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Coming up on The Record, 7/29: a recommendation from book hugger Nancy Pearl, the story of Nell Pickerell, and the history of the Second Amendment

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Digital Campaigns
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

What Makes A Successful Digital Activist?

Members of the Digital Activism Research Project.
Courtesy of Digital Activism Research Project

Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Philip Howard, leader of the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, about his research on digital activist.

Same-Sex Marriage AnniversaryMore from KUOW
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Washington's Same-Sex Marriage Impact

Family, friends and media gather in the Grand Lobby of Seattle’s City Hall to witness over 100 couples take their wedding vows on December 9, 2012.
KUOW Photo/Michael Clinard

David Hyde speaks with  Peter Nicolas, a University of Washington law professor, about the impact of the popular vote to legalize same-sex marriage on the one-year anniversary of the first legal weddings in this state. 

Wage Debate
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Seattle Politics: How Likely Is A $15 Minimum Wage Hike?

A fast-food worker participates in a one-day strike to encourage a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

David Hyde spoke with Publicola news editor Erica C. Barnett about Seattle politics and the movement to hike the minimum wage.

Avoiding Complications
4:26 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

How To Stay Safe During Your Next Hospital Visit

Flickr Photo/cursedthing

Ross Reynolds checks in with Consumer Union's Lisa McGiffert about how to prepare for a hospital visit to minimize your risk of infection or complications.  McGiffert heads the Safe Patient Project, the campaign that put out "Your Hospital Survival Guide" for Consumer Reports.

Trade Agreement Anniversary
4:26 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

How Washington State Ended Up A NAFTA Winner

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton about the impact of NAFTA on Washington state's economy.

Fighting Darkness With Humor
4:16 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Comic Artist Allie Brosh: The 'Responsibility Of Being Alive'

Allie Brosh sketching the KUOW staff a souvenir in studio.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Allie Brosh’s artistic style on her popular illustrated blog, Hyperbole and a Half, is, as she described it, purposefully crude.

“I feel it’s a more accurate representation of me then I am,” she told The Record’s Arwen Nicks. “It’s a better way to convey what I’m trying to say and to get my sense of humor across then say a more realistic drawing.”

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Holiday Shopping
1:55 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

For Sale At UW Surplus: Size 18 Football Shoes, Creepy Dolls, A Spittoon

Eric Wahl with a potholder from Namibia
Credit Ross Reynolds

When someone wants to get rid of anything at the University of Washington – and seriously, anything – it typically gets turned over to the UW Surplus Store.

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Natural Mystery
1:19 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Likely Builder Of Mima Mounds? Hint: It’s Furry, Tiny And Tireless

Mima mounds near Olympia, Wash.
Credit Flickr Photo/Washington State Department of Natural Resources

For centuries, Mima mounds have mystified.

How were they created? How do they stay so impeccably maintained?

Mima mounds are hillocks, piles of dirt upchucked from the ground. They are sometimes covered in grass, giving them the illusion of a knoll. There are millions in California’s Central Valley; near Olympia, Wash. is the Mima Prairie, where the mounds got their name.

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Good Reads
3:38 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Picks From The Different Worlds Of Graphic Novels

Everyone's favorite librarian, Nancy Pearl, as an action figure.
Credit KUOW Photo

Steve Schers gets this week's reading recommendations from Nancy Pearl. Her picks for graphic novels include the fantasy “Castle Waiting” by Linda Medley, Joe Sacco’s  World War I epic“ The Great War” and two memoirs by Lat, “Kampung Boy” and “Town Boy.”

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Student Activism
3:35 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Divestment: How Local Students Fought Apartheid

From African Activists Archive Project's Facebook page.

David Hyde speaks with Philip Goldman, former student activist and leader of Students Against Apartheid at the University of Washington, about the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela and the impacts of the divestment movement in the 1980s.

The Students Against Apartheid were instrumental in convincing the University to divest assets of companies that did business with South Africa.

Boeing And The 777x
2:34 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Boeing Has A "Wish List" For Site Of 777x

Flickr Photo/Chuck Taylor (CC BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with The Seattle Times' aerospace reporter Dominic Gates about Boeing's "must haves" and "would likes" from the cities vying for the 777x production site.

Marijuana Retail
2:32 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

City Attorney Wants More Pot Stores In Seattle To Curb Black Market

Flickr Photo/Dank Depot

David Hyde talks with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes about his request to the state Liquor Control Board for more recreational marijuana stores in Seattle.

Town Hall Seattle
2:32 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Telling Stories Through Comics And Science

Ellen Forney and David Montgomery
Credit From Ellen Forney's Facebook page, University of Washington

Marcie Silman discusses the art of storytelling with University of Washington geologist David Montgomery and Ellen Forney, cartoonist and author of "Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me."

Local Sports Update
2:32 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Huskies Get A New Football Coach; Mariners Reportedly Get A Superstar

Flickr Photo/Craig Baerwaldt

Marcie Sillman talks with Art Thiel from Sports Press Northwest about the University of Washington hiring a new head football coach and the Seattle Mariners reportedly signing superstar second baseman Robinson Cano.

Film Is Truth
10:51 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Will Scarecrow Video's 25th Birthday Be The Last?

A Seattle institution: Scarecrow Video on Roosevelt Way in the University District.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ross Reynolds

Scarecrow Video, Seattle’s largest video rental store, has an animation room. It has French comedies from the 1960s that aren’t even available in France. It has rows of films listed by obscure directors and the entire DVD box set of thirtysomething (which, upon reflection, perhaps it shouldn’t).

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