Neither states nor the federal government have oversight over how railroads plan for responding to spills from trains carrying crude oil, meaning environmental regulators cannot identify gaps in the plans or verify a railroad’s abilities to carry them out.
Marcie Sillman checks in with Garnet Andersen, director of Public Health Services at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, about a new project to encapsulate the cocoa flavanol from chocolate and study its benefits on post-menopausal women.
Steve Scher talks with Andy Challenger, vice president of the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas, about the firm's report that the college basketball tournament costs billions of dollars in worker productivity.
KUOW reporter Liz Jones speaks with Justin Rabung, who works a couple of blocks away from where a KOMO News helicopter crashed on Tuesday morning.
Also, Steve Scher speaks with Larry Welk about the technical aspects of the helicopter that was involved in the crash. Welk has been a helicoper pilot for 15 years and has a company in Los Angeles called Angel City Air which operates news helicopters.
Ross Reynolds goes on a tour of the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory in Bellevue with inventor and futurist Pablos Holman.
Holman's team projects include a laser that can quickly detect if a person has malaria, a cooler that can keep vaccines from going bad and the high tech kitchen — more like a science lab actually — used to produce Nathan Myrhvold's 51 pound, multi-volume "Modernist Cuisine" books.
Steve Scher talks with Robert Rose, a Bellevue-area portrait photographer, about challenging Nepal's cultural bias against the disabled community. In 2005, he started the Rose International Fund for Children, a non-profit organization that seeks to assist children with disabilities in Nepal .
KUOW reporter Patricia Murphy speaks with several voices of the day; including NTSB investigator Dennis Hogenson, witness Daniel Gonzalez, who ran to the scene to aid the survivors, Corwin Haeck from KOMO News Radio, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
KUOW's Bill Radke interviews Mike Thielen, helicopter pilot and president of Glacier Aviation, Inc. in Olympia.
An investigation is underway as the National Transportation Safety Board tries to determine what caused the news helicopter to crash near the Space Needle on Tuesday morning, killing two people and injuring one.
This weekend’s tribal council election on the Nooksack reservation near Bellingham leaves an uncertain future for hundreds of its members. The tribe has sought to remove about 15 percent of its people in what would be the largest tribal disenrollment in Washington state’s history.
Marcie Sillman checks in with Nick Brossoit, Edmonds School District superintendent and president of the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS), about the Washington State Legislature's failure to meet goals for public education funding during this past session.