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Words And Phrases
11:35 am
Wed January 2, 2013

What Words From 2012 Would You Banish?

Totes, amazeballs, schweet: plenty to pick from here.
Sam Easterby-Smith Flickr

Bring us your tired metaphors, overused phrases and words that summon an unpleasant visceral reaction. Ben Zimmer, language columnist for the Boston Globe, explains why these words and phrases bother us so much. Sometimes a word variant sounds odd to our ear, even if it’s correct, such as “pleaded” rather than “plead.” Other problems arise when words reveal disparities, such as a lack of an equivalent term for the opposite gender. And jargon can become offensive when it migrates from its original community to more common use in mainstream media or by different age groups.

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Northwest Business News
10:00 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Canada, Commerce And Culture: NW Business News And Films At MOHAI

Victoria Times-Colonist columnist Les Leyne brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton shares some of the movie offerings at Seattle's newly reopened Museum of History and Industry. Then, Michael Parks looks at Amazon's big 2012, Microsoft's make-or-break 2013 and what Boeing's backlog means for the region's employment.

Economy And Politics
9:00 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Congress Reaches A Deal On Fiscal Cliff

The House voted 257-167 late last night to pass the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The bill now goes to the President, but sets up another confrontation over taxes and spending in just weeks. We check in with Jill Jackson of CBS News and hear from Representative Jim McDermott about why he voted against the deal.

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Poetry
9:00 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Elissa Ball In Praise Of "Analog Love"

Performance poet Elissa Ball
Credit Olivia McCausland

Performance poet Elissa Ball comes from the  ethos of Riot Grrrl and punk.  She distributed her poems via do-it-yourself zines beginning in her early teen years. Her poem "Analog Love" offers exuberant praise for the pre-digital sensual world.

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Poetry
11:34 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Kathleen Flenniken On Coming To Terms With Hanford

B Reactor at the Hanford nuclear site.
Credit Wikimedia

In childhood, our allegiances, our loves, are often black and white, simplistic. One of the difficult parts of becoming an adult is reconciling ourselves to the failings and flaws in what we have loved and admired. Sometimes the task involves recognizing our own complicity in those failings.

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Arctic Drilling
3:13 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Oil Rig Adrift In Alaska

The tug Nanuq and the tug Aiviq (not pictured) tow the mobile drilling unit Kulluk in 15 to 20-foot seas, 80 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska, 12/29/12. The tug Aiviq lost the initial tow Thursday and suffered several engine failures.
Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis US Coast Guard

An oil rig that was on its way to a Seattle shipyard from Alaska went adrift in the Gulf of Alaska on Sunday. John Ryan told Ross Reynolds about it on The Conversation.


More from KUOW
12:40 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Cheers And Jeers: Alcohol In America

Leopold Brothers, a distillery in Ann Arbor, makes absynthe using wormwood.
Andrew Morrell Flickr

Coming up on Spotlight, December 31 at 8:00 p.m.

In this hour of BackStory, we're all about the boozin'. Along the way, we ask when and why consumption and production has ebbed and flowed. We look at why rum became the drink of choice among revolutionary troops, why American Indians were rejecting alcohol two centuries before the rest of the country, and follow the long march toward Prohibition.

Originally produced a few years ago, this episode has been revised to include new segments and reflect fresh insight into the subject.

Looking Back
12:27 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

What Defines 2012 For You?

Here's wishing you many tripple-word scores in 2013.
Sally Mahoney Flickr

It’s the time of year when media outlets do stories on the top 10 news stories of the year. But we don’t live our lives in the news. What are the top stories from your personal life in 2012? A birth, a death, a graduation, a move? Did you finish that book, get that small business rolling? Learn to make sushi? What are the hallmark events of 2012 in your life? Ross Reynolds reviews the year with KUOW listeners.

Year-End Review
10:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Counting Down 2012: Part 2

The end of the year brings the opportunity for reflection and a chance to look back as we prepare for the year ahead. In that spirit, we listen back to the "Year in Weekday" — some of the stories, big and small, that had our attention in 2012.

Year-End Review
9:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Counting Down 2012

What was your favorite story from 2012?
Credit Flickr/Dan Moyle

The end of the year brings the opportunity for reflection and a chance to look back as we prepare for the year ahead. In that spirit, we listen back to the "Year in Weekday" — some of the stories, big and small, that had our attention in 2012.

The Conversation's Top 5
8:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Top 5 Shows In 2012: David Hyde's Favorite Conversations

Nancy Pearl action figure.
Credit KUOW Photo

  Here are five programs we did in 2012 that I loved. Each is an interview about a Seattle person. And they all have big, bold personalities. Who knew?

1. Who Is Nancy Pearl? 

You’ve heard librarian Nancy Pearl share her picks for great books and stories on NPR and KUOW. But what is Nancy Pearl’s own story? What does she do when she’s NOT reading books? Much is revealed when she sits down with Ross Reynolds.

2. Who Is David Brewster? 

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Family Life
2:00 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

The Last Mile: The Car Ride That Changed A Life

When 15-year-old Noah St. John’s two moms go for a long car ride it’s because they’re having a fight, and they don’t want to argue in front of Noah. But one night, Noah’s two moms head to the car — and they ask Noah to come along. Noah shares the story of that anxiety-inducing car ride in front of a live audience for NPR.

Other Stories On KUOW Presents:

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After High School
10:53 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Episode 35: Dance, Rap, Or Study? Three Teens' Answers To "What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?"

Deepa Liegel as the Sugar Plum Fairy with Richard Peacock in the Cornish Junior Dance Company's 2012 production of the 'Nutcracker.'
Credit Colleen Dishy

In this month’s RadioActive podcast, hosts Bryce Ellis and Daniel Metz hear stories about high school students who aren’t "sluffin" when it comes to their futures (if you don’t know what "sluffin" means this show has got your definition).

One of the kids in these stories goes down the traditional four-year college route, while the others travel off the beaten path:

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News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Your Take On The News

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a news conference on the fiscal cliff. Washington, DC, Dec. 20, 2012.
Jacquelyn Martin AP Photo

It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Eli Sanders, Knute Berger and David Horsey. Talks on taxes and spending are getting down to the wire in Washington, DC, and even Starbucks is urging cooperation to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Will there be a deal before the December 31 deadline?

We'll also take a look back at the region's big stories of 2012, from history-making decisions on marijuana and marriage equality, to Seattle's steps toward police reform and a deal for a third pro sports stadium. What stories caught your attention? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

Music
9:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

The Song That Sings The Year

Illuminated music.
Phil Hilfiker Flickr

What is the song that sings 2012 for you? Is it a timeless favorite or a new track that captures your mood? Adele, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber topped the pop charts. Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was inescapable for a minute there.

Who topped the charts in your life? We want to hear about the one song that best sums up your experiences in 2012. Share your songs and music-related stories with us at 800.289.5869 or weekday@kuow.org

We'll also get our regular weekend weather forecast from Nick Bond.

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