Digital Community Outreach Coordinator
Alexandra is a British-Canadian who is figuring out what home means to her and other people here in the Puget Sound region. A University of Washington alum with a Master's in Communication in Digital Media, she specializes in audience engagement and community content. She fell in love with radio when dials and mixtapes were still a thing, and has been producing, presenting, and carrying the torch for radio and public media since 2014.
There are many things that inspire people to write songs, and for local musician Tom Dyer it was his hometown of Olympia. He was so inspired that he wrote not just one song about the state capitol, but 40. They make up his latest album, Olympia - A True Story. He shared an account of the album’s genesis and creation with KUOW’s “Soundside.”
Today, REI has over 15,000 employees, but in the early 1960s, one employee, Delia Cano, a Peruvian immigrant to Seattle, was responsible for sewing many of their earliest products. She recently passed, and KUOW’s Soundside spoke with two of her children about her personal and professional legacy.
For the OL Reign, it's been a decade-long journey to Lumen Field. The team initially played at the Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila before moving to Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center. Then there were three seasons at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma before returning to Seattle. This last weekend marked the first playoff game for the Reign in their new home, and more than 21,000 fans filled the seats. While this post-season journey ended in disappointment, The Royal Guard say they're just getting started.
Summer is a great time to curl up in the park with a good book. It's also a time when we start to thaw a bit from our Seattle freeze and head out to explore everything Washington has to offer. From the Palouse to the Peninsula, we have a lot of landscapes to explore. Those landscapes -- and their histories -- have inspired many of our local authors. Today Soundside speaks with some of your favorite authors about what makes Washington a literary wonderland.