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Jamison Ross

May 18, 2018

Steve Barrett

Join KNKX for An Evening with NPR's National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson on Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Washington's Kane 130. 

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Issac Ford and Ian McTamaney, who attend Kelso High school, are KNKX's guest DJs on May 3 from 8-9 p.m.

The March for Immigrant and Workers Rights for May Day 2018 were largely peaceful throughout downtown Seattle Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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Hundreds of people participated in various May Day demonstrations Tuesday around Seattle.

The main attraction in Seattle was the 19th Annual March For Workers and Immigrant Rights. The march began with a rally at Judkins Park. Aztec dancers led the way as the crowd headed downtown.

KNKX has garnered a 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in the News Series Category from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) honoring KNKX’s 2017 series, Unpacking Government.  The Murrow Awards recognize media that demonstrate the values and principles set forth by the pioneer and set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism.  KNKX is in the Large Market Category, Region 1 which includes Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Oregon.

Courtesy of John Kessler

KNKX's long-time All Blues host, John Kessler was named Best Blues DJ at the 2018 Washington Blues Society "Best of the Blues" (B.B.) Awards on Sunday, April 15 at the Northwest Music Hall in Everett.  The awards show honored musicians, artists, events and venues nominated by Blues Society members in 32 award categories.  John was also nominated for this year's Keeping the Blues Alive Award. He won a national Keeping the Blues Alive Award from the Memphis-based Blues Foundation in 2009.

Seventeen-year-old Daniela Rodriguez, who plays the trumpet in Lynnwood High School's Jazz Band, is KNKX's guest DJ on April 5 from 8-9 p.m.

Abe Beeson

Fifteen year-old Alli Wicklund, who attends Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, is KNKX's guest DJ on March 8th from 8-9 p.m.

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This year's Jazz Pt. Townsend is July 22-29 at Fort Worden State Park.

Spend a week living and learning with some of the finest musicians in the jazz world. Led by Artistic Director John Clayton, Jazz Port Townsend is the summer jazz camp designed to take you to the next level of musicianship. There’s a lot to learn at Jazz Port Townsend in 2018 and you'll be introduced to several faculty who are new this year. Whether it’s your first time here or your 33rd, you’ll find lots of fresh input on how to improve throughout the year.

Eighteen year-old Kyle Bainbridge attends Edmonds-Woodway High School and is KNKX's guest DJ on February 8 from 8-9 p.m.

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Starting early Wednesday, stargazers are going to see three moons in one. But clouds may block the view for those of us in the Pacific Northwest.

Courtesy of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department

A procession and a memorial service for Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney will be held Wednesday near Tacoma.

McCartney, 34, was fatally shot while responding to a burglary in Frederickson on Jan. 7. 

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Seventeen year-old Marianna (Anna) Aptacy attends Bellevue High School.  She shares an hour of her favorite jazz Thursday, January 4 from 8-9 p.m. on KNKX's Evening Jazz with Abe Beeson.

Olympia-based vocalist LaVon Hardison performing at the 2017 KNKX Holiday Jam.
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KNKX presented its 21st Annual Holiday Jam on Monday, December 4 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The program featured the vocal jazz group Soundsation from Edmonds Community College under the direction of Kirk Marcy, the Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jake Bergevin and special guest vocalist, Olympia-based LaVon Hardison.

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(This story is being updated throughout the day. The most recent update is from Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 12:15 p.m.)

An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below. A spokeswoman for Washington State Patrol said there are three confirmed fatalities and multiple people injured.

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Seventeen year-old Maximilian ("Max") Czerwinski is a senior at West Seattle High School.  He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on Thursday, December 7 from 8-9 p.m.

88.5 KNKX continues its tradition of bringing yuletide cheer to the Northwest with a concert of music for the season—incorporating some of the area’s best student groups and regional jazz musicians.  The KNKX Holiday Jam and Live Broadcast will be presented for the first time ever at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Monday, December 4 from 7-8 p.m., hosted by Abe Beeson.  The event is free and open to the public, and will be broadcast live on-air and streamed live at knkx.org

Northwest Harvest

Community is an essential ingredient that makes the work we do at KNKX possible.

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Even though state lawmakers passed a plan this summer to fully fund basic education, Washington's highest court said Wednesday the state still isn't on track to comply with its constitutional duty.

Jenny Durkan on election night.
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Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan led urban planner and waterfront activist Cary Moon by 20 percentage points in the Seattle mayoral race Tuesday evening as the first election returns came in.

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Update 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9: Some Races Remain Close, But Leads Widen

Some patterns are emerging two days after election night, while some races remain very tight.

Evan DeTurk is a sixteen year old student and Alto Sax player at Garfield High School. He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on Thursday, November 2 at 8:00-9:00 pm. 

KNKX All Things Considered host Ed Ronco, chief engineer Lowell Kiesow, and director of content Matt Martinez, broadcasting live from the Ballard Locks in Seattle, on July 3, 2017.
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On July 3, 2017, KNKX took its live broadcast of All Things Considered to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, on the eve of their centennial. We told stories about the locks' creation, its present impact on the region, and its future.

This audio is a sampler of the three-hour broadcast.

You can also listen individually to each of the stories we did that day.

KNKX’s award-winning School of Jazz program is now in its 13th year of mentoring jazz students in Western Washington and provides year-round opportunities for learning, performance, personal expression and growth. This includes bringing school jazz combos into our Seattle studios to perform live, giving a voice to students on the air as guest DJs, and supporting and partnering with other regional organizations that mentor jazz students (such as Seattle JazzED). School of Jazz has directly impacted over 3,000 students, band directors and professional jazz musicians, strengthening connections to the regional jazz community.

Seventeen year-old Holden Predmore plays bass at Nathan Hale High School. He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on October 5 from 8:00-9:00 pm.

SORRY, KNKX HAS NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE "WAIT WAIT" SHOW ON DECEMBER 1. 

If you purchased tickets and have further questions, please visit the FAQ's page.

Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is returning to Seattle and KNKX is bringing the show to The Moore Theatre on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.   Ariel Van Cleave, host of KNKX's Weekend Edition Saturday and producer of Morning Edition, will make a brief introduction on stage. 

SORRY, KNKX HAS NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE "WAIT WAIT" SHOW ON DECEMBER 1. 

 

Where is the Moore Theatre located?

1932 Second Avenue (corner of Second and Virginia) in downtown Seattle.

Click here for Directions and Parking.

 

What time is the show?

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Updated Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at 3:40 p.m. with reactions from local officials, other details

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday afternoon that he is resigning. The announcement came hours after The Seattle Times reported that a fifth man has accused Murray of sexual abuse decades ago.

We are excited to announce several new additions to our weekly broadcast schedule. Listeners have told us -- now more than ever -- that they value calm, civil conversations. So, starting the week of October 16th, we’ll introduce a slate of new evening programming that will make you think, wonder, and -- we hope -- smile.

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