News http://kuow.org en 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 is back in court this week.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prosecutors say Jesse </span>Brisbin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> snatched a six-year-old girl from a park in Beacon Hill and assaulted her.</span></p><p>Brisbin has pleaded not guilty. 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 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 Arlington, Washington Outlawed Panhandling http://kuow.org/post/why-arlington-washington-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 Arlington, Washington 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