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Elections 2014
2:55 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Why Do We Care About Guns So Much?

Guns line the walls of the firearms reference collection at the Washington Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Credit AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Marcie Sillman talks with Robert Spitzer, author of  "The Politics of Gun Culture," about the place guns have in our culture. 

Health And Healing
2:28 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

Patient Nina Pham is hugged by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, outside of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., on Friday. Pham was discharged after testing free of Ebola.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

When Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her being free of Ebola.

Fauci said it was an honor to treat Pham and get to know "such an extraordinary individual." Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed" and put her trust "in God and my medical team."

Pham later met with President Obama in the Oval Office. The president and the nurse also hugged as news photographers captured the moment.

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Cowboy Calamari
6:41 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Do You Have The Guts To Celebrate World Tripe Day?

Chef Matt Bennett came up with Cowboy Calamari for World Tripe Day.

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 8:07 pm

An Oregon chef is asking if you have the guts to celebrate World Tripe Day on Friday.

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6:35 am
Fri October 24, 2014

VIDEO: Talking While Female


Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 8:27 am

Ask a woman if anybody has ever complained about her voice and, chances are, you'll get a story. Watch the above animated video, and you'll see what we mean.

Your voice is too squeaky, it's too loud, it lacks authority, it sounds childish, it's grating or obnoxious or unprofessional.

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Carnivorous Cooking
3:45 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

'Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

To make the best (and safest) burger, America's Test Kitchen recommends grinding the meat at home and packing it loosely.
Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 11:10 am

When shopping for meat, sometimes the options can be dizzying — what's the difference between an organic, free-range or air-chilled chicken? The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book offers insights.

It's about how to shop for, store, season and cook meat and poultry — and how to prevent contaminating your kitchen with bacteria from the raw meat.

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End Of Life
2:07 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Seattle Is Blazing The Trail On Cremation

Kendra Carver holds ashes of her friend Richard Haney. She is scattering them around the world on her travels.
KUOW Photo/Matthew Streib

Ross Reynolds talks with Jeff Jorgenson, owner of Elemental Cremation and Burial, about why 90 percent of people in Seattle are cremated, compared with only 47 percent nationally.

Public Transportation
3:02 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Can Seattle Change Streetcars For The Nation?

Seattle streetcar.
Credit Flickr Photo/Seattle Department of Transportation (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with freelance cities reporter Nate Berg about what place streetcars have in transportation infrastructure. 

Veteran Jobs
10:26 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Transitioning Service Members Learn To 'Champion Themselves' At JBLM Summit

Colonel James P. Isenhower, III, Director of Chairman’s Office of Reintegration, Joint Chiefs of Staff addresses a packed crowd during the Washington State Service Member For Life Transition Summit on Tuesday.
Credit (Stephen Brashear/AP Images for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Thousands of veterans and service members preparing to leave the military are expected at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this week for a three-day summit.

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Dueling Ballots
9:51 am
Wed October 22, 2014

How The Gun Debate Plays Out In Faith

The United Methodist Church, host of a fundraiser concert for Initiative 594.
Credit KUOW Photo/Ryan Katz

Charles Stephens performed opera in New York City for 20 years. He sang with the Seattle Symphony on opening night. But Stephens says that doesn’t compare to the concert he recently directed last month.

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Retail Blues
3:57 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

JCPenney No Longer Holds Up To The ‘Theater Of Retail’

This Connecticut store is one of the 33 that JCPenney closed earlier this year. The Bellevue, Wash., location is also about to close.
Flickr Photo/Mike Mozart (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Staff at JCPenney in Bellevue are preparing for the store’s closure. In November the store ends its 59-year run in Bellevue Square.

JCPenney, a flagship of the middle class, has been struggling for years. The Texas-based retailer closed 33 under-performing stores across the country earlier this year. Then in September it added Bellevue to the list.

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2:09 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

How Youth Unemployment Could Drag Down Our Future Economy

Ross Reynolds talks with Tom Allison, policy and research manager for the Millennial advocacy group Young Invincibles, about youth employment in the United States.

2:30 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Pastor Frank Schaefer On Officiating Son's Gay Marriage In Methodist Church

United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia.
Credit AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Ross Reynolds talks with Frank Schaefer, author of "Defrocked: How A Father's Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church," about his decision to officiate his son's same-sex marriage and the ensuing case over his dismissal from position as pastor in the Methodist church.

Local Wonder
9:09 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Who Are The Descendants Of Seattle's Early Families?

No, not the diner. Zack Cook, a market master at the Pike Place Market is a descendant of the Dennys, one of Seattle's first pioneering families.
Credit KUOW Photo/Joshua McNichols

What are the descendants of Seattle's pioneers up to? KUOW Listener Ben Lee wanted to know.

For KUOW's Local Wonder project, I escaped into Seattle's past in hopes of turning up the present. Turned out that finding Seattle's dead pioneers was the easy part. 

They’re all in one spot: Lakeview Cemetery on Capitol Hill.

Leonard Garfield, of the Museum of History and Industry, tells me the cemetery is the Who’s Who of Seattle past.

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3:15 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Will Seattle's LGBT Catholics Reunite With The Church?

St. James Cathedral in Seattle.
Credit Flickr Photo/Joe Wolf (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel talks with Leo Egashira, representative for Dignity Seattle, which ministers to LGBT Catholics, about the Vatican's gay-positive statements coming from an ongoing synod of cardinals.

Seattle History
2:40 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

After 50 Years, Friends Of The Pike Place Market Still Seem Like Revolutionaries

The iconic sign of the Pike Place Market.
Credit Flickr Photo/Jonathan Cohen (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Friends of the Pike Place Market by speaking with international market consultant David O'Neil. O'Neil says the Friends' efforts to save Pike Place Market turned the tide for public markets all over America.