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

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...


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

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...


S4 Ep. 3: Seattle's History: Hendrix, Hip-Hop, and More

This episode continues the season's brief look at Seattle’s rich musical history. Janie Hendrix (CEO of Experience Hendrix) shares how the city’s growth has affected her efforts to honor the legacy of Seattle-born rock and roll legend Jimi Hendrix. You will learn more about the continued impact Jimi Hendrix has on Seattle today. The episode also features an interview with inaugural Seattle Music Commissioner DeVon Manier. Manier is cofounder of Sportn’ Life Music Group and works with...


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

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...


S4 Ep.1: Seattle Music's Past, Present, and Future Pt. 1

Seattle Growth Podcast brings its spotlight to the music community in our growing city. The story begins in this first episode of season 4 with a look at the 1990s, an almost universally recognized era of Seattle sound. Today’s episode features two-time Grammy nominee, the drummer for the Presidents of the United States of America, Jason Finn. What was it like to be a Seattle musician in this era where one could be catapulted from playing Seattle’s Romper Room to selling millions of...


Season Preview and Dave B

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 (, Prom Queen (, and Kate Voss (


Special: Music Arena Wars And Seattle Center Part 2

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...


Special: Music, Arena Wars, And Seattle Center

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.


S3 Ep. 7: Seattle In Progess?

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...


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

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.


S3 Ep. 5: Leaving a Growing Seattle

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...


S3 Ep. 4: Seattle Natives Tell Their Stories

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...


S3 Ep. 3: The Battle For Seattle

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...


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

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...


S3 Ep. 1: The Physical Transformation of Seattle

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...


Can Seattle Become a Hockey Town?

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...


City Budget, Growth, and the Arena

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.


Growth of Seattle Sports Tech

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...


Seattle Center's Future & Key Arena

This episode gives you a better understanding of how public resources may be deployed in bringing the NBA and NHL to Seattle and in improving Seattle Center. In this episode, City Councilmember Rob Johnson describes the process by which the proposals to renovate Key Arena and the proposal to build a SODO arena will be evaluated and offers insight into the pros and cons of each. Developer Sam Farrazaino offers an alternative vision for repurposing Key Arena should a development in SODO...


S2 Ep. 11: Get What You Want From City Council

Former Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark gives guidance on how to effectively engage city government. She shares the best way to communicate your opinions along with some do’s and don’ts. Her guidance applies to those following the discussion on the arena decision facing the council as well as to anyone who has a passion about a city issue. In this episode, host Jeff Shulman reveals that he is not actually a Sonics fan. However, he discusses how he has been moved by people who have...


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