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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."

Environmental Concerns
2:43 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

The Fight Against Junk Mail

From Wikipedia.

Steve Scher talks to Alan Durning, the executive director and founder of Sightline Institution, about his crusade against junk mail. He wrote a blog post detailing his quest called "Going Postal 2013."

Arts
8:31 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Dayna Hanson's 'The Clay Duke' Tackles Gun Violence

"The Clay Duke," a combination theater and dance production, runs at 8 p.m. on Dec. 5-8 at On The Boards' Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater.
On The Boards

Gun violence is something you hear about in the news every day. So it was only a matter of time before it was featured in a contemporary performance. Choreographer, writer and composer Dayna Hanson tackles the subject in her new performance, "The Clay Duke," premiering at Seattle's On The Boards this weekend (Dec. 5-8).

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Author Interview
3:51 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Dogfight: The Deeply Personal Battle Between Apple And Google

Fred Vogelstein's book "Dogfight."

David Hyde talks with Wired contributing editor Fred Vogelstein about his new book "Dogfight: How Google and Apple Went to War and Started a Revolution."  The book chronicles the contentious relationship between Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Eric Schmidt and shows how it has shaped smartphone and tablet technology.

Author Interview
3:49 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

United States And Pakistan: An Epic History Of Misunderstanding

Husaon Haqqani's book "Magnificent Delusions."

Marcie Sillman talks with Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistan Ambassador to the US, about his new book "Magnificent Delusions."

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.

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