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The show must go on...line!

Last summer, RadioActive journalist Jadenne Radoc Cabahug captured scenes of her neighbors stuck inside. Pictures of supportive signs, waves, and routines became a musical by students at The 5th Avenue Theatre. We talk about the inspiration for the musical and hear the entire showcase. Then, perhaps delusion can be a good thing. Shankar Vedantam shares how self-deception may boost your success and well-being. Also, we hear about what happened when a teacher in Spokane created a lesson plan around picking cotton. And, finding a psychiatric bed in Washington is a years old problem that has worsened in the pandemic. KUOW's Austin Jenkins tells a story about one man in southwest Washington.

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RadioActive photo essay turned musical!

The show must go on-line! Throughout the pandemic, theater teens have gotten creative about putting on the show. Staging it on Facebook Live or YouTube. This year for a second time, the journalists of KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media program and The 5th Avenue Theatre found a way to create musicals based on the journalists' photo essays, articles, and podcasts. Bill Radke spoke with Jadenne Radoc Cabahug about her photo essay turned musical and we hear the full show.

Being delusional can be a good thing

We can try are best not to be delusional, but what if it's a good thing? Host of Hidden Brain Shankar Vedantam says that self-deception can boost your success and well-being.Ross Reynolds spoke with Shankar Vedantam about his new book "Useful Delusions."

Students pick cotton at a Spokane school

A Teacher at Sacajawea Middle school in Spokane taught a lesson on the industrial revolution and cotton gin, by having students pick cotton. Two Black twin students in class were hurt and humiliated by the lesson. Bill Radke spoke with KUOW web producer Noel Gasca about this story.

Waiting for a state psychiatric bed in WA state

In Washington state, a person can be arrested and found not competent to stand trial because of mental health issues. Thereafter, they languish in jail, waiting for a state psychiatric bed. A 2018 court settlement was supposed to end this cycle KUOW's Austin Jenkins tells the story of one young man in southwest Washington and how this problem has persisted and worsened through the pandemic.