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Jet City Living: The Conversation On Seattle Culture

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Being a Seattleite is a complex and oftentimes confusing experience. Does it require sitting in a coffee shop and staring out at the Space Needle on a rainy Sunday afternoon? Does it mean a uniform of flannel and REI gear? Or getting in your eco-friendly car to drive to your job at Microsoft? Or maybe it simply means you are not from Portland? This hour on The Conversation we talk about what it means to be a Seattleite.

I Say Seattle, You Say?

From the Space Needle to Pike Place Market to Mount Rainier, so many iconic images define Seattle. But what does say Seattle to you? Ross Reynolds talks to callers about what makes the Emerald City so special.

Seattle Vs. Portland Smackdown

[asset-audio[{"description": "", "fid": "5429", "uri": "public://201308/827PDX.mp3"}]]When the Emerald City and the Rose City go at it, from the outside it must look like a silly sibling feud between two hippies wearing REI chic. KUOW’s The Conversation and Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud explore the I-5 rivalry between the two cities and why these two ideologically similar urban centers love to take each other down.

Living In A White City

[asset-audio[{"description": "", "fid": "5430", "uri": "public://201308/827WHITE.mp3"}]]Seattle is one of the whitest cities in the country according to the most recent census. But what does that mean? What's it like to live in such a white city? Ross Reynolds talks to callers about the latest figures.