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Feliks Banel

Memorial Stadium...
Feliks Banel

Seattle school levy: Does ‘yes’ vote mean demolish or preserve Memorial Stadium?

But does a “yes” vote on a new Seattle school levy mean demolition or preservation of Memorial Stadium? Right now, it's unclear.
11 hours ago
Valencia...
Feliks Banel

From the KIRO Newsradio archives: The wreck of the Valencia 

The Valencia was a 252’ long passenger steamer. It was on is way to Seattle when it ran aground southeast of Bamfield, B.C., on Jan. 22, 1906. 
2 days ago
Yakama Nation book...
Feliks Banel

Anakú Iwachá: Long out-of-print book of Yakama legends and stories is back once again

A long out-of-print book of legends and stories from the Yakama Nation – "Anakú Iwachá," or “The Way It Was” – is available again in a new edition.
2 days ago
Spirit of '62...
Feliks Banel

Celebrate ‘Spirit of ’62’ with KIRO Newsradio and MyNorthwest

In 2022, KIRO Newsradio’s Feliks Banel will present a series of stories, video, and media to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
3 days ago
Jonathan S. Green, Cape Disappointment...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Cape Disappointment 2, Visitors 0

A forgotten missionary -- Jonathan S. Green -- really wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest, and especially the Columbia River, nearly 200 years ago.
7 days ago
cascade tunnel...
Feliks Banel

Slim, Jim, and Jay: Revive the 30-mile Cascade Tunnel for cars and trains?

The recent snow that shut down traffic over the passes inspired a former member of Congress from Seattle to reach out to Gov. Inslee with a bold solution.
9 days ago
Frank Cavanaugh, Auburn...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: How an Auburn family stayed in touch by locomotive and dish towel

When Auburn was a serious railroad town, there was one local railroad engineer who had a unique way to let his wife know he would soon need a ride home.
14 days ago
Grimm, UW football...
Feliks Banel

Family seeks Hall of Fame honor for long-ago UW football hero

One standout All-American figure from the UW football team’s early days is missing. Huber “Polly” Grimm's grandson is working to change that.
16 days ago
Inland Empire...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Who named the ‘Inland Empire?’

The nickname “Inland Empire” probably peaked in usage on maps and tourist literature decades ago, describing a region with Spokane at its center.
21 days ago
Guild 45th...
Feliks Banel

Seattle’s Guild 45th owners submitted preliminary application for demolition permit in Nov. 2021

The Guild 45th's marquee and sign were removed Tuesday, but the theatre in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood is not facing imminent demolition.
23 days ago
Seattle mayors...
Feliks Banel

Former Seattle mayors offer advice to Bruce Harrell on dealing with council, media, and more

We spoke with a trio of former Seattle mayors to get their advice for Bruce Harrell as he begins his first full week in office in city hall.
25 days ago
Space Needle...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Is ‘box the Space Needle came in’ the oldest local dad-joke?

The Space Needle has long been a beloved part of the skyline, and the tower is even responsible for one of the region’s earliest dad jokes.
28 days ago
Christmas, holiday...
Feliks Banel

KIRO Radio presents ‘Stocking Full of Northwest Holiday History’

KIRO Radio's Feliks Banel presents an hour-long special on Christmas Eve, looking back at favorite Northwest holiday history stories.
1 month ago
Magic Radio Santa...
Feliks Banel

Lost and now found: 70 years of family history, thanks to Centralia’s ‘Magic Radio Santa’

Jim Hudson of Tumwater didn’t tune into KIRO Radio’s story on the "Magic Radio Santa" in December 2018, but he heard it last week.
1 month ago
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Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: How’d you like to spend Christmas in Christmas Canyon?

It took a listener to uncover the origins of Thanksgiving Island, but it’s no secret where the name for Cowlitz County’s Christmas Canyon comes from.
1 month ago
carol...
KIRO Newsradio staff

KIRO Radio presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

Listen to the re-telling of Dickens' classic “A Christmas Carol,” presented by KIRO Radio, Seattle Radio Theatre, and Town Hall Seattle.  
1 month ago
Trains at Cheney depot...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: The magic of trains during Christmas season in the Northwest

As that old Amtrak TV commercial used to say, “there’s something about a train that’s magic”– and this seems to be especially true for Christmas.
2 months ago
Restrictive covenants...
Feliks Banel

Project aims to daylight ‘restrictive covenants’ on real estate in all Washington counties

Many current real estate documents still contain old racist language codifying restrictive covenants dating back to the mid-1900s.
2 months ago
Pearl Harbor...
MyNorthwest Staff

Listening back to KIRO Radio’s Pearl Harbor coverage 80 years later

KIRO Radio resident historian Feliks Banel joins Seattle’s Morning News host Dave Ross for a conversation about Pearl Harbor history.
2 months ago
San Juan Islands...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: San Juan Islands residents seek to rename passage honoring notorious Army officer

A group of residents of the San Juan Islands believe the time has come to rename a stretch of saltwater known as Harney Channel.
2 months ago
Facebook history...
Feliks Banel

How crucial pieces of Northwest history are being preserved via Facebook

Groups concerned with local history have come to depend on Facebook perhaps more than any other type of arts or cultural organization.
2 months ago
Thanksgiving Island...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Thanksgiving Island Mystery solved?

“The Mystery of Thanksgiving Island” – a ‘cold case’ about the origins of that name – may just have been cracked wide open by a KIRO Radio listener. 
2 months ago
DB Cooper...
Feliks Banel

Special 50th anniversary broadcast: Infamous Northwest skyjacking

KIRO Radio presents a special broadcast called "COOPER 5-0," marking the 50th anniversary of the DB Cooper skyjacking of Nov. 24, 1971.
2 months ago
Thanksgiving Island...
Feliks Banel

All Over The Map: Can you solve the mystery of Thanksgiving Island?

Pretty much everyone has heard of Easter Island and Christmas Island, but what about Thanksgiving Island right here in the Pacific Northwest?
2 months ago