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KNKX Connects to Bellingham

Ed Ronco

Inside the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, the crowd had questions: Will there be jobs? What will the housing look like? Can I still get down to the beach? What about traffic in the area?

The redevelopment of Bellingham’s waterfront brings a lot of unknowns. What is clear, though, is that change is happening at the foot of the city’s downtown, where heavy industry once sat for more than a century.

Northwest Indian College

 


 

Communities in the Salish Sea basin are working to clean up pollution and better understand how to foster a sustainable environment. It requires data collection and lab work. But it also requires a connection to the cultures of the many nations that touch the Salish Sea.

 

Western Washington University

 

 


 

In September, the Knight Foundation released the results of a poll about public confidence in the news media. Most adults in the survey, including 90 percent of Republicans, said they have lost trust in journalists, citing concerns over accuracy and bias. But, there was a little hope. Nearly 70 percent said that trust can be restored.

 

A.J. Barse

 

Downtown Bellingham is an inviting place. It’s easy to walk around, and there are plenty of shops and cafes to visit. It’s lively, but not overcrowded. And pretty soon, it’ll have a direct connection to Bellingham Bay, once a portion of the waterfront is redeveloped to allow for mixed-use buildings and parks.

 

Ed Ronco

In eastern Whatcom County, right where Highway 542 turns sharply to the east and toward Mount Baker, you’ll find the North Fork Community Library.

KNKX is live at the Mount Baker Threatre in Bellingham, Wash! Watch as All Things Considered Host Ed Ronco discusses the Bellingham waterfront and more! Joining Ed is environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp and community representatives from the area! Join us at 5:30!

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A visit to Bellingham likely means a stop at a museum or two. There's the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, and the Bellingham Rail Museum, to name a couple.

And then there’s the Whatcom Museum, spread over two buildings, chronicling history, nature and art in the Northwest. From now until Jan. 6, the museum’s Lightcatcher building is hosting an exhibition focused on endangered species.