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Sep 28, 2020
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President Donald Trump is announcing his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18. Watch the announcement live.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, where she will lie in state in Statuary Hall. Watch the ceremony.

Parker Miles Blohm

Please join us on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT for our next All Blues live streamed event with singer, songwriter and guitarist Cary Morin, hosted by John Kessler. We'll hear some songs from Cary's new album, Dockside Saints, John will chat with Cary and he'll answer audience questions. Register for this free Zoom event here.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being remembered in a private ceremony at the high court, where her body is lying in repose. Watch the ceremony.

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KNKX was thrilled to host a live streamed All Blues event with vocalist Duffy Bishop and singer, guitarist, songwriter and long-time collaborator, Chris Carlson in July, hosted by John Kessler. Duffy and Chris performed songs from their latest album, I'm Gonna Do What I Want! and talked with John about their long music career and making music during COVID-19. 

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UPDATE, Sept. 12: Thank you for attending Pandemic and Protests. If you were unable to attend or would like to view the program again, please see the link below. 

KNKX and Fresh Ground Stories present Pandemic and Protests: A Live Virtual Storytelling Event on Zoom on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. PDT. Hosted by KNKX's Jennifer Wing and Fresh Ground Stories' Paul Currington. Supported by Story Fruition through its work with new storytellers.

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Bassist Gary Peacock passed away on Friday, September 4. He was a highly influential player, who had a seven decades-long career and taught locally during his time in Seattle as an instructor at Cornish College of the Arts. KNKX Director of Music Programming Carol Handley looks back at the life and career of Gary Peacock, honoring a bassist who blazed his own path, transforming the way that many bass players approach their instruments and whose time here in the Northwest was spent as an educator of jazz to other young artists.   

COURTESY OF ANNA MCPHERSON

Alto saxophonist Anna McPherson from Snohomish High School will virtually join Abe Beeson on Evening Jazz tonight at 8 p.m. (Sept. 3) as guest DJ. She is a sophomore and in the school's band program. Listen to her show and read her Q&A.


President Donald Trump points to supporters on stage with Vice President Mike Pence and first Lady Melania Trump on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore on Wednesday.
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President Trump is accepting the Republican nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing analysis of his remarks live.

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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.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., stands on stage with Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden after she spoke during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19.
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Joe Biden is formally accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of his remarks.

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Follow live updates and analysis of the Democratic National Convention. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is speaking Thursday night.

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This story originally aired on November 26, 2016.

Singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson writes intimate music that connects with her fans in a very personal way. Olympia's independent K Records wrote that "her recordings make it feel as though you have a friend there whispering in your ear. And you do because Kimya is your friend."

Adrian Florez / KNKX

It’s been more than five months since the nation’s first novel coronavirus death happened, right here in the Seattle area.

Now, more than 100 vaccine candidates are being developed, and dozens have entered the human-trial stage. But they’re likely still a long way off from mass production and distribution.

In this episode of Transmission, host Gabriel Spitzer and producer Jennifer Wing discuss how the RNA vaccine works and why some elements of vaccine development are going so much more quickly than usual.

At KNKX, we value high-quality, factual information in our news programming and we aim to present an array of voices that reflect our region.

We turn to our regular commentators for their expertise and points-of-view when it comes to sports, food and the weather. But if a commentator, even on his own independent platform, delivers rhetoric that is offensive and inaccurate, we cannot support it.

COURTESY OF JONAH ELBAUM

Trumpeter Jonah Elbaum from West Seattle High School will take over Evening Jazz with Abe Beeson tonight at 8 p.m. (Aug. 6) as guest DJ. He is a junior and in the school's jazz band. He is also an aspiring filmmaker. Listen to his show and read his Q&A. 

Protesters sit on a sidewalk in downtown Seattle after being hit with pepper spray by Seattle police earlier this summer.
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We, the undersigned public media institutions of Washington state, stand with our fellow news outlets in voicing our deep concern and strong disagreement with the recent decision in King County Superior Court that would compel The Seattle Times, KIRO 7, KING 5, KOMO 4 and KCPQ 13 to hand over unpublished images and video to the Seattle Police Department.

Individual listeners are the largest source of financial support for the jazz, blues, and NPR news you count on at KNKX.  Your vital support makes everything we do possible. These new 2020 initiatives, along with all of our daily jazz, blues, and news services, are fueled by the generosity of listeners:

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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.


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.
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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.

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