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Religion
2:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Pastor Frank Schaefer On Officiating Son's Gay Marriage In Methodist Church

United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia.
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Ross Reynolds talks with Frank Schaefer, author of "Defrocked: How A Father's Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church," about his decision to officiate his son's same-sex marriage and the ensuing case over his dismissal from position as pastor in the Methodist church.

Local Wonder
9:09 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Who Are The Descendants Of Seattle's Early Families?

No, not the diner. Zack Cook, a market master at the Pike Place Market is a descendant of the Dennys, one of Seattle's first pioneering families.
Credit KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

If you want to find Seattle’s dead pioneers, it’s easy.

They’re all in one spot: Lakeview Cemetery on Capitol Hill.

Leonard Garfield, of the Museum of History and Industry, tells me the cemetery is the Who’s Who of Seattle past.

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Religion
3:15 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Will Seattle's LGBT Catholics Reunite With The Church?

St. James Cathedral in Seattle.
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Jeannie Yandel talks with Leo Egashira, representative for Dignity Seattle, which ministers to LGBT Catholics, about the Vatican's gay-positive statements coming from an ongoing synod of cardinals.

Seattle History
2:40 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

After 50 Years, Friends Of The Pike Place Market Still Seem Like Revolutionaries

The iconic sign of the Pike Place Market.
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Ross Reynolds marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of the Pike Place Market by speaking with international market consultant David O'Neil. O'Neil says the Friends' efforts to save Pike Place Market turned the tide for public markets all over America.

Nutrition
1:51 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Why Does Your Gut Bacteria Love Granny Smith?

What's the truth behind "an apple a day"?
Flicker Photo/Deborah Fitchett (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman speaks with Washington State University researcher Dr. Giuliana Noratto about why an apple a day just might keep obesity away.

American History
5:13 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr's 'Martyrdom Has Marred His Message'

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his seminal "I Have a Dream" speech.
Credit Public Domain

Americans honor the memory of Reverend Martin Luther King with street, school and place names, a national holiday, and a national monument.

Tavis Smiley appreciates that, but he also knows that many, if not most, Americans can’t quote more than King’s most famous line from his “I Have a Dream” speech. 

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Religion
2:44 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

After Driscoll, What Will Become Of Mars Hill Church?

Mars Hill Church's downtown Seattle location.
Flickr Photo/Mars Hill Church (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with University of Washington religion professor Jim Wellman about Mark Driscoll's resignation and what it could mean for the future of Mars Hill Church.

New Boom
12:32 am
Thu October 16, 2014

For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

Phillip Underwood and Michelle Sheridan and their children, Logan and Lilliana, gather in their living room in Frederick, Md., after a long day of work and school. The couple had delayed marriage, in part for financial reasons.
James Clark NPR

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 6:09 am

Decades ago, an "oops" pregnancy might have meant a rush to the altar. But when Michelle Sheridan got pregnant three years ago, the topic of marriage never came up with her boyfriend, Phillip Underwood, whom she lives with in Frederick, Md.

If anything, it was the opposite.

"It changes the dynamic of the household," she says. "I had a friend who put off her marriage. Got pregnant, and she's like, 'Let's just wait, 'cause we don't know if we're going to be able to make it through this.' "

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News From Canada
2:54 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

News From Canada: Ebola Preparedness, And Pirate Punjabi Radio

A sidewalk mosaic in Vancouver's famed Punjabi Market.
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Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Canada's Ebola preparedness, pirate Punjabi radio stations, and balloon bombs from World War II.

Sewage Solutions
4:19 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Mercer Island Reminds Us Of The Miracle Of Clean Water

A kitty drinks clean water from the faucet.
Flickr Photo/Teresa Boardman (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Marcie Sillman talks with Steven Johnson, author of "How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World," about the technological innovations that led to widespread clean water in America, despite the E. coli in Mercer Island's drinking water this month.

Philanthropy
3:53 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Plumbers Take Their Services Across Borders

Plumbers Without Borders logo.
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 Marcie Sillman talks to Domenico Digregorio, president and co-founder of Plumbers Without Borders, about his organization and the work they do around the world.

Guns
3:53 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Ghost Guns: Homemade, Untraceable, And Perfectly Legal

Ross Reynolds talks with journalist Cyrus Farivar about untraceable, homemade guns. Farivar is senior business editor for the technology website Ars Technica.

Radke In The Morning
3:41 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

The Martin Luther King, Jr. You Don't Know

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in Washington, DC on August 28, 1963.
Credit Public Domain

Bill Radke talks with public radio host Tavis Smiley about the forgotten final year in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gender Bias
11:05 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Can Changing How You Sound Help You Find Your Voice?

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 11:05 am

Just having a feminine voice means you're probably not as capable at your job.

At least, studies suggest, that's what many people in the United States think. There's a gender bias in how Americans perceive feminine voices: as insecure, less competent and less trustworthy.

This can be a problem — especially for women jockeying for power in male-dominated fields, like law.

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New Boom
6:22 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Getting Some 'Me' Time: Why Millennials Are So Individualistic

Millennials are often painted as the entitled, selfie-snapping generation. But many researchers say that "me" time will help young people make better decisions in the long run.
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Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 7:35 am

This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America.

They are a class of self-centered, self-absorbed, selfie-snapping 20-somethings. This is how many critics have come to define the millennial generation.

But hold on, isn't this what was said about every generation when it was young? Minus the selfies of course.

Some scholars argue that millennials aren't entitled — they just have more time to be themselves.

Markers Of Adulthood

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