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Canada, Culture, Commerce
10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Canada, Culture And Commerce

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Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada, Everett Herald film critic Robert Horton looks at how rain is used in film and Michael Parks measures the global economic outlook, prospects for job growth in Washington and the latest moves by Amazon and Microsoft.

Famous Duos
10:00 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Canada, Culture, And Commerce

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Hollywood's most famous dancing duo.
From Wikipedia.


Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Then, film critic Robert Horton looks at some of Hollywood's most famous duos. Finally, Geekwire's Todd Bishop wraps up the news from the world of tech.

Canada, Culture, Commerce
10:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

News From Canada, NW Business News, And Beach Movies

What could better exemplify the good, clean fun of beach movies better than 1959's "Gidget" starring Sandra Dee?
From Wikipedia

Canada, Culture and Commerce
Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton delves into the “good clean fun” to be found in beach movies. Then, Jon Talton brings us the latest business news.

Canada, Culture, Commerce
10:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

The News From Canada, Top Ten Movies From 1963, And Business News

Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" turns 50 this year, but will it make it to Robert Horton's top 10 list for movies from 1963?
Original movie poster for "The Birds."

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer tells us who is on the B-list to be the next US ambassador to Canada (hint: it is not our former governor Christine Gregoire).  Film critic Robert Horton picks the top 10 movies from 1963 in honor of their 50th anniversary.  Then, Michele Matassa-Flores of the Puget Sound Business Journal brings us the region’s latest economic news.  

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Classic Films And Design
12:37 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

99% Invisible: Movie Title Sequences

From Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Titles designed by Saul Bass.
Credit Paramount Pictures

Movie title sequences used to be boring: a mere list of movie stars and directors you had to sit through before the actual movie started.

Then, directors got smart. They started farming the work out to talented design teams. Today, we hear an episode of 99% Invisible on the unseen art of movie title sequences.

What's your favorite title sequence of all time? Listen to the staff of Seattle's Scarecrow Video describe their personal favorites:

Staff of Seattle's Scarecrow Video on favorite movie title sequences of all time.

and here's a video with a whole lot more of them to inspire you:

Full list of stories from KUOW Presents, July 8:

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Canada, Culture, Commerce
10:00 am
Wed July 3, 2013

How To Catch A Foul Ball, And Animated Film

Flickr Photo/Eric Molina

 

Canada, Culture And Commerce: Vaughn Palmer, Robert Horton, Todd Bishop
Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. "Despicable Me" opens in theaters June 3 ahead of the Independence Day holiday. Film critic Robert Horton talks about what makes a good animated film. Then, Todd Bishop reviews the latest tech news including an app that can help you catch a foul ball at a Mariner’s game.

Canada, Culture, Commerce
10:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Floods In Canada, New Documentaries And CEO Pay

Poster for the movie "20 Feet from Stardom."

Canada, Culture And Commerce: Vaughn Palmer, Robert Horton, Jon Talton
A huge, destructive flood hit Alberta causing an estimated $5 billion in damage. Canadian correspondent Vaughn Palmer gives us the lay of the land. Film critic Robert Horton joins us to preview two documentaries about music: "20 Feet from Stardom" and "Secret Disco Revolution." Then in business news, Jon Talton examines excessive CEO pay.  

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Canada, Culture, Commerce
10:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Another Canadian Mayor In Trouble, Apocalyptic Films And Business News

Michael Appelbaum stepped down as the mayor of Montreal on Tuesday, a day after being arrested on 14 counts of fraud.
Flickr Photo/Montreal metropole culturelle

  Canada, Culture And Commerce
Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada, including the arrest of the mayor of Montreal. Everett Herald film critic Robert Horton reviews "Bling Ring" and "World War Z," opening this weekend. Are these movies signs of the impending fall of the empire? Then, Michele Matassa-Flores of the Puget Sound Business Journal brings us the region’s latest economic news.  

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Canada, Culture And Commerce
10:00 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Summer Movies, Console Wars And News From Canada

Another battle of supremacy is brewing between the new gaming systems from Microsoft and PlayStation, both set for release later this year.
Flickr Photo/NewGameNetwork

Canada
Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada.

Culture 
There are certain expectations for movies that come out in the summer months. Film critic Robert Horton unpacks the summer blockbuster and the new movies coming out that might break the mold.

Commerce
Apple has a launched its own radio platform, challenging Pandora and Rhapsody. Todd Bishop of Geekwire explains the competitive tech market, including the release of PS4 and Xbox One.

Kal Penn Interview
10:29 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Actor Kal Penn: From Kumar To Cultural Diplomat

Kal Penn in the KUOW green room.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Kal Penn is best known for his stoner role as Kumar in the "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” films. But Penn is also a former member of President Obama’s administration, where he worked on youth, art, and Asian American outreach.      

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Arts and Entertainment
9:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

News From Olympia, Kyle MacLachlan, And "The Boys In The Boat"

Kyle MacLachlan and Lara Flynn Boyle from "Twin Peaks" at the 42nd Emmy Awards Governors Ball, September 1990.
Flickr Photo/Alan Light

This Week In Olympia
The state legislature begins week four of the special session today. Everett Herald reporter Jerry Cornfield joins us with a  look at what to expect.

An Interview With Actor Kyle MacLachlan
“Who Killed Laura Palmer?” You may remember that phrase from the 1990 TV show "Twin Peaks" – which was set and filmed here in the Northwest. The short-lived series was a cultural phenomenon during its two year run – due in part to eccentric FBI agent Dale Cooper, played memorably by Yakima-native Kyle MacLachlan. In the 1980s, MacLachlan began his career starring in the David Lynch films "Dune" and "Blue Velvet." His other credits include "The Doors," "Showgirls," "Sex and the City" and "Desperate Housewives." More recently, he’s portrayed the mayor of Portland, in the sketch comedy series "Portlandia."

"The Boys In The Boat" Author Daniel James Brown
In 1936, as the US was starting to recover from the Great Depression, a group of University of Washington students won the right to represent the country at the Berlin Olympic Games. The story of how the Husky varsity crew team beat the competition and took home a gold medal has become legend in rowing circles.  Writer Daniel James Brown looks behind the news event to the story of how this group of young men came together as a unified crew.

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Movie Review
11:49 am
Fri May 31, 2013

"Fast & Furious:" More Than Just "Shoot 'Em Up"

Seattle film critic David Chen.

The sixth installment of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise is out, and Seattle film writer David Chen (editor-at-large, slashfilm.com) says it’s more than just “gas 'em up and shoot 'em up.” Chen says “FF6” is progressive because its multi-racial characters mostly ignore the topic of race and go about their fast and furious lives.

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Wasted Food Prevention
9:00 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Immigration Bill, Planning Meals And Nathaniel Philbrick On "Bunker Hill"

Nathaniel Philbrick's book "Bunker Hill."

Senate Immigration Bill Moves Forward
University of Washington professor Matt Barreto joins us to discuss the immigration bill that is moving through the Senate. The amended bill cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee with a bipartisan 13-5 vote and now moves to the Senate floor for a vote.

Planning Meals Vs. Takeout
American families throw away a lot of food; about $2,275 worth every year according to a study by the Natural Resource Defense Council. Using shopping lists and planning a week’s worth of meals in advance can cut down on waste, but that requires a new way of thinking. Melissa Lanz joins us with ideas on how to shift our thinking and eating patterns. 

Author Nathaniel Philbrick On "Bunker Hill"
Nathaniel Philbrick’s award-winning books reveal forgotten moments and characters in American history. His latest effort “Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution”  looks at the tension-filled city of Boston in the months leading up to the American Revolution. Philbrick’s portrait of the city reveals deep divisions over the issue of independence from Britain. He recounts the little-known story of Dr. Joseph Warren, a young physician whose passion for independence fueled the Patriot cause and led to Warren’s much-lamented death in the Battle of Bunker Hill. KUOW’s Dave Beck speaks with Nathaniel Philbrick.

Festival Preview
10:17 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Eagerly Anticipated Films For 2013 SIFF

SIFF logo

The Seattle International Film Festival starts Thursday and will run through June 9 featuring over 400 films from more than 80 countries.

Seattle film critic David Chen can’t wait. Chen is the editor-at-large of Slash Film and co-hosts “The Tobolowsky Files,” a radio program featuring true stories of life, love, and Hollywood as told by actor Stephen Tobolowsky.

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News & Culture
10:00 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Canada, Culture And Commerce

Movie poster for "The Great Gatsby," to be released May 10.

News From Up North
Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest from Canada.

"The Great Gatsby"
The latest film adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" opens Friday. Film critic Robert Horton reviews the “strangeness” of Baz Luhrmann’s filmmaking and whether or not the anachronistic elements of the film worked.

The Successes And Failures In Local Business
Boeing is sending some engineering work to South Carolina, Microsoft is rethinking design elements of Windows 8 for PCs, and State Farm will begin hiring up to 1,000 jobs in Tacoma. Michael Parks has the latest on business news.

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