Gary Locke http://www.kplu.org en Gary Locke On Lessons Learned During Public Service And What Comes Next http://www.kplu.org/post/gary-locke-lessons-learned-during-public-service-and-what-comes-next <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147960169&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It may sound like the life of a movie star or famous athlete: posing for a magazine cover, having your picture taken at restaurants and gaining international attention by simply ordering a cup of coffee. But we’re talking about Gary Locke.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The former Washington governor and commerce secretary is now back in the Seattle area, after serving two years as the U.S. ambassador to China, and sat down with </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for his first radio interview since his return.</span></p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick 16391 at http://www.kplu.org Gary Locke On Lessons Learned During Public Service And What Comes Next Former Gov. Gary Locke Stepping Down as Ambassador to China http://www.kplu.org/post/former-gov-gary-locke-stepping-down-ambassador-china <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The American ambassador to China says he will step down from his post early next year to rejoin his family in Seattle.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p><font color="red">Gary</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Locke</font>&nbsp;says he informed President Barack Obama of his decision when they met earlier this month.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:46:17 +0000 The Associated Press 11164 at http://www.kplu.org Former Gov. Gary Locke Stepping Down as Ambassador to China Locke goes solo, causes Internet flurry http://www.kplu.org/post/locke-goes-solo-causes-internet-flurry <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982006.mp3</p><p>The U.S. Ambassador to China and former governor of Washington&ndash; Gary Locke &ndash; is causing a stir after a candid photo of him surfaced on the internet.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 23:21:37 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2324 at http://www.kplu.org Locke goes solo, causes Internet flurry New U.S. Ambassador to China points to his WA state roots http://www.kplu.org/post/new-us-ambassador-china-points-his-wa-state-roots <div id="full_story"><p>The new U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, says it&rsquo;s his Washington roots that made him what he is today.</p><p>Ambassador Locke left his position as U.S. Commerce Secretary when he was sworn in as Ambassador to China this month.</p><p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:15:07 +0000 Northwest News Network 2304 at http://www.kplu.org New U.S. Ambassador to China points to his WA state roots Ambassador nominee Gary Locke: China must lean on N. Korea http://www.kplu.org/post/ambassador-nominee-gary-locke-china-must-lean-n-korea <p>Commerce Secretary &ndash; and former Washington governor - Gary Locke is a step closer to becoming the next U.S. ambassador to China. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee completed his confirmation hearing in just<br />an hour and a half this morning.&nbsp; Thu, 26 May 2011 18:48:41 +0000 Charla Bear & KPLU News Staff 1680 at http://www.kplu.org Ambassador nominee Gary Locke: China must lean on N. Korea Obama nominates Locke as ambassador to China http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-nominates-locke-ambassador-china <p>&nbsp;WASHINGTON (AP) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; President Barack Obama has nominated Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. At a <a href="http://www.c-span.org/Events/Pres-Obama-Nominates-Commerce-Sec-Gary-Locke-as-New-Ambassador-to-China/10737420110/">White House appearance Wednesday (Video)</a>, Obama credited Locke for expanding exports to China and said he has earned the trust of business leaders.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:11:55 +0000 The Associated Press 958 at http://www.kplu.org Obama nominates Locke as ambassador to China Gary Locke expected to be the next US ambassador to China http://www.kplu.org/post/gary-locke-expected-be-next-us-ambassador-china <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956347.mp3</p><p>President Barack Obama is expected to nominate&nbsp;US Commerce Secretary and former Washington Governor Gary Locke to be ambassador to China. Both as governor and Commerce Secretary, Locke has promoted close trade relations with the country from which his father and grandfather emigrated.</p><p>If Locke is confirmed as ambassador to China, he&rsquo;ll become the first Chinese-American to hold the post. He was also the first Chinese American to become a governor and the first to be Secretary of Commerce.</p><p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:58:46 +0000 Paula Wissel & KPLU News Staff 944 at http://www.kplu.org Gary Locke expected to be the next US ambassador to China Washington gets a tenth seat in Congress http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-gets-tenth-seat-congress <p>The new US Census data is out, and Washington is among eight states to add a seat in Congress. <a href="http://www.commerce.gov/about-commerce/commerce-leadership/secretary-gary-locke">Commerce Secretary Gary Locke</a> announced the 2010 data this morning.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 17:59:58 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 407 at http://www.kplu.org