KEXP's Sound & Vision airs every Saturday morning from 7-9 AM PT, featuring interviews, artistry, commentary, insight, and conversation to that tell broader stories through music, and illustrate why music and art matter. You can also hear more stories in the new Sound & Vision Podcast. New episodes are out every Tuesday. Subscribe now.
A recent City of Seattle report about the city’s creative economy found that the median hourly wages for artists and musicians is less than $12 an hour. The minimum wage in the city will be $13.50 starting in 2020. With Seattle City Council elections taking place on November 5 – Sound & Vision host Emily Fox asked all the candidates about their thoughts on how to provide opportunities for affordable housing and higher wages for artists and musicians in the city.
Phil Tavel (attorney and former video game developer):
Lisa Herbold (City Council Member since 2015):
Tammy Morales (Rainier Beach community organizer):
Mark Solomon (Longtime crime-prevention coordinator with the Seattle Police Department):
Kshama Sawant (Seattle City Council Member since 2013):
Egan Orion (executive director of the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. He also manages PrideFest Seattle Center and PrideFest Capitol Hill):
Alex Pedersen (most recently a manager at a company that helps to preserve affordable housing. He previously worked for former Councilmember Tim Burgess):
Shaun Scott (writer and an organizer with the Democratic Socialists of America):
Debora Juarez (Seattle City Council Member since 2015)
Ann Davison Sattler (attorney who once worked for the Seattle SuperSonics)
The summary of the Key Arena agreement between the city and Oak View Group (OVG) can be found here.
Dan Strauss (Worked for Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility and state Sen. David Frockt):
Heidi Wills (Council member from 1999 to 2003):
Jim Pugel (a former Seattle interim police chief. He most recently served as chief deputy in the King County Sheriff's Office):
Andrew Lewis (prosecutor in the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. He previously worked for former Councilmember Sally Clark):
KEXP shares the story behind what is often called "the scariest song of all time."
Sound and Vision host Emily Fox spoke with Singletary about his glass art and how he fuses jazz and funk with indigenous music.
Wo’Pop DJ Darek Mazzone talked to 47SOUL about the groups origins and being an Arabic band touring the United States.