Feminist author and blogger Jessica Valenti takes a critical look at motherhood in her new book, "Why Have Kids?" Valenti talks with David Hyde about the pros and cons of raising kids in the 21st century and listeners weigh in.
In 2003, Noel worked at an ad agency. Like everyone else at the agency, Noel wanted to work with high-profile, flashy clients like Apple. Then an insurance company hired the ad agency, and everyone, including Noel, hoped to avoid what looked like a boring job for a boring client. Of course, Noel got stuck working with the insurance company, trying to help them explain how simple it was to sign up for their insurance online. That insurance company was GEICO. And Noel’s work led to GEICO’s well-known caveman ads. In an interview titled "What Gave You That Idea?" with producer Starlee Kine, we're guided back through Noel's surprising, culturally rich path of inspiration.
Although the governor’s race is receiving the most press coverage this year, it’s not the only battle for control of state government. Republicans think they have a chance to win control of the state Senate for the first time in a decade. Democrats also hope to increase their majority.
Chris Grygiel, the Washington state news editor for the Associated Press, joins us with an inside look at how the parties are stacking up.
Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the news from Canada, we look at what’s happening at the movies with film critic Robert Horton, and The Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton reviews the latest economic news.
The Clean Water Act took effect 40 years ago Thursday. In 1972, stormwater pollution was nowhere near a top priority. Today, it’s taken the lead as the top water contaminator. How bad is it? Puget Sound diver Laura James takes us where nobody wants to go — inside a stormwater outfall — to get an upclose look.
This November, voters once again have the chance to weigh in on whether to set up charter schools in Washington state. Forty-one states currently allow charter schools; Initiative 1240 is the fourth attempt since 1996 to pass a charter school law here. Supporters of charter schools say they will allow for more diversity and flexibility in education. Opponents argue charters lack a record of success and will mean a loss of revenue for public education.
The fifth and final debate between Washington’s candidates for governor was punctuated by personal attacks. Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna met in Seattle Tuesday night. The format encouraged them to engage each other.
One of the most personal exchanges came when the candidates had a chance to pose a question of each other. Republican McKenna asked Inslee to explain why the Democratic candidate has yet to pick up a single daily newspaper endorsement.
Inslee responded that he doesn’t work for the newspapers.
A Canadian border guard is still recovering after being shot at the Peach Arch crossing north of Blaine, Washington. The suspect shot himself at the scene.
The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon when a White Ford Econovan with Washington State plates pulled up to the Peace Arch Border Crossing. In very short order, the female Canada Border Services Agency officer was shot in the neck and the driver of the van, a lone male, committed suicide.
Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 8:57 am
Is that 6 a.m. workout getting in the way of good sleep? Don't think your fat cells won't notice.
A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that inadequate shut-eye has a harmful response on fat cells, reducing their ability to respond to insulin by about 30 percent. Over the long-term, this decreased response could set the stage for Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease and weight gain.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The airwaves in Washington are chock-a-block with campaign ads. But one group’s missing from the fray despite its reputation for not pulling any punches. We’re talking about Washington home builders.
In June of 2008, a political action committee funded by the Building Industry Association of Washington hit the airwaves with this attack ad.
BIAW Ad: “Governor Gregoire signed the largest gas tax increase in state history.”
The “It’s Time for a Change” PAC would go on to spend more than $7 million in 2008. Even so, Gregoire won a second term.
Mark Oppenheimer has written extensively about both sides of the gay marriage argument, and in August he moderated The Dinner Table Debate between Dan Savage and Brian Brown. Now he has self-published a short biography on Dan Savage in e-book format, titled “Dan Savage: The First Gay Celebrity.” He joins Ross to talk about Dan Savage, gay marriage, and self-publishing.