The Record

Monday - Friday, noon - 1:00 p.m. on KUOW

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Halloween
2:54 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

The Biological Reason We Like To Be Scared

Credit Flickr Photo/Hammonton Photography (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to sociologist Margee Kerr about the reasons people like to feel fear.

School Shootings
2:50 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

A Cautionary Tale From Columbine: Don't Rush To Explain Why

Balloons and flowers at an impromptu memorial at Marysville Pilchuck High School the Monday after a school shooting on Friday, Oct. 24.
KUOW Photo/Ann Dornfeld

Jeannie Yandel talks with journalist Dave Cullen, the author of the book "Columbine," about how he saw false explanations for the Columbine shooting affect national policy, and why he urges media and friends of Marysville community members alike to take their time trying to work through the causes of the shooting.

Ghost Stories
2:50 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

On Living With A Japanese Ghost

Credit Zack Davisson's book "Yurei"

Jeannie Yandel talks with Zack Davisson, author of "Yurei: The Japanese Ghost," about living with a ghost and the place ghosts have in Japanese culture. 

Sexual Assault
2:50 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Washington Supreme Court Shifts Burden Of Proof In Rape Cases

Credit Flickr Photo/Joe Gratz (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with Emily Cordo, legal director for Sexual Violence Legal Services at the YWCA, about the Washington Supreme Court's 6-3 opinion that the state cannot require defendants in rape cases to prove that their alleged victim consented in order to escape conviction.

Dueling Ballots
3:37 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

What Happens If Both Gun Initiatives Pass?

Credit Flickr Photo/Michae Saechang (CC BY-NC-ND)

  Marcie Sillman talks with Hugh Spitzer, University of Washington constitutional law professor about what could potentially be a legal twilight zone for Washington state if both Initiative 594 and 591 pass in next week's election.

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Performing Arts
3:37 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle's 'Little Engine,' Turns 25

Book-It Repertory Theatre Co-Artistic Directors Jane Jones and Myra Platt
Credit Courtesy Book-It Repertory Theatre

Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre is like the "Little Engine That Could."

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Television
2:58 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

How Does Amazon's 'Transparent' Reflect A Community?

Credit Amazon's new show "Transparent."

Jeannie Yandel speaks with Leo Segovia and Alison Davison, two local transgender people associated with the Ingersoll Gender Center, about Amazon's new show Transparent.  The show focuses on transgender people and is part of the company's bid to gain a share of the online television market.

Trick Or Treat
2:58 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

The Perils Of Helicopter Parenting On Halloween

Flickr Photo/Jim Loter (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Peter Gray, research professor at Boston College, about how allowing children freedom while trick-or-treating helps them mature. Gray is the author of "Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life." 

News From Canada
3:03 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

British Columbia Apologizes For Hanging Native Chiefs 150 Years Ago

Ross Reynolds talks with Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the ramifications of last week's shooting in Ottawa and the British Columbia government's apology for hanging six native leaders 150 years ago.

Marysville Shooting
2:46 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

How To Recognize Warning Signs Of School Shootings

Students put flowers on memorial at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
KUOW Photo/Deborah Wang

Marcie Sillman hears from sociologist Katherine Newman, author of "Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings," about how communities can help students to recognize and report warning signs of a potential school shooting.

The Record
2:46 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Are Lobbyists Influencing Washington's Attorney General?

Credit Flickr Photo/SalFalko (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with New York Times reporter Eric Lipton about the influence of lobbyists on attorneys general. Reynolds also gets a response from Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

The Record
2:47 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Dr. Atul Gawande On What Matters In End-Of-Life Care

Credit Flickr Photo/hapal (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds has a wide-ranging discussion of end-of-life issues with Atul Gawande, author of “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End."  

Gawande discusses  several issues such as how medical science views death as a failure, and does not always examine how medical treatments affect people at the end; innovations in assisted living and hospice to not only improve the quality of life, but also allow people to live longer; and how health care professionals are trying to become better at end of life care.

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Sex Workers' Rights
2:43 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Why Does The Government Compile Lists Of Exotic Dancers?

Credit Melinda Chateauvert's book "Sex Workers Unite"

Marcie Sillman talks with Melinda Chateauvert, author of "Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk," about the intersection of issues brought up by a Tacoma man's petition for Pierce County to tell him the names and addresses of local exotic dancers.

Good Reads
2:43 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Nancy Pearl Fights Rainy Day Blues With A Satire

Flickr Photo/stovi (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with revered librarian Nancy Pearl who recommends "The Diamond Lane," by Karen Karbo. It is a Hollywood satire that should cheer up the gray, rainy weather. 

Privacy
2:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Outrage Over FBI's Fake News Article In Bomb Threat Case

Ross Reynolds talks to Christopher Soghoian, privacy expert for the ACLU, about a 2007 case where the FBI created a fake news link and sent it to a student they suspected was calling in bomb threats to Timberline High School. The link planted malware on the suspect's computer that the FBI was able to use to track and convict the teen.    

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated which news outlet the FBI used to bait the student suspected of making bomb threats. It was The Associated Press, not The Seattle Times as the guest noted in the radio interview.

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