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Launching Startups
4:33 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Startups Show Off Innovative Designs

Tim Dardis explains the idea behind Project Canton's injury reducing football helmet.
Credit KUOW Photo/Patricia Murphy

Startup companies from the University of Washington showed off their innovative products to potential investors and industry advisors Tuesday.

The UW launched a record 18 startups last fiscal year with the support from the UW Center for Commercialization.

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Totes
1:36 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

'There Is Fresh, Raw Nigerian Pygmy Goat's Milk In The Fridge'

How very public radio of us.
Credit Screenshot by Keva Andersen

The subject headline of producer Matthew Streib's email was irresistibly public radio: "There is fresh raw Nigerian pygmy goat's milk in the fridge." 

Typically we hear about free doughnuts on the filing cabinet near Ross Reynold's desk, so we asked Matthew to explain.

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RadioActive Youth Media
9:45 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Getting The Look: Northwest Student Athletes Vie For Scholarships

Chris Grant runs track for Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood and ran in the 2014 Junior Olympics.
Courtesy of Chris Grant

Getting recognized by any college is a high school athlete's dream. Today, Ahlaam Ibraahim and Angela Nguyen talk to Northwest athletes regarding their goals, experiences, and words of wisdom about how to get exposure -- and how to fulfill the dream of a Division I college scholarship.

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RadioActive Youth Media
9:45 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Somebody Is Celebrating Something Today

Hosts Josh Medina and Walter Stanton celebrate recording this podcast.
Credit KUOW Photo

Today on the RadioActive podcast: stories about celebrations including Eid, pirates getting donuts, people recognizing their accomplishments, and a RadioActivian who guiltily watches the World Cup in Paris.

This show is entirely youth-produced, without the help of RadioActive's mentors. Enjoy! 

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Wildfires
9:02 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Tim Egan On How A Fire In 1910 Shaped Firefighting

Little North Fork of the St. Joe River, Idaho.
Credit Credit Wikimedia Commons

Ross Reynolds talks with Tim Egan, columnist for the New York Times, about the Devil's Broom fire in 1910. The conflagration was the largest in United States history, burning 3 million acres in the Pacific Northwest, and set the stage for modern firefighting.

Climate Change
7:39 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Climate Change Means More Massive Wildfires Ahead, Gov. Inslee Says

The Washington wildland fires in eastern Washington have so far cost the state more than $50 million.
Credit Flickr Photo/Washington Department of Natural Resources

Fighting this summer’s wildfires in eastern Washington has cost the state more than $50 million, and Governor Jay Inslee said the state can expect even more expensive fires in years ahead.

The ongoing fires are the “tip of the iceberg," Inslee said, because warmer climate likely means more fires.

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Investigative Journalism
4:38 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

How A Monopoly Took Hold Of America’s Meat Market

Credit Christopher Leonard's book, "The Meat Racket."

Ross Reynolds talks with Christopher Leonard, former national agribusiness reporter for the Associated Press, about his new book "The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business."

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Cancer Research
3:12 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

What Are Scorpion Venom And Brain Tumors Doing In A Lab Together?

Dr. Jim Olson
Courtesy of Susie Fitzhugh/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

After removing a tumor, surgeons are confronted with an unfortunate reality: They can’t be sure they got it all. It can be difficult to distinguish between normal tissue and cancerous cells while operating.

Dr. Jim Olson, an oncologist at the University of Washington, was inspired by his young patients to find a way to ensure that surgeons didn’t miss anything.

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Obituary
2:38 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Friend, Deputy Remember Former Mayor Paul Schell

Ross Reynolds talks with Seattle Chamber of Commerce Acting CEO Maud Daudon about former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell. Daudon served as deputy mayor and chief of staff under Schell from 1998 to 2001. In addition, Ross discusses Schell’s legacy with David Brewster, founder of the Seattle Weekly, who was a personal friend. Schell died Sunday at the age of 76.

Rules
9:27 am
Mon July 28, 2014

PHOTOS: Remarkable Seattle Homes In A Sharing Economy

Airstream trailer on lower Queen Anne; $105/night.
Airbnb

“Sharing” has become a popular suffix in the news these days, mostly in regards to transportation like ridesharing and bikesharing. Your living spaces can now get in on the action with sites like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner, which allow you to rent out your home or a room for short stays.

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Johnpaul Jones
8:36 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Memories Of Exclusion Inspire Seattle Architect's Work

President Barack Obama awards the 2013 National Humanities Medal to architect Johnpaul Jones from Bainbridge, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, July 28, 2014.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Seattle architect Johnpaul Jones will receive the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama on Monday. The White House says he will be the second Native American to receive the medal.

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Obituary
12:16 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

Paul Schell, Innkeeper And Former Seattle Mayor, Dies At 76

Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell in 1999.
Credit Flickr Photo/Seattle Municipal Archives

He is the reason fish fly at the Pike Place Market, or so the story goes.

On Sunday, Paul Schell, a former Seattle mayor and champion of urban neighborhoods, died. He was 76.

A spokeswoman for Mayor Ed Murray confirmed that Schell died at Swedish Hospital.

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Community Supervision
6:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Tracking Sex Offenders In 'A World Of Lies And Deceit'

Community Corrections Officer Iris Peterson at her desk.
Credit Patricia Murphy

A Level 3 sex offender charged with kidnapping a child returns to court this week. Prosecutors say Jesse Brisbin snatched a 6-year-old girl from a park in Beacon Hill and assaulted her.

Brisbin, who has pleaded not guilty, has been supervised by the Department of Corrections since 2011. His arrest highlights how difficult it can be to manage the state's highest risk sex offenders who have been released from prison.

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Lessons From Oso
5:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Independent Commission To Probe Oso Landslide

Grocery owner Kevin Ashe of Darrington
John Ryan KUOW

An independent commission will delve into the deadliest landslide in Washington history. The commission will seek statewide lessons from the Oso landslide, land use in the Oso area before the slide, and the emergency response in the days and weeks afterward.

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Dangerous Conditions
5:05 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Marijuana Activists Cheer Federal Crackdown On Hash Oil Manufacturer

Two men who produced marijuana candy appeared in federal court Friday for a detention hearing . They’re accused of endangering others while manufacturing marijuana extracts.

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