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Neuroscience
4:16 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Brainy Babies: ‘Invisible Bungee Cords’ Explain Early Learning

It's so natural to play patty cake or invite an infant to mimic you - but what's going on in their brains at the time?
Flickr Photo/Evan Long

Stick your tongue out at a newborn, and it will attempt to stick its tongue back at you. Wave your hand, and the baby may wave back. Behavioral psychologists have known for some time how babies love to imitate, but new research from the University of Washington and Temple University sheds light on the neural processes happening within the brain.

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Author Interview
3:59 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Bill Ayers: From Chicago Educator To "Public Enemy"

Bill Ayers' book "Public Enemy."

Marcie Sillman sits down with Bill Ayers who has written a memoir called "Public Enemy" about the time when the Chicago-based educator was accused of being a terrorist affiliated with then-Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential primary debate.

Health Care
4:30 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Washington Insurance Commissioner On Health Plan Cancellations

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.

Marcie Sillman checks in with Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler to find out the truth behind the “discontinuation and replacement notices” that health insurance companies are sending Washingtonians.  And she’ll get an explanation on the battle between Seattle Children’s Hospital and Premera Blue Cross that is playing out over the new health exchange.

News From Canada
4:03 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

The News From Canada: Columbia River Treaty Disagreement And Flak Over Healthcare.gov

Flickr Photo/Christopher Policarpio

Steve Scher talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the Canadian tech firm that's catching flak for problems with Healthcare.gov, a disagreement over the Columbia River treaty and more of the week's news from Canada.

Crime & Courts
4:01 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Tom Hillier, Who Defended Millennium Bomber, To Retire After 32 Years

Tom Hillier, chief federal public defender for Washington's Western District. He plans to retire in February.
Credit KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Tom Hillier is a lanky man with a full head of silver hair and deep-set eyes that can appear vaguely haunted by what he’s seen during his 32 years as a federal public defender in Seattle.

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NSA Leaks
2:56 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

NSA Revelations Could Mean Changes For American Foreign Policy

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Steve Scher talks with political scientist Henry Farrell about the national security concerns that swirl around leakers like Edward Snowden and how publicizing national secrets affects American foreign policy.

World Series
2:56 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Tacoma's Jon Lester Shines In the World Series

Jon Lester, born and raised in Tacoma, has a shot at a World Series title with the Boston Red Sox tonight.
Flickr Photo/Keith Allison

Marcie Sillman interviews Rick Barnhart, the high school baseball coach of Jon Lester at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, about what it's like to see his former player compete in the World Series. Lester is a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and will capture the World Series title tonight if Boston beats the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLS Cup
2:55 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

The Seattle Sounders Face Their First Test In The Playoffs

Seattle Sounders captain Mauro Rosales will need to lead the team to victory tonight against Colorado in order to advance to play rival Portland in the playoffs on Saturday.
Flickr Photo/Jim Culp

Marcie Sillman previews the Seattle Sounders playoffs campaign with Steve Clare, president of the North American Soccer Reporters and editor or Prost Amerika Soccer. The Sounders have been in a slump, going winless in their last seven matches, and face the Colorado Rapids tonight at home in a game that they must win in order to advance in post-season.

USA Freedom Act
2:55 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Congress Considers Restrictions On NSA Domestic Surveillance

Flickr Photo/Chris Hardie

Steve Scher talks with Washington Representative Susan DelBene about USA Freedom Act which could limit the NSA's ability to collect data in the US.

Author Interview
5:08 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

One Family, Lots Of History

David Laskin's book "The Family."

Steve Scher talks with David Laskin about his book, “The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of The Twentieth Century," in which he delves into his own family history to find stories of emigration, destruction and renewal.

Organ Donation
3:47 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Would You Sell Your Kidney For $10,000?

Flickr Photo/un_owen

Marcie Sillman speaks with Dr. Braden Manns, a Canadian nephrologist, who found that offering financial incentives could solve the donor shortage problem.

Environment
3:44 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Pacific Coast Action Plan On Climate And Energy Ambitious, But Lacking Legal Value

Steve Scher talks with David Roberts, energy and politics writer for Grist, about the ambitious new climate change agreement brokered by Washington Governor Jay Inslee along with the governors of California and Oregon and the Premier of British Columbia. However, the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy has no legal value, leading critics to question its significance.

Adoption Laws
3:36 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

How Do We Better Protect Adopted Children In Washington?

Rep. Mary Helen Roberts

Marcie Sillman talks with Rep. Mary Helen Roberts about  her plans to change Washington's adoption laws to better protect children from abuse. Her last bill died in committee, but she has plans to continue her efforts in the 2014 legislative session.

Abortion Law
3:36 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Texas Court Rejects Portions Of Controversial Abortion Law, Which Side Won?

Earlier this year, people protesting restrictive abortion laws in Texas staged a sit-in at the state capitol. The bill passed, but key portions were blocked by a recent court ruling.
Flickr Photo/Lauren Gerson

Marcie Sillman talks with Dahlia Lithwick, writer for Slate, about the ruling in Texas that blocked part of the state’s restrictive abortion law.

International Diplomacy
3:36 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Saudi Arabia's Influence In Syria And The Middle East

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Prince Fahd bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Defense, this April in Saudi Arabia. Since then, the relationship between the US has been in flux, particularly in regards to Syria.
Flickr Photo/Secretary of Defense

Steve Scher discusses the changing relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States with Frederic Wehrey, senior associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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