Guantanamo Bay http://kuow.org en New Laws For Guantanamo Bay http://kuow.org/post/new-laws-guantanamo-bay <p>Steve Scher talked with Marc Falkoff, associate professor of law at Northern Illinois University, about closing Guantanamo Bay. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:07:23 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 26353 at http://kuow.org New Laws For Guantanamo Bay Rep. Adam Smith, Intiman Theatre, Sub Pop Turns 25 http://kuow.org/post/rep-adam-smith-intiman-theatre-sub-pop-turns-25 <p></p><p><strong>Rep. Adam Smith</strong><br>WA-09 Congressman Adam Smith joins us to talk about the battle over immigration in the House of Representatives, American aid to Egypt and new calls to close Guantanamo Bay.<br><br><strong>Art Of Our City: Seattle’s Intiman Theatre</strong><br>This month Seattle’s Intiman Theatre launches its second year as a leaner and meaner summer festival.&nbsp; Intiman needs to entice audiences and funders to its four-play festival. Artistic Director Andrew Russell hopes more comedy and more sharp political commentary will help bring them in the door.&nbsp; The theater company’s future depends on it.<br><br><strong>Sub Pop Turns 25</strong><br>Once upon a time, Seattle’s Sub Pop Records was a brassy upstart label. This weekend the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. How has the company that put Seattle on the music world’s map changed over a quarter of a century? We’ll ask co-founder Jonathan Poneman.</p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:08:33 +0000 Weekday 16484 at http://kuow.org The Truth About Air Travel, And Jamie And Karen Moyer http://kuow.org/post/truth-about-air-travel-and-jamie-and-karen-moyer <p><strong>Indefinite Stay For Guantanamo Detainees</strong><br>David Marshall is a Seattle Attorney who has been representing Ahmed Ajam since 2007. Ajam has been a prisoner of Guantanamo for&nbsp;11 years. According to Marshall, Ajam, a Syrian who was in the wrong place at the wrong time in Pakistan, was cleared for release by military authorities but remains in Guantanamo because Congress restricts the transfer of detainees.Marshall explains the state his client is living in and the complications of representing clients held at Guantanamo Bay prison.</p><p><strong>Uncomfortable Truths About Modern Air Travel</strong><br>“Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.”&nbsp; It’s getting harder and harder to do that, isn’t it?&nbsp; Seating is getting tighter. Bags are up to you.&nbsp;Costs are going up.&nbsp;Aviation expert Mark Gerchick explains what’s really going on behind the scenes in his book "Full Upright and Locked Position: Not-So-Comfortable Truths about Air Travel Today."</p><p><strong>A Conversation With Jamie And Karen Moyer</strong><br>For Seattle Mariners fans, the last decade has been a huge disappointment. In fact, the last time&nbsp;the team&nbsp;made the playoffs was in 2001. That season, the M’s won 116 regular season games – which tied the all-time record.</p><p>A huge part of their success that season was starting pitcher Jamie Moyer. The soft-tossing left hander won 20 games. He left the Mariners in 2006, but kept on playing. He won a World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008. And last year, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in major league baseball to earn a win at the age of 49. In addition to a long and prosperous baseball career, Moyer and his wife Karen have dedicated their lives to charity. They stopped by to chat about The Moyer Foundation, Jamie’s baseball career and why they still love Seattle.<br> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14563 at http://kuow.org The Truth About Air Travel, And Jamie And Karen Moyer Your Take On The News http://kuow.org/post/your-take-news-30 <p>We'll get live updates from the scene of the bridge collapse in Skagit County from KUOW reporter Derek Wang.</p><p>In a major policy <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/23/remarks-president-national-defense-university">speech</a> Thursday, President Obama defended his administration's use of unmanned drones, but vowed to scale back their use in the future. He also renewed efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. What are the unanswered questions about President Obama's counter-terrorism policy? What can we expect from the President moving forward?</p><p>The Seattle Mayor's race got a big shakeup recently when <a href="https://www.seattle.gov/council/burgess/">Tim Burgess</a> abruptly <a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/friday-jolt-burgess-withdraws-from-mayors-race-may-2013">dropped out</a> of the contest. How will this affect the rest of the candidates? Who does it help and who does it hurt?</p><p>And on his first day on the job, interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel made some <a href="http://www.seattlemet.com/news-and-profiles/publicola/articles/friday-jolt-burgess-withdraws-from-mayors-race-may-2013">changes</a> to his staff. Does this signal more changes to come at the SPD?</p><p>What stories that caught your attention this week? Call us at 800.289.5869, email <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a> or send us a tweet&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/WeekdayKUOW">@WeekdayKUOW</a>.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13648 at http://kuow.org Your Take On The News Four Years And 123 Days Into Obama's Presidency, Guantanamo Still Open http://kuow.org/post/four-years-and-123-days-obamas-presidency-guantanamo-still-open <p>President Obama will discuss his administration’s foreign policy practices tomorrow at the National Defense University. One purpose of the speech is to announce his plans for the&nbsp;Guantanamo Bay detention center, which he has&nbsp;promised to close several times. New York Times Washington Correspondent Charlie Savage talks with Ross Reynolds about what we can expect from the president tomorrow. Wed, 22 May 2013 18:59:38 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 13547 at http://kuow.org Four Years And 123 Days Into Obama's Presidency, Guantanamo Still Open