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seattle great wheel
Bill Radke chats with Kyle Griffith, son of Pier 57 owner Hal Griffith, about why the Griffith family built the Seattle Great Wheel
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i am the viaduct
The Alaskan Way Viaduct
speaks for itself in this short visual essay on the beleaguered, aging, yet still pretty darn effective little expressway. Featuring the voice of former Washington governor Daniel J. Evans.
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food truck frenzy
Bill speaks with Mark Worster, founder of SeattleFoodTruck.com
about keeping track of Seattle's many roving restaurants on wheels.
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submitted films: home movie montage
Featuring home movies from PIE viewers! Includes Kirkland's Shumway Mansion, a snowy walk home, the Seattle Center amphitheatre, 9/11 remembrance, and a truthful, toothful home dentistry procedure from the 50s captured on 8mm.
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Seattle Clear Sky
Native Youth Pride Basketball Camp aims to help native youth to improve hoops skills and reinforce identity and pride.
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jet city improv's "upside downton"
Jet City Improv
applies its good-natured skewer to the PBS hit series "Downton Abbey," with PIE's Molly Spurgeon along to chat with Jet City artistic director Andrew McMasters.
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seahawks tribute haiku
Bill Radke summons his inner "KCTS 9th man" to deliver this illustrated poem in tribute to and in support the Seattle Seahawks
. Yes, Bill is a fan!
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skate like a girl
Girls and women of all ages are learning to ride skateboards and leaning on each other at an indoor skatepark in Wallingford. See how Skate Like A Girl
is building community and empowering young women through workshops and camps.
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Go inside Seattle's Scarecrow Video
for a deep dive into the wide variety of videos available at this brick-and-mortar movie bastion. Matt Lynch, a longtime Scarecrow Video staffer demonstrates his knowledge of the world's largest video store.
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solowheel test drive
Invented in Washington, the Solowheel
, a Segway-inspired unicycle, is called the greenest mode of transportation ever. "Barefoot"
Ted McDonald shows Molly Spurgeon how it works.
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, formerly of Los Angeles, leave the glitzy world of show business for a life in the Oregon countryside. They're new pioneers -- people finding comfort and challenges in a new environment.
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geekwire game night
Geekwire, Seattle's technology news and networking site, regulary sponsors a "Geekwire Game Night
." It's everything from blackjack to "Lords of Catan," with some old-school, offline socializing .
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makes bags, cases, wallets and belts from upcycled bicycle inner tubes. We speak with AG's founder Eli Reich and Sam Lettes, a mechanic from Hello Bicycle
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life on the ferries
A collection of short anecodotes about peoples' experiences aboard Washington ferries
. Film commissioned by Puget Sound Starts Here.
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Tribes from all over Puget Sound and British Columbia take part in an annual canoe journey
, paddling hundreds of miles to recreate the daily lives of their ancestors. It’s an arduous adventure that celebrates tradition and strengthens culture.
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music: the shakey blankets
Warm up with a little music around the campfire! Introducing the Seattle country band, The Shakey Blankets. Featured Song: Radio
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Alektorophobia, pluviophobia, coulrophobia? Profiling some of the most bizarre phobias, including fear of trees, puppets, chickens and clowns.
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Dante Jones of Seattle MMJ co-op Green Ambrosia shows some of the pot-infused products that are available to medical patients now and what will be available to recreational users in 2014, pending approvals by the WA State Liquor Control Board.
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the bug chef
Ever eaten a bug on a dare? David George Gordon, bug cookbook author, shows PIE how insects can be prepared and eaten as good-for-you food.
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parkour in the park
She runs, jumps and scrambles over urban obstacles with the greatest of ease. Brandee Laird introduces us to the art of Parkour at Seattle's Gas Works Park.
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old guy skateboarders
Hard to believe, but the skateboard is over 60 year old. So why shouldn’t a 60 yr old be riding one? Well, they are. We look at the fun that old dudes are having at the skatepark
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bike polo, born in the 206
Beef up that bike, add a mallet and find a hard court and you have a Seattle-born sport that spread worldwide. We go inside the fence as players mash it up and tell us that bike polo
is a sport that anyone on a bike can learn.
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space store secret mission
Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. will sell you dark matter or a map of the known universe, but will it share its secret mission? [Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company
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the no vacation nation
The U.S. is one of only five nations without a mandatory vacation law.
[ take our vacation survey
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Residents in Seattle’s Central District create a 1.8-mile-long hopscotch path.
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gourmet ice cream
A survey of the creative ice cream flavors found around Seattle this summer.
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seattle summer events
Interview with James Keblas from the City of Seattle Special Events Office to highlight upcoming festivals, fairs and events. Interview is on-location at Seattle Center.
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old guy skateboarders
Profiling a group of local forty-somethings who prove that you’re never too old to kickflip at the skate park.
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on the road(show)
What’s it like when Antiques Roadshow comes to town? Come along behind the scenes with a local man who brought his collectibles for appraisal when the Roadshow visited Seattle.
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Meet a young and gifted portrait artist dedicated to immortalizing the faces of his community in South Seattle, and his brother who creates a film to capture his work.
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ReScene: capitol hill
A journey by bike through the colorful streets of Capitol Hill.
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Every year, Ballard explodes in a colorful parade and festival, as Norweigians celebrate Syttende Mai
– their Constitution Day (signaling their independence from those no good Swedes!). We preview the upcoming parade.
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cheap wine and poetry
Every few months, poetry fans gather on Capitol Hill for a night of cheap wine and poetry, hosted by the Richard Hugo House.
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and his partner Kat Marriner have been exploring the world by bicycle since 1996, traveling more than 60,000 miles. We talk adventures and what’s next for these prolific peddlers.
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express yourself: rick steves
The foremost European travel expert interviews himself about how he chooses his travel destinations, protecting his underwear from pick-pockets and why he rips up his own travel books.
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food truck frenzy
An interview with Mark Worster, founder of the seattlefoodtruck.com
, which tracks Seattle area food trucks.
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A visit to the popular Crisp Creperie
truck during the lunch rush in SODO.
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Mushroom picking is a popular hobby, but if you are not careful you might end up in the ER. Presenting advice from Puget Sound Mycological Society and a preview of Mushroom Maynia Day
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the night shift
For more than 50 years, Beth’s Café has been feeding the famished 24-7. Where else in Seattle can you get a 12-egg omelet at 3am? From producers Stefanie Malone and Shannon Snider.
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how to crack a crab
A short film showing how to properly cook and clean a Dungeness crab, if you have the heart to kill it yourself first!
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art seen: toddler boogaloo
Local toddlers learn how to breakdance from one of the country's top crews - the Massive Monkees. [ go to a Mini Breaks class
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express yourself: marty riemer
One of Seattle's best-known radio personalities interviews... himself, solving the mystery behind why he left 103.7 The Mountain, which band he truly hates, and which band isn't actually the greatest of all time.
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pepper on pepper
The city’s pre-eminent expert on sex and love asks herself the questions we all want to ask.
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cider house rules
Forget opening a bottle of bubbly for Valentine's Day. Artisan hard cider is making a comeback in Washington state.
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how to fight
Monica Guzman and Jason Preston fire up the crowd at Ignite Seattle as they talk about how to argue with the one you love.
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In the midst of planes, highways, and abandoned buildings lies a quirky Seattle neighborhood off the beaten path.
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Curators from the Burke Musuem tell the story of objects brought in by KCTS 9 staff and explain how to learn if your treasured artifact is just a rock. [ Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture