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Books
10:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Nancy Pearl Recommends Science Fiction

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Science fiction is literature that asks “what if?” What if time travel was possible? What if robots took over? What if climate change made Earth uninhabitable? Nancy Pearl joins us with recommendations for science-fiction titles (including  “Angelmaker” by Nick Harkaway) and a conversation about the genre. What sci-fi are you reading? Share your picks with us at 206.543.5869 or weekday@kuow.org.

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Politics
9:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Ask Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn

Are police drones coming to Seattle skies? Protesters raised the alarm about SPD plans for unmanned aerial vehicles at a raucous public meeting last month. Mayor Mike McGinn joins us in our studios to talk about SPD drones, next steps for police reform and the latest news on the city budget. Have a question for the mayor? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write weekday@kuow.org.

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News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Your Take On The News: National Unity In Face Of Storm

President Barack Obama is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie upon his arrival at Atlantic City International Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Atlantic City, NJ.
Credit AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news with Joni BalterEli Sanders, Peter Jackson and David Horsey. What stories caught your attention this week? What hasn’t been covered? What’s your take on the news? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.


Politics
9:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Porterfield Challenges Reichert For Washington's 8th District Seat

We speak with Karen Porterfield, candidate for Congress in Washington's 8th District, and Priya Guha, Britain's top diplomat in the Northwest. Plus, we hear live music from members of the award-winning Roosevelt High School Jazz Band and get a weekend weather forecast from Nick Bond.

Privacy
10:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

US Supreme Court Considers Electronic Eavesdropping

US Supreme Court.
Credit (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Clapper v. Amnesty International, a case that will decide whether or not the federal government can be sued for wiretapping U.S. citizens. The Atlantic's Garrett Epps is following the hearing and shares his findings with us.

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Other
9:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Debating R-74: Should Washington State Allow Same-Sex Couples To Marry?

Wedding rings.
Credit Flickr photo/Michael Verhoef (CC BY-NC-ND)

Earlier this year, Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire signed a bill allowing marriage rights for same-sex couples. Opponents gathered enough signatures to force a public referendum, and the law was put on hold. Now, it's up to voters to decide. If Referendum 74 is approved, Washington state will be the first in the country to uphold gay marriage at the ballot box. Should same-sex couples have the same rights to marry as straight couples? Author and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu and Preserve Marriage Washington spokesman Chip White join us.

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Commentary
10:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Canada, Culture And Commerce: Scary Movies With Robert Horton

A scene from <em>Nosferatu</em>, 1922.
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Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer explores how Washington state's election results would effect British Columbia and Canada, Robert Horton talks scary movies, and Michael Parks reviews the latest economic numbers.

Culture
9:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Weekday's Annual Haunted Halloween Party

Scary zombies at Toronto Zombie Walk.
Credit Flickr photo/Bahman A-Mahmoodi

You're invited to Weekday's haunted Halloween party. We hope you brought your nerve. (Insert creepy laugh here.) Dress up as anything you wish, and bring your true ghost stories and Halloween treats. Let's revel in the holiday!

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Gardening
10:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Greendays Gardening Tackles Winter Gardening Questions

Late autumn folliage.
Flickr photo/Haris Bahrudin

Weekday green thumbs Marty Wingate, Willi Galloway and Greg Rabourn join us to answer your flower, vegetable and native plant questions. Need guidance for your garden? Call us at 206.543.5869 or email weekday@kuow.org.

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History
9:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Tim Egan On Edward Curtis, A Famous Photographer You Have Never Heard Of

Edward Curtis' "In A Pigean Lodge," 1910. This image has been criticized for retouching, implying manipulation of anthropological documents..
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Chances are you've seen the works of Edward Curtis, possibly without even realizing it. His images are the iconic, definitive photographs of Native Americans created as the 19th century expired and the 20th came into being. The huge project to photograph the surviving Indian tribes brought Edward Curtis from the fringes of high society to the edge of penury. He died almost forgotten a few years after publication of the last of his 20 volumes of images. The New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan joins us to explore the remarkable life and work of Edward Curtis.

Also this hour we will hear from the two candidates running for Washington state's 9th Congressional District. Rep. Adam Smith and Jim Postma discuss the issues facing the state's first minority-majority district.

Elections
10:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Elections 2012: How To Read The Polls

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With just over a week to go, news outlets are inundated with polling results gaging voter sentiment in the presidential election — up to 20 state and national polls are coming out every day, often with different results. Which ones can you trust? How are they conducted? Washington Post polling director Jon Cohen helps us separate the signal from the noise.

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Books
9:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

A Mother And Son's Love Of Reading, And Each Other

Journalist Will Schwalbe worked for years in publishing, most recently as vice president and editor-in-chief of Hyperion Books. When his mother Mary Anne was diagnosed with terminal cancer, their relationship turned not to her illness, but their shared love of reading. His new book documents their conversations, the difficulty of sometimes not knowing what to say, and the power of reading to shape us. Will Schwalbe joins us to talk about "The End of Your Life Book Club."

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News & Analysis
10:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Your Take On The News

Your Take On The News featuring Knute Berger, Joni Balter and Eli Sanders at Weekday Live in 2011.
Credit KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

It’s Friday — time to talk over the week’s news with Joni BalterEli SandersKnute Berger and C.R. Douglas. What stories caught your attention this week? What hasn’t been covered? What’s your take on the news? Call us at 206.543.5869 or write to weekday@kuow.org.

Elections 2012
9:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Wash. Secretary Of State Candidates Wyman, Drew Debate

Washington Secretary of State candidates Kathleen Drew (left) and Kim Wyman.
Credit (Courtesy of Drew and Wyman campaigns)

Former state Senator Kathleen Drew wants to become the first Democrat in nearly 50 years to hold the office of Washington's Secretary of State. She faces Thurston County Auditor Kim Wyman in November. Both candidates join us in the studio.

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Drones In Seattle
10:00 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Seattle Police Seek Feedback On Drones

Mesa County, Colo., Sheriff's Department test fly a small Draganflyer X6 drone, January 2009.
AP Photo/Mesa County Sheriff's Unmanned Operations Team

Seattle police are hoping to dispel concerns about privacy and encourage community support for their newly acquired drones by inviting the public to a Q&A at Garfield Community Center tonight. We hear more about the SPD's drones, what they would be used for and how their use would be monitored.

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