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TV
3:05 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

What To Binge Watch This Summer

Credit Flickr Photo/C.P.Storm (Cc-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman gets summer television recommendations from IMDB TV editor, Melanie McFarland.

Family Care
3:05 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Depression Not The Only Risk After Giving Birth

Marcie Sillman talks to Dr. Leslie Butterfield about the challenges new parents face and how to spot the signs of postpartum depression and anxiety.

One in five new moms and one in ten new dads have some form of postpartum depression. Postpartum Support International and Postpartum Support International of Washington State are resources for information about postpartum depression, as well as local support groups and counselors. You can also call the toll-free line anytime to talk to a volunteer: 1.888.404.7763.

Author Interview
3:04 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

'A Very Principled Boy': The Story Of A Soviet Spy That Switched Sides

Credit Mark Bradley's book "A Very Principled Boy.'

David Hyde talks to author Mark Bradley about his book, "A Very Principled Boy." It's the story of Duncan Lee, who became a spy for the Soviet Union only to switch allegiance back to the United States later in his life.

Please, Let It Go
1:12 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Eddie Vedder Sings That 'Frozen' Song

Eddie Vedder performing in 2008.
Credit Flickr Photo/Mike Arieta (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The "Frozen" shark has been jumped.

How many months have we been saying, “enough of that song from Disney's 'Frozen!'” The song “Let It Go” has been inescapable on the web, television and the radio. But it's not so bad — it’s not like Pearl Jam is doing it.

That is, until Friday night in Milan, Italy, when Eddie Vedder and the boys were in the middle of playing their song, “Daughter.”

I guess it reminded Eddie of his own daughters, that he's gotten older and so have you.

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Cyber Security
3:20 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

'Distributed Denial Of Service': The Fastest Growing Cyber Attack

Botnets, or a network of infected computers, are used to bombard a server with requests, leading to DDoS.
Credit Wikipedia Illustration/Tom-b (CC BY-SA)

David Hyde talks with Matthew Prince, CEO of CloudFlare, about what he says is the fastest growing cyber attack sweeping the nation: distributed denial of service, or DDoS.

Community Engagement
3:18 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Is Clicktivism Ruining Traditional Activism?

Flickr Photo/Laia Ros (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Slate writer Katy Waldman about the new trend in activism called clicktivism.

Civil Commitment
3:17 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Why Some Convicted Sex Offenders Never Get Released

Credit Flickr Photo/Leonard Chien (Cc-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with King County public defender Virginia Faller about Washington state's civil commitment laws.

Economic News
3:17 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

The American Wealth Gap, Changing Jobs, And Rising Wages

Marcie Sillman talks to Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton about the paper's annual report on executive pay. In addition, the two discuss how jobs in America have shifted to service jobs.

Medicine
9:49 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Swedish Hospital Patient Walks Again With Deep Brain Stimulation

DBS-probes shown in X-ray of the skull (white areas around maxilla and mandible represent metal dentures and are unrelated to DBS devices
From Wikipedia

Here’s the plot: A man suffering from dystonia – a neurological disorder that causes twisting and abnormal postures – goes to a doctor. The doctor gives the man local anesthesia, drills into his head, inserts spaghetti-like electrodes and then hooks him up to a pacemaker to send electrical currents into his brain.

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Artificial Intelligence
7:12 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Computer Program Knows That It's A Horse, Of Course

The self learning computer program "LEVAN" uses images to learn concepts, then displays a variety of results.
Credit University of Washington, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

When you do an image search on the web, you might find what you're looking for. Those searches use captions and other text around pictures to give you results. But what if a computer could recognize a horse because it was shaped like a horse? That's what a new program called LEVAN can do.

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Wiccan Tradition
3:01 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

A Pagan Primer On The Evolution Of Solstice Celebrations

Seattleites find a number of ways to celebrate the summer solstice, including dancing at Gas Works Park. One church used to stage sword fights, but has since changed traditions.
Flickr Photo/Gary VanDerBerg (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Reverend Belladonna Laveau of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church about the pagan history behind the summer solstice and how modern Wiccans celebrate the longest day of the year.

Seattle Tradition
2:43 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Getting Ready For The Fremont Solstice Parade

A float at a past year's Solstice Parade in Fremont.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

David Hyde talks to Fremont Solstice Parade float makers, organizers and a marching band as they get ready for the big event. 

Public Nudity
2:43 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

How Naked Is ‘Legally’ Naked At Fremont Solstice Parade?

These Solstic Parade participants, scantily clad as they may be, don't have to worry about nudity laws. But what about the famous bicyclists?
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Marcie Sillman talks with attorney Lance Fryrear about when you can, and when you can't, be naked in Seattle.

Online Privacy
2:42 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Is It Possible To Change What Google Reveals About You?

Flickr Photo/Robert Scoble (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with University of Washington professor Joe Janes about online reputation management.

Week In Review
12:49 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Redskins, Rideshare Caps, Seattle Schools Superintendent: All On the Way Out?

Flickr Photo/Keith Allison (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Seattle’s school superintendent might go to Sacramento. Rideshare companies can deploy all the drivers they want. The Seattle Times takes a new angle on sports coverage as the Washington Redskins patent is dissolved. Seattle City Light planted puff pieces about itself online. No surprise, Seattle traffic is bad.

And the official Seattle song you’ve never heard.

KUOW's Bill Radke recaps those stories and more news of the week with Civic Cocktail’s Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas of Q13 FOX News, and LiveWire's Luke Burbank.

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