protests http://kuow.org en Superheroes V. Anarchists: Police Scanner Tracks Seattle May Day http://kuow.org/post/superheroes-v-anarchists-police-scanner-tracks-seattle-may-day <p></p><p>May Day was supposed to be huge in Seattle this year. Television crews dispatched choppers. Police officers stood at almost every corner, poised for action. It was hot, about 88 degrees, a perfect day for a march. Fri, 02 May 2014 19:15:34 +0000 Isolde Raftery & Bond Huberman 33767 at http://kuow.org Superheroes V. Anarchists: Police Scanner Tracks Seattle May Day Post-Chavez Venezuela: A Political House Of Mirrors http://kuow.org/post/post-chavez-venezuela-political-house-mirrors <p>Steve Scher talks with <a href="http://jsis.washington.edu/jackson/bio/lucero.shtml">Jose Antonio Lucero</a>, chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Washington, about the protests in Venezuela. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:36:27 +0000 Steve Scher & Christine Streich 29781 at http://kuow.org Post-Chavez Venezuela: A Political House Of Mirrors In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger http://kuow.org/post/venezuela-another-beauty-queens-death-adds-anger There's a sad symmetry to the news from Venezuela, where anti-government protests in recent weeks have been fueled in part by outrage over the shooting death of a beauty queen — a death that underscored that nation's struggle to control violent crime.<p>One of the five people killed this week during protests against the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro, it's now being reported, was another young beauty queen.<p>"The latest victims of the unrest included college student and model Genesis Carmona, 22, who was shot in the head at a protest on Tuesday in the central city of Valenci Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:24:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 29107 at http://kuow.org In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger A Personal Perspective On The Ukrainian Protests http://kuow.org/post/personal-perspective-ukrainian-protests <p>Steve Scher talks with Yulia Shadirya about the protests in Ukraine. Shadirya moved to Seattle years ago but has been following the events in Kiev. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:20:10 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 28633 at http://kuow.org A Personal Perspective On The Ukrainian Protests Protestors Rally Against The Ukraine Government http://kuow.org/post/protestors-rally-against-ukraine-government <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Scott Radnitz about why Ukrainians have been protesting in the streets of Kiev for the last three months. Radnitz is an associate professor and director of the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:55:11 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 28632 at http://kuow.org Protestors Rally Against The Ukraine Government Ukraine Protests Spread Beyond Kiev Amid Crisis Talks http://kuow.org/post/ukraine-protests-spread-beyond-kiev-amid-crisis-talks <p>Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev, as President Viktor Yanukovych held a meeting with three opposition leaders to try to end the unrest.&nbsp; The governor of Lviv, in the west, was forced to sign his resignation as protesters stormed his offices. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:36:27 +0000 BBC News 27498 at http://kuow.org Ukraine Protests Spread Beyond Kiev Amid Crisis Talks Their Release Is Just A 'PR Stunt,' Pussy Riot Member Says http://kuow.org/post/their-release-just-pr-stunt-pussy-riot-member-says The remaining members of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=158923390" target="_blank">punk rock band Pussy Riot</a> have been released from prison in Russia, a few months short of serving their full two-year sentences for "hooliganism" — a charge that the band's supporters say was just a trumped-up effort to quash free speech.<p>Once she was free on Monday, a defiant Maria Alyokhina said her release was not a humanitarian act on the part of Russian President Vladimir Putin but rather a "PR stunt" aimed at shoring up his nation's international image before F Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:55:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25946 at http://kuow.org Their Release Is Just A 'PR Stunt,' Pussy Riot Member Says As A Day Of High Tensions In Egypt Ends, Morsi’s Trail Is Adjourned Until January http://kuow.org/post/day-high-tensions-egypt-ends-morsi-s-trail-adjourned-until-january <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Christian Science Monitor Cairo correspondent&nbsp;Kristen Chick about Mohamed Morsi's trial, Kerry's visit to Egypt and protests within the country. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:59:30 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 23231 at http://kuow.org As A Day Of High Tensions In Egypt Ends, Morsi’s Trail Is Adjourned Until January 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 Demonstrators Have Their Say On May Day http://kuow.org/post/demonstrators-have-their-say-may-day <p>KUOW reporter Amy Radil began her day at Westlake Park. Wed, 01 May 2013 20:15:49 +0000 Amy Radil & Phyllis Fletcher 12347 at http://kuow.org Demonstrators Have Their Say On May Day Seattle Police Won't Sideline Superheroes On May Day http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-wont-sideline-superheroes-may-day <p></p><p>City police departments often have testy relations with their local superheroes, at least in the movies. In "The Amazing Spider-Man" they issue a warrant for his arrest. In "The Dark Knight Rises," a cop pledges to take down Batman. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 04:33:02 +0000 Amy Radil 12087 at http://kuow.org Seattle Police Won't Sideline Superheroes On May Day