KUOW is doing a series of person-to-person conversation events we call 'Ask A...'®
The concept is simple: Get eight people from a group that’s in the news and set up conversations with eight people who want to know more about the group. They each have one-to-one conversations until all have met. Then we have a group discussion and continue the conversations over a meal.
It's a way to break out of our echo chambers and make connections with others in our community.
Transgender people are coming out (to welcome and rejection) more now than ever. We learn something about their experiences in news of a looming military service ban, from prominent transgender celebrities, TV shows and movies, but many of us don’t have personal connections with transgender people.
Questions surrounding immigration are regular parts of the news cycle these days. We hear stories of immigrants being harassed, detained and deported. We hear stories of families separated.
As Donald Trump's first 100 days as president came to an end in April, KUOW gathered Trump supporters and opponents together.
What if you lived in a place where people often looked at you with suspicion? How would you get past that — the stares, the mistrust, or worse? KUOW's series of person to person conversations, Ask A®, got Muslims together with people curious about them.