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2:32 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Are Music Festivals Getting Too Big And Corporate?

Flickr Photo/Seattle Municipal Archives (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with music journalist and author Charles R. Cross about music festivals in the Pacific Northwest. Have they become too big and corporate?

1:35 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

The New World Of E-Sports: Star Players Making Bank

E-sport champion Yiliang Peng with KUOW's Ross Reynolds.
Credit KUOW Photo/Hannah Burn

Ross Reynolds talks with e-sport champion Yiliang "DoubleLift" Peng about the hard path he took to becoming a professional gamer.

Week In Review
12:11 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Find Out What All The Twitching Is About This Week

Twitch interactive: not just for younger siblings any more.
Flickr Photo/Sean Dreilinger (CC-BY-NC-ND)

What a week! A website we've never heard of is snapped up by Amazon for a billion dollars. Called Twitch, it allows people to watch other people play video games.

Also, Weyerhaeuser announces it's moving its forest to the big city, Burger King buys out a Canadian institution and we ask, are Seahawks fans becoming spoil sports?

Bill Radke discusses those issues and more with our panel of journalists: Crosscut's Knute Berger, The Stranger's Eli Sanders, Civic Cocktail's Joni Balter and LiveWire's Luke Burbank.

11:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

When Fishing Was The Common Language During Strained US-Soviet Relations

A copy of Life Magazine details the joint fishing venture between the US-Societ Union during the Cold War.
Courtesy of Lincoln County Historical Society

In the competitive world of fishing, joining forces can be tough work. It’s even more difficult if the two parties are superpowers at the height of Cold War tensions.

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RadioActive Youth Media
10:12 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Kathleen’s Encore: Former Opera Singer Says 'Having It All Is Highly Overrated'

Kathleen Gillette and her family in the mid-1990s.
Credit Courtesy of Kathleen Gillette

Kathleen Gillette has had a passion for singing for as long as she can remember. She was always "very excited about bringing a piece of music to the audience. I loved it. I just loved it.”

Life is about making difficult choices. Sometimes you make them, and other times it’s not up to you. For Gillette, life pulled the stage out from under her.

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Life Story
9:47 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Counterculture Icon Tom Robbins Tells Us Mostly True Stories

Credit Tom Robbins' book "Tibetan Peach Pie"

Today on Speakers Forum best-selling author Tom Robbins returns home to tell some mostly true stories from his new memoir, "Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life."

It starts with 5-year-old “Tommy Rotten” forcing his mother to take dictation, and leads to a very good Tom Clancy impersonation.

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3:24 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Innovate Or Perish: Neil Degrasse Tyson Takes On American Politics

Neil Degrasse Tyson.
Flickr Photo/John Roling (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson about scientific innovation and how partisan bickering in America may be holding it back. Tyson will speak at Seattle's Paramount Theater on September 14 and 15.

Maritime Industry
3:17 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Port Of Seattle Hopes New Boss Means Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

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

Marcie Sillman talks with Gail Tarleton, state representative and former Port of Seattle commissioner, about the future of maritime in the region after the Port named Ted J. Fick as its new boss.

Women's Soccer
3:05 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Seattle Taking Notice Of Reigning Women's Team

Seattle Reign FC captain Keelin Winters dribbles around Washington Spirit's Lori Lindsey at Memorial Stadium in downtown Seattle.
Courtesy of Seattle Reign FC/Jane G. Photography

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Reign FC captain Keelin Winters about her path into professional sports and what it's like to play for the National Women's Soccer League in Seattle. The team has had a standout season this year. After posting the best record in the league, their Laura Harvey was named coach of the year and Kim Little was the league MVP. The team plays for the championship on Sunday at Starfire stadium Tukwila.

RadioActive Youth Media
11:50 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Water Is the Sound Of Freedom For My ‘Ba’

Quang Adam Nguyen, Angela's dad, holding the South Vietnamese and American flags.
Credit Courtesy of Quang Adam Nguyen

I’m at a dock on Lake Washington and it’s a calm evening. I’m with my "ba" – dad in Vietnamese – Quang Adam Nguyen.

Ba is handy and loving. According to my mom, he’s “a little chubbier” than the “handsome, buff” man she married 25 years ago. My brother Andy calls him a “fixer,” and my sister Kristy says he’s “stubborn.”

He's always thinking and forgetting, about too much, if you ask me. He remodeled the house I’ve lived in my whole life but still hasn’t finished the gazebo. He did finish a waterfall in the yard, however. 

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1:59 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Seattle Can Raise The Minimum Wage, But Can They Enforce It?

Demonstrators in Seattle formed a human chain around City Hall in support of a $15 minimum wage in April.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

Marcie Sillman talks with Jason Alcorn, associate director of Investigate West, about their new report into wage theft in Washington state and Seattle.

1:59 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Is Geothermal The Answer To Our Energy Woes?

Canary Spring in Yellowstone National Park.
Flickr Photo/James St. John (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Susan Petty, president and chief technology officer at Altarock, about the prospects for geothermal energy.

News From Canada
1:59 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Burger King Buys Canada! Or At Least Their Beloved Coffee Chain

Flickr Photo/Mike Mozart (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Les Leyne, legislative reporter for the Victoria Times Colonist, about the latest news from the north, including the recent purchase of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons by Burger King.

International Relations
1:58 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

A History Of U.S. Humanitarian Aid

Marcie Sillman talks with Charles Kenny, Center for Global Development senior fellow, about the history of the United States' Agency for International Development.

Police Surveillance
1:58 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Secret Surveillance In Tacoma: Police Collecting Cell Phone Records

Marcie Sillman talks with Tacoma News Tribune reporter Kate Martin about a surveillance device being used by the Tacoma Police Department that sweeps up meta data from cell phones.