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Catchy Tunes
3:01 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Local Musicians Talk About Their Love For Disney Classics

What is it about Disney music that keeps us singing and dancing no matter what the age?
Flickr Photo/Carlos (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds interviews saxophonist and bandleader Jacob Zimmerman and vocalist Katie Jacobsen about an evening of music from Disney films they’ll be performing with others Saturday night at the Royal Room in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood.

Zimmerman has performed marching band renditions of Disney favorites in the Disneyland All-American College Band. Jacobsen loved Disney music as a kid, and then got into it again when she began giving voice lessons and all the girls wanted to sing Disney songs.

Flight Not Fight
2:28 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Game Of Homes: Leaving Seattle For The Cheaper Suburbs

Andrea VanHorn and her fiancee outside their three-bedroom home in North Bend, which she said is a lot more affordable than living in Seattle.
KUOW Photo/Hannah Burn

This week, we have been airing Game of Homes, a series about finding affordable housing in Seattle. For one family, finding a place to live within their means meant leaving the city altogether.

Andrea VanHorn and her fiancé fled to North Bend, a small town 35 miles east of Seattle. “Wow, there’s a lot of pine trees out here,” VanHorn said when the idea was first suggested.

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Financial Crisis
9:54 am
Fri May 30, 2014

'Stress Test': Before, During And After The Panic Of 2008

Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner and President Barack Obama at the G20 London Summit, 2 April 2009.
Flickr Photo/Downing Street (CC-BY-NC-ND)

The financial crisis of 2008 is widely referred to as the worst fiscal disaster since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It threatened large financial institutions with collapse and resulted in bank bailouts and downturns in stock and housing markets around the world.

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Arts
8:14 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Gorge Amphitheater In Violation Of State Health Regulations

File photo of the Gorge Amphitheater in central Washington.

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 5:39 pm

One of the largest concert venues in the Northwest is in trouble with the Washington State Department of Health. The Gorge Amphitheater turns into a small city during summer music festivals like Sasquatch and Paradiso.

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Courts
8:12 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Lawsuit Leaves Wounds In Seniors-Only Retirement Haven

Ryderwood's place in history is noted as you enter the town, population 400.

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 8:05 am

Ryderwood started as a timber company town. When the loggers pulled out in the early 1950s, an enterprising developer converted the entire six-block by six-block village in southwest Washington into a retirement haven. Now Ryderwood could serve as a social science Petri dish to study bitterness, division and healing.

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Housing
5:14 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Game Of Homes: 11 People, Two Tiny Apartments

The Pokhrel family moved to the U.S. from Bhutan.
Credit KUOW Photo/Hannah Burn

We interviewed two groups of people for our Game of Homes segment on sharing housing. The Pokhrels, featured in the story below, told us they couldn't imagine living apart. Joe Hiller, a resident of the Sherwood cooperative house in the University District, said he enjoys communal living.

This week, we have been airing Game of Homes, a series about finding affordable housing in Seattle. For some, like the Pokhrel family, it’s about bunking together. Eleven family members share two apartments on Rainier Avenue in South Seattle.

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Minimum Wage
3:16 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants Americans To Have A 'Fighting Chance'

Credit Elizabeth Warren's book "A Fighting Chance."

Steve Scher talks to Senator Elizabeth Warren about her new book "A Fighting Chance," the rise of the minimum wage and the banking industry.

Arts
2:47 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

A Last Dance For Pacific Northwest Ballet's Kaori Nakamura

Kaori Nakamura in PNB's "Sleeping Beauty"
Pacific Northwest Ballet Photo/Lindsay Thomas

Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Kaori Nakamura remembers the day she got her first pointe shoes.

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Game Of Homes
1:06 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

What Seattleites Have To Say About Affordable Housing

Houseboats on Lake Union.
Credit Flickr Photo/PJMixer (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Affordable housing means spending 30 percent or less of household income on housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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RadioActive Youth Media
10:30 am
Thu May 29, 2014

RadioActive Interviews Women Of Influence In Every Day Life

Sensei Joni Sharrah teaches at USA Karate in Shoreline.
Courtesy of Joni Sharrah

We all know influential females. In this month's podcast, we highlight two such women who are making a difference in the lives of the people around them. The first is a new mom who gave birth to her son at the age of 19. The other is a sensei who teaches karate in Shoreline.

RadioActive is KUOW's program for high school students. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook.

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Coal Industry
4:17 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Coal Might Be On The Outs, But It Used To Be King In The Pacific Northwest

This photo is believed to be of a group of students from the school of mines at the University of Washington, circa 1917.
Flickr Photo/Rob Ketcherside (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Leonard Garfield, Museum of History and Industry's executive director, about coal's rich history in the Pacific Northwest.

In Memorium
4:09 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Local Artists Remember Maya Angelou's Impact On Their Lives, Work

Maya Angelou answers questions at her portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on April 5, 2014.
Paul Morigi/AP Images for National Portrait Gallery

Marcie Sillman talks to Colleen McElroy and Jen Marlowe about the legacy and impact of Dr. Maya Angelou on their lives.

McElroy is a writer and lecturer emeritus at the University of Washington. Marlowe is a Seattle writer and activist.

Author Interview
4:08 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Bainbridge Author's 'Problems With People'

Credit David Guterson's book "Problems with People."

Ross Reynolds speaks with Bainbridge Island author David Guterson about his new collection of short stories "Problems with People," and the 2013 commencement speech Guterson gave at his alma mater, Roosevelt High School,  which drew boos from some in the audience.

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RadioActive Youth Media
3:09 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

The 'Thrill And Addiction' Of Seattle Graffiti Artists

Grafitti artist Skeeze at work.
Courtesy of Skeez

Seattle’s art scene spreads from music to visuals, from studio to street. Two artists that go by the names of Baso Fibonacci and Skeez are living in the shadows of the misunderstood graffiti and street art world. 

“It’s so much of a thrill and an addiction,” Skeez said. “Even back in high school I’d be running around tagging up the hallways and bathrooms at school because it was my human nature to have to do it.”

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Health Literacy
7:41 am
Wed May 28, 2014

So Now You Have Health Care. Time To Find A Doctor

"Nolan the Colon" is featured at the annual Latina Health Fair in South Park. Residents can drop in for health screenings and get health information.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ruby de Luna

You may have heard of financial literacy or media literacy. But what about health literacy: Are you able to get and understand basic health information?

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