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Advice From The Future
12:54 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

Flickr Photo/Jen Collins

Common knowledge says with age comes wisdom. So what do you wish you knew 10, 20 or 30 years ago? NBA all-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently wrote that he would tell his younger self to be patient, learn French and get his nose out of books to watch more TV. What about you? What advice would you give your younger self?

Debunking Myths
12:52 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Only Children: Lonely And Selfish?

Lauren Sandler's book "One and Only."

There are long held stereotypes that children who grow up without siblings are selfish, lonely and spoiled — and they stay that way their entire lives.  It is a stereotype that has existed for decades, penetrated many generations and has not only held in America but in other countries as well.

Lauren Sandler looked at the stereotypes and researched the experiences of only children while writing her book, “One and Only: The Freedom of Having Only One Child and the Joy of Being One.” Throughout her research she came across the belief held by many that you are a bad person if you are an only child and you are a bad person if you choose to have only one child. But what does that look like inside the family? Sandler tells Jeannie Yandel about what it really means to be an only child.

State Of US Economy
12:49 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

It’s The Economy, Stupid!

As the quote by President Bill Clinton goes, one of the highest priorities on everyone's mind is the state of the economy. The International Monetary Fund released its most recent report on the state of the US economy this week. And the Fed says it will start rolling back its stimulus plan soon. So, what does this mean for US economic recovery? Felix Salmon is a financial reporter for Reuters. He explains the latest in economic news.

Street Music Celebration
12:45 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Honk Fest Comes To Seattle

Flickr Photo/Joe Mabel

You may come across raucous marching bands, dressed in crazy costumes and playing music in the street this weekend. But don’t worry, it’s just Honk Fest: the annual celebration of street music.

Tank Leak Update
12:44 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Hanford Tank Could Be Leaking Radioactive Waste Into Soil

A rendering of Hanford's double-shell tanks.
Flickr Photo/Department of Energy Office of River Protection

For months now, we’ve known that six underground storage tanks at the Hanford nuclear reservation have been leaking radioactive waste. Now, the worst of these tanks may be leaking contaminated waste into the soil. Yesterday, radioactive material was detected outside the tank. Jeannie Yandel talks with King 5 investigate reporter Susannah Frame, who has been following this story closely.

Death With Dignity Act
12:34 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Rise In Number Of Assisted-Dying Patients

The number of terminally ill patients who opted for assisted dying in Washington state increased 17 percent this past year. A total of 376 terminally ill adults have received medication to help end life since the Death with Dignity Act passed in 2009 according to the Washington State Department of Health’s annual report on assisted dying. Jeannie Yandel talks with Donn Moyer from the DOH about the new report.

Your Take On The News
10:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Change Of Heart For The Police Guild, Boeing In Paris And More News Of The Week

  It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. The president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Rich O’Neill has said he’ll accept the DOJ reforms and urges the members of the police union to do the same. The state is preparing for a shutdown if a deal is not made on the budget. Airbus expresses its interest in Washington state, as Boeing’s 787 faces more trouble in the air. Our regular panel is in to discuss the news of the week. What news piqued your interest this week? Share your thoughts by email.

Space News And Radio Satire
9:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

The Farm Bill, Science News, And Stan Freberg

Flickr Photo/Eric Horst

Farm Bill Is Defeated
It used to be relatively easy to pass the Farm Bill.  Not this time.  The Bill was defeated in the House  What happened?  What does that mean for farmers and people on food stamps?  Todd Zwillich the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway explains what’s next for the Farm Bill.

The News From Space
NBC News Digital science editor Alan Boyle discusses the latest news in physical and space science.

A Conversation With Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg is a well-loved humorist and satirist of radio and television.  He and his wife Hunter Freberg appear live in the KUOW studios to reflect on his career.  

Video highlights from our interview with the Frebergs

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Prisoner Swap Possibility
8:21 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Taliban Statement Renews Hope For Idaho Soldier's Release


Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 2:15 pm

News that the Taliban is open to a prisoner swap is bringing renewed hope to supporters of a captive soldier from the Northwest.

Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Idaho, has been a Taliban prisoner for nearly four years now, and there's still no timeline for his return.

A senior Taliban spokesman in Doha, Qatar, told the Associated Press that the group would be willing to turn over Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay. It would be the first step – a confidence building measure – in wider negotiations over the future of Afghanistan.

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Making A Quick Point
8:00 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Five Minutes Onstage At Ignite Seattle

Rebecca Lovell at Ignite Seattle 17.
Flickr Photo/Randy Stewart

Five minutes onstage. What would you say?

That's the premise of Ignite Seattle, a regular worldwide event where presenters get five minutes to get a point across. Speakers at May’s event touched on a variety of topics, including busking in Pike Place Market, stalking strangers online and teaching children how to fail.

Ignite Seattle 20 took place at Town Hall on May 16. The talk was moderated by Seattle Times columnist Monica Guzman.

Russian Political Trials
1:29 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

For Mother Of Russian Billionaire, It's A Lonely Train Ride To Arctic Prison To Visit Her Son

Russian Plains
Credit Flickr Photo/giocomai

In the last 12 months there has been a series of political trials in Russia. First there was the punk rock group Pussy Riot. Then, demonstrators from the anti-Putin protest movement faced the court followed by the rising star of the opposition, Alexei Navalny. Some say Putin is using the justice system to shut down their political rivals and that this kind of injustice is accelerating.

When This Whole Thing Started

It began ten years ago with the arrest of the oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He has been in prison ever since. First, he was in Siberia. Now, he's at the edge of the Arctic. His mother travels vast distances to visit him.

Today on KUOW Presents, we join her on that long, cold train ride.

Full list of stories from KUOW Presents,  June 20:

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Education Updates
11:16 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Ann Dornfeld On Summer School News

School's out for summer! Ann Dornfeld reviews the past year and looks ahead to what can be expected in education going into next year.
Flickr Photo/Chris Campbell

 Schools out for summer! How did Washington state schools fare in a time of more budget cuts and new charter school legislation? David Hyde takes a look back at the school year with KUOW’s education reporter Ann Dornfeld.

Rise of Crowdsourcing
11:15 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Do Critics Still Matter?

Do companies care more about the crowdsourced opinions from places like Trip Adivsor and Yelp than traditional critics? Do people still want a profesional opinion to guide them to a new restaurant?
Flickr Photo/Michael Dorausch

  “Everyone’s a critic,” the saying goes. And more and more, that’s becoming less a figure of speech and more a statement of fact. In the age of Yelp, customer reviews and carefully curated blogs, do professional critics matter anymore? If the lines are blurring between customer reviews and professional criticism, what are we losing? David Hyde talks to professional critic Daniel Mendelsohn, freelance critic Douglas Wolk, and Jim DeRogatis from public radio program Sound Opinions about the importance of critics in the age of crowdsourcing.

Online Silk Road
11:13 am
Thu June 20, 2013

The Silk Road: Online's Wild West

   Based on recent reports by the Guardian and intelligence leaks by former CIA employee Edward Snowden, it’s clear that the federal government can track online activity pretty easily. But there’s also a mysterious far-off corner of the internet, one that’s much harder to track. It’s a place where people go to buy illegal drugs and even dangerous weapons. And they pay for all of it in electronic currency. Andy Greenberg, Forbes Magazine writer, tells David Hyde about this online black market, also known as the Silk Road.  Greenberg is author of the book "This Machine Kills Secrets," a chronicle of the history and future of information leaks, from the Pentagon papers to Wikileaks and beyond. 

Healthy Diet
11:04 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Vitamin Advice From A Nutritionist

Flickr Photo/Shannon Kringen

  According to the Center for Disease Control, more than half of all adults in the US use dietary supplements. Multivitamins — pills that pack at least three different vitamins into one little tablet — are most common . But is more always better? David Hyde finds out from Judy Simon, a clinical dietitian and nutritionist at UW Medical Center's Roosevelt Clinic.