careers. You will hear from Tekla Waterfield. She moved to Seattle in 2010 and is...

Duration:00:54:03

S4 Ep.5: Is Growth Crushing the Soul of Seattle Music

3/20/2018
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Is there a cultural transformation underway in Seattle? Has the music scene that grabbed the nation’s attention during the 1990s grunge era maintained its identity? Three voices in today’s Seattle music scene share their perspective on the culture of Seattle music and how it is changing in recent years. The episode features: Austin Santiago, owner of BuildStrong Music Group, which has been curating concerts and music culture in Cascadia since 2005 and Vice President at Do206, a website...

Duration:01:04:42

S4 Ep. 4: Seattle's Emerging Hip Hop Artists Draze & Dave B

3/13/2018
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Draze, who has opened for Snoop Dogg and had his music appear on hit shows such as Empire, shares how Seattle’s transformation has affected his music and him personally. You will also hear from Dave B, who collaborated with Macklemore on the hit song Corner Store, performed in front of a sold-out Key Arena, was seen on national tv performing on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, and headlined his own sold-out show at Seattle’s Neptune Theater. Today’s episode gives you a rare inside look at the...

Duration:01:18:35

S4 Ep. 2: Seattle’s Sound: Grunge and the 90s

2/27/2018
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The fourth season of Seattle Growth Podcast brings together diverse perspectives from established and emerging artists, music lovers and music industry leaders to paint a picture of the past, present, and future of Seattle’s iconic music scene. This second episode of the season continues last week’s focus on Seattle’s music community during the 1990s. Whereas Seattle had produced many notable musical artists in prior years, the sounds from the 1990s were distinctly recognized across the...

Duration:00:59:34

Season Preview and Dave B

1/19/2018
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A preview of Season 4 with an interview with emerging Seattle hip-hop artist Dave B. Professor Jeff Shulman has been interviewing a set of established and emerging artists, music lovers, and music industry leaders and will soon share their stories with you. The episode also includes brief clips from the talented voices of Lydia Ramsey (http://www.lydiaramseymusic.com/), Prom Queen (http://promqueenmusic.com), and Kate Voss (http://www.katevoss.com/).

Duration:00:20:11

Special: Music Arena Wars And Seattle Center Part 2

11/28/2017
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The arena wars are not over as two groups vie to reshape Seattle’s music scene, Seattle Center, and the future of winter professional sports in Seattle. In this special episode, find out why 33 members of Seattle’s music community weighed in on the arena debate to support one of the two proposals. You will hear from Jason Finn, drummer for the platinum-selling, grammy-nominated band Presidents of the United States. You will hear from David Meinert, whose Onto Entertainment manages the...

Duration:00:36:00

Special: Music, Arena Wars, And Seattle Center

11/21/2017
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The arena wars are not over as two groups vie to reshape Seattle’s music scene, Seattle Center, and the future of winter professional sports. In this special episode, get an update on the process and hear from Wally Walker and Pete Nordstrom how their group’s efforts to bring an NBA franchise to an arena in Sodo can also have an impact on music lovers and musicians in the city. With an appearance by Ben London and featuring the music of Stag.

Duration:00:52:39

S3 Ep. 7: Seattle In Progess?

10/23/2017
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In this third season of Seattle Growth Podcast, UW Foster professor Jeff Shulman set out to better understand the physical transformation of Seattle. Shulman set across Seattle to learn from real estate developers, residents, and activists about the changes under way. What he found may surprise you. The season began as an exploration how much the physical landscape of Seattle is changing, who is driving these changes, how people are affected by these changes, and what people are doing to...

Duration:00:10:31

S3 Ep. 6: Is Seattle’s Past Paving Its Future?

10/17/2017
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Seattle’s growth is bringing a physical and cultural transformation. Buildings are changing, businesses are changing, and people are changing at a rapid pace. This episode of Seattle Growth Podcast features three expert opinions on how policies from Seattle’s past are shaping the migration patterns of today that will influence Seattle’s future.

Duration:00:59:41

S3 Ep. 5: Leaving a Growing Seattle

10/9/2017
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Money and people are moving into Seattle at an unprecedented rate. In an apparent effort to keep pace with the growth, Seattle has led the nation in the number of cranes in the sky two years in a row. Though significant attention is given to the number of people moving in, IRS data shows thousands of people are also moving out. Today’s episode of Seattle Growth Podcast features interviews with two people who have chosen to leave Seattle and an interview with the Director of Seattle’s...

Duration:00:53:40

S3 Ep. 4: Seattle Natives Tell Their Stories

10/2/2017
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Three residents with more than a combined century living in Seattle tell their side of the story of Seattle. Seattle’s population has increased an astounding 15.4 percent since the start of the decade. For tens of thousands of newcomers, a bustling, growing Seattle is all they’ve ever known. But tucked within some of those houses, apartments, and condos surrounded by construction cranes are people who grew up in a very different city. The three interviews give you perspective on how the...

Duration:00:43:20

S3 Ep. 3: The Battle For Seattle

9/26/2017
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Seattle is growing at an extraordinary rate. As more people and money flow into the city, the skyline and neighborhoods are being transformed. What will the future of the Seattle and its neighborhoods look like? Only time will tell as various people and groups jockey for position to have their vision for Seattle unfold. Today’s episode of Seattle Growth Podcast offers guidance into how you can influence the future of Seattle. You will hear from people who have organized, lobbied, or...

Duration:00:47:32

S3 Ep. 2: Real Estate Developers and Future of Seattle

9/18/2017
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Gain insight into the minds of real estate developers as they reshape Seattle’s streets and skyline. As you look ahead to where you live or might live, these interviews give you insight into the kinds of neighborhoods and properties that attract real estate developers. You will get an inside look into their development process and how you can influence it. You will hear from Liz Dunn of Dunn + Hobbes, which specializes in the adaptive reuse of existing buildings as well as the construction...

Duration:00:49:07

S3 Ep. 1: The Physical Transformation of Seattle

9/12/2017
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People and money are flowing into Seattle at unprecedented rates and the city is undergoing a physical transformation like none other. As Seattle booms, the city has lead the nation in the number of cranes in the sky two years in a row. Anyone who even passes through Seattle can visibly see the physical changes under way. But in those buildings being torn down are people and businesses; lives being changed that we often do not get to see from the outside. The third season of Seattle Growth...

Duration:00:42:14

Can Seattle Become a Hockey Town?

8/7/2017
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Can Seattle become a hockey town? If the highest level of professional hockey calls Seattle home, what would that mean to the Seattle residents who do not care about the sport? Today’s episode brings you several perspectives on the existing hockey community in Seattle and what hockey could mean to all residents, sports fans and non-sports fans alike. Interviews with Executive Director of the Seattle Sports Commission Ralph Morton; John Barr, a hockey enthusiast behind the NHL to Seattle...

Duration:00:53:26

City Budget, Growth, and the Arena

7/31/2017
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How will growth and the potential for a new sports and entertainment arena affect the city’s budget? Hear from City Budget Office director Ben Noble and UW professor Justin Marlowe.

Duration:00:52:57

Growth of Seattle Sports Tech

6/28/2017
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This special episode gives you an inside look at a burgeoning industry with potential to further drive growth in this city. Jeff Shulman had an opportunity to visit the Geekwire Sports Tech Summit and interview individuals uniquely involved in the the sports tech. In this episode: Taylor Soper, sports tech reporter for Geekwire, describes how Vicis, Amazon, and Microsoft are driving sports tech in the region and what can be expected in the future. Former NHL player and co-founder of...

Duration:00:31:04