Jerry Cornfield http://kuow.org en The Transportation Package, Letters Written In Wartime And Gardening http://kuow.org/post/transportation-package-letters-written-wartime-and-gardening <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Olympia And The Transportation Package</strong><br>When state lawmakers adjourned in June, they left a $10 billion transportation package on the table. Now, senate leaders have announced they’ll hold hearings in the fall on the state’s transportation priorities and how to pay for them. Everett Herald reporter and columnist Jerry Cornfield joins us with details.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Letters Written In Wartime</strong><br>Wartime letters capture a uniquely vivid history not found in text books. They place us in the author’s shoes. Take this quote from a letter written in 1941: “A man just brought us our gas masks. I don’t know why I’m writing this, because if we’re hit with a bomb they won’t find enough of me — let alone this letter. I imagine it’s to show myself that I can be calm under fire.”&nbsp; We experience history by reading the letters of those who lived it.</p><p><br><strong>Greendays Gardening Panel</strong><br>Our gardening panel includes a flower expert, native plant expert and vegetable gardening expert.&nbsp; They’re on hand to answer your gardening questions.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18457 at http://kuow.org The Transportation Package, Letters Written In Wartime And Gardening A Budget Deal, Immigration, Understanding Cancer, And Pet Questions Answered http://kuow.org/post/budget-deal-immigration-understanding-cancer-and-pet-questions-answered <p></p><p><strong>Budget Deal In Olympia</strong><br>Everett Herald columnist and Weekday’s regular Olympia guru Jerry Cornfield brings us analysis of the tentative budget deal reached by state lawmakers.<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Immigration Deal In DC</strong><br>Yesterday's immigration reform vote is being hailed as a rare example of bipartisanship. The Senate voted 68 to 32 yesterday to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. It now heads to the House. We talk with Jill Jackson of CBS News from Washington, DC.</p><p><strong>Rethinking How We Study Cancer</strong><br>A scientist at Johns Hopkins University developed a mathematical model to better understand why some cancer tumors are resistant to cancer fighting drugs. Science reporter <a href="http://carlzimmer.com/">Carl Zimmer</a> explains the study and how scientists are changing the way they think about cancer.</p><p><strong>Pet Questions Answered</strong><br>Got a difficult dog or cat? Pet trainer, Steve Duno, tackles your questions at 206.543.5869 (KUOW).&nbsp; Also, is neutering dogs always a good idea?&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15709 at http://kuow.org A Budget Deal, Immigration, Understanding Cancer, And Pet Questions Answered This Week In Olympia, Joshua Roman And Sounds Of The Everyday http://kuow.org/post/week-olympia-joshua-roman-and-sounds-everyday-0 <p><strong>This Week In Olympia</strong><br>State lawmakers are in deep budget negotiations in the final days of the special legislative session. Everett Herald reporter Jerry Cornfield joins us with a look at what’s happening this week in Olympia.<br><br><strong>Cellist Joshua Roman</strong><br>Cellist <a href="http://www.joshuaroman.com/">Joshua Roman</a> is back in town for a world-premiere performance at Town Hall Seattle, where he’s artistic director of the TownMusic series. He talks with us ahead of a performance tomorrow night with his JACK Quartet.</p><p><strong>Sounds Of Our Everyday</strong><br>Everyday <em>Weekday </em>listeners send us the sound of their day. From a chatty sheep to the crunch of a walk through the snow, we find a variety of natural sounds in our everyday urban environment. Members of the <a href="http://www.kazbar.org/spu/about.html">Seattle Phonographers Union</a> explain what attracts us to these sounds in the first place and how we can better appreciate the symphony of our everyday sonic landscape.<br> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14562 at http://kuow.org This Week In Olympia, Joshua Roman And Sounds Of The Everyday