On a journalism fellowship in Germany, KUOW's Ross Reynolds sends us an audio postcard from Prague in the Czech Republic. Just before the fall of communism, scores of East Germans made their way here seeking asylum in the West German embassy.
Marcie Sillman speaks with librarian of the airwaves Nancy Pearl about her suggestions for great mysteries. Pearl just returned from a 10-day English walking tour. She traced the Thames River from its source all the way to Windsor Castle. The long walk reminded Pearl of some of the British mystery fiction she enjoys.
Marcie Sillman talks to Marcia Coyle the chief Washington correspondent for the National Law Journal about the Supreme Court's decision on a few recent important cases.
Then, Jim Mischel, co-founder and co-owner of Everett based Electric Mirror, responds to the Supreme Court's 5-4 vote on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. His company filed an amicus brief with Hobby Lobby. We also hear from Christine Charbonneau, CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.
And Jackson Holtz, spokesperson for SEIU Local 775, gives his view about the Harris v. Quinn decision on union dues.
Seattle City Light hired an online reputation management firm and now the utility would like its money, and its repuation, back. The State Liquor Control board filed emergency marijuana rules. And why does Seattle love soccer, a sport where losing can end happily?
KUOW's Bill Radke kicks those stories and more around with Joni Balter, Knute Berger and Eli Sanders.