The Picture: Mara (left), Mohamud Yussuf and Ross Raynolds after the show at KUOW’s Studios. Photo by KUOW
In the performance studio of KUOW 94.9 Mara Liasson took questions on Thursday from Ross Reynolds who produces “the Record”, a show that is aired daily on the NPR’s sister network in Seattle. Mohamud Yussuf, the Chief Editor of Runta News was part of small local audience in the studio at the time. Mara spoke to the audience off and on the record as she said this election season may change the political landscape in the near future. She took questions from the audience one of which was “how could she balance in working for both Fox News and NPR”
Mara later that evening spoke at the Town Hall of Seattle on “Politics” especially on this presidential election. She also moderated after her speech a discussion on “the Media” which its panel was consisted of John Cook, GeekWire co-founder; Caryn Mathes, KUOW president and general manager; Kathy Best, The Seattle Times editor; and Dan Dixon, Chief Community Engagement Officer at Providence Health Services, Swedish Hospital.
In today’s increasingly tech-dependent world, does the media still matter? The panel argued on that yes, they do. They discussed the shifting nature of print, traditional, and online media outlets, and why these changes affect all consumers of news and information.
Mara and Ross in the KUOW’s Performance Studio minutes before the show started. Photo by Mohamud Yussuf of Runta News