Elizabeth Austen has been bringing poetry to KUOW listeners since 2001. Now, her audience is going to get even bigger.
Austen was recently named Washington’s next poet laureate. An accomplished poet herself, her goal in the new role is to reach out to all 39 counties in the state with workshops, readings and poet interviews: to “celebrate and highlight” the wealth of resources available in Washington to writers and readers alike.
Steve Scher talks with state Representative Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, and state Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, about two opposing gun background check proposals holding public hearings in Olympia this week.
Steve Scher sits down with feminist writer Naomi Wolf to talk about her book, "Vagina: A New Biography." In it she explores the scientific and cultural connections between the human brain and female sexuality.
David Hyde talks with Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, about the fourth anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case: Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee.
David Hyde talks with David Gergen, former presidential advisor, CNN political analyst and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, about President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address and whether he met his goals for 2013.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has accepted the resignation of the prime minister and his cabinet amid continuing anti-government protests. Mykola Azarov had offered to step down as prime minister to create "social and political compromise."
Just like learning acronyms at a new workplace, catching on to the Seahawks’ lexicon can be daunting for the uninitiated. Ben Zimmer, linguist and self-described “word nerd,” helps us break down the terms that are flying around as often as a 12th Man flag.