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Breast Cancer Art
2:00 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Turning Breast Cancer Tumors Into Tangible Art

A sculpture of a tumor made by caraballo-farman for Object Breast Cancer
Credit Photo: caraballo-farman

The pink ribbon has been an incredibly successful piece of marketing for breast cancer research. But for new media artist and cancer survivor Leonor Caraballo, that pink ribbon is supremely annoying. She always hated the color pink, and Caraballo wanted to come up with a symbol that she didn't find infantilizing.

As an artist, Caraballo collaborates with her husband, Abou Farman, under the name caraballo-farman. And the couple came up with a new approach to representing breast cancer that's very different from pink ribbons. They started making bronze models of real tumors, created from MRI scans, that you can wear around your neck or put on your desk.

In his story, Object Breast Cancer, Independent Producer Eric Molinsky also discovered that this artwork is creating buzz among cancer researchers.

Other stories from KUOW Presents:

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Movie Reviews
10:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Canada, Culture And Commerce: Zombie Films And Tech News

Film poster for "White Zombie," a 1932 independent film.

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton talks zombie movies and zombie metaphors. Then, we’ll get a look at what's happening in tech with Geekwire’s Todd Bishop.

Television
12:00 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Is The Revolution Being Televised?

Glee fan shows his "gleekiness." According to a statement by GLAAD earlier this month, LGBT characters now represent 4.4 percent of scripted characters among the five major networks.
Flickr/kurichan+

The faces (and characterizations) you see on TV are changing: The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters on primetime series is on the rise, but representation of Hispanics has decreased.

How far ahead of (or behind) the cultural curve is TV?  Pop culture expert and communications professor Robert Thompson evaluates the fall line-up.

Renting Rules
12:00 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Renters Vs. Landlords: What You Need To Know

The Seattle City Council recently passed a new law requiring property inspections on tenant properties.  How will the new law affect you? 

Evan Loeffler is a real estate attorney whose practice emphasizes landlord-tenant relations. He explains the new law and answers your questions about tenants’ rights, landlords’ rights, and how to handle disputes.

Parenting
11:52 am
Mon October 22, 2012

"How Children Succeed" With Paul Tough

Character, not IQ, is the most important predictor of a child's success. That's what Paul Tough argues in his new book, "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character."


Tough uses research in neuroscience, economics and psychology to advocate a new way of thinking about children's success. He spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on September 20, 2012.

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Comics
10:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Crawl Inside "The Hive" With Cartoonist Charles Burns

"The Hive" by Charles Burns
(Image/Pantheon Books)

Cartoonist and illustrator Charles Burns is the creator of the much-lauded "Black Hole" series, the tale of a mysterious teenage plague that was named one of the "Top 100 English-Language Comics of the Century" by Comics Journal. His early work could be found in Art Spiegelman's "RAW" magazine and the SubPop fanzine. He has since gone on to illustrate for albums, magazines and Madison Avenue.

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Food
9:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Chef Tom Douglas Talks "Sweetness In Seattle"

Chef Tom Douglas
(Photo courtesy Tom Douglas)

Tom Douglas is the chef and restaurateur behind eleven Seattle restaurants including Etta's, Palace Kitchen and the Dahlia Bakery, where you'll find his breads, pastries and other sweet treats. Now he’s giving away his secrets in "The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness In Seattle." We talk to him about the art of making desserts and take your questions about baking delicious treats at home.

Travel
12:54 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Northwest Travel Writer Recommends Visiting Mount St. Helens This Fall

Seattle travel writer Crai Bower
Courtesy of Crai Bower

Seattle travel writer Crai Bower first came across Mount St. Helens when he was doing a census of the spotted owl population for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in 1990. Crai was stunned by the vision of Mount St. Helens, which so famously and destructively erupted in 1980. Crai remembers seeing the mountain as he walked down a forest service road:

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Music
11:05 am
Fri October 19, 2012

A Story Of Heart With Music Biographer Charles R. Cross

The two women behind the Seattle rock band Heart, Nancy and Ann Wilson, have a new biography out. It's written with the help of music biographer Charles R. Cross. It's called, "Kicking And Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul And Rock and Roll." Charles R. Cross joins us.

History
4:49 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Souvenirs Of Seattle’s World’s Fair

Six-year-old Paula Jones was the 9-millionth visitor to the Seattle World's Fair. She was given free admission to all of the rides, as long as she wore this sign around her neck.
Courtesy/Washington State Archives, Puget Sound Regional Branch

Ten million people attended the Seattle World’s Fair over the course of its six month run. Jean Roth was one of them and she was there on opening day: April 21, 1962.

That day was also Roth’s 18th birthday and she and some friends thought it would be great to be the first through the turnstiles.

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Style
11:46 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Stacy London’s Terrifying Message For Seattle: Style Matters

Stacy London attends the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice awards in New York, Oct. 12, 2010.
AP Photo/Peter Kramer

Stacy London believes that personal style matters, and she’s made a career of coaching people on how to look their best. As a co-host of the TV show What Not To Wear and a fashion consultant for various media outlets, London stresses that style is more about feeling great than wearing the hottest trends.


She turns the mirror on herself in her new book, “The Truth About Style,” and shares some truths behind her personal style.  
 

"The Truth About Style" Book Promotion

Family
1:02 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Why Have Kids?

Feminist author and blogger Jessica Valenti takes a critical look at motherhood in her new book, "Why Have Kids?" Valenti talks with David Hyde about the pros and cons of raising kids in the 21st century and listeners weigh in.

Music
4:59 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Seattle Symphony And Opera Musicians Authorize Strike

Members of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players' Organization (SSOPO) voted October 15 to authorize a strike.  In a statement on its website, SSOPO representatives say the latest contract offers from both organizations call for 15 percent reductions in pay and benefits for the 2012-2013 season.  That's on top of concessions the musicians have already made.  The union says its membership can't take further cuts.  

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Sports
1:12 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Sodo Arena Deal Approved: What’s Next For The Seattle Storm?

Seattle Storm vs Washington Mystics at Key Arena, June 2012.
Flickr/Ronald Woan

The King County Council and Seattle City Council have approved the new arena deal to bring NBA and NHL teams to Seattle.

But what about the Seattle Storm?

Will they move to Chris Hansen’s new arena in Sodo, or will they continue to call Key Arena home? Ross talks to Seattle Storm president and CEO Karen Bryant.

Games
1:00 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Poker Ruling: More About Skill Than Chance

Screenshot from an online poker game from pkr.com
Flickr/John Seb Barber

A Federal District Court in Brooklyn has ruled that poker is more a game of skill than of chance. The decision overturned the conviction of a man who operated a backroom poker game. 

Legal experts say it could effect laws that currently ban online poker. Joining us is an economist and poker player who testified in the case, Randal Heeb.

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