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Taxes
2:43 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

A Pack Of Smokes Might Get Pricier

Flickr Photo/Valerie Everett (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Sandeep Kaushik, spokesperson for the initiative that is looking at increasing the tax on tobacco by $1 in order to fund a cancer prevention program.

City Council Proposal
2:43 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Former Obama Administration Economist On Seattle's Proposed Minimum Wage Hike

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and former chief economist and economic adviser in the Obama Administration.
Credit Flickr Photo/University of Michigan's Ford School (CC-BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde interviews Jared Bernstein, former chief economist for the Obama Administration, about the proposed minimum wage hike in Seattle. 

Aging Infrastructure
2:42 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Math Error, 50 Years Later, Caused Wanapum Dam Crack

Washington Governor Jay Inslee toured the cracked Wanapum Dam on Wednesday.
Credit Governor's Office

Ross Reynolds speaks with Anna King, inland correspondent for the Northwest News Network, about the recent discovery by engineers that a 50-year-old math error is to blame for a large crack in the Wanapum Dam.

Seattle Parks
2:07 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

As Seattle Considers Parks District, Tacoma Serves As Useful Comparison

Wright Park, located on the edge of downtown, was established in 1890.
Credit Metro Parks Tacoma

Ross Reynolds speaks with Jack Wilson, executive director of Metro Parks Tacoma, about how a Parks District differs from a Parks Department. Tacoma has had a parks district since April 1907; Seattle voters will decide whether to establish a Seattle Park District in August 2014.

Cage Fighting Ministers
10:43 am
Fri May 16, 2014

'I Can Love My Neighbor And Punch Him In The Face'

Preston "Pastor of Disaster" Hocker, KUOW's Ross Reynolds and Bryan Storkel, co-director of the documentary "Fight Church" in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Ross Reynolds interviews Bryan Storkel, the co-director of a new documentary called "Fight Church" about cage fighting Christian ministers, and Preston Hocker, one of those ministers who is known as the "Pastor of Disaster." 

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Seattle Police
3:44 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Former Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel Reflects On His Career

Former interim Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel.
Credit SPD Photo

Ross Reynolds sits down with former interim Police Chief Jim Pugel to reflect on his 31 year career with the Seattle Police Department, the future of policing and his current work with the Open Society Foundation.

Early Childhood Education
3:06 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Preschool For All, A Sliding Scale For Most: The Plan For Pre-K In Seattle

A member of a Seattle delegation, King County Executive Dow Constanine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray visited Boston and New Jersey this year to learn about their universal preschool models.
Flickr Photo/Dow Constantine (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess about the recently unveiled proposal to fund universal pre-K in Seattle. The proposal was announced today by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, Councilmember Burgess, and Seattle Schools Superintendent Jose Banda. If approved by the City Council, the proposal will be forwarded to the November ballot.

Noise Pollution
3:06 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

When The Growlers Fly, The Noise 'Rips The Fabric Of The Universe Apart'

Sailors and Pilots Prepare to Launch an EA-18G Growler.
Flickr Photo/U.S. Pacific Fleet (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Caryn Andrews, Citizens of the Ebey's Reserve co-founder, about her group's complaints over the military planes that fly low and register at over 110 decibels. Reynolds also speaks with Captain Michael Nortier from the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station about the military's response and why they won't be moving the planes anytime soon.

Police Chief Search
3:06 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

SPD Chief Candidate Has A Long Resume Of Police Reform

Former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole at a press conference in 2005. O'Toole is a candidate for Seattle Police chief.
Credit AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Ross Reynolds talks to Seattle Police Chief candidate Kathleen O'Toole about low-level crime enforcement and her experience working with the Justice Department. O'Toole is one of the three candidates for Seattle Police Chief. Mayor Ed Murray will announce his final decision on Monday.

Adventure Playgrounds
2:25 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

The Emerging Movement To Make Play More Risky

David Hyde speaks with Atlantic writer Hanna Rosin about the emerging movement to create playgrounds that foster independence and creativity, and to the Recreation Supervisor on Mercer Island, which started one of the first “Adventure Playgrounds” in the U.S.  

Arts
11:42 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Ben Moore, Who Guided Seattle Rep Through Recession, Retires

Seattle Repertory Theatre's Ben Moore
Credit Seattle Repertory Theatre/Alan Alabastro

After almost three decades on the job, Seattle Repertory Theatre Managing Director Ben Moore will retire at the end of June.

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Work And Play
3:43 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Researcher: More Recess Improves Student Attention

Flickr Photo/drpavloff

Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Anthony Pellegrini, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Minnesota, about the role of recess in schools. Dr. Pellegrini has been researching the importance of recess since the early 1980s.

News From Canada
3:43 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

From Canada: Liberal Party Expected To Be Pro-Choice, HIV Testing, And Rail Crash Update

Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Flickr Photo/Joseph Morris (CC-BY-NC-ND)

David Hyde talks to Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the latest news from Canada. Topics include Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau telling his party they better support pro-choice legislation, or else; the government in British Columbia encouraging people to get routine HIV testing; and an update on the Canadian rail crash of last July.

Politics & Government
3:35 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Ralph Nader Chats About New Book, Seattle’s Minimum Wage Debate

Credit Ralph Nader's new book "Unstoppable."

David Hyde speaks with Ralph Nader about Seattle's minimum wage debate and his new book: “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle The Corporate State.”

Minimum Wage
3:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Special: Stakeholders, Listeners Discuss Minimum Wage

Demonstrators in Seattle formed a human chain around City Hall in support of a $15 minimum wage in April.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

Steve Scher sits down with three stakeholders in the minimum wage debate: James Parker, a volunteer for the organization 15Now, who currently makes $12 an hour; Howard Wright, co-founder of the Seattle Hospitality Group and co-chair of the mayor's Income Inequality Advisory Committee; and Judith Gille, founder and  co-owner of City People's Mercantile and Garden Store.

Scher asks his panelists to discuss how we got to this point, the mayor's proposal to reach a $15 minimum wage and how that wage would impact their lives. We also take your calls.

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