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9:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

A Conversation With Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews performs in Milan, Italy, in 2010.
(Photo/Cifo aka Big Cif)

Musician Dave Matthews has a new album called “Away From The World.” He's just home from tour and joins us to muse on everything from the upcoming presidential election to avoiding wheat. Tune in for an off-the-cuff conversation between Dave and Steve, and pledge your support for KUOW.

This Is NPR
4:27 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Dave Matthews Loves NPR

Kathie Miller NPR

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:55 pm

A couple of weeks ago, you may have heard musician Dave Matthews on your local NPR station. What you may not you not know, though, is how he arrived at our building:

But for Dave and his band, the bigger news comes with the release of their seventh studio album, Away From The World. The Dave Matthew's Band frontman talked candidly to NPR host Guy Raz on All Things Considered Saturday about the band's growth through the years as well as what shaped his early love for music.

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Books
10:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Nancy Pearl's Books To Pass Along

Librarian Nancy Pearl.
KUOW Photo

Many of us pass along books we love to family and friends. If you could only pass along one book — one you truly love — which book would it be? Librarian Nancy Pearl gives Weekday her list of books that should be passed along to loved ones.

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Lifestyle
9:14 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Opium University

Ceramic opium pipe bowls; the center one has a toad design.
(N3 Photo/Tom Banse)

University of Idaho is unpacking 1000 pieces of rare opium smoking equipment. An eccentric collector beat his addiction. Now he just wants them out of his house. Correspondent Tom Banse has the intriguing back story of how these so-called "instruments of self-destruction" came to a small Northwest town.

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Family
4:40 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Homeless Mom: It Costs $700 A Month To Live In A Van

The back of Elizabeth Jay's Dodge Ram minivan doubles as her living room and bedroom.
KUOW Photo/Sarah Rosenthal

When Elizabeth Jay tallies up her living expenses each month, they come to about $700. That doesn't include rent, because Jay is homeless: she lives in her van.

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Security
11:39 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Security Cameras In School: Protective Or Invasive?

Transcript

NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. Students in many schools across the country will notice something new as classes' resume. Clifton High School in New Jersey, Garnet Valley High School in Pennsylvania, Ottumwa High School in Iowa, just three of the many schools that installed security cameras in hallways, classrooms, cafeterias, in buses and gymnasiums.

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Seattle Public Schools
3:53 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Marcus Pimpleton Builds A Family Through All-City Band

Marcus Pimpleton, director of the All-City Band, shares his thoughts with the band at a rehearsal during the summer of 2012.
Kristin Viray

Marcus Pimpleton talks a lot about family. When he's teaching music, Pimpleton might compare a decrescendo to the way teens yell at their parents: they start loudly, but quickly get quiet when they realize it's a bad idea.

"People [in the band] appreciate you and treat you like family," Pimpleton told RadioActive's Farhan Vohra. He was describing the close-knit group of 150 students and mentors from the greater Seattle area who participate in the All-City Band. "They make it a comfortable place to be who you are."

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Valentine's Day
7:23 am
Mon February 14, 2011

The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day

A drawing depicts the death of St. Valentine — one of them, anyway. The Romans executed two men by that name on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 8:42 am

Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled.

Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them.

Those Wild And Crazy Romans

From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.

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