EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place Episode #37 | Club of Caballeros – Tim Person & Ms. Ellen Smith Join us in this episode and step inside the Ray Gibson Caballeros Club with Tim Person (President & CEO) and Ms. Ellen Smith (Manager). In the 1950’s, two trailblazing African American men grew weary of exclusion from downtown Tacoma’s restaurants, concert halls and bars. They envisioned a member-owned, private club for the city’s Black community. […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place Episode #36 | An Orcas Ethos – Craig Gibson Join us in this episode as we explore the rural culture of Orcas Island with Craig Gibson, fourth-generation owner of North Beach Inn (NBI), located on the outskirts of the remote village of Eastsound. Craig’s forebears acquired the 100-acre waterfront fruit farm in 1911. In 1932 they constructed a handful of the 16-rustic cottages now […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place Episode #35 | Power of HaMakom – Mary Potter Join us in this episode for a conversation with a wise friend about the deepest matters of the heart. Our guest is theologian, novelist, and mystic Mary Lane Potter.Mary’s quest for a closer relationship with the divine stretches from her childhood in an immigrant community steeped in the traditions of Christian Reform evangelism; to her Ph.D. at the […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place Episode #34 | Black, Green & Emerald – Anthony and Marlie Love 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 […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place Episode #33 | Lost Treasures of Gib Harbor – Stephanie Lile & Riley Hall 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 objects include […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place Episode #32 | ALMA Matters – Lisa Fruichantie 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 diverse range art, food, culture […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place Episode #31 | Love and Comics – Eric Reynolds 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 alternative comics, classic comic strip anthologies, manga, magazines […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place Episode #30 | Storied Sidewalks – Susanna Ryan 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 illustrate the charming and quirky people, places, and things that […]
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EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place #29 | Once Upon a Blue Moon – Timothy Dooley 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 […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place #28 | Anchored in Asotin – Michael Hoover 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 Michael from […]
EK On The Go 🎧 Power of Place #27 | Place-Based Fictions – Jim Lynch 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 soundscape. In this episode we will hear from one of Pacific Northwest’s most acclaimed living novelists, Jim Lynch. Jim’s approach to storytelling reflects both […]
EK On The Go 🎧Power of Place #26 | Crafting Heavens of Earth – Richard Hartlage of Land Morphology Power of Place #26 | Crafting Heavens of Earth – Richard Hartlage 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 […]
EK On The Go 🎧Power of Place #25 | Dingbats & Thunderbirds – Tom Heuser & Lana Blinderman EK On The Go – Episode #25 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 ambience, […]
EK On The Go 🎧Power of Place #24 | Epiphany Atop Mt Rainier – Nick Bratton EK On The Go – Episode #24 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 […]
EK On The Go 🎧Power of Place #23 | Another Golden Age – Doreen Alhadeff EK On The Go – Episode #23 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 […]
EK On The Go Home Plate Beneath the Hardware Store – Seattle Author Mark Holtzen EK On The Go – Episode #22 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. EK Group · EK On The Go | Episode #22: […]
EK On The Go Nooks & Crannies of Queen Anne Hill ~ QA Historical Society EK On The Go – Episode #21 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 […]
EK On The Go Funding Nature ~ Christine Mahler on Washington Wildlife & Recreation EK On The Go – Episode #20 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 […]
EK On The Go Locally Sourced Architecture: Chris Patano, AIA EK On The Go – Episode #19 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 episode […]
EK On The Go 🎧Power of Place #18 | Brooklyn in Seattle- Adam Alsobrook EK On The Go – Episode #18 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 […]