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KUOW Listeners Laud Relaxation Of Cuba Sanctions

Dec 17, 2014
A taxi in Cuba. To American eyes, it's a vintage model, but the picture was taken in 2009.
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We asked our listeners what they thought of President Barack Obama's plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Our phone rang off the hook, and a lot of Cuban-Americans were excited about eased travel restrictions.

A sign points towards an exhibit as part of a 2012 art walk on Capitol Hill, Seattle.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with Matthew Richter, Seattle's cultural space liaison, about the recently approved program to create official arts districts around the city. 

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Marcie Sillman talks with real estate appraiser Richard Hagar about a Seattle City Council proposal to charge developers of new residential and commercial buildings a linkage fee to fund affordable housing.

A Winchester Safes representative sets the lock on one of several gun safes on display at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas.
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Ross Reynolds talks to Rep. Jay Rodne (R- 5th District) about Rep. Ruth Kagi's gun bill regarding child access to guns. It would make a person guilty of reckless endangerment for leaving or storing a loaded gun in a place where a child could gain access to it.  

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Ross Reynolds talks with Meredith Dank, senior research associate at the Urban Institute, about a new King County law enforcement initiative that cracks down on sex buyers.

Marcie Sillman talks with Lan Pham, manager of the newly reinstated Seattle Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention, about how her experiences as a mother and a refugee will inform her tenure.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Diane Schanzenbach, associate professor of human development and social policy at Northwestern University, about what research says about the efficacy of class size in education. 

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Ross Reynolds talks with Alan Durning, executive director of the Sightline Institute, about how zoning policies affect affordable housing in Seattle.

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Marcie Sillman talks with ACLU president Susan Herman about the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, following an officer shooting of an unarmed teenager.

The Washington Supreme Court recently ruled it’s illegal for the state to “board” mental health patients in emergency rooms and regular hospital beds.