Steve Scher http://kuow.org en Exploring World War I Books With Nancy Pearl http://kuow.org/post/exploring-world-war-i-books-nancy-pearl <p></p><p>World War I began 100 years ago this June. A century later, the Great War is still generating interest among scholars, writers and readers.</p><p>Steve Scher and librarian Nancy Pearl meet up at the University Bookstore, in front of a display of new and old books about the war to end all wars.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:19:18 +0000 Steve Scher 32765 at http://kuow.org Exploring World War I Books With Nancy Pearl 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 A Look At Russian President Putin's Strategy In Ukraine http://kuow.org/post/look-russian-president-putins-strategy-ukraine <p>Steve Scher talks with Columbia University Professor <a href="http://www.cfr.org/experts/estonia-europe-russia-and-central-asia/stephen-sestanovich/b7485">Stephen Sestanovich</a> about today's meeting between U.S., Ukrainian, EU and Russian officials in Geneva. Sestanovich also discusses what President Vladimir Putin's strategy might be in his involvement in Ukraine. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:55:08 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 32774 at http://kuow.org A Look At Russian President Putin's Strategy In Ukraine The Challenges Of Medicaid Expansion http://kuow.org/post/challenges-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p>Steve Scher&nbsp;talks with Washington state Medicaid Director<a href="http://www.nashp.org/spotlight/maryanne-lindeblad" target="_blank"> MaryAnne Lindeblad</a> about how the state plans to accommodate more than 250,000 newly enrolled residents who <a href="http://www.wahbexchange.org/news-resources/press-room/press-releases/april-1-enrollment-report">qualified for Medicaid expansion</a> under the Affordable Care Act. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:06:31 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 32749 at http://kuow.org The Challenges Of Medicaid Expansion How To Successfully Conduct Interfaith Dialogue http://kuow.org/post/how-successfully-conduct-interfaith-dialogue <p>Steve Scher talks with Rabbi Ted Falcon, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Imam Jamal Rahman about how to engage in a successful interfaith dialogue. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:17:12 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 32618 at http://kuow.org How To Successfully Conduct Interfaith Dialogue Reforming Punishment In Washington Public Schools http://kuow.org/post/reforming-punishment-washington-public-schools <p></p><p>Steve Scher talks with Katie Mosehauer, executive director of <a href="http://www.waappleseed.org/#!about2/c4nz" target="_blank">Washington Appleseed, </a>about <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/laws/wsr/2014/07/14-07-029.htm" target="_blank">proposed changes</a> to school discipline policies in Washington state public schools. The state government <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/Senate/5946-S.SL.pdf">passed a law in September</a> that would limit almost all suspensions and expulsions to, at maximum, one year. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:32:33 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 32516 at http://kuow.org Reforming Punishment In Washington Public Schools 'Disaster Inside Of A Disaster,' The Closure Of Highway 530 http://kuow.org/post/disaster-inside-disaster-closure-highway-530 <p>It's been three weeks since the massive mudslide hit the town of Oso, Wash. The closure of Highway 530 is just one of the many challenges facing the local residents.</p><p>Steve Scher talks with Travis Phelps, spokesman for the Department of Transportation, about the challenges of restoring Highway 530. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:48:44 +0000 Steve Scher, Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 32387 at http://kuow.org 'Disaster Inside Of A Disaster,' The Closure Of Highway 530 Nancy Pearl: A Memoir And A Story Of Hollywood http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-memoir-and-story-hollywood <p>Steve Scher talks with librarian Nancy Pearl about two books, "Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir," by Katie Hafner and "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War," by&nbsp;Mark Harris.</p><p>Hafner writes about the difficulties and rewards that arise out of the changing patterns of modern life. It explores the relationships of women caring for their aging mothers and their growing daughters at the same time, often under the same roof.</p><p>Harris looks at five famous film directors who left Hollywood to document World War II. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:31:15 +0000 Steve Scher 32305 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl: A Memoir And A Story Of Hollywood Listeners Weigh In On $15 Minimum Wage Debate http://kuow.org/post/listeners-weigh-15-minimum-wage-debate <p></p><p>Steve Scher and Ross Reynolds talk with guests and listeners about raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $15.</p><p>Guests include Gea Bassett, owner of <a href="http://www.greencleaningseattle.com/">Green Cleaning Seattle Eco-Maid Services,</a> and Matt Galvin, co-owner of <a href="http://pagliacci.com/">Pagliacci Pizza</a>.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:07:04 +0000 Steve Scher, Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 32388 at http://kuow.org Listeners Weigh In On $15 Minimum Wage Debate The Way To Go: Kate Ascher On Transportation And Infrastructure http://kuow.org/post/way-go-kate-ascher-transportation-and-infrastructure <p></p><p>Steve Scher sits down with urban development consultant Kate Ascher to talk about her new book, "The Way To Go: Moving By Land, Sea and Air." Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:06:16 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 32406 at http://kuow.org The Way To Go: Kate Ascher On Transportation And Infrastructure 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 Billy Frank Jr.: Tribes Must Try To Bring The Salmon Back http://kuow.org/post/billy-frank-jr-tribes-must-try-bring-salmon-back <p></p><p>Billy Frank Jr. helped secure Indian fishing rights through protest and legal action in the 1960s and '70s. The 83-year-old Nisqually tribe member has been arrested about 50 times over the years; the first time was in 1945 when he was 14, for fishing. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:48:49 +0000 Steve Scher 32251 at http://kuow.org Billy Frank Jr.: Tribes Must Try To Bring The Salmon Back Seeking Reconciliation For Fathers And Sons http://kuow.org/post/seeking-reconciliation-fathers-and-sons <p>Steve Scher talks with Garth Stein, author of "How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets." The book is about the ways fathers and sons seek some peace and mutual acceptance as they age. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:55:10 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 32238 at http://kuow.org Seeking Reconciliation For Fathers And Sons Washington Electoral Process Among The Best In The Nation http://kuow.org/post/washington-electoral-process-among-best-nation <p></p><p>Steve Scher talks with Zachary Markovits, project manager of Pew Charitable Trusts' <span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.pewstates.org/uploadedFiles/Flash_Library/PCS/Interactives/ElectionsPerformanceIndex/template.html#intro" target="_blank">Election Performance Index</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">about how well Washington state is operating when it comes to election and voting.</span> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:12:05 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 32231 at http://kuow.org Washington Electoral Process Among The Best In The Nation An Eye For An Eye: Did It Make The World Blind? http://kuow.org/post/eye-eye-did-it-make-world-blind <p>Steve Scher talks with Thane Rosenbaum, author of "Payback: The Case For Revenge," about how we view the phrase "an eye for an eye" and the role of revenge in our current justice system. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:11:59 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 32215 at http://kuow.org An Eye For An Eye: Did It Make The World Blind?