Marcie Sillman speaks with KUOW reporter Ashley Ahearn about the specifics of Governor Jay Inslee's long-awaited proposal for how to improve water quality in Washington.

Bill Radke talks to Seattle multi-millionaire investor Nick Hanauer (that's right, he's not a billionaire, just has "hundreds of millions") about a warning to his fellow "plutocrats" and why he thinks economic policies aimed at saving the middle class will save rich people everywhere.

KUOW Photo/Sage Van Wing

Local photographer Jini Dellaccio died last week. She was 97.

Jini was best known for her images of the Pacific Northwest music scene in the 1960s. But Jini came to photography later in life. She was a musician first, a homemaker and a painter. She didn't even pick up a camera until she was in her 40s.

Marcie Sillman talks with Alison Holcomb, drug policy director for the ACLU of Washington, about marijuana legalization in Washington state.

Can A 'Bigger Hammer' Stop Oil Refinery Accidents?

Jul 8, 2014

Ross Reynolds talks with Dave Fehling, energy and environment reporter for StateImpact Texas, an NPR reporting project, about oil refinery accidents and what happens when they're criminally prosecuted.

Marcie Sillman interviews Seattle-based writer and educator Eric Liu about his new book, "Chinaman's Chance." In it, he explores his own cultural heritage and how it influenced his attitude toward citizenship and the future of America.

Marcie Sillman talks with Georgetown law professor Lisa Heinzerling about the history of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the change of its scope over time. 

Marcie Sillman talks to Jon Talton, Seattle Times Business columnist, about the state of the nation's gross domestic product. Also, they discuss Delta's increasing presence at Sea-Tac airport.

Marcie Sillman speaks with Seattle writer Karen Finneyfrock about her latest work of young adult fiction, "Starbird Murphy and the World Outside."

Is Mars Hill Church Shrinking?

Jul 7, 2014

David Hyde talks with Warren Throckmorten, writer for the religion news site Patheos, about Seattle-based Mars Hill Church's recent layoffs and increased drives for donations.

State Sends Smoke Signals With Pot PSAs

Jul 7, 2014

Marcie Sillman talks with University of Washington professor emeritus Roger Roffman about state efforts to put marijuana revenue towards marijuana education.

Flickr Photos/Royston Rascals (CC-BY-NC-ND)

While on a journalism fellowship in Germany, Ross Reynold's sent us this audio postcard about a solar entrepreneur as he took a train ride through the country.

Nate Gowdy Photography/

What sex were you assigned at birth, boy or girl? It’s a simple question. Too simple sometimes. Not everyone fits neatly into the role they were assigned. Boys and girls are not all the same. A transgender person is someone “whose gender identity, expression or behavior is different from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth."

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The first thing you notice about Marty Wingate’s cozy North Seattle home is the garden. Plants overflow from the steep slope that leads up from the street to her front door. You see blooms of every hue, leaves of every shape, even small trees. The sheer multitude of flora is almost overwhelming.

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

It was the state’s worst industrial accident in nearly 50 years.

On a chilly April night in 2010, a giant fireball lit up the sky above Anacortes, Washington. A southeast wind pushed a plume of black smoke toward the heart of this seaside town an hour north of Seattle.