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Seattle Politics
3:26 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Mayor Murray: 'We Need A 21st Century Budgeting System'

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in the KUOW studios.
Credit KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Marcie Sillman talks to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray about his new Labor Standards Office and the city's  budget priorities.

Good Reads
2:11 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Nancy Pearl's Thrilling Seasonal Selection

What better place to curl up with a spooky fall read than the University of Washington's Suzzallo Library?
Flickr Photo/B Gallatin (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman gets a thrilling recommendation from book maven Nancy Pearl, just in time for Halloween. This week, Pearl suggests picking up "The Distance," by Helen Giltrow.

2:09 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

How Youth Unemployment Could Drag Down Our Future Economy

Ross Reynolds talks with Tom Allison, policy and research manager for the Millennial advocacy group Young Invincibles, about youth employment in the United States.

Dueling Ballots
2:07 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

What Should We Learn From California's Strict Gun Laws?

Patrons survey merchandise at a gun show.
Flickr Photo/M Glasgow (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Stan Goldman, law professor at Loyola Law School, about how gun laws and gun culture compare in California and Washington state.

For more KUOW elections coverage, visit the Election Connection page.  

3:48 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Is A Dedicated Tablet Reader Passe?

Marcie Sillman talks with Geekwire co-founder Todd Bishop about the latest tech news, including tablets, smartwatches and a new app on the market for ordering coffee. 

Background Checks
3:07 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

591 Or 594? Former Cops Differ On Gun Control

Ross Reynolds talks with two former law enforcement officials on opposite sides of this fall's gun ballot measures. 

Don Pierce is a former Bellingham police chief and the former executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. He supports 594, which calls for stricter background checks. 

William Burris is a retired detective and spokesman for the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. He supports Initiative 591, which would limit the restrictions the state can place on gun ownership.

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2:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Pastor Frank Schaefer On Officiating Son's Gay Marriage In Methodist Church

United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia.
Credit AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Ross Reynolds talks with Frank Schaefer, author of "Defrocked: How A Father's Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church," about his decision to officiate his son's same-sex marriage and the ensuing case over his dismissal from position as pastor in the Methodist church.

11:44 am
Mon October 20, 2014

SAM's Fresh Look At Pop Art

Roy Lichtenstein's Study For Vicki, 1964.
Credit Seattle Art Museum

When you walk into Seattle Art Museum’s Pop Art exhibition, Pop Departures, artist Roy Lichtenstein’s red, yellow and blue paintings seem to explode off the walls.

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3:15 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Will Seattle's LGBT Catholics Reunite With The Church?

St. James Cathedral in Seattle.
Credit Flickr Photo/Joe Wolf (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel talks with Leo Egashira, representative for Dignity Seattle, which ministers to LGBT Catholics, about the Vatican's gay-positive statements coming from an ongoing synod of cardinals.

Seattle History
2:40 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

After 50 Years, Friends Of The Pike Place Market Still Seem Like Revolutionaries

The iconic sign of the Pike Place Market.
Credit Flickr Photo/Jonathan Cohen (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of the Pike Place Market by speaking with international market consultant David O'Neil. O'Neil says the Friends' efforts to save Pike Place Market turned the tide for public markets all over America.

Election 2014
2:03 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Oregon Votes On New Primary System

Ross Reynolds talks to Chris Lehman, reporter for the Northwest News Network and OPB, about Measure 90, which would change Oregon's primary system. Similar to Washington, the two candidates with the most votes would move forward to the general election, regardless of their party affiliate.  

1:51 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Why Does Your Gut Bacteria Love Granny Smith?

What's the truth behind "an apple a day"?
Flicker Photo/Deborah Fitchett (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman speaks with Washington State University researcher Dr. Giuliana Noratto about why an apple a day just might keep obesity away.

Elections 2014
1:49 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

How Is Governor Inslee Voting?

Credit Flickr Photo/Vox Efx (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Governor Jay Inlsee about how he's voting in the upcoming election. 

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3:51 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

PHOTOS: Seattle Nurse Trains Health Workers In Liberia

A mural in Liberia warns of Ebola.
Credit Courtesy Karin Huster

There is no shaking of hands in Liberia.

Instead, people elbow their hellos.

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2:44 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Is Class Size That Important In Education?

Credit Flickr Photo/Chris Campbell (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Diane Schanzenbach, associate professor of human development and social policy at Northwestern University, about what research says about the efficacy of class size in education. 

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