arts & life

Housing Covenants
3:37 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Read The Fine Print: Your Home May Have A Hidden Racist Past

Jones Avenue NW at 85th Street, 1947.
Credit Flickr Photo/Seattle Munincipal Archives (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds speaks with James Gregory, director of the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project at the University of Washington, about the history of racial exclusion in early 20th century housing covenants.

This segment originally aired May 21, 2014.

Family Care
3:05 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Depression Not The Only Risk After Giving Birth

Marcie Sillman talks to Dr. Leslie Butterfield about the challenges new parents face and how to spot the signs of postpartum depression and anxiety.

One in five new moms and one in ten new dads have some form of postpartum depression. Postpartum Support International and Postpartum Support International of Washington State are resources for information about postpartum depression, as well as local support groups and counselors. You can also call the toll-free line anytime to talk to a volunteer: 1.888.404.7763.

Author Interview
3:04 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

'A Very Principled Boy': The Story Of A Soviet Spy That Switched Sides

Credit Mark Bradley's book "A Very Principled Boy.'

David Hyde talks to author Mark Bradley about his book, "A Very Principled Boy." It's the story of Duncan Lee, who became a spy for the Soviet Union only to switch allegiance back to the United States later in his life.

Cyber Security
3:20 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

'Distributed Denial Of Service': The Fastest Growing Cyber Attack

Botnets, or a network of infected computers, are used to bombard a server with requests, leading to DDoS.
Credit Wikipedia Illustration/Tom-b (CC BY-SA)

David Hyde talks with Matthew Prince, CEO of CloudFlare, about what he says is the fastest growing cyber attack sweeping the nation: distributed denial of service, or DDoS.

Community Engagement
3:18 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Is Clicktivism Ruining Traditional Activism?

Flickr Photo/Laia Ros (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Slate writer Katy Waldman about the new trend in activism called clicktivism.

Same-Sex Marriage
11:57 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Without Saying 'I Do,' Thousands Of Washington Couples Set To Get Married

Jennie Laird and Elise Gautama of Seattle had been together 18 years and registered as domestic partners. The decided to officially tie the knot in May rather than allow their domestic partnership to passively become a marriage license.
Credit Courtesy of Jennie Laird and Elisa Gautama

There will be no wedding band, no ceremony or awkward toasts. But on June 30, up to 4,000 same-sex couples in Washington are set to be married – without ever uttering the words, "I do."

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Darrington Rodeo
9:30 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Letting Go Of The Oso Landslide On The Back Of A Fast Horse

Alexis Blakey, 20, of Oso, Washington, says running barrels with her horse Tax helps her hit the pause button on memories of the landslide for a few brief moments.

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 1:52 pm

The Timberbowl Rodeo, in the town of Darrington, Washington, saw some of its largest crowds ever this past weekend. Neighbors gathered at the event to hug, shake hands and heal up a bit from this year's nearby terrible Oso landslide.

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Defense Strategy
9:27 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Tearful But Not Dramatic: Sentencing Videos Aim To Humanize Defendants

Tommy Sanderson, his mother Victoria, and father Richard Sanderson in his sentencing video.
Credit Courtesy of Federal Public Defenders office.

Every sentencing comes down to two things according to attorney Michael Filipovic: Why did this person commit this crime, and why is he not going to do it again?

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Omar Little
7:14 am
Mon June 23, 2014

From Backup Dancer To 'The Wire': How A Scar Transformed A Career

Michael K. Williams arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Jordan Strauss AP

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 11:39 am

As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

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Artificial Intelligence
7:12 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Computer Program Knows That It's A Horse, Of Course

The self learning computer program "LEVAN" uses images to learn concepts, then displays a variety of results.
Credit University of Washington, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

When you do an image search on the web, you might find what you're looking for. Those searches use captions and other text around pictures to give you results. But what if a computer could recognize a horse because it was shaped like a horse? That's what a new program called LEVAN can do.

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Death
12:27 am
Mon June 23, 2014

How A Woman's Plan To Kill Herself Helped Her Family Grieve

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 2:06 pm

This story is in no way an endorsement of suicide. It's a description of one woman's choice and what came of it.

Five years ago, after doctors told her that she had Alzheimer's disease that would eventually steal her ability to read, write and recognize people, Sandy Bem decided to kill herself.

Sandy was 65 years old, an unsentimental woman and strong willed. For her, a life without books and the ability to recognize the people she loved wasn't a life she wanted.

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Wiccan Tradition
3:01 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

A Pagan Primer On The Evolution Of Solstice Celebrations

Seattleites find a number of ways to celebrate the summer solstice, including dancing at Gas Works Park. One church used to stage sword fights, but has since changed traditions.
Flickr Photo/Gary VanDerBerg (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with Reverend Belladonna Laveau of the Aquarian Tabernacle Church about the pagan history behind the summer solstice and how modern Wiccans celebrate the longest day of the year.

Seattle Tradition
2:43 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Getting Ready For The Fremont Solstice Parade

A float at a past year's Solstice Parade in Fremont.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

David Hyde talks to Fremont Solstice Parade float makers, organizers and a marching band as they get ready for the big event. 

Public Nudity
2:43 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

How Naked Is ‘Legally’ Naked At Fremont Solstice Parade?

These Solstic Parade participants, scantily clad as they may be, don't have to worry about nudity laws. But what about the famous bicyclists?
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Marcie Sillman talks with attorney Lance Fryrear about when you can, and when you can't, be naked in Seattle.

Online Privacy
2:42 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Is It Possible To Change What Google Reveals About You?

Flickr Photo/Robert Scoble (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks with University of Washington professor Joe Janes about online reputation management.

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