Arts and Culture Reporter
Marcie Sillman arrived at KUOW in 1985 to produce the station's daily public affairs program, Seattle After Noon. One year later, she became the local voice of All Things Considered, NPR's flagship afternoon news magazine.
After five years holding down the drive-time microphone, a new opportunity arose. Along with Dave Beck and Steve Scher, Marcie helped create Weekday, a daily, two-hour forum for newsmakers, artists and thinkers.
The new century brought new challenges. Marcie and Dave Beck created The Beat, Seattle's only broadcast program to focus specifically on arts and culture.
In 2002, after more than 15 years as a daily host, Marcie decided to become a full-time cultural reporter. During her career, more than 100 of her stories have been heard on NPR's newsmagazines, as well as on The Voice of America.
In 2005, she became KUOW's first special projects reporter. In this role, she produced in-depth audio portraits and documentary series about life and culture in the Puget Sound Region.
In September, 2013, Marcie was part of the team that created The Record, a daily news magazine focused on the issues and culture of the Puget Sound region. After two years as Senior Host of the program, Marcie returned to full-time cultural reporting.
Dance is 'close and sweaty,' but Donald Byrd is working to create the art form for the pandemic age.
In early March, Donald Byrd, artistic director at Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theatre, and his company members were working on a new dance about the intersection of race and climate change. The performance was scheduled to premiere in April, and while coronavirus cases were on the rise here, officials hadn’t yet issued any public gathering restrictions. So Byrd and his dancers continued rehearsals at their studio at Madrona Beach.
Marcie Sillman discusses the week's news with Manola Secaira og, Civic Cocktail's Joni Balter, and the Seat
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on reimagining the Seattle Police Department and what to do about the West Seattle bridge.
Pediatricians and frazzled parents largely agree that they’d like to see kids back in schools this fall – but what about the folks who will have to be there with them? We speak to mayor Jenny Durkan about policing, and Senator Patty Murray about healthcare and COVID-19 relief.
What we can do to curb COVID-19’s most extroverted tendencies. Why one county is comfortable moving backwards in phases if it saves lives. And a conversation on law enforcement with United States Representative Pramila Jayapal.
How are the people battling our wildfires protected? We also hear from the county executive and a city councilmember.
Dow Constantine talks to Marcie Sillman about the Sheriff's office, Covid-19 cases in the county, and more bad news for the West Seattle bridge.
Just in case you needed even more cheerful news. What would changes to policing look like in the budget, and in fire department response? A chat about isolation’s effect on the brain, and a look back at a dark weekend on Capitol Hill.
Marcie Sillman reviews the week's news with Q13 political analyst CR Douglas, writer of The C is for Crank, Erica C Barnett, and Seattle Met's deputy editor Allison Williams.
Essential workers who are being threatened and ignored. Jenny Durkan takes your calls. And: is training enough to transform policing?