Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 12:29 pm
How much would you pay a counselor to help your child get into a top college? And what if that fee came with a guarantee, or your money back?
If your child works with Steven Ma, owner and founder of Think Tank Learning, the starting fee for guaranteed admission is about $40,000. But some kids, with special contracts, pay between $600,000 and $1,000,0000.
Here in the Northwest we take pride in our regional seafood industry, but details about the big picture of seafood distribution may surprise or appall you. Our guest this week on Speakers Forum is Paul Greenberg, author of the book “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood.”
The U.S., which controls more ocean than any other nation, imports 91 percent of its seafood.
Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 8:04 pm
In all three West Coast states, transportation accounts for the largest share of climate-changing greenhouse gases. And all three states are trying to boost the number of zero-emission vehicles on their roads.
This week, California passed a milestone toward that goal; 100,000 electric cars sold in the state since the end of 2010.
Originally published on Fri September 5, 2014 12:09 pm
Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce company, but it is trying to be so much more — a mobile carrier, a media company and a major provider of cloud computing services, to name a few.
But is this behemoth internet retailer vulnerable? New York magazine technology columnist Kevin Roose wanted to find out. “Amazon really has unbounded ambitions,” Roose told Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson. “What I wanted to find out is how can you take down Amazon?”
At the corner of 87th Street and South Wabash in Chicago, an intersection that has a McDonald's on one corner and a Burger King on the other, workers chanted "$15 an hour" or sang "We Shall Not be Moved" as they blocked traffic.
People usually go to Skagit Valley for tulips and berries. But here’s a little known fact: The region also grows grains. Grains used to be grown mainly as cover crop and often shipped out of state. These days Skagit Valley is seeing a grain revival, thanks to a local researcher.
If your experience with whole grain bread takes you back to the hard brick loaves of the '70s, Stephen Jones at the Bread Lab wants to change that.
Ross Reynolds talks with author Paul Roberts about his book, "The Impulse Society." In it, Roberts argues that the pursuit of short-term self-gratification has serious consequences for today's culture and economic systems.
Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 5:39 pm
Wine harvest is underway in a small growing region in southeast Washington called Red Mountain. The dusty wedge of earth has been attracting an increasing amount of investment from winemakers from Napa, Canada and even Italy.