When Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal arrived in Seattle in 2005, he was ready to lead Seattle's premier dance company into the 21st century. It was a challenge that excited him, but becoming the head of his own company meant that Boal had to leave behind his own long and celebrated career with New York City Ballet.
Quebec names Philippe Couillard as its new premier after the general election on April 7, and Vancouver's sewage treatment plans run into some setbacks. Plus, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets offered to star in a reality TV show.
Ross Reynolds talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week's big stories from Canada.
Marcie Sillman talks with author and professor Jared Diamond about an adaptation of his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The adaption targets high school students.
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects almost 30 percent of soldiers who serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Journalist Ann Jones researched how war affects people’s minds by following troops in the Middle East. Her new book is called “They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America's Wars: The Untold Story.”
In it, Jones also looks at how war touches those close to soldiers: spouses, children, doctors and friends. She spoke at Town Hall on March 18, 2014.
Ross Reynolds talks with Richard Ellis, the author of "Judging the Boy Scouts of America," about how and why the Boy Scouts of America developed its current policies on gay troop members and gay troop leaders.
Steve Scher talks with Sterling Clifford of Class Size Counts. The group is currently collecting signatures for an initiative that would limit class sizes for kindergarten to third grade to 17 students by 2019.
Ross Reynolds speaks with novelist Walter Kirn, perhaps best known for book, “Up in the Air."
Kirn’s latest work reads like fiction, but it’s not. “Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade” is about Kirn's association with a man who called himself Clark Rockefeller and claimed to be a member of the Rockefeller family — one of the most powerful families in American history.
It turns out, Clark Rockefeller was not a Rockefeller nor an American. He was a murderer.