Jason M Burrows is part of the Production Team on Soundside, and takes on announcing duties when needed.
He got his start onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln volunteering for the ship's KRUZ-FM, then spent 15 years as the "Jack of all Trades" at 96.5 Jack-FM.
Professional Affiliations: Military Veterans in Journalism
“Missing middle housing” is more affordable for people to buy. It’s called the “missing middle,” because while we’ve gotten better at building low-income housing, and the market builds a lot of expensive homes already, there isn’t a lot in the middle. KUOW's Joshua McNichols spoke with University of Washington Architecture students about their ideas to make housing more affordable and more available.
While Juneteenth has been honored as an official “Day of Remembrance” in Washington state since 2007, the day became an official state and federal holiday last year. Juneteenth is this Sunday, and there are a plethora of events to check out around the Seattle area throughout the weekend.
Amazon. Starbucks. The Seattle Art Museum. All local companies with workers fighting to unionize. And now that list also includes gaming companies. Employees at Redmond-based Paizo Inc., which publishes tabletop RPGs like Pathfinder and Starfinder, recently voted to form a union, and the company has voluntarily recognized it. That's relatively unique in the gaming industry, which doesn't have a history of labor organizing. The Seattle retail store Card Kingdom is trying to do the same. Members of United Paizo Workers are now tackling the tough work of bargaining for a contract.
Three Washington forests are part of the biggest carbon credit purchase in U.S. history. Is that a good thing?
Western Washington has three urban forest sites that have been included as part of a carbon offset credits package, in a record setting one million dollar deal... But, what does that mean?
Broken elevators and escalators have been a common headache for Sound Transit riders, and have plagued the Seattle area light rail system for years. While the agency aims to have 95 percent of escalators, and 97 percent of elevators running on a given day, the current outages are roughly twice that rate. We talk with Sound Transit about these issues, but first wanted to get the perspective of the people most negatively affected when an elevator or escalator is out of service.
Earlier this month, the Department of the Interior published a report on indigenous boarding schools in the U.S. These schools separated Native kids from their families, forced them to stop speaking their own languages, and often inflicted abuse in the name of "civilizing" indigenous children. The Interior Department says at one point the U-S supported at least 400 of these boarding schools across the country - including 15 here in Washington. The agency’s Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative also found at least 50 burial sites where children were left in unmarked or poorly maintained graves, and the department is still counting.
If you’re a baseball fan in Seattle, then you already know the heartbreak of watching the Mariners fall short season after season... The last time they made it to the playoffs was more than two decades ago! So, REAL TALK: For someone who wasn't even ALIVE the last time the Mariners were a championship team... why go to the ballpark at all? Soundside producer Jason Burrows went to find out.
According to several news outlets' accounting, the United States has already passed this grim marker. The CDC's numbers have the nation just shy of that. Either way, the pandemic's toll is hard to fathom. KUOW reporters Kate Walters and Ruby de Luna have been spending time learning about who we've lost to Covid here in Washington State.
This morning city crews arrived at Woodland Park in Phinney Ridge to clear what Mayor Harrell's administration called “the last remaining park-based encampment of significant size” in Seattle.
A draft opinion published late Monday by Politico indicates the Supreme Court is likely to strike down Roe v Wade in the near future. That's the landmark 1973 ruling that guarantees federal protection of abortion rights across the United States. Now, draft opinions are just that -- nothing is set in stone yet. But should it happen, this ruling would mean abortion would be banned or restricted in as many as twenty eight states. Today we're dedicating the hour to talking about the implications of the fall of Roe in the Pacific Northwest. And how local supporters of abortion rights are responding.