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4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

What Makes A Successful Digital Activist?

Members of the Digital Activism Research Project.
Courtesy of Digital Activism Research Project

Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Philip Howard, leader of the Digital Activism Research Project at the University of Washington, about his research on digital activist.

Same-Sex Marriage AnniversaryMore from KUOW
4:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Washington's Same-Sex Marriage Impact

Family, friends and media gather in the Grand Lobby of Seattle’s City Hall to witness over 100 couples take their wedding vows on December 9, 2012.
KUOW Photo/Michael Clinard

David Hyde speaks with  Peter Nicolas, a University of Washington law professor, about the impact of the popular vote to legalize same-sex marriage on the one-year anniversary of the first legal weddings in this state. 

Fighting Darkness With Humor
4:16 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Comic Artist Allie Brosh To Release Depression III

Allie Brosh sketching the KUOW staff a souvenir in studio.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Allie Brosh’s artistic style on her popular illustrated blog, Hyperbole and a Half, is, as she described it, purposefully crude.

“I feel it’s a more accurate representation of me then I am,” she told The Record’s Arwen Nicks. “It’s a better way to convey what I’m trying to say and to get my sense of humor across then say a more realistic drawing.”

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Holiday Shopping
1:55 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

For Sale At UW Surplus: Size 18 Football Shoes, Creepy Dolls, A Spittoon

Eric Wahl with a potholder from Namibia
Credit Ross Reynolds

When someone wants to get rid of anything at the University of Washington – and seriously, anything – it typically gets turned over to the UW Surplus Store.

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Natural Mystery
1:19 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Likely Builder Of Mima Mounds? Hint: It’s Furry, Tiny And Tireless

Mima mounds near Olympia, Wash.
Credit Flickr Photo/Washington State Department of Natural Resources

For centuries, Mima mounds have mystified.

How were they created? How do they stay so impeccably maintained?

Mima mounds are hillocks, piles of dirt upchucked from the ground. They are sometimes covered in grass, giving them the illusion of a knoll. There are millions in California’s Central Valley; near Olympia, Wash. is the Mima Prairie, where the mounds got their name.

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End Of Life
7:39 am
Mon December 9, 2013

The Business Of Dying: Searching For Place To Die

"Without regular blood tranfusions, Norma Chaty would die within days. “My existence right now is certainly not living. But I’m alive,” she said.
Kate McMahon Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri December 6, 2013 4:24 pm

Imagine shopping around for a new home, but instead of looking for a new place to live, you are looking for a place to die. That’s the situation 82-year-old Norma Chaty found herself in.

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13 for '13
1:00 am
Sun December 8, 2013

Holly Arsenault: The Playwright Who Draws Teens To Art

Holly Arsenault, executive director of TeenTix, poses at the Seattle Center with her students Katelyn Hallstead (behind, from left) Audryhanna Alaalatoa-Lematua, Coco Allred, Indy Bungiranto, Karissa Lam and Siena Jeakle.
Credit Seattle Times Photo/Erika Schultz

It's a sunny Sunday afternoon, the kind of late autumn day made for raking leaves, or watching the Seahawks annihilate yet another challenger.

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Good Reads
3:38 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Picks From The Different Worlds Of Graphic Novels

Everyone's favorite librarian, Nancy Pearl, as an action figure.
Credit KUOW Photo

Steve Schers gets this week's reading recommendations from Nancy Pearl. Her picks for graphic novels include the fantasy “Castle Waiting” by Linda Medley, Joe Sacco’s  World War I epic“ The Great War” and two memoirs by Lat, “Kampung Boy” and “Town Boy.”

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Student Activism
3:35 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Divestment: How Local Students Fought Apartheid

From African Activists Archive Project's Facebook page.

David Hyde speaks with Philip Goldman, former student activist and leader of Students Against Apartheid at the University of Washington, about the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela and the impacts of the divestment movement in the 1980s.

The Students Against Apartheid were instrumental in convincing the University to divest assets of companies that did business with South Africa.

Town Hall Seattle
2:32 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Telling Stories Through Comics And Science

Ellen Forney and David Montgomery
Credit From Ellen Forney's Facebook page, University of Washington

Marcie Silman discusses the art of storytelling with University of Washington geologist David Montgomery and Ellen Forney, cartoonist and author of "Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me."

Local Sports Update
2:32 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Huskies Get A New Football Coach; Mariners Reportedly Get A Superstar

Flickr Photo/Craig Baerwaldt

Marcie Sillman talks with Art Thiel from Sports Press Northwest about the University of Washington hiring a new head football coach and the Seattle Mariners reportedly signing superstar second baseman Robinson Cano.

Film Is Truth
10:51 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Will Scarecrow Video's 25th Birthday Be The Last?

A Seattle institution: Scarecrow Video on Roosevelt Way in the University District.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ross Reynolds

Scarecrow Video, Seattle’s largest video rental store, has an animation room. It has French comedies from the 1960s that aren’t even available in France. It has rows of films listed by obscure directors and the entire DVD box set of thirtysomething (which, upon reflection, perhaps it shouldn’t).

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Obituary
7:15 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's 'Greatest Son,' Dies At 95

Nelson Mandela and former US President Bill Clinton.
AP Photo

Jamala Henderson interviews Robert Taylor, former dean of St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, reflects on his anti-apartheid work as a teen in South Africa. "It was a criminal offense to bear an image of his in public and all of his writings were banned. They could not be quoted. And so Mandela was … when he was spoken about, it was in very hushed tones."

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon has died, according to South Africa President Jacob Zuma. He was 95.

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Wages
3:33 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Fast Food Workers March In Bitter Cold For $15 Minimum Wage

Fast food workers and minimum wage advocates marched from SeaTac to Seattle today as part of a national demonstration for a $15 minimum wage.
Credit KUOW Photo/Carolyn Adolph

Fast food workers and advocates for a higher minimum wage marched from the City of SeaTac to Seattle today as a part of a national day of demonstrations.

Voters in SeaTac this fall narrowly passed a ballot measure to raise the minimum wage to $15 for some workers in transportation and hospitality businesses within city limits. Now, organizers of the march want that expanded to other areas too, and they have support beyond the workers.

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Humorous History
2:57 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

The US Constitution: Loved By Many, Read By Few...Except Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn on his solo comedy tour "Unconstitional."
Mike Lavoie

Steve Scher talks with comedian Colin Quinn about what he learned when he decided to sit down and read the entire US Constitution. Quinn's solo show about the Founding Fathers is "Unconstitutional."

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