hiking http://kuow.org en Who Finds You When You Wander Off The Hiking Trail? http://kuow.org/post/who-finds-you-when-you-wander-hiking-trail <p>If you’re out one day hunting or wander off a hiking trail, a select group of volunteers may come to look for you. K-9 search and rescue teams spend countless hours training for just such an emergency. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:10:05 +0000 Courtney Flatt 29638 at http://kuow.org Who Finds You When You Wander Off The Hiking Trail? Hikers Aim To Preserve The Tri-Cities' Dramatic Ridgelines http://kuow.org/post/hikers-aim-preserve-tri-cities-dramatic-ridgelines <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021214AK_Candy_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The close proximity of a group of mountains known as The Rattles to the the Tri-Cities in southeast Washington, means urban dwellers can hike a 1,500 foot peak and enjoy dramatic views on their lunch break -- or even after supper.<p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:39:02 +0000 Anna King 28731 at http://kuow.org Hikers Aim To Preserve The Tri-Cities' Dramatic Ridgelines Search For Missing Idaho Hiker Turns To Drones, Crowdsourcing http://kuow.org/post/search-missing-idaho-hiker-turns-drones-crowdsourcing <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/101613JR_HikerDrone_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A search effort for a missing hiker at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho is turning to drone technology for help.<p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:47:42 +0000 Jessica Robinson 22221 at http://kuow.org Search For Missing Idaho Hiker Turns To Drones, Crowdsourcing Innovation: A Portable Generator Charges Devices With Fire http://kuow.org/post/innovation-portable-generator-charges-devices-fire <strong>Updated Oct. 18 to include comments from BioLite.</strong><p><em>In our</em> <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/195149875/innovation">Weekly Innovation</a> blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:18:09 +0000 editor 22147 at http://kuow.org Innovation: A Portable Generator Charges Devices With Fire 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 SPD Chief Diaz Steps Aside http://kuow.org/post/spd-chief-diaz-steps-aside <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Police Chief John Diaz announced on Monday that he’s stepping down. Diaz was appointed chief by Mayor Mike </span>McGinn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2010 and served 33 years with the SPD. Assistant Chief Jim </span>Pugel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will lead the department until</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the city hires a successor. How will Diaz's departure affect </span>SPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> morale and the city's ongoing police reforms? We talk with City Attorney Pete Holmes, public defender Lisa </span>Daugaard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020737963_diazretiresxml.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Times</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reporter Steve </span>Miletich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:07:16 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11120 at http://kuow.org SPD Chief Diaz Steps Aside Gavin Newsom: Taking The Town Square Digital http://kuow.org/post/gavin-newsom-taking-town-square-digital <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s not news that government can get bogged down by layers of bureaucracy. The solution to cutting the red tape, says California Lieutenant Governor Gavin </span>Newsom<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is technology. He joins us to talk about his new book <a href="http://citizenville.com/">"</a></span><a href="http://citizenville.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Citizenville</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://citizenville.com/">,"</a> and how to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;put technology to use to take citizens from observers to collaborators.</span></p><div> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9186 at http://kuow.org Gavin Newsom: Taking The Town Square Digital Fighting To End HIV And TB Infections Worldwide http://kuow.org/post/fighting-end-hiv-and-tb-infections-worldwide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Access to HIV and TB treatment has been improving worldwide. The rate of new infections is going down. But tuberculosis remains deadly, especially for the poverty stricken —&nbsp;TB killed 1.4 million people in 2011. </span>Luwiza<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Makukula<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was diagnosed with HIV and TB after her husband died in 2001.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not only was she sick, she was completely isolated.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, she works with NGOs focused on treatment, care, and support for HIV/TB patients, including Zambia's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.citamzambia.webs.com/">Community Initiative for TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria</a> (CITAM+).&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Luwiza&nbsp;Makukula joins us.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 PRODUCER 8791 at http://kuow.org Fighting To End HIV And TB Infections Worldwide Call The Grammar Police! http://kuow.org/post/call-grammar-police <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When it comes to proper usage, the Grammar Police work overtime. Have you ever corrected another person’s grammar? How did that go over?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Linguist <a href="http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/">Geoffrey&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pullum</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has written widely on language and usage, from technical syntactic theory to a study called “The Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax." He joins us&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for a conversation about the constant struggle for grammatical excellence (or even just improvement) and the right and wrong way to encourage better sentence structure.</span></p><div> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 8063 at http://kuow.org Call The Grammar Police! A Conversation With Author Julie Otsuka http://kuow.org/post/conversation-author-julie-otsuka <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">American history is full of stories of disenfranchised women who assert their rightful role in society and in so doing, open up the culture. Author </span><a href="http://www.julieotsuka.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Julie </a><a href="http://www.julieotsuka.com/">Otsuka</a>’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> family was interned following the bombing of Pearl Harbor; her father was arrested as a potential spy. She told that story in her award-winning first novel, “When the Emperor Was Divine.” Her second novel, “The Buddha in the Attic,” reaches farther back to explore the lives of brides sent from Japan to America between the wars, and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the strain of traditional values in a nation that promised opportunity for all. The writer Julie Otsuka joins us.</span></p><div> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:30:12 +0000 Steve Scher 7296 at http://kuow.org A Conversation With Author Julie Otsuka The Changing Face Of American Christianity http://kuow.org/post/changing-face-american-christianity <p>Religion is changing. In recent years we’ve seen the rise of evangelical and nondenominational churches, and the Internet has turned charismatic religious leaders into celebrities as famous and revered as rock stars. Among them is Pastor <a href="http://www.robbell.com/">Rob Bell</a>, who has captured the attention of millions with his hip look, presentation and inclusive teachings. Some Evangelical Christians consider him “dangerous,” but Time Magazine voted him one of "2011’s Most Influential People." Who is Rob Bell and what does his ministry say about the future of the evangelical and Christian church? We talk with the University of Washington's <a href="http://faculty.washington.edu/jwellman/About.html">James Wellman</a> about "Rob Bell and a New American Christianity."</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 6570 at http://kuow.org The Changing Face Of American Christianity Signs Of Progress On Fiscal Cliff Talks http://kuow.org/post/signs-progress-fiscal-cliff-talks <p><br></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px;">There are rumors of progress in Washington, DC, in the talks over how to move forward on spending and taxes, but House speaker John Boehner says Republicans have a "Plan B" just in case. We hear the latest on the fiscal cliff talks from Jill Jackson of CBS News.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px;"> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 5300 at http://kuow.org GOP Coalition Takes Control In State Senate http://kuow.org/post/gop-coalition-takes-control-state-senate <p></p><p>Washington state Democrats won't have sole control of Olympia in the coming legislative session after all. Two Democratic senators announced on Monday that they will caucus with the GOP to give Republicans a 25-24 bipartisan majority in the state senate. We talk with incoming Senate majority leader Rodney Tom of Medina.</p><p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 4892 at http://kuow.org Your Stories Of Thanksgiving http://kuow.org/post/your-stories-thanksgiving <p></p><p>Soon family and friends will gather, feasts will be prepared and memories will be made. Some from everything going right, some from things going comically wrong. Touching moments. Traditions. Mortifying mistakes. Put yourself in a festive mood and share your stories of Thanksgiving with us at 206.543.5869 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3820 at http://kuow.org Your Stories Of Thanksgiving Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg On America's Favorite Insult http://kuow.org/post/linguist-geoffrey-nunberg-americas-favorite-insult <p></p><p>In “Ascent of the A-Word,” linguist and "Fresh Air" commentator&nbsp;<a href="http://geoffreynunberg.com/">Geoffrey Nunberg</a> considers a word that has divided, offended and fascinated its users for the last 60 years. What is its essence? And what does it say about our values, impressions and relationships with other people? Nunberg joins us to discuss one of the culture’s most commonly hurled vulgarities and its place in society.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 1695 at http://kuow.org Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg On America's Favorite Insult