Trick Or Treat
2:58 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

The Perils Of Helicopter Parenting On Halloween

Flickr Photo/Jim Loter (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Peter Gray, research professor at Boston College, about how allowing children freedom while trick-or-treating helps them mature. Gray is the author of "Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life." 

RadioActive Halloween
2:35 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Why Do We Love Spooky Things?

The Georgetown Morgue, home of KUBE's Haunted House
Credit Flickr / vmax137

It’s that scary time of the year again, and RadioActive gets spooked out.

Kendra Hanna asks young writers at 826 Seattle and author Neil Gaiman why kids love scary stories.

Then Esa Tilija goes inside a haunted house for the first time. Don't act vulnerable!

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12:10 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Ghost Story: The Fourth Window At My U-District House

The Google street view of Wolfe Maykut's college haunt. He lived in the house on the left.
Credit Google Street View

I have never actually seen a ghost. I tend to believe in the whole science track.

The other thing you should know about me is that I’m actually fairly even-keeled. I can count the number of times I’ve been really angry on one hand.

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10:03 am
Thu October 30, 2014

What's Your Favorite Color, Sweetheart? 'The Blood'

Chloe, 4, and her dad Matt Woerner loved watching horror films together.
Credit Courtesy Woerner family

It's Halloween, and you probably have your own family tradition. Carving a jack-o-lantern, dressing up, eating too much candy.

For Seattleite Matt Woerner, it’s watching horror films with his 4-year-old daughter, Chloe.

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3:37 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Ghost Story: How My Dad Bid Me Farewell

For years, Julian Tudor's father interacted with him simply by driving by and slowing down.
Credit Flickr Photo/Canadian Pacific

My story begins when I was a little boy growing up in Japan.

My mother is Japanese and my dad is American, and I was born in Yokohama, and grew up there until I was 10 years old.

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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.

12:11 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Our Complicated Relationship With Candy

Lead in text: 
Just in time for Halloween, an excellent interview about our complicated relationship with candy.
  • Source: Scpr
  • | Via: KPCC's Take Two
Candy is a source of pleasure and pain, if you consider the problems with obesity in this country. So in advance of Halloween we'll take a look at the candy complex in the U.S. with Rutgers professor Samira Kawash, author of the book, "Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure."
What The Pumpkin!?
9:11 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Getting Fresh With Jeannie And Sheryl: Maybe I'm A Corn Maze

Pumpkin patch in Skagit County.
Flickr Photo/sea turtle

Farmers markets are great for fresh fruits and veggies, but for pumpkins, Sheryl Wiser suggests you take off your city shoes, put on some galoshes and head out to the pumpkin patch.

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8:19 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Some Northwest Latinos Blend Halloween, Day Of The Dead

Day of the dead bread, called pan muerto, has the shapes of bones and skulls baked right in at Viera’s Bakery in Pasco. Photo by Anna King

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:15 pm

PASCO, Wash. – Just as this year’s Halloween fades into memory, many Northwest Latino families are getting ready for the Day of the Dead. The traditional Mexican holiday is on Friday. Some families blend the two holidays.

In Pasco, Washington, bakeries can hardly churn out enough seasonal pan muerto . It’s a type of semi-sweet bread that has the shapes of bones and skulls baked right in.

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2:39 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Spooky Scary! KUOW Listeners Share Halloween Stories

"I wore this face paint to the thrift store this afternoon and a little girl saw me, turned to her mother and said, 'Mommy! Mommy! I saw a monster!'"
Flickr/Katie Cowden

This Halloween Ross Reynolds hears from listeners about their best costumes, best scares and favorite parts of Halloween.

12:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Why We Love Horror Movies

Last year we spoke with author Jason Zinoman who wrote, "Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror," and took some calls. To celebrate Halloween we've decided to bring you some highlights from that interview and a little more.

9:47 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Halloween Spending Up Across Nation

Twenty-four-year-old Brian Williams and 22-year-old Jennifer Reed of Kennewick say they spent about $200 this year on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy. Photo by Anna King

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 4:10 pm

KENNEWICK, Wash. – If Halloween spending is an indicator of the economy, Americans are appear to be feeling better than this time last year -- or at least more ghoulish.

A new survey commissioned by the National Retail Federation found that seven of 10 Americans will celebrate Halloween this year. And they’re spending more says spokeswoman Kathy Grannis.

“The average person is expected to spend about $79 on Halloween decorations, costumes and candy.”

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