Join Eddie Rye Jr. and fascinating guests from around the world as they discuss the topics important to today’s world – whether you live in the Northwest or in some faraway country. Eddie uses his years of media experience to get to the heart of every conversation.


Latest Episodes

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Seattle Port Commissioner Fred Felleman comments on the January 27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Branda Anderson, a Teaching and Learning Specialist for the Holocaust Center for Humanity. She comments on the January 27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Miri Cypers, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Northwest Office comments on the January 27th International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Rod Dembowski, represents District 1 on the Martin Luther King Jr. County Council. He comments on his legislative priorities

Dr. Quintard Taylor, Founder, Black Past.org talks about the valiant African American Soldiers that fought the Nazis and freed Jews from Death Camps

Kent Keel, University Place City Councilmember and more

Guests include-

Kent Keel, University Place City Councilmember, Past President, Association of Washington Cities, Vice Chair, Sound Transit Board, National League of Cities Board Member.

Larry Williams, CEO, Anchor Group comments on Bill Burton’s successful tenure as a leader of the Boys and Girls Club.

Longtime Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club CEO Bill Burton will have a street named for him and the Club’s basketball court will be named in his honor.

Shaude’ Moore, Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizng Coalition comments on a well attended and very successful MLK Day Celebration Monday.

Takiyah Ward, Seattle Artist was featured in last Sunday’s Seattle Times The Mix- Culture section.

LaNesha DeBardelaben, President and CEO, Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) talks about the Monday reopening of NAAM.

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Martin Luther King Jr. County Executive Dow Constantine and more…

Thursday, January 12 on Urban Forum Northwest:
*Martin Luther King Jr. County Executive Dow Constantine was recently elected to Chair the Sound Transit Board of Directors. I will ask him what influence did the teachings of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. have on him personally and politically. What MLK Day activities will the County Executive participate in.
*Reverend Dr. Leslie Braxton, Pastor, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship (NBCF) will host the Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm (PST). The Special Guest Preacher will be Reverend Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. The speaker is a former President of Morehouse College.
*Shaude’ Moore, Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition comments on the final program and activities for the Annual Seattle King County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration. www.seattlemlkcoalition.org.
*LaNesha DeBardelaben, President and CEO, Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) invites you to NAAM’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Monday, January 16 11:00 am-5:00 pm (PST). Information at www.naamnw.org/events.
*Reverend Dr. J J Youngblood, Pastor, House of Hope Fellowship will focus their Sunday, January 15 10:30 am Service on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King: The Man, The Minister, And The Movement.
*KL Shannon, Logistics Chair, Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition comments on her work with the committee and what can participants expect on Monday, January 16, 2023 beginning at 8:30 am (PST). The March occurs after the Opportunity Fair, Workshops, and Rally. www.seattlemlkcoalition.org.
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Thoughts on the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, January 5, 2023 on Urban Forum Northwest –
*Bishop Reggie Witherspoon, Pastor, Seattle’s Mount Calvary Christian Center COGIC comments on the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and talks about the role of the Clergy’s role in the struggle for economic justice.
*Reverend Dr. Carey Anderson, Pastor, Seattle’s First AME Church talks about the impact the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had on him in his ministry and his commitment to social and economic justice.
*Shaude’ Moore, Chair, Seattle/King County Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition comments on the organization’s progress for the January 16, 2023 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday event that will be held at Garfield High School. www.seattlemlkcoalition.org.
*Liahann Bannerman, Chair, Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition’s Volunteer Committee invites interested people to get involved with the organizations January 16, 2023 MLK event at Garfield High School.
*Jon Bersche, Training Advisor, City of Seattle and Co Chair, Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition’s Opportunity Fair talks about the participating agencies, companies, and the benefits that job seekers can find at Garfield High School. The event begins at 8:30 am on January 16, 2023.
*Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins Department will have a recruiting table at the Seattle/King County MLK Organizing Coalition’s Opportunity Fair on January 16, 2023. He is looking for a few good men and women who wants to pursue a career with the Seattle Fire Department.
Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at wwww.urbanforumnw.com for archived programs and relevant information. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye.

Thoughts on the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, January 5, 2023 on Urban Forum Northwest –

*Bishop Reggie Witherspoon, Pastor, Seattle’s Mount Calvary Christian Center COGIC comments on the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and talks about the role of the Clergy’s role in the struggle for economic justice.
*Reverend Dr. Carey Anderson, Pastor, Seattle’s First AME Church talks about the impact the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has had on him in his ministry and his commitment to social and economic justice.
*Shaude’ Moore, Chair, Seattle/King County Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition comments on the organization’s progress for the January 16, 2023 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday event that will be held at Garfield High School. www.seattlemlkcoalition.org.
*Liahann Bannerman, Chair, Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition’s Volunteer Committee invites interested people to get involved with the organizations January 16, 2023 MLK event at Garfield High School.
*Jon Bersche, Training Advisor, City of Seattle and Co Chair, Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition’s Opportunity Fair talks about the participating agencies, companies, and the benefits that job seekers can find at Garfield High School. The event begins at 8:30 am on January 16, 2023.
*Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins Department will have a recruiting table at the Seattle/King County MLK Organizing Coalition’s Opportunity Fair on January 16, 2023. He is looking for a few good men and women who wants to pursue a career with the Seattle Fire Department.
Urban Forum Northwest streams live at www.1150kknw.com. Visit us at wwww.urbanforumnw.com for archived programs and relevant information. Like us on facebook. Twitter@Eddie_Rye.

Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition and more

Thursday, December 29 on Urban Forum Northwest:

*Erin Lopez Nielsen, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions comments on the progress she has made in the past year and talks about the agency’s commitment to inclusion.
*Jonte’ M. Robinson, Sound Transit’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer talks about her department and how her department is insuring that the goals of the agency is being met.
*Bob Armstead, President, Washington State Chapter-National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) and the architect of the November 23, 2022 Washington State Civil Rights Coalition Civil Rights Complaint regarding discrimination against African Descendants of the United States Enslaved in Washington State. The complaint has the support of Congressman Adam Smith and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (his letter is attached).
*Bishop Reginald Witherspoon Sr. was one of the 22 Clergy, Civil Rights Leaders, and Individuals that signed on to the November 23, 2022, Civil Rights Complaint.
*Claude Burfect, First Vice President, Seattle NAACP and Labor Leader was one of the signatories to the November 23, 2022 Washington State Civil Rights Coalition complaint to the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division.
*The following individuals are Interns with the Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition. They will comment on their experience with the Coalition.
*Keimani Leonard 10th Grade Tahoma High School
*Brian Watson 12th Grade Garfield High School
*Kobe Williams 10th Grade O’Dea High School
*Brooklyn Brooks 11th Grade Garfield High School
*Naomi Haileselassie 11th Grade North Creek High School
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Seattle Port Commissioner Hamdi Mohamed and more..

Thursday, December 22 on Urban Forum Northwest: 

*Seattle Port Commissioner Hamdi Mohamed is the only Port Commissioner living in South King County representing the neighborhoods around Sea Tac Airport. She comments on her work on the commission and reflects on some of her accomplishments and her priorities for the coming year.

 

*Former King County Councilman Larry Gossett Chaired the Seattle King County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee for about 25 years. The organization changed its name in 2018 to the Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition. He comments on the 40th Anniversary of Seattle’s MLK March.

 

*Reverend Dr. JJ Youngblood, Senior Pastor, House of Hope Fellowship talks about Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the Pastor fighting for Equal Rights for Black Americans. He will comment on the January 15, 2023 MLK event at his Church.

 

*Luis Navarro, Director, Workforce Development for the Port of Seattle comments on the Port of Seattle’s support for the Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition’s Opportunity Fair that provides information and job opportunities at the January 16, 2023 Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration at Garfield High School. Information at www.seattlemlkcoalition.org.

 

*Holiday Concert with Seattle Recording Artist Josephine Howell December 22 6-8 pm at Wa Na Wari 911 24th Avenue, Seattle 98122 (CD).

 

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Tara Smith, Director,Washington State Department of Enterprise and more..

Thursday, December 15 on Urban Forum Northwest:

*Tara Smith, Director,Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) she oversees the state agency that purchases products, services and construction of state facilities from 1,500 vendors. She reflects on her first year on the job.
*Lyle Quasim, Chair, Tacoma/Pierce County Black Collective comments on the progress of the over 50 year old organization that has the Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Congresswoman Mayor Strickland, State Senator T’wina Nobles, and other elected and appointed officials from the Puget Sound region on the zoom/call most Saturday mornings.
*Shaude’ Moore, Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition will provide an update on the organizations efforts to observe the 40th Anniversary of the first MLK March in Seattle. Volunteers are needed for the January 16, 2023 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday at Seattle’s Garfield High School. Information at www.seattlemlkcoalition.org.
*Hayward Evans, Co Convener, Seattle/Martin Luther King Jr. County Celebration Committee is one of the Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition Opportunity Fair committee members. He will comment on how you can get involved in the event at Garfield High School on January 16, 2023.
*Christina VanMiddlesworth, Chair, Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition’s Opportunity Fair. The event that has employers, government agencies, and private employers come the morning of the January 16, 2023 MLK event at Garfield High School with information about job openings. The committee has established supportive services, like resume’ enhancement for potential employees.
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Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa and more…

Thursday, December 8 on Urban Forum Northwest :
*Washington State Senator Bob Hasegawa (D)-11th Legislative District comments on his legislative priorities for the upcoming session. He will comment on his efforts to bring about equity as a member of the state’s Capital Project Advisory Review Board (CPARB).
*Irene Reyes, Owner, Excel Supply Company, she is a member of the Washington State Chapter-National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) and a member of the state’s Capital Project Advisory Review Board (CPARB) comments on her efforts to insure equity in the process.
*Bob Armstead, President, Washington State Chapter-National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) comments on his organizations efforts to increase participation in state business/contracting opportunities with Washington State. The last report indicted that less than 3% went women and minority firms in 2021. Black participation was 0.18 % Native American participation was 0.11 %.
*Lem Howell, Civil Rights Attorney Emeritus and Democrat party activist and financial supporter comments on the successful campaign of Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia.
*Attorney Robert (Bobby) Alexander, Vice Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition provides an update of the organizations efforts towards the January 16, 2023 MLK Holiday.
*Kate Harris, Chair, Workshop Committee, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition comments on the approved workshops for the January 16, 2023 MLK Holiday event at Seattle’s Garfield High School.
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Attorney Jesse Wineberry Sr and more

Guest include: Attorney Jesse Wineberry Sr., Washington Equity Now Alliance ( WENA) , Clifton Wyatt , Michel Renaissance, Hayward Evans and Bob Armstead