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Marijuana Legalization
2:34 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

In Washington And Colorado, Bankers Are Entering The Marijuana Industry

KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Posey Gruener speaks with Russ Rosendal, CEO of Salal Credit Union, about why they decided to offer banking services to licensed marijuana growers in Washington state.

And, Ross Reynolds speaks with AP reporter Kristen Wyatt about Colorado lawmakers' approval of a financial system designed expressly for the Marijuana industry.

Urban Parklets
2:28 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Seattle Is Putting The 'Park' In Parking Space

The finished Capitol Hill parklet on Olive Way in Seattle.
Flickr Photo/Jeremy Reding (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Jennifer Wielund, public space program manager at the Seattle Department of Transportation, about the crop of a dozen new pilot parklets which will appear in parking spaces across the city this summer.

Fungal Infection
2:27 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

An Update On The Valley Fever Investigation In Eastern Washington

Coccidioidomycosis, a fungus that can lead to valley fever, often lives in dry, arrid areas. It has recently been discovered in soil samples from eastern Washington.
Credit Flickr Photo/Eddie McHugh (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Tom Chiller, a fungal expert at the CDC, about the discovery of Coccidioides in eastern Washington. The fungus causes Valley Fever, and so far three cases have been confirmed. Chiller is assisting the state of Washington in its investigation of Valley Fever.

Public Education
2:27 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

What Does Progressive Education Look Like In Seattle Classrooms?

Jesse Hagopian, a teacher at Garfield High School, outlines his ideas for Seattle education.
Flickr Photo/Don Brubeck (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with co-founder of Social Equality Educators and high school teacher, Jesse Hagopian, about his goals for Seattle classrooms.

Mudslide
1:12 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

After Oso: The Emotional Phases Of A Disaster

In the entryway to the Darrington Community Center, Red Cross Volunteer Christine Dahl works through the list of area residents seeking gas cards to help with the cost of traveling the two and a half hour detour created by the devastating mudslide.
KUOW Photo/Daniel Berman

Aid agencies are reducing their presence in Oso and Darrington, a month and a half after a landslide hit the small community there, killing at least 41.

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EarthFix Reports
11:02 am
Fri May 9, 2014

School Districts Explore Solutions For Too Many Portable Classrooms

Students examine a SEED portable classroom recently installed at the Perkins School in North Seattle.
Credit EarthFix Photo/Katie Campbell

SPOKANE, Washington — Teachers at Spokane’s Jefferson Elementary don’t have to look far to know what they left behind.

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Western State Hospital
6:04 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Audit Dings Hospital's 50-Year Practice Of Paid 'Transition Time'

The main entrance of Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash.
Credit John Ryan / KUOW

State auditors say Western State Hospital has been losing about $800,000 a year paying for work that's not being done. For decades, the hospital has been letting hundreds of employees start late and leave early -- and still paying for their time.

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Home Repair
3:33 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

A Visit To Your Friendly Neighborhood Tool Library With Roger Faris

Roger Faris holds a pneumatic hand nailer.
Credit KUOW Photo/Steve Scher

Steve Scher visits the Phinney Neighborhood Association's tool library with home repair guru Roger  Faris and head librarian Mike Broili.

Legal Rights
3:33 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

How Washington Domestic Partners Will Be Affected By Marriage Equality Law

Flickr Photo/John Heil (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle attorney Denise Diskin about the practical implications of domestic partnerships being automatically converted into marriages on June 30 this year.

Sexual Misconduct Investigations
3:26 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Seattle Archdiocese Releases Name Of Priest Who Kept Preaching Despite Suspension

Marcie Sillman talks to Seattle P.I. reporter Joel Connelly about Father Harry Quigg, a priest who kept ministering despite being suspended for sexual misconduct in 2004. The Seattle Archdiocese announced earlier this week that Quigg had an on-going relationship with a 17-year-old.

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'Dreamsongs'
3:25 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Cellist Joshua Roman Teams Up With Seattle Youth Symphony

Cellis Joshua Roman.
Flickr Photo/Vikalpa

At 22, Joshua Roman became the Seattle Symphony's youngest-ever principal cellist. With his mop of curly brown hair and his baby face, Roman was a distinctive presence at Benaroya Hall.

But just two years after the young musician took up his post, Roman decided to leave the orchestra to carve out his own career as a concert performer.

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Nigeria Kidnapping
3:24 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Who Are The Boko Haram?

South Africans protest in solidarity against the abduction three weeks ago of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram.
AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Marcie Sillman talks to Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. It has been almost a month since nearly 300 school-aged girls were kidnapped in Nigeria by the group Boko Haram. Downie explains who the Boko Haram are and what motivates their egregious tactics.

Crime
3:24 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Politics Of Public Safety in Seattle

The Seattle Police watch over May Day demonstrators in downtown Seattle.
KUOW Photo/Amy Radil

David Hyde speaks with Erica C. Barnett of PubliCola about crime and the politics of public safety in Seattle.

Generational Trends
3:23 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Millenials Vs. Boomers: What Happens Next?

Credit Paul Taylor's book "The Next America."

Ross Reynolds talks with Paul Taylor, president of the Pew Research Center about his new book, ‘The Next America."

Music History
3:11 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

How The Waltz Came To America (And Pop Music)

From Wikipedia

Almost every partner dance is a descendant of the waltz.

The oldest of ballroom dances, the waltz has roots as far back as the 13th century. As it evolved and entered the ballrooms of Europe, the waltz was viewed as taboo because partners were permitted to make contact. But like the tango and other exciting and challenging dances, the waltz spread until by the middle of the nineteenth century it was firmly established in the U.S.

Today’s standard waltz rhythm that we now know and love became popular due to the musical creations of composers such as Johann Strauss.

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