Arwen Nicks

Producer, The Record

Arwen Nicks fell in love with Seattle after moving here from Phoenix in 2004. Nicks has worked in public radio for 5 years and when she is not producing and reporting she is likely hanging out with her adorable dog and watching the greatest action movie ever made, Die Hard. 

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Good Reads
3:24 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Nancy Pearl On Non-Fiction That Reads Like Fiction

Credit KUOW Photo

Ross Reynolds talks with book lusting former librarian Nancy Pearl about why she says "Factory Man," Beth Macy's non-fiction book about a family furniture company, reads like a page-turning fiction tale.

Spectator Sport?
3:35 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

The International: Seattle Center Swarmed By Annual Gaming Tournament

The hub of the action for The International - a DOTA2 competition held last weekend at Key Arena.
Flickr Photo/Jakob Wells (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Arwen Nicks reports on the growing world of competitive gaming as a spectator sport from this year’s The International, an annual  competition of professional DOTA 2 players. This year’s competition drew more than 10,000 spectators this weekend to Key Arena.

History
2:49 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Washington's Last Waltz With Ending Prohibition

Ross Reynolds talks to Redmond Barnett, head of the exhibits department for the Washington State Historical Society, about what happened the last time the state lifted prohibition.

War
2:49 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Seattle Writer Recalls 'The Feelings Of The War Inside Me'

David Tucker on his Iraq deployment.
Credit Courtesy of David Tucker

When Major David Tucker deployed to Iraq – his third mission since he joined the Army Reserves in 1982 – he told his soldiers to take the doors off the Humvees.

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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.

Who Was Cal Anderson?
1:42 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Over Tea, Mayor Murray And His Husband Recall An Old Friend Named Cal

Mayor Ed Murray and former state Representative Cal Anderson. Anderson and Murray were close friends.
Credit Courtesy Ed Murray

Last week, ahead of Pride Weekend, I sat down for a morning chat with Mayor Ed Murray and his husband to discuss their dear friend Cal Anderson.

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TV
3:05 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

What To Binge Watch This Summer

Credit Flickr Photo/C.P.Storm (Cc-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman gets summer television recommendations from IMDB TV editor, Melanie McFarland.

Tech Culture
3:16 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Why You Shouldn't Buy Into Tweeting Or Relentless Self-Promotion

Flickr Photo/Andreas Eldh (CC-BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde interviews author David Zweig about his new book, "Invisibles: The Power Of Anonymous Work In An Age of Relentless Self-Promotion."

Author Interview
3:15 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

'Big Little Man': Alex Tizon On Growing Up Asian-American In Seattle

Credit Alex Tizon's book "Big Little Man."

Marcie Sillman talks to journalist and author Alex Tizon about his memoir about coming of age as an Asian-American in Seattle and his search for self.

Urban Development
3:12 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

South Lake Union Named As An 'Innovation District'

South Lake Union as viewed from the Space Needle.
Flickr Photo/Eric P. (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to Bruce Katz, vice president of the Brookings Institute, about the infrastructure behind having an "innovation district," and the benefits one can provide.

New Yorker Cartoonist
3:28 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Roz Chast On Caring For Her Elderly Parents: 'Spoiler Alert! They Die'

Credit Roz Chast's book "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"

Marcie Sillman speaks with Roz Chast, a featured cartoonist in the New Yorker, about her latest work of art is about taking care of her very elderly parents.

Sensory Perception
3:17 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

How The Physical World Affects Our Behavior And Emotions

Credit Thalma Lobel's book "Sensation."

Marcie Sillman talks with psychologist Thalma Lobel about her new book, "Sensation: The New Science Of Physical Intelligence."

On Language
12:54 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

The Evolution Of Misogyny, As A Word

In the wake of the UC Santa Barbara shootings, the word "misogyny" has taken a larger meaning than it's original definition.
Credit Flickr Photo/Unarmed Citizen (CC-BY-NC-ND)

After the UC Santa Barbara shootings, Merriam-Webster editors noted that searches for the word “misogyny” skyrocketed.

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Education
3:26 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

How Stereotypes Keep Women From Computer Science

Flickr Photo/European Parliament (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman speaks with University of Washington professor Sapna Cheryan about how the nerd stereotype is keeping women away from the field of computer science.

Creative Problem Solving
4:12 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Thinking Like A Freak, Economically Speaking

Steven D. Levitt (left), Arwen Nicks and Stephen J. Dubner in the KUOW studios.
Credit KUOW Photo

Arwen Nicks talks with best selling authors Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner about their most recent book, "Think Like A Freak."

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