Seattle Globalist

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The Seattle Globalist is a daily “hyperglobal” publication covering the connections between Seattle and the rest of the globe. It’s where Seattle meets the world.

Seattle is a city with a big worldview. Named a “hyper-diverse city” by the Migration Policy Institute, more than a quarter of Seattle residents are foreign-born. Seattleites are exceptionally well traveled and the city is home to a bustling economy of businesses and nonprofits whose impact is felt across the globe.

The Globalist features travel writing from a Northwest perspective, restaurant and music reviews, a calendar of cultural events, and perspectives on global news from Seattle’s international population. Behind this layer of content is a robust community of Globalists—travelers, immigrants, global health workers, students, foreign film buffs, foodies— all the Seattleites who identify as “Globalists.”

Our mission is to create a hub for globally-oriented people in the Pacific Northwest through accessible journalism that highlights international diversity and global connections in our region, and by providing media-making opportunities with an emphasis on diverse voices.

Series

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A four-part series exploring immigration detention and deportation in the Puget Sound region.

Caption: "Existential Russia" protesters in Moscow, Sept. 15th 2012., Credit: Sarah Stuteville
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Generation Putin: stories exploring politics and everyday life for Millennials in the former Soviet Union, is produced by the Seattle Globalist and comes from PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, with financial support from the Open Society Foundations.

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5 Pieces

Life on the Duwamish explores the history, culture, and neighborhoods around the Duwamish waterway, a historical center of industry in Seattle, Superfund Cleanup site, and a focal point of communities in South Park and Georgetown.

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2 Pieces

A series of brief updates from Cairo during the 2011 protests.

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Navigating a new home in the Pacific Northwest.


Pieces

Caption: Mr. Toilet (aka Jack Sim) with Chief Sealth International High School social studies teacher Noah Zeichner, Credit: Sarah Stuteville
Jack Sim is better known as “Mr. Toilet.” He has spent the past twelve years getting people to talk about sanitation. Sim has learned a lot about ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2013
  • Length: 03:01
Caption: Sasha & Jessica, Credit: Sarah Stuteville
Armed with a letter from 1990, producer Jessica Partnow goes in search of her childhood Soviet pen pal.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, XRAY.fm, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 26, 2013
  • Length: 06:03
  • Purchases: 3
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"Generation Putin" is an hourlong special on young people and politics in the former Soviet Union. Embeddable on SoundCloud, too.

Bought by KCPW, WGBH Radio Boston, KVSC, WCAI / WNAN, KSFR and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 54
Caption: Zombie Fest, Credit: Alex Stonehill, The Seattle Globalist
Audio postcard from DIY punk music festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 11, 2012
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Black Horse. A secret police car from Soviet days, Balaklava., Credit: Sarah Stuteville, The Seattle Globalist
A Generation Putin *extra*: Audio postcard from a military jeep ride in the former Soviet stronghold of Balaklava, Ukraine.

Bought by HowSound, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2012
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 3
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As demonstrations against the Syrian government intensified last month, a Syrian rap group called the Sham MCs released a song about the protests. ...

  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 05:02
Caption: Liz Peter takes her siblings swimming in Seattle., Credit: Chantal Anderson
Once a refugee family has been here for a while, the children often become ambassadors to the outside world. It's the kids who have to translate fo...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 07:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Refugees coming to the US have just a few months to find a job and a place to live. And they are 10 times as likely as the general population to su...

  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 07:36
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New refugees have to juggle a lot. There's finding housing, getting kids enrolled in school; often there's learning English. And there's finding a ...

  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 08:10
Caption: Trudy's Bar, Credit: Alex Stonehill
King County is home to one of the country's largest populations of Somalis. They've been fleeing since the Somali government collapsed in 1991. The...

  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 07:45