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Global Education
3:34 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Should Bill Gates Be In The Classroom?

Gates Foundation founder Bill Gates.
Credit Flickr Photo/Thomas Hawk

  Ross Reynolds talks with Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas education professor emerita, about Bill Gates' push to bring a new model of teaching history to classrooms around the world. 

It's In The P-I
3:33 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Where Should Seattle P-I Globe Go? (It's 48-Feet Tall)

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Ross Reynolds speaks with Leonard Garfield, director of the Museum of History and Industry, about MOHAI's efforts to find a new home for the landmark P-I globe.

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Religion
3:33 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Why The Young Unchurched Flock To Evangelical Churches

During a service at Mars Hill Church's dowtown Seattle location.
Flickr Photo/Mars Hill Church (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with James Wellman, chair of the comparative religion program at the University of Washington, about why young people are drawn to evangelical institutions like Mars Hill Church and are leaving mainline denominations behind.

Wellman will be speaking at the Christ and Cascadia conference this month, an academic gathering addressing Christian renewal in the region.

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Baseball
3:33 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Commentator: Detroit Missed Opportunity With Mariners Manager

Seattle Mariner's manager Lloyd McClendon.
Credit Wikipedia Photo/Eric Enfermero

Ross Reynolds talks with John U. Bacon, sports commentator for Michigan Public Radio, about Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, who previously coached the Detroit Tigers.

State Budget
3:21 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

State Funding Shortfalls Squeeze Universities

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Ross Reynolds speaks with Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton about Washington state's proposal to trim university budgets by as much as 15 percent.

Video Games
2:51 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Microsoft Buys 'Minecraft' For $2.5 Billion

Ross Reynolds talks with Jamin Warren, founder of the videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen, about what Microsoft has to gain from buying the company behind the hugely popular video game "Minecraft."

Faith
2:38 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Former Mars Hill Pastor: 'It Wasn't Easy For Any Of Us To Leave'

Jeff Bettger and his wife Teresa, July 2013.
Credit Courtesy: Twitter/@jsuffering

Jeannie Yandel speaks with former Mars Hill Church Pastor and Elder Jeff Bettger about what he loved about the church and why he finally made the hard decision to leave in the wake of recent scandals.

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Getting Clean
2:38 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

How Seattle Is Helping Addicts Avoid Prison

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Once upon a time, Jeremy Bradford saw his life spread before him; years of infinite possibility.

The Seattle native had his life together. A successful stint in the Marines had led him to a sales career. Bradford was on an upward trajectory at one of the city's best-known department stores. 

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History
3:28 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Documentarian Ken Burns: Stop Obsessing About The Future

The companion book for Ken Burns' new documentary.

Jeannie Yandel talks with documentarian Ken Burns about what makes a good story. His new series, "The Roosevelts," airs September 14 on PBS.

Rural Health Care
3:27 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

UW And WSU Face Off In The 'Apple Cup' Of Medical Schools

Marcie Sillman talks with Holly Greenwood, executive director of Washington's Rural Healthcare Collaborative, about what a medical school based in Spokane could do for the rural health care shortage.

RadioActive Youth Media
2:11 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Youth In Crisis Find Someone To Listen At Teen Hotline

The Teen Link office.
Credit KUOW Photo / Caitlin Gaylord

The walls are covered with colorful decorations and pictures of about 80 smiling volunteers. Wires covering the desk connect computers to phone headsets. And volunteers like high school senior Colin are waiting for the phones to ring. 

Most cities have their own anonymous hotline for people in crisis. Few of these hotlines are specifically for teens and staffed by teens. At Seattle’s Teen Link, teen volunteers answer calls from teens in crisis every night. Teen Link doesn’t allow volunteers to share their last names, in order to prevent harassment.

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Week In Review
1:18 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Conflicted About The Week's News? We Can Help

Starbucks announced this week the company would review its "no visible tat" policy for baristas.
Flickr Photo/Allison Waffles (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Should you be insulted when billionaires bigfoot an election? Do you resent apodment dwellers, tatted-up baristas, or the NFL for dismissing domestic violence? Plus, what do you think of the activists who want to take Seattle's $15 minimum wage cross the bridge?

Bill Radke reviews the week’s news with Crosscut's Knute Berger, C.R. Douglas of Q13 FOX News and KUOW's Deborah Wang. Special guests include Seattle Times sportswriter Percy Allen and LiveWire host Luke Burbank.

Stand Up
10:27 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Your Chair Is Killing You (Literally)

Inspired by his interview, KUOW's Ross Reynolds chooses to stand at his desk when not in the studio.
Credit KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Ross Reynolds speaks with Dr. James Levine about his book, "Get Up! Why Your Chair is Killing You and What You Can Do About It." Dr. Levine treats obesity at the Mayo Clinic and he’s the inventor of the treadmill desk.

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Author Talk
9:54 am
Fri September 12, 2014

The U.S. Controls More Ocean Than Any Other Nation, So Why Do We Import 91 Percent Of Our Seafood?

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Here in the Northwest we take pride in our regional seafood industry, but details about the big picture of seafood distribution may surprise or appall you. Our guest this week on Speakers Forum is Paul Greenberg, author of the book “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood.”

The U.S., which controls more ocean than any other nation, imports 91 percent of its seafood.

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Edgar Allan Pew
9:51 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Pretty Pungent: Rare Corpse Flower Blooms In Volunteer Park

At last! The corpse flower bloomed Friday morning.
Courtesy of Friends of the Conservatory at Volunteer Park

Friends of the Conservatory at Volunteer Park confirmed this morning that their Amorphophallus titanum, better known at the corpse flower, has burst out in all its short-lived and pungent glory.

The flower blooms only about once every three years for 24 to 48 hours and releases a putrid smell to attract carrion beetles. 

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