KPLU http://www.kplu.org en Get The Best Seats To 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' Before They Go On Sale! http://www.kplu.org/post/get-best-seats-wait-waitdont-tell-me-they-go-sale <div id="pledgeMessage"><div class="title"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're a fan of "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", the oddly informative news quiz from NPR, you won't want to miss their live show at Seattle's Paramount </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're offering YOU the opportunity to purchase premium seats before they go on sale to the public. We also have a limited number of VIP packages available which include premium seats and a post-show meet and greet with the cast of "Wait Wait" — a </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> exclusive.&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">PURCHASE YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu-tickets/Wait_Wait_tickets_2014/form.pledgemain">HERE</a>.</strong></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:56:34 +0000 Brenda Goldstein-Young 17656 at http://www.kplu.org Get The Best Seats To 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' Before They Go On Sale! KPLU's Night At The Tacoma Rainiers http://www.kplu.org/post/kplus-night-tacoma-rainiers <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Join Us for Baseball, Music, Food and Fun!</strong></p><p>Summer isn’t complete without indulging in the great American pastime—baseball.&nbsp; KPLU invites you to join us for our Night at the Rainiers at Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium on Wednesday, July 23.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Brenda Goldstein-Young 17484 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU's Night At The Tacoma Rainiers Public meeting notice: Fiscal Year 2013 KPLU audit review http://www.kplu.org/post/public-meeting-notice-fiscal-year-2013-kplu-audit-review <p>On January 10, 2014 there will be a public meeting with the Audit and Compliance Committee of the PLU Board of Regents to review the FY12 KPLU Audit. The meeting will be at a place to be detrermined on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University.</p><p>If you are interested in attending either in person or by phone, please contact the General Manager's office at KPLU by calling 253-535-8732 or <a href="mailto:sdye@kplu.org" target="_blank">sdye@kplu.org</a> for more information.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:45:41 +0000 KPLU 7488 at http://www.kplu.org Join us for KPLU's 2013 Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise! http://www.kplu.org/post/join-us-kplus-2013-summer-jazz-brunch-cruise <p>KPLU's Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise is Sunday, August 25.&nbsp;&nbsp; Join us for a relaxing, two-and-a-half hour cruise on Elliott Bay aboard the Royal Argosy.&nbsp;</p><p>Enjoy a scrumptious all-you-can-eat brunch, spectacular views, and great music from this year's special guest artist--one of the finest up-and-coming international jazz talents and freshest voices to come along in years--<a href="http://www.halieloren.com/">Halie</a><a href="http://www.halieloren.com/"> Loren</a>--performing with her quartet.</p><p>KPLU's Jazz Brunch Cruises are a summertime favorite for Northwest residents and out-of-town guests.&nbsp;</p><p>This year's cruise will be emceed by KPLU jazz host Kevin Kniestedt.&nbsp; The boat leaves Seattle's Pier 56 at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 1 p.m.&nbsp; Tickets are $65.</p><p><strong>Get detailed information and purchase your tickets <a href="http://www.kplu.org/join-us-kplus-summer-jazz-brunch-cruise">HERE</a>.</strong></p><p>Thanks to the <a href="http://www.lovelaconner.com/">LaConner Chamber of Commerce</a> for their support. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Brenda Goldstein-Young 9057 at http://www.kplu.org Join us for KPLU's 2013 Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise! KPLU news team wins National Edward R. Murrow Award http://www.kplu.org/post/kplu-news-team-wins-national-edward-r-murrow-award <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After winning the 2013 Regional Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Award in the Best Audio News Series category for its election series, “</span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/topic/if-it-s-legal-five-ways-legal-pot-could-affect-your-life" style="line-height: 1.5;">If it’s legal: Five ways legal pot could affect your life</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” the </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News team is proud to add the prestigious 2013 National Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Award to its list of accolades for the series.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Awards will be presented by the </span><a href="http://www.rtdna.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Radio Television Digital News Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span>RTNDA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) on Columbus Day in New York.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:00:00 +0000 KPLU 9045 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU news team wins National Edward R. Murrow Award KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board Meeting http://www.kplu.org/post/kplus-community-advisoryadvocacy-board-meeting-1 <p>KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board will be meeting on Thursday, January 17th at 2PM Pacific Time.</p><p>If you are interested in observing or listening to the meeting via conference call, please contact the office of the General Manager @ 253-535-8732 for more information.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 KPLU 7489 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU's West Seattle listeners may encounter reception problems http://www.kplu.org/post/kplus-west-seattle-listeners-may-encounter-reception-problems <p>KPLU&#39;s long-time signal to West Seattle at 88.1 FM may encounter interference due to a new radio station broadcasting on that same frequency beginning Monday, December 19.</p><p>Because of terrain and distance, it&#39;s possible that some KPLU listeners in West Seattle will still be able to hear the station, but others may experience some signal disruption.</p><p>At the present time, KPLU is unable to do anything about the interference. However, the station has a license application in to the FCC to move its West Seattle signal to a new frequency.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 11:45:35 +0000 KPLU 3452 at http://www.kplu.org Get ready for "The Official KPLU Turbo Totebag Infomercial" http://www.kplu.org/post/get-ready-official-kplu-turbo-totebag-infomercial <p><iframe width="580" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PhSHFZVKiS0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p><p>Tired of all that quantum foam leakage coming from your regular grocery tote?&nbsp; Say goodbye to yesterday’s tired tote-tech … and hello to the new, improved KPLU “Turbo” Tote Bag!</p><p><strong><a href="http://1.kplu.org/membership_support.html">For a gift of only $60 </a></strong>during our Fall Fund Drive, you too can own this modern marvel of space-age technology.</p><p><strong>Web Wednesday exclusive: <a href="http://1.kplu.org/membership_support.html">Make your pledge today</a></strong>, and in addition to receiving the "Turbo" Tote, your gift will count towards our goal of planting trees in a public radio forest (through the National Forest Foundation) in Spring 2012!</p><p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 19:56:00 +0000 Dick Stein & Justin Steyer 2747 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board meeting http://www.kplu.org/post/kplus-community-advisoryadvocacy-board-meeting <p>KPLU&#39;s Community Advisory/Advocacy Board will be meeting Thursday, June 2nd at 2:00pm Pacific Time via a teleconference call.</p><p>If you are interested in observing or listening to the meeting, please <strong>contact the office of the General Manager at 253-535-8732</strong>, or <strong>send an email to <a href="mailto:info@kplu.org?subject=Community%20Advisory%2FAdvocacy%20Board%20inquiry">info@kplu.org</a> </strong>for more information.</p><p> Tue, 31 May 2011 18:03:06 +0000 KPLU 1750 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board meeting KPLU News wins four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards http://www.kplu.org/post/kplu-news-wins-four-regional-edward-r-murrow-awards <p>KPLU News has garnered four 2011 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the <a href="http://www.rtnda.org/pages/contact.php">Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) </a>for excellence in electronic journalism, competing against other large market radio stations in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 15:53:22 +0000 KPLU 1256 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU News wins four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards KPLU News favorite stories of 2010 http://www.kplu.org/post/kplu-news-favorite-stories-2010 <p>As 2010 winds to a close, the&nbsp;KPLU News reporting team has been looking back at the stories they covered this year, and have chosen some favorites.&nbsp;</p><p>The reports they selected aren't necessarily the 'biggest' news stories of the year, or necessarily on the reporter's beat. They are the ones that for each were memorable because of they exemplify the art, beauty and impact of the aural medium, the joy of radio storytelling.</p><p> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:49:16 +0000 KPLU News Staff 428 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU News favorite stories of 2010 Did He Deserve to be Fired? NPR Cans Analyst Juan Williams http://www.kplu.org/post/did-he-deserve-be-fired-npr-cans-analyst-juan-williams <p>On a rare day when the President of the United States is in town, the talk of KPLU&#39;s&nbsp; newsroom was not on Obama&#39;s visit, but Juan Williams&#39; firing by NPR.&nbsp; Williams told <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/21/npr-fires-juan-williams-oreilly-appearance/">Fox News commentator Bill O&#39;Reilly </a>on Monday &quot;I&#39;m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I&#39;ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:34:56 +0000 Gary Davis 53 at http://www.kplu.org Did He Deserve to be Fired? NPR Cans Analyst Juan Williams KPLU's Election 2010: 2nd Congressional District Race http://www.kplu.org/post/kplus-election-2010-2nd-congressional-district-race <p><span class="article-content"><span><b>Ten years ago, Democrat Rick Larsen and Republican John Koster battled </b>for an open seat in Washington&#39;s Second Congressional District. Larsen won that election and since then he&#39;s represented the district that runs from about the King- Snohomish County line to the Canadian border. This year, Koster - a Snohomish County Councilmemeber - is back for another shot at the seat.<br /> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 18:48:10 +0000 36 at http://www.kplu.org KPLU's Election 2010: 2nd Congressional District Race