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Super Bowl Victory
10:56 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Seahawks Say They Figured Out Manning's Signals

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during Sunday's Super Bowl. Some players on the Seattle Seahawks say they studied his hand signals. That helped them shut down the Broncos defense, they say.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Here's a window into why the Seattle Seahawks' defense so thoroughly dominated the Denver Broncos' offense during Sunday's Super Bowl, which Seattle won 43-8.

Yes, it certainly seems as if Seattle's players were just bigger and faster and played better.

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Book Ban
8:32 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Oregon School District Considers Ban On Sherman Alexie Novel

File photo of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian." An Oregon school district is considering whether to pull the book.
Kraemer Family Library Flickr

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 4:05 pm

A school district in Sweet Home, Ore., is considering whether to pull a book by Northwest author Sherman Alexie from junior high classrooms.

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Competitive Edge
7:56 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Coach From Tacoma Helps U.S. Olympians Play Mental Game

File photo of Team USA goaltender Molly Schaus
Sara Melikian Flickr

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 4:47 pm

The Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks had one. Professional baseball teams have them. And the U.S. Olympic women's ice hockey team found one in Tacoma: a "mental skills" coach.

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Civil Liberties
4:12 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Washington ACLU Director Reflects On 37-Year Career

ACLU of Washington's Kathleen Taylor has served as the executive director since 1980.
Flickr Photo/javacolleen

Ross Reynolds talks with Kathleen Taylor, executive director of the ACLU of Washington, about her long career advocating for civil liberties and free speech.

Shout Out
4:10 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

What Does The Seahawks’ Super Bowl Win Mean To You?

Seahawks fans celebrated in Seattle after the Super Bowl victory on Sunday.
Flickr Photo/Trevor Dykstra

Steve Scher and Marcie Sillman chat with Crosscut's Knute Berger and listeners about what the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl title means to them and to the city.

Super Bowl
4:07 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Managing A Team 'The Pete Carroll' Way

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined the organization in 2010.
Flickr Photo/Russell Wilson

Marcie Sillman talks with Rob Asghar, Forbes' contributing writer and management and communications consultant, about the leadership style of Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll.

Health
4:06 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Diseases That 'Spill' From Animals To Humans

David Quammen's book "Spillover."

Steve Scher talks with author David Quammen about his book "Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic."

Book Interview
3:58 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

A Biography Of The Prophet Muhammad

Lesley Hazelton's book "The First Muslim."

Steve Scher sits down with writer Leslie Hazelton to talk about her book, "The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad."

This interview originally aired on January 24, 2013.

Comprehensive Plan
1:52 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Imagining Seattle In 2035

The City of Seattle is working on a new comprehensive city plan to accommodate nearly 120,000 new residents who are expected to move to Seattle by 2035.
Flickr Photo/Michael B.

Ross Reynolds recently attended the 50th PechaKucha Seattle event at Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Garden to imagine the future. The event strives to come up with a new comprehensive city plan to accommodate nearly 120,000 new residents who are expected to move to Seattle by 2035.

From The Archives
9:20 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 'People Need Each Other'

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman appears onstage at the 2013 Envision Awards.
AP Photo/Andy Kropa

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won a Best Actor Oscar for the title role in the 2005 film "Capote," was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on Sunday at age 46.

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Super Bowl
8:55 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Super Bowl Revelers Celebrate Around Seattle

Seattle fans celebrated in Pioneer Square near CenturyLink Field after the Seahawks' victory
KUOW Photo/Deb Wang

Thousands of Seahawks fans in Seattle took to the streets to celebrate the team's first Super Bowl win Sunday night.

While the celebrations were largely peaceful, fans in the University District near Greek row used furniture to start bonfires. The Seattle Times reported one arrest in the area.

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Seattle Champions
7:13 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson stiff-arms Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey on Sunday during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Jeff Zelevansky Getty Images

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 6:52 am

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team's history.

The game got off to an odd start on the first play from scrimmage when Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball past quarterback Peyton Manning, who was walking up to the line and didn't have his hands ready. That set the tone for the trouncing the Broncos would receive over the course of the night at the hands of the voracious Seahawks.

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Author Interview
6:00 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Armistead Maupin Turns The Final Page On 'Tales Of The City' Series

Armistead Maupin reading from one of his "Tales of the City" novels.
Credit Flickr Photo/Chris Boland

You don't have to know much about San Francisco to be a fan of Armistead Maupin's long-running series, "Tales of the City." Maupin first created his quirky "family" of friends for the San Francisco Chronicle in the mid-1970s.

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Olympic Games
12:25 am
Mon February 3, 2014

The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment

Graffiti covers a vent adjacent to the Athens Olympic Stadium in this photo from Feb. 18, 2012. Expenditures on the 2004 Athens Summer Games contributed to the country's debt load, which sparked the current economic crisis.
Oli Scarff Getty Images

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 4:02 pm

NPR correspondents Ari Shapiro, in London, and Joanna Kakissis, in Athens, teamed up for this joint look at Olympics economics.

The Winter Olympics in Sochi are just a few days away. Russia has spent $50 billion on everything from construction to security, making these the most expensive games in history.

Countries often justify the Olympic-sized price tag by saying the investment pays off in increased business and tourism.

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Super Bowl
3:30 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Serious Question: Are You Ready For Some Football?

The KUOW staff celebrates Blue Friday.
KUOW Photo/Geoff Vlcek

Seahawks fever, 12th man frenzy, pure football mania: Call it what you will, but the majority of our town has been buzzing with enthusiasm. Friends of KUOW talk about what it feels like to have a Super Bowl-bound team.

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