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music: richard o'neill
Talented violist Richard O'Neill grew up in Sequim, WA, but he's known worldwide for his performances and for the youth orchestra he leads in South Korea.
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seattle opera supernumeraries
Before the soprano sings, a corps of talented volunteers devote their time and energy to the Seattle Opera, but they're not behind the scenes. They are on stage, and they are the Supernumeraries!
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speight jenkins
Seattle Opera general director Speight Jenkins is retiring later this year, so PIE followed him around on a very busy "night at the opera" to make this tribute.
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music: stephanie anne johnson
Stephanie Anne Johnson is a singer from Tacoma who made a name for herself last year on The Voice. She came by the PIE studio to talk about her inspirations and to sing a song.
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KEXP
Seattle's KEXP is a radio force to be reckoned with, and a beacon for the "Seattle sound" around the world. PIE visits their cramped quarters and takes a peek at the station's future.
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fearce vill
Hip hop artist Fearce Vill is making a name for himself
in Seattle and beyond.
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music: tomo nakayama
Tomo Nakayama stops by the PIE studios to play guitar and sing one of his memorable tunes.
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music: christopher son richardson
Filling the PIE studio with grace and artistry, young virtuoso pianist Christopher Son Richardson has received numerous honors, including performing at Carnegie Hall.
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music: PonyHomie
According to a local music writer, PonyHomie "creates synth-drenched pop with eerie vocal effects—a perfect dichotomy of raw, dark tunes that make you want to dance the night away." The Seattle group PonyHomie performs in the PIE studio.
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music: industrial revelation
Industrial Revelation describes themselves as a "garage-jazz quartet," and have been called one of the most important combos in the city's history.
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performance: leroy bell
LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends talk about performing for a national television audience on The X Factor. For PIE, they perform "One More Chance." LeRoy Bell will appear at Benaroya Hall on 4/19 under auspices of the SSO.
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harpsichord at 600
Clinton Smith, conductor of Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers, demonstrates the unique, versatile and little-understood harpsichord, which was invented 600 years ago.
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performance: leroy bell
LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends dropped by the studio to share a song and talk about how it felt to perform for a national television audience of millions on The X Factor.
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performance: correo aereo "guendanabani"
Correo Aereo (Spanish for "Air Mail") is an award winning multi-instrumental and vocal Latin/World music duo. Madeleine Sosin and Abel Rocha perform "Guendanabani" with lyrics in Zapotec, an ancient pre-Columbian language.
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the organ experience
Check out the pipes of The Paramount Theatre's mighty Wurlitzer organ, one of the last three remaining organs of its kind to reside in its original environment. Here it played played as it was originally intended on Silent Movie Mondays at the Paramount.
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music: eternal fair
PIE chats with Seattle progressive rock band Eternal Fair. Featured song: "The Horse That Carries the Wheel, Pt II."
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music: moondoggies house concert
Northwest rock band The Moondoggies play a house concert at the Wenatchee home of Scott and Jenny Erickson. Featured song: "Stop Signs" from their album "Adiós I'm a Ghost."
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grace weber on artist reinvention
Artist Grace Weber tells her story of turning away from a record label career in favor of writing and singing her own songs. She discusses what success means to her. Includes comments from Seattle music producer Geoff Stanfield.
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music: witherow
Witherow is a trio from the west side of Puget Sound with a focus on harmony and the interplay of acoustic and electric instruments.
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the shoot with Dave B
Local musicians know they're on the road to success when they get asked to play Bumbershoot. Follow up-and-coming hip-hop artist Dave B as he gets his first shot at "The Shoot" and speaks with the Bumbershoot Creative Core high-school film students.
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music: the kora band
The Kora Band combines traditional West African music with American jazz and has made the traditional 21-string kora, a harp from the West African Mandinka culture, the centerpiece of their sound. Featured Song: "Teriyaa"
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the 493
The AFM Seattle Negro Musicians Union local 493was the union that black musicians formed when they were denied membership in Local 76. Seattle bassist Evan Flory-Barnes narrates a brief history of "the 493."
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macklemore
Macklemore talks about his life, growing up on Seattle's Capitol Hill and working his way into music. In this interview directed by photographer Chase Jarvis, Macklemore speaks about music, rap, race and -- cats. Yes, he dressed up as a cat.
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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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the sound of suspense
Meet musicians Nova Karina Devonie and David Miles Keenan who were comissioned by SIFF in 2013 to score "The Pleasure Garden," one of Alfred Hitchcock's lesser-known silent films.
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music: touché
Seattle band Touché is influenced by Django Reinhardt and the French gypsy jazz that became every popular in pre-war Paris. Featured song: "Minor Swing" by Django Reinhardt.
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music: triaxe
Brian Hunsaker, George Varghese and Sergio Ortega are Triaxe, Seattle's very own instrumental rock band. Joined by Jay McAllaster on drums and Gus Apostol on bass, these "shredders" are wowing audiences with high energy music and amazing guitar play.
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correo aereo
If a wheel spins fast enough, what happens? It becomes airborne. Correo Aerreo (Spanish for "Air Mail") is a Seattle duo performing traditional Latin American music with their own beautiful, colorful lilt.
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roy kay trio
Local band, The Roy Kay Trio, keeps country and rockabilly music alive and well, and harkens us back to an age when America was first exploring the heavens. [Roy Kay Trio]
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theremin demo
The musical mainstay of sci-fi movies, the theremin is an electronic instrument that creates some out-of-this-world sounds. 98.1 KING FM’s Bryan Lowe shows us this unique instrument, and how it is played without even touching it. [98.1 Classical KING FM]
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ghost town
Rock/electronica group Ghost Town finds a worldwide audience through social media.
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all-star orchestra
Interview with Seattle Symphony conductor emeritus Gerard Schwarz about the new PBS Series.
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folklife festival
A behind the scenes glimpse of the Northwest Folklife Festival, the first of many annual summer festivals in the Emerald City.
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le wrens
The Gundersen family from Seattle has produced some of the most talented young musicians on the local scene. Join us for a studio performance of their unique blend of folk rock.
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ruby bishop
Pianist Ruby Bishop in an encore performance.
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holly cole
Renowned jazz singer Holly Cole performs at the KPLU studio.
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chinatown strut
Here's a piece of advice—never get into a jazz danceoff with a Chinese dragon. Produced by Good Co. and filmed at the Columbia City Theatre in Seattle.
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jazzed trailer
KCTS 9 follows local students as they travel to New York for the Essentially Ellington contest and catches up with composer/producer Wayne Horovitz and JazzED.
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whitney mongé
This Spokane-born singer-songwriter got her Seattle start busking in Pike Market. Whitney Monge joins us in the PIE studios to share her soulful sounds.
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ruby bishop
Ruby Bishop, the 93-year-old piano player, comes to the PIE studio to wow us with her repertoire of jazz, blues and piano classics.
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vince garbarino
Vince Garbarino plays a live piano soundtrack for PIE and tells us how he composes movie scores.
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young artists
A profile of young musicians in the KING FM Young Artists contest. The winner gets to perform on King FM.
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impossible bird
Nick Drummond and Tyler Carson bring their electrifying music to the PIE studio.
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earth sky duo
Flautist Gary Stroutsos and percussionist Tony Gomez are giving new life to traditional Native American music. They perform in the PIE studio and tell us the inspiration behind their work.
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the local strangers
Up-and-coming Seattle band The Local Strangers bring their soulful modern folk sound to the PIE studio.
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my moon
The soothing voice of Mary Lambert resonates in this PIE studio performance.
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two buck chuck
Brothers Ryan and Sean Mefferd put their spin on everything from Taylor Swift to Pink Floyd. They join us to play some of our favorite covers in the PIE studio. [More about Two Buck Chuck]
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the local strangers
Up-and-coming Seattle band The Local Strangers bring their soulful modern folk sound to the PIE studio.
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erhu performance
Two noted members of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble, Ji-Rong Huang and Geling Jiang, bring Western classical and contemporary music into Chinese music in the PIE studio.
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welcome to doe bay
Guest interviewer John Keister chats with the filmmakers behind "Welcome to Doe Bay," a Reel NW Season 3 film about a fast-growing music festival in the San Juan Islands.
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farewell, easy street
Seattle filmmaker Collin Monda documented the sorrowful closing of the iconic Queen Anne location of Easy Street Records in this short film.
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caspar babypants
Presidents of the United States member Chris Ballew performs as Caspar Babypants to a live audience of pre-k kids in the PIE studio.
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she keeps me warm
The soothing voice of Mary Lambert resonates in this PIE studio performance.
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the piano
A prim and proper concert pianist is thrown into the dusty, scary, grimy mess of the factory where the majestic black creatures are born.
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byrd, william byrd
Seattle’s Byrd Ensemble brings rich, resonant renaissance vocal music to PIE.
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afro-cuban jazz
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars make the KCTS 9 studio sizzle with the syncopated beat of Cuba. [ See them at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley ]
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music: richard o'neill
2.24.4
music: richard o'neill
seattle opera supernumeraries
2.24.3
seattle opera supernumeraries
speight jenkins
2.24.2
speight jenkins
music: stephanie anne johnson
2.23.7
music: stephanie anne johnson
KEXP
2.23.2
KEXP
fearce vill
2.22.2
fearce vill
music: tomo nakayama
2.21.7
music: tomo nakayama
music: christopher son richardson
2.20.7
music: christopher son richardson
music: PonyHomie
2.19.7
music: PonyHomie
music: industrial revelation
2.18.7
music: industrial revelation
performance: leroy bell
2.17.7
performance: leroy bell
harpsichord at 600
2.17.3
harpsichord at 600
performance: leroy bell
2.15.6
performance: leroy bell
performance: correo aereo "guendanabani"
2.13.7
performance: correo aereo "guendanabani"
the organ experience
2.11.6
the organ experience
music: eternal fair
2.11.9
music: eternal fair
music: moondoggies house concert
2.10.6
music: moondoggies house concert
grace weber on artist reinvention
2.9.3
grace weber on artist reinvention
music: witherow
2.8.8
music: witherow
the shoot with Dave B
2.7.7
the shoot with Dave B
music: the kora band
2.6.7
music: the kora band
the 493
2.6.5
the 493
macklemore
2.6.3
macklemore
music: the shakey blankets
2.5.8
music: the shakey blankets
the sound of suspense
2.5.4
the sound of suspense
music: touché
2.4.7
music: touché
music: triaxe
2.3.8
music: triaxe
correo aereo
2.2.8
correo aereo
roy kay trio
2.1.8
roy kay trio
theremin demo
2.1.4
theremin demo
ghost town
1.17.2
ghost town
all-star orchestra
1.17.7
all-star orchestra
folklife festival
1.16.2
folklife festival
le wrens
1.16.6
le wrens
ruby bishop
1.15.6
ruby bishop
holly cole
1.15.4
holly cole
chinatown strut
1.15.3
chinatown strut
jazzed trailer
1.15.2
jazzed trailer
whitney mongé
1.14.7
whitney mongé
ruby bishop
1.14.5
ruby bishop
vince garbarino
1.12.4
vince garbarino
young artists
1.11.2
young artists
impossible bird
1.11.5
impossible bird
earth sky duo
1.10.6
earth sky duo
the local strangers
1.9.4
the local strangers
my moon
1.9.7
my moon
two buck chuck
1.8.8
two buck chuck
the local strangers
1.7.7
the local strangers
erhu performance
1.7.4
erhu performance
welcome to doe bay
1.7.5
welcome to doe bay
farewell, easy street
1.7.6
farewell, easy street
caspar babypants
1.6.6
caspar babypants
she keeps me warm
1.5.8
she keeps me warm
the piano
1.5.3
the piano
byrd, william byrd
1.5.4
byrd, william byrd
afro-cuban jazz
1.1.6
afro-cuban jazz

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Bill Radke is the sort of person who has an entry on Wikipedia, but he's not the sort of person who makes a big deal out of it.

He is a familiar voice to the Northwest radio audience for his work at local stations KUOW and KIRO-FM. National radio audiences last encountered Bill's uniquely off-center take during his time hosting Marketplace Morning Report. Previously he co-hosted Weekend America and created the topical satire show Rewind.

In addition to his work in radio, Bill is a stand-up comic and took first place in the 1992 Seattle International Comedy Festival. He wrote essays to accompany photographs for the book "Seattle" and produced a series of podcasts, which sounds like something to do with fishing, but isn't.