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Good Reads
3:14 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Nancy Pearl's Book Picks: Small Presses And Historical Fiction

Compilation "The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII" and James McBride's "Good Lord Bird."

Steve Scher gets the latest book recommendations from Nancy Pearl: "The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014 Edition” edited by Bill Henderson, and “The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride.

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Boeing Labor Dispute
2:25 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Long Beach And Charleston: Two Cities Vying For The 777x

Boeing opened a factory line in South Carolina in 2009 in response to previous labor disputes. The question is whether that will continue.
Flickr Photo/AR McLin

Ross Reynolds talks with Bill Hennigan,  aerospace reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and Andy Owens, managing editor of the South Carolina Business Journal, about bringing the 777x to South Carolina.

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Politics
2:23 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Grading The Predictions Of Pundits

From Pundittracker's Facebook page.

Steve Scher talks with Pundittracker.com co-founder Sanjay Ayer about bringing accountability to the predictions of TV, radio and newspaper pundits.

Radio Retrospective
12:42 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

When Radio Censors, Go For “The Twilight Zone”

Rod Sterling, the creator of "The Twilight Zone," who got his start in radio.
From Wikipedia

Rod Serling may not be a household name, but his groundbreaking television show, The Twilight Zone, certainly is. Serling’s bumpy radio beginnings set the stage for the innovative program. 

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Poetry
9:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Poet Anne McDuffie On Setting "Conditions"

Writer Anne McDuffie.
Credit Courtesy of Jack Straw Productions/Sherwin Eng

It seems every family has at least one "wild card" relative — that person who is reliably unreliable, in one way or another.  Seattle writer Anne McDuffie's poem "Conditions" tells the wryly comical story of trying to prepare her young children to meet one such relative.

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Ethical Hacking
4:35 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

UW Students Learn To Hack For Your Safety

Competitors at a computer security competition, also known as a CTF - Capture the Flag.
Flickr Photo/Alexandre Dulaunoy

What do kids who play capture the flag on summer breaks do when they grow up and go to college? Turns out, the same thing – only the game evolves to computer security and privacy puzzles in a trend that’s being called “ethical hacking.”

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Author Interveiw
4:19 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Hedrick Smith: Who Stole the American Dream?

Hedrick Smith's book "Who Stole the American Dream?"

Ross Reynolds speaks with author Hedrick Smith about his book, "Who Stole the American Dream," which details the struggle of the middle class, in particular the widening gap between those who haves and have nots.

Boeing
4:13 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

How Machinist Vote Could Affect The Future Of Labor Negotiations

Inside Everett's Boeing factory.
Flickr Photo/Jetstar Airways

Ross Reynolds talks with Gary Chaison, professor of industrial relations at Clark University, about how the Boeing machinist vote will affect the future of labor negotiations in Washington and across the country.

Cartoons And Journalism
3:20 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

One Day Of War In 25 Feet

Joe Sacco's book "The Great War."

Ross Reynolds interviews cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco about his latest book "The Great War" – a one panel, 25-foot long panorama of the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.

Game Industry
3:20 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Game Designer Kim Swift: 'There Needs To Be Games For All Types Of People'

The video game industry needs to be more inclusive of ages, gender and minorities.
Flickr Photo/Sean Dreilinger

Ross Reynolds talks with Portal designer Kim Swift about minorities in the game industry and how diversity will make games better.

Amy Cuddy
3:13 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Power Posing: How Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Amy Cuddy speaks on how changing posture and pose can biologically imbue a person with power and confidence at PopTech 2011.
Flickr Photo/PopTech

Marcie Sillman talks with Amy Cuddy, associate professor at the Harvard Business School, about nonverbal indicators and how they influence how we perceive and interact with other people.

Presidential Biography
11:21 am
Thu November 14, 2013

A History Of Woodrow Wilson With A. Scott Berg

A. Scott Berg's book "Wilson."

It’s been a century since Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration, and the president has a compelling history. He was 10 years old by the time he learned to read, and yet he ultimately became a scholar and the president of Princeton University.

He led the United States through WWI and helped establish the League of Nations. A serious stroke left his entire left side paralyzed, and his disability became the argument for the 25th Amendment.

A. Scott Berg’s new biography of Wilson came out earlier this fall. Berg spoke on September 18 at Town Hall in a talk moderated by KUOW’s Steve Scher.

Aerospace
11:14 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Dangerous Game Of Chicken? Unpacking The Implications Behind The Boeing Labor Dispute

Flickr Photo/Pylon757

Ross Reynolds and Marcie Sillman tackle the complex issues around the machinists' rejection of the Boeing contract offer. First, they speak with Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, about the implications for labor here in Washington state. Then, Wall Street Journal's aerospace reporter Jon Ostrower explains just what resources are necessary to build a brand new airplane like the 777X in another state.

Game Design
3:16 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

From Student Project To Video Game Hit: Portal Designer Kim Swift

Game designer Kim Swift.
Flickr Photo/Official GDC

Ross Reynolds talks with local Portal designer Kim Swift about living her childhood dream.

Bonus And Promotion Competition
3:14 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Microsoft To End "Stack Ranking" In Employee Evaluations

Flickr Photo/Fabien Lavocat (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Dr. Tahira Probst about the controversial practice of "stack ranking" (which Microsoft announced it will do away with) and other employee evaluation methods. She is a professor of psychology and the interim Assistant Vice Chancellor Of Academic Affairs at Washington State University- Vancouver.

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