Podcast | Dan Evans: Governor, senator, environmentalist

After Evans’ appearance at a Northwest Power and Conservation Council meeting, Venice Buhain and Knute Berger discuss his impact on Washington.

Governor Dan Evans greeting Tony Le and son

Governor Dan Evans greeting Tony Le and son at Camp Murray, Washington, May 20, 1975. (Courtesy of MOHAI, 2000.

Dan Evans has been a force in Washington for decades.  

The public figure, now 98, has plenty of titles under his belt: Engineer. Washington governor. U.S. Senator.  

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In this episode of Northwest Reports, host Maleeha Syed speaks with Cascade PBS associate news editor Venice Buhain about the former three-term governor’s impact on Washington. She recently went to an event attended by Evans, put on by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (which Evans once chaired) at Evergreen State College (where Evans once served as president).    

Syed also speaks with Cascade PBS editor-at-large Knute Berger, who grew up in Washington, about what it was like watching Evans’ legacy develop over the years. 

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