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Casey Dunau

Journalist, Content Producer, Marketing Copy Writer

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Steve Zakuani

To kickoff our first episode, we welcome Sounders legend Steve Zakuani to the studio. Steve takes us back to his roots in Tottenham to discuss how grime music, north London, and traveling the world as a youth footballer helped shape his style of play and his life.

Feature writing

Sounder At Heart
Lagerwey and Leerdam: Another Summer Match

Garth Lagerwey is patient. When he first took the reigns as Seattle's GM in 2015, he was careful to sit back and observe others in the front office before imposing his will. "I wanted to learn from them as much as, hopefully, I brought to the table on my end," he said in a fourfourtwo article that chronicled Nico Lodeiro's historic 2016 signing.

Music writing

Song of the Day: Worriers - They/Them/Theirs

That could make for a lot of pressure, especially in taking on the weight of topics that possess far-reaching implications and high personal stakes-a fact that Lauren Denitizio readily acknowledges in her lyrics when lamenting, "So many questions get asked/So many times I don't have the energy I'd like to correct and react."

Live Video: Craig Finn

Some artists write songs about themselves, pulling facts from their lives in hopes of finding some mutual truths that can connect with their audience. Others create more from their imagination, searching for the universal within the abstract. Still even more operate in a sort of grey area between the two, filling in embellishing details when their concrete surroundings fall short.

Creative writing

The KEXP Blog
Album Review: Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Kanye West is crazy. Or so people like to say with a sort of flippant superiority. Only thing is, this time around on his highly awaited, hotly debated, and incessantly fiddled with latest album, The Life of Pablo, he's saying it, too. In three separate instances on the record, he declares instability.

Sounder At Heart
Tactics and Trends: A bye-week retrospective

As the MLS schedule takes a pseudo-international break before the final stretch of regular season matches, now seems as good a time as any to take stock of where the Sounders are and how they got there.

Sounder At Heart
Tactics and Trends: Lodeiro's mighty midfield

Nicolas Lodeiro is without question one of the Seattle Sounders most important players. Since making his debut in the summer of 2016, he's led the team to an MLS Cup, a Western Conference Championship, and an MLS record for most consecutive matches won in regulation during a single season.

Breaking news reporting

Sounder At Heart
Brian Schmetzer can't promise Clint Dempsey will return

Brian Schmetzer opened up on the status of Clint Dempsey during his weekly interview with Dave "Softy" Mahler and Dick Fain from 950 KJR. After waxing poetic on duels won and other successes from the Sounders record tying 7th straight win against the Portland Timbers, the interview addressed the correlation between Seattle's unbeaten streak and the absence of arguably their biggest star.

Sounder At Heart
Sounders will open 2019 at home against FC Cincinnati

Major League Soccer has released the schedule for every team's home opener of the 2019 season. The Seattle Sounders will kick off the season hosting expansion side, FC Cincinnati, at CenturyLink Field on March 2. That match will mark the third time the Sounders have played their home opener against an expansion club.

Song writing/performance and video editing