For the average NPR listener, hearing the name Garrison Keillor may summon up the sound of his voice: deep and soothing, wise and mischievous, but with a palpable tinge of sadness. Keillor spoke at Seattle’s University Bookstore on June 12.
Parking mentally ill patients in the emergency room while waiting for treatment is a common practice, but also controversial. Psychiatric boarding, as it's known, used to be the exception. But in the last six years, the number of patients who've experienced it has nearly tripled. Now the state Supreme Court is considering whether boarding is constitutional.
By Ardo Hersi & Riley Guttman & Caitlin Gaylord & Isaac Noren & RadioActive Youth Media
Most people have had the "birds and bees" talk with their parents, and even more of us can recall those awkward moments in health class when we were still young and thought that the opposite sex had cooties.
In this month’s podcast you’ll hear about how one girl took initiative and taught her friends a thing or two about sex. There are teens helping teens everywhere, including here in Seattle where youth volunteer at a much needed teen crisis hotline.
While visiting Germany for a journalism fellowship, KUOW’s Ross Reynolds shares some firsthand observations of the World Cup fever he’s witnessed during his stay in Berlin, where every game — whether Germany is playing or not — is big.
Reynolds said public viewing areas are all over the city, from the giant public viewing space near the Brandenburg Gate created for some 50,000 people, to the small, neighborhood convenience stores that set out chairs and TVs for customers. Wherever you are watching, he said, the beer and Curryvurst probably isn’t too far away.
“Fun fact about the World Cup here,” Reynolds told fellow Record host Marcie Sillman in a phone interview. “It’s being broadcast by the public television network! Imagine if PBS had the franchise on running the World Series; that’s what it’s like here in Germany.”
When we think about blankets, we usually conjure comforting images: babies swaddled in flannel wraps, colorful afghans hand knit by loved ones, puffy quilts that we snuggle under when the weather is cold.
When artist Marie Watt thinks about blankets, she sees the raw materials for sculpture.
Marcie Sillman talks with Jeffrey Swanson about which public policies are effective in reducing gun violence. Swanson is a professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University School of Medicine.
Marcie Sillman talks with Jason Berry, author of "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" and contributor to the National Catholic Reporter, about the long history of sex abuse in the Catholic church and one organization that is crumbling in the wake of sex abuse settlements.
Concerned neighbors in Othello Park, from left, Sarah Valenta, program coordinator for HomeSight, Daphne Schneider, co-chair of the Othello Park Alliance and Patrice Thomas, Community and Economic Development Assistant at Southeast Effective Development (SEED).
Twenty-three years ago, acting Captain Steve Strand was patrolling Columbia City on a mountain bike, busting alleyway crack dealers. The officers under his charge are still patrolling on mountain bikes, but the neighborhood landscape has changed.
Lisa Brooks speaks with Snohomish County Council Chair Dave Somers about a temporary ban on development in two landslide-prone areas near the site of the Oso, Wash., landslide that killed 43 people in March.
Clint Dempsey and the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team need only a tie against Germany to advance to the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Bill Radke asks BBC soccer analyst Steve Crossman what we need to know to enjoy the match.
Marcie Sillman speaks with author Deborah Rodriquex about her new book, "Margarita Wednesdays."
Rodriguez' best-selling memoir "Kabul Beauty School" chronicles her years in Afghanistan, and her role in helping women their learn a trade. Rodriguez had to flee Afghanistan shortly after her U.S. book tour and the experience left her with post traumatic stress disorder.
"Margarita Wednesdays" describes how the journey to recovery brought her back into a hair salon.