February 5, 2018
In this special bonus episode we introduce you to Sara Bernard, the host and producer of the Seattleland podcast. Three months ago, Sara moved from a staff writer role at Seattle Weekly into a multimedia producer role at Sound Publishing and began working on this podcast, hitting the ground as a reporter while also coaxing stories out of her colleagues at the company's many Seattle-area weeklies. In this making-of episode, editorial director Mark Baumgarten turns the tables on Sara and interviews her about the power of audio, what it's like to launch a podcast, and what you can expect from Seattleland going forward. Oh, and they talk about stress. Lots of stress.
Music by Leeni Ramadan
This week's cover is of Sara, by Sara, taken in the Seattleland studio.
February 1, 2018
Seattle, Washington is the county seat of King County—Martin Luther King, Jr. County. Some locals already know that their county is named for the civil rights leader; others don't. But even those who are aware of the name probably don't know much about the long, difficult journey to make this the only jurisdiction in the entire country named for Dr. King. How did that happen and what does it mean? In part one of a two-part series we're calling What's in a Name, we talked to the local political leaders and activists who made it happen to find out.
Featuring interviews with Eddie Rye, Jr.; Charlie James; King County Councilmember Larry Gossett; and former King County Executive Ron Sims.
This week's cover photo was taken during the march on Washington, D.C., in August of 1963.