Katy Sewall http://kuow.org en The Sad Story Behind ‘White Christmas,’ America’s Favorite Christmas Carol http://kuow.org/post/sad-story-behind-white-christmas-america-s-favorite-christmas-carol <p>The most popular Christmas carol in America stands apart from the others in a number of ways: It’s not upbeat, there are no fanciful characters and it isn’t religious. Instead, it’s melancholy and wistful – full of longing for bygone days. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:37:48 +0000 Katy Sewall 25566 at http://kuow.org The Sad Story Behind ‘White Christmas,’ America’s Favorite Christmas Carol When Radio Censors, Go For “The Twilight Zone” http://kuow.org/post/when-radio-censors-go-twilight-zone <p>Rod Serling may not be a household name, but his groundbreaking television show, <em>The Twilight Zone, </em>certainly is. Serling’s bumpy radio beginnings set the stage for the innovative program.&nbsp; Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:42:48 +0000 Katy Sewall 23934 at http://kuow.org When Radio Censors, Go For “The Twilight Zone” David Ewalt On Role-Playing Games In American Culture http://kuow.org/post/david-ewalt-role-playing-games-american-culture <p>Since gaining popularity in the 1970s, the role-playing game Dungeons &amp; Dragons has been a part of American culture.&nbsp; Journalist<a href="http://davidmewalt.com/"> David Ewalt</a> investigates why this particular game has remained popular and culturally influential.</p><p>He began playing the game when he was 10 years old.&nbsp; Now he’s an award winning journalist who writes about games for Forbes magazine.&nbsp; His new book is “Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons &amp; Dragons and the People Who Play It.” Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:28:39 +0000 Katy Sewall 20624 at http://kuow.org David Ewalt On Role-Playing Games In American Culture Nancy Pearl On The Best Books Of The Summer http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-best-books-summer <p>What was the best book you read this summer? Book commentator Nancy Pearl joins us with her picks, and we want to hear yours, too.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Katy Sewall 19517 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl On The Best Books Of The Summer U District Greek Restaurant To Close After Four Decades http://kuow.org/post/u-district-greek-restaurant-close-after-four-decades <p></p><p>One of the oldest restaurants in the University District is closing its doors on Sunday. The Continental Greek Restaurant and Pastry Shop has been a fixture on “The Ave” since 1967. It’s a family business.&nbsp; As news of the closure spread, 40 years’ worth of regular customers have been filling the sky blue dining tables, eating their favorite dishes one last time.</p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Katy Sewall 15727 at http://kuow.org U District Greek Restaurant To Close After Four Decades Elections 2012: How To Read The Polls http://kuow.org/post/elections-2012-how-read-polls <p></p><p>With just over a week to go, news outlets are inundated with polling results&nbsp;gaging&nbsp;voter sentiment in the presidential election — up to 20 state and national polls are coming out every day, often with different results. Which ones can you trust? How are they conducted? Washington Post polling director Jon Cohen helps us separate the signal from the noise.</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Katy Sewall 2436 at http://kuow.org Elections 2012: How To Read The Polls A Mother And Son's Love Of Reading, And Each Other http://kuow.org/post/mother-and-sons-love-reading-and-each-other <p>Journalist Will&nbsp;Schwalbe&nbsp;worked for years in publishing, most recently as vice president and editor-in-chief&nbsp;of Hyperion Books. When his mother Mary Anne was diagnosed with terminal cancer, their relationship turned not to her illness, but their shared love of reading. His new book documents their conversations, the difficulty of sometimes not knowing what to say, and the power of reading to shape us. Will&nbsp;Schwalbe joins us to talk about "The End of Your Life Book Club."</p><p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Katy Sewall 2432 at http://kuow.org A Mother And Son's Love Of Reading, And Each Other Wash. Secretary Of State Candidates Wyman, Drew Debate http://kuow.org/post/wash-secretary-state-candidates-wyman-drew-debate <p>Former state Senator <a href="http://www.kathleendrew2012.com">Kathleen Drew</a> wants to become the first Democrat in nearly 50 years to hold the office of Washington's Secretary of State. She faces Thurston County Auditor <a href="http://www.KimWyman.com">Kim Wyman</a>&nbsp;in November. Both candidates join us in the studio.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Katy Sewall 2401 at http://kuow.org Wash. Secretary Of State Candidates Wyman, Drew Debate Canada, Culture And Commerce: Zombie Films And Tech News http://kuow.org/post/canada-culture-and-commerce-zombie-films-and-tech-news <p>Vancouver Sun political correspondent <a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/columnists/vaughn_palmer.html">Vaughn Palmer</a> brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic <a href="http://roberthorton.wordpress.com/">Robert Horton</a> talks zombie movies and zombie metaphors. Then, we’ll get a look at what's happening in tech with <a href="http://geekwire.com">Geekwire</a>’s Todd Bishop.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Katy Sewall 2199 at http://kuow.org Canada, Culture And Commerce: Zombie Films And Tech News Election 2012: What's At Stake For Congress? http://kuow.org/post/election-2012-whats-stake-congress <p>We’ve been focused on local elections and the presidential race; today we'll look at the national picture and how the balance of power in Congress may shift. How many seats do Republicans need to take the Senate? Can Democrats win back the House? Jill Jackson of <em>CBS News</em> joins us with a look at the races to watch.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Katy Sewall 2222 at http://kuow.org Election 2012: What's At Stake For Congress?