Traverse Talks

Photo of disability culture activist Petra Kuppers. Petra Kuppers holds many titles: disability culture activist, community performance artist, disabled woman, academic and writer, among more. She’s written several books, primarily centered on disabled artists and their experiences and reception. In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, Petra breaks Read More
Photo of Chris Matthews recording Traverse Talks in the Pullman studios on April 20, 2022. Chris Matthews, a self-described centrist, spent his lifetime in politics. A speechwriter during the Carter Administration in the ’70s, Chris later went on to write for the San Francisco Examiner, where he covered major events including the fall of the… Read More
Photo of Ann Curry during the recording of Traverse Talks in WSU’s Jackson Hall Studio B on April 4, 2022. The next day, Ann received the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. A former NBC anchor and renowned national and international correspondent, journalist Ann Curry was among… Read More
Photo of Nikkita Oliver during the recording of Traverse Talks inside Washington Hall in Seattle on December 6, 2021. Nikkita Oliver is a Black, queer, Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator and attorney. They are currently the executive director of Creative Justice, an arts-based program aimed to help youth and work against harmful systems. Read More
Photo of Kwabi Amoah-Forson recording Traverse Talks in the KTVI Tacoma studios on December 4, 2021. Peace campaigner and humanitarian, Kwabi Amoah-Forson, journeyed across America asking people what “peace” means to them. From Tacoma, Washington to Washington, D.C. Kwabi traveled in a baby blue Mitsubishi van known as The Peace Bus delivering humanitarian aid and… Read More
In part one of this episode of "Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella," comedy writer Ted Tremper talks about growing up in the Northwest as the overweight-funny kid. He says his mom's untimely death while he was in college shaped much of his outlook on life and his career. Tremper has written for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,"" I Love You, America" with Sarah Silverman, Read More
Dr. Lawrence Pintak joins this episode of "Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella" to discuss what you can do to understand the Muslim world, how to check your news sources and give a history lesson on American exceptionalism. Pintak is a former CBS News Middle East correspondent, founding dean of the WSU Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, and author of "American & Read More
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