Rep. Jim McDermott http://kuow.org en Rep. McDermott Hopeful Military Force Can Be Avoided In Syria http://kuow.org/post/rep-mcdermott-hopeful-military-force-can-be-avoided-syria <p>President Obama had planned to address the nation tonight to make his case for a US military strike on Syria, but the day's events may have overtaken him. Today Syrian President Bashar&nbsp;al-Assad's government accepted a Russian plan to turn over its chemical weapons stockpile, with France pitching &nbsp;a UN Security Council resolution to verify the disarmament. President Obama threw his support behind the resolution.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ross Reynolds talks with Washington's </span>7th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District Congressman Jim McDermott about the latest developments in the unfolding US-Syria story.</span> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:34:34 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20095 at http://kuow.org Rep. McDermott Hopeful Military Force Can Be Avoided In Syria Dear Congressman McDermott, How's Work? http://kuow.org/post/dear-congressman-mcdermott-hows-work <p>Seattle Democrat Jim McDermott represents Washington’s 7<sup>th</sup> congressional district.&nbsp;He currently serves as a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for writing tax law, and&nbsp;he’s the ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Health.&nbsp; Jim McDermott is currently serving his 12<sup>th</sup> term in congress and he joins Ross Reynolds for an in-studio interview. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:27:06 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 17440 at http://kuow.org Dear Congressman McDermott, How's Work? Rep. Jim McDermott And Rite Of Spring http://kuow.org/post/rep-jim-mcdermott-and-rite-spring <p><strong>News From Congress: Rep. Jim McDermott</strong><br>Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington's 7th District in Congress joins us to discuss how congressmen and woman have become essential advocates for safer infrastructure after a crisis hits their district. McDermott is calling for more resources to avoid disasters like the Skagit River bridge collapse. Also, the latest on the IRS, the Affordable Care Act and the Alaska Pebble Mine.&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Rite Of Spring</strong><br>Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky.&nbsp; The performance provoked a riot.&nbsp; Critics and audience members wrote afterwards there was so much noise that the dancers couldn’t hear the music over the audience boos.&nbsp; What made "Rite of Spring" so provocative?&nbsp; Why has its centennial been marked by contemporary artists and academics around the world?&nbsp;Marcie Sillman and Dave Beck explore the history and legacy of "The Rite of Spring." Wed, 29 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13901 at http://kuow.org Rep. Jim McDermott And Rite Of Spring