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Marcie Sillman talks to Cathy Allen, political consultant and president of The Connections Group, about Washington state's political clout in Congress now that the majority party is Republican.

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Marcie Sillman talks with real estate appraiser Richard Hagar about how the influx of people to Seattle has caused housing prices region-wide to skyrocket, even in rural areas.

New Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang
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The first sign that change has come to Seattle Opera is on the walls.

Many of the temporary partitions that for years divided the Opera's administrative office into a warren of cubicles are gone. The cramped room feels bigger, or at least roomier. There's space to breath.

New General Director Aidan Lang has performed a similar surgery on his corner office. Gone is predecessor Speight Jenkins' couch and stuffed animals. In its place are a neatly organized desk and a business-like round table and chairs.

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The 2015 state legislative session kicks off on Monday. One issue that is top of mind for lawmakers around the state is transportation. For King County Executive Dow Constantine it means getting approval from the state to continue moving forward on a Sound Transit high capacity rail program. Constantine sat down with KUOW's Ross Reynolds to discuss his vision for Light Rail in the Puget Sound region.

Dow Constantine in the KUOW studios.
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Ross Reynolds talks to King County Executive Dow Constantine about the transportation issues facing the county this year.

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Jeannie Yandel talks with John Marzluff, author of "Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods With Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, And Other Wildlife," about the crow invasion in Sunnyside, Washington.

How Canada Will Change In 2015

Jan 7, 2015

Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist with the Vancouver Sun, about upcoming Canadian elections and the devastation wreaked by low oil prices on the economy.

Demonstrators in Seattle form a human chain around City Hall in support of a $15 minimum wage in April 2014.
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Seattle starts phasing in a higher minimum wage on April 1 this year. The key term here is "phasing in." Everyone receiving the minimum wage won’t immediately get $15 an hour.

KUOW’s Deborah Wang sat down with Ross Reynolds to explain.

Seattle Medical Marijuana van, usually parked outside a dispensary on Fremont Avenue near the Woodland Park Zoo. Tensions have mounted between medical marijuana entities and state-licensed pot shops.
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Ross Reynolds talks with John Davis, owner of the Northwest Patient Resource Center, about why we wants medical marijuana to be regulated by the state. Davis is also executive director of the Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics, a cannabis industry group.

Marcie Sillman talks with Jackson Brown, manager of the University of Washington's e-sports team, the Purple Castor Mignons, about the team's big win in 2014 and how e-sports is making a splash on the Seattle campus.

Executive Constantine and a Seattle delegation visited Boston and New Jersey to learn about their universal preschool models in 2014.
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Ross Reynolds talks to King County Executive Dow Constantine about his proposed program, "Best Starts For Kids," which would help build early education programs in King County.

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Ross Reynolds talks to Andrea Seabrook, founder of DecodeDC, about how local initiatives create laws in spite of the stalemate in Congress.

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Marcie Sillman talks to librarian Nancy Pearl about her recommendation for the week: "Spooner," a novel by Pete Dexter that Pearl first read in 2009 and still loves.

How To Print A Hand From Home

Jan 6, 2015
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 Marcie Sillman speaks with Ivan Owen, co-creator of a 3D printed hand design that inspired a collaborative online community to make prosthetics for people on limited budgets.

Charles R. Johnson with Ralph Ellison
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As a teenager, University of Washington professor emeritus Charles Johnson discovered a book on yoga and meditation on his mom’s bookshelf that sparked his interest in practicing Buddhism.

Johnson spoke with Marcie Sillman on KUOW’s The Record to discuss the intersection of race, religion and his writing. His newest book is called “Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice.”

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