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Emil Moffatt

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Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Emil:

Our Black History: The UW's Andrew Brimmer was a trailblazer and an 'economic genius'

In his new book about the connections between African Americans and the Sudan, University of Washington professor Christopher Tounsel takes note of Andrew Brimmer, the first Black member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. → Read More

'A Thousand Splendid Suns' primed for its Seattle Opera premiere

The highly-acclaimed novel 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' has been adapted for the opera stage, and features music by composer and Seattle native Sheila Silver. The world premiere is this weekend in Seattle. → Read More

For Brooks, in times of economic uncertainty 'running kind of wins'

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and economic uncertainty on the horizon, Seattle-based Brooks Running is expanding its headquarters and topped $1 billion in revenue for the first time. → Read More

EPA vetoes Pebble Mine looming over Bristol Bay salmon fishery

The Environmental Protection Agency made a rare move under the Clean Water Act that effectively vetoes the so-called Pebble Mine in Alaska. The proposed mine would take gold and copper from open pits near Bristol Bay. It's 1500 miles away, but its salmon fishery has made it hugely important to many people in the Puget Sound region. → Read More

Lakewood native reprises role as Delilah in Seattle Opera debut

J'Nai Bridges, a native of Lakewood, Wash. makes her Seattle Opera debut this weekend as Delilah in "Samson and Delilah." It's a role she first sang three years ago, but now feels more ready to take on. → Read More

The Seattle MLK Jr. Coalition marks 40 years and marches on

Now in its 40th year, the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr Coalition brings community groups and individuals together to promote King's legacy of pushing for equality. A representative from the group says progress has been made, but much work is left to be done. → Read More

New King County Health Director settles in as pandemic lingers

Dr. Faisal Khan's first winter as public health director for Seattle and King County includes navigating a "tripledemic" of respiratory viruses that have overloaded hospitals. Despite facing funding challenges and a rebound of diseases spread through sex, Khan says he's joined an "exemplary" department. → Read More

After losing friends on Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, Seattle artistic director ‘jumped into life’

Annie Lareau was studying drama in London in 1988 when several of her friends died in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Involved in Seattle's theater scene for years, she now serves as artistic director for Seattle Public Theater. → Read More

'Anything but typical' Takeaways from Sheriff Ed Troyer's trial

A jury acquitted Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer on false-reporting charges related to his confrontation last year with a Black newspaper carrier. KNKX South Sound reporter Kari Plog joins KNKX All Things Considered host Emil Moffatt to explain what the verdict means and why this case drew so much attention. → Read More

Historian chronicles the plight of early workers in Seattle's history

Seattle from the Margins: Exclusion, Erasure, and the Making of a Pacific Coast City explores Seattle's early economic history and the role that Asian immigrants and Indigenous workers played. KNKX's Emil Moffat spoke with author Megan Asaka. → Read More

Washington's mental health services backlog is costing time and money

According to Seattle Times reporter Esmy Jimenez nearly 900 people in Washington state are awaiting either a competency evaluation or restoration treatment, which is needed before they can go to trial. Restoration treatment can often involve medication, classes or therapy. KNKX's Emil Moffatt spoke with her to learn more. → Read More

National trends like abortion, election denialism play out in key Washington races

Voting in this week's general election comes to an end Tuesday. Many issues that candidates are talking about across the country are also playing out in Washington state races. KNKX's Emil Moffatt spoke with Melissa Santos, a Seattle-based reporter for Axios about what to expect as the votes are tallied in the coming days. → Read More

Nepantla Gallery exhibit features prominent political cartoonist

A solo exhibition at Nepantla Gallery opens Saturday in White Center featuring a longtime political cartoonist whose work gives voice to issues facing the Latino community. It is Lalo Alcaraz's first time in Seattle. → Read More