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Record Season
2:59 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Seahawks' Dominance On The Field Clouded By Drug-Related Suspensions

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner, one of the players recently suspended for allegedly violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Flickr Photo/Football Schedule

David Hyde talks with Dave Zirin, sports correspondent for The Nation, about how the Seattle Seahawks' success is being clouded by drug-related suspensions.

Holiday Shopping
2:56 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday: From Sham To Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Cyber Monday often means online shopping deals with an emphasis on electronic offerings.
Flickr Photo/Matt Gibson

Cyber Monday – an extension of the traditional holiday shopping season kick-off – was supposedly in response to data that suggested a large increase in online shopping on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

However, according to Slate writer Will Oremus, that assumption is based off of a sham cooked up in 2005 by the National Retail Federation who said that the Monday after Thanksgiving was a big day for online sales.

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Fear Factor
10:05 am
Mon December 2, 2013

VIDEO: Technicians Face Fear As They Light Space Needle

Technician Matt Waffle climbs Seattle's Space Needle to hook up holiday lights. “For me, I faced my fear, I did it,” Waffle said.
Credit AP Photo/Manuel Valdes

Perhaps the most terrifying moment in this video about lighting the Space Needle is when a technician says, “When the weather’s not cooperating, that’s when we do rock, paper, scissors or something to figure out who is going to be the one going up there.”

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Minimum Wage
9:55 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Northwesterners Join In National Walmart Protest

Protesters in front of the Albany, Oregon Walmart.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri November 29, 2013 3:30 pm

As the Christmas shopping season gets into full-swing, Black Friday was a day of protest for some in the Northwest.

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Sound Of The Day
10:59 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Sounds Of The Day 11.18.13 - 11.28.13

Have you ever really listened to the sound of a pumpkin pie being made?
Flickr Photo/Dale C

Monday, November 18

Listener Willy recorded the sound of leaves rustling to the delight of Willy's one-year-old son. One evening while on a walk Willy discovered that shaking various trees caused his son to laugh louder then he ever has before.

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Author Interview
3:58 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Michelle Alexander On How Incarceration Is "The New Jim Crow"

Michelle Alexander's book "The New Jim Crow."

Ross Reynolds talks with Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness", about the US criminal justice system and racial control.

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News From Canada
2:58 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Black Friday Crosses The Border

David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the export of America's unofficial retail shopping holiday.

Thanksgiving Meal
2:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Labels On Your Turkey And How To Not Mess Up The Gravy

Flickr Photo/Eric Horst

Marcie Sillman talks with food writer Sara Dickerman about making gravy and how to work with the labels on your turkey.

Media Relations
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Press Decries New Limits On Exposure To Obama

In this archive shot, photographers take pictures over the White House fence when Coolidge died.
Credit Flickr Photo/Boston Public Library

David Hyde talks with Kenny Irby of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies about a confrontation between national media and the White House over a policy that shuts photographers out of some presidential events.

Philanthropic Donation
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

What Will Univ. of Wash. Law Do With $56 Million Gift?

University of Washington School of Law building.
Flickr Photo/Eric E Johnson

Marcie Sillman talks with University of Washington Law School Dean Kelley Testy about how the school will spend the generous $56 million gift from Jack MacDonald.

Collegiate Athletics
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Should Schools Be Without Sports?

Football is a big part of student culture and a money-maker for colleges, but should it be removed from higher education?
Flickr Photo/Jamie Campbell

David Hyde talks with "Friday Night Lights" author Buzz Bissinger about shrinking the behemoth that is college sports.

Northwest Rivalries
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Apple Cup 2013: Post-Season On The Line For Huskies And Cougars

Flickr Photo/Nino Ortiz

Marcie Sillman talks with Art Thiel from Sports Press Northwest about Friday's Apple Cup between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars.

Three Interfaith Amigos
2:29 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

What Does It Mean To Give Thanks?

The Interfaith Amigos: Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon.
Flickr Photo/University of Denver

Marcie Sillman sits down the day before Thanksgiving to ponder what it means to give thanks with The Interfaith Amigos: Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon.

Public Radio Traditions
1:21 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

How KUOW Staff Does Thanksgiving

Credit Flickr Photo/Robert S. Donovan

Asked what traditions made their Thanksgiving every year, KUOW staffers came forth with both classic and quirky practices. Here’s a selection!

Morgen Asher, membership

Ruby de Luna, reporter

Every year we play a serious game of bingo (no chatting allowed). Uncle Ossie traditionally called out the numbers until he passed away a few years ago.

He was generally a quiet man. But during bingo, when he went “oooh!” you could tell he was pretty close to making bingo! 

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Sweetness And Light
12:25 am
Wed November 27, 2013

The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush

Metro Meteor, a retired racehorse, stands with owners Ron and Wendy Krajewski and one of his paintings at Motters Station Stables in Rocky Ridge, Md., earlier this year.
Jeffrey B. Roth Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 7:55 am

This is a Thanksgiving story about a horse. Actually, a horse artist. I don't mean an artist who paints horses, like Degas or Remington, but a horse who paints — and thereby also raises money for less fortunate horses.


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