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Marijuana Retail
3:18 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Marijuana Businessman Sues Wenatchee For Right To Open Retail Store

Wenatchee issued a marijuana ban counter to Washington state law, one businessman is now suing to open a retail store in the city.
Credit KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

David Hyde talks with Seattle attorney Hilary Bricken about a lawsuit against the city of Wenatchee, which has banned marijuana businesses. Bricken's client, Shaun Preder, is suing to open a marijuana retail store.

Sensory Perception
3:17 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

How The Physical World Affects Our Behavior And Emotions

Credit Thalma Lobel's book "Sensation."

Marcie Sillman talks with psychologist Thalma Lobel about her new book, "Sensation: The New Science Of Physical Intelligence."

Author Interview
2:02 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Brian Lamb On The Future Of C-Span

Credit Brian Lamb's book "Sundays at Eight"

David Hyde talks to Brian Lamb about his new book "Sundays At Eight: 25 Years Of Stories From C-Span" and the future of the television network.

Prisoner Swap
2:02 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Bergdahl's Release Raises Questions About Other Captured Citizens

David Hyde talks to Gordon Lubold about the decision the Obama administration made to broker the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity and the implications it might have for other captured Americans.

On Language
12:54 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

The Evolution Of Misogyny, As A Word

In the wake of the UC Santa Barbara shootings, the word "misogyny" has taken a larger meaning than it's original definition.
Credit Flickr Photo/Unarmed Citizen (CC-BY-NC-ND)

After the UC Santa Barbara shootings, Merriam-Webster editors noted that searches for the word “misogyny” skyrocketed.

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Labor Board
12:13 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Boeing Machinists' Complaints About 777X Vote Rejected

Machinists marched in December to show they wanted a second vote on Boeing's 777X contract offer. The vote happened but the NLRB has judged it irrelevant.
KUOW Photo/Carolyn Adolph

Boeing machinists who opposed January's 777X contract vote have suffered another loss. The National Labor Relations Board has told them it is rejecting their complaints about how the vote was held. The decision: The vote didn't matter because parent union had the authority to accept Boeing's offer without a ratification vote.

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Good Reads
8:14 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Nancy Pearl Recommends Armchair Travel Books

Your surroundings disappear as you take off to new destinations through a great book.
Flickr Photo/Joe Thorn (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman gets book hugger Nancy Pearl's recommendations for a good book to take you to an exotic location from the comfort of your favorite reading chair.

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Cognitive Science
3:33 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Why Countering Attitudes With Science Isn't Always Effective

David Hyde talks with Brendan Nyhan, political science professor at Dartmouth College about why people keep on believing, even when the facts tell us not to. An example he provides is the challenge in countering the perception that vaccines cause autism

Mayor Murray Signs Bill
2:52 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Seattle Passes Highest Minimum Wage, Now What?

Linda Jansen and Doug Nielson rallying for $15 minimum wage outside City Hall on Monday. The Seattle City Council voted to pass the minimum wage bill unanimously.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

David Hyde gets the scoop from KUOW's Deborah Wang about what happened at the city council meeting Monday night when a historical $15 minimum wage was unanimously passed.

Then, Marcie Sillman speaks with Steve Caldiera, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association, about his plans to sue Seattle to overturn the minimum wage ordinance.

Last, David Hyde talks with the advocacy group 15 Now about whether they will move forward with their own ballot measure to raise the city's minimum wage faster.

Student Loans
2:51 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Large Student Loan Debt Unavoidable, Says ASUW Report

A large group of students in the University of Washington's Red Square.
Flickr Photo/Curtis Cronn (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman speaks with University of Washington graduating senior Riley Lee-Card about his more than $52,000 in student loan debt despite working 45 hours per week, and sophomore Russell Wiita, who co-authored a report released today by the Associated Students of the University of Washington that says many students can no longer afford an education without accruing significant debt.

Excessive Force Issues
2:51 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

How Police Reform Is Taking Shape In Portland

Portland, Oregon police car.
Flickr Photo/torbakhopper (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Portland Mercury news editor Denis Theriault about police reform at the Portland Police Department.

State-Funded Education
2:51 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

McCleary Plaintiffs Want State Lawmakers Held In Contempt Of Court

Credit Flickr Photo/Kamera Kizi (CC-BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde talks to Tacoma News Tribune columnist Peter Callaghan about the progress state lawmakers have made on finding a way to fund public schools in Washington state.

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Upcoming Election
2:50 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

A Look At The Candidates Running For President Of Afghanistan

Flickr Photo/isafmedia (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, about the upcoming elections in Afghanistan.

SIFF
2:42 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Shawn Telford's Tale Of Teens In "BFE"

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle actor Shawn Telford about his first feature film, "BFE."  It's the story of disaffected youth in a small Idaho town. The film had its local premier at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Mayor's Proposal Passes
10:04 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Seattle City Council Approves $15 Minimum Wage

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant meets with reporters after the vote to phase-in a $15 minimum wage.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

In a unanimous vote, to a standing ovation, the Seattle City Council approved a bill to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The crowd cheered “We made 15 possible!” after the reading of the vote tally in a meeting marked with passionate pleas for its passage from the public as well as council members.

Failed Amendments

The packed crowd of vocal proponents for the passage of the bill, many of whom gave their personal stories during the section of public comment, booed the failure of four amendments to the City Council’s plan.

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