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PSE Customers
2:38 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Coming Soon To A Mailbox Near You: A Terrible Stink

We'll be watching the KUOW mailroom extra closely!
Credit KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Marcie Sillman speaks with Ray Lane, spokesperson for Puget Sound Energy, about why the utility company is about to send one million pieces of rotten-egg-scented mail to their customers (for their own good).

Author Interview
2:25 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

'Teacher Wars': How Tests And The Common Core Effect Classrooms

Credit Dana Goldstein's book "The Teacher Wars"

Marcie Sillman talks to journalist Dana Goldstein about her new book, "The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession," which delves into how standardized testing has changed the classroom and the future of education in the United States.

Iraq And Syria
2:24 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Washington Representatives Respond To Obama's Remarks On ISIS

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2014.
Credit Flickr Photo/The White House (Pete Souza) (CC)

Marcie Sillman speaks with U.S. Representatives Jim McDermott and Denny Heck about their response to President Obama's strategy in Iraq and Syria against the terrorist group ISIS.

Education Funding
2:09 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Washington Supreme Court Rules State Legislature In Contempt

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Marcie Sillman talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the Washington Supreme Court's ruling that finds the Legislature in contempt for failing to fund basic education.

11:14 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Playwright Ayad Akhtar In Search Of The Modern Muslim

Playwright Ayad Akhtar
Credit courtesy ACT Theatre

Ayad Akhtar is one of those guys you'd hate if he wasn't so likeable.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is an award-winning screenwriter, a critically-acclaimed novelist, an actor and a teacher. And he's only 43 years old.

The Pulitzer-winning play, "Disgraced," is about a Pakistani-American who tries to distance himself from his roots. His deception falls apart when he and his wife host a dinner party. "Disgraced" has its Broadway debut this fall.

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Public Health
3:15 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

King County Orders HIV-Positive Man To Stop Infecting Partners

Marcie Sillman speaks with reporter Levi Pulkkinen about why King County Public Health officials decided to place an HIV-positive man under court supervision.

News From Canada
3:09 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Canadian Prime Minister Pushes For Action In Iraq

Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Credit Flickr Photo/The Prime Minister's Office (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's efforts to convince skeptical politicians to help fight against the terrorist organization Islamic State.

In addition, they touch on Scottish independence and what it might mean for Quebec.

Wild Animals
3:06 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

When Sally Sees Seals On The Seattle Seashore, She Stops

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Marcie Sillman speaks with Brenda Peterson, co-founder of Seal Sitters, about what people should do when they see seal pups lining Washington's beaches.

Congressional Race
3:03 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Pedro Celis Restructures Campaign With Young Strategists

  Ross Reynolds speaks with Todd Donovan, professor of political science at Western Washington University, about U.S. representative candidate Pedro Celis' decision to hire young hotshots who helped bring down House Speaker Eric Cantor.

Author Interview
2:46 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Watergate: Answering Who Knew What And When

John Dean with host Ross Reynolds in the KUOW studios.
Credit KUOW Photo/Arwen Nicks

Ross Reynolds speaks with John Dean, who was President Richard Nixon's one-time legal counsel and was a pivotal figure in the Watergate scandal that led to Nixon's resignation in 1974.  

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2:28 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Seattle Poet Activist Susan Rich Responds To Gaza

Poet and human rights activist Susan Rich
Credit Kelli Russell Agodon

Seattle-based poet and human rights activist Susan Rich reads two poems concerning the ongoing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

The first is "The Wall" from her 2000 collection "The Cartographer's Tongue," winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry. 

The second is "What We Were Taught / What We Have Lost," written in response to the most recent violence.

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Life With Machines
2:42 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Oxford Philosopher Says We’re Running Out of Time to Save Ourselves From The Machines

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Ross Reynolds speaks with Nick Bostrom, founder of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, about why we should be thinking – now – about how to avoid creating a superintelligent machine that accidentally destroys the world.

2:26 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Repeat Offenders May Be The Reason For Washington Prison Overcrowding

Inmates at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton , Washington.
KUOW Photo/Patricia Murphy

Marcie Sillman talks with Marshall Clement, director of state initiatives at the Council of State Government's Justice Center, about his ongoing report on the state of Washington's prisons.

Good Reads
2:26 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Nancy Pearl's Pick For Making It In Art (Hint: Be A Man)

Credit Siri Hustvedt's novel "The Blazing World."

Marcie Sillman sits down with book luster Nancy Pearl and learns about the latest novel from author Siri Hustvedt, "The Blazing World, " about one woman's efforts to make it in the art world by using male pseudonyms. 

Domestic Violence
2:24 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

A Teachable Moment From Ray Rice's Domestic Abuse

In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore.
Credit AP Photo/Nick Wass, File

Marcie Sillman speaks with Merril Cousin, executive director of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, about the complexities of celebrity and domestic violence.