Weekday

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Year-End Review
9:00 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Counting Down 2012

What was your favorite story from 2012?
Credit Flickr/Dan Moyle

The end of the year brings the opportunity for reflection and a chance to look back as we prepare for the year ahead. In that spirit, we listen back to the "Year in Weekday" — some of the stories, big and small, that had our attention in 2012.

News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Your Take On The News

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a news conference on the fiscal cliff. Washington, DC, Dec. 20, 2012.
Jacquelyn Martin AP Photo

It’s Friday — time to review the week’s news with Eli Sanders, Knute Berger and David Horsey. Talks on taxes and spending are getting down to the wire in Washington, DC, and even Starbucks is urging cooperation to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. Will there be a deal before the December 31 deadline?

We'll also take a look back at the region's big stories of 2012, from history-making decisions on marijuana and marriage equality, to Seattle's steps toward police reform and a deal for a third pro sports stadium. What stories caught your attention? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

Music
9:00 am
Fri December 28, 2012

The Song That Sings The Year

Illuminated music.
Phil Hilfiker Flickr

What is the song that sings 2012 for you? Is it a timeless favorite or a new track that captures your mood? Adele, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber topped the pop charts. Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was inescapable for a minute there.

Who topped the charts in your life? We want to hear about the one song that best sums up your experiences in 2012. Share your songs and music-related stories with us at 800.289.5869 or weekday@kuow.org

We'll also get our regular weekend weather forecast from Nick Bond.

Life And Culture
10:00 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Our Regrets For 2012

What are your regrets for 2012?
Credit Flickr photo/Germán Garibaldi

The Stranger publishes a regrets issue at the end of every year. It's a list of the mistakes, missed opportunities and blunders made throughout the year. What regrets do you have for 2012? What do you wish you had (or had not) done? We want to hear your stories. David Schmader, associate editor at The Stranger, joins us to share his regrets.  

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Environment
9:00 am
Thu December 27, 2012

The Next Act For Clean Water

What is the future of clean water?
Credit Flickr photo/Ibrahim Areef

The Clean Water Act turned 40 this year. What has it accomplished? Where would we be without it? And what will the next 40 years look like for clean water in this country? Weekday presents a special broadcast produced by KUOW's EarthFix and Living On Earth from Public Radio International.

Canada And Economy
10:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Top Canadian News In 2012

Canadian flag.
Credit Flickr Photo/Christopher Policarpio

Vaughn Palmer joins us to take a look back at the big stories in Canada. From the pipeline proposals to the appointment of a Canadian to be head of the Bank of England to the hockey strike, we will look back on Canada's year.

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Movies
9:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Robert Horton's Best Movies Of 2012

Batman, Bilbo, Bond: Box-office success stories, but are they 2012's best movies?
Credit courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment, New Line Cinema, MGM

What was the best movie of 2012? The year saw the return of Batman, Bilbo and Bond, but box office blowout doesn't mean it's the best movie. Where would you rank "Moonrise Kingdom, "Lincoln" or "Beasts of the Southern Wild?" Let's look back on Celluloid 2012 with film critic Robert Horton.

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Holiday Festivities
10:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

The Weekday Holiday Fireside Chat!

Welcome to the Weekday fireside holiday fun.

Warm yourself by the fireside with us this morning. Steve Scher is kicking back before Christmas with Santa Claus, Jimmy Stewart, Frosty the Snowman and you!

Attend Weekday's holiday fireside chat by sharing your favorite holiday traditions, games and tasty delights with us. No holiday gathering is complete without laughter too.

Holiday Festivities
9:00 am
Mon December 24, 2012

'Tis The Season For Weekday's Holiday Party

Santa John Roderick for Three Imaginary Girls, a popular music blog.
Credit Flickr illustration/Laura Musselman

'Tis the time of year for a good party, and you're invited to ours! Join us as Steve Scher hops aboard our horse-drawn sleigh with Frosty the Snowman, Jimmy Stewart, Charlie Brown, Ebenezer Scrooge and, of course, Santa Claus.  

Bring your favorite traditions, games and culinary delights. Tell Santa what you're hoping for this year, and help keep Frosty cold.

News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Your Take On The News

Frank Kulick adjusts a display of wooden crosses and a Jewish Star of David representing the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on his front lawn in Newtown, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/David Goldman

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news with Joni Balter, Eli Sanders and Knute Berger. A new Pew poll conducted after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., finds "modest change" in American opinion of gun control and gun rights. Have we reached a national moment of reflection on guns? Also this week, the field of Seattle mayoral candidates expanded by two, as former Seattle City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck and neighborhood activist Kate Martin announced their campaigns. What stories caught your attention this week? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

Holidays And Religion
9:00 am
Fri December 21, 2012

The Interfaith Amigos On The Meaning of Light And Celebration

The Interfaith Amigos at their TEDxDU talk in 2011.
Credit Flickr Photo/University of Denver

This time of year, Christmas lights add color to the night. Candles are lit to celebrate Hanukkah, "the festival of lights.” The world's major religions each use light to represent big ideas. The Interfaith Amigos join us to explain the religious meaning of light.

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King County Politics
10:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine

King County Executive Dow Constantine in KUOW's studio.
Credit KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

Earlier this month King County Executive Dow Constantine signed some of the state's first same-sex marriage licenses and spoke against a plan to run more coal trains through Seattle. We'll ask him about these and other stories impacting our region. Have a question for the King County executive? Call 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

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International News
9:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

The Risks Of Reporting From Syria

About 200 Turkish journalists march to the Syrian embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, to demand Syria free their colleagues Turkish cameraman Cuneyt Unal and Bashar Fahmi. Unal has been released, but Fahmi's status is still unknown.
Credit AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 28 reporters have been killed Syria this year — making it one of the most dangerous places on earth for the media to cover. What makes reporting from Syria so dangerous, and why do journalists continue to risk their lives for the story? 

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Economy
10:00 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Canada, Culture And Commerce: Fiscal Cliff And Classic Holiday Movies

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters following the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
Credit AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Robert Horton reflects on the best holiday films. Then, we review the latest economic news with Seattle Times columnist Jon Talton.

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Mental Health
9:00 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Looking At The Link Between Mental Illness And Violence

Is there a link between mental illness and violence?
Credit Flickr Photo/Majicdolphin

Officials have not yet released any information on the mental state of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooter, but anecdotal reports about his behavior and character have led people to diagnose him with a myriad of mental illnesses. At what point does conjecture lead to stigmatization of people with mental illness? Is it fair to connect violence with mental illness? We talk about it with Dr. Jennifer Stuber of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington.

Highlights from Dr. Struber's interview available here.
 

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