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Covering all the major professional sports teams in Seattle as well as the University of Washington and Washington State University. Kirsten and Art also talk about the business of sports, such as the proposal to build a new arena in Seattle. Other issues they've discussed include head injuries in sports and the crackdown on domestic violence.Thiel offers a unique and informed perspective to KNKX listeners. His philosophy for his commentary on KNKX is to give the casual sports fan "enough in ...
 
Jazz Northwest, produced by Jim Wilke, focuses on the regional jazz scene from Portland to Vancouver, B.C. Albums by the best resident musicians from Seattle, Portland and Vancouver are featured, and the program also includes news about the best places to go for live jazz in the region. In addition, Jim goes "on location" to concerts, clubs and jazz festivals to record performances by resident and visiting artists for playback on Jazz Northwest. These one-of-a-kind recordings are available n ...
 
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Homelessness on the West Coast is rising to crisis levels at a time of historic economic growth and prosperity. Why? KNKX Public Radio and The Seattle Times' Project Homeless spent one year in a city that’s grappling with homelessness. What’s it like to live outside for months on end? What’s it like when tents come to your neighborhood? What new solutions can city leaders find? This is Outsiders.
 
McNeil Island in South Puget Sound is the Alcatraz you've never heard of. The now-abandoned prison on McNeil operated for 136 years. Today, the island is home to the Special Commitment Center, which houses Washington state's "sexually violent predators." A collaboration between KNKX and the Washington State Historical Society, Forgotten Prison tells the stories of inmates, guards, and children who grew up on the island. The history of this forgotten place can tell us a lot about how and why ...
 
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This week's show includes music by Julian Priester, trombonist and educator who taught at Cornish College from 1979 until he retired in 2011. His professional career included touring and recording with many major jazz artists from Lionel Hampton and Duke Ellington, to John Coltrane and Sam Rivers, to Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland and many others.…
 
It's relatively rare that musicians become proficient with both woodwinds and brass instruments. Even rarer are two with the same hometown, the late Floyd Standifer and Jay Thomas were both active in the Seattle scene. We'll open this week's show with one tune from each, but you'll have to tune in to hear which one plays which instrument on this we…
 
Both of the professional soccer teams in the region made it to the playoffs this season. The OL Reign was ousted in the semifinals on Sunday, Nov. 14. And the Seattle Sounders are preparing for their first playoff game of 2021 on Tuesday night at home against Real Salt Lake.By Kirsten Kendrick
 
The annual Earshot Jazz Festival begins next Wednesday with dozens of events including live performances and streamed music, film, video watch parties, and conversations. In today's episode of Jazz Northwest, we'll hear 3 artists appearing in the first week including the Festival Resident Artist, Marina Albero, and singer Eugenie Jones and saxophon…
 
Selections from a new release by trumpeter Jared Hall will debut today on Jazz Northwest. Jared Hall is a relatively recent arrival on the Northwest jazz scene, and this album will go far to establish his credentials here. Also on this week's show is Paquito D'Rivera who blends jazz and classical music with humor, he'll be at Jazz Alley next week. …
 
As it often does, music on this week's episode ranges from Vancouver, B.C. to Portland, Ore., with Cory Weeds in Vancouver, and Randy Porter and Nancy King in Portland. We also have Jay Thomas with a tenor and tuba version of a Monk tune, and a pretty ballad composed by Primo Kim to feature Bill Ramsay's alto sax. There's more of course, plus sugge…
 
The Seattle Seahawks open their regular season Sunday on the road against the Indianapolis Colts. They're hoping to do better than their one-and-done playoff appearance last season. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.By Kirsten Kendrick
 
The Seattle Mariners are on the road for their next six games. They're playing the Diamondbacks this weekend in Arizona. The Mariners finished their latest home stand with two amazing wins against the American League West-leading Houston Astros. More from KNKX sports commentator Art Thiel and Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.…
 
Jerry Granelli died July 20 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the age of 80. Granelli was an important part of the Seattle jazz scene in the 80s when he was on the faculty at Cornish College of the Arts. The percussionist/composer was part of a boundary-testing group of musicians here at the time including Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Julian Priester, Jay …
 
The second part of the Saturday afternoon concert from this Summer's Jazz Port Townsend will be featured today on Jazz Northwest. Like most events, the Festival was canceled last year due to Covid-19, but returned this year in a smaller form, with masterclasses online the week before, and two sets on the main stage at McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worde…
 
This week on Jazz Northwest, we'll hear Ernestine Anderson swingin' at The Penthouse in 1962, and Jay Thomas and Slim Gaillard with Jay McShann and Buddy Tate getting together in a London studio in 1982. There's also recent music from Tom Keenlyside in Vancouver and Dan Balmer in Portland as well as Jacob Zimmerman from Seattle, who's starting a ne…
 
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