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S7 Ep. 3 The Future of Downtown Seattle

What does the future hold for downtown Seattle? How have recent changes in the city affected what it is like to live, work, or do business in the center of the city?  Long-time Seattle resident... Read More
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S7 Ep. 1: Outlooks from Real Estate and a Local Restaurant

UW Foster School of Business professor Jeff Shulman started Seattle Growth Podcast in 2016 during a time when Seattle was in transition while experiencing unprecedented economic and population growth. Shulman wanted to bring diverse voices... Read More
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Seattle Music During the Pandemic

This episode is an opportunity to meet emerging artists and gain insight into how members of the artist community are dealing with the crisis created by COVID-19. The first guest is Zan Fiskum, a Seattle... Read More
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S6 Ep. 12: Building Community through Basketball

Today’s extra episode of Seattle Growth Podcast features an interview with Husky Basketball legend Donald Watts. Watts, owner and player development specialist at Watts Basketball, contributes to this season’s theme of finding community in a... Read More
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S6 Ep. 11: A Community of Filmmakers and Film Lovers

Today’s extra episode of Seattle Growth Podcast features an interview with Vivian Hua, Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum. Hua is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer who previously co-founded The Seventh Art Stand and served... Read More
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S6 Ep. 9: Community for Young Professionals

Seattle has an abundance of professional opportunities. Today’s episode shares stories from communities being formed to facilitate connections among professionals who are willing to support and help one another. With an increasing number of innovative... Read More
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S6 Ep. 8: Empowering Youth and Underserved Communities

State Representative Eric Pettigrew and Orlando Morales of the 5th Avenue Theatre discuss their efforts to empower youth and to empower underserved communities to play a role in shaping a shared future. For business leaders... Read More
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S6 Ep. 7: Building Homes and Building Community

In today’s episode, Laura Elfline shares how a community of home builders is coming together to share information about sustainable building practices. Elfline, co-owner of Mighty House Construction and Mighty Energy Solutions, discusses her work with the... Read More
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S6 Ep 4: Finding Community through Entertainment

Season 6 of Seattle Growth Podcast focuses on finding community in a dynamic city. Each episode spotlights some of the interesting people in Seattle who are building community and bringing people together. You will hear... Read More
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S6 Ep 3: Finding Community in Public Spaces

Season 6 of Seattle Growth Podcast focuses on finding community in a dynamic city. Each episode spotlights some of the interesting people in Seattle who are building community and bringing people together. You will hear... Read More
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S6 Ep. 1: Finding Community in a Dynamic City

How do you find community in a dynamic city? Newcomers are often looking for a way to feel connected to the city and its people. People who have been here for years are seeing buildings,... Read More
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S5 Ep. 10: Homeless in Seattle – The Home Shows

Hear the voices of season 5 describe how they became homeless and how it feels to be homeless. Elected officials, business leaders, academics, and unsheltered residents describe the challenges in addressing homelessness and share opinions... Read More
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S5 Ep. 9: Music, Poverty, and Homelessness

Today’s episode and connects the topic of the previous season, which focused on the past, present and future of Seattle music, with the topic of this season, which is focused on homelessness. The episode features... Read More
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S5 Ep. 8: Homelessness and What Individuals Can Do

As every one of us faces challenges of varying degrees of scale, today’s episode features an inspiring story about how one person can make a world of difference. Dale Hoff offers lessons not only for... Read More
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S5 Ep. 7: Homeless in Seattle, pt. 7

Seattle Growth Podcast continues a season-long exploration of a topic affecting everyone connected to Seattle: homelessness. Today’s episode brings perspective from Seattle business. Jon Scholes, President and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association, shares what... Read More
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S5 Ep. 6: Homeless in Seattle, pt. 6

Today’s episode of Seattle Growth Podcast looks at question that has affected many throughout Seattle: how should the city deal with tents and encampments in public spaces?   This question is important to our community’s... Read More
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S5 Ep. 4: Homeless in Seattle, pt. 4 w/ CM Mosqueda

Today’s episode of Seattle brings you behind the scenes of City Hall in an interview with Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda. Councilmember Mosqueda shares her thinking about the controversial “head tax” and what she learned... Read More
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S5 Ep. 3: Homeless in Seattle, Part 3

Today’s episode of Seattle Growth Podcast continues with a focus on one of Seattle’s most pressing issues, homelessness. Each episode in the season brings voices from a variety of perspectives. Combined the episodes will help... Read More
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S5 Ep 2. Homeless in Seattle pt. 2

Today’s episode of Seattle Growth Podcast continues with a focus on one of Seattle’s most pressing issues, homelessness. Each episode in the season brings voices from a variety of perspectives. Combined the episodes will help... Read More
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S5 Ep. 1: Homeless in Seattle

Seattle Growth Podcast has returned for a 5th season. The focus of this season is a topic that affects everyone in Seattle: Homelessness.   Whether you find yourself at risk of homelessness or you see... Read More
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S4 Ep. 10: Seattle Music Venues and Their Future

Today’s episode focuses on the future of the places where musicians and music lovers come together: Seattle’s famed music venues. There is a venue that has come up time and time again in this podcast:... Read More
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S4 Ep. 9: Seattle Music and Philanthropic Innovations

“Music is incredibly powerful.” Accomplished songwriter Levi Ware is one of several Seattle musicians hoping to harness that power to build a better future for the community. He and his wife Stephanie founded the Melodic... Read More
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S4 Ep. 8: Growth and Musical Theater

Did you that know nine of the seventeen new musicals produced in Executive Producer David Armstrong’s tenure at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre went from this Seattle stage to Broadway and that two of them won... Read More

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