Steve Scher http://kuow.org en SPU Shooting, Minimum Wage Passes, And Amazon Controversy Grows http://kuow.org/post/spu-shooting-minimum-wage-passes-and-amazon-controversy-grows <p></p><p>A <a href="http://kuow.org/topic/kuows-ongoing-coverage-spu-shooting">shooting</a> on the campus of Seattle Pacific University on Thursday left one person dead and two others seriously injured. Seattle <a href="http://kuow.org/post/seattle-city-council-approves-15-minimum-wage">made history this week</a> as the first city in the country to establish a $15 minimum wage for all workers. And the <a href="http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-amazon-and-hachette-explained-20140602-story.html#page=1">controversy</a> surrounding Amazon's business practices continued to attract national media attention.</p><p>Steve Scher recaps those stories and more news of the week with Crosscut's <a href="http://crosscut.com/mossback/">Knute Berger</a>, The Stranger's <a href="http://elisanders.net/">Eli Sanders</a>, news analyst Joni Balter and <a href="http://www.livewireradio.org/">Live Wire's</a> Luke Burbank.</p><p><strong>Week In Review Extra</strong></p><p>President Obama this week <a href="http://grist.org/climate-energy/how-much-cleaner-will-obamas-climate-rules-make-your-state/">announced new rules</a> that would lead to a reduction in carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. He proposed new Environmental Protection Agency rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2030. Is America up to the challenge?</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:18:39 +0000 Steve Scher & Andy Hurst 35942 at http://kuow.org SPU Shooting, Minimum Wage Passes, And Amazon Controversy Grows 'DamNation' Documentary Explores The Snake River Dam Controversy http://kuow.org/post/damnation-documentary-explores-snake-river-dam-controversy <p>Steve Scher talks to&nbsp;the filmmaker Travis Rummell, dam engineer Jim Waddell and Jim Ahern, a Lewiston, Idaho, native,&nbsp; about the new documentary "<a href="http://damnationfilm.com/">DamNation</a>." The film discusses the change in attitudes towards dam and river health.</p><p>http://vimeo.com/41319363 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:05:12 +0000 Steve Scher 35867 at http://kuow.org 'DamNation' Documentary Explores The Snake River Dam Controversy Seattle Police File A Lawsuit, City Council Agrees On $15, And Ramtha The Racist http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-file-lawsuit-city-council-agrees-15-and-ramtha-racist <p>Over a hundred members of the Seattle Police Department have filed a lawsuit against the federally-mandated reforms SPD has adopted. The Seattle City Council has come to an agreement on the minimum wage proposal.</p><p>Steve Scher recaps those stories and more news of the week with Crosscut's Knute Berger, The Stranger's Eli Sanders, news analyst Joni Balter and LiveWire host Luke Burbank. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:04 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 35523 at http://kuow.org Seattle Police File A Lawsuit, City Council Agrees On $15, And Ramtha The Racist One Minimum Wage Committee Member Says Process And Proposal Is A 'Charade' http://kuow.org/post/one-minimum-wage-committee-member-says-process-and-proposal-charade <p>Steve Scher talks with David Meinert, Seattle nightlife entrepreneur and restaurantuer about his experience on the mayor's income inequality advisory committee. Marcie Sillman gets more on the story with Q13&nbsp;Political Analyst C.R. Douglas. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:29:13 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 35517 at http://kuow.org One Minimum Wage Committee Member Says Process And Proposal Is A 'Charade' Game Of Homes: Leaving Seattle For The Cheaper Suburbs http://kuow.org/post/game-homes-leaving-seattle-cheaper-suburbs <p>This week, we have been airing Game of Homes, a series about finding affordable housing in Seattle. For one family, finding a place to live within their means meant leaving the city altogether.</p><p>Andrea VanHorn and her fiancé fled to North Bend, a small town 35 miles east of Seattle. “Wow, there’s a lot of pine trees out here,” VanHorn said when the idea was first suggested. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:28:57 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 35522 at http://kuow.org Game Of Homes: Leaving Seattle For The Cheaper Suburbs Game Of Homes: 11 People, Two Tiny Apartments http://kuow.org/post/game-homes-11-people-two-tiny-apartments <p></p><p>This week, we have been airing Game of Homes, a series about finding affordable housing in Seattle. For some, like the Pokhrel family, it’s about bunking together. Eleven family members share two apartments on Rainier Avenue in South Seattle. Fri, 30 May 2014 00:14:40 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 35467 at http://kuow.org Game Of Homes: 11 People, Two Tiny Apartments Prohibition Still Around In Fircrest, Washington http://kuow.org/post/prohibition-still-around-fircrest-washington <p>Steve Scher talks to Fircrest City Councilmember Hunter George about the efforts change the city's prohibition-era laws on alcohol sales and consumption. Thu, 29 May 2014 22:19:22 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 35448 at http://kuow.org Prohibition Still Around In Fircrest, Washington Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants Americans To Have A 'Fighting Chance' http://kuow.org/post/sen-elizabeth-warren-wants-americans-have-fighting-chance <p>Steve Scher talks to Senator Elizabeth Warren about her new book "A Fighting Chance," the rise of the minimum wage and the banking industry. Thu, 29 May 2014 22:16:15 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 35447 at http://kuow.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wants Americans To Have A 'Fighting Chance' Conflict Continues Over Sewage Plant In Victoria http://kuow.org/post/conflict-continues-over-sewage-plant-victoria <p>Steve Scher talks to Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun columnist about the news from Canada. A decades long debate over a sewage plant in Victoria continues this week. Glaciers are melting all over Canada and some could disappear in the next twenty years. And finally, the latest on the teacher labor strike in the British Columbia. Wed, 28 May 2014 23:17:48 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 35375 at http://kuow.org Game Of Homes: To Afford Seattle, Shrink Your Life http://kuow.org/post/game-homes-afford-seattle-shrink-your-life <p>As Seattle grows – it’s the fastest growing big city – more people will be looking for affordable housing within the city limits. We here at <em>The Record</em> have been documenting how people are figuring out affordable housing in our series, "Game of Homes." Wed, 28 May 2014 23:09:03 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 35214 at http://kuow.org Game Of Homes: To Afford Seattle, Shrink Your Life Turkey's Democracy In Flux http://kuow.org/post/turkeys-democracy-flux <p>Steve&nbsp;Scher&nbsp;talks to&nbsp;&nbsp;Dr.&nbsp;Kemal&nbsp;Kirişci, a Turkish political scholar&nbsp;&nbsp;at the Brookings Institute, about what is next for our NATO ally. Turkey’s leaders are restricting speech, political activities and religious freedoms.&nbsp; Wed, 28 May 2014 20:59:28 +0000 Steve Scher 35398 at http://kuow.org 'To Have A Place Where I Can Have Food' http://kuow.org/post/have-place-where-i-can-have-food <p>The Census Bureau estimates Seattle grew faster than any other major American city last year. As more people move here, the pressure is on to find an affordable home. Tue, 27 May 2014 22:30:10 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 35046 at http://kuow.org 'To Have A Place Where I Can Have Food' Caring For Aging Parents? Ask Questions Early And Often http://kuow.org/post/caring-aging-parents-ask-questions-early-and-often <p>Steve Scher talks with Norma Rosenthal and Toby Donner about the joys and pitfalls of caring for aging parents. They share their own experiences on the blog "<a href="http://girlfriendswithagingparents">Girlfriends With Aging Parents." Tue, 27 May 2014 22:29:57 +0000 Steve Scher 35287 at http://kuow.org Caring For Aging Parents? Ask Questions Early And Often Nancy Pearl's Book Picks For Different Life Journeys http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearls-book-picks-different-life-journeys <p>Steve Scher interviews everyone's favorite librarian, Nancy Pearl, about Andrew Solomon's “Far From The Tree: Parents Children and The Search For Identity.” She calls it an important book about parents who have to learn to accept their different, difficult and sometimes very troubled children.</p><p>For a journey of a different kind, she also recommends the graphic novel “Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey,”&nbsp;by Nick Bertozzi. Tue, 27 May 2014 22:29:34 +0000 Steve Scher 35138 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl's Book Picks For Different Life Journeys Can Nuclear Power Ease Climate Disruptions? http://kuow.org/post/can-nuclear-power-ease-climate-disruptions <p>Steve Scher&nbsp;talks with Armond Cohen, co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit Clean Air Task Force. The group works on global commercialization of nuclear power and clean coal technology. Tue, 27 May 2014 22:29:21 +0000 Steve Scher 35292 at http://kuow.org Can Nuclear Power Ease Climate Disruptions?