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KNKX Public Radio Ranked as one of the top public radio stations in the nation, KNKX has been connecting you to jazz, blues and NPR news since 1966. Ranked as one of the most popular public radio stations in the nation, KNKX has been bringing award winning local and National Public Radio news, jazz and blues to the Puget Sound Region since 1966.

Known to many as "NPR News and All That Jazz," we find a diverse, growing audience by broadcasting both from our studios in Tacoma, Washington and near the Space Needle in downtown Seattle. We pride ourselves as being the region's leading source of award-winning jazz, blues, and in-depth local and NPR news, 24 hours a day. As we keep pace with the exciting changes in radio, and the advent of our f

Known to many as "NPR News and All That Jazz," we find a diverse, growing audience by broadcasting both from our studios in Tacoma, Washington and near the Space Needle in downtown Seattle. We pride ourselves as being the region's leading source of award-winning jazz, blues, and in-depth local and NPR news, 24 hours a day. As we keep pace with the exciting changes in radio, and the advent of our f

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Thanks to Sustaining Member, Kent, for supporting KNKX! We appreciate you and all of the listeners who invest in KNKX ev...
03/19/2022

Thanks to Sustaining Member, Kent, for supporting KNKX! We appreciate you and all of the listeners who invest in KNKX every day. Join this dedicated member community and help KNKX reach its $400,000 Spring Drive goal with a gift today at https://bit.ly/3t4TIUI #knkxspringdrive

This week on Jazz Caliente, host Robin Lloyd covers Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini's new release "Auburn Whisper," dra...
03/18/2022
Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini release "Auburn Whisper" April 15, appear at Seattle's Royal Room March 27

This week on Jazz Caliente, host Robin Lloyd covers Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini's new release "Auburn Whisper," drawing from impressionism, jazz, and the Brazilian songwriting tradition. Ahead of the April 15 release date, they're stopping by The Royal Room on March 27.

When touring and performing were made impossible by the pandemic, the trombone-guitar-vocal duo focused on writing, arranging and recording new music.

It’s been one year since a gunman opened fire at a spa in Atlanta, killing eight people, including six Asian women. In S...
03/17/2022
In Seattle, remembering the Atlanta spa shooting victims 1 year later

It’s been one year since a gunman opened fire at a spa in Atlanta, killing eight people, including six Asian women. In Seattle, a vigil was held Wednesday to remember them at Seattle’s Hing Hay Park. The crowd this year was much smaller than the hundreds who showed up last year. But the emotions were just as raw.

Eight people were slain, including six Asian women. A vigil was held Wednesday to remember them at Seattle’s Hing Hay Park in the Chinatown-International District.

So far, more than $9,885 has been matched by our Spring Drive Early Bird Challenge. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to...
03/17/2022

So far, more than $9,885 has been matched by our Spring Drive Early Bird Challenge. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to double your impact with a gift today at https://bit.ly/3t4TIUI. Gifts will be matched by members of the KNKX Leadership Circle until we reach $20,000! #knkxspringdrive

Former Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, who didn't seek re-election in 2020 after a report found that he planned and eng...
03/17/2022
Concerns raised as former Wash. state Rep. Matt Shea tries to arrange Ukrainian adoptions

Former Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, who didn't seek re-election in 2020 after a report found that he planned and engaged in domestic terrorism, is now in Poland, where he says he's trying to arrange for the adoption of Ukrainian children. The move is raising concerns among experts on international adoption and Polish officials alike. Local officials said Shea was combative when they made inquiries, and vague about his plans.

The Republican former lawmaker says he's working to find homes for more than 60 children. Experts say adoption out of Ukraine is a bad idea during a time of war.

Imagine the impact your dollars have on the trusted news and great music you love on KNKX. Now, imagine your dollars goi...
03/16/2022

Imagine the impact your dollars have on the trusted news and great music you love on KNKX. Now, imagine your dollars going twice as far! Make this dream a reality with a gift to our Spring Fund Drive at https://bit.ly/3t4TIUI! Our Early Bird Challenge will match your gift dollar for dollar until we reach $20,000. #knkxspringdrive

Some exciting news for KNKX today. We're announcing our plans to relocate our Seattle studio! Our new location will be b...
03/15/2022
KNKX unveils plan to relocate its Seattle studios

Some exciting news for KNKX today. We're announcing our plans to relocate our Seattle studio! Our new location will be between Pike Place Market and the revitalized Seattle waterfront. Learn more here:

KNKX is excited to announce a plan to relocate its Seattle studios into the Madore Building at 1501 Western Ave, Seattle.

Spring is here, but there’s still a chill in the air. KNKX South Sound reporter, Kari Plog, and Environment reporter, Be...
03/12/2022

Spring is here, but there’s still a chill in the air. KNKX South Sound reporter, Kari Plog, and Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp are keeping their toes warm with some KNKX octopus socks! Get your own pair with an early gift to the KNKX Spring Fund Drive at https://bit.ly/3t4TIUI

New Orleans-born opera and jazz singer Joshua Stewart last visited KNKX in 2020 to talk about his role in "Charlie Parke...
03/12/2022
Tenor Joshua Stewart returns to Seattle Opera for 'Blue' and a jazz recital

New Orleans-born opera and jazz singer Joshua Stewart last visited KNKX in 2020 to talk about his role in "Charlie Parker's Yardbird." Our Robin Lloyd caught up with Stewart for a chat and a sample of what he's planning for latest Seattle trip.

The New Orleans-born opera and jazz singer last visited KNKX in 2020 to talk about his role in "Charlie Parker's Yardbird." Robin Lloyd caught up with Joshua Stewart for a chat and a sample of what he's planning for his jazz recital on March 18.

Emilio Delgado played Luis for 44 years. As the first human character in the Muppet world, he introduced young audiences...
03/12/2022
'Sesame Street' actor, Emilio Delgado, dies after a battle with blood cancer

Emilio Delgado played Luis for 44 years. As the first human character in the Muppet world, he introduced young audiences to Spanish words and Latino culture.

Emilio Delgado, who spent decades entertaining children playing Luis on Sesame Street, has died. His was the longest-running role for a Mexican American in a TV series. Delgado was 81.

Keyboardist and composer Robert Walter used his quarantine time to make music with friends from afar. KNKX New Cool host...
03/11/2022
Robert Walter's new album, 'Better Feathers,' gathers his quarantine collaborations

Keyboardist and composer Robert Walter used his quarantine time to make music with friends from afar. KNKX New Cool host Abe Beeson has a listen to the result.

Keyboardist and composer Robert Walter released several individual songs with different musician friends during the pandemic quarantine. His new album, Better Feathers, collects them all.

A ban on the sale of gun magazines that carry more than 10 rounds, new protections for Uber/Lyft drivers and pickleball ...
03/11/2022
What passed? What died? Washington’s 2022 legislative session wrap up

A ban on the sale of gun magazines that carry more than 10 rounds, new protections for Uber/Lyft drivers and pickleball as the official state sport. Let's take a look at what made it through.

That’s a wrap. Washington’s sprint-like, 60-day legislative session has adjourned after majority Democrats approved a hefty supplemental budget along with the first major transportation funding package since 2015. Now lawmakers will be free to hit the campaign trail and start raising money for t...

Lift the hood and take a look with us at what's in the massive transportation revenue and spending package.
03/11/2022
New bridges and ferries, wider highways, and free fares in freshly passed WA transportation package

Lift the hood and take a look with us at what's in the massive transportation revenue and spending package.

Majority Democrats in the Washington Legislature drove the largest transportation spending roadmap in state history across the finish line on Thursday on nearly party line votes. The revenue and spending package funds new spans over the Columbia River, wider highways, four new ferries, bus rapid tra...

Images of Native Americans wearing brightly colored scarves are filling social media, along with the hashtag #kokumscarv...
03/11/2022
In Indian Country, people are wearing Kokum scarves for solidarity with Ukraine

Images of Native Americans wearing brightly colored scarves are filling social media, along with the hashtag #kokumscarvesforsolidarity. Here's what that means.

Native Americans are posting selfies on social media wearing brightly-colored scarves. Some of these scarves originally came to Indian Country from Ukraine. Now the scarves have become a symbol of solidarity.

Seattle Public Schools announced that masks will also be optional for students both inside and outside buildings and on ...
03/10/2022
Some Seattle students upset about district lifting mask mandate

Seattle Public Schools announced that masks will also be optional for students both inside and outside buildings and on school buses starting on Monday. But some students are already pushing back.

With Washington's statewide mask mandate ending this weekend, Seattle Public Schools officials announced that masks will also be optional for students both inside and outside buildings and on school buses starting on Monday. But some students are already pushing back.

Getting ready for a big trip? You will need to pack your mask.
03/10/2022
TSA extends the travel mask mandate through April 18

Getting ready for a big trip? You will need to pack your mask.

The monthlong extension comes as the CDC said it would work on a "revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor."

Eugenie Jones' third album, "Players," took four years and connections in four different cities to come to fruition. KNK...
03/10/2022
It's all about the players for Eugenie Jones' latest album

Eugenie Jones' third album, "Players," took four years and connections in four different cities to come to fruition. KNKX's Robin Lloyd says it's her best yet.

Eugenie Jones' third album, "Players," took four years and connections in four different cities to come to fruition. It's her best yet.

The Evergreen State has lagged behind other West Coast states and British Columbia in reinforcing schools to withstand s...
03/10/2022
Washington Legislature gets religion on earthquake retrofits for older school buildings

The Evergreen State has lagged behind other West Coast states and British Columbia in reinforcing schools to withstand strong shaking and tsunamis.

An effort to jump-start the pace of earthquake retrofits to vulnerable, older school buildings in Washington state has passed the Legislature unanimously. The Evergreen State has lagged behind other West Coast states and provinces in reinforcing schools to withstand strong shaking.

The MLB Players Association, the union for the league's players, released a statement in response to the news — saying t...
03/10/2022
MLB pushes opening day back to at least April 14 as lockout persists

The MLB Players Association, the union for the league's players, released a statement in response to the news — saying that cancelation of games is "completely unnecessary."

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that another two series of games are being canceled, as players will not be paid for the games they don't play.

Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins and KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick look at what needs to be accomplishe...
03/09/2022
Listen: What needs to get done before legislative session ends?

Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins and KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick look at what needs to be accomplished before the Legislature wraps Thursday. They also discuss COVID, redistricting woes and what bills didn’t pass this session.

Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins and KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick look at what needs to be accomplished before the Legislature wraps up Thursday. They also discuss COVID rates, the latest troubles for the state’s redistricting commission, and what bills didn’t pass this session...

People in Washington throw away more than 8,000 cellphones a day – even fairly new ones – because many are too difficult...
03/09/2022
Right to repair scorecard ranks laptops, smartphones for ease of reuse and repair

People in Washington throw away more than 8,000 cellphones a day – even fairly new ones – because many are too difficult to repair.

People in Washington throw away more than 8,000 cellphones a day – even fairly new ones – because many are too difficult to repair. Missing manuals, proprietary tools and commonly replaceable components that are glued in tight or too hard to reach mean everyday electronics often last only a coup...

"The agency knew science and technology would evolve and allow scientists to study the material in new ways to address n...
03/09/2022
NASA is just now opening a vacuum-sealed sample it took from the moon 50 years ago

"The agency knew science and technology would evolve and allow scientists to study the material in new ways to address new questions in the future."

Astronauts hammered collection tubes into the lunar surface on the last Apollo mission to the moon. Now a sample is being carefully pierced open — to be analyzed by today's latest tech.

The 50-year-old was born in Mount Vernon and grew up in Maple Valley. He has been a priest since 1999.
03/08/2022
Pope names Washington priest as auxiliary bishop of Seattle archdiocese

The 50-year-old was born in Mount Vernon and grew up in Maple Valley. He has been a priest since 1999.

The Rev. Frank Schuster, who has been a priest in the Archdiocese of Seattle since 1999, has been named an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese by Pope Francis. Schuster, 50, is a Washington native and currently serves as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Federal Way.

The Seattle Seahawks are in line to get quarterback Drew Lock, defensive end Shelby Harris and tight end Noah Fant as we...
03/08/2022
Seahawks reportedly trading Russell Wilson to Denver Broncos

The Seattle Seahawks are in line to get quarterback Drew Lock, defensive end Shelby Harris and tight end Noah Fant as well as two first-round draft picks, two second-round picks and a fifth-rounder.

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for a massive haul of draft picks and players, two people familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Food banks have had to throw away thousands of dollars worth of infant formula. Now their shelves are bare, and families...
03/08/2022
Local food banks, families hit hard by formula recall

Food banks have had to throw away thousands of dollars worth of infant formula. Now their shelves are bare, and families who rely on their help to feed their babies are scrambling to find formula — and the funds to buy it.

Food banks have had to throw away thousands of dollars worth of infant formula following a massive recall by Abbott Laboratories. Now their shelves are bare, and families who rely on their help to feed their babies are scrambling to find formula — and the funds to buy it.

According to research conducted by the Urban Indian Health Institute, more than four times as many Indigenous women go m...
03/08/2022
Washington Legislature OKs alert system for missing Indigenous women

According to research conducted by the Urban Indian Health Institute, more than four times as many Indigenous women go missing than white women in Washington state.

The Washington Legislature on Monday approved an alert system to help identify and locate missing Indigenous people.

“I’m grateful for the community we have and the way people continue to accept you even though you're a flawed human bein...
03/08/2022
Former Seahawks star Richard Sherman pleads guilty to 2 charges

“I’m grateful for the community we have and the way people continue to accept you even though you're a flawed human being and made a mistake,” Sherman told the court.

Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from a drunken driving and domestic disturbance last summer, as part of an agreement that spares him further jail time.

Gina Sequeira is a pediatrician and co-director of Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic. She sat down with KNKX's Vivian McC...
03/07/2022
Legislation in Idaho, Texas raising concerns for Seattle pediatrician, transgender patients

Gina Sequeira is a pediatrician and co-director of Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic. She sat down with KNKX's Vivian McCall to discuss gender-affirming care, her experiences working with transgender youths, and trans-related bills in Idaho and Texas.

Gina Sequeira is a pediatrician and co-director of Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic. Sequeira says that she started working with trans kids because, as a young queer person, she had many bad interactions with doctors and wanted to be part of the solution.

With the pandemic entering it's third year, parents like Debbie are exhausted by it all. She's a mom of two and lives in...
03/07/2022
Many parents are angry over COVID policies. They could be key to GOP 2022 gains

With the pandemic entering it's third year, parents like Debbie are exhausted by it all. She's a mom of two and lives in suburban Seattle. The pandemic has changed her feelings toward politics — and she's not alone.

Republicans believe COVID-19 policies largely backed by Democrats are causing a schism among parents of school-age children and that will help the GOP win elections this year up and down the ballot.

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Thanks to Sustaining Member, Kent, for supporting KNKX! We appreciate you and all of the listeners who invest in KNKX every day. Join this dedicated member community and help KNKX reach its $400,000 Spring Drive goal with a gift today at https://bit.ly/3t4TIUI #knkxspringdrive
This week on Jazz Caliente, host Robin Lloyd covers Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini's new release "Auburn Whisper," drawing from impressionism, jazz, and the Brazilian songwriting tradition. Ahead of the April 15 release date, they're stopping by The Royal Room on March 27.
It’s been one year since a gunman opened fire at a spa in Atlanta, killing eight people, including six Asian women. In Seattle, a vigil was held Wednesday to remember them at Seattle’s Hing Hay Park. The crowd this year was much smaller than the hundreds who showed up last year. But the emotions were just as raw.
So far, more than $9,885 has been matched by our Spring Drive Early Bird Challenge. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to double your impact with a gift today at https://bit.ly/3t4TIUI. Gifts will be matched by members of the KNKX Leadership Circle until we reach $20,000! #knkxspringdrive
Former Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, who didn't seek re-election in 2020 after a report found that he planned and engaged in domestic terrorism, is now in Poland, where he says he's trying to arrange for the adoption of Ukrainian children. The move is raising concerns among experts on international adoption and Polish officials alike. Local officials said Shea was combative when they made inquiries, and vague about his plans.
Imagine the impact your dollars have on the trusted news and great music you love on KNKX. Now, imagine your dollars going twice as far! Make this dream a reality with a gift to our Spring Fund Drive at https://bit.ly/3t4TIUI! Our Early Bird Challenge will match your gift dollar for dollar until we reach $20,000. #knkxspringdrive
Some exciting news for KNKX today. We're announcing our plans to relocate our Seattle studio! Our new location will be between Pike Place Market and the revitalized Seattle waterfront. Learn more here:
Spring is here, but there’s still a chill in the air. KNKX South Sound reporter, Kari Plog, and Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp are keeping their toes warm with some KNKX octopus socks! Get your own pair with an early gift to the KNKX Spring Fund Drive at https://bit.ly/3t4TIUI
New Orleans-born opera and jazz singer Joshua Stewart last visited KNKX in 2020 to talk about his role in "Charlie Parker's Yardbird." Our Robin Lloyd caught up with Stewart for a chat and a sample of what he's planning for latest Seattle trip.
Emilio Delgado played Luis for 44 years. As the first human character in the Muppet world, he introduced young audiences to Spanish words and Latino culture.
Keyboardist and composer Robert Walter used his quarantine time to make music with friends from afar. KNKX New Cool host Abe Beeson has a listen to the result.
This week we saw lots of changes with the Seahawks. Sports commentator Art Thiel talks with Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick about what happened and what's next.