Hike of the Week http://kuow.org en Mariner's Mid-Season Report, And Living With Parkinson's http://kuow.org/post/mariners-mid-season-report-and-living-parkinsons <p></p><p></p><p><strong>The M’s Mid-Season Report</strong><br>Halfway through the major league baseball season, the Seattle Mariners have taken their fans on quite the wild ride. Long losing streaks, winning streaks and a whole bunch of injuries. But recently, there have been some glimmers of hope. Young players like Nick Franklin and Brad Miller have ignited the M’s offense. And Raul Ibanez is on the verge of breaking the record of hitting the most home runs by a 41-year-old. So what’s in store for the M’s the rest of this season? Larry Stone, who&nbsp;covers major league baseball for the Seattle Times,&nbsp;is here to discuss the rest of the season.</p><p><strong>Living Well With Parkinson's</strong><br>Medicine is making great advancements in the fight against Parkinson’s disease, even though there is still no cure. Advancements in gene therapy and a unique brain surgery are extending lives. But, it’s not just technology that’s helping patients, holistic medicine is also playing a role. A leading neurological researcher and one of her patients join us to share their story.</p><p><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br>Michael Fagin suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17188 at http://kuow.org Mariner's Mid-Season Report, And Living With Parkinson's Seattle Mayoral Candidate Kate Martin, And Author Chuck Klosterman http://kuow.org/post/seattle-mayoral-candidate-kate-martin-and-author-chuck-klosterman <p></p><p><strong>Sakara Remmu On Zimmerman's Acquittal</strong><br>The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial sparked protests, copious editorials and even riots across the country this week with many voices calling for more dialogue around racism in the US. To that end, we speak with local activist, writer and self-described “mother of black children” Sakara Remmu.</p><p><strong>Mayoral Candidate Kate Martin</strong><br>Seattle Mayoral candidate Kate Martin joins <em>We</em><em>ekday </em>to discuss the issues she feels are important to the city ahead of the August primary.<br><br><strong>Chuck Klosterman On Grappling With Villains</strong><br>What is is about the bad guy, or girl, that’s so alluring?&nbsp; From Robert Redford and Paul Newman as con men in “The Sting” to the murderous drug dealer Omar Little of HBO’s “The Wire,” we have an increasing fascination with the villains in our culture.&nbsp; At least, that’s what writer Chuck Klosterman thinks.&nbsp; He expands on his ideas in a new book called “I Wear The Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)."<br><br><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br><a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin</a> suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 16748 at http://kuow.org Seattle Mayoral Candidate Kate Martin, And Author Chuck Klosterman New Music Pick, And Dr. Foltz On Brain Cancer http://kuow.org/post/new-music-pick-and-dr-foltz-brain-cancer <p></p><p><strong>New Music Picks</strong><br>Are you stuck in a music listening rut? Music writer Jonathan Zwickel is here to help you branch out. He recommends two Seattle electronic music artists with an aeronautical theme.</p><p><strong>In Memoriam: Dr. Foltz On Brain Cancer</strong><br><a href="https://community.swedish.org/dr-greg-foltz">Dr. Greg Foltz</a> dedicated over 25 years of his life to brain cancer research and treatment.&nbsp; He was the director of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center and he founded Seattle’s annual <a href="http://www.braincancerwalk.org">Seattle Brain Cancer Walk</a>.&nbsp; Dr. Foltz died last Thursday, a short time after receiving a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br><a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin</a> suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15914 at http://kuow.org New Music Pick, And Dr. Foltz On Brain Cancer Voting Rights, New Music Recommendation, And What Is In Your Food? http://kuow.org/post/voting-rights-new-music-recommendation-and-what-your-food <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Voting Rights Act</strong><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court issued another of its long-awaited decisions, this one on the landmark 1964 Voting Rights Act. The Court ruled 5-4 to strike down a provision of the law that involves federal oversight for states with a history of racial discrimination in voter registration. How might the ruling affect current charges of voter suppression? We talk with attorney and voting rights advocate Brenda Wright.</span></p><p><strong>New Music Recommendation</strong><br>Are you stuck in a music listening rut?&nbsp; We are surrounded by new music and innovative artists.&nbsp; Branch out! Paul De Barros, critic for the Seattle Times, recommends jazz violinist Zach Brock.</p><p><strong>What’s In Your Food?</strong><br>Take a look at a food label. Under the list of ingredients there are sure to be items you recognize, but what about polyglycerol? Aspartame? Or phosphoric acid? The Food Additives Amendment of 1958 was enacted to make sure chemical ingredients were safe for consumption, but how does the FDA monitor all of the chemicals and ingredients food producers use? Professor <a href="http://www.foodpolitics.com/">Marion Nestle,</a> from the department of nutrition food studies and public health, explains what goes into the food we consume and how to be a more informed consumer.</p><p><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br><a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin</a> suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15508 at http://kuow.org Voting Rights, New Music Recommendation, And What Is In Your Food? Snohomish County Executive, New Music Recommendation, And Lynda Mapes http://kuow.org/post/snohomish-county-executive-new-music-recommendation-and-lynda-mapes <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Snohomish County's New Executive</strong><br>Former Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick has been sworn in as the new Snohomish County Executive. He replaces former executive Aaron Reardon who left the office amid a series of scandals. Lovick said he hopes to “change the tone and tenor of county government” in his term. He talks about the challenges and opportunity awaiting him as Snohomish County Executive.<br><br><strong>New Music Recommendation</strong><br>Are you stuck in a music listening rut?&nbsp; We are surrounded by new music and innovative artists.&nbsp; Branch out! Ma'Chell Duma LaVassar shares thoughts on the women of Northwest music, past and present.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><strong>Elwha: River Reborn, A Conversation With Lynda Mapes</strong><br>After decades of debate, the two dams on the Elwha River are down.&nbsp; Scientists are watching to see if the traditional salmon runs return and how that will impact the ecosystem near this river on the Olympic Peninsula.&nbsp; Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes has followed this story.&nbsp; Her new book,&nbsp;“Elwha: River Reborn,” chronicles the history, the controversy and the aftermath of the dam removal.<br><br><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br><a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin</a> suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14250 at http://kuow.org Snohomish County Executive, New Music Recommendation, And Lynda Mapes New Music And Writing Nonfiction http://kuow.org/post/new-music-and-writing-nonfiction <p><strong>New Music Recommendation</strong><br>Are you stuck in a music listening rut? We are surrounded by new music and innovative artists. Branch out with&nbsp;new music recommendations every Tuesday at 9:20 a.m. <a href="http://www.kuow.org/people/dave-beck">KUOW’s Dave Beck</a> focuses on William Henry Fry, a Philadelphia-born journalist, composer and outspoken advocate for American music.</p><p><strong>Writing Nonfiction With Susan Orlean</strong><br><a href="http://www.susanorlean.com/">Susan Orlean</a> spends a lot of time working on her nonfiction. She spent&nbsp;10 years researching her most recent book “Rin Tin Tin,” for example. Susan Orlean talks about her process and her passions and what it means to devote yourself to a subject for so long.</p><p><strong>Understanding Cyber Security</strong><br>A rise in the amount of cyber attacks has drawn concern over the safety of private information. Hackers will target anything from <a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/06/no-joke-syrians-hack-the-onion/"><u>The Onion’s Twitter</u></a> page to the processing systems of<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/us/cyberattacks-on-rise-against-us-corporations.html?ref=technology"><u> energy corporations</u></a>. Their motivations range from political to criminal, be it stealing confidential information or debilitating essential operations.</p><p>In a world that relies more and more on technologies to run and store our lives, cyber security is a paramount concern. <a href="http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~yoshi/"><u>UW Professor Tadayoshi Kohno</u></a> studies technological security and the methods of hackers. He joins us to discuss cyber security.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Weather And Hike&nbsp;Of The&nbsp;Week</strong><br><a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin</a> suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast.<br> Tue, 14 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13008 at http://kuow.org New Music And Writing Nonfiction Internet Sales Tax, Jan Merlin And A Music Recommendation http://kuow.org/post/internet-sales-tax-jan-merlin-and-music-recommendation <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Paying Internet Sales Tax</strong><br>The Senate voted on Monday on a bill that would end tax-free Internet shopping. Slate’s <a href="http://www.slate.com/authors.matthew_yglesias.html">Matthew Yglesias </a>joins us with a look at the <a href="http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/336">Marketplace Fairness Act </a>and who’s behind the push to collect taxes on your online purchases.</p><p><strong>A Conversation With Early Television Actor Jan Merlin</strong><br>Jan Merlin starred in early television shows like <em>Tom Corbett, Space Cadet</em> and <em>The Rough Riders</em>. He went on to be an Emmy-winning script writer.&nbsp; He grew to love the escape that theater and film could provide after a profound World War II experience.</p><p><strong>New Music Recommendation</strong><br>Are you stuck in a music listening rut?&nbsp; We are surrounded by new music and innovative artists. Music blogger <a href="http://http://www.threeimaginarygirls.com/">Liz Riley Tollefson</a> recommends<a href="http://theheligoats.bandcamp.com/track/drai-zich"> <em>Drai Zich </em></a>by The Heligoats, <a href="http://thepurrs.bandcamp.com/album/rotting-on-the-vine-single"><em>Rotting On The Vine </em></a>by The Purrs, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmrO5TzTJCw"><em>Inside An Aquarium </em></a>by BOAT an<em>d </em> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L677KFOecBo"><em>Buzz, </em><em>Buzz, Buzz </em></a>by Jonathan Richman &amp; The Modern Lovers.<br><br><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br>It has been hot outside. <a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">Michael Fagin</a> suggests a hike that matches this week’s weather forecast. Tue, 07 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12609 at http://kuow.org Internet Sales Tax, Jan Merlin And A Music Recommendation