Halloween

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.

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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Culture
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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Halloween
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.

Fear
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.

Economy
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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