Seattle Globalist

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The Seattle Globalist is a daily “hyperglobal” publication covering the connections between Seattle and the rest of the globe. It’s where Seattle meets the world.

Seattle is a city with a big worldview. Named a “hyper-diverse city” by the Migration Policy Institute, more than a quarter of Seattle residents are foreign-born. Seattleites are exceptionally well traveled and the city is home to a bustling economy of businesses and nonprofits whose impact is felt across the globe.

The Globalist features travel writing from a Northwest perspective, restaurant and music reviews, a calendar of cultural events, and perspectives on global news from Seattle’s international population. Behind this layer of content is a robust community of Globalists—travelers, immigrants, global health workers, students, foreign film buffs, foodies— all the Seattleites who identify as “Globalists.”

Our mission is to create a hub for globally-oriented people in the Pacific Northwest through accessible journalism that highlights international diversity and global connections in our region, and by providing media-making opportunities with an emphasis on diverse voices.

Series

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A four-part series exploring immigration detention and deportation in the Puget Sound region.

Caption: "Existential Russia" protesters in Moscow, Sept. 15th 2012., Credit: Sarah Stuteville
4 Pieces

Generation Putin: stories exploring politics and everyday life for Millennials in the former Soviet Union, is produced by the Seattle Globalist and comes from PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, with financial support from the Open Society Foundations.

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5 Pieces

Life on the Duwamish explores the history, culture, and neighborhoods around the Duwamish waterway, a historical center of industry in Seattle, Superfund Cleanup site, and a focal point of communities in South Park and Georgetown.

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2 Pieces

A series of brief updates from Cairo during the 2011 protests.

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4 Pieces

Navigating a new home in the Pacific Northwest.


Pieces

Caption: Ali Jaffri, Credit: Alex Stonehill
Jessica Partnow takes us through a night in the life of Ali Jaffri, a professional telemarketer in Lahore, Pakistan.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KCRW, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Agent Michael Bermudez, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent and Public Affairs Officer, US Customs and Border Patrol., Credit: Eroyn Franklin
This story takes us to Washington state's border with Canada, where the Border Patrol arrests hundreds of people each year. Producer Jessica Partno...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2010
  • Length: 08:40
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This story follows a day in the life of Nadeem Awan, a child laborer and student in Karachi, Pakistan.

  • Added: Jul 10, 2009
  • Length: 05:22

  • Added: Jul 04, 2008
  • Length: 08:53

  • Added: Jul 04, 2008
  • Length: 08:49

  • Added: Jul 04, 2008
  • Length: 08:28

  • Added: Jul 04, 2008
  • Length: 08:45
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Jul 04, 2008
  • Length: 09:01
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Eastern Ethiopia's Lake Haramaya disappeared in less than 10 years.

  • Added: May 23, 2008
  • Length: 05:31
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A day in the life of an Ethiopian woman who walks hours each day fetching water.

Bought by WAMC and The Nature Podcast


  • Added: Feb 19, 2008
  • Length: 05:49
  • Purchases: 2