Arts & Life 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 William Easterly On Rethinking How We Give International Aid http://kuow.org/post/william-easterly-rethinking-how-we-give-international-aid <p></p><p>David Hyde talks with New York University Professor William Easterly about his new book, "The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor." Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:18:24 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 32818 at http://kuow.org William Easterly On Rethinking How We Give International Aid When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://kuow.org/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 32767 at http://kuow.org When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job Does Higher Education Lack Diversity? Western Pres. Says It's A National Problem http://kuow.org/post/does-higher-education-lack-diversity-western-pres-says-its-national-problem <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Western Washington University President Dr. Bruce Shepard about his <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/president/blog/posts/24.shtml">concerns for the lack of diversity</a> at Western and other schools across the country.</p><p>In a recent convocation speech, Shepard sparked a debate over his statement: "If we are as white in 10 years as we are today, Western will have failed as a university." Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:55:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32732 at http://kuow.org Does Higher Education Lack Diversity? Western Pres. Says It's A National Problem SAM's Sandra Jackson-Dumont Leaves For New York http://kuow.org/post/sams-sandra-jackson-dumont-leaves-new-york <p></p><p>Seattle Art Museum's waterfront Olympic Sculpture Park was still a work in progress when SAM Education Director Sandra Jackson-Dumont arrived here in 2006.</p><p>"The Neukom Vivarium, that big log in the glass case, it was up in a hoist," she recalls. "It looked like some kind of living UFO." Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:49:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman 32538 at http://kuow.org SAM's Sandra Jackson-Dumont Leaves For New York Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://kuow.org/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 32770 at http://kuow.org Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids http://kuow.org/post/under-streets-naples-way-out-local-kids For decades, the streets of Naples have been menaced by the Camorra mafia — stroll the streets of Sanità, an inner-city neighborhood, and you'll overhear pop songs like <em>O Panar e Drog</em>, featuring a singer boasting about buying and using "a breadbasket full" of drugs off Sanità's streets.<p>But underneath those cobblestones lies a gem of early Christian art: The Catacombs of San Gennaro. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:37:01 +0000 Christopher Livesay 32738 at http://kuow.org Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids Female Pioneer Credited With Bringing Sound Effects To Radio http://kuow.org/post/female-pioneer-credited-bringing-sound-effects-radio <p>It’s no secret that radio in the early days was a man’s game. Men were the directors, the producers, the composers and the sound effect technicians. But it was a woman who was a major influence in the sound effects profession. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:15:24 +0000 Katy Sewall 32652 at http://kuow.org Female Pioneer Credited With Bringing Sound Effects To Radio Ukrainians In Seattle React To Crisis Back Home http://kuow.org/post/ukrainians-seattle-react-crisis-back-home <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>When there’s daylight in Seattle, it’s usually night time in Ukraine. But that time difference doesn't matter to many Ukrainians here, who are anxious for news of the crisis unfolding in their motherland.</p><p>“We have 32 channels from Ukraine so we can watch every day,” said Peter Drogomiretskiy during a recent interview at his home in Brier, Wash. He sometimes watches Ukrainian news coverage with his wife, Valha Drogomiretskiy, until 3 a.m. and only sleeps a few hours before work.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:43:33 +0000 Liz Jones 32700 at http://kuow.org Ukrainians In Seattle React To Crisis Back Home Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System http://kuow.org/post/sichuan-peppers-buzz-may-reveal-secrets-nervous-system The Sichuan peppercorn is known to give some Chinese dishes a pleasant tingling feeling.<p>What's not so pleasant is that pins-and-needles feeling we get when our foot falls asleep — or when people who suffer from <a href="http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/paresthesia/paresthesia.htm">paresthesia</a> experience constant tingling in their limbs.<p><a href="http://mcb.berkeley.edu/index.php?option=com_mcbfaculty&name=bautistad">Diana Bautista</a>, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley, wondered: Could these sensations be connected?<p>Bautista says a lot of what we know come Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Ike Sriskandarajah 32709 at http://kuow.org Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System Navigating Love, Marriage, And Two Different Cultures http://kuow.org/post/navigating-love-marriage-and-two-different-cultures <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with author Krista Bremer about her memoir, "My Accidental Jihad." In it Bremer reflects on her marriage to a Libyan-born Muslim and the challenges she faced in a multicultural family. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:54:49 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 32698 at http://kuow.org Navigating Love, Marriage, And Two Different Cultures An Ex-Seminarian's Take On Sexual Abuse Scandal http://kuow.org/post/ex-seminarians-take-sexual-abuse-scandal <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds interviews local author Fred Moody about his account of discovering his seminary's sexual abuse past in his book, "Unspeakable Joy."</p><p><em>This interview originally aired on November 18, 2013.</em><br /> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:10 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 24069 at http://kuow.org An Ex-Seminarian's Take On Sexual Abuse Scandal Sous Vide Makes Its Way To The Home Kitchen http://kuow.org/post/sous-vide-makes-its-way-home-kitchen <em>Sous vide.</em> Not that long ago, it sounded so exotic — or, at least, so <em>French</em>. It was a phrase that belonged in restaurants, amid white tablecloths and flower arrangements and hushed conversations. Alternatively, it was a word that belonged to the modernist kitchens just beyond the swinging doors — kitchens filled with gleaming dehydrators and transglutaminase "meat glues" and spherification siphons and more.<p>I first heard it in the kitchen of now-famous Wylie Dufresne's first restaurant, 71 Clinton Fresh Food, where I was a clueless intern in the spring of 2000. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:42:22 +0000 T. Susan Chang 32666 at http://kuow.org Sous Vide Makes Its Way To The Home Kitchen The Millennial Work-Life Revolution In Seattle http://kuow.org/post/millennial-work-life-revolution-seattle <p></p><p></p><p>The millennial generation is taking control over how they work and how they live. The group, currently about 18 to 33 years old, is adopting technology that is disrupting old structures and writing the playbook on how to take advantage of technological change. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:34:03 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 32591 at http://kuow.org The Millennial Work-Life Revolution In Seattle 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'