family en For Darrington And Oso, A Long Road Back To Normal <p>The shock is wearing off in Darrington and Oso.</p><p>Nearly a month after the devastating mudslide destroyed a neighborhood and wiped out the highway between the two towns, people are trying to find a "new normal" in a place where nothing will be the same again. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:36:39 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 32776 at For Darrington And Oso, A Long Road Back To Normal Behind The Hunger Strike At Tacoma’s Immigration Lockup <p>A steady protest has hung over an immigration lockup in Tacoma for more than a month.</p><p>In March, hundreds of detainees went on hunger strike. Outside the gates, families and supporters have gathered daily, waving signs that read “No More Deportations.”</p><p>A large crowd is expected outside the facility again this Saturday, as part of a national campaign. The protest has grown out of frustration about an impasse on immigration reform as detainees fight to avoid deportation and separation from their families.</p><p><strong>‘I Wouldn’t Be Another Number’</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:25:05 +0000 Liz Jones 31889 at Behind The Hunger Strike At Tacoma’s Immigration Lockup Is Romance An Option When Your Spouse Has Alzheimer's Disease? The baby boomer generation is beginning to confront Alzheimer&#8217;s disease, and for some people that may mean losing a spouse to a disease that robs them of their memory and ultimately their identity.<p>What happens when your partner is no longer the person you knew &#8212; but someone you may care for at home, or who may be institutionalized &#8212; can you begin to date other people? Should you look for another companion even though your spouse is still alive?<p><strong>Jim Garrett </strong>confronted this complex situation when his wife developed the disease. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:04:47 +0000 editor 31350 at Is Romance An Option When Your Spouse Has Alzheimer's Disease? Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed' Sometimes there just isn't enough time to get it all done. <em>Washington Post</em> journalist Brigid Schulte has certainly felt that way. "I was working all the time and yet never very good at what I was doing," she tells NPR's David Greene. " ... I felt all this pressure that I was a working mom and so I was always so guilty, and I didn't want to ruin their childhood. So I was up at 2 in the morning to bake cupcakes for the Valentine's party."<p>Schulte consulted a sociologist who studies how people use their time. "I will show you where your leisure is," he told her. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:53:52 +0000 NPR Staff 30262 at Not Enough Hours In The Day? We All Feel A Little 'Overwhelmed' Tic Talk: A Young Boy Unloads His Thoughts About Living With Tourette Syndrome <p>Spencer is a normal nine-year-old boy, except for one thing: he has Tourette syndrome. His mother and father, Hayley and Richard, have been searching desperately for answers as his twitching and inappropriate yelling continue to increase.<br><br>For the sake of Spencer and his little brother, Lewis, they try to keep family life normal. This is their story.<em> </em></p><p><em>Warning: contains strong language.</em> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 23:12:47 +0000 Cristina Parry 20590 at Tic Talk: A Young Boy Unloads His Thoughts About Living With Tourette Syndrome Does Fewer Kids Mean Less Kid Friendly? Raising Children In Jet City <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle has one of the lowest populations of children in the United States. What does it mean when a city goes from a playground for kids to a playground for the rich? Ross Reynolds talks with Ali </span>Modarres,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">professor of urban geography at California State University and co-author of a new report on the&nbsp;<a href="">Childless City</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;And l</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">isteners answer the questions: Do you think is a bad place to raise kids? Did you leave the city to raise your kids in Shoreline or Bellevue?&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:46:17 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18482 at Does Fewer Kids Mean Less Kid Friendly? Raising Children In Jet City Kenneth Bae's Family: "Don't Forget This American" <p></p><p>Kenneth Bae, an American man from Lynnwood, Wash., has spent more than nine months imprisoned in North Korea. That’s longer than any other American recently held there. Bae’s family members say their frustration and worries grow as each day passes. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:51:30 +0000 Liz Jones 18097 at Kenneth Bae's Family: "Don't Forget This American" Is Your Family Growing Mold? <p>Siblings: the most common adversaries since the beginning of time. From Cain and Abel all the way up to today's hosts, Rachel Lam and Amina Ibrahim, and their siblings. Bickering is a skill perfected in the sister-brother business, yet underneath all the fighting is a permanent foundation of love.</p><p>Rachel and Amina explore complicated sibling dynamics through the streets of Fremont, their own sisters and brothers, and fellow RadioActivian Maddie Ewbank's young cousins.</p><p>Warning: this podcast may dredge up half-buried battles and prickly memories. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:41:08 +0000 Amina Ibrahim & Rachel Lam & Madeline Ewbank 17831 at Is Your Family Growing Mold? Good Income In Seattle, The Staying Power Of LEGO, And Greendays <p><strong>What Families Need to Get By in Seattle</strong><br>A new study by the Economic Policy Institute says that a family of four in Seattle needs at least $70,000 a year to maintain what they call a “modest lifestyle.” What does that look like? We talk with John Burbank of the Economic Opportunity Institute.</p><p><strong>The Staying Power Of LEGO</strong><br>Those colorful little plastic LEGO bricks were first invented in 1958. Fifty-five years later, LEGO is still profitable and growing. But&nbsp;10 years ago, the company nearly went bankrupt. What turned LEGO around? What can businesses learn from LEGO’s example? We talk with David C. Robertson, author of “Brick by Brick: How Lego Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry.”<br><br><strong>Greendays Gardening</strong><br>Our expert gardening panel knows flowers, native plants and vegetables. Have a question? They offer guidance for your garden every Tuesday. Email your question to <a href=""><em>Weekday</em></a>. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Amina Al-Sadi 16316 at Good Income In Seattle, The Staying Power Of LEGO, And Greendays Living To 100 <p><a href="">Futurist Sonia Arrison</a> believes the first person to live to 150 years has already been born. What will the rapidly evolving improvements in medicine and life extension mean for us, our society and the earth? What will living longer mean for careers, family and faith? Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:58:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11934 at Living To 100 Lies Your Parents Told You <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don’t run with scissors! If you keep making that face, it will get stuck like that. We had to take your dog to a ranch so it could have room to run.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you ever hear any of those lines from your parents? A recent study published in the Journal of Psychology found that 84 percent of parents in the US lie to their children. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ross Reynolds gathered stories from listeners and local Jeopardy champion and author, Ken Jennings.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 8101 at Lies Your Parents Told You Military Marriage Endures Despite Multiple Deployments <p></p><p>Love is a popular theme today and for retailers, it's a cash cow of hearts and roses. But relationships that endure take work. For the Silsby family of Lacey the secret is weathering change. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:55:27 +0000 Patricia Murphy 8222 at Military Marriage Endures Despite Multiple Deployments The Pros And Cons Of Home And Hospital Births <p>According to a 2012 study by the CDC, Washington had the seventh highest rate of home births in the country. Overall, home births have been on the rise since 2004. But as of 2009 they still represented less than 1 percent of total births in the United States. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 8103 at The Pros And Cons Of Home And Hospital Births Tales From Single Or Stay-At-Home Dads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">most recent census</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, there are more than 1.7 million single fathers in the US and more than 175,000 stay-at-home dads, and their </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">numbers are on the rise</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. David Hyde spoke to single and stay-at-home dads to ask them what it's like: the highs, the lows, parenting styles, the trials and tribulations of combing a little girl's hair, and even the dating perks.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:40:00 +0000 David Hyde 8033 at Tales From Single Or Stay-At-Home Dads The Secret To Being A Happy Couple <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What is “normal” in a&nbsp;romantic relationship? More importantly, what’s “normal” for couples who say they're really happy? UW Sociologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz teamed up with Harvard sociologist James White and wellness entrepreneur&nbsp;</span>Chrisanna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Northrup<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to answer that question.&nbsp;Together they conducted and analyzed the largest human relationship study ever done. We’ll talk with Dr. Schwartz about the “perfect couple.”</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7939 at The Secret To Being A Happy Couple