Reactor Factor – Exhibition Opening & Kids Day – Saturday, August 1st


Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening of the Daughters of Hanford exhibition at the REACH Interpretative Center.

The event will be held Saturday, August 1st from 11am-2pm.

A special invitation is extended to any kiddos that may be interested in participating in fun learning experiences about science and technology!

See you and yours at the REACH!

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Daughters of Hanford is presented by The REACH, Washington State University Tri-Cities and Northwest Public Radio, a service of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. 

Daughters Of Hanford Releases New Musical Theme, Exhibit Opens At The REACH Aug. 1


The multimedia project Daughters of Hanford opening at The REACH in Richland, Wash., Aug. 1, released its new musical theme called “Fission Phizz” today.

Walla Walla area composers Sally Singer Tuttle and Kristin Vining composed and performed the whimsical theme, which will pique public radio listeners’ interest when they are played with the feature stories. “Fission Phizz” is also a free downloadable (right click to save the file) ringtone.

Tuttle has played venues like Boston’s Tanglewood Music Center, New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia. She teamed up with pianist Kristin Vining to create the song “Fission Phizz.” The two musicians were inspired to compose for Daughters of Hanford when they learned that the fresh multimedia exhibit tells stories about women and their relationship with the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

“This project is unique,” Vining said, “in that Sally and I had to instantly communicate a specific sense of energy through music. Also the fact that we, as women and artists, were collaborating musically to celebrate the stories of other women gave this project a unique sense of excitement.”

Co-composer and cello player Tuttle, says she imagined a piano sound that bubbles and fizzes in a continuous and energetic sort of chemical process.

Fission Phizz BTS (AK)-05

“Kristin found the sound, following two preparatory chords, the thoughtful setting up of an experiment,” Tuttle said. “The cello begins as a separate voice of equal mass, the hummed song of a happy woman of brilliant mind.”

Daughters stories are really gaining momentum and regional interest now,” said Anna King, Daughters principal. “It was so fun to work with Sally and Kristen as they finessed this piece of music into its final form. Lilting, bubbly and wonderful – we feel so lucky to have ‘Fission Phizz’ as part of our series of a dozen public radio stories and portraits.”

For more information contact Anna King at 253.208.7727 or  

Right click on the links to save the files

Fission Phizz Ringtone
Ringtone Instructions (.pdf)
Ringtone Composers Bios (.pdf)

Press Release (.pdf)


Anna King was part of of the Columbia Forum and spoke about Daughters of Hanford.  Read about it here.

Press Release

Photographer, Public Radio Correspondent and Artist Launch Daughters of Hanford Multimedia Series

Interactive gallery show opens July 2015 at the REACH Museum

Richland, Wash. — March 3, 2015 — The multimedia project Daughters of Hanford debuts this
week on public radio across the Northwest in honor of Women’s History Month in March.
The project weaves oral histories with portraiture in a 12-part radio series, interactive website,
geo-mapping application and art exhibit opening in July 2015 at the REACH in Richland. The goal is to
share with listeners and viewers the experiences of @HanfordWomen past, present and future.

Daughters of Hanford illuminates women who have played a role in the development of the
Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and have been affected by the largest refinery of weaponized
plutonium, which is now the largest environmental cleanup site in the nation. It features
interviews, photography and design produced by three collaborators:

Anna King is a correspondent for the Northwest News Network, a collaboration of more than a
dozen regional public radio stations. She reports on everything from agriculture to Hanford for 1.6
million weekly listeners. She’s producing the dozen radio stories about women and Hanford.

Kai-Huei Yau, a Seattle-based photographer and former journalist at the Tri-City Herald, is
photographing portraits of each woman that will complement these radio stories and comprise
the gallery exhibit at the REACH.

Doug Gast is an exhibiting artist, an associate professor of fine arts, and the director of the Digital
Technology and Culture program at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He is creating a webbased
platform that enables visitors to view the portraits and artwork and hear each woman’s
story in her own words.

Daughters of Hanford will teach and inspire future generations of artists, engineers, journalists,
watchdogs and scientists while serving as a catalyst for regional discussion.

The project is hosted by the REACH and sponsored by Northwest Public Radio and Washington
State University Tri-Cities. This project is also made possible by generous support from members of the community.

Phyllis Fletcher 206.221.2728

Download the .pdf