Business News
3:27 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

The U.S. GDP Is Down, But Is That Such A Big Deal?

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.

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!)

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