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Southern Ice Storm
1:51 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Weather Experts: It's 'Wrong' To Call Atlanta Storm Unexpected

Traffic is snarled along the I-285 perimeter north of Atlanta's metro area Wednesday. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has called Tuesday's snow storm "unexpected" — prompting a response from weather forecasters.
David Tulis/AP

Meteorologists are used to people faulting their weather predictions. But when Georgia's Gov. Nathan Deal called Tuesday's crippling winter storm "unexpected," he drew responses from several forecasters. One answer came from the head of the American Meteorological Society, who also lives in Georgia.

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Winter Recipe
12:26 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Lentil Salad With Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette

Sara Dickerman's lentil salad with spicy mustard vinaigrette.
Credit KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

In the Pacific Northwest we're not pummeled by the Polar Vortex, but winter does drag on. By the end of January, we start to jones for daylight and fresh produce. The fruits and vegetables of summer won't be here anytime soon, but chef and food writer Sara Dickerman has created a salad that will add a little zip to the gray, mid-winter days.

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Food
11:02 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Get Extra Points For Super Bowls Of Dips And Spreads

Laura B. Weiss for NPR

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 12:39 pm

I'm not a big football fan. However, I look forward every year to Super Bowl Sunday. Who can argue with a day that, let's face it, is as devoted to partying as it is to the matchup on the field. So every time another Super Bowl rolls around, we invite a bunch of friends over for some beer, some eats and, of course, some serious game-watching.

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Home Away From Home
7:59 am
Wed January 29, 2014

In LA, Sports Bars Face Off Over Seahawks And Broncos

Cedric James Morris, founder of the Los Angeles Seahawks fan group, stands outside Backstage, in Culver City. The bar has become so overrun with Seahawks fans on Sundays that Morris has a list of overflow bars he hands out to fans when Backstage fills up.
KPCC Photo/Ben Bergman

The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will be facing off in New Jersey in Super Bowl XLVIII this weekend. In Los Angeles there will also be a contest, of two rival sports bars.

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Health
7:45 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Yoga May Help Overcome Fatigue After Breast Cancer

People practice yoga at a fundraiser for a breast cancer foundation in Hong Kong.
Ed Jones/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 8:11 am

Exercise helps recovery after cancer treatment, but fatigue can make working out hard. Yoga can help reduce fatigue for breast cancer survivors, a study finds. It's one of a growing number of efforts using randomized controlled trials to see if the ancient practice offers medical benefits.

Women who took a yoga class three hours a week for three months reported less fatigue compared with a group of breast cancer survivors who did not do yoga.

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News From Canada
7:43 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Keystone, Winter Olympics, And Seahawks Fever

Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer has the latest news from Canada.
Flickr Photo/Christopher Policarpio

David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about an ad blasting Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the State of the Union, the upcoming Winter Olympics and Seahawks fever spreading north of the border.

Local Food
7:43 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Exploring Artisan Cheese Of The Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is home to a variety of artisan cheese.
Flickr Photo/SkĂĄnska Matupplevelser

Marcie Sillman sits down with cheese writer Tami Parr about local artisan cheese and her latest book, "Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History."

Poetry
4:11 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Elizabeth Austen Named 2014 Washington State Poet Laureate

Washington state's new poet laureate Elizabeth Austen.
Courtesy of Fat Yeti Photography

Elizabeth Austen has been bringing poetry to KUOW listeners since 2001. Now, her audience is going to get even bigger.

Austen was recently named Washington’s next poet laureate. An accomplished poet herself, her goal in the new role is to reach out to all 39 counties in the state with workshops, readings and poet interviews: to “celebrate and highlight” the wealth of resources available in Washington to writers and readers alike.

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Sports
4:09 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

What It's Like To Cover The Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks face the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl XLVIII.
Flickr Photo/Matthew Black

David Hyde catches up with Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times columnist and radio host, about what it's like to cover the Super Bowl.

Book Interview
4:07 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Sex and Synapses: Rethinking Female Sexuality

Naomi Wolf's book "Vagina: A New Biography."

Steve Scher sits down with feminist writer Naomi Wolf to talk about her book, "Vagina: A New Biography." In it she explores the scientific and cultural connections between the human brain and female sexuality.

This interview originally aired on December 4, 2012.

Author Interview
1:27 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Exploring Relationships Through Time And Space

Author Ruth Ozeki in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Steve Scher talks with author Ruth Ozeki about her latest novel, "A Tale For The Time Being."

Music
10:50 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Grammys 2014: Big Night For Seattle Musicians

Ryan Lewis, left, and Macklemore accept the award for best new artist at the 2014 Grammy Awards.
AP Photo/Matt Sayles

David Hyde checks in with NPR pop music correspondent Ann Powers on what Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' big Grammy sweep means for the Northwest music scene.

Sports
9:53 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Super Bowl Tickets Are 'Cheap,' And Weather Isn't Only Reason

Tickets? Tickets? Anybody need tickets? Some are available to Sunday's Super Bowl in New Jersey at "bargain" prices.
Charlie Riedel AP

Sure, the game-time temperature's going to be in the low-30s or high-20s at Sunday's Super Bowl in New Jersey.

But brokers say that's not the only reason why tickets to the game aren't going for super-high prices on the websites where they're being resold.

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Sports
9:42 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Broken Ribs Can't Stop Seattle Skier's Drive To Compete In Winter Olympics

Roberto Carcelen of Seattle carried the Peruvian flag at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He is tabbed to be Peru's flag bearer again in Sochi.
Jude Freeman Wikimedia

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 4:30 pm

It's every Olympic athlete's worst nightmare: After years of preparation, training and fundraising, an accident mere weeks before the Olympic Games derails everything.

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Word Blitz
4:19 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

5 Football Terms Every Seahawks Fan Should Know

The Legion of Boom bus.
Credit Flickr Photo/Dena Rosko (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Just like learning acronyms at a new workplace, catching on to the Seahawks’ lexicon can be daunting for the uninitiated. Ben Zimmer, linguist and self-described “word nerd,” helps us break down the terms that are flying around as often as a 12th Man flag.

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