From high school dropout to political trailblazer, the life of Ruby Chow

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Possibly the only unsolved mystery of Agatha Christie’s career? Her own disappearance.

Thanks to the latest US Census results, the city’s political boundaries are about to shift, impacting the upcoming 2023 elections. Find out how you can weigh in and help redistrict Seattle!
Nina de Gramont's book, "The Christie Affair"

Nancy Pearl can’t stop gushing about “The Christie Affair,” nor should she! Author Nina de Gramont joins her on Book Lust to talk about her fictionalized tale of Agatha Christie’s actual 11-day disappearance in 1926––told from the unexpected perspective of her husband’s mistress.


Ruby Chow, a Seattle tour de force

Ruby Chow

Ruby Chow was well known in Chinatown International District for her popular restaurant and her tireless advocacy for the city’s Chinese American community. She’d go on to become a Seattle household name as the first Asian American to serve on the King County Council. Learn more about this local trailblazer.


City Inside/Out gets inside scoop on local news that will make summer headlines

City Inside/Out host Brian Callanan with journalists
Before the show takes a summer break, we check in with a panel of veteran journalists about the biggest news stories they’ll be covering this summer.

Summer is just around the corner and so are a few important news stories. From the rollout of a new statewide behavioral crisis line to the politics of redistricting Seattle, City Inside/Out checks in with a panel of veteran journalists about the biggest news stories they’ll be reporting on.


Dana Gould’s latest project resides at “the intersection of razzmatazz and sparkle”

Dana Gould as Dr. Z

Comedian Dana Gould has written for the Simpsons, done plenty of standup, and now appears as Doctor Z––an orangutan talk show host stuck in the ’70s. His latest project, “Hanging With Doctor Z,” is a hilarious take on a very real talk show with some of your favorite (modern) stars as guests.


Councilmembers Herbold & Mosqueda dive into busy spring legislative session

Council Edition host Brian Callanan with Councilmembers Herbold and Mosqueda

It’s been a busy May for the Seattle City Council, from setting a first-in-the-nation minimum wage for gig workers to establishing a hiring incentive program to deal with an alarming number of officers leaving the SPD. Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda discuss these issues and more on Council Edition.


Thousands come together for One Seattle Day of Service

Volunteers weed a parking strip on One Seattle Day of Service

Last weekend, Seattleites came out in droves to build, brighten and beautify. 4,000 volunteers, spread out over neighborhoods across the city, came together to give back. If you weren't able to participate in the May 21 event but want to help improve your neighborhood, learn how you can get involved by adopting a drain or a whole street, cleaning up graffiti, or joining a board or commission.


1905 Ballard: A hay-day for roving livestock

A petition and accompanying photographs of cows

We don’t usually think pastoral farmland when we think of Ballard, but in the early 1900s, cows and their foul-mouthed “shepherd boys” roamed its now-urban hills. Seattle Municipal Archives has the proof, and the hand-written complaints for and against these bovine wanderings.


Black Ends, a sound all their own, perform “When I’m Alone”

Black Ends performing on stage

What exactly is “gunk-pop?” It’s the sound of Seattle band Black Ends, and it’ll make perfect sense once you hear their Art Zone performance of their hit single “When I’m Alone.


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Free at-home tests. Each household is eligible to receive free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. And, while supplies last, Washingtonians can order up to two COVID-19 test kits per month from the website (ordering available in English and Spanish).

Free N95 masks. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks.

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