Jenna Montgomery http://kuow.org en KUOW's Word Of The Year Is Astrobiology (You Picked It, Not Us) http://kuow.org/post/kuows-word-year-astrobiology-you-picked-it-not-us <p>Forget selfies, geeks and science. The word of the year is astrobiology.</p><p>According to KUOW.org’s web trends, a search for the term "astrobiology" was the way many of you found your way to our website.* Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 25807 at http://kuow.org KUOW's Word Of The Year Is Astrobiology (You Picked It, Not Us) Seattleites: Do You Know How To Drive On Ice And Snow? http://kuow.org/post/seattleites-do-you-know-how-drive-ice-and-snow <p></p><p>Every winter, Seattleites return to a hotly debated topic: Do we know how to drive in ice and snow? My coworkers are all complaining about Seattle drivers as I type, in fact — even those from the Northwest originally. So here are a few tips I gleaned from watching way too many YouTube videos. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:51:33 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 25033 at http://kuow.org Seattleites: Do You Know How To Drive On Ice And Snow? Can Seattle Support A Fringe Theater Movement? http://kuow.org/post/can-seattle-support-fringe-theater-movement <p><a href="http://seattlefringefestival.org/">Seattle’s Fringe Festival</a> starts this week. It features local companies and artists, but the festival is also drawing performers from around the world.&nbsp;</p><p>The great recession hit small arts groups hard; the festival was on hiatus for several years after its 2003 season and returned just last year.&nbsp; How did Seattle’s fringe community fare?&nbsp; Seattle Times theater critic <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/thearts/2021820238_seattlefringefestivalxml.html">Misha Berson</a> shares some perspective on the health of local companies with Marcie Sillman. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:47:13 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Jenna Montgomery 20563 at http://kuow.org Can Seattle Support A Fringe Theater Movement? From Gravy To Drugs: Ben Zimmer On The Origin Of "Dope" http://kuow.org/post/gravy-drugs-ben-zimmer-origin-dope <p>We’ve seen lots of sports scandals in the news over the years that have to do with performance-enhancing drugs, commonly referred to as doping. Dope, from the Dutch word <em>doop</em>, is actually a gravy or a sauce, so how did we go from gravy to drugs? <a href="http://benzimmer.com/">Lexicographer Ben Zimmer</a> gives KUOW's Ross Reynolds the straight dope on dope. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:21:37 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jenna Montgomery 19495 at http://kuow.org From Gravy To Drugs: Ben Zimmer On The Origin Of "Dope" Preview: The Record On KUOW http://kuow.org/post/preview-record-kuow <p>KUOW is creating a new, fast-paced, two-hour news show called <em>The Record on KUOW,</em> airing 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting September 3, 2013. Find out more: <a href="http://www.kuow.org/faq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.kuow.org/faq</a> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 17:44:57 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 18887 at http://kuow.org Seattle Mayor's Race Down To McGinn And Murray, Steinbrueck Concedes http://kuow.org/post/seattle-mayors-race-down-mcginn-and-murray-steinbrueck-concedes <p>UPDATE: 8/7/13, 1:13 p.m. PT</p><p>Peter Steinbrueck, who was trailing Ed Murray and Mike McGinn in the Seattle mayor’s primary this morning, spoke with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman on <em>Weekday</em> today and conceded the race. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:55:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery, Deborah Wang & Marcie Sillman 18099 at http://kuow.org Seattle Mayor's Race Down To McGinn And Murray, Steinbrueck Concedes Sub Pop Records: Going Out Of Business Since 1988! http://kuow.org/post/sub-pop-records-going-out-business-1988 <p>Sub Pop Records may have started small but the label has always made a big impression. Sup Pop, which began as a fanzine and evolved into a record label in the late 1980s, is considered the epicenter of the grunge movement. Megan Jasper, vice president at Sub Pop, gives Ross Reynolds a tour of the office.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:00:44 +0000 Jenna Montgomery & Ross Reynolds 4350 at http://kuow.org Sub Pop Records: Going Out Of Business Since 1988! VIDEO: You Have Seconds To Escape A Sinking Car http://kuow.org/post/video-you-have-seconds-escape-sinking-car <p>Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, a thermophysiologist from the University of Manitoba, has studied over 100 car submersions. He says&nbsp; you have 30-60 seconds to get out of a sinking car, and you don't want to wait until the car is completely underwater. Fri, 24 May 2013 18:44:41 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 13707 at http://kuow.org VIDEO: You Have Seconds To Escape A Sinking Car Alternate Routes Around I-5 Skagit River Bridge http://kuow.org/post/alternate-routes-around-i-5-skagit-river-bridge <p>WSDOT is asking drivers to allow ample time for&nbsp;travel through the I-5 Skagit River area.&nbsp;Both directions of I-5 are detoured in Skagit County.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 13:44:13 +0000 Jenna Montgomery & Phyllis Fletcher 13678 at http://kuow.org Alternate Routes Around I-5 Skagit River Bridge Ray Suarez On "Latino Americans" http://kuow.org/post/ray-suarez-latino-americans <p></p><p></p><p><em>Journalist Ray Suarez just finished writing a new book called "Latino Americans." The way he sees it, American history as it's currently taught tends to ignore Latinos. He hopes to change that. His book starts in the 17th century and goes up until yesterday, when he sent the book off to his publisher. Suarez gives Ross Reynolds the long view of "Latino America." Below are highlights from the interview, along with excerpts from his 2010 speech, "The Browning of America."</em></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 6458 at http://kuow.org Ray Suarez On "Latino Americans" Ron Sims Will Not Join Seattle's Mayoral Race http://kuow.org/post/ron-sims-will-not-join-seattles-mayoral-race <p>Former King County Executive Ron Sims announced today on KUOW that he will not run for Seattle mayor as many people have speculated.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:52:27 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 9564 at http://kuow.org Ron Sims Will Not Join Seattle's Mayoral Race Jared Diamond: Learning From Traditional Societies http://kuow.org/post/jared-diamond-learning-traditional-societies <p></p><p>Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond joins Ross Reynolds in front of a live studio audience. For decades he has studied Papua New Guinea cultures. He writes about what we can learn from traditional social organizations in his new book "The World Until Yesterday." Below are highlights from the interview.</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 6004 at http://kuow.org Jared Diamond: Learning From Traditional Societies From The Front Lines Of Mexico's Drug War http://kuow.org/post/front-lines-mexicos-drug-war <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since 2006, more than 40,000 soldiers, police officers, traffickers and citizens have died in Mexico’s bloody drug war —&nbsp;f</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">rom the mountains where pot and poppies are grown to the streets of Mexico City.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Journalist </span><a href="http://ioangrillo.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Ioan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Grillo</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;tracks the rise of the cartels and their increasing influence north of the border in his book, "El Narco." </span>He joins Steve Scher with a&nbsp;report from the front lines of the Mexican drug war.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 6687 at http://kuow.org From The Front Lines Of Mexico's Drug War Cheers And Jeers: Alcohol In America http://kuow.org/post/cheers-and-jeers-alcohol-america <p><strong>Coming up on <em>Spotlight, </em>December 31 at 8:00 p.m.</strong></p><p>In this hour of <a href="http://backstoryradio.org/cheers-and-jeers-alcohol-in-america/"><em>BackStory</em></a>, we're all about the boozin'. Along the way, we ask when and why consumption and production has ebbed and flowed. We look at why rum became the drink of choice among revolutionary troops, why American Indians were rejecting alcohol two centuries before the rest of the country, and follow the long march toward Prohibition.</p><p>Originally produced a few years ago, this episode has been revised to include new segments and reflect fresh insight into the subject. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:40:16 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 5895 at http://kuow.org Cheers And Jeers: Alcohol In America Dan Savage On Marriage http://kuow.org/post/dan-savage-marriage <p>Dan Savage is a sex columnist, author, advocate and more.&nbsp; He is behind the <a href="http://www.itgetsbetter.org/">It Gets Better </a>project, an archive of hopeful videos aimed at troubled gay youth, and the author of "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Commitment-Love-Sex-Marriage-Family/dp/0452287634">The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage and My Family</a>." Savage talks to Ross Reynolds about marriage and what he plans to do now that same-sex marriage is legal in Washington state.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:42:58 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 4689 at http://kuow.org Dan Savage On Marriage