Bill Radke http://kuow.org en King County Prop 1 Vote Expected To Be 'Surprisingly Close' http://kuow.org/post/king-county-prop-1-vote-expected-be-surprisingly-close <p>Even before the Washington State Legislature failed to pass a transportation funding package this session, <a href="http://kuow.org/post/king-county-executive-constantines-plan-b-metro">King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the county would not wait for the state</a>.</p><p>Constantine said King County would go it alone and ask its voters to pay more money for King County Metro Transit and for road projects. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:39:45 +0000 Bill Radke 32740 at http://kuow.org King County Prop 1 Vote Expected To Be 'Surprisingly Close' Equality, Innovation, Honesty: Taking A Jab At Corporate Marketing http://kuow.org/post/equality-innovation-honesty-taking-jab-corporate-marketing <p>Have you ever watched a slick ad for a corporation and found yourself taken in by the touching pictures and sincere voiceover?</p><p>The web site <a href="http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/this-is-a-generic-brand-video">McSweeney's Internet Tendency</a> has a parody of generic ad copy as a satire of corporate advertising.</p><p>Between jokes about corporate jargon and loose references to being earth-friendly, the ad takes a jab at smiley, stock footage people:</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:12:05 +0000 Bill Radke 32310 at http://kuow.org Equality, Innovation, Honesty: Taking A Jab At Corporate Marketing My Kingdom For A Horse-Head Squirrel Feeder http://kuow.org/post/my-kingdom-horse-head-squirrel-feeder <p>Seattle-based company <a href="http://www.mcphee.com">Archie McPhee</a> is getting national attention for putting a horse head on a squirrel.</p><p>To clarify, the company is selling a squirrel feeder shaped like a hollow horse head. You put the food up inside it and wait for a curious squirrel to stick its head in with hilarious consequences. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:29:18 +0000 Bill Radke 32183 at http://kuow.org My Kingdom For A Horse-Head Squirrel Feeder Oso Chaplain: 'They Want To Know They're Going To Be OK' http://kuow.org/post/oso-chaplain-they-want-know-theyre-going-be-ok <p>Bill Radke talks with Washington State Patrol chaplain Mike Neil about his experiences helping people with the emotional toll of the Oso mudslide.</p><p>Neil is there to serve the search crews in the debris field, many of whom are the family and friends of victims. “Put yourself in that position of actually finding that person – that is a very traumatic thing and I’m not sure that they’re really prepared for what they might find,” Neil said. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:30:46 +0000 Bill Radke & Hannah Burn 31855 at http://kuow.org Oso Chaplain: 'They Want To Know They're Going To Be OK' Search Crews Struggle To Define Success In Mudslide Debris http://kuow.org/post/search-crews-struggle-define-success-mudslide-debris <p></p><p>As of Wednesday morning, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office has confirmed that 29 people have died in the Oso landslide. Hopes of finding survivors are dwindling.</p><p>That’s taking a toll on the families and the search crews, some who have been out there since the very beginning, doing intense physical and emotional work. Rescue operations managers are very conscious about giving those crews a break, letting them rotate in and out so they can rest and recharge. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:52:59 +0000 Sara Lerner, Patricia Murphy & Bill Radke 31785 at http://kuow.org Search Crews Struggle To Define Success In Mudslide Debris Capturing Oso Through Photos: 'One Of The Worst Things I've Ever Seen' http://kuow.org/post/capturing-oso-through-photos-one-worst-things-ive-ever-seen <p>Bill Radke talks with photojournalist Joshua Trujillo about his experience covering the Oso mudslide through photography. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:51:45 +0000 Bill Radke & Hannah Burn 31765 at http://kuow.org Capturing Oso Through Photos: 'One Of The Worst Things I've Ever Seen' Week Two Of Mudslide Recovery, Decisions Get Harder http://kuow.org/post/week-two-mudslide-recovery-decisions-get-harder <p>Bill Radke talks with Los Angeles Fire Captain Ronald Klamecki about his own work in a landslide recovery in California and how authorities will decide regarding their next steps.</p><p>"As days go by, the potential of finding live victims diminishes. The rescuers are really putting forth the great effort and it wears on them too," he said. "They're doing their very best to bring closure to the victims' families." Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:55:20 +0000 Bill Radke & Hannah Burn 31753 at http://kuow.org Week Two Of Mudslide Recovery, Decisions Get Harder Don’t Curb Your Creativity: Author Illuminates Limits Of The App Generation http://kuow.org/post/don-t-curb-your-creativity-author-illuminates-limits-app-generation <p></p><p>I begin and end my days with technology.</p><p>My iPhone alarm goes off, I check the news and email, I stream the radio, I surf the web by day, and I fall asleep to the sound of my white noise app.</p><p>Are people like me just modern, or are we app-dependent? Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:56:09 +0000 Bill Radke 31704 at http://kuow.org Don’t Curb Your Creativity: Author Illuminates Limits Of The App Generation Holi Festivals To Brighten Spring Around Seattle http://kuow.org/post/holi-festivals-brighten-spring-around-seattle <p>Once upon a time there was a king who thought himself a god. The king’s son did not treat his father like a god. This made the king angry. The angry king persuaded his sister to kill the boy with her fireproof cloak. She put the boy on her lap and sat on a bonfire.</p><p>But as the flames roared, the cloak flew off her and covered him. And the king’s sister died, and the boy was saved. And the king who fancied himself a god was killed by a real god. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:18:50 +0000 Bill Radke 30937 at http://kuow.org Holi Festivals To Brighten Spring Around Seattle Photojournalist Bill Strothman Remembered As A 'True, Gentle Man' http://kuow.org/post/photojournalist-bill-strothman-remembered-true-gentle-man <p>Bill Radke talks with TV producer Doug Tolmie about his friend and colleague Bill Strothman. Strothman and pilot Gary Pfitzner were <a href="http://kuow.org/post/fatal-news-helicopter-crash-seattle-center-injured-man-improving">killed in Tuesday's helicopter crash</a> at Seattle Center.</p><p>"Everybody who met [Bill], even in a brief situation, were touched by his professionalism and his kindness," he said. "This was one heck of a gentle man." Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:33:39 +0000 Bill Radke 30840 at http://kuow.org Photojournalist Bill Strothman Remembered As A 'True, Gentle Man' Why Do Earthworms Love To Come Out In The Rain? http://kuow.org/post/why-do-earthworms-love-come-out-rain <p>This week when I’ve asked my kids about their school day, their answers have been all about worms. Their recess playgrounds have been lively with earthworms surfacing, as they typically do during a rainy week like we had. When I was a kid, they told us worms surfaced so they wouldn't drown. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:05:26 +0000 Bill Radke 30060 at http://kuow.org Why Do Earthworms Love To Come Out In The Rain? Washington Skiers In Sync For Sochi Paralympics http://kuow.org/post/washington-skiers-sync-sochi-paralympics <p>Bill Radke talks with alpine skiers <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/BA/Mark-Bathum">Mark Bathum of Mercer Island</a> and <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/YA/Cade-Yamamoto">Cade Yamamoto of Quincy</a> about their sport. The 2014 Paralympic&nbsp;Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, kick off March 7. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:54:24 +0000 Bill Radke 30053 at http://kuow.org Washington Skiers In Sync For Sochi Paralympics Solomon Northup's Descendant Expresses Pride For '12 Years A Slave' http://kuow.org/post/solomon-northups-descendant-expresses-pride-12-years-slave <p>The 86<sup>th</sup> annual Academy Awards is this Sunday, and one of the films expected to take home the Oscar is Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:27:51 +0000 Bill Radke 29577 at http://kuow.org Solomon Northup's Descendant Expresses Pride For '12 Years A Slave' Music From Above: Building A Studio In The Trees http://kuow.org/post/music-above-building-studio-trees <p>If you’re walking outside this weekend in Woodinville, Wash., that’s not just birdsong coming from the trees.</p><p>Bear Creek Studio was featured on an episode of <a href="http://www.tvguide.com/News/CeeLo-Treehouse-Masters-Video-1077991.aspx">Animal Planet’s show <em>Treehouse Masters</em></a>. The crew from the reality show built a recording space for the music studio 18 feet up in the cedar trees.</p><p>The episode airs Friday at 10 p.m. and has brought in a couple of musical guests. CeeLo Green drops in to play and is joined by the treehouse’s Fall City designer Pete Nelson, who takes a turn at the microphone – for better or worse. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:29:42 +0000 Bill Radke 29215 at http://kuow.org Music From Above: Building A Studio In The Trees Indoor Pot Farms Are Energy Guzzlers, Research Shows http://kuow.org/post/indoor-pot-farms-are-energy-guzzlers-research-shows <p>While the legalization of marijuana could be viewed as a liberal cause, the counterculture’s favorite herb isn’t exactly eco-friendly.</p><p>“Indoor pot farms are energy guzzlers,” said Seattle news analyst Joni Balter. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:15:59 +0000 Bill Radke 27513 at http://kuow.org Indoor Pot Farms Are Energy Guzzlers, Research Shows