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The Walk Home
Premieres Sept. 7

The 2020 police killing of Manuel "Manny" Ellis, a Black man in Tacoma, brought a reckoning to Washington State and has set up what promises to be one of the highest-profile trials in Pacific Northwest history. The story is profiled in a new podcast, The Walk Home, produced by KNKX News and The Seattle Times.

Episodes
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    Manny’s walk home ended at 96th and Ainsworth. It started 33 years earlier.
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    Investigators finish their probe into Manny’s death. Then, a revelation.
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    In the stillness of the pandemic, Monèt hunts down crucial information.
  • A recording changes the trajectory of Monèt’s life.
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    On the night of March 3, 2020 — three months before George Floyd was murdered — Manny Ellis encountered police while walking home in Tacoma, Washington. He died on that dark street corner. Officers say it was an accident brought on by Manny himself. The story almost ended there. Introducing a new podcast, The Walk Home, produced by KNKX News and The Seattle Times.
The Walk Home Extras
  • KNKX’s South Sound reporter Kari Plog joined Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about the latest episode of The Walk Home podcast. This episode shows how Manny’s walk home didn’t start the night that he was killed, it started 33 years before that.
  • Morning Edition Host Kirsten Kendrick sat down with KNKX’s South Sound reporter Kari Plog to talk about what you will hear in Episode 3, where Kari takes us behind the scenes and we learn what Pierce County officials knew in the days immediately following Ellis' death.
  • KNKX and Tacoma Arts Live present a free event in conjunction with The Walk Home podcast at Theater on the Square on October 18 at 7 p.m. KNKX’s South Sound reporter Kari Plog, Special Projects reporters/producers Mayowa Aina and Will James, and The Seattle Times’ Patrick Malone will go behind the scenes of the podcast, adding new details and insights to Manuel Ellis’ story and previewing the final episodes.
  • KNKX’s newest podcast The Walk Home, produced in partnership with The Seattle Times, tells the story of Manny Ellis, a Black man who died in police custody in 2020. The second episode picks up with his sister Monèt Carter-Mixon beginning her own investigation. She knows that she needs some kind of evidence, specifically a video. She’s determined to find it even as the COVID-19 pandemic consumes everyone’s attention.
  • KNKX’s newest podcast The Walk Home tells the story of Manny Ellis, a Black man who died in police custody in 2020. The first episode is out now on all podcast platforms. KNKX South Sound reporter Kari Plog talked about the first episode with KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick.
  • KNKX Public Radio and The Seattle Times want to share a new podcast: The Walk Home. Listen to the first episode here. To get new episodes as they come out, look for The Walk Home wherever you get your podcasts or visit thewalkhomepodcast.org.
  • KNKX Public Radio and The Seattle Times want to share a new podcast: The Walk Home. Listen to the first episode here. To get new episodes as they come out, look for The Walk Home wherever you get your podcasts or visit thewalkhomepodcast.org.
  • KNKX Public Radio and The Seattle Times want to share a new podcast: The Walk Home. Listen to the first episode here. To get new episodes as they come out, look for The Walk Home wherever you get your podcasts or visit thewalkhomepodcast.org.
  • On the night of March 3, 2020 — three months before George Floyd was murdered — Manny Ellis encountered police while walking home in Tacoma, Washington. He died on that dark street corner. Officers say it was an accident brought on by Manny himself. The story almost ended there. The story is profiled in a new podcast, The Walk Home, produced by KNKX News and The Seattle Times.