This series received the 2008 Edward R Murrow Award for News Series, region 1.
South Park was home to the founders of the Pike Place Market: Italian and Japanese truck farmers who worked the rich soil close to the Duwamish River. Our first segment in the series "Life on the Duwamish" traces the 100-year history of this diverse and changing neighborhood.
South Seattle's history starts long before the city was founded. For generations, Native American villages dotted the banks of the Duwamish River. In this segment of "Life on the Duwamish," Jessica Partnow explores the Native history of Seattle that is right under our feet.
The County Line has an infamous reputation and a bitchin' karaoke night. This segment takes us to perhaps the only place in Seattle where US Marines, Mexican immigrants, gutterpunks, and church ladies all get together to sing their hearts out and drink their wallets empty.
Once as crucial to the global economy as the Panama Canal, the Duwamish Industrial Area is still home to 80,000 Seattle jobs. But some developers would rather see industry head south and out of the city. Today's segment examines the fate of industry here on the Duwamish.
From the reshaping of the river in favor of industry to the massive dumping of industrial waste, the Duwamish Waterway is one of the most environmentally controversial areas within the city limits. Our final segment asks just how Metro Natural Seattle really is.
By the end of this year, Delta officials say Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will see the addition of 96 flights to 33 destinations, including Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong, as well as many domestic flights.
Delta and Alaska Airlines are both bidding for more market share, resulting in overlapping flights on routes to Anchorage, San Francisco, and other destinations. Already the number of seats offered by Delta has more than quadrupled since last year, up from 700 to 3,200. Most industry analysts see this as an indication that Delta wants to make Seattle as its new hub.
This Saturday, celebrating the unique islands of Indonesia — from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Madura and more — will manifest in eclectic dance performances at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.
“Malam Budaya: A Cultural Night of Indonesian Dance in Seattle,” produced by Seattle folk dance veteran Astrid Vinje, showcases elaborate and diverse performances by Vinje, Christina Sunardi, Hawwa Djuned and Tikka Sears. It’s a rare opportunity to see the stylistic trademarks of different Indonesian islands on one stage.
After living in Brazil for over a year, I had mixed feelings on the arrival of the World Cup. Those feelings got even more mixed with the country’s devastating loss to Germany July 8th.
On the one hand, hosting the World Cup brought an incredible amount of human suffering. Lawless land evictions and copious amounts of public spending on stadiums sat uneasily with me. But as a visitor from Seattle in a place where the sport of soccer is revered nearly as a religion, it would be elitist to impose my beliefs on something happening to a country that isn’t mine.