This Unmute the Commute is about pedestrian safety in two chapters. Produced by Hebah Fisher.
Unmute the Commute is a weekly series featuring stories that move you.
KBCS received an award on November 27th, 2017 for the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism 2017 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability competition. Listen to the two award winning segments of Dorian Wants Transit Policy Toward Disabled Persons to Change, highlighting the experiences of a wheelchair user as they use King County Metro’s bus system. Originally aired in 2016, both segments are a part of KBCS’s What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches series.
Love is in the air. And maybe at your bus stop. Our WTFlux team went in search of love stories. They met Troy who met his future wife on the bus. They also met Alper and Amanda who’s shared bus route led to their romance. Robbin Block, Yuko Kodama and Mona Yeh produced this segment, which was originally broadcast on February 14, 2016.
Troy shared the video of his bus proposal to Christy.
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We invited the community to a Party on Wheels. Parents, kids, senior citizens and the like all enjoyed talking about their bus experiences. Correspondent Nathan Miller has the dispatch.
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We missed you at our #PartyonWheels. But we didn’t want you to miss out on the fun. You can check out what you missed here.
Taking the bus is no laughing matter for senior citizen couple, Sashi and Ravi. They live in Bellevue and rely heavily on public transportation to connect with their community through the Indian Association of Western Washington. It’s how they get to laughing chair yoga and share precious laughs with other senior citizens. (more…)
Seattle is not the only place where housing affordability is a concern. On the eastside, housing prices forced high school student, Coen Lavar’s family to relocate to Renton. For Coen, this meant a longer commute to his school in Sammamish. Much longer. Mona Yeh has his dispatch.
Housing affordability is an ongoing issue in Seattle. For bike and bus commuter, Gia Mugford, housing prices are one part of the equation. For Gia congestion, parking availability and constant crowds on Capitol Hill were other factors that led her to make a move. Gia left Seattle and moved to Tacoma where she’s happy with her new home and her bike and bus commute. Reporter Whitney Henry-Lester has Gia’s dispatch.
Our WTFlux team learned at our April event that when you “unmute the commute”, you can learn a lot. From having conversations to strangers to people watching that inspires art, there are many life lessons that can be learned.