http://kuow.org en Michael Gruber: From Ghost Writer To Novelist http://kuow.org/post/michael-gruber-ghost-writer-novelist <p>Seattle writer Michael Gruber published the first novel under his own name 10 years ago when he turned 63. Since the he’s published four more thrillers and one children’s book.</p><p>Stephen King said&nbsp; Grubers’ last book, "The Good Son," was the best book he read in 2012.&nbsp; Publishers Weekly chose Gruber’s new novel, "The Return," as one of its top 10 mystery/thrillers of 2013. In the first scene, protagonist New York book editor Richard Marder is diagnosed with a terminal illness. He shuts down his old life to do something that’s been on his bucket list: return to Mexico and punish some people. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:38:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds 20519 at http://kuow.org Michael Gruber: From Ghost Writer To Novelist Has The Internet Turned All Us Davids Into Goliaths? http://kuow.org/post/has-internet-turned-all-us-davids-goliaths <p></p><p>According to <a href="http://www.nicco.org/">Nicco Mele</a>&nbsp;the Internet is the great leveler and the age of "big" has ended. Who has power and control when almost everyone has access? Ross Reynolds talks to Nicco Mele about the Internet, the distribution of power and his new book, "The End of Big."&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:58:30 +0000 Ross Reynolds 11485 at http://kuow.org Has The Internet Turned All Us Davids Into Goliaths? David Sheff Comes Clean On Addiction http://kuow.org/post/david-sheff-comes-clean-addiction <p>Journalist and author David Sheff struggled to save his son Nic from addiction and he recounted his experience in the memoir "Beautiful Boy." In his new book "Clean," Sheff argues addiction is not a failure of character but a disease that can be prevented and cured. Ross Reynolds sits down with David Sheff for a discussion on drug abuse, parenting and the struggle to shift the way the world sees addiction.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:00:18 +0000 Hannah Burn 11228 at http://kuow.org David Sheff Comes Clean On Addiction The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving http://kuow.org/post/revised-fundamentals-caregiving <p></p><p>Northwest novelist Jonathan Evison talks about how he buried his first three novels before achieving his first success. Ross Reynolds talks with Evison about that and his most recent book, "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving." Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 5803 at http://kuow.org The Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving Ray Suarez On "Latino Americans" http://kuow.org/post/ray-suarez-latino-americans <p></p><p></p><p><em>Journalist Ray Suarez just finished writing a new book called "Latino Americans." The way he sees it, American history as it's currently taught tends to ignore Latinos. He hopes to change that. His book starts in the 17th century and goes up until yesterday, when he sent the book off to his publisher. Suarez gives Ross Reynolds the long view of "Latino America." Below are highlights from the interview, along with excerpts from his 2010 speech, "The Browning of America."</em></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 6458 at http://kuow.org Ray Suarez On "Latino Americans" Should Washington Get Tougher On DUIs? http://kuow.org/post/should-washington-get-tougher-duis <p>The King County prosecutor filed four felony charges of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault yesterday against Mark W. Mullan. He’s the alleged drunken driver who killed two people and wounded two others in the Wedgewood neighborhood in Seattle on Monday. The case has provoked scrutiny of the state’s approach to drunken driving. Ross Reynolds examines the history of drunken driving prevention efforts in the United States, digs into the ramifications for drunken driving in Washington and asks callers for their opinions on our state's DUI penalties.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:10:32 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 10595 at http://kuow.org Should Washington Get Tougher On DUIs? "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 Shining Light On The Age Of Edison http://kuow.org/post/shining-light-age-edison <p>When Thomas Edison displayed the first lightbulbs the reaction was utter amazement. University of Tennessee history professor Ernest Freeberg talks with Ross Reynolds about how Edison’s wonder invented modern America.</p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:12:57 +0000 Producer 9683 at http://kuow.org Shining Light On The Age Of Edison Jared Diamond: Learning From Traditional Societies http://kuow.org/post/jared-diamond-learning-traditional-societies <p></p><p>Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond joins Ross Reynolds in front of a live studio audience. For decades he has studied Papua New Guinea cultures. He writes about what we can learn from traditional social organizations in his new book "The World Until Yesterday." Below are highlights from the interview.</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 6004 at http://kuow.org Jared Diamond: Learning From Traditional Societies How Children Succeed: Paul Tough http://kuow.org/post/how-children-succeed-paul-tough-0 <p></p><p><strong>Coming up on <em>The Conversation, </em>February 20 at noon.</strong></p><p>Why do some children succeed and others fail? Paul Tough went looking for the answer to that question, and in the process learned the answer is changing. He joins Ross Reynolds for a conversation about childhood success. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:00:00 +0000 producer 8473 at http://kuow.org How Children Succeed: Paul Tough What Are Your Blindspots? http://kuow.org/post/what-are-your-blindspots <p>What are our hidden biases or blind spots, and how can they divert us from doing what we think is right? Ross Reynolds interviews University of Washington psychology professor Anthony Greenwald, co-author of the new book "Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People."</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:40:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 8180 at http://kuow.org What Are Your Blindspots? Jon Ronson Discusses His Wacky Experiences In Journalism http://kuow.org/post/jon-ronson-discusses-his-wacky-experiences-journalism <p></p><p>Journalist Jon Ronson has interviewed a wide array of interesting characters, ranging from the hip-hop duo, Insane Clown Posse, to a man who tried to split the atom in his kitchen. Ronson is the bestselling author of "The Psychopath Test" and "The Men Who Stare at Goats."</p><p>Ross talks to him about his new book, "Lost at Sea," where he discusses his journalistic endeavors and demonstrates just how intriguing the human race can be, for example, local vigilante <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/10/11/141231690/seattle-superhero-phoenix-jones-arrested-accused-of-assault">Phoenix Jones.</a> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:04:33 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7266 at http://kuow.org Jon Ronson Discusses His Wacky Experiences In Journalism 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