Public Insight Network http://kuow.org en The Power Of Emerging Economies http://kuow.org/post/power-emerging-economies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2010, emerging economies accounted for almost 40 percent of the world's gross domestic product&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">— twice</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as much as they did in 1990. Today, one in four Fortune 500 firms comes from emerging markets. How far can growth carry nations out of poverty and toward a strong economic foundation? </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We hear what the economic successes of developing countries can teach the developed world from&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://peterblairhenry.com">Peter Blair Henry</a>&nbsp;of NYU’s Stern School of Business.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9955 at http://kuow.org The Power Of Emerging Economies For Families And Lawmakers, Washington's Tuition Savings Plan Is A Costly Bargain http://kuow.org/post/families-and-lawmakers-washingtons-tuition-savings-plan-costly-bargain <p></p><p>Halfway through the enrollment season for Washington's Guaranteed Tuition Savings program, the number of new enrollments is lagging compared to the last two years. Consumer confidence in the program is slipping, at least for now, even as state lawmakers express their concerns about the $600 million shortfall in the program.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:26:58 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 8859 at http://kuow.org For Families And Lawmakers, Washington's Tuition Savings Plan Is A Costly Bargain Paying For College Without Going Broke http://kuow.org/post/paying-college-without-going-broke <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The average cost of a four-year public college shot up 6 percent last year to over $17,000 a year on average. Private colleges are up to over $35,000 a year (beer and togas not included.) So how do parents pay for college these days without going broke? Ross Reynolds talks with </span>Kalman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Chany<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, author of "Paying for College Without Going Broke," about the GET program and other ways to fund your child's higher education.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:11:40 +0000 producer 8967 at http://kuow.org Paying For College Without Going Broke Gay Couples See New Hope For Immigration Benefits http://kuow.org/post/gay-couples-see-new-hope-immigration-benefits <p></p><p></p><p>If you want to marry someone from another country, and you’re a US citizen, chances are your spouse could also gain citizenship through marriage. That is, if the marriage is between a man and a woman.&nbsp; This path to citizenship is not available to gay couples because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Next month, the US Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to this federal law. It’s a case Seattle resident Otts Bolisay is anxious to watch unfold.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:42:56 +0000 Liz Jones 8199 at http://kuow.org Gay Couples See New Hope For Immigration Benefits Map: Do We Still Need Record Stores? http://kuow.org/post/map-do-we-still-need-record-stores <p>Tomorrow is a dark day for many a Seattle vinyl enthusiast — Easy Street Records, the lower Queen Anne record store, is closing after serving the Emerald City for more than a dozen years. Many are bemoaning the loss of the Queen Anne record store, but what about you? Do record stores matter to you? I mean, do they really matter? Do you still buy music from stores, and how much?</p><p>With music available online through iTunes and services like Spotify, why do we still need record stores? Ross Reynolds talks with local music writer <a href="http://www.charlesrcross.com/">Charles Cross</a>, Sarah Moody from <a href="http://hardlyart.com/">Hardly Art</a> and Eli Anderson from <a href="http://neumos.com/">Neumos</a> and takes listener calls.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6741 at http://kuow.org Map: Do We Still Need Record Stores? Yoko Ott Loves Contemporary Art And So Should You http://kuow.org/post/yoko-ott-loves-contemporary-art-and-so-should-you <p>Contemporary art is a lot like baseball: you can't really enjoy it until you understand a few rules.&nbsp;&nbsp; Nobody, not even the hippest art insider, is born appreciating abstract expressionism or conceptual performance.&nbsp;In fact, no two&nbsp;people will give you the same&nbsp;definition of contemporary&nbsp;art.&nbsp; It can be anything, from abstract painting to live performance.</p><p>With&nbsp;her stylish clothing and regal bearing,&nbsp;&nbsp;art educator and curator Yoko Ott looks like she was born in one of the world's great art capitals.&nbsp; But appearances are deceiving.&nbsp; "It doesn't get further away from the contemporary art scene than a little island in the middle of the Pacific," she laughs.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:12:04 +0000 Marcie Sillman 5798 at http://kuow.org Yoko Ott Loves Contemporary Art And So Should You Dreamliner Electrical System Focus Of FAA Review http://kuow.org/post/dreamliner-electrical-system-focus-faa-review <p></p><p>Federal regulators are pledging a full-scale review of the design and build of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. In a news conference, the Federal Aviation Administration said it will get to the root cause of a set of problems, including last week’s fire on a Dreamliner at Boston's Logan Airport.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:51:08 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 6475 at http://kuow.org Dreamliner Electrical System Focus Of FAA Review Unemployed Workers Brace For End Of Federal Support http://kuow.org/post/unemployed-workers-brace-end-federal-support <p><em>Correction</em><em>: This story has been corrected to show that of the 120,000 people who were cut off unemployment benefits before they found a job from summer to 2008 to November 2012, 70 percent have not yet found work. </em></p><p>A program Congress has extended 10 times over the last four years is <a href="http://www.esd.wa.gov/newsandinformation/releases/thousands-losing-unemployment-benefits-12-064.php">expected to end</a> this month. The emergency unemployment compensation program has been a safety net for 400,000 people in Washington since the summer of 2008. Four years later 70 percent of people who were cut off from benefits before they found work are still looking. That's about 84,000 people.</p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:30:13 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 4893 at http://kuow.org Unemployed Workers Brace For End Of Federal Support Supreme Court Rulings Could Benefit Same-Sex Couples In Washington http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-rulings-could-benefit-same-sex-couples-washington <p></p><p>Washington’s law allowing same-sex marriage just took effect this week. And that could be not a moment too soon for same-sex couples hoping to receive marriage-related federal benefits. Sat, 08 Dec 2012 01:17:27 +0000 Amy Radil 4802 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Rulings Could Benefit Same-Sex Couples In Washington A Very Long Engagement http://kuow.org/post/very-long-engagement <p></p><p></p><p>What’s the opposite of a shotgun wedding? Try a 15-year engagement.&nbsp; Seattle couple Kate Schubert and Liz Newman joke they’ve waited that long for the right to get married in their home state.&nbsp; The wait is almost over. On December 6, same-sex marriage will be legal in Washington.&nbsp; Now, Kate and Liz are eager to take the next step.</p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 01:56:14 +0000 Liz Jones 4598 at http://kuow.org A Very Long Engagement Marijuana Use Becomes Legal This Week But Many Questions Remain http://kuow.org/post/marijuana-use-becomes-legal-week-many-questions-remain <p></p><p>Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has been a longtime supporter of legalizing marijuana. But when he was elected in 2009, he said he never would have imagined that his goal would be achieved so quickly. This week Initiative 502 takes effect, or at least the part of it that allows people to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:52:57 +0000 Amy Radil 4446 at http://kuow.org Marijuana Use Becomes Legal This Week But Many Questions Remain Seattle Web Entrepreneur's Efforts To Re-Brand Marijuana http://kuow.org/post/seattle-web-entrepreneurs-efforts-re-brand-marijuana <p>Marijuana has been historically cast as a dangerous drug for outcasts and societal dropouts. But with the passage of I-502, marijuana is going mainstream. A Seattle web entrepreneur is building tools for the masses to bring marijuana – and its users – into the 21<sup>st</sup> century.</p><p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:29:22 +0000 Patricia Murphy 4349 at http://kuow.org Seattle Web Entrepreneur's Efforts To Re-Brand Marijuana Are The Rich Taxed Enough? The Rich Say Yes ... And No. http://kuow.org/post/are-rich-taxed-enough-rich-say-yes-and-no <p></p><p>President Barack Obama is meeting today with members of Congress to try to avoid the fiscal cliff.&nbsp; The president says he’ll let Bush-era tax cuts for families earning over $250,000 a year expire.&nbsp; House Republicans are opposed.</p><p>Seattle&nbsp;​entrepreneur and venture capitalist&nbsp;Nick Hanauer would pay more if the tax cuts expire and he thinks he should. Ross Reynolds speaks with Hanauer, business owner&nbsp;Mark Peterson, and policy analysts Mark Guppy and Marilyn Watkins, and he asks listeners to weigh in with their opinion: Are the rich taxed enough? Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:59:39 +0000 Ross Reynolds 3725 at http://kuow.org Are The Rich Taxed Enough? The Rich Say Yes ... And No. Seattlites Talk Politics: Voter Panel, Part II http://kuow.org/post/seattlites-talk-politics-voter-panel-part-ii <div class="card-text"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Last week we invited six members of our source community, <a href="http://www.kuow.org/publicinsight">KUOW’S Public Insight Network</a>, to our studios in the University District to talk politics. We had a range of views including a self-described Socialist-Independent, a fiscal conservative, a right-leaning Democrat among others. Ross Reynolds sat down with&nbsp;Rob Franco, Rick Wear, Pam Okano, George Robertson, Reena Koshy and Linda Carlson and discussed federal and state issues.</p></div></div></div></div><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:23:04 +0000 Ross Reynolds 2781 at http://kuow.org Seattlites Talk Politics: Voter Panel, Part I http://kuow.org/post/seattlites-talk-politics-voter-panel <p>Last week we invited six members of our source community, <a href="http://www.kuow.org/publicinsight">KUOW’S Public Insight Network</a>, to our studios in the University District to talk politics. We had a range of views including a self-described Socialist-Independent, a fiscal conservative, a right-leaning Democrat among others. Ross Reynolds sat down with&nbsp;Rob Franco, Rick Wear, Pam Okano, George Robertson, Reena Koshy and Linda Carlson and discussed federal and state issues.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:52:28 +0000 Ross Reynolds 2780 at http://kuow.org Seattlites Talk Politics: Voter Panel, Part I