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caption: An apartment building on Seattle's Capitol Hill in February
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An apartment building on Seattle's Capitol Hill in February
Credit: Megan Farmer / KUOW

September 2nd | Apartment for rent, all not encouraged to apply

A new UW study looked at how language has been used in ads for rental housing. Excessive overtime pay for SPD officers. Nia-Amina Minor on creating social change through art. And the spread of misinformation on everything from coronavirus to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record

Why how you describe an apartment rental matters

A new study from the University of Washington looked at 45-thousand rental ads in the Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue area and found majority white and non-white neighborhoods were described very differently. Study author Ian Kennedy explains why.

Why one SPD officer was paid more than the mayor.mp3

Seattle Times Investigative reporter Daniel Gilbert explains a potential issue with overtime pay in the Seattle Police Department.

How to identify misinformation online

With the election only two months away, don’t be surprised to see a lot more false and misleading stories like this in your timelines. The University of Washington's Jevin West explains how to avoid spreading it yourself.

Nia-Amina Minor on making art in a pandemic

Six months into the pandemic, Seattle area theaters and nightclubs are still closed indefinitely. That leaves many performing artists wondering when—or if---they can get back to work. Dancer Nia-Amina Minor explains how she's making art during the pandemic.