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Sound Of The Day
3:12 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Sounds Of The Day 11.12.13 - 11.14.13

Sea lions with downtown Seattle in the background.
Flickr Photo/Beth Hoffman

What interesting sounds do you hear throughout your day? Our days are full of sounds of bus engines, computer keyboards, birds chirping and leaves crunching. Our listeners record 30 seconds of an interesting sound they encounter. Write a short story and sent your recording to The Record.

Tuesday, November 12

Listener Heather recorded the squeaky footman of her Lendrum Double Treadle spinning wheel named Charybdis.

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Author Interview
3:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Women In Politics Are Always Running

Rebecca Sive's book "Every Day Is Election Day."

Steve Scher talks to Rebecca Sive, author of “Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide To Winning Any Office, From The PTA To The White House."

Human Services
3:06 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

New Focus For King County's Plan To End Homelessness

Flickr Photo/Romi Chiorean

Ross Reynolds talks with Adrienne Quinn, the new director of the Department of Community and Human Services and member of the Committee to End Homelessness.

Elections 2013
1:45 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Kshama Sawant Is A Socialist, But What Does That Even Mean?

KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

Socialism has been a dirty word in many corners of American politics, and few politicians who identify as socialists have succeeded in the United States.

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Prison
3:46 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

New Approach For Washington's Female Prisoners

A woman reading in the library of Gig Harbor's Washington Corrections Center for Women.
Flickr Photo/Washington State Library

Ross Reynolds speaks with Jane Parnell, superintendent of the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor, about the DOC's new approach for female prisoners.

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Author Interview
3:14 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Why Does Morality Sometimes Trump Our Biological Imperatives?

Joshua Greene's book "Moral Tribes."

Marcie Sillman interviews author, philosopher and scientist Joshua Greene about the neuroscience behind morality.

Boeing Labor Dispute
3:14 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Local Businesses Worried About The Ripple Effect Of Boeing's Labor Dispute

Diamond Knot Alehouse is just one of many local businesses that are concerned about what would happen if Boeing moves production of the 777x to another state.
From Diamond Knot Alehouse's Facebook page

David Hyde spoke with Diamond Knot Alehouse lead server Chris Pugh about how his business could be affected if Boeing moves the 777X program to another state.

Good Reads
3:14 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Book Picks: Small Presses And Historical Fiction

Compilation "The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII" and James McBride's "Good Lord Bird."

Steve Scher gets the latest book recommendations from Nancy Pearl: "The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014 Edition” edited by Bill Henderson, and “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride.

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Boeing Labor Dispute
2:25 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Long Beach And Charleston: Two Cities Vying For The 777x

Boeing opened a factory line in South Carolina in 2009 in response to previous labor disputes. The question is whether that will continue.
Flickr Photo/AR McLin

Ross Reynolds talks with Bill Hennigan,  aerospace reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and Andy Owens, managing editor of the South Carolina Business Journal, about bringing the 777x to South Carolina.

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Politics
2:23 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Grading The Predictions Of Pundits

From Pundittracker's Facebook page.

Steve Scher talks with Pundittracker.com co-founder Sanjay Ayer about bringing accountability to the predictions of TV, radio and newspaper pundits.

Radio Retrospective
12:42 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

When Radio Censors, Go For “The Twilight Zone”

Rod Sterling, the creator of "The Twilight Zone," who got his start in radio.
From Wikipedia

Rod Serling may not be a household name, but his groundbreaking television show, The Twilight Zone, certainly is. Serling’s bumpy radio beginnings set the stage for the innovative program. 

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Poetry
9:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Poet Anne McDuffie On Setting "Conditions"

Writer Anne McDuffie.
Credit Courtesy of Jack Straw Productions/Sherwin Eng

It seems every family has at least one "wild card" relative — that person who is reliably unreliable, in one way or another.  Seattle writer Anne McDuffie's poem "Conditions" tells the wryly comical story of trying to prepare her young children to meet one such relative.

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Ethical Hacking
4:35 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

UW Students Learn To Hack For Your Safety

Competitors at a computer security competition, also known as a CTF - Capture the Flag.
Flickr Photo/Alexandre Dulaunoy

What do kids who play capture the flag on summer breaks do when they grow up and go to college? Turns out, the same thing – only the game evolves to computer security and privacy puzzles in a trend that’s being called “ethical hacking.”

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Author Interveiw
4:19 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Hedrick Smith: Who Stole the American Dream?

Hedrick Smith's book "Who Stole the American Dream?"

Ross Reynolds speaks with author Hedrick Smith about his book, "Who Stole the American Dream," which details the struggle of the middle class, in particular the widening gap between those who haves and have nots.

Boeing
4:13 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

How Machinist Vote Could Affect The Future Of Labor Negotiations

Inside Everett's Boeing factory.
Flickr Photo/Jetstar Airways

Ross Reynolds talks with Gary Chaison, professor of industrial relations at Clark University, about how the Boeing machinist vote will affect the future of labor negotiations in Washington and across the country.

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