Libby Denkmann has covered veterans issues, homelessness and local politics during her radio journalism career. She became the host of KUOW's Soundside in November 2021. Previously she was a producer, reporter, anchor and host for stations KIRO, KFI and KPCC in Seattle and Los Angeles. During a yearlong hiatus from journalism in 2011, she worked as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C.. Libby was born in Seattle, grew up on the eastside, and graduated from the University of Washington. Her favorite things include soccer, video games and her dog, Monty.
Languages: English, limited Japanese and Portuguese
Decades ago, states began putting bundles of tires on the sea floor as "artificial reefs." Their aim was to build new habitats for local marine life. Today, researchers have found those tires are toxic. So who's job is it to pull these tens of thousands of tires back up?
If you’re a baseball fan in Seattle, then you already know the heartbreak of watching the Mariners fall short season after season... The last time they made it to the playoffs was more than two decades ago! So, REAL TALK: For someone who wasn't even ALIVE the last time the Mariners were a championship team... why go to the ballpark at all? Soundside producer Jason Burrows went to find out.
Motherhood and domestic labor: How the pandemic showed women are 'still in a condition of servitude'
Seattle author Angela Garbes' new book is about domestic labor — and the huge amount of work that motherhood is, and the way society undervalues it. She also touches on its power to drive social change.
Earlier this week, school board members in Marysville listened to parents, teachers, and students sound off on a proposed district policy that would require students to get their guardian's permission to join clubs.
While we were all going about our puny mortal existences on this tiny rock, an array of telescopes stretching from Hawaii to Western Europe to the South Pole captured the first-ever image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. It’s called “Sagittarius A Star” – and it was first discovered back in February 1974.
King County has seen a spike in jail deaths during the first part of this year. And that’s raising questions about conditions and staffing at the facility.
Live from Town Hall Seattle, it's Soundside.
These days, increasingly erratic ferry services make driving on a ferry for a quick trip into a big gamble.
'We cannot wait for a global solution' - King County Executive talks homelessness, the environment, and more
If you live or do business in King County, you're probably curious about local policy decisions and how your government is running things. We asked for your questions for King County Executive Dow Constantine.... and you delivered.
A recent report is showing the Olympic peninsula could lose 80% of its glaciers in the next 50 years. Forecasts for our Cascade glaciers show a similar grim trajectory. What happens when our most distinguished