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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

This is a Thanksgiving story about a horse. Actually, a horse artist. I don't mean an artist who paints horses, like Degas or Remington, but a horse who paints — and thereby also raises money for less fortunate horses.

Really.

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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 (CC BY-NC-ND)

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

Meat Retail
2:54 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Where’s The Beef From? Starting Saturday, Meat Labels Will Have To Tell You

Meat labeling in the US will roll about more specific information about origin including where meat was born, raised and slaughtered.
Flickr Photo/Robert Couse-Baker

Meat-eating grocery shoppers will see something new starting this Saturday: A label that includes the location of where the meat they’re buying was born, raised and slaughtered.

It has been a bumpy road to implementation since a law was passed in the US regarding meat labeling in 2002. Supporters of origin labeling include consumer groups who pushed a “right to know” argument and some farmers who argued that labeling would increase the demand for American meat.

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JFK Remembered
1:43 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Seattle Historian: JFK Rose 'Above Our Cynicism'

Knute Berger, a Seattle historian and columnist, remembers John F. Kennedy in an interview with Deborah Wang.
Credit Crosscut Photo

Local historian Knute Berger was just a kid when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Berger's parents were Republicans -- they hadn't voted for Kennedy. But for Berger, Kennedy was a kind of hero.

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Legends
12:00 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

T'Was The Night Before Thanksgiving When DB Cooper Jumped ...

Renderings of the hijacker who came to be known as D.B. Cooper.
FBI Photo

If you don’t know the story of D.B. Cooper, the short version goes like this:

On Nov. 24, 1971, a man referred to as D.B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 on a flight between Portland, Ore., and Seattle. He extorted $200,000 in ransom, and parachuted from the plane. No one has ever seen him since.

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Accidental Incumbents
7:23 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Jobs For Life? Meet The Politicians Of A Tiny Northwest Town

Mayor Lynette Oswald leads the monthly meeting of the Prescott City Council.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 5:52 pm

There are some towns in the Northwest that are so small, nearly everybody is a politician.

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