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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.

Political Prose
8:00 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Politics In Verse With Calvin Trillin

Author Calvin Trillin poses in his Greenwich Village apartment in New York in 2006.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

America's deadline poet Calvin Trillin presents this talk about the 2012 presidential election -- in verse. With wry humor, Trillin discusses politics, campaigns and poetry, including the frustrating difficulty of trying to rhyme words with presidential candidate names. He spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on December 10, 2012.

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Personal Experience
2:00 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Growing Up In A Neighborhood Where You Don't Trust The Police

NYPD officers
Credit Flickr/Bryan Hutcheson

Radio Rookie Edwin Llanos grew up in New York neighborhoods where officers frequently stopped and frisked kids. Because of that, a lot of those kids didn't trust cops to help them when they needed help.

New York civil rights groups want the NYPD to change its stop-and-frisk policy. Edwin thinks such a policy change might help police gain more people's trust. He found one 2009 study by the Southern Economic Journal that suggested kids who don’t trust the police look to gangs for protection.

A few years ago when Edwin got into a tough situation, he wasn't sure who to turn to. In his WNYC Radio Rookie piece "Who's Going to Protect Me?" Edwin gives us an unflinching look into his world, and the conflicting messages that surround him when it comes to knowing who to trust for help.

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Ethics
11:56 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Giving To Panhandlers

Credit flickr/Kdt

To give or not to give? That's the question many of us face when encountering panhandlers on Seattle's sidewalks. Some people make up their minds about how to act and don't deviate from the script. For others, the ethical questions resurface with every encounter.

Now, it seems we're at a crossroads. Many people are still out of work. Yet social services will probably be cut even further next year. Will that change how you give?

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The Future
11:48 am
Thu December 27, 2012

How To Create A Mind

Author and inventor Ray Kurzweil, 56, sits in front of a music mixing board in his office, in Wellesley, Mass., Jan. 12, 2005.
Steven Senne AP Photo

Futurist and author Ray Kurzweil thinks we’re headed for a future where machines will become more like people, people will integrate computers and machines into their bodies, and we will live longer — much longer. Ross Reynolds talks with Ray Kurzweil about his latest book, "How to Create a Mind."

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Life And Culture
10:00 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Our Regrets For 2012

What are your regrets for 2012?
Credit Flickr photo/Germán Garibaldi

The Stranger publishes a regrets issue at the end of every year. It's a list of the mistakes, missed opportunities and blunders made throughout the year. What regrets do you have for 2012? What do you wish you had (or had not) done? We want to hear your stories. David Schmader, associate editor at The Stranger, joins us to share his regrets.  

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Environment
9:00 am
Thu December 27, 2012

The Next Act For Clean Water

What is the future of clean water?
Credit Flickr photo/Ibrahim Areef

The Clean Water Act turned 40 this year. What has it accomplished? Where would we be without it? And what will the next 40 years look like for clean water in this country? Weekday presents a special broadcast produced by KUOW's EarthFix and Living On Earth from Public Radio International.

Personal Story
2:00 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Portrait Of The Bully As A Young Man

Schoolyard bullying
Credit Flickr/Thomas Ricker

Jeff's reputation as a bully was something of a legend in the coastal town where he grew up.  Eight years later, and with a chance to start over again, Jeff knows why he bullied -- but he also knows why it might still work for him. Can someone grow out of bullying? And what would it take for bullying to seem less useful in the first place? In "Portrait Of The Bully As A Young Man," independent radio producer Jones Franzel takes on these messy life questions to get an honest and unflinching look at what it means to be a bully. This piece is presented by Blunt Youth Radio's Incarcerated Youth Speak Out Project.

Other Stories On KUOW Presents:

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Canada And Economy
10:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Top Canadian News In 2012

Canadian flag.
Credit Flickr Photo/Christopher Policarpio

Vaughn Palmer joins us to take a look back at the big stories in Canada. From the pipeline proposals to the appointment of a Canadian to be head of the Bank of England to the hockey strike, we will look back on Canada's year.

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Movies
9:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Robert Horton's Best Movies Of 2012

Batman, Bilbo, Bond: Box-office success stories, but are they 2012's best movies?
Credit courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment, New Line Cinema, MGM

What was the best movie of 2012? The year saw the return of Batman, Bilbo and Bond, but box office blowout doesn't mean it's the best movie. Where would you rank "Moonrise Kingdom, "Lincoln" or "Beasts of the Southern Wild?" Let's look back on Celluloid 2012 with film critic Robert Horton.

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The Conversation's Top 5
1:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Top 5 Shows In 2012: Arwen Nicks' Favorite Conversations

I feel extremely fortunate that I get to work on The Conversation with Ross Reynolds and David Hyde (and the interns — hi interns!) But! I've been tasked with picking a mere five conversations that are my favorite from 2012 and thus, in no particular order here are my favorites. 

1. There is a joke around here that if a book has been written about the way the brain works, I will pitch a show on it. It is funny because it is true. My very favorite interview from the year was when Ross sat down with neuroscientist Simon LeVay to talk about his book on the science of sexual orientation, "Gay, Straight and the Reasons Why."


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The Conversation's Top 5
1:00 am
Tue December 25, 2012

Top 5 Shows In 2012: Ross Reynolds' Favorite Conversations

Charles Royer, Greg Nickes, Norm Rice, KUOW's Foursquare Mayor Ross Reynolds, and Paul Schell.

So many great interviews and call-ins to choose from! Novelist's Jennifer Egan and John Irving, William Broad on the science of yoga, Sam Harris on free will, Charles Duhigg on the power of habit, Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, director Lynn Shelton, actor Gary Oldman, our Sub Pop Records tour with Megan Jasper.

But if I had to boil it down to my top five (and I do!) here they are in no particular order.

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Holiday Music
8:00 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Pink Martini's Multilingual Holiday Joy

Pink Martini performing at Nice Jazz Festival in 2008.
Credit Flickr illustration/Guillaume Laurent

Portland's Pink Martini released "Joy To The World" in November 2010. It's a collection of nondenominational holiday music from various countries. Among the traditional holiday tunes that we can all sing along to, the album features works in Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish -- the list goes on. It's a joyful celebration of culture.

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