Egypt en Egyptian Court Sentences Journalists To Lengthy Prison Terms Three journalists who work for the Al-Jazeera news network have been sentenced to prison terms — two lasting seven years and a third lasting 10 — by an Egyptian court. The three were accused of aiding terrorists, a term that in this case applies to the banned Muslim Brotherhood.<p>From Egypt's <a href="">Ahram Online</a>:<p>"The three defendants are Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and producer Baher Mohamed. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:16:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 36874 at Egyptian Court Sentences Journalists To Lengthy Prison Terms Deadly Blasts Hit Police In Cairo <p>Six people have been killed and some 100 others wounded in a series of explosions in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.</p><p>A powerful car bomb exploded outside the police headquarters in central Cairo on Friday morning, killing four people and wounding at least 76. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:30:06 +0000 BBC News 27561 at Deadly Blasts Hit Police In Cairo Egypt Prepares To Vote On Amendments To Constitution <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Haleh Esfandiari, director of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, about the bloc of amendments to the Egyptian constitution that will be voted on next week. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:45:09 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 26500 at Egypt Prepares To Vote On Amendments To Constitution What Sprouted In The Arab Spring? <p>Marcie Sillman interviews Thanassis Cambanis about his <a href="">reasons for optimism</a> in the Middle East despite the crackdowns by repressive regimes following the Arab Spring. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:07:03 +0000 Marcie Sillman & David Hyde 23434 at What Sprouted In The Arab Spring? As A Day Of High Tensions In Egypt Ends, Morsi’s Trail Is Adjourned Until January <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Christian Science Monitor Cairo correspondent&nbsp;Kristen Chick about Mohamed Morsi's trial, Kerry's visit to Egypt and protests within the country. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:59:30 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 23231 at As A Day Of High Tensions In Egypt Ends, Morsi’s Trail Is Adjourned Until January Egypt Crisis: Death Toll Rises As Violence Spreads <p id="story_continues_2">Hundreds of people gathered at a mosque in Ramses Square on Friday, after the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Mr. Morsi is a member, appealed to its supporters to join a "march of anger".</p><p>The demonstrations are taking place under the slogan "the people want to topple the coup" - referring to the military's removal of Mr. Morsi on 3 July. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:55:53 +0000 BBC News 18724 at Egypt Crisis: Death Toll Rises As Violence Spreads News From Egypt, Animal Eye Surgery, And Inside Weekday Warehouse <p><strong>An Update From Egypt</strong><br>Tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets of Cairo today, following yesterday’s violent crackdown by the Egyptian military in which more than 600 people were killed. The protests come more than six weeks after President Mohamed Morsi was deposed by the military. We’ll get the very latest from journalist D. Parvaz. She’s covering the situation in Cairo for Al Jazeera English. Then Dr. Stephen Majeski, political science professor at the University of Washington, explains how President Obama’s foreign policy plan has been working in Egypt.</p><p><strong>On the Job: Animal Eye Surgery</strong><br>Katy Sewall visits the Seattle Animal Eye Clinic to watch Dr. Thomas Sullivan perform a Vitreoretinal surgery on a miniature poodle. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>A Visit To The <em>Weekday</em> Warehouse</strong><br>Steve Scher and Katy Sewall meet at the “<em>Weekday</em> Warehouse” to unearth some of the strange and wonderful interviews that were featured on <em>Weekday.</em> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18678 at News From Egypt, Animal Eye Surgery, And Inside Weekday Warehouse Violence In Egypt, PacMed Building And Peter Kareiva <p><strong>Violence Erupts In Egypt</strong><br>Egyptian troops moved into Cairo to break up the anti-government protests today. The country has declared a state of emergency as violence escalates. Kristen Chick is the Cairo correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. She reports on the latest.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><strong>What's Moving Into The PacMed Building?</strong><br>Community college classroom space or view apartments? The public agency that owns the Pacific Medical Center atop Beacon Hill decided which one will occupy the art deco former military hospital on Tuesday night. The Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority looked at proposals from Seattle Central Community College and a Miami-based developer. We talk with PHPDA executive director Rosemary Aragon.</p><p><strong>Re-Thinking Conservation</strong><br>For much of its existence The Nature Conservancy has bought acres upon acres of land to protect it from human development. Peter Kareiva, the chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, believes a different philosophy is needed in order to deal with the “Age of Man.” He explains his conservation ideas and what a new study on climate change and nature can tell us about resilient environments.</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 18575 at Violence In Egypt, PacMed Building And Peter Kareiva Egypt Declares National Emergency <p>Egypt's presidency has declared a state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps in Cairo.</p><p>The camps had been occupied by supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi, who was deposed in early July. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:29:17 +0000 BBC News 18553 at Egypt Declares National Emergency Protests In Egypt, Reflections On Being Human, And New State Laws <p><strong>Protests In Egypt</strong><br>Supporters and opponents to former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi held rallies throughout Egypt on Friday. Tensions between the two sides have been escalating over the past month resulting in&nbsp;the death of over 100 people. We get an update on the situation in Egypt from Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, Borzou Daragahi. We also talk with Maha Jashan, a local Egyptian-American, on how she’s been following the events in Egypt from Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>"Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That? And Other Reflections On Being Human"</strong><br>Being human is very different than being a chimpanzee, or a bumble bee, or a rat.&nbsp;We think different, we act different, and&nbsp;we look different.&nbsp;Psychological scientist Jesse Bering explores what it means to be human by asking questions that are sometimes outside&nbsp;the realm of&nbsp;“polite conversation.”&nbsp;</p><p><strong>New State Laws On The Books</strong><br>Starting today, it will be easier for the wrongly convicted to receive restitution for jail time served, people parking in electric vehicle charging stations will be fined if they aren’t plugged in, and bosses can no longer demand social media passwords from prospective employees. Everett Herald reporter and columnist Jerry Cornfield gives us an overview<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday 17469 at Protests In Egypt, Reflections On Being Human, And New State Laws Revolutionary Graffiti In Egypt <p>In Cairo, there's a second revolution happening. A revolution in street art. The city's blank walls have given room for people to vent their frustration with everyone from the deposed leader Mohammed Morsi to the military, whose popular takeover has brought yet another flavor of indiscriminate violence. The complexity of the Egyptian situation is reflected in its graffiti, where ancient hieroglyphic pharaoh motifs find new meaning as inspirational symbols for ordinary people.</p><p>Today, we aired an interview with blogger Soraya Morayef, who tracks Egyptian graffiti <a href="">on her blog</a>.</p><p><strong>Full list of stories on <em>KUOW Presents</em>, July 11:</strong> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:32:06 +0000 Joshua McNichols 16520 at Revolutionary Graffiti In Egypt The Latest News From Egypt, Escape From Camp 14, And Paula Poundstone <p></p><p><strong>The Continuing Unrest In Egypt</strong></p><p>The ousting of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was not popular with all Egyptians. Over 50 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a clash between protesters and the military earlier this week. Interim President Adly Mansour has begun appointing new cabinet members and has moved forward with a roadmap to a democratic election. What does the future hold for Egypt and what is happening there now? Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times joins us for an update.</p><p><strong>Escape From Camp 14: From North Korea To The West</strong><br>Shin Dong-Hyuk was born in Camp 14, a political prison camp in North Korea. No one born inside the camp has ever escaped, except for Shin. Katy Sewall talks with journalist <a href="">Blaine Harden</a> about the story of a remarkable escape.<br><br><strong>A Conversation With Paula Poundstone</strong><br>Comedian Paula Poundstone is widely known for her stand-up act and formidable trivia chops on NPR’s <em>Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! </em>She has a new comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes” and will be performing at Tacoma’s Pantages Theatre on Friday. She joins us from the studios of NPR West in Los Angelas. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 16367 at The Latest News From Egypt, Escape From Camp 14, And Paula Poundstone A Conversation With Artist And Naturalist Tony Angell <p></p><p></p><p></p><div><p></p></div><div>Naturalist, illustrator and sculptor&nbsp;<a href="">Tony&nbsp;Angell</a>&nbsp;shares his home and his imagination with birds. He joins us to talk about the ecological role birds play in our lives and how the natural world inspires his creativity.</div><div><br> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:50:17 +0000 Steve Scher 6231 at A Conversation With Artist And Naturalist Tony Angell