News http://kuow.org en How A Monopoly Took Hold Of America’s Meat Market http://kuow.org/post/how-monopoly-took-hold-america-s-meat-market <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Christopher Leonard, former national agribusiness reporter for the Associated Press, about his new book "The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business." Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:38:25 +0000 Ross Reynolds 29399 at http://kuow.org How A Monopoly Took Hold Of America’s Meat Market PHOTOS: Remarkable Seattle Homes In A Sharing Economy http://kuow.org/post/photos-remarkable-seattle-homes-sharing-economy <p>“Sharing” has become a popular suffix in the news these days, mostly in regards to transportation like ridesharing and bikesharing. Your living spaces can now get in on the action with sites like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner, which allow you to rent out your home or a room for short stays. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:27:38 +0000 Arwen Nicks 38303 at http://kuow.org PHOTOS: Remarkable Seattle Homes In A Sharing Economy Memories Of Exclusion Inspire Seattle Architect's Work http://kuow.org/post/memories-exclusion-inspire-seattle-architects-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Architect </span>Johnpaul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jones will receive the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama on Monday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White House says he will be the second Native American to receive the medal.</span> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:36:07 +0000 Joshua McNichols 38986 at http://kuow.org Memories Of Exclusion Inspire Seattle Architect's Work Paul Schell, Innkeeper And Former Seattle Mayor, Dies At 76 http://kuow.org/post/paul-schell-innkeeper-and-former-seattle-mayor-dies-76 <p>He is the reason fish fly at the Pike Place Market, or so the story goes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Sunday, Paul Schell, a former Seattle mayor and champion of urban neighborhoods, died. He was 76.</span></p><p>A spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Murray confirmed that Schell died at Swedish Hospital.</p><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:16:34 +0000 Isolde Raftery 39033 at http://kuow.org Paul Schell, Innkeeper And Former Seattle Mayor, Dies At 76 Sex Offender's Arrest Highlights The Difficulty Of Community Supervision http://kuow.org/post/sex-offenders-arrest-highlights-difficulty-community-supervision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Level 3 sex offender charged with kidnapping a child returns to court this week.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prosecutors say Jesse </span>Brisbin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> snatched a 6-year-old girl from a park in Beacon Hill and assaulted her.</span></p><p>Brisbin, who has pleaded not guilty, has been supervised by the Department of Corrections since 2011. His arrest highlights how difficult it can be to manage the state's <span style="line-height: 1.5;">highest risk sex offenders who have been released from prison.</span> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:21:52 +0000 Patricia Murphy 38978 at http://kuow.org Sex Offender's Arrest Highlights The Difficulty Of Community Supervision Independent Commission To Probe Oso Landslide http://kuow.org/post/independent-commission-probe-oso-landslide <p>An independent commission will delve into the deadliest landslide in Washington history. The commission will seek statewide lessons from the Oso landslide, land use in the Oso area before the slide, and the emergency response in the days and weeks afterward.</p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:21:46 +0000 John Ryan 38985 at http://kuow.org Independent Commission To Probe Oso Landslide Marijuana Activists Cheer Federal Crackdown On Hash Oil Manufacturer http://kuow.org/post/marijuana-activists-cheer-federal-crackdown-hash-oil-manufacturer <p>Two men who produced marijuana candy appeared in federal court Friday for a detention hearing . They’re accused of endangering others while manufacturing marijuana extracts.</p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:05:22 +0000 Amy Radil 38983 at http://kuow.org 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! Seattle Somalis Worry Arrests Could Hinder How They Send Home Money http://kuow.org/post/seattle-somalis-worry-arrests-could-hinder-how-they-send-home-money <p>A Somali immigrant living in Kent was <a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024145879_somaliarrest1xml.html">arrested Wednesday</a> on<a href="http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/July/14-nsd-774.html"> charges of fundraising</a> for the Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab. Her arrest could cast more suspicion on the system Somalis use to send money home. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:01:28 +0000 Amy Radil 38916 at http://kuow.org Seattle Somalis Worry Arrests Could Hinder How They Send Home Money 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