This American Life

Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - noon on KUOW
Ira Glass

Ira Glass hosts riveting explorations of a theme  — fiascos, sentencing, conventions — through a mix of radio monologues, mini–documentaries, found tape, original fiction and nonfiction. What is This American Life? It's "like movies for radio."

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Podcasts

  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 5:00pm
    Stories of meddling, snooping, and just getting way, way up in other people's business. A cellphone hidden in a bag of chips starts a messy turf war between the FBI and a local sheriff; and a surprising handbook lets us peek into the secret world of professional cheerleading. Plus: Studs Terkel.
Patent Battles
5:26 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Bellevue-Based Intellectual Ventures Now Targeting Financial Firms

Intellectual Ventures co-founder Nathan Myhrvold giving a TED Talk in 2010.
Flickr Photo/Red Maxwell

After numerous high-profile lawsuits against tech companies, a Bellevue-based patent company is now setting its sights on the financial industry.

On Tuesday, Intellectual Ventures announced it has filed lawsuits against two banks, JP Morgan Chase and Fifth Third Bank, for patent infringement. This is Intellectual Ventures’ second round of lawsuits targeting financial firms in the past week. On May 29, the company filed suit against First National Bank of Omaha and PNC.

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