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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.

Author Interview
2:59 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

How Willpower Is Like A Muscle

Roy Baumeister and John Tierney's book "Willpower."

Ross Reynolds speaks with psychologist Roy Baumeister and science writer John Tierney about their book “Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength.”

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Transportation
2:59 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Seattle Gets A Revised Bicycle Master Plan

BIKE DOTS are pavement markings for signed bicycle routes. Unlike sharrows, bicycle dots are not intended to provide guidance on bicycle positioning but are a tool to provide wayfinding.
Flickr Photo/SDOT

Marcie Sillman talks with Jeff Aken, principal planner at the Cascade Bicycle Club, about Seattle's revised bicycle master plan.

Record Season
2:59 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Seahawks' Dominance On The Field Clouded By Drug-Related Suspensions

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner, one of the players recently suspended for allegedly violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Flickr Photo/Football Schedule

David Hyde talks with Dave Zirin, sports correspondent for The Nation, about how the Seattle Seahawks' success is being clouded by drug-related suspensions.

Holiday Shopping
2:56 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday: From Sham To Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Cyber Monday often means online shopping deals with an emphasis on electronic offerings.
Flickr Photo/Matt Gibson

Cyber Monday – an extension of the traditional holiday shopping season kick-off – was supposedly in response to data that suggested a large increase in online shopping on the Monday after Thanksgiving.

However, according to Slate writer Will Oremus, that assumption is based off of a sham cooked up in 2005 by the National Retail Federation who said that the Monday after Thanksgiving was a big day for online sales.

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