Science News http://kuow.org en Science News, And Candlebox http://kuow.org/post/science-news-and-candlebox <p><strong>The News From Space</strong><br>NBC News Digital science editor Alan Boyle discusses the latest news in physical and space science.</p><p><strong>20th</strong><strong> Anniversary Of The Band, Candlebox</strong><br>Seattle band <a href="http://www.candleboxrocks.com">Candlebox </a>made its debut in 1993, in the golden age of alternative rock in the Northwest. Now, 20 years since their first album release Candlebox is once again touring and creating new music. Lead singer Kevin Martin explains what it was like to make music in the era of Seattle alternative rock and how their music has changed over the years.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 16983 at http://kuow.org Science News, And Candlebox 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 The Farm Bill, Science News, And Stan Freberg http://kuow.org/post/farm-bill-science-news-and-stan-freberg <p><strong>Farm Bill Is Defeated</strong><br>It used to be relatively easy to pass the Farm Bill.&nbsp; Not this time.&nbsp; The Bill was defeated in the House&nbsp; What happened?&nbsp; What does that mean for farmers and people on food stamps?&nbsp; <a href="http://www.thetakeaway.org/people/todd-zwillich/">Todd Zwillich </a>the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway explains what’s next for the Farm Bill.</p><p><strong>The News From Space</strong><br>NBC News Digital science editor <a href="http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/">Alan Boyle</a> discusses the latest news in physical and space science.</p><p><strong>A Conversation With Stan Freberg</strong><br>Stan Freberg is a well-loved humorist and satirist of radio and television.&nbsp; He and his wife Hunter Freberg appear live in the KUOW studios to reflect on his career. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Video highlights from our interview with the Frebergs</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/Cm4thN5G3rI Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15326 at http://kuow.org The Farm Bill, Science News, And Stan Freberg Don't Patent Human Genes, Scientific Awards And Letters From Fathers http://kuow.org/post/dont-patent-human-genes-scientific-awards-and-letters-fathers <p><strong>Don't Patent Human Genes</strong><br>In a unanimous vote the United State Supreme Court has said you may not patent human genes. The biotech company Myriad Genetics patented BRCA 1 and BRCA 2, the genes that have been found to be linked to breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Mary-Claire King first found evidence of the existence of the BRCA 1 gene while working at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. King will explain what the Supreme Court’s decision means for the science and research community.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Science News, It's Not Just Nobel Anymore </strong><br>Many have heard of the Nobel Prize, but it is no longer the only big prize scientist receive. There has been a rise in scientific awards that come with a million dollar bonus. Science journalist Zeeya Merali explains how these new awards can benefit and hurt the scientific community.</p><p><strong>Letters From Famous Fathers </strong><br>What would you put in a letter to your son or daughter? How do you transcend the moment and pen words of advice or love that they can carry with them all their lives? Paul Stetler asked himself those question when he sat down to write a letter to his son. He was inspired by a letter his dad had written to him years ago. It became the subject of a new play&nbsp;Stetler has curated called "<a href="http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/DearDad?date=6%2f16%2f2013">Dear Dad</a>." The play features the intimate letters of famous American fathers, from John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan to John Steinbeck and Jackson Pollock.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14905 at http://kuow.org Don't Patent Human Genes, Scientific Awards And Letters From Fathers State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, And Science News http://kuow.org/post/state-attorney-general-bob-ferguson-and-science-news <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Ask State Attorney General Bob Ferguson</strong><br>A federal judge has ordered Washington state to fix hundreds of culverts allow water to flow underneath roads. Many Washington Indian Tribes claim the culverts block salmon passages. Why is state attorney general Bob Ferguson appealing that ruling? Also, what’s the possibility the state might sue over leaking tanks at Hanford? And what’s happening with the process to legalize marijuana? Ferguson joins us this hour to take your questions. Send yours now to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org?subject=Ask%20the%20State%20Attorney%20General"><em>Weekday.</em></a><br><br><strong>Science News</strong><br>Xconomy’s<a href="http://www.xconomy.com/author/ltimmerman/"> Luke Timmerman</a> brings us the latest news in biotechnology.</p><p><strong>Weekend Weather</strong><br>State climatologist <a href="http://www.jisao.washington.edu/">Nick Bond</a> joins us with a weekend weather forecast.<br> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14507 at http://kuow.org State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, And Science News The Latest News In Biotech And Comedian Paul Reiser http://kuow.org/post/latest-news-biotech-and-comedian-paul-reiser <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>New News In Biotechnology </strong><br>The American Society of Clinical Oncology conference is convening in two weeks. At the conference physicians and drug makers will be discussing the emergence of cancer immunotherapy. Also, local diagnostic companies have been cultivating a rich understanding of the human genome. Their discoveries are leading to new diagnostic tests and treatments. <a href="http://www.xconomy.com/author/ltimmerman/">Luke Timmerman</a>, national biotech editor for Xconomy brings us the latest news in biotechnology. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>A Conversation With Paul Reiser</strong><br>Paul Reiser is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian.&nbsp; Television fans fondly remember him for the NBC series <em>Mad About You </em>which he co-created and starred in.&nbsp; He’s also author of three books, most recently "Familyhood," about his life as a married father of two boys. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Weekend Weather Forecast</strong><br><a href="http://www.jisao.washington.edu/">Nick Bond</a> joins us with a look at the weekend weather.<br><br> Fri, 17 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13238 at http://kuow.org The Latest News In Biotech And Comedian Paul Reiser