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Economics And Crime
3:17 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Can The Promise Of Opportunity Reduce Crime?

Credit Robert Crutchfield's book "Get a Job."

Steve Scher talks to UW Sociology professor Robert Crutchfield about the research in his new book ,"Get A Job: Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, And Crime."

One argument for raising the minimum wage is that better pay will tie a person to the work in a positive way. More pay could give a worker hope that they will be able to  build a better life for themselves and their family. Research shows that  kids will pick up on that hope and be less likely to commit crimes. 

Crutchfield  has worked as a parole agent and a juvenile probation officer. His research focuses on the connections between labor markets, economic opportunity and crime. Basically, he says, a good job reduces crime. 

Ask The Dietitian
1:46 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

5 Recipes To Get Your Necessary Nourishment After High Endurance Training

Nutritionist Mary Purdy suggests lentil soup as a way to get needed protein and carbs after a workout.
Flickr Photo/whitneyinchicago

Marcie Sillman talks to clinical nutritionist Mary Purdy about the nourishment needed for training.

Purdy explains why you need nourishment after long workouts. You need to replenish your glycogen stores (the principle storage form of glucose, which your body uses for energy) with carbohydrates. Protein is also important, to help rebuild and repair your muscle.

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Batting 1000
10:58 am
Sun May 18, 2014

'The Play Of The Game': Watch A Boy Win Over A Girl With A Foul Ball

A boy hands a girl a foul ball and she smiles broadly.
MLB

Originally published on Mon May 19, 2014 6:31 am

The game announcers called it "the play of the game." We'd be foolish not to agree.

During last night's Blue Jays-Rangers game, a boy catches a foul ball. Without a thought, he turns around and gives the ball to a much older girl, who flashes a major smile.

You're thinking, wow, what a smooth operator. But the replay reveals the kid is slicker than you imagined. Just watch:

h/t: Deadspin.

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Historical Find
3:07 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Naia Provides New Insight On Early Americans

Steve Scher talks to James Chatters, the lead investigator researching Naia, a 13,000 year old skull found in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Naia's skull is one of the best preserved and among the oldest skulls found.

Author Interview
3:06 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

'The Noble Hustle': Playing In The World Series Of Poker

Credit Colson Whitehead's book "The Noble Hustle."

David Hyde talks to Colson Whitehead, MacArthur Genius Award winner and author of the new book "The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death."

Seattle Parks
2:07 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

As Seattle Considers Parks District, Tacoma Serves As Useful Comparison

Wright Park, located on the edge of downtown, was established in 1890.
Credit Metro Parks Tacoma

Ross Reynolds speaks with Jack Wilson, executive director of Metro Parks Tacoma, about how a Parks District differs from a Parks Department. Tacoma has had a parks district since April 1907; Seattle voters will decide whether to establish a Seattle Park District in August 2014.

Cage Fighting Ministers
10:43 am
Fri May 16, 2014

'I Can Love My Neighbor And Punch Him In The Face'

Preston "Pastor of Disaster" Hocker, KUOW's Ross Reynolds and Bryan Storkel, co-director of the documentary "Fight Church" in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Ross Reynolds interviews Bryan Storkel, the co-director of a new documentary called "Fight Church" about cage fighting Christian ministers, and Preston Hocker, one of those ministers who is known as the "Pastor of Disaster." 

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Farming
10:43 am
Fri May 16, 2014

How To Win An Old-Fashioned Plowing Competition

Courtney Polinder plows at the 2013 International Plowing Match while his wife, Heidi, right, helps steer the horses in the furrow. Courtney’s grandfather, Fred Polinder, began competing at the plowing match in 1943.
Sarah Eden Wallace

The horses are beefy, the farmers nostalgic and the legacy long.

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40 Year Icon
10:29 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Ramps To Nowhere: A Concrete Memorial To The Opposition To Concrete

State Route 520's "Ramps to Nowhere" in Seattle's Washington Arboretum/
Flickr Photo/jseattle (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Bill Radke interviews Seattle City Councilmember Jean Godden about the 'ramps to nowhere' on State Route 520 near the Washington Arboretum. They were built 40 years ago, intended for a highway from Duwamish to Bothell that never materialized. As the new SR 520 is being built, the question of what to do with the ramps has resurfaced.

Adventure Playgrounds
2:25 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

The Emerging Movement To Make Play More Risky

David Hyde speaks with Atlantic writer Hanna Rosin about the emerging movement to create playgrounds that foster independence and creativity, and to the Recreation Supervisor on Mercer Island, which started one of the first “Adventure Playgrounds” in the U.S.  

Arts
11:42 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Ben Moore, Who Guided Seattle Rep Through Recession, Retires

Seattle Repertory Theatre's Ben Moore
Credit Seattle Repertory Theatre/Alan Alabastro

After almost three decades on the job, Seattle Repertory Theatre Managing Director Ben Moore will retire at the end of June.

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Intiman Theatre
9:07 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner's 'Angels In America' Comes To Seattle

Playwright Tony Kushner
Flickr Photo/Commonwealth Club (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Tony Kushner is the author of "Angels in America," a two-part play inspired by the tragic rise of the AIDS epidemic. "Angels" debuted on Broadway in 1993, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony award for Best Play that same year.

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre will be staging a production of "Angels" this summer, opening August 12.

Kushner spoke with writer, editor and It Gets Better project co-founder Dan Savage at Town Hall Seattle on May 10.

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No Time For Play
8:05 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Recess, Once Free Time, Gets An Overhaul

The nonprofit organization Playworks has trained several dozen schools in Washington -- including Bellevue Public Schools -- how to turn recess from the traditional free time into an organized activity period.
Credit Photo Credit Playworks

The recess for the youngest students at Ardmore Elementary School in Bellevue doesn’t look like your typical recess.

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Two-Wheelers
4:19 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Don't Salmon, Don't Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of Safe Cycling

What's that salmon doing in the bike lane?
Leif Parsons for NPR

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 6:48 am

Alec Baldwin, you were salmoning!

The actor was ticketed in New York on Tuesday for riding his bicycle the wrong way on a one-way street.

Cyclists use the term "salmoning" to describe a biker going against the stream on a one-way bike lane. Surely the definition can be broadened to include Baldwin's infraction.

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Politics & Government
3:35 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Ralph Nader Chats About New Book, Seattle’s Minimum Wage Debate

Credit Ralph Nader's new book "Unstoppable."

David Hyde speaks with Ralph Nader about Seattle's minimum wage debate and his new book: “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle The Corporate State.”

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