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Executive Director Beth Takekawa Retires From Wing Luke Museum


Beth Takekawa, the Executive Director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is retiring after 24 years of leadership.

Takekawa reflects on the importance of a museum where stories  are gathered and shared from the Asian Pacific American community’s perspective.

Thank you to the South Seattle Emerald for partnership on a print version of this story.

Producer: Yuko Kodama

Photo: Courtesy of Sharon Maeda


Unmute the Commute: Ramadan Stories

Ramadan, the month where Muslims fast, is May-June this year. For this week’s Unmute the Commute, we tagged along with some fasting Muslims for their daily commute to the mosque for dinner and prayers. Produced by Hebah Fisher.

Unmute the Commute is a weekly series highlighting commuter stories, supported in part by King County Metro’s Just One Trip.

Unmute the Commute: Stories from the Bus

Join us for an evening of stories and community around a central shared experience: riding the bus. What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches is a series through 91.3 KBCS that captures first-hand accounts of this community through the lens of people who commute using the bus. This interactive event will feature both audio and live stories, and opportunities to win prizes and have your story included in the series.

We will feature the stories and voices of many community members including local poet, Georgia Stewart McDadeRainier Beach High School students who fought for ORCA cards
Author of the book Seized, and transit justice advocate, Holly Eckert and Seattle Bus Chick blogger, Carla Saulter.

The event is from 6pm – 8pm, storytelling begins at 6:30pm, but arrive early for food, catered by Taste of the Caribbean. More event information can be found here.