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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Digital Culture
3:23 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

A Year Without Internet: How Unplugging Turns The World On

Credit Flickr Photo/AdamFagen (CC BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman sits down with environment journalist and Grist.org blogger David Roberts to talk about why he decided to turn off the internet for one year. You can read his story, "Reboot or Die Trying" in the October issue of Outside Magazine.

Good Reads
2:26 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Nancy Pearl's Pick For Making It In Art (Hint: Be A Man)

Credit Siri Hustvedt's novel "The Blazing World."

Marcie Sillman sits down with book luster Nancy Pearl and learns about the latest novel from author Siri Hustvedt, "The Blazing World, " about one woman's efforts to make it in the art world by using male pseudonyms. 

Local Comedian
1:51 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Brad Upton On Being Almost Famous For 30 Years

Marcie Sillman sits down with Brad Upton to discuss his three decades of working as comedian, but never making it big. 

Author Interview
2:58 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

'The Impulse Society': How The Marketplace Makes Narcissists

Credit Paul Robert's book "The Impuse Society"

Ross Reynolds talks with author Paul Roberts about his book, "The Impulse Society." In it, Roberts argues that the pursuit of short-term self-gratification has serious consequences for today's culture and economic systems.

Good Reads
2:21 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Nancy Pearl's Recommendation: Keep Your Friends Close

Credit Ben Macintyre's book "A Spy Among Friends."

Marcie Sillman gets this week's book recommendation from literary maven Nancy Pearl, who suggests picking up non-fiction spy thriller, "A Spy Among Friends," by Ben Macintyre. It's the account of Kim Philby, who double-crossed British intelligence for the Soviet Union in the height of the Cold War.

Women's Soccer
3:05 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Seattle Taking Notice Of Reigning Women's Team

Seattle Reign FC captain Keelin Winters dribbles around Washington Spirit's Lori Lindsey at Memorial Stadium in downtown Seattle.
Courtesy of Seattle Reign FC/Jane G. Photography

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Reign FC captain Keelin Winters about her path into professional sports and what it's like to play for the National Women's Soccer League in Seattle. The team has had a standout season this year. After posting the best record in the league, their Laura Harvey was named coach of the year and Kim Little was the league MVP. The team plays for the championship on Sunday at Starfire stadium Tukwila.

Good Reads
2:32 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Charles Mudede's Book Picks For Microbes, Capitalism And Mysteries

Flickr Photo/Lockhaven (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with journalist and writer Charles Mudede about his suggestions for books to read before the summer ends: "The Ameoba in the Room," by Nicholas Money; "Willing Slaves of Capital," by Frederic Lordon; and the short stories of G.K. Chesterton.

Good Reads
2:38 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

A Book Pick To Get You As Obsessed With Ants As Sherman Alexie

Author Sherman Alexie in the KUOW studios.
Credit KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Arwen Nicks gets book recommendations from authors Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter.

Alexie has recently become an unofficial ant expert after reading Mark W. Moffett's "Adventures Among Ants," saying that they are the only other species to go to war.

Walter's pick is a novel by Jenny Offil called "Dept. of Speculation."

Rules
9:27 am
Mon July 28, 2014

PHOTOS: Remarkable Seattle Homes In A Sharing Economy

Airstream trailer on lower Queen Anne; $105/night.
Airbnb

“Sharing” has become a popular suffix in the news these days, mostly in regards to transportation like ridesharing and bikesharing. Your living spaces can now get in on the action with sites like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner, which allow you to rent out your home or a room for short stays.

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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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