safety http://kuow.org en After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof http://kuow.org/post/after-newtown-tragedy-some-schools-are-all-bulletproof As parents send their kids off to school this fall, many are wondering what's been done since last year to make sure they're safe.<p>Many schools have embraced new security measures since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, from uniformed police on hallway patrol to shatterproof laminated windows.<p><strong>'How Could This Have Happened?'</strong><p>Bob Gay of Newtown, Conn., has a tattoo on his arm of his daughter Josephine's footprints as a baby and the number "2560," for the number of days she was alive.<p>"Joey," as her parents call her, was one of the 20 children killed in the sho Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:45:41 +0000 Craig LeMoult 20097 at http://kuow.org After Newtown Tragedy, Some Schools Are All But Bulletproof AMBER Alert Goes Cellular http://kuow.org/post/amber-alert-goes-cellular <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>The AMBER alert system began in Texas in the mid 1990s and has grown from small town partnership to satellite system.&nbsp;According to the Office of Justice program website <span style="line-height: 1.5;">AMBER stands for America’s Missing: </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Broadcast Emergency Response. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">acronym was created as a legacy to 9-</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">year-old Amber&nbsp;</span>Hagerman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">kidnapped while riding her bicycle in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arlington, Texas, and then brutally&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">murdered.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The wireless AMBER alert system was introduced in December to send alerts automatically based on cell phone location. It is a nationwide program operated by FEMA, the FCC and commercial cellular companies. Last night some of you may have received an AMBER alert on your phone. The alert originated in California, then was sent out in Oregon and then statewide here in Washington, as they believed the suspect was heading up to Canada. Ross Reynolds talks with Washington State Patrol's program&nbsp;m</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">anager for the Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit, Carrie Gordon, about how the cellular alerts work.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:47:38 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18221 at http://kuow.org Wilderness Survival Guide http://kuow.org/post/wilderness-survival-guide <p></p><p>With the summer sun, more people are hitting the trails and enjoying the outdoors. But just because the weather is nicer doesn’t mean the wilderness is any safer. Lee Callahan shares what it was like to get lost in the woods at night. Then Jason Knight, co-founder of<strong> </strong><a href="http://www.wildernesscollege.com/">Alderleaf Wilderness College</a>, talks to Ross Reynolds and callers about how to survive out in the wilderness.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:43:58 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 16956 at http://kuow.org Wilderness Survival Guide Identity Theft: Protection In The Age Of Information http://kuow.org/post/identity-theft-protection-age-information <p></p><p>The Federal Trade Commission reports that in 2011, there were 4,853 complaints of identity theft filed in Washington state. Some of the victims included elderly citizens, medical patients, and even foster children. And the FTC complaints don’t include online data theft. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6955 at http://kuow.org Identity Theft: Protection In The Age Of Information Will Grounded Dreamliners Be A Nightmare For Boeing? http://kuow.org/post/will-grounded-dreamliners-be-nightmare-boeing <p>Airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 787 Dreamliners after yesterday’s emergency landing in Japan. Officials are looking into the cause of a battery malfunction that caused smoke to appear in the cabin of the aircraft. Ross Reynolds gets the latest news on Boeing from NPR reporter Wendy Kaufman.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6740 at http://kuow.org Will Grounded Dreamliners Be A Nightmare For Boeing? What Happens To A Dreamliner Deferred? http://kuow.org/post/what-happens-dreamliner-deferred <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Two Japanese airlines have grounded their new Boeing Dreamliner 787s after smoke was detected in the cabin of one of the aircraft. Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines currently carry more 787s than any other airlines in the world, but Boeing has filled roughly 800 orders worldwide for the new Dreamliner.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6676 at http://kuow.org What Happens To A Dreamliner Deferred? School Safety In The Age Of Gun Violence http://kuow.org/post/school-safety-age-gun-violence <p></p><p></p><p>Designing safer schools doesn't mean turning them into military bunkers. That might have been an easy remodel back when schools were built like jails, filled with "cells" and controlled by bells. Today's schools are open, flexible spaces that allow students to combine and recombine into groups that learn from each other as much as they learn from the teacher. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:53:38 +0000 David Hyde 5507 at http://kuow.org School Safety In The Age Of Gun Violence Distracted Walking: How Your Smart Phone Could Be Your Literal Downfall http://kuow.org/post/distracted-walking-how-your-smart-phone-could-be-your-literal-downfall <p>According to a new study nearly 1 in 3 pedestrians is distracted by a mobile device like a smart phone when walking into high-risk intersections. Only 1 in 4 looked both ways before crossing the street. &nbsp;</p><p>David Hyde talks with&nbsp;Dr. Beth Ebel&nbsp;who was&nbsp;the lead author on the study. She directs the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research center at the University of Washington. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:16:07 +0000 David Hyde 5369 at http://kuow.org Distracted Walking: How Your Smart Phone Could Be Your Literal Downfall Avalanche Deaths Inspire Safety Efforts In Backcountry Skiing And Snowboarding http://kuow.org/post/avalanche-deaths-inspire-safety-efforts-backcountry-skiing-and-snowboarding <p>As the slopes open, skiers’ and snowboarders’ giddy enthusiasm is overshadowed by an accident near Stevens Pass last season.&nbsp; Three people were killed: Jim Jack, Johnny Brenan and Chris Rudolph.&nbsp; They were caught in an avalanche in the nearby backcountry — the wilderness just outside the Stevens Pass ski resort, unmonitored by ski patrol. &nbsp;Jack, Brennan and Rudolph were all well-known and experienced skiers in the Washington ski scene.</p><p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:55:43 +0000 Sara Lerner 3988 at http://kuow.org Avalanche Deaths Inspire Safety Efforts In Backcountry Skiing And Snowboarding