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Tacoma, WA

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NPR

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Stories about businesses in the Pacific Northwest, with many stories from KPLU's Business and Labor reporter, Vanessa Romo.

Twitter:

@KPLU

Language:

English

Contact:

12180 Park Ave S. Tacoma, WA 98447 253-535-7758


Episodes

Meet The In-Your-Face Fictional Radio DJ Who Wants To Convert All of Us Int

1/5/2015
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Frank Boyd admits he is neither a jazzhead nor a jazznerd. He’s a newcomer to appreciating the music — music that he says has a public perception problem.

Duration: 00:05:54


Seattle's Peter Miller Reflects On The Year With Poetry On Tomato Cans

12/29/2014
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At Peter Miller Books in Seattle, 'tis the season of tomato cans. For the last 20 years, Miller has been giving away cans of quality tomatoes to his...

Duration: 00:05:51


Two Actors Playing Opposite Real-Life Spouses In 'A Christmas Story: The Mu

12/22/2014
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Seattle actors Jessica Skerritt and Dane Stokinger have played opposite one another before. There was the time last year in Arizona, when they were in...

Duration: 00:05:39


At Seattle Children’s Theatre, A Puppet Master Creates The Magic

12/15/2014
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One of the stars in the latest production of Seattle Children’s Theatre is the perfect example of how theater can be something magical. The performer’s...

Duration: 00:05:43


New Pop Opera By Oluo Of Industrial Revelation Opening In Seattle

12/1/2014
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Ahamefule J. Oluo was not doing well. After seven years of marriage, he was divorced, a single father and living in a basement apartment. He had a day...

Duration: 00:06:27


Art Of The American West Comes To The Tacoma Art Museum

11/24/2014
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Images of the American West line the walls of a brand new addition to the Tacoma Art Museum. The collection, a gift from a German family with ties to...

Duration: 00:06:20


A Bus Ride In King County Now Also Delivers Volumes Of Poetry

11/17/2014
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After a seven-year hiatus, 4Culture has resurrected the “Poetry on Buses” program. The public art project, funded through Percent-for-Art funds, aims...

Duration: 00:00:28


In Lelavision, Sounds Of One-Of-A-Kind Metal Instruments Come To Life On St

11/10/2014
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When you signed up for band in middle school, you probably didn’t have the option of playing the rumitone, the stamenphone or the violcano. These are...

Duration: 00:06:53


Seattle's Robert Schenkkan Puts On Pair Of Plays About Lyndon B. Johnson

11/3/2014
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Leave it to a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to find something epic about a controversial figure in U.S. history. “When we say somebody is ...

Duration: 00:05:45


This Seattle Orchestra Rocks To Its Own Disciplined Beat

10/27/2014
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When Scott Teske, a classically trained upright bass player, was in his early 20s, he stepped away from the regimented world of classical music to see...

Duration: 00:06:15


Exhibit At Seattle's Henry Art Gallery Invites Visitors To Touch, Take Home

10/20/2014
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A new show at Seattle's Henry Art Gallery invites you to do something museums usually forbid: Touch the art and take it home. Four galleries are filled...

Duration: 00:06:16


Wing Luke Museum Exhibit Showcases Bruce Lee's Seattle Roots

10/13/2014
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As someone whose job it is to pay attention to the history and legacy of Asian Americans, Cassie Chin, deputy director of the Wing Luke Museum of the...

Duration: 00:05:57


The Curious World Of Whidbey Island Animator Drew Christie

9/29/2014
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If you spend enough time in Drew Christie’s world, you’ll learn about everything from an invasive rodent living in lake Washington to “holiday demons”...

Why These Seattle Artists Are Selling Cans Of Dirt From A Georgetown Brownf

9/22/2014
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A trio of Seattle artists has taken a unique approach in an attempt to “undo three-quarters of a century’s worth of polluting”: canning and selling dirt...

Duration: 00:05:26


'Panama Hotel Jazz' Music Project Tells Story Of The Historic Seattle Landm

9/15/2014
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The muse behind Steve Grigg’s musical project is a brick, six-story, century-old building that stands in what used to be Seattle’s Japantown. The Panama...

Duration: 00:05:06


Play Reimagines Don Quixote As A Homeless Latino Man In Seattle

9/8/2014
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What if Don Quixote, the famous character from 17th century Spanish literature, was reimagined as a homeless man living in Seattle? That’s the premise...

Duration: 00:06:03


Paint The Peninsula Festival Celebrates Joy Of Painting Outside

9/1/2014
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The clouds hang low over the water along a quiet stretch of gravelly beach in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Sequim, Washington. A sailboat silently...

Duration: 00:06:47


One Poet's Vision To Celebrate The Beauty — And The Warts — Of Tacoma

8/25/2014
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Tacoma is often in the shadow of its more glamorous neighbor to the north, Seattle. But Tacoma’s poet laureate Lucas Smiraldo says he wants to...

Duration: 00:05:54


Seattle Photo Exhibit Explores The Renaissance Of The Afro

8/18/2014
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One of the first things you notice about someone is the hair. How people wear the hair can say a lot about their politics, religion and even their...

Duration: 00:08:03


Meet A Young New York-Based Brass Ensemble With Some Serious Seattle Roots

8/4/2014
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The Westerlies are a new young brass ensemble based out of New York City. They’re an all-over-the-musical-map group whose first album is already...

Duration: 00:06:27

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