NBA http://kuow.org en Remembering The SuperSonics World Championship http://kuow.org/post/remembering-supersonics-world-championship <p></p><p>So far, attempts to bring the SuperSonics back to Seattle have fallen short. Fans might be a little down, but 34 years ago the Sonics really gave us something to cheer about.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 23:09:51 +0000 Felks Banel 14130 at http://kuow.org Remembering The SuperSonics World Championship Sonics Fans Upset, But Still Hopeful http://kuow.org/post/sonics-fans-upset-still-hopeful <p>The Sacramento Kings will stay in Sacramento. NBA owners met in Dallas Wednesday and overwhelmingly rejected an effort by investor Chris Hansen to move the team to Seattle.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:48:53 +0000 Carolyn Adolph & Deborah Wang 13202 at http://kuow.org Sonics Fans Upset, But Still Hopeful No Sonics This Time, Art Of Our City, And The Book Of Woe http://kuow.org/post/no-sonics-time-art-our-city-and-book-woe <p><strong>The Kings Stay In Sacramento</strong><br>The inevitable was confirmed yesterday in Dallas by NBA commissioner David Stern. In a 22-8 vote, the NBA Board of Governors voted to keep the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento. Investor Chris Hansen said the struggle makes the payoff sweeter and that he hopes the Sonics will return to Seattle eventually. We’ll talk with <a href="http://http://www.capradio.org/5090">Ben Adler</a> from Capital Public Radio in Sacramento and <a href="http://sportspressnw.com/author/artthiel">Art Thiel </a>in Seattle on how the decision came to be.<br><br><strong>Art Of Our City: The Massive Monkees</strong><br>Earlier this year the hip-hop dance troupe Massive Monkees opened their first official dance studio, called the Beacon.&nbsp; As part of a Seattle program to invigorate empty storefronts in the city, the Monkees applied for and received a three-month residency in a storefront in the Chinatown-International District.&nbsp; Over the course of that residency, the Beacon offered classes for students as young as&nbsp;three up to their 50s and beyond. Now Massive Monkees' official residency is over, but they have the opportunity to make the Beacon permanent.&nbsp; The landlord has agreed to a longer lease with one catch:&nbsp; They need to raise some money for capital repairs.&nbsp; To that end, they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign. We revisit a tour we took to the Beacon in February of this year.</p><p><strong>The Book Of Woe</strong><br>The American Psychiatric Association is currently revising the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a tool used by clinicians to diagnose patients with mental disorders. According to <a href="http://www.garygreenbergonline.com/">Gary Greenberg</a> it is more like an “anthology of suffering.” Greenberg is a psychotherapist and author of the new book, “The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry.” In his book he explains the history of the DSM and how the current revision of the DSM-5 is, as he argues, the most flawed yet. He says the DSM turns suffering into a commodity, leading to over- and misdiagnosis of mental illness. Thu, 16 May 2013 15:43:15 +0000 Weekday 13192 at http://kuow.org No Sonics This Time, Art Of Our City, And The Book Of Woe The NBA Meets, The SIFF Festival Opens And The Cost Of Health Care http://kuow.org/post/nba-meets-siff-festival-opens-and-cost-health-care <p><strong>The End Of The Seattle/Sacramento Kings Saga?</strong><br>Months of speculation about the NBA’s return to Seattle could end today. League owners are in Dallas to vote on Chris Hansen’s deal to buy the Sacramento Kings and move the team to Seattle. Meanwhile, a rival group of NBA-backed Sacramento investors is waiting in the wings to keep the team in town. Seattle Times reporter<a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/jerrybrewer/2020979841_brewer14.html"> Bob Condotta </a>joins us from Dallas.</p><p><strong>Seattle International Film Festival Opens</strong><br>It’s mid-May, which means summer is around the corner. But before you frolic outdoors, you’ll probably head into a movie theater for the annual <a href="http://www.siff.net/">Seattle International Film Festival</a>. Organizers bill it as the biggest film festival in North America. Get a sneak preview with the minds behind the madness.</p><p><strong>The Cost Of Health Care</strong><br>Last week the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/hospital-billing-varies-wildly-us-data-shows.html?_r=0">government released costs</a> for 100 common procedures at hospitals around the country.&nbsp; The numbers varied wildly between geographic regions, but also between hospitals in the same city. University of Washington professor Aaron Katz explains what that means for consumers.<br> Wed, 15 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13097 at http://kuow.org The NBA Meets, The SIFF Festival Opens And The Cost Of Health Care Will Seattle Get Its Sonics? http://kuow.org/post/will-seattle-get-its-sonics <p>The NBA’s Board of Governors meets in Dallas Wednesday to decide whether the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle. Until a few days ago, it seemed clear that the answer was no. In a key decision two weeks ago a committee of the NBA voted unanimously to keep the team in Sacramento. Wed, 15 May 2013 15:43:07 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 13099 at http://kuow.org Will Seattle Get Its Sonics? Seattle Times Writer "Shocked" That Dennis Rodman Answered Kenneth Bae Challenge http://kuow.org/post/seattle-times-writer-shocked-dennis-rodman-answered-kenneth-bae-challenge <p>Thanh Tan says she was serious when she <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/opinionnw/2013/05/03/dennis-rodman-kim-jong-un-kenneth-bae-north-korean-prison/">challenged </a>former NBA star Dennis Rodman to get Kenneth Bae of Lynnwood, Wash. released from a 15-year hard labor sentence in North Korea.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 23:31:35 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 12748 at http://kuow.org Seattle Times Writer "Shocked" That Dennis Rodman Answered Kenneth Bae Challenge Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-28 <p>It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthwest/">Joni&nbsp;Balter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback/">Knute&nbsp;Berger</a>. It was a busy week in the Northwest.</p><p>Seattle's hopes for an NBA team were all but crushed. Although it isn't official, the seven owners in the NBA's relocation committee unanimously voted to reject Chris Hansen's bid to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another May Day has ended in tear gas, overshadowing a day of peaceful demonstrations.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The candidates for Seattle's mayoral race faced off for the first time and the Police Guild has reached a contract deal.&nbsp;</span></p><p>That was just the news from Seattle, what are the stories that caught your attention this week? Call us 206.543.5869, email&nbsp;<a href="http://weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>&nbsp;or use #weekinreview&nbsp;to share your thoughts with us on Twitter during the show.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12417 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News A Win For Sacramento, The Special Session, And "The Night Detectives" http://kuow.org/post/win-sacramento-special-session-and-night-detectives <p></p><p><strong>NBA Says No To Seattle</strong><br>The NBA has thrown cold water on Chris Hansen’s plans to bring the Sonics back to Seattle. The league’s relocation committee <a href="http://www.nba.com/2013/news/04/29/committtee-recommends-kings-stay-sacremento/index.html">voted unanimously</a> to keep the Kings in Sacramento. <a href="http://sportspressnw.com/author/artthiel">Art Thiel</a> writes that Seattle can be to the NBA what Los Angeles is to NFL. Seattle still waits at the altar for an expansion team.</p><p><strong>Jon Talton: Not Just An Economics Columnist</strong><br><a href="http://www.jontalton.com/">Jon Talton</a> frequently analyzes business in the Pacific Northwest on <em>Weekday</em>, but he’s not just an economics columnist. He’s also a mystery writer. "The Night Detectives" is his 10th novel. It takes us from the familiar haunts of Phoenix to the seedy side of San Diego with his main character, David Mapstone.</p><p><strong>Jay Inlsee’s Bottom Line</strong><br><a href="http://www.governor.wa.gov/">Governor Jay Inlsee</a> says his bottom line is ending tax breaks and adding new tax revenue to the state budget. He will get that chance to draw that line in the special legislative session he has called for in two weeks.</p><p><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br>Michael Fagin <a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">suggests a hike</a> that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 12223 at http://kuow.org A Win For Sacramento, The Special Session, And "The Night Detectives" Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-5 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Executive </span><a href="http://King County Executive Dow Constantine is back from a trip to New York to pitch the return of the pro basketball to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org. Guest: King County Executive Dow Constantine [STUDIO] Links: King County Executive Homepage http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dow Constantine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">traveled</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to New York earlier this month to pitch pro basketball's return to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to </span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11327 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Home Repair Help With Roger Faris http://kuow.org/post/home-repair-help-roger-faris <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How’s your home improvement to-do list looking? Maybe you have some projects you've been meaning to get to? Weekday home repair expert Roger </span>Faris<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;joins us</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to take your questions. Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 8853 at http://kuow.org Home Repair Help With Roger Faris Planning For Sonics Bump At Key Arena http://kuow.org/post/planning-sonics-bump-key-arena <p></p><p>The Seattle Sonics' basketball season is penciled-in at Key Arena for next year. During a Seattle City Council briefing Monday, city officials said game days have been set aside at Key Arena starting in November. &nbsp;<br> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:27:13 +0000 Liz Jones 8794 at http://kuow.org Planning For Sonics Bump At Key Arena Deal Is Near To Bring NBA's Kings To Seattle http://kuow.org/post/deal-near-bring-nbas-kings-seattle <p><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The return of NBA basketball to Seattle appears closer than ever. Investor Chris Hansen&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sonicsarena.com/news/an-announcement" style="line-height: 1.5;">announced on Monday</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that he's reached an agreement with the Maloof family to buy a controlling interest in the Sacramento Kings. The deal still needs formal approval from the NBA’s owners. Meanwhile, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is hopeful he can keep the team in town. How do you put a number on a pro basketball franchise? We talk with Smith College economist Andrew </span>Zimbalist<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 6827 at http://kuow.org Deal Is Near To Bring NBA's Kings To Seattle