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12:01 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

George Church: The Harvard Biologist Behind The Personal Genome Project

Professor George Church
Harvard Medical School Photo

George Church says scientists may one day be able to resurrect wooly mammoths and use bacteria to make cups or grow houses. David Hyde discusses the science with professor George Church.

11:54 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Is Climate Change Responsible For The Coming Frankenstorm?

People watch wave activity at Rockaway beach Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph and the center of the storm is expected to be near the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday night.
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

David Hyde talks to Dan Schrag, a geology professor at Harvard University, who also serves on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology about climate change and weather.

10:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Elections 2012: How To Read The Polls

Credit Flickr photo/Martin Bamford

With just over a week to go, news outlets are inundated with polling results gaging voter sentiment in the presidential election — up to 20 state and national polls are coming out every day, often with different results. Which ones can you trust? How are they conducted? Washington Post polling director Jon Cohen helps us separate the signal from the noise.

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9:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

A Mother And Son's Love Of Reading, And Each Other

Journalist Will Schwalbe worked for years in publishing, most recently as vice president and editor-in-chief of Hyperion Books. When his mother Mary Anne was diagnosed with terminal cancer, their relationship turned not to her illness, but their shared love of reading. His new book documents their conversations, the difficulty of sometimes not knowing what to say, and the power of reading to shape us. Will Schwalbe joins us to talk about "The End of Your Life Book Club."

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8:37 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Does Hell Exist?

The new documentary "Hellbound" looks at the emerging debate among evangelical Christians about whether hell exists.  Filmmaker Kevin Miller interviews a variety of people for the movie including Seattle evangelical pastor Mark Driscoll of the Mars Hill Church.

Choral Singing
4:57 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Seattle's Tudor Choir: Twenty Years Of Vocal Excellence

Seattle's Tudor Choir sings choral music from Renaissance England and colonial America.
Credit Photo courtesy Tudor Choir

Seattle’s Tudor Choir is a 20 year-old institution founded by a University of Washington student with a passion for music and history. During his years at the University of Washington, Tudor Choir founder and artistic director Doug Fullington put together a group of fellow students to sing English Renaissance music associated with the Tudor Monarchy of the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Diversity On The Force
2:00 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Tough As Nails: The Story Of Oklahoma City's First Openly Transgender Police Officer

Credit Flickr photo/Tom Magliery

Paula Sophia Schonauer is a 20-year veteran with the Oklahoma City Police Department. She’s also the agency's first openly transgender officer. When Paula was a man, she was the star cop in her police force. But when she transitioned to female, her past successes and reputation as top cop evaporated. Her colleagues didn’t think she could do the job she had excelled in for so many years as a man. In Tough as Nails, Paula told NPR Producer Stephanie Foo about her journey changing from police man, to police woman.

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Elections 2012
12:00 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

1st Congressional District Debate: Koster Vs DelBene

The stakes in this race are high for both political parties. There are three open Congressional seats in the state this year, and Republicans say the 1st District is their best chance to win one.

Candidates John Koster (R) and Suzan DelBene (D) sit down with KUOW's Ross Reynolds for a debate. The candidates address the economy, women's reproductive issues and each other's campaigns thus far.

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11:30 am
Fri October 26, 2012

From The White House To Seattle University: Former Bush Press Secretary Scott McClellan

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan waves as he leaves the podium, Friday, May 5, 2006, after finishing his last briefing at the White House.
AP Photo/Ron Edmonds

Scott McClellan was the White House Press Secretary from July 2003 to April 2006, the longest serving press secretary under George W. Bush. He left that post, disillusioned and frustrated, and went on to write a book about his experience. It’s called “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.”

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News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Your Take On The News

Your Take On The News featuring Knute Berger, Joni Balter and Eli Sanders at Weekday Live in 2011.
Credit KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news with Joni BalterEli SandersKnute Berger and C.R. Douglas. What stories caught your attention this week? What hasn’t been covered? What’s your take on the news? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to

Elections 2012
9:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Wash. Secretary Of State Candidates Wyman, Drew Debate

Washington Secretary of State candidates Kathleen Drew (left) and Kim Wyman.
Credit (Courtesy of Drew and Wyman campaigns)

Former state Senator Kathleen Drew wants to become the first Democrat in nearly 50 years to hold the office of Washington's Secretary of State. She faces Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman in November. Both candidates join us in the studio.

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What We Value
5:22 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Countin' Spondoolies

Paolo Feraboli and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 made with carbon fiber from his lab at the University of Washington.
Credit Photo: Paul Kane

"Car on, radio off, and paddle shift ready to go, okay, lets go!"

In this month's podcast, RadioActive's very own Anne Kane takes a ride in a Lamborghini to uncover the relationship Lamborghini has with the University of Washington.

High school students Max Hutton and Sarah Rosenthal are your hosts.

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Higher Education
3:50 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Online Learning: Crediting The Classes

The crushing cost of student debt is leading schools, students and parents to look at alternatives provided by online learning. A leader in the field, Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, sits down with Ross Reynolds for a discussion about the future of online learning for credit.

3:50 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Is Windows 8 The Future Or A Failure?

On the cusp of the release of Windows 8,  Ross Reynolds talks to New York Times personal tech columnist, David Pogue, about the latest software and the future of Microsoft. 

3:48 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Ferry Delays Have Commuters Stuck Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay

Wash. state ferry near Anacortes, September 2006.

Washington State Ferry system staff cutbacks are leading to some last minute cancelations and that is causing headaches for some ferry commuters.  Yesterday, two ferry sailings were canceled due to crew shortages. Ross Reynolds talks to state ferry system director, David Moseley.