Indy On Air is a podcast that compliments the new digital newspaper, the Sammamish Independent. Join us every other week as our podcast team takes a deep dive into important topics that affect the Sammamish community.
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PODCAST: AI and education
We talked to a University of Washington professor to get his perspective on recent developments in artificial intelligence.
PODCAST: Wildfires in Washington
A local hiker and firefighter discussed the impacts of recent wildfires and what is being done to combat them.
PODCAST: Back to school for teachers
We spoke to Lake Washington and Issaquah School District teachers to see how they are faring as schools try to return to pre-pandemic life.
PODCAST: The 23-year wait for a park and ride
We talked to former council member Jason Ritchie and a few Sammamish citizens to gain a better understanding of the North Sammamish Park and Ride.
PODCAST: On the home front of the Russia-Ukrainian war
We spoke to a UW history professor, a Sammamish resident, and a Ukrainian refugee to learn more about the war and its impact on our community.
PODCAST: Limiting the use of force by police in Washington
State Rep. Roger Goodman, who represent the 45th District, joins the podcast to talk about police reform.
PODCAST: How Sammamish is managing the omicron surge
Mayor Christie Malchow joins the podcast to talk about city hall’s response to COVID-19 and what more is being planned to help local residents.
PODCAST: Holidays with omicron
We spoke with a few community members to see how omicron has impacted their holiday plans.
PODCAST: Is public school too liberal?
Conservative radio host Jason Rantz and Eastlake High School teacher Shila Hodgins offer opposing views on what schools should teach.
PODCAST: Decision points for Sammamish voters
We look at four issues that voters may be considering — town center, housing affordability, traffic and climate change.
PODCAST: Re-integrating back to normal schooling
We spoke to students and teachers to understand what re-integration to in-person learning felt like, and how they are adjusting.
PODCAST: Turning up the heat on climate action
In the wake of June’s deadly heat wave, we explore what cities like Sammamish can do to become more sustainable and fight climate change.
PODCAST: Taking a deep breath before college admissions season
Exploring the high-pressure college admissions process and some advice for Sammamish high school juniors as they are about to go in.
PODCAST: Rise of fencing in Sammamish
The podcast explores why the sport of fencing has grown in popularity in Sammamish through three guests involved in the sport.
PODCAST: How a hot housing market creates greater inequity
The housing affordability crisis has led to more gentrification, displacement and homelessness in our region.
PODCAST: A Year of Remote Learning
One year after COVID-19 shut down school buildings, we check in with students, parents and a teacher as they prepare for reopening.
PODCAST: Why a former mayor took legal action against City Hall
Sammamish is waging a legal battle over its ability to restrict growth and development.
PODCAST: The last judgment of Robert Monster
The CEO of Epik explains why he is motivated to support organizations that are tied to far-right extremism.
PODCAST: New schools re-ignite development debate
Issaquah School District makes the case for why these schools are needed, while city of Sammamish opposes their construction on its main traffic corridor.
PODCAST: COVID-19 makes a comeback
With cases and deaths rising again in the Greater Seattle area, we interview an urgent care doctor from Overlake Clinics and a health educator from Public Health King County to discuss the current state of the pandemic.
PODCAST: Sammamish Thanksgiving Special
Five Sammamish residents from different cultures and backgrounds share their Thanksgiving memories and traditions
PODCAST: Why does the electoral college still exist?
How did America get such a unique system called the Electoral College to choose its president? The podcast team finds out.
PODCAST: Final pitch to undecided voters
The podcast team speaks with two members of the community on which candidate they support for president and why.
PODCAST: Back to school for the pandemic year
Checking with a high school senior, an orchestra teacher and a school counselor to see how each of them has adapted to remote learning.
PODCAST: Single Use Plastic Bag Bans
Starting in 2021, retailers will be required to hand out only paper bags and reusable bags. What do local businesses and residents think of this?
PODCAST: Sammamish Business Community and COVID-19
Businesses in Sammamish have been building resilience and persisting in making sure members in our community are safe when going outside their homes.
PODCAST: Providence Heights Then and Now
An in-depth look at the complicated history surrounding the Providence Heights campus.
PODCAST: Pride in Sammamish
How members of the Sammamish community are celebrating Pride during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in Sammamish
Our podcast team spoke with two community leaders about Black Lives Matter, and how Sammamish residents can become better allies.
PODCAST: To build or not to build?
Indy on Air dives into the Sammamish Town Center debate, and the competing visions for Sammamish’s future.
PODCAST: Understanding Local Wildlife
With the prevalence of wild animal sightings in our community, it is important to remember what to do when you may encounter an animal. First and foremost, avoid contact with dangerous animals such as bears or coyotes if you see them around your community. If you are in your home and see an animal in […]
PODCAST: The Team Behind the Championship (EHS Girls Basketball)
Eastlake’s Lady Wolves Basketball team had a rollercoaster of a season last year that led up to their incredible win at the 4A State Championship. Here’s a breakdown of their season by numbers: Regular Season Eastlake HS vs. Gig Harbor HS 63-37 (Win) Eastlake HS vs. Bellevue HS 58-38 (Win) Eastlake HS vs. Inglemoor HS […]
PODCAST: How High Schoolers are Managing at Home
As social distancing measures press on through the summer months, it is more imperative than ever that we find new and creative ways to pass the time. If you’re looking for suggestions on how to end your mind-boggling boredom, then look no further. Here is Indy on Air’s comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of Things […]
PODCAST: Operating Non-profits During a Pandemic
“Operating Non-Profits During A Pandemic” In this episode, host Alex Woodall is joined by Simran Tandon in sitting down with 3 local nonprofits to understand the impact they have faced since the start of the pandemic closure. The first they are joined by is Tyler Singaglia from the nonprofit “Hope Fest” in Sammamish. This nonprofit’s […]
PODCAST: The Impact of Covid-19 on Sammamish Businesses
In this episode, host Alex Woodall is joined by Simran Tandon to shed light on local businesses in Sammamish and how the Covid-19 virus has impacted them. With their first guest, Alex Woodall partners with Lin Yang in talking to the Executive Director of the Sammamish Chain of Commerce Deborah Sogge, to get a perspective […]