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Seattle 2035
3:27 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Using Seattle's Comprehensive Plan To Find Housing For The Homeless

Ernestine Anderson Place is on the former site of Jimi Hendrix' childhood home.
Courtesy of the Low Income Housing Institute/Michael Walmsley

Ross Reynolds speaks with Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, at Ernestine Anderson Place, an apartment house for homeless people in Seattle's Central District.

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Equality In Sports
3:22 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

How The First Openly Gay NFL Player Could Open Doors For Others

Michael Sam runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in February. He was drafted to the St. Louis Rams last weekend.
AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Ross Reynolds talks with Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, about Michael Sam — the first openly gay football player to be drafted by a National Football League team.

Workforce
2:27 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Us Too! King County Considers Minimum Wage For Employees

In the “me too” department, King County is jumping on the bandwagon to consider a higher minimum wage for its employees. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued a similar proposal for city workers soon after he took office in January.

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Logging Regulations
2:18 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

State Officials Discuss Regulations To Prevent Future Landslides

A logging truck near Port Angeles, Washington.
Flickr Photo/brewbooks (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Steve Scher talks to Peter Goldmark, commissioner of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, about logging regulations in landslide-prone areas. The DNR and other state officials met in Olympia to discuss the possibility of even more regulations down the line.

Outdoor Activity
2:00 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

With Warmer Weather, It'll Soon Be Time To Take A Hike

Getting antsy for hiking season? Seabury Blair has recommendations.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Steve Scher talks with Seabury Blair Jr., a local author of hiking books, about where to go in the Cascades and on the Olympic Penninsula when you get an itching to head for the hills.

Blair is author of Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula, part of the Day Hikes! series of books from Sasquatch Press.

Arts
12:47 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Seattle Opera Director Speight Jenkins Takes A Bow

Speight Jenkins.
Credit Courtesy of Seattle Opera/Brandon Patoc

Speight. That's the name that conjures Seattle Opera for tens of thousands of fans.

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Health Reform
11:11 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Parents Discover That Even Obamacare Has Gaps

The Clarks, from left to right: Jenni, Luke, Jonathan and Micah. Micah, 2, was rushed to Children's with groin pain - his family later learned that Children's wasn't included in their new health plan.
Credit Photo Courtesy Jenni Clark

Not all health plans are the same, as Washington consumers have learned the hard way.

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Unstable Slopes
5:43 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

DNR Promises Tighter Controls On Logging Near Landslide Zones

Washington Department of Natural Resources image shows 2004 clear-cut (near dotted purple line) extending into no-logging zone (marked with yellow line) at site of the March 22, 2014, Oso landslide.
Credit Washington Department of Natural Resources

Washington State officials announced new restrictions on logging near landslide zones Friday afternoon.

The change in policy comes six weeks after a landslide near the town of Oso killed at least 41 people.

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Art and Tech
3:25 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Flight Path: Bees, A Hackathon And Sea-Tac Airport

Beekeepers manage hives at Sea-Tac airport as a plane flies overhead.
Rod Hatfield

Did you know there are bees at Sea-Tac Airport? Twenty beehives are already in place in green space around the airport. And tonight, a two-day hackathon gets going that’s centered around the idea of bees and flight. It’s connected to a new art installment that’s going in at Sea-Tac: “Flight Path.”

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Week In Review
2:56 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Billy Frank Jr. Remembered, White House Climate Report, And Metro's Funding 'Plan C'

Billy Frank, Jr., a veteran of the fish wars, died at the age of 83, leaving a lasting legacy for tribal rights and the Northwest environment.
Flickr Photo/Ecotrust

A White House report foretells more rain, droughts and  big storms due to climate change; Nisqually Indian civil rights leader and environmental activist Billy Frank, Jr. dies; and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray comes out against a city-only initiative to fund bus service in Seattle.

Steve Scher recaps the news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, news analyst Joni Balter, The Stranger's Eli Sanders and LiveWire host Luke Burbank.

Week In Review Extra

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Mother's Day
2:45 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Looking Back: A Young Irish Mom's Painful Decision

In 1988, Sian Cullen was an Irish teenager who had fallen in love with an older guy. Their relationship was brief and she got pregnant. Cullen, now a hairstylist in Seattle, told KUOW's Isolde Raftery about the biggest decision of her life: Whether to give up her newborn for adoption.

Mother's Day
2:41 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Seattleites Share Fond Mom Stories

Flickr Photo/Dr Case

In honor of Mother's Day, we sent Producer Posey Gruener to Green Lake Park in Seattle to gather fond recollections of moms.

Economics
2:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Americans Don't Understand The Budget, And It's Partially The Media's Fault

Flickr Photo/BC Gov Photos

Ross Reynolds talks with economist Dean Baker about why the way we talk about numbers is wrong, and how we can do it better.

Public Transportation
2:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

King County's Transportation Future: Divide Or Unite?

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

Marcie Sillman talks with political consultant Benjamin Anderstone about the competing visions for the future of King County's transportation. 

Higher Ed
2:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Washington State Had Second-Highest Tuition Hikes

The campus quad at the University of Washington.
Flickr Photo/Curtis Cronn (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to Seattle Times reporter Katherine Long about tuition increases in Washington since the beginning of the recession. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the state's four-year public colleges have experienced the second-highest tuition hike in the country.

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