Fall Fund Drive: You Wonder Why ... and KPLU has the answer
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Some of the most popular stories your support has made possible were form our series, I Wonder Why ... ?
Here are the three most-popular installments:
Is Seattle a great but lonely place to live?
The city often ranks pretty high on those lists of the best places to move to – There’s the food, the water, the mountains, the music. But once people get here, they find it’s pretty tough to make friends. There’s even a name for it: The Seattle Freeze. Read more ...
Do I have an accent? You hear me on the radio. I hear myself on the radio, many times a week in western Washington, and I didn’t think so. But, a researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle tells me I do have an accent – it’s in the way I say that very word “accent.” Read more ...
Seattleites don’t like to admit it, but this is a pretty white city.
In fact, the latest census figures show it’s the fifth whitest of the 50 biggest cities in the country. That means there’s a higher proportion of Caucasian people here than in Denver, Oklahoma City, or even Minneapolis.
So why are there so few people of color in Seattle? Read more ...
There are just is just a few of the great stories form this series and what you hear each and every day on KPLU.