More from KUOW http://kuow.org en Is A Robot Going To Take Your Job? http://kuow.org/post/robot-going-take-your-job <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Andrew McAfee,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">principal research scientist at the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT, about whether robots will replace humans in the job market.</span> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:32:19 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Matthew Streib 38953 at http://kuow.org Is A Robot Going To Take Your Job? 'The Best Music Is A Blank Slate': Charles R. Cross On Knowing Too Much About Musicians http://kuow.org/post/best-music-blank-slate-charles-r-cross-knowing-too-much-about-musicians <p>Jeannie Yandel talks with Seattle-based music writer and critic <a href="http://charlesrcross.com/">Charles R. Cross</a> about why it's almost always better to know less about a musician's personal life and political views. The Puyallup Tribe announced they're <a href="http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/07/24/3302220/tacoma-casino-bows-to-public-pressure.html?sp=/99/289/&amp;ihp=1">canceling rock musician Ted Nugent's shows </a>at the Emerald Queen Casino, saying comments Nugent recently made about President Obama helped push them to cancel the shows. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:32:10 +0000 Jeannie Yandel 38959 at http://kuow.org 'The Best Music Is A Blank Slate': Charles R. Cross On Knowing Too Much About Musicians Is Your Entire Life Just a TV Show? http://kuow.org/post/your-entire-life-just-tv-show <p>Ross Reynolds talks with psychologist Joel Gold, who co-authored the book "Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness." The book deals in part with the "Truman Show" delusion: a belief that everyone around you is an actor, and you're the star of a TV show.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:31:56 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 38960 at http://kuow.org Is Your Entire Life Just a TV Show? How To Merge: Listeners Strike Back http://kuow.org/post/how-merge-listeners-strike-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, President Obama came to town for a pledge drive of sorts. What's it like to have to fundraise for a living? Two former politicians will tell you. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus, this week we learned the mind-blowing news that drivers are supposed to wait for the last minute to cut in line and merge -- according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUOW’s Bill </span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reviews those stories and more along with Joni </span>Balter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna. Plus, Luke Burbank drops by and we get an update on the Carlton Complex fires from Paige Browning of Spokane Public Radio. </span> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:06:17 +0000 Bill Radke 38954 at http://kuow.org How To Merge: Listeners Strike Back Passionate Topic, Packed Auditorium, Five Minutes - Go! http://kuow.org/post/passionate-topic-packed-auditorium-five-minutes-go <p>Since 2006, Ignite Seattle has given Puget Sounders the opportunity to share their insights into a topic they’re passionate about. It’s the prototype for what has become an international event.</p><p>The concept is simple. Have a great idea? Share it. The only catch? You have to do it in front of a packed auditorium, in five minutes. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:19:24 +0000 John O'Brien 38950 at http://kuow.org Passionate Topic, Packed Auditorium, Five Minutes - Go! Creative Or Analytical? Ask A Wiccan! http://kuow.org/post/creative-or-analytical-ask-wiccan <p>Meghan O'Kelley and Noah Phillips Reardon attend a Wiccan gathering at Edge of the Circle Bookstore on Capital Hill. Listen as they discover and share the ancient secrets of palm reading.</p><p>RadioActive<em>&nbsp;is KUOW's program for high school students.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">Listen to&nbsp;</a></em><a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">RadioActive</a><em><a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">&nbsp;stories</a>, subscribe to the&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss">RadioActive</a><em><a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss">&nbsp;podcast</a>&nbsp;and stay in touch on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/RadioActiveYouthMedia">Facebook</a>.</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:10:12 +0000 Meghan O'Kelley & Noah Phillips Reardon 38915 at http://kuow.org Creative Or Analytical? Ask A Wiccan! Oregon To Vote On Legalizing Marijuana, Again http://kuow.org/post/oregon-vote-legalizing-marijuana-again <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Anthony Johnson, director of New Approach Oregon, which recently submitted enough signatures for a referendum on recreational marijuana legalization to appear on the November ballot. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:13:24 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Matthew Streib 38910 at http://kuow.org Seattle Startup Seeks To Create Foodsharing Community http://kuow.org/post/seattle-startup-seeks-create-foodsharing-community <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Kamal Patel, co-founder of Ubrlocal, a marketplace for Seattle gardeners and farmers to share their wares. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:03:49 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Matthew Streib 38909 at http://kuow.org Seattle Startup Seeks To Create Foodsharing Community Are Seattle Police Targeting Black Pot Smokers? http://kuow.org/post/are-seattle-police-targeting-black-pot-smokers <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes about whether a disproportionate amount of black people are issued tickets for public pot use. Holmes says he's working on a plan to provide public spaces that are safe to smoke marijuana.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:47:43 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Shane Mehling 38887 at http://kuow.org Are Seattle Police Targeting Black Pot Smokers? Why The City Of Arlington Outlawed Panhandling http://kuow.org/post/why-city-arlington-outlawed-panhandling <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Bruce Stedman, Arlington's acting police chief, and Doug Honig, ACLU of Washington's communications director, about the city's strict new approach to panhandling. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:43:56 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 38877 at http://kuow.org Why The City Of Arlington Outlawed Panhandling A Tale Of Two High Schools http://kuow.org/post/tale-two-high-schools <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is high school truly filled with stereotypes?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ahlaam</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ibraahim</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Esa</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tilija</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;investigate the stereotypes of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">their schools:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rainier</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Beach High School, a public school in south Seattle, and University Prep, a private school in north Seattle. </span> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:09:40 +0000 Ahlaam Ibraahim & Esa Tilija 38874 at http://kuow.org A Tale Of Two High Schools How The 1910 Fire In Washington Helped Shape Firefighting http://kuow.org/post/how-1910-fire-washington-helped-shape-firefighting <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Tim Egan, columnist for the New York Times, about the Devil's Broom fire in 1910. The conflagration was the largest in United States history, burning 3 million acres in the Pacific Northwest, and set the stage for modern firefighting. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:02:30 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Matthew Streib 38831 at http://kuow.org Pot In Vancouver Is Illegal, Barely http://kuow.org/post/pot-vancouver-illegal-barely <p>Ross Reynolds talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about wildfires raging in the Great North. They also discuss Canada's fears over flights to Israel and how scoring a medical marijuana card in Vancouver is as easy as saying as saying, "Ahhh." Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:56:01 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Shane Mehling 38832 at http://kuow.org Amazon Fire Phone: 'Showrooming On Steroids' http://kuow.org/post/amazon-fire-phone-showrooming-steroids <p>Go to a box store, hold your phone up to an item, and – ding! – your phone tells you how much the same item would cost on Amazon Prime. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:02:52 +0000 Ross Reynolds 38824 at http://kuow.org Amazon Fire Phone: 'Showrooming On Steroids' Middle Income Group Overlooked In Seattle Affordable Housing Struggle http://kuow.org/post/middle-income-group-overlooked-seattle-affordable-housing-struggle <p>Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien is looking for affordable housing solutions – for a population that may be overlooked.</p><p>Speaking with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, O’Brien said that systems are in place for those making around 30 percent of the area median wage, but not for those between 60 to 100 percent of the median (for a single person that’s between $37,000 and $50,000 a year). Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:47:59 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 38804 at http://kuow.org Middle Income Group Overlooked In Seattle Affordable Housing Struggle