The ousting of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was not popular with all Egyptians. Over 50 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a clash between protesters and the military earlier this week. Interim President Adly Mansour has begun appointing new cabinet members and has moved forward with a roadmap to a democratic election. What does the future hold for Egypt and what is happening there now? Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times joins us for an update.
Escape From Camp 14: From North Korea To The West Shin Dong-Hyuk was born in Camp 14, a political prison camp in North Korea. No one born inside the camp has ever escaped, except for Shin. Katy Sewall talks with journalist Blaine Harden about the story of a remarkable escape.
A Conversation With Paula Poundstone Comedian Paula Poundstone is widely known for her stand-up act and formidable trivia chops on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! She has a new comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes” and will be performing at Tacoma’s Pantages Theatre on Friday. She joins us from the studios of NPR West in Los Angelas.
Lost and abandoned fishing nets kill untold numbers of sea creatures around the world every year. But there's a growing global movement to remove what are known as "ghost nets" and prevent new ones. And it's starting in the Puget Sound.
Federal safety investigators are looking into the airplane crash in the fishing community of Soldotna, Alaska, that occurred on Sunday. All 10 people on board the de Havilland DHC3 Otter died, including the pilot and nine passengers. The plane was a small air taxi, common in Alaska where the road system is limited. Ross Reynolds talks with Rusty Roessler, general manager of Pacific Alaska Shellfish and friend of the late pilot.
Tomorrow kicks off the fifth round of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. Here in the other Washington, economic ties to China are strong. Washington state is home to some of the largest international companies – Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing and Amazon to name a few. And a recent Chinese movie hit, “Finding Mr. Right (Beijing Meets Seattle)” has put the relationship between the two on the map. Ross Reynolds talks with Kristi Heim, founder of ContextChina, an online newspaper that covers the connection between Seattle and China.
There are more dogs living in Seattle than children according to recent census data. You’ve probably noticed the dog parks, dog spas and even dogs hanging out in bars, restaurants and other public places. According to state law, animals (excluding service animals) are not allowed in food establishments. But should they be? We want to hear from you: should dogs be allowed in public spaces like bars and restaurants? Ross Reynolds takes listener phone calls.
Seattle’s own Amazon is the largest bookseller in the United States. Amazon enjoys a market share of 25 percent in print books and 60 percent in e-books. Recently, some of their prices have gone up. Ross Reynolds talks with a researcher at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance about how she thinks Amazon’s market share changes the business of selling books.
SPD Interim Chief Jim Pugel Thirty-year SPD veteran Jim Pugel was appointed interim police chief in April. He took over a department facing major reforms to address federal claims of biased policing and excessive use of force. What progress is being made to comply with Department of Justice reforms? Is the SPD making progress on Mayor Mike McGinn’s 2020 police reform plan? What questions do you have for Seattle police chief Jim Pugel? Send a message to Weekday.
A Visit To Stunt School Summer movies are full of stunts performed by professionals. Ever wonder how they’re trained? Often, they go to stunt school. Katy Sewall stopped by while students were learning how to safely kick someone in the groin.
The Weather And Hike Of The Week Michael Fagin suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast.
Religious leaders often denounce violence. But radicals also use religion to rally support for violence. So does religion cause violence? And if so, is secularism the answer? Ross Reynolds talks it over with James Wellman, professor and chair of the religion program at University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and the author of "Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence Across Time and Tradition," and Rachel Woodlock, author of "For God’s Sake: An Atheist, A Jew, A Christian and A Muslim Debate Religion."
Long term health care insurance is becoming harder to come by. The number of providers is shrinking and premium costs are soaring. Obama’s Affordable Care Act doesn’t provide a solution either. The administration abandoned efforts to include affordable long-term care after concluding it was too expensive. So as baby boomers age, many are left with few options for long term care. What to do? Aaron Katz, a professor at University of Washington's Department of Health Services, spoke about it with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.
Listening takes work. And if you’ve ever had a conversation where you felt yourself zoning out while someone yammers on about their pets or their children, you know that sometimes listening can be really hard. Ross Reynolds explores how listening works and how to be better at it with Seth Horowitz, chief neuroscientist at NeuroPop, a sound design company that uses sound to treat psychological conditions. Horowitz is also the author of “The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind.”
Boeing's Future In Puget Sound While the Puget Sound region sees Boeing as its own, more and more of the company’s work has been going out of state. Steve Wilhelm covers Boeing for the Puget Sound Business Journal. He’s written an analysis of why the South is winning when it comes to the company’s future.
Nancy Pearl On The Books That Keep Young Readers Interested What books get and keep younger readers interested in reading? Nancy Pearl joins us with her suggestions. What books got you interested in reading when you were school age? What are your kids reading today?
If Seattle’s dance community had a mayor, it might be Tonya Lockyer. As executive artistic director of Velocity Dance Center, Lockyer oversees a busy hub of classes, performances, lectures, and even potluck dinners. Professional dancers mingle with aspiring amateurs and visiting artists check in at Velocity to learn more about the city’s dance scene. Velocity is busy seven days a week, and you’ll often find Lockyer at her desk, taking in the activity and plotting to create more.