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Seahawks Superfan
12:16 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

A Tour Of The Ultimate Tailgate Vehicle: 'The Beast'

This double-decker bus was imported from London to be converted into every fan's dream tailgate machine.
KUOW Photo/Posey Gruener

There's a frenzy in Pioneer Square this afternoon. A free concert with Pharrell Williams and Sound Garden will be staged before the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks kick off their season at Century Link Field against the Green Bay Packers at 5:30.

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RadioActive Youth Media
11:16 am
Thu September 4, 2014

A Death Sentence Turns Into A Call Of The Wild

Leo Egashira in Glacier Bay, Alaska
Courtesy of Leo Egashira

Leo Egashira, 60, is no stranger to death. He once saw his life flash before him when chased by a thousand-pound muskox in Greenland.

However, he had an even scarier encounter when he received an HIV diagnosis back in 1992. The life-changing event fostered his appreciation of the outdoors.

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Radke In The Morning
3:23 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Husky Football Fans: Are You Addicted To Violence?

The Roman amphitheater in Arles, France ...
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The UW home football seasons opens this Saturday, and 60,000 fans are expected at Husky Stadium to see the Huskies host the Eastern Washington Eagles.

Now imagine all those fans packed into the Montlake coliseum and screaming – not for touchdowns – but for the murder of Roman slaves.

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HIV Research
2:58 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

'We Are Always Learning': HIV Researcher On The Hope Of Finding A Cure For HIV

Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Flickr Photo/Michael Fleshman (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who is credited with discovering the HIV virus in 1983, about the early days of HIV/AIDS research, and why she's hopeful that a cure can be found. She won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for her work on the HIV virus.

Author Interview
2:58 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

'The Impulse Society': How The Marketplace Makes Narcissists

Credit Paul Robert's book "The Impuse Society"

Ross Reynolds talks with author Paul Roberts about his book, "The Impulse Society." In it, Roberts argues that the pursuit of short-term self-gratification has serious consequences for today's culture and economic systems.

K-12 Funding
2:58 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

McCleary Showdown: How Lawmakers Might Be Punished By State Supreme Court

Flickr Photo/Alan Cordova (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle attorney Phil Talmadge about the ongoing showdown between the State Supreme Court and the Washington State Legislature over funding K-12 education. Talmadge is a former state supreme court justice and a former state senator.

News From Canada
2:57 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

No First Day Of School For British Columbia Students, Yet

Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the teachers strike in British Columbia. Also, they discuss Canada's commitment to NATO.

RadioActive Youth Media
1:35 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

How My Basement Led Me To The Jazz Scene On Jackson Street

E. Russell 'Noodles' Smith, the owner of a famous club in the Central District in the 1900s.
Credit Public domain, via

Nia Price-Nascimento lives in a house built in the 1920s in the Central District, Seattle's historically African-American neighborhood.  Last year, she found out there are two chambers hidden under the wooden floorboards in her basement creating a sub-basement. That led her to a journey back in time, as she explains in her own words.

Before I get into the story, you need to know I’m African American and Brazilian. I grew up in a mostly African-American neighborhood, but most of my friends are white, and I never really felt like I fit in. I recently got curious about my heritage.

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Back To School
3:18 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

How Can Local Schools Stop Intimidating Parents?

Flickr Photo/camknows (CC-BY-NC-ND)

In low income schools where parents might not speak English, it’s common for parents to not show up for meetings.

And it’s common for educators to throw up their hands and say, “Well, they must not care.”

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Economic News
3:14 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

China Probing Microsoft In Antitrust Suit

Ross Reynolds talks to Seattle Times economic columnist Jon Talton about the antitrust probe China has filed against Microsoft. Also, who will move to Federal Way now that Weyerhaeuser is moving to Pioneer Square?

Good Reads
2:21 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Nancy Pearl's Recommendation: Keep Your Friends Close

Credit Ben Macintyre's book "A Spy Among Friends."

Marcie Sillman gets this week's book recommendation from literary maven Nancy Pearl, who suggests picking up non-fiction spy thriller, "A Spy Among Friends," by Ben Macintyre. It's the account of Kim Philby, who double-crossed British intelligence for the Soviet Union in the height of the Cold War.

McCleary Decision
2:20 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

State Supreme Court To Consider Punishing Lawmakers Over Eductation Funding

Flickr Photo/amrufm (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the ongoing showdown between the Washington State Supreme Court and state lawmakers over funding public education.

RadioActive Youth Media
10:46 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Young Seattleites Feel Limited By Lack Of All-Ages Live Music

Barriers keep people under 21 out of many areas at the Capitol Hill Block Party.
KUOW Photo/Noah Phillips Reardon

At Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party this July, a crowd at the Main Stage was waiting for hip-hop artist ASAP Ferg to come out. The crowd was chanting and everyone was excited.

"There's a lot of emotions attached to music that you don't get with talking to somebody or going down the street," observed Mila Widmayer, 16. She's a singer and a volunteer at the Vera Project, an all-ages concert venue. "Music just affects your life in ways that other things can't."

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Skilled Work
9:33 am
Tue September 2, 2014

What Germany Could Teach Washington About Skilled Jobs

“Every industrialist you talk to if you ask their biggest problem, it’s, ‘I can’t find a machinist,’ ‘I can’t find a welder,’” said Andries Breedt.
Flickr Photo/WSDOT (CC-BY-NC-ND)

What job are you qualified for after 12 years of public education in the U.S.?

“Not many, maybe minimum wage,” said Robert Bentley, 20, who lives on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

Even as the national unemployment rate has fallen, youth unemployment remains high. The youth unemployment rate in July was over 14 percent. For black youths, it was nearly 25 percent.

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Detainee Treatment
9:19 am
Mon September 1, 2014

How Prison Corporations Affect Immigration Detention

File photo of the interior of Northwest Detention Center.
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Ross Reynolds talks with Alissa Ackerman, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Washington, Tacoma, about how private corporations that run prisons have been lobbying to increase the criminalization of immigration and what that means for the treatment of detainees.