Weekday

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Weekday tracks the trends in society that become tomorrow's headlines.

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Home Repair
10:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Home Repair With Roger Faris

Favorite tools in a home-repair toolbox.
(Flickr photo/Gordon Ross)

Need a hand with a do-it-yourself home improvement project? Our home repair expert Roger Faris is here to answer your questions. Call us at 206.543.5869 or weekday@kuow.org.

Also this hour, we speak with attorney David Mann. He’s representing Seattle longshoremen and warehouse workers who say they’ll file a lawsuit to block a third sports arena in Sodo. Plus, we hear a poem from Dean Young and take a listen back to some of our interview with satirist Christopher Buckley (“They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?”).

Elections 2012
9:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

King County Sheriff Candidates Debate

King County Sheriff bike patrols in downtown Seattle.
(Flickr photo/N i c o l a)

Whoever wins the election to lead the King County Sheriff's Department will have his work cut out for him. Two performance audits in recent months have criticized how the department handles internal investigations and use-of-force complaints. Steve Strachan has been interim sheriff since Sue Rahr departed earlier this year. Strachan faces a veteran of the department in the race, former KCSD spokesman John Urquhart. They join us in studio.

Supreme Court
9:00 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin On The Supreme Court In The Obama Era

US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Despite their political differences, the young and ambitious Harvard Law graduates and Harvard Law Review alumni President Obama and Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts share many similarities. We talk with Jeffrey Toobin, author of the new book “The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court,” about the battles and truces between America's judicial and executive branches – from inauguration day to the recent Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Culture
4:09 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Ira Glass On The Future Of Radio

Ira Glass, host of "This American Life."
(AP Photo/Showtime, Monty Brinton)

With NPR’s popular Car Talk hosts retiring, public radio approaches a crossroads. Which way to go? Hit the archives to keep popular programs on the air, or create more new shows? The creator and host of This American Life has some ideas. We talk with Ira Glass about the present and future of public radio.

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Human Rights
2:54 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

"Half The Sky" Author Sheryl WuDunn On The Fight For Gender Equality

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Young girl in Kolkata, India from the Independent Lens presentation of "Half the Sky" (Photo/Josh Bennett)

Is gender inequity the biggest issue of our time? Around the world, it’s not unusual for young girls from poor families to be kept out of school. In India, the mortality rate for girls under age five is 50 percent higher than it is for boys. Pulitzer Prize–winning author of “Half the Sky” Sheryl WuDunn talked with us earlier this year about education, poverty, maternal mortality, sex trafficking and gender inequality, and what can be done to help.

Books
2:49 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

FOUND Magazine’s Davy Rothbart

FOUND Magazine's Davy Rothbart. (Photo/Dan Busta)

FOUND Magazine creator and This American Life contributor Davy Rothbart joins us to talk about 10 years of FOUND and his new collection of essays, "My Heart Is An Idiot." Then, Marcie Sillman speaks with choreographer Amy O’Neal about her new solo performance at Velocity Dance Center.

Arts
4:40 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Actor And Storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky and KUOW's Steve Scher on stage at Seattle's Neptune Theater during Weekday Live.
KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky is well-known for his roles as Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog Day" and Sandy Ryerson in TV’s "Glee."  Lately, he’s become highly regarded as a storyteller for his podcast and radio show The Tobolowsky Files, and a new book, "The Dangerous Animals Club." Stephen Tobolowsky joins us.

Music
9:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

A Conversation With Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews performs in Milan, Italy, in 2010.
(Photo/Cifo aka Big Cif)

Musician Dave Matthews has a new album called “Away From The World.” He's just home from tour and joins us to muse on everything from the upcoming presidential election to avoiding wheat. Tune in for an off-the-cuff conversation between Dave and Steve, and pledge your support for KUOW.

Books
10:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Nancy Pearl's Books To Pass Along

Librarian Nancy Pearl.
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Many of us pass along books we love to family and friends. If you could only pass along one book — one you truly love — which book would it be? Librarian Nancy Pearl gives Weekday her list of books that should be passed along to loved ones.

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