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Church And State
3:13 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

If You Want To Pray Before Government Meeting, Supreme Court Says That's OK

U.S. Supreme Court
Flickr Photo/Wally Gobetz

Marcie Sillman talks with Dahlia Lithwick, Slate law writer, about the Supreme Court's ruling Monday that allows for prayers before local council meetings. She also speaks with Clark County Commissioner Tom Mielke, who implemented prayer in his own meetings.

Law And Justice
3:11 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

How Juries Are Selected In High Profile Cases

Credit Flickr Photo/Andrew Baisden (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Steve Scher talks with Jeffery Robinson, attorney at Seattle law firm Schroeter, Goldmark and Bender, about how juries are selected in cases that have been covered extensively in the media.

Technology
2:33 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

How Drones Quietly Mapped Oso Landslide Area

Brittany Duncan of Roboticists Without Borders flies a drone to survey the Oso mudslide on April 23, 2014.
Credit Tamara Palmer

As Washington Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a bill in April that would have regulated drone use statewide, a consortium of disaster recovery specialists quietly negotiated the use of drones to make a 3-D model of the Oso mudslide.

Inslee vetoed the Legislature's bill on April 4 citing privacy and transparency concerns that he said were not adequately addressed, but he said he would still let drones fly in emergencies.

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Foodies
2:19 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Blogger Orangette On Business, Marriage And Pizza

Delancey, a pizza restaurant in Ballard, was started five years ago by wife and husband team Molly Wizenberg and Brandon Pettit.
Flickr Photo/Lee Davenport (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Molly Wizenberg, author of the popular food blog Orangette, has a new book out this week detailing the far-fetched beginnings of Delancey, the restaurant she shares with husband Brandon Pettit.

On Orangette, Wizenberg said she met her husband through her blog. Early in their relationship, she told KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, Pettit was a trained musician in a Ph.D. program for musical composition.

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Progressive Politics
1:40 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Why Cities Like Seattle Lead The Progressive Agenda

Steve Scher talks with Harold Meyerson, editor at large of The American Prospect and op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, about the demographic shift happening in America's largest cities and the progressive politics that have followed.

Crime & Courts
11:56 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Some Charges Dropped Against Accused Massage Parlor Rapist

Danford Grant

Prosecutors have dropped four of nine charges against a Seattle attorney accused of raping five women in Asian massage parlors.

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Cryptocurrency
10:12 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Belltown Bar Back From The Future With A Bitcoin ATM

A bitcoin ATM was installed inside Spitfire Grill in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.
Credit Rae Ellen Bichell / KPLU

The world's first bitcoin ATM launched last year in Vancouver, Canada. Now there's also a physical place in the Northwest to buy and sell the virtual currency – at the Spitfire Grill in Belltown.

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Top Cop
5:15 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

The Three Finalists For Seattle Police Chief

Three candidates remain in the running to become Seattle’s next police chief.

Search committee co-chair Ron Sims says the short list became shorter by one candidate after the committee gave the four original finalists a written exam, conducted reference and background checks, and did intensive site visits.

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Night Sky Viewing
3:41 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Washington Cities Take On Light Pollution

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David Hyde talks to John Barentine, project manager of The International Dark Sky Association, about excessive light in the night sky and two Washington cities, Tumwater and Olympia, that are trying to limit light pollution.

Wage Increase
3:40 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Seattle Mayor's Minimum Wage Proposal On Its Way To The City Council

Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark.
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David Hyde talks to Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark about what happens next with the minimum wage proposal released by Mayor Ed Murray’s Income Inequality Advisory Committee Thursday.

SR 99 Tunnel Project
3:39 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

How Bertha Compares To Other Mega Projects

Crowds gather at the launch site of Bertha, the state Route 99 tunnel machine.
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Marcie Sillman talks to professor Wendy Haynes of Bridgewater State University about the problems associated with billion-dollar mega-projects.

Sexual Assault
2:40 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

More Students Are Filing Sexual Assault Complaints, Investigation Shows

Washington State University is one of 55 universities under investigation by the federal government.
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Marcie Sillman talks with Kristen Lombardi, investigative reporter for The Center For Public Integrity, about the federal government's investigation into 55 universities, including Washington State Univerity, over their  handling of complaints of sexual assault.

Good Reads
2:40 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Book Hugger Nancy Pearl Revists Old Favorites

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Steve Scher talks with Nancy Pearl about the books she has been re-reading lately, including Reif Larsen's "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivett," and David Lodge's "The Campus Trilogy."

Workplace Safety
1:48 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Feds Urge Tighter Refinery Regulations After Fatal Tesoro Blast

Chemical Safety Board investigators inspect wreckage at the Tesoro-Anacortes refinery in 2010.
Chemical Safety Board

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is calling for 60 improvements in the design, operation and regulation of the Tesoro oil refinery in Anacortes and of refineries nationwide.

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Week In Review
12:53 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

A Proposal For $15 Minimum Wage, May Day, And The Seattle Police Chief Search

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

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. Topics of the week include Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's proposal for a minimum wage hike that will be going to the City Council, downtown May Day activities, and the search for a new Seattle chief of police.

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