Did you miss Wednesday’s broadcast? It’s all here. Host Deborah Wang and I chat about “who (really) rides the bus” in Seattle, and so much more. As a writer for The Urbanist I try to bring a balancing element with my human-interest stories, reminding us that amidst all the housing, transit, and urban planning documents we (okay, maybe just I) love nerding out on, what really we’re talking about at the end of the day are individual human beings with stories and dreams, ordinary people who wish to survive– even thrive– in this increasingly challenging city. In response to the question of who rides our buses, Deb and I endeavor to touch on both the data side of things as well as the personal side. 

Click here for KUOW’s page with a link to the full radio hour (fascinating stuff!), as well as a direct link to my piece; scroll down for my segment. 

Huge thanks to everyone at KUOW who put this together, to you who support this site and take an interest, to Metro for letting me be me, and to the peeps out there for being exactly who they are.


For other interviews with me on NPR, various podcasts, television, and print outlets, click here. 

For more on my book (as mentioned in the broadcast), click here.

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Nathan Vass has had work displayed in over twenty photography shows, designed a book and three album covers, including two for Neil Welch. His “My Favorite Things” tour at Seattle Art Museum was the highest-attended such tour there. Nathan is also the director of eight films, four of which have shown at festivals, and one of which premiered at Henry Art Gallery. He owns a photography business, Two Photography, with Larry Huang, and has photographed a dozen-plus weddings. Born in South Central LA, he holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, and is also a prolific writer and sometime painter. Formerly a Hollywood resident, he still contributes film reviews to Erik Samdahl's site, Filmjabber. In addition, he holds a side job as a public bus driver, which he enjoys almost as much as directing films- if not slightly more so! He is a two-time winner of Metro’s Operator of the Month award and holds a record number of commendations.