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Before Grunge
3:13 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

When A Small Seattle Label Convinced Kurt Cobain To Play On

Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt onstage behind Nirvana at LameFest UK in December 1989, as Kris Novoselic prepares to put a bass guitar out of its misery.
Courtesy of Bazillion Points Books/Steve Double

In June 1989, Sub Pop Records rented out the Moore Theatre in Seattle to showcase three of its up-and-coming bands: Mudhoney, Tad and Nirvana. The manager sent security home early because he didn’t think anyone would show up.

The manager was wrong: It was the first sold-out show by a local group. The lack of control and the chaos from a crazy crowd resulted in Sub Pop being blacklisted from the Moore for the next 10 years.

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News From Canada
2:07 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

The Blockbuster Deal That Will Change How Canada Watches Hockey

Canadians may be viewing the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames on a different channel next season.
Flickr Photo/iwona_kellie

David Hyde talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the week's biggest story in Canadian sports: a $5 billion deal for NHL broadcast rights that might move the game from its longtime home on the CBC.

Impact Of Foraging
10:18 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Mushroom Foraging: When The Fun(gi) Hunt Gets Out Of Hand

Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook, snaps the end off a mushroom in a Washington, D.C.-area park. When broken, the inside turns blue, identifying it as an inedible species of bolete.
The Washington Post/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 8:26 am

The first heavy rains of the season fell two weeks ago at Salt Point State Park, on the northern California coast, and now ranger Todd Farcau is waiting anxiously for the forest floor to erupt with mushrooms.

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Mounting History
8:42 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Northwest Skier With Famous Last Name Hopes To Make Name For Himself In Olympics

Wing Tai Barrymore in front of his home mountain, Sun Valley's Baldy.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 10:06 am

A young man from the Northwest with a famous last name hopes to make his Olympic debut in a new medal event at the 2014 Games in Sochi - freestyle skiing in the halfpipe.

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Get Ready To Rumble
8:13 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Raise The Roof? Seahawks Fans Shake Ground, Trigger Small Earthquake

Seahawks fans may not literally raise the roof, but they do shake the ground.
Credit AP Photo

Monday night’s Seattle Seahawks game brought a whole new meaning to that gravelly sports rally, “Let’s. Get. Ready to rumbuuuuuul.”

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Sports
2:55 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Who Might Replace Sark As UW's Head Football Coach?

UW football coach Steve Sarkisian is leaving after his most successful year to take the reins of the USC program.
Flickr Photo/Neon Tommy

Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone about who might replace Steve Sarkisian as head football coach at the University of Washington.

Mass Transit
2:53 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

The Resurrection Of The Monorail Initiative

Flickr Photo/Andy Nash

David Hyde discusses the movement behind the latest monorail initiative with Eric Scigliano, contributing editor for Crosscut.com.

Cultural Divide
2:53 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Two Worlds, One Country: China’s Urban-Rural Split

Credit Flickr Photo/Samuel Vigier

Ross Reynolds talks with ContextChina founder Kristi Heim about the deep divide between China's urban and rural populations. 

Author Interview
2:53 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

America's Mirror: Appreciating The Art Of Norman Rockwell

Deborah Solomon's book "American Mirror."

Ross Reynolds talks with author Deborah Solomon about her book "American Mirror: The Life And Art Of Norman Rockwell."

Portland's Goat Conundrum
9:02 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Displaced By Development, Urban Goat Herd Needs A New Home

Twelve goats living in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District will have to move out so a developer can break ground on a new apartment building.

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 1:00 am

A dozen goats tromp around on their very own playground while traffic zooms by in Southeast Portland's industrial district.

Here, on the city's so-called "goat block," bike tours and families with children stop to visit the goat herd outside a chain-link fence. Each goat has a name and a "friendliness" rating posted outside the fence and once a day, a caretaker walks one of the friendly goats around the neighborhood for people to pet.

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Sports
6:30 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Head Husky Football Coach Sark Leaves for USC

Former UW Coach Steve Sarkisian
Credit Gohuskies.com

Bill Radke interviews Jeff Benedict, a special features contributor for Sports Illustrated and co-author of “The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football.”

“Bark for Sark” T-shirts are no longer for sale, not that it matters.

Steve Sarkisian, the 39-year-old head coach for the University of Washington Huskies – and the man who inspired those shirts – is leaving for the University of Southern California. 

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Holiday Shopping
4:10 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Black Friday A Dark Time For Compulsive Shoppers

Flickr Photo/Jonathan McPherskesen

The holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. Perhaps you got out this weekend and took advantage of some sales, maybe you are partaking in Cyber Monday sales at this very moment. 

All this retail hype got us thinking about how hard this time of year might be for someone who is addicted to shopping so we called up psychologist and author April Benson and asked her for her advice on handling compulsive shopping during the holiday season. 

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Parks and Recreation
3:44 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Not Enough Green For Washington State Parks

Flickr Photo/Flickstorage

Marcie Sillman talks with Everett Herald columnist Jerry Cornfield about a new warning over the financial future of Washington's 100-year-old State Parks system.

Critical Mass
3:00 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Vanity Fair Writer James Wolcott Has Front Row Seat For American Culture

James Wolcott's book "Critical Mass."

Marcie Sillman talks with Vanity Fair contributing writer James Wolcott about his new book of essays and reviews, "Critical Mass."

Technology
3:00 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

How Can You Make A Gun? Get A 3-D Printer And A Blueprint

A 3-D printer.
Flickr Photo/tracy the astonishing

David Hyde talks with Tom Campbell, associate director of Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, about the advent of 3-D printed guns.

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