relationships http://kuow.org en A Belated Valentine From RadioActive http://kuow.org/post/belated-valentine-radioactive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In honor of Valentine’s Day, </span>RadioActive<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosts Ann Kane and Sophie Ding bring you stories of young love. We find out what love means to preschoolers and retired folks, hear what the Greeks had to say about love and enjoy a love poem written to the world. Plus, Nina Tran plays a love song for her wisdom teeth on the banjo.</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:35:13 +0000 Ann Kane & Sophie Ding & Madeline Ewbank & Rachel Lam & Isaac Noren & Kendra Hanna & Max Hutton & Kamna Shastri & Nina Tran & RadioActive Youth Media 29530 at http://kuow.org A Belated Valentine From RadioActive Is Your Relationship Normal? http://kuow.org/post/your-relationship-normal <p>Steve Scher talks with University of Washington sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz about the secrets of extremely happy couples and the book, "<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples and What They Reveal About Creating a New Normal in Your Relationship."</span></p><div><a href="http://kuow.org/post/secret-being-happy-couple"><em>This interview originally aired on February 11, 2013.</em></a> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:17 +0000 Steve Scher 29367 at http://kuow.org Is Your Relationship Normal? Older Americans' Breakups Are Causing A 'Graying' Divorce Trend http://kuow.org/post/older-americans-breakups-are-causing-graying-divorce-trend For baby boomers, divorce has almost become, like marriage, another rite of passage. The post-World War II generation is setting <a href="http://psychsocgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/6/731.full.pdf+html" target="_blank">new records for divorce</a>: Americans over 50 are twice as likely to get divorced as people of that age were 20 years ago.<p>But just because it's more common, doesn't mean it's not still painful.<p>Jim Campbell, 55, of Boulder, Colo., says he and his wife grew apart after 34 years together. "The No. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:10:27 +0000 Ina Jaffe 29364 at http://kuow.org Older Americans' Breakups Are Causing A 'Graying' Divorce Trend Modern Love: Misconceptions Of Soul Mates http://kuow.org/post/modern-love-misconceptions-soul-mates <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Daniel Jones, editor of The New York&nbsp;Times' "Modern Love" column, about his new book, "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)," and what he's learned about love from other people's stories. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:56:15 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Marcie Sillman 28850 at http://kuow.org Modern Love: Misconceptions Of Soul Mates A Fiery Valentine's Day For Two Firefighters In Love http://kuow.org/post/fiery-valentines-day-two-firefighters-love New York City firefighters Sophy Medina and Thomas Olsen don't work together very often, but their first Valentine's Day as a couple was an exception. They worked the same fire that night — and then ended up at the same hospital with minor injuries.<p>"There really wasn't much romantic about the night it was," Tommy tells Sophy, now his fiancee, on a visit to StoryCorps. "I kept coming over. I sat in your bed and was talking to you."<p>"We were wearing big, stinky, heavy gear," Sophy recalls. "We're all, like, sweaty, and everyone smells like a foot. ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:12:51 +0000 NPR Staff 28816 at http://kuow.org A Fiery Valentine's Day For Two Firefighters In Love Julie And John Gottman Dish A Little Advice From The Love Lab http://kuow.org/post/julie-and-john-gottman-dish-little-advice-love-lab <p>Valentine’s Day may be a day filled with flowers, chocolates and a candle-lit dinner, but for relationship experts Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, the lovey-dovey holiday is about reconnecting and showing how you care about your partner. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:12:12 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Ross Reynolds 28582 at http://kuow.org Julie And John Gottman Dish A Little Advice From The Love Lab What You Didn't Know About Crows, Steve Earle And Patti Smith http://kuow.org/post/what-you-didnt-know-about-crows-steve-earle-and-patti-smith <p><strong>The Crow: A Common, Uncommon Bird </strong></p><p></p><p>They’re big, noisy and everywhere. But crows are much more than cackling flocks. They recognize people, they mate for life and they pant like dogs when they’re hot. A commonly seen bird, maybe – but crows are not common in their abilities. Steve Scher talks with John M. Marzluff, professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, and Tony Angell, a freelance artist and writer about their collaborative book, “In the Company of Crows and Ravens” and the wonders of these mysterious birds.</p><p><strong>Steve Earle Makes Protest Music With A 21st Century Twang</strong></p><p>Musician Steve Earle was raised in Texas. Earle’s music isn’t afraid to take on politics, and it does so with a 21st century attitude. Steve Earle joined us in 2007.</p><p></p><p><strong>Punk Rock Founder: Patti Smith</strong></p><p>Two young twenty-somethings with no money and a lot of ambition moved to New York City. They wanted to be artists, but they weren't sure what kind. She was his muse. He was hers. She was Patti Smith. She went on to become one of the founders of punk rock. He was Robert Mapplethorpe. He became a famous photographer. He died of AIDS in 1989. Patti Smith tells the story of their 20-year relationship in her new book "Just Kids." Steve Scher talked with Patti Smith in 2010.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18666 at http://kuow.org What You Didn't Know About Crows, Steve Earle And Patti Smith Independence In Relationships http://kuow.org/post/independence-relationships <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>There’s a new phenomenon in relationships: LAT. It stands for Living Apart Together. And it refers to couples who choose to live separately. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 1.7 million married couples in the US have made that choice. Separate apartments in the same building, different houses in the same city -- couples are finding new ways to maintain independence while being a duo. Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Julie Gottman, the co-founder and Clinical Director of <a href="http://www.gottman.com/">The Gottman Institute </a>where she helps couples strengthen their relationships, about how important that independence is to relationships. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:29:48 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 15699 at http://kuow.org Independence In Relationships Lies Your Parents Told You http://kuow.org/post/lies-your-parents-told-you <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don’t run with scissors! If you keep making that face, it will get stuck like that. We had to take your dog to a ranch so it could have room to run.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you ever hear any of those lines from your parents? A recent study published in the Journal of Psychology found that 84 percent of parents in the US lie to their children. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ross Reynolds gathered stories from listeners and local Jeopardy champion and author, Ken Jennings.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 8101 at http://kuow.org Lies Your Parents Told You The 'Nasty Effect': How Comments Color Comprehension http://kuow.org/post/nasty-effect-how-comments-color-comprehension At its best, the Web is a place for unlimited exchange of ideas. But Web-savvy news junkies have known for a long time that reader feedback can often turn nasty. Now a <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcc4.12009/full">study in the <em>Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication</em> </a>suggests that rude comments on articles can even change the way we interpret the news.<p>"It's a little bit like the Wild West. The trolls are winning," says Dominique Brossard, co-author of the study on the so-called nasty effect. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:01:00 +0000 NPR Staff 9559 at http://kuow.org The 'Nasty Effect': How Comments Color Comprehension Missed Connections: A Second Chance At Love At First Sight http://kuow.org/post/missed-connections-second-chance-love-first-sight <p>Have you ever gotten an <a href="http://thestranger.selectalternatives.com/gyrobase/Personals/ISawYou">I Saw You</a> or a <a href="http://seattle.craigslist.org/mis/">missed connection</a>? What happened? Did you connect? <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/slideshow/201302/final-analysis-missed-connections">Psychology Today</a> went through the missed connections on Craigslist, state by state, to see the most common places to be seen but not asked out. Here in Washington, the bus is the number one place to almost find love. In most of the other states it was Wal-Mart where cupid was most likely to draw back his bow. Ross Reynolds surveys the listeners about their thoughts on second chances at love at first sight.</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:44:45 +0000 Producer 8896 at http://kuow.org Missed Connections: A Second Chance At Love At First Sight How Did You Meet Your Valentine? http://kuow.org/post/how-did-you-meet-your-valentine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How did you meet the person you are spending Valentine’s Day with? Did you meet in a grocery store? Were you both at the same movie alone? Maybe it was something more modern like Match.com? To commemorate Valentine's Day, Ross Reynolds talks with listeners about how they met.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Producer 8241 at http://kuow.org How Did You Meet Your Valentine? The Secret To Being A Happy Couple http://kuow.org/post/secret-being-happy-couple <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What is “normal” in a&nbsp;romantic relationship? More importantly, what’s “normal” for couples who say they're really happy? UW Sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz teamed up with Harvard sociologist James White and wellness entrepreneur&nbsp;</span>Chrisanna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Northrup<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to answer that question.&nbsp;Together they conducted and analyzed the largest human relationship study ever done. We’ll talk with Dr. Schwartz about the “perfect couple.”</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7939 at http://kuow.org The Secret To Being A Happy Couple