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Seattle News
11:55 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Seattle Times Executive Editor Talks Pay Wall And Public-Records Requests

Seattle Times bus ad photographed on April 21, 2009.
Flickr Photo/Oran Viriyincy

The Seattle Times announced this week that they would be instituting a pay wall, meaning that online readers will soon have a limited amount of free access to the website. Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Times Executive Editor David Boardman about the soon-to-be-implemented pay wall, and what he thinks of a Washington bill that would impose limits on public-records requests.

Substance Control
11:52 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Liquor Control Board Talks Pot Regulation

Jake Dimmock, co-owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center medical marijuana dispensary, works with flowering plants in a grow room in Seattle.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

The Liquor Control Board is coming up with regulations for the legal cultivation, processing and retail sale of marijuana to adults. Administrative Director Pat Kohler talks with Ross Reynolds about how the Liquor Control Board is handling Washington legalizing marijuana, and checks in on how the privatization of liquor sales has impacted the state.

Outdoors
10:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Greendays Gardening: Get Ready For Spring

Warming temperatures mean new flowers will begin blooming.
Credit Flickr Photo/Amanda Nichols

Daffodils are pushing through the soil, temperatures are going up (a little). Are you planning your garden?  How can you get the kids involved? Garden experts Greg Rabourn, Marty Wingate and Lisa Taylor are here to answer your questions. Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org.

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Politics & Government
9:40 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Along Party Lines, Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel As The Next Secretary Of Defense

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., who has been nominated to be the next secretary of defense.
Ron Sachs DPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 2:17 pm

Update at 5:10 p.m. ET. Hagel Confirmed:

After an unprecedented filibuster by Republicans, the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense prevailed, Tuesday afternoon.

With a vote of 58 to 41, the Senate acted mostly along party lines to confirm Hagel.

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Global Health
9:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Fighting To End HIV And TB Infections Worldwide

A health care worker in Zimbabwe showcases anti-retroviral (ARV) pills that are given to patients testing HIV positive.
Credit Flickr Photo/DFID - UK Department For International Development

Access to HIV and TB treatment has been improving worldwide. The rate of new infections is going down. But tuberculosis remains deadly, especially for the poverty stricken — TB killed 1.4 million people in 2011. Luwiza Makukula was diagnosed with HIV and TB after her husband died in 2001. Not only was she sick, she was completely isolated. Today, she works with NGOs focused on treatment, care, and support for HIV/TB patients, including Zambia's Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria (CITAM+). Luwiza Makukula joins us.

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Grief & Coping
4:19 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Cheryl Strayed On Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail
Credit Flickr/ asafantman

Author Cheryl Strayed’s mother had just died. Like many in our region, she turned to nature for solace. And hiked a big part of the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT is a place where you can keep on walking until your mind finds stillness, or at least until you're eaten by a bear.

Want more Cheryl Strayed? Hear Ross Reynolds interview her on KUOW.

Other Stories on KUOW Presents, Tuesday, February 26:

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Government
11:49 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Bill Aims To Limit Amount Cities Spend On Public-Record Requests

Representative Dean Takko
Washington State House Democrats Photo

  Leaders of some cities in Washington state say public-records requests take a big bite out of their already strained budgets. A new bill in Olympia aims to fix that. It would limit the amount of time and money cities in Washington would have to spend on public-records requests. Ross Reynolds talks with the bill's prime sponsor, Representative Dean Takko. 

Charitable Giving
11:45 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Are We Too Charitable With Charities?

Cover of "With Charity for All" by Ken Stern.

  There are 1.1 million charities in the US and they raise around $1.5 trillion a year. But former NPR Chief Executive Ken Stern thinks we don’t ask enough about the charities we give to. What should we be asking? Ross Reynolds talks with Ken Stern about his new book, "With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give."

Education
11:44 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Homeschooling Gains Ground In Washington

Students dissect fish as a homeschool project.
Flickr Photo/Bill Townsend

  There are now 1.9 - 2.5 million home-schooled students in the United States. And this year, over 16,000 children are homeschooled in Washington state.

Parents give many different reasons for homeschooling their children: religious or moral convictions, for instance, or concerns about safety in the public school environment. Dissatisfaction with the academic standards of public schools is another reason cited by some parents.

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Oscar Snubs
10:39 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Missing Oscar This Time, Late Ayatollah May Have Another Chance

The "Cardboard Khomeini" spotted in Hollywood.
Credit Flickr/ maryatexitzero

“Iranian State TV Declares 'Argo' Oscars Win A Victory For Iran.” That was the headline this morning on the satirical website known as the Pan Arabia Enquirer. But if the late Ayatollah Khomeini missed a posthumous Oscar for his role in the movie "Argo," he may have another chance coming up.

The author Salman Rushdie’s life is ripe for a screenplay. His story began when the Ayatollah effectively placed a hit on him. Then, it was into the attic for Rushdie. Hear the author tell his own story here, before Hollywood gets involved.

Other Stories From KUOW Presents, Monday, February 25:

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Tech Culture
10:13 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Working From Home: The End Of Productivity Or The Future Of Work?

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Feb. 20, 2013. Under Mayer, Yahoo is ending its remote work policy for employees.
Peter Kramer ASSOCIATED PRESS

In its bid to reshape itself for the future, Yahoo is returning to a workplace culture of the tech industry's past. The Internet giant has reportedly notified its employees they'll no longer be allowed to work from home.

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Environment
10:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Borge Ousland: Adventures In Polar Exploration

A safety sign at Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station.
Credit Flickr Photo/Eli Duke

Global warming and melting ice are rapidly changing the landscape of the Earth's polar regions. What will it mean for life at the poles, and for the rest of the world? Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland has seen this environmental transformation for himself. He’s the first person to complete solo expeditions across both the North and South Poles. In 2010, he completed the Northern Passage – a circumnavigation of the entire Arctic ocean. He joins us to talk about his adventures in the vast, frozen tundra of the poles.

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Politics & Government
9:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Ask Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
Credit Courtesy/City of Seattle

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says the city's next gun buyback will be different. Last month, the city's first buyback program in 20 years took in more than 700 pistols and rifles (and a missile launcher tube used for training). It also saw an impromptu gun show unfold downtown as private buyers snapped up guns for themselves. Mayor McGinn joins us in the studio to talk gun laws. We’ll also discuss his decision to shut down the Seattle Police Department's drone program and why surveillance cameras along Alki in West Seattle won’t be turned on just yet. Have a question for the mayor? Have a question for the mayor? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

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After School
12:26 am
Mon February 25, 2013

How 'Crunch Time' Between School And Sleep Shapes Kids' Health

A new poll explores what happens in American households during the hours between school and bedtime.
Image courtesy of The Bishop family (left), The Benavides family (top right), NPR (center) and The Jacobs family (bottom right)

Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 8:30 am

It's an important question for American families and the nation as a whole: Why do so many kids weigh too much?

There are recent hints the epidemic may be abating slightly. Still, one in every three American kids is overweight or obese.

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Science
2:41 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Attack By Chondrite: Scientists ID Russian Meteor

Researchers who studied pieces of the meteor collected near Lake Cherbarkul say it was a common chondrite meteor. The largest of the 53 fragments was one centimeter in diameter. Photo provided by the Urals Federal University Press Service.
Alexander Khlopotov AP

The meteor that caused at least 1,000 injuries in Russia after a startling and powerful daytime explosion one week ago has been identified as a chondrite. Russian scientists who analyzed fragments of the meteor, whose large size and well-documented impact made it a rarity, say that its composition makes it the most common type of meteor we encounter here on Earth.

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