Arts and Culture Reporter
Marcie Sillman arrived at KUOW in 1985 to produce the station's daily public affairs program, Seattle After Noon. One year later, she became the local voice of All Things Considered, NPR's flagship afternoon news magazine.
After five years holding down the drive-time microphone, a new opportunity arose. Along with Dave Beck and Steve Scher, Marcie helped create Weekday, a daily, two-hour forum for newsmakers, artists and thinkers.
The new century brought new challenges. Marcie and Dave Beck created The Beat, Seattle's only broadcast program to focus specifically on arts and culture.
In 2002, after more than 15 years as a daily host, Marcie decided to become a full-time cultural reporter. During her career, more than 100 of her stories have been heard on NPR's newsmagazines, as well as on The Voice of America.
In 2005, she became KUOW's first special projects reporter. In this role, she produced in-depth audio portraits and documentary series about life and culture in the Puget Sound Region.
In September, 2013, Marcie was part of the team that created The Record, a daily news magazine focused on the issues and culture of the Puget Sound region. After two years as Senior Host of the program, Marcie returned to full-time cultural reporting.
To see more of Marcie's past KUOW work, visit our archive site.
Playwrights create written scripts; music composers write down scores. But how do you write down and save a dance?
Christine Blasey Ford took the stand in a Senate hearing; local women say her testimony has dredged up some painful memories.
Washington state outlawed automated ticket bots in 2015, but resales are still legal. And Seattle arts organizations worry that consumers are being duped by deceptive websites that mimic their own.
Robert Frost’s famous poem dealt with adjoining fields. Had he lived in the suburbs, it might have gone a bit differently.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy spoke to KUOW's Marcie Sillman about her film, "A Girl in the River."
In 2007 patron Barney Ebsworth promised an Edward Hopper painting to Seattle Art Museum. After Ebsworth's death, his heirs decided to put the painting and more than 80 valuable artworks up for auction.
We all know this is a problem. But until now, we didn't have the hard data to verify this societal scourge, this paltry pocket epidemic.
Men get decent pockets that are attached to their pants. Women get… an $11 billion purse industry. Totally fair, except not at all.
Robert Hand teaches Family and Consumer Sciences at Mount Vernon High School.
Last year Teatro Zinzanni was homeless; now the popular dinner cabaret will expand to Chicago