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Alex Rochester

Digital Community Outreach Producer


Alexandra is a British-Canadian who is figuring out what home means to her and other people here in the Puget Sound region. A University of Washington alum with a Master's in Communication in Digital Media, she specializes in audience engagement and community content. She fell in love with radio when dials and mixtapes were still a thing, and has been producing, presenting, and carrying the torch for radio and public media since 2014.

Location: Seattle

Languages: English


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    One Small Step: Thomas and Sherwin

    Describing one’s personal political values is not an easy thing to do, especially when they don’t all neatly align or fit with one party. Thomas and Sherwin are both Christians, but are at different stages in their lives with very different political views. In this "One Small Step" conversation, recorded at the University of Washington's Suzzallo library, we hear how they have learnt how time and experiences have changed their approach to issues.

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    One Small Step: John and Karen

    One of the goals of a "One Small Step" conversation is for participants to understand why people have the political beliefs they have. In this conversation, we’ll hear from Washington state senators Karen Keiser, who is a Democrat, and John Braun, who is a Republican. They have worked across the aisle and through disagreements over the years, and they are very familiar with the other’s political beliefs.

  • Allison And Sue Lani Oss Logo Image

    One Small Step: Allison and Sue Lani

    Finding out you disagree with someone you like is a jarring experience, and when it comes to heated political topics, those disagreements can lead to lost relationships. "One Small Step" is about finding connection despite disagreement. In this conversation, Allison, a progressive, and Sue Lani, a libertarian, share stories about how they see this playing out in the younger generations of their families - and how they’re working to counteract it.

  • caption: Seattle Mountain Rescue truck’s equipment neatly organized and labeled into sections.

    Seattle Mountain Rescue celebrates first home base in North Bend

    For 75 years, Seattle Mountain Rescue has relied on a constellation of volunteers and a mixed bag of resources to help lost hikers and injured adventurers. As King County has exponentially grown, the demand for Mountain Rescue services has too. Now, for the first time, the non-profit will have a base of operations in North Bend.

  • caption: The Tacoma Refugee Choir performs.

    Tacoma Refugee Choir helps members find hope and home through song

    Over the past 10 years, more than 30,000 refugees, from more than 70 countries have resettled in Washington state through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. It’s one thing to welcome refugees; it’s another to make them feel at home. The Tacoma Refugee Choir has helped give that feeling to refugees, as well as immigrants and native U.S. citizens.

  • caption: General Manager Steve Hickman stands at the top of Badger Mountain Ski Area with Waterville, Washington, visible in the distance.

    Volunteers keep skiing affordable at Badger Mountain

    If you enjoy skiing, you probably know it takes more than just some skis, boots and poles to slide down a hill. It also takes money. Tickets at Washington’s big ski resorts run from $65 to $150 a day. That’s not the case at Badger Mountain Ski Area in Central Washington. There, the price is a mere $10 a day. That’s because the hill is a nonprofit, entirely run by volunteers.

  • caption: Monkeyshines are glass floats, a traditional style of glass orb. These include an emblem for the lunar new year sign.

    The hunt is on for 'Monkeyshines' in Tacoma

    Every lunar new year, a group of volunteer artists sneak through Tacoma in the dead of night. They hide thousands of colorful glass “floats” – 5- to 10-inch orbs, with an insignia stamped on the top. If you’ve been in Tacoma sometime over the past month and seen people shaking bushes, climbing trees, or turning up rocks, you’ve likely seen a collector of what are locally called “Monkeyshines.”

  • caption: Tom Dyer (far right) with his band The True Olympians

    A musician's love for Olympia inspires a 40-song album

    There are many things that inspire people to write songs, and for local musician Tom Dyer it was his hometown of Olympia. He was so inspired that he wrote not just one song about the state capitol, but 40. They make up his latest album, Olympia - A True Story. He shared an account of the album’s genesis and creation with KUOW’s “Soundside.”

  • caption: Throughout her life, Delia Cano touched many parts of Seattle history. From the early days of REI, to the creation of Education for All Act.

    A 'force to be reckoned with,' remembering REI seamstress Delia Cano

    Today, REI has over 15,000 employees, but in the early 1960s, one employee, Delia Cano, a Peruvian immigrant to Seattle, was responsible for sewing many of their earliest products. She recently passed, and KUOW’s Soundside spoke with two of her children about her personal and professional legacy.