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  Frank Blethen
 
Publisher and CEO,
 Seattle Times

 "When we fail to
  educate our children,
 we are destined for a
 bleak future"

             

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July 23
Speight Jenkins and Aidan Lang, Seattle Opera
"The State of Opera in Seattle"
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"When we fail to educate our children, we are destined for a bleak future"
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ImageFrank Blethen
Publisher and CEO, The Seattle Times

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When we fail to educate our children, we are destined for a bleak future"

Public education is the single most important public policy issue in our state. Washington legislators must focus their attention on one budget priority: improving education funding in a way that best serves the state’s students, from age 3 to 23. Frank Blethen is publisher of the Seattle Times/seattletimes.com, the second largest newspaper/website on the West Coast. The Times is known for its strong local coverage and its aggressive investigative reporting. The Times has won eight Pulitzer Prizes and has been a Pulitzer finalist 15 other times since 1990. The Times was most recently awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

The Seattle Times is one of America’s last independent and locally owned newspapers.  It is a values-based journalism/community service family business in its 117th year of Blethen family stewardship.

Frank is a member of the fourth family generation. Currently, there are ten members of the family’s fourth and fifth generations active in the journalism company’s management and governance.

He is a strong advocate for independent journalism, family-owned businesses and a longtime active participant in the national grass-roots movement in opposition to newspaper and media ownership consolidation.  In 2011, in recognition of Frank’s leadership on behalf of quality journalism, he was the first publisher to be awarded the American Society of News Editors’ News Leadership Award.

Frank, together with the entire Blethen family, is a longtime, passionate advocate for high quality public education for all school children, across income and racial barriers. One expression of this deep commitment was the creation of the two-year Greater good Campaign, which catalyzed a movement against the state Legislature’s defunding of public higher education, ultimately resulting in not only preserving existing funding in 2012, but additional funding in 2013 for higher education. Frank Blethen and The Seattle Times are also the proud recipients of the 2013 TACTC (Trustees Association of the Community and Technical and Community Colleges) Partner of the Year Award.

Frank has frequently received significant recognition for his leadership on diversity, inclusion and gender equity, including in 2011 receiving the Asian American Journalists Association’s Special Recognition Award and the Northwest Journalists of Color Diversity Award.

The Blethen family and the Seattle Times are known as advocates for diversity, education and community service.  They also own the Yakima Herald-Republic, the Walla Walla Union–Bulletin and several Seattle-area weeklies, including The Issaquah Press.

PLUS...
Seattle Opera's general director Speight Jenkins and new incoming director Aidan Lang discuss the state of opera in Seattle during the short program.


Getting resources from space, for space
Imageby Gary T. Smith

Consider a future that may be far closer than you could have dreamed – mining outer space.

Seriously.

The first components of privately-owned asteroid mining space vehicles, built almost entirely in the Seattle area, will be launched from the International Space Station in October.

So said the CEO and Chief Engineer of Planetary Resources, Chris Lewicki, this Wednesday, which, coincidentally, was the 45th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the flight that landed the first humans on the Moon.

Mining asteroids isn’t so much about enhancing life on earth, though it clearly could.  It’s bigger than that.  Lewicki said asteroid mining is actually “the key to unlocking the solar system.”

ImageWhy?  Because the challenge to making space exploration economical is overcoming the immense cost of escaping earth’s gravity.  In fact, destinations in the solar system that appear to be great distances apart, are, from a fuel point of view, very close to each other – once you get beyond Earth’s pull.  Therefore, beyond the value of minerals on asteroids, if we can simply obtain fuel and water from space itself, our possibilities multiply.


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