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Skip Black Friday, Go Outside Says REI

Oct 27, 2015
Mount Rainier, or Tahoma, Tacobet, Ti'Swaq or Pooskaus.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

David Hyde talks to Kevin Paul Scott, co-founder of the branding agency ADDO Worldwide, about REI's announcement to close its stores on Black Friday.

Nancy Pearl
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Marcie Sillman talks to librarian Nancy Pearl about a favorite "comfort book" -- one that she chooses to read over and over again. This week's recommendation is "Larry's Party," by Carol Shields.

Brown marmorated stink bug
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Jeannie Yandel speaks with Washington State University entomologist Elizabeth Beers about a newly discovered parasitic wasp that is preying on an invasive stinkbug. 

Key Arena May Get Second Chance At The NBA

Oct 26, 2015
Key Arena in Seattle Center.
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Ross Reynolds sits down with Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker to discuss why several maritime groups, including the port and longshoremen union, want the city to reconsider Key Arena as a site for potential NBA or NHL teams.

Spawning Coho salmon.
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David Hyde speaks with Bob Anderson, director of the UW Native American Law Center, about why Western Washington tribes are suing the state over culverts that block salmon. 

Ross Reynolds speaks with New York Times reporter Nick Wingfield about after school video game leagues for kids. Wingfield recently took his daughter to a sneak peek at one league in Seattle. 

Seattle City Council District 2 candidates Tammy Morales and Bruce Harrell.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Under the pressure of a mic test at the KUOW studios, Bruce Harrell could not remember the recitation, “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,” so Tammy Morales, his Seattle City Council District 2 opponent, stepped in, noting with a laugh that she has a 5-year-old.

stop sign seattle
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David Hyde talks with cycling advocate Cynthia Gibson about the 'Idaho Stop,' a law that allows cyclists to treat stop signs like yield signs. Gibson is executive director of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance.

rain trees
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David Hyde talks to Knute Berger, writer and historian for Crosscut, about how and why rain is such an important part of a Northwesterner's identity. 

Guns line the walls of the firearms reference collection at the Washington Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Jeannie Yandel sits down with security professional Scott McArthur to discuss the rise of threat assessment teams across the county that work to intervene and prevent violent incidents like mass shootings. McArthur is president of the Northwest chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. 

Bruce Pavitt and Adam Farish show off the 8Stem app, which they expect to launch to the public next year.
KUOW Photo/Ross Reynolds

When you play recorded music you can turn the volume up and down or adjust bass and treble – that’s about it.

Bruce Pavitt, co-founder of Sub Pop records, the record label that unleashed Nirvana on the world, thinks that’s pretty boring. So he’s teaming up with inventor Adam Farish to develop a new music format called 8Stem.

Pavitt and Farish told KUOW’s Ross Reynolds that it will upend recorded music by letting listeners engage more deeply with what they hear.

Howard Lake, north of Stehekin in Washington's North Cascades.
Courtesy of Mike Annee

A lake in the North Cascades should be renamed Howard Lake after a black prospector, the National Park Service said Thursday afternoon in a reversal of its position.

Medical illustration of a heart.
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David Hyde speaks with UW medical researcher Dr. Chuck Murry about receiving a $10 million grant to begin human trials of a revolutionary new treatment for heart disease.  

Ross Reynolds interviews former King County prosecutor Christopher Bayley about his new book, “Seattle Justice: The Rise and Fall of the Police Payoff System in Seattle." 

Beer taps at Elysian Brewing Company.
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David Hyde sits down with Dick Cantwell, co-founder and former head brewer of Elysian Brewing Company, to discuss what the merger of the two biggest beer companies, Anheuser Busch InBev and SABMiller, means for the craft beer industry.