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Top 5 Shows In 2012: David Hyde's Favorite Conversations

Nancy Pearl
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  Here are five programs we did in 2012 that I loved. Each is an interview about a Seattle person. And they all have big, bold personalities. Who knew?

1. Who Is Nancy Pearl? 

You’ve heard librarian Nancy Pearl share her picks for great books and stories on NPR and KUOW. But what is Nancy Pearl’s own story? What does she do when she’s NOT reading books? Much is revealed when she sits down with Ross Reynolds.

2. Who Is David Brewster? 

David Brewster is one of the most influential people in Seattle politics, arts and culture over the last half century. He joins Ross to talk about his life’s work and his vision for the future of Seattle.

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3. Who Is Rick Steves?

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4. Dan Savage On Marriage

Dan Savage is a global celebrity, a sex columnist, author and advocate. More importantly, he's one of the most influential people in Seattle. In this interview Ross asks Savage what the legalization of gay marriage in Washington state means to him and the region.

5. A Story Of Heart With Music Biographer Charles R. Cross

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Year started with KUOW: 2004