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Author Interview
3:26 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Karen Finneyfrock And The Young Adult World

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

Religion
3:26 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Is Mars Hill Church Shrinking?

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.

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Legalized Marijuana
3:26 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

State Sends Smoke Signals With Pot PSAs

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

Audio Postcard
2:03 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Postcard From Germany: Watching The Solar Panels Zoom By

Solar panels in Bavaria seen from the window of a train.
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.

Gender Equality
1:40 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Damn Right We're Trans*

CeCe McDonald (center) at the Trans* Pride Seattle march, June 27, 2014.
Credit Nate Gowdy Photography/nategowdy.com

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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Author Interview
8:22 am
Mon July 7, 2014

From Gardens To Gore: Marty Wingate's First Mystery Novel

Marty Wingate
Credit courtesy, the author

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.

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Industrial Disaster
8:37 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Four Years After Deadly Blast, Tesoro Mostly Unscathed

Charred towers and machinery at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes, Washington, following the blast.
Credit 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.

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Gun Violence
8:00 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

Most Likely To Commit Gun Violence? Not The Mentally Ill

Credit Seattle City Council / University of Washington

Treat people hospitalized for gunshot injuries as you would treat addicts.

That’s the counsel of Dr. Fred Rivara, a professor of pediatrics, who headed a University of Washington study that found that patients who had been shot were more likely to be arrested within five years than people with a psychiatric history.

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Week In Review
1:40 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Facebook Is Sad About Making You Sad

For so many things.
Credit Flickr Photo/Stefan Bucher (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Sorry about your loss.

This week City Light’s leader lost $60,000, Facebook lost credibility and the U.S. men's team lost at the World Cup, as always. But KUOW's Bill Radke welcomes a winning panel: Knute Berger, Joni Balter, C.R. Douglas, Luke Burbank and special guest, Monica Guzman.

(Bonus: Name that new Seattle water taxi!)

Cannabis City
6:52 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Let The Carnival Commence: First Pot Shops Open Tuesday

James Lathrop owns Cannabis City in Sodo. He expects to be among the first in Washington state to open a licensed recreational marijuana shop.

This is Washington state’s final weekend without recreational pot stores. On Monday, the Evergreen State joins Colorado in issuing business licenses to qualifying retailers. It's expected about 20 licenses will be issued including one to a shop in Sodo called Cannabis City.

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Author Interview
3:26 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Story Of Joseph Smith: Founder Of The Mormon Church

David Hyde talks to Alex Beam about his new book "American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and The Fate of The Modern Church."

Excommunication Controversy
3:22 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Local Mormon Woman On Ordination: 'I Have Always Felt Very Empowered' In The Church

David Hyde talks with Carolyn Sudds, a Seattle Mormon critical of the organization Ordain Women. The group is advocating for women to be allowed access to the Mormon priesthood. Last week, Hyde interviewed Ordain Women member Natalie Kelly about the excommunication of the movement's founder.

City Politics
3:21 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Mayor Murray On SDOT, City Light Money, And Gun Violence

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray about Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco's salary increase, the newly appointed head of SDOT, and recent officer-involved shootings. Then he, parses the politics with Q13 FOX News political analyst, C.R. Douglas.

It's Always Sunny
9:05 am
Thu July 3, 2014

What’s The Skin Cancer Rate In Your County?

Skin cancer by county, 2011 data.
Credit Washington State Department Of Health

This may come as a surprise, but if cloudy Puget Sound were a state, it would rank fourth in skin cancer rates.

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Sculpture Park
7:48 am
Thu July 3, 2014

A 45-Foot Face: SAM Unveils ‘Echo’ Of Seattle’s Future

Jaume Plensa's "Echo" at Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park
Credit photo by Benjamin Benschneider, courtesy Seattle Art Museum

It's a Monday afternoon in June, and Seattle Art Museum Director Kimerly Rorschach leans on a metal railing near Elliott Bay at Seattle's Olympic Sculpture Park. The sun is shining, seagulls are whirling overhead, and Rorschach is eavesdropping.

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