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LMN Architects worked on the Seattle Central Library project.
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Bill Radke talks to our panel about the trademark fight over using the word 'cocky' in a romance novel title and the kickoff of pride month. We also ask, should the Seattle Public Library drop its overdue book fines for everyone? The library collected more than $1 million in overdue fees and fines in 2017. It currently offers a one-time amnesty, "Fresh Start" program for teens.

My grandma’s first kiss happened in a Chilean prison

Dec 13, 2017
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September 11, 1973, was the day everything changed for my grandmother, Beatriz Alvarez. She was attending university in Santiago, Chile, on her way to becoming a history teacher.


There was a time when people went to bars to talk to other people, maybe even meet someone new. But that was in the BC era — before cellphones.

"I've been in the pub industry for a long time, and progressively it's become less and less social and more and more antisocial," Steve Tyler, the owner of the Gin Tub in Sussex, England, tells NPR's Scott Simon.

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And our last word in Business Today is doppelganger dating. The online dating site match.com is banking on the fact that some people, no matter how they deny it, have a type when they're searching for a mate.

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When Money And Love Collide

Sep 16, 2013
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It's no surprise that money stress doesn't bode well for romance. For many couples, decisions like marriage, divorce or children hinge on the question: Can we afford it? Marcie Sillman talks with UC Santa Barbara economics professor Shelly Lundberg and couples counselor and director of UC Los Angeles' Sexual Health Program Gail Wyatt about how money impacts our love lives.

Weekday's Annual Valentine's Day Special

Feb 14, 2013
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Yes, it's Valentine’s Day. Does that make you flush with romance? Cold with regret? Or is it just like any other day, but with slightly more chocolate? Sometimes it takes another person to bring out a piece of ourselves we didn't realize we had before. Tell us about the new you brought about by someone else. Or, tell us the exact moment you knew a relationship was over and done. Share your stories with us at 206.543.5869 or weekday@kuow.org.