Jason Pagano http://kuow.org en Billy Frank Jr. Remembered, White House Climate Report, And Metro's Funding 'Plan C' http://kuow.org/post/billy-frank-jr-remembered-white-house-climate-report-and-metros-funding-plan-c <p>A White House report foretells more rain, droughts and&nbsp; big storms due to climate change; Nisqually&nbsp;Indian civil rights leader and environmental activist Billy Frank, Jr. dies; and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray comes out against a city-only initiative to fund bus service in Seattle.</p><p>Steve Scher recaps the news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and LiveWire host Luke Burbank.</p><p><strong>Week In Review Extra</strong></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:56:56 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 34196 at http://kuow.org Billy Frank Jr. Remembered, White House Climate Report, And Metro's Funding 'Plan C' Tacoma May Close 'Gun-Show Loophole' http://kuow.org/post/tacoma-may-close-gun-show-loophole <p>Bill Radke talks with Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland about a plan to close the so-called "gun show loophole" by requiring a background check for any gun sold on city property. Tue, 06 May 2014 16:36:17 +0000 Bill Radke & Jason Pagano 33967 at http://kuow.org Tacoma May Close 'Gun-Show Loophole' Jerry Brewer: 'A Lot Of People' Complicit In Donald Sterling's Bad Behavior http://kuow.org/post/jerry-brewer-lot-people-complicit-donald-sterlings-bad-behavior <p>On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ordered that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling be banned from the team and the NBA for life. The announcement came after <a href="http://kuow.org/post/nba-will-announce-its-stance-sterling-case-today">Sterling's racist remarks</a> were made public in a secretly taped recording. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:31:57 +0000 Bill Radke & Jason Pagano 33592 at http://kuow.org Jerry Brewer: 'A Lot Of People' Complicit In Donald Sterling's Bad Behavior Langdon Cook On 'The Mushroom Hunters' http://kuow.org/post/langdon-cook-mushroom-hunters <p>Ever wonder who heads into the woods to gather those gourmet wild mushrooms that adorn the plates in Seattle’s finest restaurants? Forager and author&nbsp;<a href="http://langdoncook.com/">Langdon Cook</a> introduces us to the motley crew that hunts out the chanterelles and morels we love in his new book, “The Mushroom Hunters.” Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:49:19 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Jason Pagano 20264 at http://kuow.org Langdon Cook On 'The Mushroom Hunters' Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up http://kuow.org/post/tom-steps-down-boeing-moves-jobs-out-washington-and-minimum-wage-debate-heats <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Washington state Senator Rodney Tom announced his decision to <a href="http://kuow.org/post/washington-senate-majority-leader-tom-wont-seek-re-election">not seek re-election</a> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">this week, how does his departure change the dynamic in the legislature. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, Boeing is shipping nearly 2,000 engineering and research jobs out of the state. After the big push for friendly tax breaks for the company, is this a betrayal?&nbsp;</span></p><p>Steve Scher reviews these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, Crosscut's Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and Livewire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:29:52 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 32802 at http://kuow.org Tom Steps Down, Boeing Moves Jobs Out Of Washington, And Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up Ken Burns On 'The Greatest Speech In American History' http://kuow.org/post/ken-burns-greatest-speech-american-history <p></p><p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with filmmaker Ken Burns about his new documentary, "<a href="http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-address/home/">The Address</a>."</p><p>The film captures the story of a <a href="http://www.greenwood.org/">school for boys</a> with learning differences and disabilities in Vermont where the students are encouraged to recite <span class="st">President Abraham Lincoln's </span>Gettysburg Address. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:40:04 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jason Pagano 32622 at http://kuow.org Ken Burns On 'The Greatest Speech In American History' Prop 1 Vote Looms, Public Internet Utility, And Mayor Murray's First 100 Days http://kuow.org/post/prop-1-vote-looms-public-internet-utility-and-mayor-murrays-first-100-days <p></p><p><a href="http://kuow.org/post/prop-1-debate-king-countys-plan-fund-metro-transit">King County Metro Transit's Proposition One</a> would raise taxes to prevent bus service cuts and fund some road projects. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is calling the need for a more reliable <a href="http://kuow.org/post/seattle-reconsidering-building-city-owned-broadband-network">high-speed Internet service</a>, and all that drilling under the Alaskan Way Viaduct is hurting at least one nearby business.</p><p>Steve Scher talks over those stories and more of the week's news news analyst Joni Balter, political analyst C.R. Douglas for Q13 Fox News, Crosscut's Knute Berger and Livewire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:01:14 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 32402 at http://kuow.org Prop 1 Vote Looms, Public Internet Utility, And Mayor Murray's First 100 Days Elections Controversy, Measles Outbreak, And Trucker Strike Settled http://kuow.org/post/elections-controversy-measles-outbreak-and-trucker-strike-settled <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about this week's news from Canada. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:56:37 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jason Pagano 32505 at http://kuow.org Elections Controversy, Measles Outbreak, And Trucker Strike Settled Making Masterpiece: Rebecca Eaton On The PBS Fave http://kuow.org/post/making-masterpiece-rebecca-eaton-pbs-fave <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Rebecca Eaton, PBS <em>Masterpiece's</em> 25-year executive producer, about her book, "Making Masterpiece," which describes the lows of budget cuts and the highs of hits like <em>Downton Abbey</em>.</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on November 5, 2013.</em></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:27:19 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Jason Pagano 23325 at http://kuow.org Making Masterpiece: Rebecca Eaton On The PBS Fave Oso Mudslide, Affordable Care Act, And Minimum Wage Study http://kuow.org/post/oso-mudslide-affordable-care-act-and-minimum-wage-study <p>Search and rescue efforts continue after a massive mudslide engulfed the town of Oso on March 22. A study out of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's office finds who is making $15 minimum wage in the city, and the enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act approaches.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Steve </span>Scher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reviews these stories and more with news analyst Joni </span>Balter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Crosscut's </span>Knute<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and </span>Livewire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> host Luke Burbank.</span> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:30:42 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 31491 at http://kuow.org Oso Mudslide, Affordable Care Act, And Minimum Wage Study Why Comedian Hari Kondabolu Isn't 'Waiting For 2042' http://kuow.org/post/why-comedian-hari-kondabolu-isnt-waiting-2042 <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with comedian <a href="http://www.harikondabolu.com/">Hari Kondabolu</a> about race in America, the coming white minority and his new album, "Waiting For 2042." Kondabolu will be performing at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on Saturday, March 29. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:39:57 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jason Pagano 31490 at http://kuow.org Why Comedian Hari Kondabolu Isn't 'Waiting For 2042' Harper Appointee Benched And Cross-Border Tax Break http://kuow.org/post/harper-appointee-benched-and-cross-border-tax-break <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's attempt to fill a vacant <span class="st">seat on the Supreme Court of Canada and </span>cross-border shoppers getting a break on their purchases. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:41:22 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Jason Pagano 31354 at http://kuow.org Harper Appointee Benched And Cross-Border Tax Break A Man Apart: Terry Teachout On Jazz Giant Duke Ellington http://kuow.org/post/man-apart-terry-teachout-jazz-giant-duke-ellington <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout about his book, "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington."</p><p>Ellington is regarded as perhaps the greatest jazz composer of the 20th century. The conductor Andre Previn once compared him to Igor Stravinsky and Sergei&nbsp;Prokofiev.</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on October 16, 2013.</em> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:19:28 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jason Pagano 22176 at http://kuow.org A Man Apart: Terry Teachout On Jazz Giant Duke Ellington KOMO Helicopter Crash, State Ferries, And Minimum Wage Phase-In Proposal http://kuow.org/post/komo-helicopter-crash-state-ferries-and-minimum-wage-phase-proposal <p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he'll review the city's regulations on helicopter use following Tuesday's crash of a&nbsp;<a href="http://kuow.org/post/fatal-news-helicopter-crash-seattle-center-injured-man-improving">KOMO&nbsp;News helicopter that killed two and injured one</a>. <a href="http://kuow.org/post/washington-state-ferries-chief-resign">Washington State Ferries chief David Moseley </a>announces his resignation. Plus, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant says she'll support a gradual phase-in of the $15 minimum wage for small businesses and nonprofits.&nbsp;</p><p>Steve Scher reviews these stories and more with news analyst Joni Balter, Crosscut's Knute Berger, Eli Sanders of The Stranger and Livewire host Luke Burbank.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:35:12 +0000 Steve Scher & Jason Pagano 31039 at http://kuow.org KOMO Helicopter Crash, State Ferries, And Minimum Wage Phase-In Proposal Canada's Harper To Kiev, Port Truckers Strike, And Quebec Secession http://kuow.org/post/canadas-harper-kiev-port-truckers-strike-and-quebec-secession <p>David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's upcoming visit to Ukraine while truckers continue to strike at Port Metro Vancouver. Vaughn also has the latest update in the Quebec elections. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:31:44 +0000 David Hyde & Jason Pagano 30885 at http://kuow.org Canada's Harper To Kiev, Port Truckers Strike, And Quebec Secession