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Getting Fresh
12:01 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Your Fava-orite Bean Edition

Flickr Photo/luvjnx

This week Sheryl Wiser talks with Ross Reynolds about fava beans and radishes. She swears that both are good for more than just a creative play in Scrabble. Did you know that radishes have their own holiday in Oaxaca, Mexico? It is true  — La Noche de Los Rabanos is celebrated yearly on December 23. We learn about that and more in this week's edition of "Getting Fresh with Ross and Sheryl."

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Vigilante Sanitation
11:59 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Merchant Installs Outhouse In Pioneer Square

Seattle plans to install a Portland Loo, pictured, near Pioneer Square. One area merchant didn't wait for that to happen.
Flickr Photo/Kevin Christopher Burke

They can arrest her — but she’s not going to put up with the stink.

A Pioneer Square business owner built her own outhouses and put them up last week to cut down on restaurant goers, sports fans and homeless people urinating in the alleys.

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Music Makes The People Come Together
11:52 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Can You Make A Living Making Music?

From buskers in the market to the flood of Seattle musicians over the speakers at Sea-Tac airport, Seattle has long been known for its musical ties. But can you make a living making music? Ross Reynolds talks about why Seattle University's Quinton Morris wants to destroy the idea of the starving artist and what Sub Pop's Tony K thinks musicians should know about publishing rights. 

Unlimited Vacation
11:48 am
Wed July 10, 2013

More Vacation, More Problems?

Flickr Photo/davitydave

The Society for Human Resource Management’s 2012 Survey says that one percent of US employers offer unlimited vacation if you get your work done, including big companies like IBM and Netflix, and smaller start-ups like Seattle’s Social Strata, a tech company focused on social media applications.

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Canada, Culture, Commerce
10:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

The News From Canada, Top Ten Movies From 1963, And Business News

Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" turns 50 this year, but will it make it to Robert Horton's top 10 list for movies from 1963?
Original movie poster for "The Birds."

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer tells us who is on the B-list to be the next US ambassador to Canada (hint: it is not our former governor Christine Gregoire).  Film critic Robert Horton picks the top 10 movies from 1963 in honor of their 50th anniversary.  Then, Michele Matassa-Flores of the Puget Sound Business Journal brings us the region’s latest economic news.  

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International News
9:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

The Latest News From Egypt, Escape From Camp 14, And Paula Poundstone

Crossing over the North Korea border to escape is a dangerous prospect. Shin Dong-Hyuk managed a rare escape from Camp 14.
Flickr Photo/Kimmo Raisanen

The Continuing Unrest In Egypt

The ousting of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was not popular with all Egyptians. Over 50 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in a clash between protesters and the military earlier this week. Interim President Adly Mansour has begun appointing new cabinet members and has moved forward with a roadmap to a democratic election. What does the future hold for Egypt and what is happening there now? Borzou Daragahi of the Financial Times joins us for an update.

Escape From Camp 14: From North Korea To The West
Shin Dong-Hyuk was born in Camp 14, a political prison camp in North Korea. No one born inside the camp has ever escaped, except for Shin. Katy Sewall talks with journalist Blaine Harden about the story of a remarkable escape.

A Conversation With Paula Poundstone
Comedian Paula Poundstone is widely known for her stand-up act and formidable trivia chops on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! She has a new comedy CD, “I Heart Jokes” and will be performing at Tacoma’s Pantages Theatre on Friday. She joins us from the studios of NPR West in Los Angelas.

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Puget Sound Movement
1:24 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Ghost-Net Busters

Credit flickr photo / Jennyvids

Lost and abandoned fishing nets kill untold numbers of sea creatures around the world every year. But there's a growing global movement to remove what are known as "ghost nets" and prevent new ones. And it's starting in the Puget Sound.

Full list of stories on KUOW Presents, July 9:

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Soldotna Crash
12:04 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Alaska Plane Crash "A Tragedy For All The Communities Involved"

Federal safety investigators are looking into the airplane crash in the fishing community of Soldotna, Alaska, that occurred on Sunday. All 10 people on board the de Havilland DHC3 Otter died, including the pilot and nine passengers.  The plane was a small air taxi, common in Alaska where the road system is limited. Ross Reynolds talks with Rusty Roessler, general manager of Pacific Alaska Shellfish and friend of the late pilot.

ContextChina
11:48 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Covering The Connection Between China And Seattle

Chinatown International District, Seattle.
Flickr Photo/Curtis Cronn

  Tomorrow kicks off the fifth round of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. Here in the other Washington, economic ties to China are strong. Washington state is home to some of the largest international companies – Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing and Amazon to name a few. And a recent Chinese movie hit, “Finding Mr. Right (Beijing Meets Seattle)” has put the relationship between the two on the map. Ross Reynolds talks with Kristi Heim, founder of ContextChina, an online newspaper that covers the connection between Seattle and China.

Dogs In Public
11:47 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Listener Debate: Should Dogs Be Allowed In Bars And Restaurants?

Flickr Photo/torbakhopper

  There are more dogs living in Seattle than children according to recent census data. You’ve probably noticed the dog parks, dog spas and even dogs hanging out in bars, restaurants and other public places. According to state law, animals (excluding service animals) are not allowed in food establishments. But should they be? We want to hear from you: should dogs be allowed in public spaces like bars and restaurants? Ross Reynolds takes listener phone calls.

Online Sellers
11:45 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Amazon And The Business of Selling Books

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  Seattle’s own Amazon is the largest bookseller in the United States. Amazon enjoys a market share of 25 percent in print books and 60 percent in e-books. Recently, some of their prices have gone up. Ross Reynolds talks with a researcher at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance about how she thinks Amazon’s market share changes the business of selling books.

SPD Reforms
9:00 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Interim Chief Jim Pugel, And A Visit To Stunt School

It's not all books and pencils and film or stunt school. Students are trained in a variety of stunts to create exciting scenes.
Flickr Photo/Vancouver Film School

  SPD Interim Chief Jim Pugel
Thirty-year SPD veteran Jim Pugel was appointed interim police chief in April. He took over a department facing major reforms to address federal claims of biased policing and excessive use of force. What progress is being made to comply with Department of Justice reforms? Is the SPD making progress on Mayor Mike McGinn’s 2020 police reform plan? What questions do you have for Seattle police chief Jim Pugel? Send a message to Weekday.  
 
A Visit To Stunt School
Summer movies are full of stunts performed by professionals. Ever wonder how they’re trained? Often, they go to stunt school. Katy Sewall stopped by while students were learning how to safely kick someone in the groin.

The Weather And Hike Of The Week
Michael Fagin suggests a hike that matches the week’s weather forecast.

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Classic Films And Design
12:37 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

99% Invisible: Movie Title Sequences

From Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Titles designed by Saul Bass.
Credit Paramount Pictures

Movie title sequences used to be boring: a mere list of movie stars and directors you had to sit through before the actual movie started.

Then, directors got smart. They started farming the work out to talented design teams. Today, we hear an episode of 99% Invisible on the unseen art of movie title sequences.

What's your favorite title sequence of all time? Listen to the staff of Seattle's Scarecrow Video describe their personal favorites:

Staff of Seattle's Scarecrow Video on favorite movie title sequences of all time.

and here's a video with a whole lot more of them to inspire you:

Full list of stories from KUOW Presents, July 8:

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Techno Sociology
12:07 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Top 3 Reasons We Love Lists

A collection of headlines from the internet site Buzzfeed shows the variety of ways people enjoy lists.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

  Americans love lists, whether it’s “26 Perfectly Reasonable Excuses For Totally Giving Up,” or “23 Images That Will Change The Way You Look At ‘Harry Potter.”  But why? Ross Reynolds chats with sociologist Matthew Salganik about why we love those top 10 (or more) summaries.

Religious Radicals
12:03 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Does Religion Cause Violence?

Flickr Photo/C. Jill Reed

  Religious leaders often denounce violence. But radicals also use religion to rally support for violence. So does religion cause violence? And if so, is secularism the answer? Ross Reynolds talks it over with James Wellman,  professor and chair of the religion program at University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies and the author of "Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence Across Time and Tradition," and Rachel Woodlock, author of "For God’s Sake: An Atheist, A Jew, A Christian and A Muslim Debate Religion."

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