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9:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Defending Nature With Sound

Boats used to chase dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
Flickr Photo/Michael Q Todd

Sound recordist Martyn Stewart says he started working for Mother Nature at an early age, “fighting for the planet and her critters.” Stewart has captured the sounds and plights of animals around the world for more than 150 films, documenting everything from fox hunts in the UK to dolphin slaughters in Japan. His latest film is “Dawn to Death: The Dolphins of Taiji.”

Also this hour: we sift the details of the Hostess bankruptcy with Fortune magazine's David Kaplan and talk with veteran broadcaster Bryan Johnson, who retired from Seattle’s KOMO 4 earlier this month after 53 years with the station.

Food Politics
8:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

From Tuna Helper To Organic Tomatoes: Behind The Scenes Of American Food Production

Author Tracie McMillan.
Credit Photo/Bart Nagel

As a kid, Tracie McMillan's favorite food was Hamburger Helper. Until she got to college, she considered people who ate "good food," snobs.  She became interested in how food and class relate in America while reporting on poverty.

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3:54 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Gerrymandering: The Political Impact Of Drawing New Lines

Republicans will hold a 38-seat lead in the US House of Representatives. But Democrats lead by 0.6 percent in the popular vote. What is the deal? Some experts say the gap can be explained by partisan gerrymandering – the  strategic redrawing of congressional district lines to benefit one political party.

Ross Reynolds talks with researcher Nicholas Goedert from Washington University in St. Louis.

2:56 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Mayor McGinn Talks City Budget

Mayor Mike McGinn

The Seattle City Council is voting on the city budget next Monday. They’ve made some changes in  Mayor McGinn’s original proposal.  Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn about the upcoming budget vote.

Personal Stories
2:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

A Lawyer's Redemption

Credit Flickr Photo/Dar (CC BY-NC-ND)

Canadian lawyer Kathryn Smithen is seen as a pillar of her community. In addition to practicing family law, she is a single mother. But she hasn’t always been an upstanding citizen. She has a checkered past that took her 25 years to shed. She tells the CBC’s Sook Yin Lee about her journey from convict to lawyer.

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Holocaust Music
1:31 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Commemorating The Holocaust In Music

Mina Miller is a Seattle pianist who founded Music of Remembrance 15 years ago
Credit Photo courtesy of Music of Remembrance

Mina Miller is a Seattle pianist who founded the organization Music of Remembrance 15 years ago. Her passion for the organization springs in part from her family history. Mina comes from a Holocaust family.

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11:59 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Are The Rich Taxed Enough? The Rich Say Yes ... And No.

The only things certain in life.
Flickr Photo/Paul Stumpr

President Barack Obama is meeting today with members of Congress to try to avoid the fiscal cliff.  The president says he’ll let Bush-era tax cuts for families earning over $250,000 a year expire.  House Republicans are opposed.

Seattle ​entrepreneur and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer would pay more if the tax cuts expire and he thinks he should. Ross Reynolds speaks with Hanauer, business owner Mark Peterson, and policy analysts Mark Guppy and Marilyn Watkins, and he asks listeners to weigh in with their opinion: Are the rich taxed enough?

11:57 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Do You Buy Art?

Sidewalk art sale in Pioneer Square, Seattle.
Tom Harpel Flickr

The first Thursday of every month you can tour through the downtown galleries and see art from independent local artists, exhibits from out of town artists and masterpieces at the SAM. And if you want, you can do more than look, you can buy. Do you?

Ross Reynolds talks to listeners about the art of buying art.

News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Your Take On The News

Jay Inslee with wife Trudi at the Washington State Democratic Party's election night event at the Westin on Nov. 6, 2012.
KUOW photo/Deb Wang

It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Joni Balter, Knute BergerEssex Porter and Erica C. Barnett. The final 2012 election results are in: Jay Inslee will be Washington's next governor and the state will begin its experiment with charter schools. We'll wrap up these and other big stories of the week with our panel and get your take at 206.543.5869 or

9:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Taj Mahal On A Life In Music

Taj Mahal
Credit Jay Blakesberg

Two-time Grammy Award-winning musician, composer and vocalist Taj Mahal is celebrating four decades in American blues and roots with a new album, "Maestro." He joins us in the studio to talk about his musical life and legacy ahead of a run of shows with the Taj Mahal Trio starting tonight at Seattle's Jazz Alley.

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2:18 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

What's Next For Legalized Marijuana In Washington State?

Flickr Photo/prensa4

Washington voters just passed an initiative legalizing marijuana that will be certified December 6.  But state Representative Roger Goodman thinks it already needs tweaking.

Plus, we talk to Muraco Kyashna-tocha, director of the Evergreen State Cannabis Trade Association. The association is expanding beyond medical marijuana now that recreational use is being legalized.

Family Memoir
2:00 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

James FitzGerald On "What Disturbs Our Blood"

Cover of "What Disturbs Our Blood" by James FitzGerald.

James FitzGerald was born into one of Canada's most important families. His grandfather John is a titan of public health in Toronto's history, credited with saving many lives with vaccines he developed. James' father, Jack, was a pioneer in the field of allergies. But both of their names were swept under the rug of Canadian history.

It was only in recent years that James uncovered deeply buried family secrets and learned about his father and grandfather's difficult life journeys. In his book "What Disturbs Our Blood," FitzGerald investigates the suicide of his grandfather, its effect on his father, and himself. James FitzGerald talked with the CBC's Sook Yin Lee about why he felt he had to write a book about his father and grandfather in order to redeem his family name.

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South Korea
11:35 am
Thu November 15, 2012

South Korean Elections Happen Without Super PACs

A bird's eye view of Seoul, capital of South Korea with a population of over 10 million.
Trey Ratcliff Flickr

South Korea is electing a new president next month. In their elections, corporate money is banned and the campaign season is limited. Ross Reynolds talks with University of Washington Professor Yong-Chool Ha about the ins and outs of election season in South Korea.

Health Care
11:09 am
Thu November 15, 2012

“Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You And How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care”

Does the business of medicine need more accountability? Dr. Marty Makary thinks so and discusses what needs to happen with Ross Reynolds.

10:00 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine

King County Executive Dow Constantine
Credit KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

Washington state entered the history books by becoming one of the first states in the country to vote to approve same-sex marriage and legalize marijuana. These policies take effect on December 6. What is King County doing to get ready? King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us to talk about how these changes will unfold. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call 206.543.5869 or write

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