Hans Anderson is a producer on KUOW’s Soundside, where he covers a diverse range of topics from conflicts over how to use busy streets to how the open spaces of the Palouse inspire modern musical compositions. He primarily produces segments about politics, arts and transportation.
Languages Spoken: English
Love and self-discovery etched with pain, the journey of Seattle's youth poet laureate
Soundside is teaming up with youth-produced RadioActive to revisit some of the young people featured on the youth-produced show in a segment called "RadioActive Rewind." In this episode, producers tracked down Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Sah Pham, who is celebrating the release of her first book of poetry, "LOVELIKE."
For Yakama Nation, green energy projects echo colonization
Bellevue's safe parking challenges highlight its homelessness crisis
Brain changes are in the national spotlight, stigma and inaccuracy included
Spokane is closing Camp Hope, but for many the trauma of homelessness continues
Camp Hope, a large homelessness encampment in Spokane, has become a battleground between city, county, and state officials. It’s also brought a lot of attention and scrutiny toward Spokane’s homelessness policies. Local officials want camp residents moved elsewhere, citing concerns with community safety and drug use. Both sides agree residents should be moved elsewhere — but just where, and when, has remained an open question.
Police use genetic information to solve cold cases. Are active cases next?
One of the first uses of forensic genetic genealogy was in Washington state, to apprehend a suspect in a 30-year-old murder. Since then, the technique has been key to solving hundreds of cases. But while the use of genetic evidence has changed the cold-case landscape, it has also raised questions about how that material is collected and when it is used.
Loneliness is an epidemic, can writing letters help?
While artists have long plumbed the depths of solitude’s impact on the soul, doctors are only now focusing on its consequences for our well being.
How to stretch your summer concert budget
Festivals like Bumbershoot have announced they're returning after years-long hiatuses. On the flip side, people are fuming about ticket prices and availability for big arena shows like Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen. It's a time of making difficult decisions about how to spend your money.
This Port Townsend poetry outpost is celebrating 50 years of big impact
What should WA schools cut? Districts face unpopular choices
Across the Puget Sound region, districts are communicating a harsh reality — they are confronting fiscal shortfalls and they need to cut costs.