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11:42 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Ben Moore, Who Guided Seattle Rep Through Recession, Retires

Seattle Repertory Theatre's Ben Moore
Credit Seattle Repertory Theatre/Alan Alabastro

After almost three decades on the job, Seattle Repertory Theatre Managing Director Ben Moore will retire at the end of June.

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This Not Just In
9:37 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Boeing Dash 80: ‘I Christen Thee The Airplane Of Tomorrow’

The Boeing Dash 80 rolls out of the Renton, Washington plant in May 1954.
Credit Boeing Company

On the sunny morning of May 15, 1954, there was a special celebration in Renton. William Allen, president of the Boeing Company, served as master of ceremonies for the debut of a new and revolutionary aircraft called the “Dash 80.”

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Intiman Theatre
9:07 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner's 'Angels In America' Comes To Seattle

Playwright Tony Kushner
Flickr Photo/Commonwealth Club (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Tony Kushner is the author of "Angels in America," a two-part play inspired by the tragic rise of the AIDS epidemic. "Angels" debuted on Broadway in 1993, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony award for Best Play that same year.

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre will be staging a production of "Angels" this summer, opening August 12.

Kushner spoke with writer, editor and It Gets Better project co-founder Dan Savage at Town Hall Seattle on May 10.

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No Time For Play
8:05 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Recess, Once Free Time, Gets An Overhaul

The nonprofit organization Playworks has trained several dozen schools in Washington -- including Bellevue Public Schools -- how to turn recess from the traditional free time into an organized activity period.
Credit Photo Credit Playworks

The recess for the youngest students at Ardmore Elementary School in Bellevue doesn’t look like your typical recess.

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Work And Play
3:43 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Researcher: More Recess Improves Student Attention

Flickr Photo/drpavloff

Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Anthony Pellegrini, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Minnesota, about the role of recess in schools. Dr. Pellegrini has been researching the importance of recess since the early 1980s.

News From Canada
3:43 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

From Canada: Liberal Party Expected To Be Pro-Choice, HIV Testing, And Rail Crash Update

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Flickr Photo/Joseph Morris (CC-BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the latest news from Canada. Topics include Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau telling his party they better support pro-choice legislation, or else; the government in British Columbia encouraging people to get routine HIV testing; and an update on the Canadian rail crash of last July.

Politics & Government
3:35 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Ralph Nader Chats About New Book, Seattle’s Minimum Wage Debate

Credit Ralph Nader's new book "Unstoppable."

David Hyde speaks with Ralph Nader about Seattle's minimum wage debate and his new book: “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle The Corporate State.”

Minimum Wage
3:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Special: Stakeholders, Listeners Discuss Minimum Wage

Demonstrators in Seattle formed a human chain around City Hall in support of a $15 minimum wage in April.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

Steve Scher sits down with three stakeholders in the minimum wage debate: James Parker, a volunteer for the organization 15Now, who currently makes $12 an hour; Howard Wright, co-founder of the Seattle Hospitality Group and co-chair of the mayor's Income Inequality Advisory Committee; and Judith Gille, founder and  co-owner of City People's Mercantile and Garden Store.

Scher asks his panelists to discuss how we got to this point, the mayor's proposal to reach a $15 minimum wage and how that wage would impact their lives. We also take your calls.

Human Trafficking
3:29 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

On The Border: Man Deported For Smuggling Women Into Washington

U.S. Immigration and Customs released this photo of Sung Hoon Ha, a 30-year-old South Korean national found guilty of smuggling women into Washington state from Canada.
Credit Photo Credit ICE

On Monday, Sung Hoon Ha, 30, was deported to South Korea after living in the U.S. for eight years. He had been caught operating a human smuggling ring in Washington state.

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Marijuana Business
3:28 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

'It's Really Terrifying:' Marijuana Businessman Steve DeAngelo On Running A Business In Cash

Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director of Harborside Health Services, the world's largest marijuana dispensary.
Credit Harborside Health Services

Ross Reynolds speaks with Steve DeAngelo, executive director of Harborside Health Services, a medical marijuana dispensary in California, about what it's like to run a $30 million business mostly on cash.

Debate Over Mayor's Proposal
3:00 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Seattle City Council's Public Hearing On Minimum Wage Stirs Emotions

Supporters of the group 15 Now attend a Seattle City Council public meeting to discuss minimum wage on May 13.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

David Hyde speaks with KUOW reporter Deborah Wang, who attended Seattle City Council's public hearing on the minimum wage Tuesday night.

Seattle Police Chief
2:59 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Chief Candidate Calls Seattle Police's Lack Of Technology 'Shocking'

In this file photo from 2005, then Phoenix police Lt. Frank Milstead describes the circumstances surrounding an arrest.
Credit AP Photo/Paul Connors

Ross Reynolds talks to Mesa, Arizona police chief Frank Milstead about the challenges he would face if he's chosen to be the next Seattle police chief. Milstead is one of three candidates vying for the position. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will announce his decision on Monday.

Tech Future
2:59 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Internet Of Things: Connecting All Objects With Mini Devices

The Internet of Things as visualized by an artist.
From Wikipedia

Ross Reynolds speaks with Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, about the Internet of Things, and how it will connect with our bodies, our homes, our communities, our goods, and even the dirt beneath our feet.

IoT refers to the idea of equipping all objects with minuscule identifying devices or machine-readable identifiers. A Pew Research Center report predicts IoT will thrive by 2025.

Medical Costs
12:35 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Effective But Costly: Prison Officials Debate New Hepatitis Drug

Inmates at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton receive certificates after a seminar with Rich Feffer of the Hepatitis Education Project.
KUOW Photo/Patricia Murphy

About 3.2 million people in the U.S. have hepatitis C, a highly contagious virus that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Dr. Jody Rich, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Rhode Island, said prisons carry a heavy load of the disease, but they also have built in health care.

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No Time For Play
7:29 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Recess Shrinks At Seattle Schools; Poor Schools Fare Worst

Flickr Photo/Joe Shlabotnik (CC-BY-NC-ND)

In decades past, elementary students had recess several times a day.

Today, parents and teachers across the country report dramatic cutbacks to that free time. In Seattle, the length of recess varies dramatically from school to school – from an hour to just 15 minutes.

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