EK On The Go, bringing together local Seattleites creating, preserving, and celebrating places that matter.
EK On The Go | Episode #25: Dingbats, Bel-Bains, and Thunderbirds
Join us for a conversation with Tom Heuser, President of the Capitol Hill Historic Society and visual artist, Lana Blinderman in an exploration of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood through it's easily overlooked architecture, apartment buildings from the 1950's-1970's.
For decades, these apartments and condominiums had provided architectural ambience, offered relatively affordable housing, and become places where residents gathered to develop and shape the city's culture and community.
At the start of the pandemic, Tom & Lana surveyed their neighborhood's mid-century multifamily buildings, thanks to a grant from King County's arts and heritage organization 4Culture. Today we will hear what they discovered.
EK On The Go | Episode #24: Epiphany Atop Mt Rainier - Nick Bratton of Forterra
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you appreciate the region's unspoiled natural beauty especially forests, farms, shorelines, parks and other natural areas.
Join us today for a conversation with Nick Bratton, Senior Director of Policy for Forterra. Since 1989, Forterra has secured over 275,000 acres of land through over 450 land transactions. From the farmlands and river canyons of Yakima to the estuaries and forests of Washington’s coastline, Nick's organization safeguards a healthy environment while fostering community resilience through land acquisition.
In this episode Nick will explains how Forterra has helped smaller cities (including Issaquah, Tukwila, Everett, and Kirkland) transition from suburbs into small urban areas while embracing land stewardship. Finally, he provides a primer on Forterra's innovative transfer of development rights (or TDRs) from the rural areas and wilderness to cities like Seattle, for the benefit of both.
EK On The Go | Episode #23: Another Golden Age: Doreen Alhadeff on Seattle's Sephardic Renaissance
Join us in this episode with Doreen Alhadeff, Co-Founder of the Seattle Sephardic Network and the first Jewish American to receive Spanish citizenship under a 2015 law permitting descendants of Jews expelled in the 15th Century to apply for it.
Doreen's family history and life choices connect her to both the 21st Century in Seattle and the 15th Century in Spain, with many far-flung stopping points including Istanbul and New York City in between.
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EK On The Go | Episode #22: Home Plate Beneath the Hardware Store - Seattle Author Mark Holtzen
Just in time for baseball season!
Join us in this episode with Mark Holtzen, author of A Ticket to the Penant, a children's book that explores the Seattle's Rainier Valley, circa 1955, through the eyes of a young baseball fan.
EK On The Go | Episode #21: Nooks & Crannies of Queen Anne Hill ~ QA Historical Society
Join us in this episode with Marga Rose Hancock & Rosalie Daggett, board members of the Queen Anne Historical Society. In this episode we will focus on urban spaces, specifically the nooks and crannies throughout one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhood’s Queen Anne Hill.
Queen Anne is a vibrant collage of stately Old Seattle mansions, Charming Hilltop Parks, Strolling Boulevards beneath Tree Canopies, and polished Urban Conveniences including some of the city’s best restaurants.
Tune in till the end for a special guest who will share a few of his Queen Anne Hill ghost stories.
EK On The Go | Episode #20: Funding Nature ~ Christine Mahler on Washington Wildlife & Recreation
Just in time for summer!
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you enjoy outdoor recreation. In this episode, Christine Mahler, executive director of the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition, will share how our region’s most beloved outdoor spaces—from urban wildlife areas and family farms to tiny pocket parks—are created and preserved through an unusually broad coalition involving hunters, tribal governments, environmentalists, labor unions, corporations, Democrats and Republicans.
Thoughtful Seattle Podcast
Edward has created a fascinating podcast about past and present Seattle structures and neighborhoods. He uses his deep history here and incisive energy and curiosity to explore the ways people create places and live here. I especially loved Ep. 8 Building Lofts Inspired By Orangutans. This is a wonderful podcast for newcomers, oldtimers, design fans, historians, and community builders.
Wonderful series of Podcasts regarding Seattle's recent history and potential future
I've very much enjoyed this podcast series, particularly the most recent with Roger Valdez.
Roger explains how his background as an activist/ economist, along with his personal, political and religious beliefs- have provided a basis for evaluating how the housing market could provide more affordable housing. He dispels much of the current distractions and secondary conversations that cloud this important topic. Highly recommend a listen.
See (Hear) Seattle in a different light
I appreciate the perspectives each guest offers on the historic and current political and social state of Seattle. These long-time Seattle residents bring unique insight into what Seattle once was and could be (given the right leadership.) From Top Pot Doughnut founder/designer to housing advocates, and the city’s former Mayor Norm Rice it is truly a treat to hear what they feel is the most special/unique location in Seattle.