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Fiction Podcast
4:17 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Community Radio Enters The Supernatural With "Welcome To Night Vale"

A loyal "Welcome To Night Vale" fan used the show's trademark image to inspire a pumpkin carving.
Flickr Photo/Rowan

Steve Scher talks with Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, the creators of a podcast that centers around a small desert town where many strange and unusual events occur: Welcome To Night Vale.

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Jury Duty
4:16 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Behind The Twelve (Unbiased, Diverse) People That Decide Trials

Preparing for the view from the jury bench? There's a lot more to it than you might think.
Flickr Photo/Cannabis Defense Coalition

Steve Scher talks with Seattle University law professor Anna Roberts about implicit bias, jury nullification, discrimination and the usefulness of a diverse jury.

Ask The Dietitian
4:16 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

The Importance Of Hydration, Even When It's Not Hot Out

Flickr Photo/assortedstuff

Marcie Sillman talks with dietitian Mary Purdy about why it's so important to remember to stay hydrated during the fall and winter months.

Halloween
4:16 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Inside A Candy Shop

Nothing is quite so inviting as the colorful displays of sweets in a candy shop.
KUOW Photo/Amina al-Sadi

Steve Scher stopped by local candy shop The Confectionery at University Village to ask the experts what candy they enjoy on Halloween.

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.

1:06 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

The Rise And Fall Of The Cul-De-Sac

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Once a symbol of freedom from the city, now despised amongst urban hipsters. Why have culs-de-sac fallen out of favor? Because they don't work very well, but also because wealth has shifted away from suburbs and into cities.
When people critique cul-de-sacs, a lot of the time, they're actually critiquing the suburbs more generally. The cul-de-sac has become sort of like the mascot of the suburbs- like if suburbia had a flag, it would have a picture of a cul-de-sac on it.
Superheroes
11:26 am
Thu October 31, 2013

The Untold Story Of Marvel Comics With Sean Howe

Sean Howe's book "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story."

Nearly half a century ago, a diverse group of characters began to capture children’s hearts: Spider-Man, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men. The epic Marvel Comics universe has been a massive force in pop culture; inspiring countless books, films and becoming a multi-billion dollar enterprise.

Sean Howe chronicles the rise of this phenomenon in “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.”  Howe spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on October 17, 2012.

Black In Seattle
10:40 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Black In Seattle Live Twitter Chat

Tonya Mosley, creator of the Black In Seattle series.

Black In Seattle series producer Tonya Mosley (@tonyamosley) moderated a live Twitter chat last night. Local guests Enrico Benjamin and Alex Wells joined her to discuss what it's like to be a black man in Seattle.

Miss anything? Catch up on all the pieces from Mosley's series and highlights from the chat below, and follow the hashtag #blackinseattle on Twitter to add your questions and insights.

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Series: Black In Seattle
6:00 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Finding A (Black) Man: Dating Woes For Seattle's Black Women

Marquetta Riley
Credit KUOW Photo/Tonya Mosley

In 2002, Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large wrote about the black experience in Seattle in which black women complained about how few black men there were to date. One woman said to "bring your own black men (or women) to date because Seattle is hard on black women's dating aspirations."

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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.

Black In Seattle
8:00 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Black Man, White City: 'It's Unnecessarily Stressful'

Tariq Sahali
Credit KUOW Photo/Tonya Mosley

On a map, Seattle is a blue dot – often described as liberal and tolerant. But it’s not always comfortable for black men who say they experience racial profiling and discrimination.

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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.

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