The Record: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | KUOW News and Information

The Record: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017

We're learning more about how an Amtrak train derailed onto I-5 near DuPont on Monday. Guest host Jeannie Yandel talks with KUOW's John Ryan and a former federal railroad safety investigator about what happened, and what questions remain.

Then, it's possible to write 2,600 pages about bread and still not know exactly why fresh baked bread smells so good. We'll talk with Nathan Myhrvold, co-author of the five-volume Modernist Bread cookbook.

And why did a story about a little girl having a nightmare about a giant rat king become a holiday standard? KUOW's Marcie Sillman shares the strange history of the Nutcracker.

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