basketball http://kuow.org en March Madness In The Workplace http://kuow.org/post/march-madness-workplace <p>Steve Scher talks with Andy Challenger, vice president of the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas, about the firm's <a href="http://www.challengergray.com/press/press-releases/march-madness-could-cost-employers-12b" target="_blank">report</a> that the college basketball tournament costs billions of dollars in worker productivity. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:26:15 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 30804 at http://kuow.org March Madness In The Workplace Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000 http://kuow.org/post/seattle-arena-lawsuit-dismissed-chris-hansen-fined-50000 <p></p><p>The city of Seattle has no basketball team yet, but the fight over a proposed arena continues.</p><p>The state Court of Appeals upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union over the proposed site for a new basketball arena in SODO.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The longshoremen argued that an environmental review should have happened before the city made an agreement with arena investor Chris Hansen.</span></p><p>The appeals court <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&amp;filename=700065MAJ">ruled</a> that the Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Seattle, King County and Hansen did not constitute final approval for the project.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In essence, the court wrote that there was no action as of yet to challenge. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:43:28 +0000 Patricia Murphy & Liz Jones 20018 at http://kuow.org Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000 Is It Madness To Root For Gonzaga This March? http://kuow.org/post/it-madness-root-gonzaga-march <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with The Nation's sports editor, Dave Zirin, about how Gonzaga University's basketball team has worked their way into the frenzy that is March Madness. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:50:30 +0000 Producer 10147 at http://kuow.org Is It Madness To Root For Gonzaga This March? National Geographic's Explorer Of The Year: Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner http://kuow.org/post/national-geographics-explorer-year-mountaineer-gerlinde-kaltenbrunner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mountaineer </span><a href="http://www.gerlinde-kaltenbrunner.at/en/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-plus meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. This accomplishment came with a price. Her 2010 attempt to summit K2 — her last peak — ended when her good friend and partner slipped and fell to his death. A year later, she tried again and was rewarded with a view like she’d never imagined. She said, “I had the feeling that I was one with the universe." We’ll talk with National Geographic's 2012 explorer of the year.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 9851 at http://kuow.org National Geographic's Explorer Of The Year: Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner The Five Best Sonics Souvenirs Ever http://kuow.org/post/five-best-sonics-souvenirs-ever <p>At least, the best pieces of memorabilia we’ve ever seen. Because the Museum of History and Industry let KUOW’s Deborah Wang peek at the <a href="http://kuow.org/post/cracking-open-sonics-treasure-chest">stash </a>that came into their hands as part of a settlement between the city of Seattle and Clay Bennett.<br> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:37:33 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 8860 at http://kuow.org The Five Best Sonics Souvenirs Ever