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Collegiate Athletics
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Should Schools Be Without Sports?

Football is a big part of student culture and a money-maker for colleges, but should it be removed from higher education?
Flickr Photo/Jamie Campbell

David Hyde talks with "Friday Night Lights" author Buzz Bissinger about shrinking the behemoth that is college sports.

Northwest Rivalries
2:36 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Apple Cup 2013: Post-Season On The Line For Huskies And Cougars

Flickr Photo/Nino Ortiz

Marcie Sillman talks with Art Thiel from Sports Press Northwest about Friday's Apple Cup between the University of Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars.

Three Interfaith Amigos
2:29 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

What Does It Mean To Give Thanks?

The Interfaith Amigos: Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon.
Flickr Photo/University of Denver

Marcie Sillman sits down the day before Thanksgiving to ponder what it means to give thanks with The Interfaith Amigos: Imam Jamal Rahman, Pastor Don Mackenzie and Rabbi Ted Falcon.

Public Radio Traditions
1:21 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

How KUOW Staff Does Thanksgiving

Credit Flickr Photo/Robert S. Donovan

Asked what traditions made their Thanksgiving every year, KUOW staffers came forth with both classic and quirky practices. Here’s a selection!

Morgen Asher, membership

Ruby de Luna, reporter

Every year we play a serious game of bingo (no chatting allowed). Uncle Ossie traditionally called out the numbers until he passed away a few years ago.

He was generally a quiet man. But during bingo, when he went “oooh!” you could tell he was pretty close to making bingo! 

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Sweetness And Light
12:25 am
Wed November 27, 2013

The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush

Metro Meteor, a retired racehorse, stands with owners Ron and Wendy Krajewski and one of his paintings at Motters Station Stables in Rocky Ridge, Md., earlier this year.
Jeffrey B. Roth Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 7:55 am

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Thanksgiving Prep
5:00 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

How To Cook A Turkey Safely (It's Harder Than You Think)

Feel the tryptophan.
Flickr Photo/Another Pint Please...

Marcie Sillman talks with Phil Wyman, a restaurant inspector for King County Public Health, about how to properly cook a turkey to avoid poisoning your loved ones.

Genetic Testing
4:40 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

What One Medical Geneticist Learned From 23andMe

Flickr Photo/Matt Molina

David Hyde talks with medical geneticist Marshall Horwitz about his experience as a customer of 23andMe, a private company that sells DNA analysis kits.

Author Interview
4:11 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Fox News And Rupert Murdoch's Other Legacies

David Folkenflik's book "Murdoch's World."

David Hyde speaks with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik about his book “Murdoch’s World: The Last of the Old Media Empires.”

Author Interview
3:31 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Sherman Alexie Returns To His Base: 'White, Liberal Women Of Independent Bookstores'

Poet and novelist Sherman Alexie in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Poet Sherman Alexie knows who to credit for his success as a writer.

“Independent bookstores are the reason why I have a career,” he told Steve Scher on KUOW’s The Record. “When this started out, a book of poems and stories by a Spokane Indian would have never fit anybody’s algorithm. This was a very specific case of a very specific group of people: The white liberal women of independent bookstores promoting my career."

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Tech Shopping
2:55 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Is Microsoft Beating Google At Retail?

Brick and mortar retail like this Microsoft store are still big compeition for online shopping.
Flickr Photo/Joe Wilcox

David Hyde talks with Washington Post reporter Lydia DePillis about why internet giants are venturing into traditional brick and mortar.

Author Interview
2:27 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

An Inside Look At The Bush-Cheney Years In The White House

Peter Baker's book "Days of Fire."

Marcie Sillman interviews New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker about his chronicle of the Bush/Cheney administration called "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House."

Computer Security
3:45 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

That Time Adam Penenberg Asked To Be Hacked

Reporter Adam Penenberg.
From Adam Penenberg's Facebook page.

David Hyde talks with reporter and NYU professor Adam Penenberg about what happened when Penenberg challenged hackers to investigate him.

Author Interview
3:38 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

How The United States Became United

Simon Winchester's book "The Men Who United the States."

David Hyde speaks with writer Simon Winchester about his new book, "The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible."

Author Interview
3:32 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

How We Can Be More Creative According To The Kelley Brothers

David and Tom Kelley's book "Creative Confidence."

Ross Reynolds talks with brothers David and Tom Kelley about the importance of creativity. The brothers run the design firm IDEO and wrote a book titled: "Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us."

Education
3:31 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

New Study Says 'Flipped Classrooms' Improve Student Performance

Flickr Photo/ccarlstead

David Hyde talks with University of North Carolina professor Russell Mumper about how reversing the traditional classroom model increases student performance.

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