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The Morning Update Show — 5/18

The Morning Update Show — hosted by Trae Holiday and The Big O (Omari Salisbury) — is the only weekday news and information livestream that delivers culturally relevant content to the Pacific Northwest’s urban audience. Omari and Trae analyze the day’s local and national headlines as well as melanin magic in our community. Watch live every weekday at 11 a.m. on any of the following channels, hosted by Converge Media: YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Periscope, and whereweconverge.com.

We also post the Morning Update Show here on the Emerald each day after it airs, so you can catch up any time of day while you peruse our latest posts.

Morning Update Show — Wednesday, May 18

LIVE — Brian Callanan of the Seattle Channel | LIVE — Reese Tanimura of Northwest Folklife | LIVE — Benjamin Hunter of Northwest Folklife | The Truth With Proof and Real Seattle Media Mixer

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Folklife Continues to Connect Communities With Virtual Festival, “From Home to Home”

by Alexa Peters


Celebrating its 49th year in 2020, Northwest Folklife Festival is no stranger to surprising situations. As managing director Reese Tanimura says, festival staff are regularly asked to respond to some unusual radio calls — be it a Scottish bagpipe competing with the Balkan choir on the Fisher Green Stage, a band of pirates that needs a better mic, or a farm animal that’s made its way into the crowd.

“The best radio call I ever got while working at the Northwest Folklife Festival was, ‘Uh, this is Tom from the Fountain Lawn Stage. I’m just radioing to let you know there is a chicken on my stage. I repeat, there is a live chicken on my stage,’” said Devon Leger, who booked for the festival until 2010.

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Children’s Festival Celebrates Seattle’s “Big Neighborhood”

by Sharon H Chang 

Sunday at Seattle Center, Northwest Folklife took a different approach to their fourth annual Seattle Children’s Festival. Rather than presenting a handful of cultural groups onstage, as in the past, this year the festival engaged children and families in a celebration of “Our Big Neighborhood.” Continue reading Children’s Festival Celebrates Seattle’s “Big Neighborhood”