Seattle is a hotspot for computer software, gourmet coffee and unfortunately, human trafficking. The victims work as prostitutes, domestic servants and mail-order brides. That blight on the city's reputation is a sore spot for Washington State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles. She gives Ross an update on Washington's efforts to fight human trafficking.
If you've driven through Eastern Washington lately, you've probably noticed the wind turbines. For some, they're a blight; for others, they look like the future. To Philip Warburg, that future looks bright. He writes about it in his book, "Harvest the Wind: America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence and Climate Stability." He'll try to blow away Ross Reynolds with his story of wind's power.
Marty Wingate, Greg Rabourn and Willi Galloway join us to answer your flower, vegetable and native plant questions. Things are getting wetter and colder. Our gardening panel takes a winter break after today, so this is your last chance until spring to have your questions answered. Call us at 206.543.5869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacksonville, Florida is a lot of things: a military town. A church town. A beach town. And it can be all those things because Jacksonville is the largest city in the whole country: 841 square miles of sprawl, highways and strip malls dotted with tiny, unique neighborhoods. How does a place this huge and diverse lurch forward to keep pace with the rest of the country? The quick answer: often, it doesn’t. But once in a while, in small surprising ways, this place can be an incubator for innovation. In host Al Letson’s hometown episode, State of the Re:Union asks: is Jacksonville is moving backward, stuck in neutral, or shifting towards progress?
People often describe themselves as either left-brained — logical, analytical — or right-brained — intuitive, creative. According to psychologist Iain McGilchrist the notion of the divided brain has shaped modern history in all kinds of ways. McGilchrist explores the meaning and impact of the divided brain in his book, “The Master and His Emissary.” He talks about it with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Steve Paulson.
Kids and drugs don't mix, unless you're talking about antipsychotic medication. Then they go together like peanut butter and jelly.
From 2001 to 2007, the number of preschool-age kids on such drugs increased by almost half. Between 1996 and 2005, school-age kids using anti-depressants increased even more. Experts disagree on whether we're overmedicating our youth.
What does Baseball history tell us about America? That we’re a nation of scandals and corrupt leadership, of racial prejudice and cold economic calculus. But we’re also a nation of humility and redemption. William Woodward teaches American history at SPU and preaches the gospel of baseball all over Washington state. The narrative he sees in baseball gives him hope – not just for America, but for the human condition. Professor Woodward gives Ross Reynolds his pitch.
Book commentator extraordinaire Nancy Pearl joins us with her picks for the best books of the year. Grab a pen, jot these titles down and save yourself the time of looking for your next great read. Need a recommendation for a holiday gift book? Call us at 206.543.5869 with a genre and Nancy will send you in the right direction.
What kind of year was 2012 musically? Which artists rose to the top? What musical trends did you hear? We review the year in music with The Vera Project's Beth Warshaw-Duncan, Liz Riley of Three Imaginary Girls and writer/DJ/hip-hop artist Larry Mizell. What musical discoveries did you make this year? Share them with us at 206.543.5869 or email@example.com.
Nate Kalichman, who is 90, and Paula Givan, 67, are spending their first holidays as a married couple. Sit with them and it seems like they've been married for years, yet it's brand new at the same time. They share their stories of finding love late in life and making plans.
Dale Chihuly was born in Tacoma, attended the University Of Washington, and went on to revolutionize glass art. His work is displayed all over the world, though it has been many years since he has blown any glass himself. Ross Reynolds talks to Dale Chihuly about his life and his work.
Lots of people want to help pay to weatherize your home. But that money can be hard to get. Navigating all the public utility rebates and incentive programs — what a headache!
In Seattle, there's a program called Community Power Works to help. It's a partnership between the feds and the city of Seattle. And it's only here until the federal stimulus money runs out. Ross talks with the program's manager, Joshua Curtis.
In the popular television series Jon and Kate Plus 8, a couple suffering from infertility used artificial insemination to have children. What they didn’t plan on was the set of twins that arrived after the first treatment, and after the second treatment, a set of sextuplets.
Fertility research is now showing that the risk of accidental multiple births is dramatically decreasing. It’s estimated that one in five couples in the US struggle with infertility, and more and more treatment options are becoming available.