http://kuow.org en "Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us" http://kuow.org/post/salt-sugar-fat-how-food-giants-hooked-us <p>David Hyde sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Michael Moss to talk about the role that processed food companies play in obesity and the health of consumers and what they learned from tobacco companies.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:49:27 +0000 Producer 9835 at http://kuow.org "Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us" Rising Popularity Of Microhousing http://kuow.org/post/rising-popularity-microhousing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the cost of living continues to rise in the city, people are finding it harder to find an affordable place to live. To accommodate the demand, developers&nbsp;are building&nbsp;</span>microhousing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> --&nbsp;tiny studio apartments with private bathrooms that share a kitchen with other units. The </span>microhouses<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> boast affordable living in high-demand neighborhoods such as Capitol Hill and the University District. However, residents in some neighborhoods fear the developments skirt zoning laws and create too much density too fast. City </span>Councilmember<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tom Rasmussen is considering legislation that could put new restrictions on </span>microhousing<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He joins us to explain.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9708 at http://kuow.org Rising Popularity Of Microhousing Naked Statistics: Stripping The Dread From The Data http://kuow.org/post/naked-statistics-stripping-dread-data <p>In his new book author<a href="http://www.nakedeconomics.com/"> Charles Wheelen</a> makes the claim that statistics can be really interesting, and most of it isn't that difficult. Not convinced? Ross Reynolds lets Charles Wheelen makes his case and tries to get to the fun part of statistical data.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6742 at http://kuow.org Naked Statistics: Stripping The Dread From The Data The Physics Of Wall Street http://kuow.org/post/physics-wall-street <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>What can physics teach us about finance? A great deal according to physicist and mathematician <a href="http://jamesowenweatherall.com/">James Owen Weatherall</a>. He says markets can be understood, and to a degree even predicted, by using principles of physics. Ross Reynolds talks to professor Weatherall about what physics can teach us about Wall Street.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6543 at http://kuow.org The Physics Of Wall Street Why Don't We Eat Our Dogs? http://kuow.org/post/why-dont-we-eat-our-dogs <p></p><p>Why do most people love animals they consider cute, like puppies or panda bears, but they don’t have a lot of love for animals they consider ugly, like naked mole rats? Western Carolina University Psychology professor Hal Herzog explores the paradoxical relationship people have with animals in a new book, "Some we love, some we hate, some we eat: Why it’s so hard to think straight about animals." Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:29:35 +0000 David Hyde 5378 at http://kuow.org Why Don't We Eat Our Dogs? The Big Flatline: Oil And The No-Growth Economy http://kuow.org/post/big-flatline-oil-and-no-growth-economy <p></p><p><a href="http://www.jeffrubinssmallerworld.com/">Jeff Rubin</a> was a high-flying economist at a major Canadian investment bank, until he decided to write a book about how high oil prices were going to flatten the global economy. &nbsp;Ross Reynolds talks Jeff Rubin about the steadily mounting demand for cheap oil in a world of dwindling supply. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:00:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4629 at http://kuow.org The Big Flatline: Oil And The No-Growth Economy