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Tune in to Power of Place – Stories of the Pacific Northwest, an audio storybook hosted by Edward Krigsman honoring places that matter and the people who steward, protect or celebrate them. Whether you have just arrived or have spent a lifetime here, we hope you will find our podcast both entertaining and grounding. Enjoy Power of Place podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and your other favorite podcast platforms. To learn more about our podcast series including exploring photos from each ep ...
 
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In this episode, we catch up with Anthony & Marlie Love, travel vloggers and creators of the YouTube show Traveling While Black in Seattle and TWBSeattle on TikTok.A local married couple, they travel together to various Pacific Northwest destinations and share their comfort level as Black people visiting there for the first time. After three years,…
 
Join us in this episode for a conversation with Stephanie Lile, director of Gig Harbor’s Harbor History Museum, together with the Museum’s shipwright Riley Hall. They chronicle their community’s historic working waterfront for more than a century by sharing stories embedded in the museum’s collection of over 20,000 objects, images & ephemera. These…
 
Join us in this episode for a conversation with Lisa Fruichantie, citizen of Seminole Nation of Oklahoma and Executive Director of ALMA, an expansive campus carved out of an old union hall anchored within Tacoma’s historic Hilltop neighborhood.This multifaceted business and venue are devoted to creating community by incubating and presenting a dive…
 
Join us in this episode for a conversation with Eric Reynolds, Vice-President of Seattle-based publisher Fantagraphics. Headquartered in Seattle’s Maple Leaf community—with their Bookstore & Gallery in the industrial Georgetown neighborhood—Fantagraphics has quietly produced a stunning body of work over the last 40+ years. Their genres span alterna…
 
Join us in this episode for a conversation with Instagram phenom Susanna Ryan, author of the Seattle Walk Report Series; Seattle Walk Report an Illustrated Walking Tour Through 23 Seattle Neighborhoods (2019) and Secret Seattle, An Illustrated Guide to the City’s Offbeat and Overlooked History (2021). Susanna's distinctive comic style and eagle eye…
 
Pull up a bar stool and join us in this episode for a conversation with Timothy Dooley—regular, bartender and now owner of the historic Seattle tavern, the "Blue Moon." Founded in 1934 just after Prohibition to serve mostly college students, the Blue Moon has since been serving up a heady mix of politics, poetry, visual art, and live music, while b…
 
Join us in this episode for a conversation with Michael Hoover. Michael was recently granted clemency­—from a life prison sentence without chance of parole—by the Governor of the State of Washington. Michael's is a cautionary tale...on remaining anchored to place; and to people. An upbringing of affluence in Woodway, Washington failed to protect Mi…
 
Welcome to our first podcast episode of 2022. Beginning with this episode, EK on the Go is now Power of Place, Stories of the Pacific Northwest, with a new appearance and soundscapeIn this episode we will hear from one of the Pacific Northwest’s most acclaimed living novelists, Jim Lynch. Jim's approach to storytelling reflects both meticulous rese…
 
Join us in our final episode of 2021 with guest Richard Hartlage, Founder & CEO of Land Morphology. His firm has designed gardens for the Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center, the upcoming 20-acre Seattle Waterfront Park, and the private gardens of celebrities and CEO's nationwide.Richard will explain how thoughtful and intelligent garden des…
 
Join us for a conversation with Tom Heuser, President of the Capitol Hill Historic Society and visual artist, Lana Blinderman in an exploration of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood through it's easily overlooked architecture, apartment buildings from the 1950's-1970's. For decades, these apartments and condominiums had provided architectural ambi…
 
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you appreciate the region's unspoiled natural beauty especially forests, farms, shorelines, parks and other natural areas. Join us today for a conversation with Nick Bratton, Senior Director of Policy for Forterra. Since 1989, Forterra has secured over 275,000 acres of land through over 450 land tra…
 
Join us in this episode with Doreen Alhadeff, Co-Founder of the Seattle Sephardic Network and the first Jewish American to receive Spanish citizenship under a 2015 law permitting descendants of Jews expelled in the 15th Century to apply for it. Doreen's family history and life choices connect her to both the 21st Century in Seattle and the 15th Cen…
 
Just in time for baseball season! Join us in this episode with Mark Holtzen, author of A Ticket to the Penant, a children's book that explores the Seattle's Rainier Valley, circa 1955, through the eyes of a young baseball fan.De către Edward Krigsman
 
Join us in this episode with Marga Rose Hancock & Rosalie Daggett, board members of the Queen Anne Historical Society. In this episode we will focus on urban spaces, specifically the nooks and crannies throughout one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhood’s Queen Anne Hill. Queen Anne is a vibrant collage of stately Old Seattle mansions, Charming Hilltop…
 
Just in time for summer! If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you enjoy outdoor recreation. In this episode, Christine Mahler, executive director of the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition, will share how our region’s most beloved outdoor spaces—from urban wildlife areas and family farms to tiny pocket parks—are created and pres…
 
Join us in this episode with Christopher Patano, AIA, Studio Director for Patano Studio.Chris has executed projects that include civic spaces and places such as parks, aviation facilities, schools, higher education buildings, and other learning environments, factories, corporate headquarters, transportation facilities, & private residences.In this …
 
Join us in this episode with architectural historian, Adam Alsobrook, AIA where we will explore how a love of history connects us to the places we love. You may be surprised to learn the original names of some of Seattle's neighborhoods and how they have changed over time. Adam's appreciation for old buildings, vintage neon signs, industrial histor…
 
Join us in this episode where we will speak with another leader in this industry, broker Bob Bennion of Compass Real Estate, on Making a Difference in the Pacific Northwest. With 30 years of experience handling high-end real estate, Bob shares insights that come from working closely with some of the region's titans of industry, as well as leaders i…
 
Join us in this episode where we will explore the relationship of nature & Seattle’s ever-changing built environment, by exploring the work of Seattle-based architects Ray & Mary Johnston of Johnston Architects which has been around since 1990. With offices tucked into the hillside along the Burke Gilman Trail north of Lake Union, their practice ha…
 
Join us in this episode featuring Paula Johnson of Willamette Cultural Resources Associates. Paula has over 27 years of archaeological experience across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and California and has contributed to permitting and construction of many of the largest infrastructure projects in the Puget Sound, including transportation, wa…
 
Join us in this episode featuring Paul Suzman, founder of OfficeLease. In this episode we will deepen our appreciation of place—focusing on the business skyline comprised of Seattle’s office buildings for a fascinating glimpse of the people and companies that fill these office towers. Paul started his company in 1981 and at the time it was the West…
 
Join us in this episode featuring Stacy Segal, someone who has devoted years helping people in Seattle learn and appreciate their built environment. Stacy, the Executive Director of Seattle Architecture Foundation, discusses why connecting people to the architecture, design, and history of Seattle matters.…
 
Join us in this episode and peek inside the world of real estate branding and placemaking to learn how builders and developers use placemaking to create more attractive and meaningful places. Red Propeller’s Jim Goldberg and Allison Jeffries will provide insight on how new apartment buildings, condos, and neighborhoods benefit from storytelling and…
 
Join us in this episode featuring Roger Valdez where we will explore perhaps the most talked-about topic in Seattle today: Housing Affordability. As founder of Seattle For Growth, Roger argues that best way to solve our affordability crisis is to make it easier for builders and developers to do their work.…
 
Join us for a discussion with Scott Shapiro, a Seattle developer who employs a hands-on approach and funding from local investor-friends to develop iconic and memorable places in the Seattle area including Melrose Market, The (new) Harvard Exit Lodges on Vashon, Lynnwood Bowl & Skate.De către Edward Krigsman
 
We are joined by Atlas Obscura Society Seattle Field Agents Christopher Blado and Weston Brinkley who will transport us to Seattle’s recent past, to explore the Seattle Commons project, the city’s historic opportunity to design what was touted as Seattle’s equivalent of New York's Central Park on the southern shores of Lake Union.…
 
In today’s episode we are joined by Kevin Eckert, founding partner of BUILD LLC. Today Kevin shares his influences, which range from engineering in Kansas and Danish modernism. He also explains his firm’s approach to design and construction, suggesting modes of creating that will produce buildings for Seattle’s future that are more economical, dura…
 
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