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3:07 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

What Happens When Public Agencies Have Private Interests?

Port of Seattle.
Flickr Photo/SLV Native (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Tacoma News Tribune reporter John Gillie about the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma and whether or not recent closed meetings violated state law. 

3:05 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

See Stars Sparkle At This Tiny Seattle-Area Observatory

Jonathan Fay designed his observatory based off of Mt. Wilson in Los Angeles.
Credit KUOW Photo/Jimmy Lovaas

Tonight is the first night in the new moon’s cycle, which means the moon is almost completely dark.

That’s great news if you want to look at the night sky through a telescope.

”Full moons are really disastrous for observing because they light up all the atmosphere, they’re very bright. It’s one of the worst light polluters,” said Jonathan Fay.

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Wealth Gap
9:16 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Washington State Taxes Poor Harder Than Rich

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Marilyn Watkins, policy director at the Economic Opportunity Institute, and Paul Guppy, vice president for research at the Washington Policy Center, about how Washington state should amend its tax policy to be fair and competitive.

Good Reads
2:55 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Nancy Pearl Reads Up On Middle East Culture

Ted Rall's book, "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back As Honored Guests," and Ari Shavit's book, "My Promised Land."

Marcie Sillman talks with everyone's favorite librarian, Nancy Pearl, who has been inspired by current Middle East politics to read up on the culture and history of the region. She recommends "After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back As Honored Guests," by Ted Rall, and "My Promised Land," by Ari Shavit.

Climate Change
2:38 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Appealing To A Higher Authority In Climate Effort

Demonstrators at the People's Climate March in Seattle on September 21.
Credit Earth Ministry's Facebook page

Marcie Sillman speaks with Jessie Dye, outreach director for Earth Ministry, about the 2014 UN Climate Summit and the involvement of religious groups in environmental work.

King County Executive
2:33 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Funding King County And Fixing A Broken Tax System

King County Executive Dow Constantine in the KUOW studios.
Credit KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

Marcie Sillman talks to King County Executive Dow Constantine  about the new 2015-2016 budget.

3:24 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

The New Frontiers In iPhone 6 Technology

Apple the iPhone 6 last week.
Credit Flickr Photo/thronx (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel talks with Todd Bishop, co-founder and editor of GeekWire, about Star Trek, Boeing's venture to space and the new iPhone 6. 

3:22 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Bellevue’s Head Planner Says Affordable Housing Challenge Is 'Truly Daunting'

A view of Bellevue from an apartment complex.
Credit Flickr Photo/Deborah Austin (CC-BY-ND-ND)

Jeannie Yandel talks with director of Bellevue's planning and community development department, Chris Salamone, about rising rents in Bellevue and the future of housing on the Eastside.

3:22 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Interim Superintendent Aims To Keep Seattle Public Schools On A Steady Course

Marcie Sillman speaks with Seattle Public Schools Interim Superintendent Larry Nyland about the challenges ahead as he takes charge of Seattle Public Schools.

Author Interview
3:22 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Novel Tackles Family's Life With Alzheimer's

Credit Matthew Thomas' book "We Are Not Ourselves."

Marcie Sillman talks to author Matthew Thomas about his first novel "We Are Not Ourselves."

3:21 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

To Combat Rare Respiratory Virus, Use Common Sense

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Dr. Danielle Zerr, head of pediatric infectious diseases at Seattle Children’s Hospital, about how to recognize and prevent enterovirus D68, a rare and potentially severe respiratory virus.

4:45 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Enterovirus Confirmed In Washington State

Marcie Sillman talks with KUOW's Ruby DeLuna about the spread of enterovirus D68 in King County.

United? Kingdom
3:01 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Seattle-Area Scots React To 'No' Vote

Credit Flickr Photo/@PaulDCocker (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman gets reactions from Scottish-born locals  Joyce Denton, David McCann and Andrew McDiarmid after the results of Thursday's referendum on Scotland's independence from the United Kingdom.

Street Performance
2:51 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Seattle Celebrates 40 Years Of Busking Without Getting Busted

A busker in Pike Place Market.
Flickr Photo/Paul Elliott (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Forty years ago, busking, or playing music in the street for money, became legal in Seattle. Now, it's officially "Busking Week" to celebrate, and KUOW caught up with local musician Josh Philpott as he played guitar downtown.

International Politics
2:50 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Congress Approves Sending Arms To Syrian Opposition

Ross Reynolds talks with Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., about his decision to vote for a measure to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition forces to fight against the militant Islamic State.