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Tribute to the late Don Dudley, owner of KYAC AM & FM in Seattle

Thursday, May 19 on Urban Forum Northwest – scheduled guests for the hour that will share their experiences at KYAC, the first Black Owned Radio Station in Seattle and pay tribute to the late Don Dudley, he was the owner of KYAC AM & FM in Seattle.
*Former Seattle SuperSonics All Star Spencer Haywood hosted a Saturday night jazz program on KYAC in the 1970’s. He will share his memories of those days and pay tribute to the late Don Dudley.
* Veltry Johnson was hired as a part time News Reporter at KYAC in 1969, later he became News Director and Station Manager 1972-79. He will comment on his experience at the station and his interactions with Don Dudley.
*Vivian Phillips was employed at KYAC as Sales Secretary 1972-75, 75-77 Continuity Director and she was the midday DJ from 1977-1980. Ms. Phillips will share her memories and pay tribute to Don Dudley.
*Jesse Wineberry was hired by Don Dudley at KYAC Radio when he was an 18 year old high school senior to Host: Youth City Forum, one of the first youth Sunday call-in programs in the city 1973-78. He will pay tribute to Don Dudley.
*S. DeWayne Ticeson held many positions at KYAC AM&FM 1972-1983, accounts and promotions executive and an on air DJ known as the “Gentle Giant”. He will share his experience at the station and pay tribute to Don Dudley.
*Lee Carter was introduced to KYAC by Veltry Johnson and was hired by the station as a writer, reporter, became News Director and hosted a talk show. He comments on his experience at KYAC and pays tribute to Don Dudley.
* Reverend Harriett invites all peace loving people to join her and others to Stand in Solidarity with the Buffalo victims on Saturday, May 21 2:00-5:00 pm at Seattle’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights Memorial Park.
Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at www.urbanforumnw.com for archived programs and relevant information. Programs are available on Alexa and my podcast. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye. This program will also air on Saturday 7:00-8:00 am (PDT).

Carolyn Riley Payne, President Seattle King County NAACP and more

Thursday, May 12 on Urban Forum Northwest :

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*Carolyn Riley Payne, President Seattle King County NAACP comments on the organization call for King County District Judge Susan Mahoney to step down after her use of the “N” word in the presence of a Black staffer. Judge Mahoney stepped down as Presiding Judge of King County District Court.

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*Attorney Lem Howell comments on the actions of the United States Supreme Court’s action on Roe V Wade. He will also comment on the latest recordings of Republican leaders that have been made public regarding the January 6 attempt to overthrow the United States Government.

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*Bill Dickens, Chair, Tacoma Pierce County Black Collective-Economic Development Committee will comment on the goals and objectives of the committee and discuss the agenda for the Sunday in-person meeting.

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*Bob Armstead, Washington State Chapter National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) comments on the organizations efforts to get equity for NAMC Members. He will update any progress that’s been made with local public agencies to gain contract opportunities.

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*Cathie Wilmore, Fathers And Sons Together (FAST) invites the community to their Saturday, May 21 Barbershop Cut, Chat at the Rainier Beach Community Center-Plaza. Youth and Family Led Conversations on Gun Violence and in support of families affected by gun violence.

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Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at www.urbanforumnw.com, for archived programs and relevant information. Programs are available on Alexa and my podcast 24/7. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye. This program will also air on Saturday 7:00-8:00 am (PDT).

Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Thursday, May 5th on Urban Forum Northwest –

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D) CA-43 Chair, House Financial Services Committee

Tana Yasu, Co-Chair, Seattle Women’s Commission

Rebecca Bryant, Co-Chair, Seattle Women’s Commission

Andrew Ikechukwu Ashiofu, Co-Chair, Seattle LGBTQ Commision

Marta Idowu, Liason for the Seattle Womens and Human Rights Commissions

Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, Congressman Robert (Bobby) Cortez Scott and more

Thursday, April 28 on Urban Forum Northwest –

*Dr. E. Faye Williams, National President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women, Inc. She is a Radio Host and an Author in addition to being a Trice Edney Wire Syndicated Columnist. Her column appears regularly in the Seattle Medium Newspaper.
*Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins comments on the success of the Seattle Fire Department in becoming the first fire department in Washington State to earn a Protection Class1Rating.
*Congressman Robert (Bobby) Cortez Scott (D)-VA, Chair, House Education and Labor Committee comments on his duties and responsibilities. We will ask his opinion of the January 6 Insurrection and what are his visions for a fair election in 2022 and 2024.
*Terrell Jackson, Owner, Jackson’s Catfish Corner in Seattle’s Central District comments his secret to running a successful business that has been passed down three generations.
Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at www.urbanforumnw.com for archived programs and relevant information. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye. This program will also air on Saturday 7-8 AM. Available on Alexa and podcast.

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II

Thursday, April 21 on Urban Forum Northwest –

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (D) MO-5 (Kansas City)

LaNesha DeBardelaben, President and CEO, Northwest African American Museum

Yolanda Brooks, Community Engagement Specialist, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Larry Sampson, Owner, Sampson Painting Company LLC

Congressman Hank Johnson

Thursday, April 14 on Urban Forum Northwest-

*Congressman Hank Johnson (D) Ga-4 is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee, he will lend his perspective on a “Code of Ethics” for Supreme Court Justices given the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, Virginia (Ginnie) Thomas was a lead advocate for the January 6 attempt to overthrow the United States Government.

*Reverend Dr. Reverend Robert L. Jeffrey, Sr. Pastor, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Seattle WA. He is the founder of the Black Dollar Days Taskforce, Clean Greens Farm and Market, the New Hope Development Corporation. He invites yo to the 2022 virtual Last Seven Words From The Cross on Friday, April 15 at NOON PDT.

*Lyle Quasim, Chair, Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective comments on the progress, accomplishments, and challenges the 50 year old plus organization. The Collective meets virtually every Saturday 8:30-10:00 am (PDT)

*Jamie Elmore, Salon Owner, Founder Alopecia Support Group, and Publisher of Bald Life Magazine. She has been featured in the Baltimore Times and last week in the Seattle Medium Newspaper. Ms. Elmore will comment on her work that is saving lives of people living with Alopecia.

Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at www.urbanforumnw.com for archived programs and relevant information. Like us on Facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye. This program will air on Saturday 7:00-8:00 am (PDT). We are on Alexa and podcast available 24/7.

Washington State Chapter-National Association of Minority Contractors

Thursday, April 7 on Urban Forum Northwest –
*Young Song, Owner, YOUNG CONSULTING LLC, Interim President, Washington State Chapter-National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) invites minority contractors to their April 7 membership meeting on Thursday, April 7 welcome at 5:00 pm, membership meeting starts at 5:30 pm. President Song will be joined by the following NAMC Officers;
*Irene Reyes, Owner & CEO, Excel Supply Company, she is the Interim VP/Secretary WA-NAMC
*Linda Womack, Director, Tacoma Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), she is the Interim Treasurer WA-NAMC
*Bob Armstead, Armstead Consulting, Founding Member WA-NAMC and WA-NAMC Board Member
*Grover Johnson, Founding Member WA-NAMC and WA-NAMC Board Member
Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com and Alexa. Visit us at www.urbanforumnw.com for archived programs and relevant information. Podcast available 24/7. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye. This program will also air on Saturday 7:00-8:00 am (PDT).

Urban Forum NW 03 – 31 – 22

Thursday, March 31 on Urban forum Northwest –
*Hayward Evans, Co-Convener, Seattle King County Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Committee (MLKCC) comments on the Day of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony. Remembering the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was assassinated 54 years ago while helping Black workers in Memphis. Some of the local leaders that have passed away in the last year will be recognized. Four individuals will be honored for their contributions.
*Dr. Brent Jones, Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools comments on the state of the Seattle School District after being named to the permanent job last month. Dr. Jones will be honored on April 4 at the Day of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony at the Holgate Street Church of Christ on Monday.
*Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (D)-37, Chair, House Education Committee will provide an overview of the last legislative session and discuss her accomplishments for the people in her District and the citizens of the state. She will be a presenter at the Day of Remembrance and Awards Ceremony.
* Reverend Paul Benz recently retired Director, Faith Action Network and a MLKCC Committee Member comments on the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how we can apply his non-violent movement for social and political change.

Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at www.urbanforumnw.com for archived programs and relevant information. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye. This program will also air on Saturday 7:00-8:00 am (PDT).

Progressive Education Network

Thursday, March 17 on Urban Forum Northwest: *Randolph Carter, Progressive Education Network (PEN) comments on his organizations work that employs a different approach how PEN can deliver a quality education…