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

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II

with Co-Host Hayward Evans:

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*Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II represent the Fifth Congressional District that includes Kansas City, MO. The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City football team is in his district. He will lend his perspective on the impeachment and the possibility of John Bolton testifying before the House Judiciary Committee.

*Bobby Alexander, Vice Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition comments on the very successful January 20 MLK Celebration at Garfield High School. He will also announce the organizations new officers.

*LaNesha DeBardelaben, Executive Director, Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) invites you to several events this Black History Month at NAAM that will feature an art exhibition by Hiawatha D. on Thursday, February 6 at 6:00 pm;Sunday, February 9 screening of the Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975;Thursday, February 13 @ 7:00 pm No small Talk-Loving Black in partnership with the Association of Black Social Work Students at the University of Washington’s School of Social work.

*Bookda Gheisar, Senior Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Port of Seattle comments on he role and discuss her strategy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the port.

*Dr. Georgia McDade of the Southern University Alumni Association Puget Sound Chapter invites alums and guest to the Annual Champagne Sip on Saturday, February 8 7:00-10:00 pm at the Lakewood Community Club.

Urban Forum NW 01 – 30 – 20

with Co-Host Hayward Evans:

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*Peter Steinbrueck, Chair, Seattle Port Commission comments on the status of the Port of Seattle and the massive expansion of

Seattle Tacoma International Airport, the cruise ship industry and his priorities for the port.

*Jimmy Matta, Burien, Washington Mayor comments on the gentrification that his city is experiencing and the successful prosecution of a man that physically assaulted him, law enforcement considered the act as a racially motivated hate crime.

*Reverend Dr. Robert L. Jeffrey, Sr. Senior Pastor, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; Founder, Black Dollar Days Task Force; Clean Greens Farm and Market. He recently opened new town homes in the CD last week.

Urban Forum NW 01 – 23 – 20

with Co-Host Hayward Evans:

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*Johnny Ford, former mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama (1972-1996) he was the first African American elected as mayor of Tuskegee. He will speak Saturday, January 25, 2020 for Region X Blacks in Government (BIG) The Kings Ball.

*Patricia Ly of Region X BIG is coordinating Mayor Ford’s visit to Seattle and will provide details about the organizations, The Kings Ball.

*Shaude’ Moore, Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition comments on the MLK Holiday Celebration that was a resounding success.

*Jon Bersche, Seattle MLK Opportunity Fair Coordinator comments on the number of people he and his team helped on the MLK Holiday at Seattle’s Garfield high School.

*Tamika Moseley, Herbalist will present The Art of Healthy Living on Sunday, January 26,2020 at 12:00 pm at the Holgate Street Church of Christ 2600 Holgate Street, Seattle 98144.

Urban Forum NW 01 – 16 – 20

with Co-Host Hayward Evans:

Show guests will discuss the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration that will be held Monday, January 20, 2020 at Seattle’s Garfield High School beginning at 8:30 am.

*Seattle Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins

*Shaude’ Moore, Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition

*Christina VanMiddlesworth, Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Opportunity Fair

*Bobby Alexander, Chair, Seattle MLK Program Committee

*Fred Anderson, retired Seattle Seahawks and an All Pro Member of the Seattle MLK Fundraising Team

Information at www.seattlemlkcoalition.org.

Urban Forum NW 01 – 09 – 20

*Bob Barnes, Co Founder, Seattle MLK Celebration Committee 1983-2017, Co Chair, Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition Logistics Committee that is responsible for coordinating the March component of the event.

*Roleta Batiste, Washington State Work Source has been a stalwart with the Opportunity Fair that begins at 8:30 am on the MLK Holiday at Seattle’s Garfield High School. The Opportunity Fair had over 500 hundred visitors at the 2019 MLK event and 138 job offers were made that day.

*Liahann Bannerman, Director, Volunteer Engagement, King County United Way and Chair Seattle MLK Organizing Coalition Volunteer Committee.

*Tana Yasu, Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr Organizing Coalition Youth Event that will be held Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute from 12:00-5:00 pm. The event will feature a variety of local artist and free food.

*Lewis Rudd, Owner, Ezell’s Famous Chicken has been supplying the chicken for the Seattle/ Martin Luther King Jr. County Committees since the first March January 15, 1983.

Urban Forum NW 01 – 02 – 20

with Co-Host Hayward Evans:

?*Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (D) Kansas City, MO comments on variety of Washington DC topics, the Impeachment of President Donald J. Trump and talks about the 400 pieces of legislation passed by the House that are sitting on Senator Mitch McConnell s desk waiting for action by the Senate.

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*Dr. E. Faye Williams, National Chair, National Congress of Black Women talks about the organizations advocacy for Women’s Rights, Civil Rights and Voting Rights. Dr. Williams nationally syndicated column appears regularly in the Seattle Medium Newspaper and is frequent guest on KRIZ Radio’s Rhythm and News Program with Chris B. Bennett.

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*Dr. Lezli Baskerville, CEO, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) comments on the success of her organization in supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). She recently led an effort in the passage of the FUTURE ACT which will guarantee funding for minority institutions of higher education. 50% of all Black professionals graduated from HBCU’s and 40% of the 55 members of the Congressional Black Caucus graduated from HBCU’s.

Urban Forum NW 12 – 26 – 19

with Co-Host Hayward Evans:

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*Congressman Hank Johnson, (D) Georgia was a member of the House Judiciary Committee that voted to move for the impeach President Donald J. Trump that was concluded Wednesday evening with the House voting to impeach President Trump.

*Carolyn Riley-Payne, President, Seattle Branch NAACP comments on the work she is doing as the new leader of one of the city’s oldest civil rights organizations.

*Bobby Alexander, Program Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition comments on the progress that the coalition is making towards the January 20, 2020 MLK Holiday Celebration that is held at Seattle’s Garfield High School.

*Tamika Moseley, Founder of Everything Health LLC, US Veteran, published author, global speaker, sickle cell advocate, health & wellness consultant shares her experience and provide some tips on staying healthy.

*Allen Bell, Coordinator, Seattle Royal Esquire Club’s Christmas Bazaar invites you to the organizations event on Saturday on December 17, the doors will open at 11:00 am.

Urban Forum NW 12 – 19 – 19

with Co-Host Hayward Evans:

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*Congressman Hank Johnson, (D) Georgia was a member of the House Judiciary Committee that voted to move for the impeach President Donald J. Trump that was concluded Wednesday evening with the House voting to impeach President Trump.

*Carolyn Riley-Payne, President, Seattle Branch NAACP comments on the work she is doing as the new leader of one of the city’s oldest civil rights organizations.

*Bobby Alexander, Program Chair, Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition comments on the progress that the coalition is making towards the January 20, 2020 MLK Holiday Celebration that is held at Seattle’s Garfield High School.

*Tamika Moseley, Founder of Everything Health LLC, US Veteran, published author, global speaker, sickle cell advocate, health & wellness consultant shares her experience and provide some tips on staying healthy.

*Allen Bell, Coordinator, Seattle Royal Esquire Club’s Christmas Bazaar invites you to the organizations event on Saturday on December 17, the doors will open at 11:00 am.