May 26, 2016 - 8:00 am
Housing affordability is an ongoing issue in Seattle. For bike and bus commuter, Gia Mugford, housing prices are one part of the equation. For Gia congestion, parking availability and constant crowds on Capitol Hill were other factors that led her to make a move. Gia left Seattle and moved to Tacoma where she’s happy with her new home and her bike and bus commute. Reporter Whitney Henry-Lester has Gia’s dispatch.
May 19, 2016 - 8:00 am
Life in a new country can be daunting and difficult. But for Syrian refugee, Wasim Altabba moving to the U.S. provided him an opportunity to escape the war. Altabba was an sensation in Syria. It was his dream to make it big there. Now he’s starting over in the U.S., something he wouldn’t be able to do without the bus. Here is his dispatch.
May 13, 2016 - 12:01 pm
My dear Caravan listeners
Today I bid farewell to the morning Caravan schedule. I’ll miss you all.
While I’d much rather be over engaged with life than sitting on a couch somewhere, I have been stretched pretty thin these past few years. I need to reapportion my daytime hours in order to give more attention to my primary work commitment as Executive Director of Seattle’s non-profit Earshot Jazz organization. Later this month, I’ll reappear on the KBCS schedule in an evening version of the Caravan.
May 5, 2016 - 8:01 am
In April, the What’s the Flux team held a listening party in Seattle. It featured many voices including sisters Dr. Georgia McDade and Mary Stewart. They both gave a description of the America they live in. Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatch stories.
May 2, 2016 - 11:00 am
- Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop Love Letter For Fire (Sub Pop)
- Andrew Bird Are You Serious (Loma Vista)
- CéU Tropix (Six Degrees)
- Lake Street Dive Side Pony (Nonesuch)
- Anoushka Shankar Land Of Gold (Universal)
- Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (Atlantic)
- The Bills Trail of Tales (Factor)
- The Cactus Blossoms You’re Dreaming (Red House)
- Laura Gibson Empire Builder (Barsuk)
- The Spinney Brothers Living The Dream (Mountain Fever)