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Courtesy of Inye Wokoma, as a part of 'The Corner: 23rd and Union.'

The Corner: 23rd and Union

This summer on KUOW we've broadcast many stories about one street corner. Twenty–third and East Union is near the geographical center of Seattle. Cars flow through this intersection, on a straight shot to downtown, the University District, Lake Washington and Rainier Valley. It's just one corner in one Seattle neighborhood, the Central District. Like other neighborhoods in this city, it's changing fast. Newcomers have moved in, and housing prices have gone up. Now neighbors are grappling with the change. KUOW's Jenny Asarnow and a team of multimedia artists set out to create an experiment in community story telling. Their project is called "The Corner." It's a radio documentary created with the people who make 23rd and Union part of their lives.

"The Corner" is created by Jenny Asarnow. Photography and research by Inye Wokoma. "The Corner" comes to you from Public Radio Makers Quest 2.0, an initiative of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated. This project is made possible with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The Corner: 23rd and Union, The Hub

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This summer on KUOW we've broadcast many stories about one street corner. Twenty–third and East Union is near the geographical center of Seattle. Cars flow through this intersection, on a straight shot to downtown, the University District, Lake Washington and Rainier Valley. It's just one corner in one Seattle neighborhood, the Central District. Like other neighborhoods in this city, it's changing fast. Newcomers have moved in, and housing prices have gone up. Now neighbors are grappling with the change. KUOW's Jenny Asarnow and a team of multimedia artists set out to create an experiment in community story telling. Their project is called "The Corner." It's a radio documentary created with the people who make 23rd and Union part of their lives. Listen to this story

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The Corner: 23rd and Union, Movement

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This summer on KUOW we've broadcast many stories about one street corner. Twenty–third and Union is near the geographical center of Seattle. It's a commercial hub surrounded by old Craftsman homes and new townhouses. For decades it's been a center for Seattle's Black community. Now, like other neighborhoods, it's in flux. And the community is grappling with culture clash as newcomers move in. KUOW's Jenny Asarnow and a team of multimedia artists set out to create an experiment in collective storytelling. Their project is called "The Corner." Listen to this story

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The Corner: 23rd and Union, The Change Came

Friday, August 28, 2009

This summer on KUOW we've broadcast many stories about one street corner. Twenty–third and Union is a commercial and cultural hub in Seattle's Central District. For decades, it's been a center for Seattle's African American community. But that's changing. Ray Wright is a lifelong resident: "My dad, he used to sit down and he told me about gentrification. He told me. He says, well, the white man wants this land back. He wants it back. This is the prime real estate in Seattle." Twenty–third and Union is a short trip from downtown, the University District and the parks on Lake Washington. Upwardly mobile folks – many of them white – have found deals here on old Craftsman homes and new townhouses. Housing prices have shot up. Now neighbors, old and new, are struggling to find their place in this changing community. Listen to this story

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