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Here are the three most underreported stories of the week, according to the guests of our news roundtable:

"Sound Effect" is a weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place where we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.

Each week's show will explore a different theme. In this week's show, we dive into Northwest myths and legends.

Justin Steyer

Drummer Stanton Moore is one of the busiest drummers in New Orleans.  Everybody wants to work with him.  Likewise with the other members of his trio, David Torkanowsky (piano) and James Singleton (bass).  These three guys are among the most sought-after musicians in a city brimming with great players.

So it was a true delight to get them into the KPLU performance studio for this live session.  Buckle up, turn it up and take a ride with the Stanton Moore Trio.  

Sound Effect, Episode 3: Rain

Jan 24, 2015

"Sound Effect" is a weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place where we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.

Each week's show will explore a different theme. In this week's show, we dive into the rain.

"Sound Effect" is a weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place where we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.

Each week's show will explore a different theme. In this week's show, we take a look at rule breakers and meet a few of them.

 

"Sound Effect" is a weekly tour of ideas, inspired by the place where we live. The show is hosted by KPLU's Gabriel Spitzer.

Each week's show will explore a different theme. Our inaugural show, which aired on Jan. 10, explores the concept of newness. 

Aaron Hushagen

Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU's School of Jazz.

Interlake High School's Carlos Eiene is KPLU's guest DJ for the month of January.  Carlos' hour will air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 8.  To get to know him better, we asked 16-year-old Carlos to answer a few questions about jazz:

The 18th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam, 88.5 KPLU’s much-anticipated FREE holiday concert, features jazz vocalist Gail Pettis and her trio--Thursday, December 11, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at Lagerquist Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.  

Today is Public Radio Day! 

Give to your favorite public radio stations today and support the rich tradition of public broadcasting in the Pacific Northwest!

For every gift you make today only, of $120 or more, we’ll donate socks to the United Way of King County, to be distributed to area shelters.

Courtesy of Kaelyn Stanton

Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU's School of Jazz.

Lynnwood High's Kaelyn Nicole Stanton is KPLU's guest DJ for the month of December. To get to know her better, we asked 16-year-old Kaelyn to answer a few questions about jazz:

It’s #GivingTuesday around the globe, a day to give back to the charities and causes that are meaningful to your life and community.

We are so thankful to all of our listeners for keeping the jazz, news and blues alive on KPLU, and hope you are thankful for the difference KPLU makes in your life.

On this international day of giving, support the programs that keeps you entertained, informed and give you the music and stories you remember, 365 days of the year.

Make your gift!

Aaron Hushagen

Note: Each month, KPLU invites a teen guest DJ to play his or her favorite pieces on the air. The program is part of KPLU's School of Jazz.

North Thurston High junior Eli Moffatt is KPLU's guest DJ for the month of November. To get to know him better, we asked 16-year-old Eli to answer a few questions about jazz:

Thank You!

Oct 6, 2014

Thank you to our generous listeners who supported the Fall Fund Drive.  Your support ensures that our world-class news, jazz and blues will continue for another year.  Thank you for supporting KPLU!  Your commitment means the world to us!

KPLU is going to Cuba this winter! Our previous tour was so popular we are offering two different trips, departing Jan. 24 and Feb. 7. Discover music, culture, art and dance in beautiful Cuba! Don't delay spots will fill quickly.

Click here for the full itinerary and pricing.

Thank You For Giving Big!

May 7, 2014

We are so thankful for your support and are honored to be included in your philanthropic priorities on GiveBIG day!

Tomorrow is GiveBIG day!

May 4, 2014

  On that day only, the Seattle Foundation will be partially matching all gifts to KPLU. Make your gift then, and your gift will be stretched to provide even more support for KPLU. 

Your generosity helps us to continue providing the music and news programming that you live.

Find out more about the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG!

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The 2014 Valentine’s Drive has begun at KPLU! Make your gift of $140 by midnight on February 11, and we’ll send a bouquet of red or mixed roses to your sweetheart.

Make Valentine’s Day special with KPLU, while supporting the jazz and blues you love most.

Click here, or call 1-800-677-5758 (1-800-NPR-KPLU) to learn more about the award-winning gift box presentation and the red or mixed rose options available.

Public Radio Day was a success! Between the 5 participating stations and your support, we are giving 1177 warm kits to the United Way of King County.

Thank to all our listeners who gave so generously to support your favorite stations, and to keep those in need warm this season!

It's Public Radio Day!

Dec 19, 2013

Today is your chance to give to your favorite public radio stations and support the rich tradition of public broadcasting in the Pacific Northwest!

We’ve decide to team together with KING FM, KBCS, KEXP and KNHC in asking you to give a support to listener supported radio. 

For every gift you give of $120, we’ll donate one winter care pack* to the United Way of King County to be distributed to area shelters.

DONATE NOW!

Make your gift go further by supporting KPLU, our fellow public radio stations, and those in need, this holiday season!

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.

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 sdye@kplu.org for more information.

Justin Steyer / KPLU

The 17th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam, our much-anticipated holiday concert, featured jazz vocalist Cheryl Jewell and her trio on December 5 live from the Lagerquist Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. 

Cheryl performed Christmas selections with the University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Deacon-Joyner.  

Watch a replay of the entire concert, or listen above.  The concert will also be rebroadcast at 2 p.m. on Christmas Day.

<strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/support">You can still make a gift all weekend!</a></strong>

Your generosity was on full display this week during our 2013 Fall Pledge Drive! Because of the support of our listeners, we were able to meet our goal of $440,000 in less than four days.

If you missed out on the chance to participate in this year's drive, you can still make your gift this weekend to show your support of your public radio station, and pickup some of our awesome thank you gifts! 

Make your gift now!

Justin Steyer / KPLU

WHAT'S A HAIKU?

A haiku is a 17 syllable verse form in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.  The opening lyric to Moonlight in Vermont, a hit song with lyrics that don’t rhyme,  is a haiku:

Pennies in a stream
Falling leaves of sycamore
Moonlight in Vermont.

HOW DO I ENTER?

So Long, Keith Seinfeld!

Jul 12, 2013
Justin Steyer

Just what's going on in this photo? Today is our health and science reporter Keith Seinfeld's last day, you see, and—we'll ask resident bard Dick Stein to explain:

See Keith Seinfeld and Gabriel Spitzer

Shoot their thoughts through a brain-content spritzer.

Though they share tinfoil hats

They’re not crazy like that

Though it helps if you’re workin’ here, mister.

Join KPLU on a wine lover’s international jazz expedition to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, November 13-25.

Trip highlights include private wine tastings, renowned jazz festival of Buenos Aires, a ferry to the romantic town of Colonia, Uruguay, tango lessons, tours of world-class museums, colorful outdoor markets, and an Andes crossing at sunrise.

We look forward to discovering Chile, Argentina and Uruguay with you this November! 

The KPLU News team continues to garner awards for work produced in 2012.  Most recently, the station received five national awards from the Public Radio News Directors, Inc. at their banquet in Cleveland on June 22.

First Place—News Feature

“Is Amazon.com taking over the world?” by KPLU Business and Labor Reporter Ashley Gross’ story about how the growth of the company is spreading way beyond retailing.

After winning the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the Best Audio News Series category for its election series, “If it’s legal: Five ways legal pot could affect your life,” the KPLU News team is proud to add the prestigious 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award to its list of accolades for the series. 

The National Edward R. Murrow Awards will be presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) on Columbus Day in New York.

KPLU wins regional SPJ awards

May 20, 2013

A number of awards were bestowed upon KPLU in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists' (Western Washington chapter) Excellence in Journalism Competition.  This year's contest covered work produced or published in 2012 within the region.

Thank you to all of our listeners who contributed to KPLU through the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG campaign.

Thanks to your generosity, we received just over $40,000 from our supporters!

Several of Western Washington’s finest high school jazz programs and jazz professionals are showcased on KPLU School of Jazz-Volume 9, the station’s latest CD release which is the culmination of this year’s mentoring project.

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