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Who's Bad?
7:35 am
Wed August 27, 2014

An Autistic Teen's Guide To Impersonating Michael Jackson

Impersonating Michael Jackson made it easier for Lorenzo Manuel to deal with the social pressures of middle school.
Courtesy of Lorenzo Manuel

It was homecoming dance at Roosevelt High School, and the Roosevelt football team had just been crushed. As it started getting late, the energy sunk even lower. People were mostly slow dancing; it was all Taylor Swift at that point.

Just then, a familiar tune started to play. The thinning crowd began to roar. A spotlight came on. As the first lyrics of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" shook the room, a skinny kid with short brown hair and a sparkly glove began to dance.

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Twitch Acquisition
2:52 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Amazon Buys Video-Gaming Service For $1 Billion

Marcie Sillman speaks with Seattle Times business reporter Jay Greene about Amazon’s Monday acquisition of Twitch, a popular video-game viewing service.

Good Reads
2:32 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Charles Mudede's Book Picks For Microbes, Capitalism And Mysteries

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

Marcie Sillman talks with journalist and writer Charles Mudede about his suggestions for books to read before the summer ends: "The Ameoba in the Room," by Nicholas Money; "Willing Slaves of Capital," by Frederic Lordon; and the short stories of G.K. Chesterton.

Economy
2:25 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

'Fireworks Are Paying For The Meal': Tales Of The New Bartering System

Marcie Sillman talks with St. Lawrence University economist Steven Horwitz about new bartering exchanges and how they compare to bartering of the past.

Technology
2:24 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Yes, Your Fancy New Car Can Get Hacked

Credit Flickr Photo/James Diggans (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Chris Valasek, director of vehicle security research at IOActive, about his research into the "hackability" of new automobiles.

Girls Who Code
11:36 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Teen Girl Loves Computer Science, But Struggles To Fit In

16-year-old Ifrah Abshir says she is in a committed relationship with Computer Science. But she still struggles to fit into the tech industry.
KUOW Photo/Ahlaam Ibraahim

It was the first day of freshman year at Rainier Beach High School and everyone had first day jitters. The first period bell rang: computer science class. It wasn't a good experience for 16-year-old Ifrah Abshir.

"I could never get it right," Abshir said. "Everything just kept crashing. Nothing worked, and I got mad, and I'm short tempered!"

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Immigration
11:10 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Challenges Facing Vietnamese Refugees In Seattle

Ross Reynolds speaks with Sarah Tran, director of development at the Vietnamese Friendship Association, about the organization's programs to tutor immigrant parents and students in the skills they need to get through high school. 

Early Education
4:44 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

A Tale Of Two Dueling Childhood Education Initiatives

This fall, Seattle voters will choose between two early childhood education ballot initiatives. If you want to weigh in on the issue, you'll have to pick a favorite – even if you want neither to pass. KUOW Education Reporter Ann Dornfeld gives us the latest on the two competing ballot initiatives .

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Police Reform
1:52 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

ACLU President On Ferguson: 'The Beginning Of Change Is Awareness'

A Seattle march in support of Michael Brown and the protesters in Ferguson, MO.
Flickr Photo/Joe Wolf (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with ACLU president Susan Herman about the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, following an officer shooting of an unarmed teenager.

Health Crisis
1:51 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

UW Journalism Student On Covering Ebola-Stricken Sierra Leone

Health workers combatting Ebola in Sierre Leone.
Flickr Photo/EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

Marcie Sillman talks to Cooper Inveen, a University of Washington journalism student, about his experience in Sierra Leone as Ebola spread through West Africa. 

Tech News
1:46 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

How Amazon's New Phone Competes In The Market

Courtesy GeekWire

Marcie Sillman talks to Todd Bishop, co-founder of Geekwire, about the new Amazon Fire phone, Steve Ballmer leaving the Microsoft board, and more tech news.

RadioActive Youth Media
11:10 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Professor Vincente Rafael On Filipino Folklore Origins

Vincente Rafael is a professor of history at the University of Washington, specializing in Philippine history, colonialism and nationalism. RadioActive youth reporter Maria Caoagdan interviewed Rafael for her story exploring Filipino supernatural creatures.

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RadioActive Youth Media
11:02 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Unraveling The Family Folklore Passed Through Generations

(From left) Maria's father, mother, grandmother, and grandfather at their home in Manila - the same home where they once encountered a supernatural creature. Maria learned about many traditional Filipino beliefs from her grandmother, Conchita Carpio.
Courtesy of the Caoagdan family

What if you grew up being told that the monster under your bed is real? Seattle is home to a large Filipino Community, and in the Philippines, superstitions and the existence of supernatural creatures are firmly believed. RadioActive's Maria Delmar Caoagdan was born there, and tells us what it's like.

In my family, whenever we walk through the woods, we say the phrase "tabi tabi po." Why? I don't know.

As a child, I did whatever my family told me and believed whatever they said. Occasionally, I'd also watch horror films that introduced me to Filipino mythological creatures. But after hearing my family's own paranormal encounters, I began to wonder if those myths really have some elements of truth.

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'Gayborhoods'
3:02 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Why Is Capitol Hill No Longer The Gay Epicenter Of Seattle?

The sign in front of Pony lets new patrons on Capitol Hill know what to expect.
Credit Matthew Streib

Ross Reynolds talks with Amin Ghaziani, an associate professor of sociology at the University of British Columbia and author of "There Goes the Gayborhood?". 

 Capitol Hill is known as the center of Seattle gay culture, but  according to the U.S. Census, the amount of same-sex couples in Capitol Hill's Broadway district has decreased from 5 percent to 1.6 percent since 2000. Why are the gays leaving?

Financial Crisis
3:01 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Bank Of America's Penalty: As Big As It Seems?

Ross Reynolds talks with Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, about the almost $17 billion settlement against Bank of America and why it's not as big as it seems.

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