http://kuow.org en Kale: It's Not Just For Salads Anymore http://kuow.org/post/kale-its-not-just-salads-anymore <p>When you think of kale, do you conjure visions of raw greens, a little tough and chewy?&nbsp; Sometimes they&#39;re hard to eat, but you dutifully swallow them down because you know they&#39;re good for you.</p><p>Actually, foodwriter and former professional chef <a href="http://www.saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman</a> begs to differ. Dickerman says one way to consume your vitamins and enjoy them at the same time is to think outside the box when it comes to healthy foods. Take kale, for example. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20977 at http://kuow.org Kale: It's Not Just For Salads Anymore A New Chairman Of The Fed, 30 Years Of Northwest Hip-Hop, Radio Retrospective And Sara Dickerman http://kuow.org/post/new-chairman-fed-30-years-northwest-hip-hop-radio-retrospective-and-sara-dickerman <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Fed Reserve Chair</strong><br>This fall, President Obama will select a new chairman of the Federal Reserve to replace two-term Chairman Ben Bernanke. During a news conference on Friday, the president mentioned two candidates he’s considering: former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Janet Yellen, current vice-chairwoman of the Fed. Some critics are calling for the president to widen his search. Who else should be considered for the post? How big of an impact could the new Fed chairman have on the economy?</p><p><strong>30 Years of Northwest Hip-Hop</strong><br>Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Sir Mix-A-Lot, The Blue Scholars and Shabazz Palaces. Forget grunge, Seattle’s got hip-hop. Hip-hop is as Northwest as The Wailers; as much a part of our cultural landscape as Nirvana, Soundgarden or Mudhoney. MC Geo of the Blue Scholars and Dr. Daudi Abe, author and professor at Seattle Central Community College, join us for a look back at the people, culture and industry that made&nbsp;three decades of local hip-hop music.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: The Alternate Lives of Sinister Hosts</strong><br>During radio’s Golden Age, mystery shows were often hosted by a “sinister” host.&nbsp;Characters like The Man in Black, The Whistler and The Mysterious Traveler.&nbsp;Who are the men behind these shadowy narrators, and what other roles did they play throughout their career?</p><p><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation. Today she highlights Blind Pig Bistro. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18607 at http://kuow.org A New Chairman Of The Fed, 30 Years Of Northwest Hip-Hop, Radio Retrospective And Sara Dickerman Call-In: Road Trip Lessons, And The Rare Female Detective http://kuow.org/post/call-road-trip-lessons-and-rare-female-detective <p><strong>Call-In: Lessons Learned From Your Worst Road Trip</strong><br>The most memorable road trips are often those that don’t go well.&nbsp;What lesson did you learn from your worst road trip?&nbsp;We want to hear the funny, the horrifying, the enlightening stories you gathered on the road; call us at&nbsp;206.543.5869 or 800.289.5869.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: The Rare Female Detective</strong><br>During radio’s golden age, detective shows were a very popular genre.&nbsp; There were well over 120 detective shows about men, and only about 44 featuring a woman.&nbsp;Who were those women, and were the shows any good?</p><p><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation.&nbsp;The weather has been nice around Seattle lately, how about a picnic?&nbsp; Dickerman gives tips on where to stock up. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook! Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17742 at http://kuow.org Call-In: Road Trip Lessons, And The Rare Female Detective School Board Elections, Susan Orlean, And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/school-board-elections-susan-orlean-and-radio-retrospective <p></p><p><strong>Seattle School Board Elections</strong><br>Six candidates are vying for two seats. The top 2 candidates in each district&nbsp;will advance&nbsp;to the general election in November. KUOW's education reporter Ann Dornfeld reports.</p><p><strong>Writer Susan Orlean</strong><br>Susan Orlean spends a lot of time working on her nonfiction. She spent ten years researching her most recent book “Rin Tin Tin.” What does it mean to devote yourself to a subject, almost to the point of obsession? We listen back to our conversation with Susan Orlean about her process and her passions.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: Radio Gets Involved In Hollywood</strong><br>Last week,&nbsp;we looked at&nbsp;how Hollywood actors fared on the radio. Today we take a look at&nbsp;how radio adapted to the big screen.&nbsp;Movie stars often wandered off the mic during radio dramas because they were used to moving. Radio stars were the opposite. They were often too rigid, and had trouble working with props and delivering their lines simultaneously. Adapting radio scripts for feature length movies was another challenge. Did any radio-based skill succeed in film?</p><p><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook! Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17313 at http://kuow.org School Board Elections, Susan Orlean, And Radio Retrospective Chris Vance, The Summer Januaries, And Hollywood In Radio http://kuow.org/post/chris-vance-summer-januaries-and-hollywood-radio <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Discussing The National Debt With Chris Vance</strong><br>Chris Vance, public affairs consultant and co-chair of the Washington chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, was is in Washington this week meeting with Senator Patty Murray and Rep. Doc Hastings and Dave Reichert. Vance and the campaign are urging lawmakers to find solutions to curb the rising debt in order to help the economy continue to grow. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said before a House panel on Wednesday that tight federal fiscal policy and stagnant debate over issues such as a the debt ceiling in Congress “hamper” economic recovery. So how can lawmakers create budgets and policies that continue to help the economy grow? What role does reducing the national debt play in helping the country’s economy?</p><p><strong>The Summer Januaries</strong><br>Rachel Erin Sage and Sean Michael Robinson first played music together at a mutual friend's birthday party, where a spontaneous jam session became the birth of their fold duo <a href="http://www.thesummerjanuaries.com/shows">“The Summer Januaries.”</a> Since then they’ve played arrangements and original compilations at street fairs, farmers markets and pubs around the state and around the world. The Summer Januaries released their first album together in April.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: Hollywood Gets Involved In Radio</strong><br>During the early years of radio’s Golden Age, Hollywood thought radio was the enemy. Radio directors, writers and producers, on the other hand, wanted Hollywood stars in their productions. How did Hollywood first make its way onto radio? Katy Sewall and Steve Scher look at the beginnings.<br><br><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman</a> joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook! Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 16903 at http://kuow.org Chris Vance, The Summer Januaries, And Hollywood In Radio Privacy On Facebook, Comedian Hari Kondabolu, And Rocky Jordan http://kuow.org/post/privacy-facebook-comedian-hari-kondabolu-and-rocky-jordan <p></p><p><strong>What Are The Privacy Concerns Over Facebook’s Graph Search?</strong><br>Throughout its lifespan, Facebook has been all about change -- a seemingly endless overhaul of its design and how the site functions. But here’s something that’s remained steady: complaints from users about privacy. Facebook’s latest innovation is called graph search. It allows users to comb their friends’ Facebook pages and public pages to find specific answers to specific questions. Since rolling out this week, graph search is raising concerns about privacy. So what are they? And how can Facebook users lock down data that they don’t want to be shared?</p><p><strong>Comedian Hari Kondabolu</strong><br>A couple of times throughout the year comedian <a href="http://www.harikondabolu.com/">Hari Kondabolu</a> makes the trip from New York to Seattle to test out his material in front of the local audience. When he is not working on stand-up he is writing for and appearing on the FX show <a href="http://www.fxnetworks.com/totallybiased"><em>Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell</em></a> as well as recording a podcast with his brother called <em><a href="http://www.harikondabolu.com/2013/01/the-untitled-kondabolu-brothers-podcast/">The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Podcast.</a></em>&nbsp; In his stand-up, Hari works through issues like racism, sexism, immigration and gentrification, challenging the audience as much as entertaining them. He joins us to discuss his work.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective:&nbsp;<em>Rocky Jordan</em></strong><br>We look back at the show <em>Rocky Jordan</em> from radio’s Golden Age.&nbsp;Rocky runs a bar.&nbsp;He also runs into trouble every episode.&nbsp;The show is one of many Golden Age detective dramas featuring characters that aren’t detectives!&nbsp;&nbsp;It also happens to be Steve Scher’s favorite drama recently.<br><br><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman</a> joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook! Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:06:31 +0000 Weekday 16454 at http://kuow.org Privacy On Facebook, Comedian Hari Kondabolu, And Rocky Jordan The State Legislature, The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela And Kid Protections In Radio Broadcast http://kuow.org/post/state-legislature-legacy-nelson-mandela-and-kid-protections-radio-broadcast <p><strong>What’s The Deal With The Budget?</strong><br>Jordan Schrader of the Tacoma News Tribune reports on the latest happenings in Olympia.</p><p><strong>The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela</strong><br>Robert Taylor, former dean of Seattle's St. Mark's Cathedral, was born and raised in South Africa. He bore witness to the breakdown of apartheid. He reflects on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: Protecting Kids</strong><br>Parents worried about what children heard on the radio, just like they worry about television, movies and video games today.&nbsp;During radio’s heyday, it was estimated that there were 1,500 murders a week on the air. As a result, strict guidelines were put in place for kids' shows. Did they work?<br><br><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer Sara Dickerman recommends a lunch spot and a cookbook. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15651 at http://kuow.org The State Legislature, The Legacy Of Nelson Mandela And Kid Protections In Radio Broadcast Supreme Court Decisions, Jonathan Alter And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-decisions-jonathan-alter-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>SCOTUS, DOMA And Proposition 8</strong><br>The Supreme Court is due to make a decision soon on two major cases effecting marriage equality.&nbsp;Law professor&nbsp;at the University of Washington,Peter Nicolas explains what we can expect from SCOTUS in the coming days.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Center Holds</strong><br>Jonathan Alter has spent more than two decades covering national politics in Washington, D.C. In his new book “The Center Holds,” he examines the challenges President Obama faced in his 2012 reelection campaign, from a Republican Party determined to retake control of Congress and millions in unregulated campaign spending, to Obama’s own distaste for politics.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: Radio Expert Frank Buxton</strong><br>Frank Buxton is an expert on the Golden Age of Radio and a voice talent to be reckoned with.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation. This time she recommends<a href="http://shanikrestaurant.com/lunch/"> Shanik</a>.&nbsp; Prefer to cook for yourself? She reviews "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Wilkinsons-Vegetables-Cookbook-Celebrate/dp/157912934X">Mr. Wilkinson's Vegetables</a>." Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 15298 at http://kuow.org Supreme Court Decisions, Jonathan Alter And Radio Retrospective Myths Of Sex Trafficking, Tom Doelger And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/myths-sex-trafficking-tom-doelger-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong>Understanding The Facts Behind Human Trafficking</strong><br>Is Seattle the&nbsp;number one&nbsp;place for sex trafficking in the country? Is Washington state&nbsp;third in the country? That’s what some people are hearing. Facts and figures are used to inform the public and lawmakers about human trafficking but misinformation can be passed on as well. KUOW’s Sara Lerner joins us to explain how we get the right and wrong information about human trafficking.</p><p><strong>Reflections On Commencement</strong><br>Seattle’s <a href="http://tomdoelgerspeaks.com/">Tom Doelger</a> has been teaching English to high school students at Lakeside School since 1985.&nbsp; This time of year he’s often called on to speak to graduating students and their families.&nbsp;Doegler's reflections on life’s crossroads are always drawn from his own personal experiences. Doegler's path to teaching was an unlikely one. He underwent a jarring life transition as he moved from the glamorous world of 1970s Aspen, Colo. ski patrol to a job teaching writing to middle schoolers. Doelger speaks with KUOW’s Dave Beck about his book&nbsp;“On Occasion: Tom Doelger Speaks.”</p><p><strong>The Woman Behind “Let’s Pretend”</strong><br>There weren’t a lot of female directors during the Golden Age of Radio. Nila Mack was one of the few who earned herself an office on the 14th floor of CBS beside Edward R. Murrow.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer<a href="http://saradickerman.com"> Sara Dickerman</a> joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook! Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14835 at http://kuow.org Myths Of Sex Trafficking, Tom Doelger And Radio Retrospective Patent Trolls, Dinosaurs, And The Golden Age Of Radio http://kuow.org/post/patent-trolls-dinosaurs-and-golden-age-radio <p></p><p><strong>Patent Trolls Explained</strong><br>This week President Obama proposed a series of reforms to crack down on “patent trolls.” One proposal would require patent holders to disclose their ties to other companies. We talk with professor <a href="http://www.law.washington.edu/directory/profile.aspx?ID=78">Sean O’Connor </a>of the University of Washington School of Law about whether or not patent trolls can be tamed by Congress.<br><br><strong>New Science Meets Our Favorite Dinosaurs</strong><br>The creatures that have run, soared, slithered, paddled, pulsed and gyrated across water, sea and sky captivate our imaginations. Continuing research brings new theories, new data and new fossils to study.&nbsp; <a href="http://brianswitek.com/">Brian Sweetek</a> writes about our evolving understanding in “My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs.”<br><br><strong>Radio Retrospective: Who Played It Better?</strong><br>Shows like “The Shadow” and “The Lone Ranger” had decade long runs during radio’s Golden Age.&nbsp; If an actor playing the title role resigned, executives hired someone new to play the part.&nbsp;Who played it better?&nbsp; We attempt to answer that question by listening to different actors playing the same role.<br><br><strong>Recommended Eating</strong><br>Food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman</a> joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook!<br> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 14411 at http://kuow.org Patent Trolls, Dinosaurs, And The Golden Age Of Radio Report On Kenya, Early Brain Responses To Language, And The Rules Of Writing Radio Drama http://kuow.org/post/report-kenya-early-brain-responses-language-and-rules-writing-radio-drama <p><strong>Kenyan Truth Justice And Reconciliation Report</strong><br>Last week a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission <a href="http://http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/kenya-truth-report-shows-assassinations-land-grabs-corruption-plagued-its-past-governments/2013/05/22/4968866e-c2cb-11e2-9642-a56177f1cdf7_story.html">delivered a report on</a> 2007 post-election violence in Kenya that killed more than 1,000 people and left 600,000 homeless. Seattle University law professor Ronald Slye was one of three international commissioners. He joins us with a look at the findings.<br><br><strong>Understanding Developmental Outcomes In Children With Autism </strong><br>By studying brain pattern responses to words in 2-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder, researchers have been able to predict a child's linguistic, cognitive and adaptive skills at age 4 and 6. <a href="http://ilabs.uw.edu/institute-faculty/bio/i-labs-patricia-k-kuhl-phd">Dr. Patricia Kuhl</a>, co-director of the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning and Brain Science, studies early language and brain development. She lead the study and explains its implications. &nbsp;<br><br><strong>Radio Retrospective: The Rules Of Writing Radio Drama</strong><br>At the start of radio’s Golden Age, people didn’t know how to write for radio.&nbsp; They remade stage plays and movies, but that didn’t really work.&nbsp;Rules for writing a good radio drama developed over time.&nbsp;We explore the main rules scriptwriters followed.<br><br><strong>Restaurant Recommendation</strong><br>Food writer Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook!<br> Thu, 30 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13980 at http://kuow.org Report On Kenya, Early Brain Responses To Language, And The Rules Of Writing Radio Drama Memories Of Prom, And Jobs In Sound Effects http://kuow.org/post/memories-prom-and-jobs-sound-effects <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Seattle-Area Employment Picture Brightens</strong><br>The region's economic picture appears to be brightening as&nbsp;King County's unemployment rate <a href="http://blogs.seattletimes.com/jontalton/2013/05/22/seattle-area-reaches-full-employment-milestone/">fell to 4.4 percent</a> in April. We hear why from Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton.<br><br><strong>Call In: What Do You Remember About Prom?</strong><br>It’s prom season. When you were in high school, did you go to prom? What memory stands out years later?&nbsp; Maybe it’s the way you were asked to prom.&nbsp; Maybe it is some little detail you’ll never forget. Maybe what you remember is why you didn’t go to prom. Share your funny, touching, sweet and embarrassing memories of prom with us at 206.543.5869 or email <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: Not all Sound Effects Jobs Are Created Equal</strong><br>Sound effects artists were in high demand during the golden age of radio. That doesn’t mean they were all equals; there definitely was a pecking order. We’ll find out what it was.</p><p><strong>A Lunch Recommendation</strong><br>For our Thursday lunch recommendation, food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman</a> profiles <a href="http://www.elportalcoffeeroasters.com/">El Portal </a>at Madison and 23rd. If you prefer to cook for yourself, she suggests “<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Jane-Grigsons-Vegetable-Book-Table/dp/0803259948#_">Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book</a>.” Thu, 23 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 13558 at http://kuow.org Memories Of Prom, And Jobs In Sound Effects Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine</strong><br>Every month, <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx">King County Executive Dow Constantine</a> joins us to chat about issues facing King County. Today he’s here to discuss the possible cuts to King County Metro, Dow’s re-election campaign, and of course Seattle’s unyielding desire for an NBA franchise. If you have a question for the King County Executive, feel free to give us a call at 206-543-5869 or toll-free at 800-289-5869. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Radio Retrospective: When Music and Comedy Merge</strong><br>Radio had a huge effect on the music industry. Suddenly musicians had regular work composing and performing on radio dramas.&nbsp; Radio also turned select musicians into actors.&nbsp; What happens when music and comedy merge?</p><p><strong>A Lunch Recommendation</strong><br>For our Thursday lunch recommendation, food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman </a>profiles the <a href="http://http://www.blossomvegetarian.com/">Blossom Restaurant </a>in Renton.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you prefer to cook for yourself, she suggests <a href="http://http://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-dukes-table/">“The Duke’s Table: The Complete Book of Vegetarian Italian Cooking.”</a><br> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:26:08 +0000 Weekday 13207 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine And Radio Retrospective Defining Genius, Radio Retrospective, And A Lunch Pick http://kuow.org/post/defining-genius-radio-retrospective-and-lunch-pick <p></p><p><strong>Your Bike Helmet Isn't As Safe As You Think</strong><br>You probably think your bicycle helmet keeps you safe getting a concussion. You’re wrong. It doesn’t. Most helmets only prevent skull fractures. As a result, bicycle deaths are down, but concussions and other brain injuries are on the rise as biking becomes more popular. Writer <a href="http://www.brucebarcott.com/">Bruce Barcott</a> explains that some helmet manufactures have ignored the concussion problem because they believed it couldn’t be fixed. Others thought consumers would be unwilling to pay more for a protection they assume they already have.</p><p><strong>Who's A Genius?</strong><br>We often toss around the word “genius,” but what does it really mean? How does the definition of genius change depending on region or expertise? Eleven years ago, the staff at The Stranger weekly newspaper came up with the tongue-in-cheek <a href="http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Special/Genius">Genius Awards</a>&nbsp;for artists in the Seattle area. They were joking, but over the past decade, awards have gone to some people who would fit the dictionary description.<br><br><strong>Radio Retrospective: From Live To Tape</strong><br>During the early years of radio, performances were always live &nbsp;— that is, until tape was invented and accepted by the industry. How did tape change radio?</p><p><strong>A Lunch Recommendation</strong><br>Food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman</a> joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook! Thu, 09 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12722 at http://kuow.org Defining Genius, Radio Retrospective, And A Lunch Pick Seattle Reads Gregory Martin, And Comics On The Radio http://kuow.org/post/seattle-reads-gregory-martin-and-comics-radio <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Seattle Reads: Gregory Martin</strong><br>What would you do if you found out that your 65-year-old father had attempted suicide? Or that he’d been sexually abused by his own father? Or that he’d been a closeted gay man throughout 39 years of marriage? Gregory Martin learned all this one evening, and it changed his relationship with his parents. Martin chronicles his experiences in the memoir "Stories for Boys," this year’s <a href="http://www.spl.org/audiences/adults/seattle-reads">Seattle Reads</a> book.<br><br><strong>Radio Retrospective: Comics On The Radio</strong><br>We’re familiar with comics being adapted to the big screen. But you might not know that comic strip adaptations aren’t new. Comics were also adapted into radio dramas. There’s Blondie, Archie Andrews, and Superman, and that’s just the beginning.&nbsp; Listen back to the comics strips of the radio.<br><br><strong>A Lunch Recommendation</strong><br>Food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman </a>joins us with a lunch recommendation. Prefer to cook for yourself? She also has a pick for a great cookbook! Thu, 02 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 12362 at http://kuow.org Seattle Reads Gregory Martin, And Comics On The Radio