Mercer Island http://kuow.org en Episode 40: Young Seattleites Say Code Switching Is A Tough Habit To Break http://kuow.org/post/episode-40-young-seattleites-say-code-switching-tough-habit-break <p>There’s no such thing as a normal you. Do you talk to your boss the same way you talk to your dog? Probably not. This is called code switching.</p><p>Inspired by NPR’s <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/">Code Switch</a>, hosts Kadian Vanloo and Antonia Dorn share stories about why and how youth code switch:</p><ul><li>Tamil is the mother tongue for both Ananya Shankar and her cousin, RadioActive's Kamna Shastri. But when Ananya visits the United States for the first time, Kamna notices her cousin only speaks to her in English.&nbsp;</li><li>RadioActive's Riley Guttman lives on Mercer Island where the African-American population is just over one percent. His black friend notices that when he walks in on a group of white friends, the conversation tends to change — and not how you might think.</li></ul><p>Speaking of race, affirmative action was under scrutiny at the Supreme Court of the United States this week. It's been illegal in Washington state since 1998, but people still have opinions about it. RadioActive's Yafiet Bezabih asked Seattleites what they think. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:45:02 +0000 Antonia Dorn & Kadian Vanloo & Kamna Shastri & Riley Guttman 15652 at http://kuow.org Episode 40: Young Seattleites Say Code Switching Is A Tough Habit To Break A Toll On The Road To School http://kuow.org/post/mercer-island-toll-could-add-5000-year-free-education <p>Washington state is considering putting tolls on the I-90 bridge that connects Seattle to the Eastside. This would affect the lives of adults who travel to and from Seattle for work, but what about students who go to school outside their Seattle neighborhoods? Fri, 10 May 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Riley Guttman & RadioActive Youth Media 11947 at http://kuow.org A Toll On The Road To School