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Marcie Sillman talks to Jon Talton, economic and business columnist for the Seattle Times, about the middle class in the Pacific Northwest and around the country.

A selection of Cuban cigars.
Flickr Photo/Alex Brown (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Jeannie Yandel talks with Joe Arundel, general manager of Rain City Cigar in Georgetown, about why he won't be stocking Cuban cigars anytime soon -- and why nobody else in the U.S. will be either. 

Olympia Washington State Legislature
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Marcie Sillman talks with KUOW's Olympia correspondent, Austin Jenkins, about the upcoming session and what that could mean for education funding in Washington state.

USPS unveiled a marketing campaign this year in advance of the hectic holiday delivery season.
Screen shot from YouTube

Marcie Sillman talks with Jo Ann Pyle about working conditions for U.S. Postal Service workers during the holiday season. Pyle is president of Branch 79 of the National Association of Letter Carriers in Seattle.

New York Police Department officer Joshua Jones wears a VieVu body camera on his chest during a news conference, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in New York.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Ross Reynolds talks with Fusion correspondent Dan Lieberman about the impact of police body cameras on police shootings and use-of-force incidents.

School desk
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Marcie Sillman talks with Steve Sundquist, chair of the Washington State Charter School Commission, about the probation of Washington's first charter school and what it means for the many schools set to open next year.

Ross Reynolds speaks with Mike Wagers, chief operating officer at Seattle Police Department, about how an anonymous computer programmer with an outsized data request helped prompt the Seattle Police Department's first-ever Hackathon.

Tent City 3, under I-5 in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood.
KUOW Photo/John Ryan

Ross Reynolds talks with Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, about the recommendations of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Emergency Task Force on Unsheltered Homelessness.

A still from the music video Mississippi Misfit by Seattle band INLY.
INLY / Vimeo

The camera pans across four bathroom stall doors, revealing a set of legs in each.

It stops at the last stall, where no legs are visible. Instead, a muscular arm reaches down, and Seattle musician Mindie Lind lowers her body to the floor, to the beat of the tune she wrote, “Mississippi Misfit,” performed by her band INLY.

It’s part of Lind’s not-so-secret strategy to create a public conversation about what she calls “Crip Culture” – the issues that people with physical disabilities face every day.

Protesters in response to the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand jury decisions converge on downtown Seattle on Dec. 4, 2014.
Flickr Photo/Scott Lum (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks with Rory McVeigh, director of the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, about how the Ferguson-inspired protests can evolve into a movement for lasting change.

Frank Chopp, Washington Speaker of the House, in 2006.
Flickr Photo/The Children's Alliance (CC-BY-NC-ND)

State Speaker of the House Frank Chopp’s path to politics began in Bremerton, Washington, in a surplus housing unit from the Navy Yard. He started as an activist and hasn’t abandoned that point of view.

“I consider myself still to be a community organizer, I just happen to be speaker of the House,” he said.

Meager beginnings made him passionate about affordable housing, and helping his sister cope with bipolar disorder turned his attention to mental health care.

KUOW Listeners Laud Relaxation Of Cuba Sanctions

Dec 17, 2014
A taxi in Cuba. To American eyes, it's a vintage model, but the picture was taken in 2009.
Flickr Photo/kayugee (CC-BY-NC-ND)

We asked our listeners what they thought of President Barack Obama's plans to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Our phone rang off the hook, and a lot of Cuban-Americans were excited about eased travel restrictions.

Ross Reynolds talks with Everett Herald reporter Noah Haglund about Snohomish County's narrow avoidance of a government shutdown at the end of the month after county executive John Lovick vetoed the council's 2015 budget last week. 

Ross Reynolds talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the presence of Mexican drug cartels in British Columbia. They also discuss the rising price of U.S. goods north of the border and what the Canadian government is planning to do about it.

U.S. Senator Patty Murray
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Ross Reynolds talks with U.S. Senator Patty Murray about her top legislative priorities for 2015.

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