It’s Friday—time to talk over the week’s news. The president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Rich O’Neill has said he’ll accept the DOJ reforms and urges the members of the police union to do the same. The state is preparing for a shutdown if a deal is not made on the budget. Airbus expresses its interest in Washington state, as Boeing’s 787 faces more trouble in the air. Our regular panel is in to discuss the news of the week. What news piqued your interest this week? Share your thoughts by email.
Farm Bill Is Defeated It used to be relatively easy to pass the Farm Bill. Not this time. The Bill was defeated in the House What happened? What does that mean for farmers and people on food stamps? Todd Zwillich the Washington correspondent for The Takeaway explains what’s next for the Farm Bill.
The News From Space NBC News Digital science editor Alan Boyle discusses the latest news in physical and space science.
A Conversation With Stan Freberg Stan Freberg is a well-loved humorist and satirist of radio and television. He and his wife Hunter Freberg appear live in the KUOW studios to reflect on his career.
Video highlights from our interview with the Frebergs
That's the premise of Ignite Seattle, a regular worldwide event where presenters get five minutes to get a point across. Speakers at May’s event touched on a variety of topics, including busking in Pike Place Market, stalking strangers online and teaching children how to fail.
Ignite Seattle 20 took place at Town Hall on May 16. The talk was moderated by Seattle Times columnist Monica Guzman.
In the last 12 months there has been a series of political trials in Russia. First there was the punk rock group Pussy Riot. Then, demonstrators from the anti-Putin protest movement faced the court followed by the rising star of the opposition, Alexei Navalny. Some say Putin is using the justice system to shut down their political rivals and that this kind of injustice is accelerating.
When This Whole Thing Started
It began ten years ago with the arrest of the oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He has been in prison ever since. First, he was in Siberia. Now, he's at the edge of the Arctic. His mother travels vast distances to visit him.
Today on KUOW Presents, we join her on that long, cold train ride.
“Everyone’s a critic,” the saying goes. And more and more, that’s becoming less a figure of speech and more a statement of fact. In the age of Yelp, customer reviews and carefully curated blogs, do professional critics matter anymore? If the lines are blurring between customer reviews and professional criticism, what are we losing? David Hyde talks to professional critic Daniel Mendelsohn, freelance critic Douglas Wolk, and Jim DeRogatis from public radio program Sound Opinions about the importance of critics in the age of crowdsourcing.
A new national study by the Department of Housing and Urban Development found that same-sex couples are discriminated against in the rental housing market. Researchers sent two emails inquiring about a rental property: one posing as a gay couple, the other as a straight couple. We spoke to a senior official at the department of Housing and Urban Development about what these results show. David Hyde hears from Edlira Kuka from Solid Ground, a nonprofit that focuses on housing and homeless prevention, on what to do if you face this kind of discrimination.
Amazon has a new game plan: same-day delivery. By building warehouses in the middle of large metropolitan areas, Amazon wants to bring you groceries and goods immediately. That’s big competition for traditional retail, and some people are speculating it could mean the end of traditional retail. David Hyde talks to Patty Edwards, retail analyst and the chief investment officer for Trutina Financial about how Amazon is changing consumerism.
SCOTUS, DOMA And Proposition 8 The Supreme Court is due to make a decision soon on two major cases effecting marriage equality. Law professor at the University of Washington,Peter Nicolas explains what we can expect from SCOTUS in the coming days.
The Center Holds Jonathan Alter has spent more than two decades covering national politics in Washington, D.C. In his new book “The Center Holds,” he examines the challenges President Obama faced in his 2012 reelection campaign, from a Republican Party determined to retake control of Congress and millions in unregulated campaign spending, to Obama’s own distaste for politics.
Radio Retrospective: Radio Expert Frank Buxton Frank Buxton is an expert on the Golden Age of Radio and a voice talent to be reckoned with.
Recommended Eating Food writer Sara Dickerman joins us with a lunch recommendation. This time she recommends Shanik. Prefer to cook for yourself? She reviews "Mr. Wilkinson's Vegetables."
"I will no longer mispronounce myself," resolves Phin Dauphin in "Baritone Without a Body."
A self-described "gender fluid person," Dauphin says the poem was written while part of a slam poetry team preparing to represent Seattle at Brave New Voices, an international poetry festival. "Baritone Without a Body" aims to document the path taken to understand Dauphin's gender, and reflects a deep regard for language rooted in the experience of growing up in a household where English, Spanish, French and Creole were spoken on a daily basis.
Seattle Police Union President Backs DOJ Reforms The president of the Seattle Police Officers' Guild Rich O'Neill is now urging members to accept the reforms the Department of Justice has mandated. Seattle Times reporter Steve Miletich explains O'Neill's position.
Art Of Our City When Seattle Theater Group took over the Neptune Theatre, the idea was the use the historic venue for concerts and other live performances. Now STG has launched a program to provide the Neptune free of charge for community group shows. Vicky Lee from STG and Bill Anderson, producer of "Out And In," explains the launch of "Nights At The Neptune."
We Hate Our Jobs! A new Gallup poll suggests that seven out of 10 workers are “checked out” or “actively disengaged” at work. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Dean of the University of Washington Bothell School of Business explains how the workplace has changed and why that would lead to dissatisfaction.
Who Replaces Speight Jenkins? Seattle Opera General Director Speight Jenkins has been at his job for three decades, but next year one of the region’s best known arts leaders will step down. After more than a year, and an international search, Jenkins’ successor has been named: Aidan Lang, current Director of New Zealand Opera. He talks about what he’ll bring to one of Seattle’s oldest art institutions.
Ask most people what instrument opens the Beatles' song “Strawberry Fields Forever” and they'll tell you: it’s a flute. But it's not a flute.
Meet the Mellotron. It's an analog instrument from the 1960s that connects dozens of loops of audio tape, each with a single, pre-recorded note, to a keyboard. It was a clunky and expensive precursor to synthesizers and modern music sampling.
Its inventors intended it as a replacement for an orchestra. At that task, it failed miserably. But musicians in the 1960s and 1970s fell in love with the instrument’s odd sound. That sound defined a musical era. And today, its quirky guts full of tape and levers looks very old school. Yet it's made a comeback, and is popular with modern musicians like Arcade Fire.
This is the second installment of Getting Fresh with Sheryl, The Conversation’s new segment, where we tell you about fresh and local fruits and veggies. Sheryl Wiser manages the Puget Sound Fresh program at the Cascade Harvest Coalition. Today she talks to David Hyde about the incredible versatility of strawberries. Plus, when are they in season, and where can you get really good ones?
Canada, Culture And Commerce Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada, including the arrest of the mayor of Montreal. Everett Herald film critic Robert Horton reviews "Bling Ring" and "World War Z," opening this weekend. Are these movies signs of the impending fall of the empire? Then, Michele Matassa-Flores of the Puget Sound Business Journal brings us the region’s latest economic news.
Photographing Midway Island Seattle-based photographer Chris Jordan has traveled around the world to document mass consumption and the waste that results from it. His most recent work is focused on Midway Island, an atoll thousands of miles from the nearest land mass. Jordan documented the impact of ocean detritus on Midway’s native albatross species. The result is Jordan’s first film, to be released later this year. But “Midway” is about more than birds. How did this work affect the photographer himself?
Understanding Post Traumatic Stress And Traumatic Brain Injuries There are many invisible wounds soldiers in combat face. Thirty-six percent of soldiers have traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress as a result of their time in the military. General Peter Chiarelli retired from his position as Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army after serving as a combat commander in Iraq for two tours. He is now the CEO of One Mind for Research, where he works to get rid of the stigma service members and veterans face when they seek assistance for PTSD and traumatic brain injury.