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Austin Miller

Trumpeter Austin Miller from Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens joins Abe Beeson tonight at 8 p.m. (July 2) during Evening Jazz as guest DJ. Austin also plays the horn and is in the wind ensemble at his high school. Listen to the show and read his Q&A.


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Musicians of all ages are demonstrating their creativity and resourcefulness while sheltering in place during COVID-19.  Here's what some jazz students from regional middle school, high school and college music programs are doing to keep the music alive, and uplift us during these challenging times.  If you are a jazz student or band director with digital content to share with KNKX, please contact Brenda Goldstein-Young at bgoldstein@knkx.org.

Thousands of people participated in a silent march that stretched across miles of Seattle streets Friday, for a statewide general strike to honor Black lives lost to police brutality and to demand action against systemic racism.
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

Thousands of people, stretched across miles of Seattle streets, marched in the rain Friday for a statewide general strike. Some businesses also closed, a show of solidarity as protests against systemic racism continue across the country.

People work to dry off large letters that read "Black Lives Matter" painted on a street near Cal Anderson Park, Thursday, June 11, 2020, inside what is being called the "Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone" in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press

Just a few days ago, parts of Seattle were choked by tear gas, but with the Seattle Police Department’s apparent abandonment of its East Precinct on Monday, what has come to be called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) has grown over a few blocks in the neighborhood.

Parker Miles Blohm

Blues/roots singer/songwriter Stephanie Anne Johnson was All Blues host John Kessler's special guest for KNKX's live streamed Zoom event on June 5.   

 

A protester raises a fist in the air during a peaceful arts march in Seattle this week.
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

It's been about a week since protests began in Western Washington over the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis. The events of the past several days have brought up pain and anger, and a lot of reckoning.

Our reporters have heard chants, watched marches and listened to the voices of protesters, police and politicians. Listen back to some of what KNKX has gathered over the last week — the sounds of communities in our area that have had enough.

If you have ever found yourself leaning into a specific song or music in general to help you through a hardship, you are not alone. Music has the power to heal mind, body and soul. That healing experience is shared by humanity the world over. The artists and industry professionals are right now, more than ever, in need of our help to heal their world of hurt.  Musicians are scrambling to stream and find virtual solutions to a live experience. Clubs and concert halls are closed. Event producers and staff are locked out of work.

Pianist Elijah Allen-White from Chief Sealth International High School in Seattle will accompany Abe Beeson tonight at 8 p.m. (March 4) during Evening Jazz as guest DJ.  Elijah is KNKX's first virtual guest student DJ.  Listen to the show and read his Q&A.

Listen to KNKX from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight for “America: Are We Ready? Racism, Violence, and Our Future Together,” a pop-up live call-in show to convene a national conversation in this urgent moment.

KNKX Public Radio is working to keep you updated on the latest developments of the outbreak of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In addition to bringing you daily stories and updates on air during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, we’ve compiled a list of comprehensive resources. You can find the latest numbers from officials tracking confirmed cases, as well as up-to-date announcements from agencies responding to the pandemic. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, or ideas about people we should talk to or stories we should cover, email outreach@knkx.org. We’ve also started a podcast, Transmission, about life in the heart of this outbreak. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Transmission Podcast
Adrian Florez / KNKX

Transmission is a podcast about life at the heart of an epidemic. As the nation copes with the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic, hear what it’s like in the Pacific Northwest, at the vanguard of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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A directive from Public Health — Seattle & King County that requires people to wear face coverings in most public spaces,  including the bus , begins Monday.
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

UPDATE, March 17, 2:15 p.m.: KNKX Public Radio is working to keep you updated on the latest developments of the outbreak of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In addition to bringing you daily stories and updates on air during Morning Edition and All Things Considered, we’ve compiled a list of comprehensive resources.

You can find the latest numbers from officials tracking confirmed cases, as well as up-to-date announcements from agencies responding to the pandemic. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, or ideas about people we should talk to or stories we should cover, email outreach@knkx.org. We’ve also started a podcast, Transmission, about life in the heart of this outbreak. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

NICOLAS LOFGREN

Multi-instrumentalist Nicolas Lofgren from Bainbridge High School on Bainbridge Island will take over Evening Jazz with Abe Beeson as guest DJ at 8 p.m. tonight (March 5). Nicolas is a senior and plays lead alto in the jazz band at his high school. He also plays clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophones. Listen to the show and read his Q&A. 


KNKX and TuneIn

Feb 24, 2020

TuneIn is currently having an issue delivering the KNKX stream. If you are using TuneIn to listen on a smart speaker or other device you may have trouble connecting to the broadcast. We are currently working on resolving the issue with TuneIn. Thank you for your patience. 

G. Alvarado

Saxophonist and singer G. Alvarado from Bellarmine Preparatory High School in Tacoma will join Abe Beeson as guest DJ during Evening Jazz at 8 p.m. tonight (Feb. 6). G. is a senior and does solo and trio performances outside of school. Listen to the show and read his Q&A and playlist. 


Angela Hsieh / NPR

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is delivering the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address. Watch her remarks live and follow a live annotation of her remarks, with fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.

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Chelsea Beck / NPR

President Donald Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, which comes under the shadow of his impeachment trial. Watch his remarks live and follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters.

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ANNOTATION

Adrian Florez / KNKX

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.

Outsiders is available wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe now so you don't miss the first episode debuting Jan. 29.

ADRIAN FLOREZ / KNKX

KNKX and The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless team invite you to "Inside 'Outsiders:' What one city can teach us about homelessness" on March 3, 2020 at Town Hall Seattle. At "Inside 'Outsiders,'" we'll explore issues and questions covered in the podcast "Outsiders" and hear from the people who made it.

Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

89.3 FM Port Angeles is currently experiencing a weather-related issue that is preventing a live signal from being broadcasted from our studios. Until snow melts, and the signal is restored, listeners will be hearing an all music backup broadcast.

Thank you for your patience!

ABE BEESON / KNKX

Trumpeter David Kaiser from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline will join Abe Beeson as guest DJ during Evening Jazz at 8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 2). David is a senior and play’s in the Shorecrest High School jazz band. Listen to his show and playlist. 


Liam James Doyle / NPR

The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Drummer E.J. Brannan from Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds will join Abe Beeson as guest DJ during Evening Jazz at 8 p.m. tonight (Dec. 5). E.J. is a senior and play's in Edmond-Woodway's jazz band. Listen to his show and playlist.
 


Your $100 gift before midnight on Dec. 12 helps feed a child in need.

 

The KNKX Winter Backpack Drive is continuing for the fourth year in a row! Made possible in partnership with our generous listeners and with local hunger relief organization, Northwest Harvest, this annual campaign puts the “community” in independent, community radio. 

Save-the-date for GivingTuesday!:  December 3, 2019

GivingTuesday is just around the corner, and we’re excited to announce twogreat opportunities to increase your impact on this global day generosity!

This holiday season KNKX will do something a little different and A LOT more festive! Along with our usual mix of Christmas jazz, we will present NPR holiday music and storytelling specials. Beginning Christmas Eve, we will broadcast a mix of holiday music and storytelling throughout the night and Christmas Day. Our regular schedule of programming, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air will return on Thursday, Dec. 26.

Here’s a rundown of all the holiday cheer you’ll hear on KNKX:

Dec. 20

WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY FOR THE CONCERT, SO PLEASE TUNE IN TO HEAR THE LIVE BROADCAST!

'Tis the season!  This year's KNKX Holiday Jam Concert and Live Broadcast will take place on Monday, Dec. 2 from 7-8 p.m. in a new location—the Meydenbauer Center Theatre in downtown Bellevue.  Also new this year: the free concert features music from the timeless and light-hearted holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

ABE BEESON / KNKX

Saxophonist Ethan Buck at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley joins Abe Beeson tonight (Nov. 7) in the 8 o' clock hour as guest DJ during Evening Jazz. Ethan is a senior and plays in Tahoma's jazz band. Listen to the show and read his playlist. 
 


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