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This week we're debating debate winners and losers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:09:12 +0000

How did the first presidential debate play here in Washington? What did we learn from the second debate between Governor Jay Inslee and challenger Bill Bryant? And the Barefoot Bandit is out of prison and has a new job … working for his lawyer?

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Got guns? Here's why safe storage could save your life

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:26:50 +0000

Kim Malcolm talks with Dr. Joseph Simonetti about the public health implications of safe firearm storage. His research finds that adolescents with risk factors for suicide are often easily able to access guns in their homes. Simonetti is Instructor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver.

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No more homework, say many Seattle elementary schools

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:28:40 +0000

Many Seattle elementary schools are doing away with homework this fall, citing a growing body of evidence that take-home assignments tend not to help elementary and middle school students.

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Seattle police may have read your social media posts, against city policy

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:13:34 +0000

Use a social media site in the last two years? Seattle police may have read your posts. The police department has been using social media tracking software called Geofeedia, and they did so without the city's permission.

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The Record: Thursday, September 29, full show

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:42:50 +0000

Washington Post politics reporter Dave Weigel tells you who it helps and who it hurts when a political candidate can't name a single world leader. Also, a Seattle writer talks about why it's not a good idea to call kids "a quarter Asian." And Seattle's most famous defense attorney, John Henry Browne, will tell you what it's like to be in a prison cell with and defend the life of Ted Bundy and other killers.

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100 years ago, whites drove Sikhs out of Bellingham. Now Sikh farmers flourish

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:26:56 +0000

Two thirds of the raspberries grown in the U.S. come out of the soil in Whatcom County, Washington. And chances are, the berries you ate this summer were grown by Sikh farmers there. Paul Sangha learned the trade from his father. Sangha is one of nearly 100 East Indian Sikhs tilling the soil just south of the Canadian border. They’re adding their own centuries-old traditions of family farming – and transforming the region.

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How do multiracial Asian people fit into discussions around race?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:22:21 +0000

Bill Radke sits down with Sharon H. Chang, author of "Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World." She explains why it's important to study the experiences of mixed race people and how it relates to our broader history of race in this country.

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'Why on Earth do we need a new history of Rome?' (Answers within)

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:13:52 +0000

From Romulus and Remus to its infamous fall, the once “small, ordinary” town of Rome came to define empire and change the world forever. British scholar, television host and author Mary Beard has made mining the history of that empire her central work. Beard is a classics professor at Cambridge and the author of “SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.”

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Seattle lawyer on defending famous killers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:51:12 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle defense attorney John Henry Browne about his career and what it's like defending killers like Ted Bundy.

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I was homeless and my life was trash. Then this Seattle family took me in

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:25:27 +0000

This is me and my family. My mom, my dad, brother, and sister. (Not pictured: cats.) Six months ago, they were just strangers. And six months ago, I was homeless and couch surfing. I worked about 35 hours a week at Panda Express while attending school full time. I was a junior in high school, 16 years old.

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West Seattle fire displaced 28 people now sleeping in a dusty gym

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:05:10 +0000

Forty-four people lost their homes on Tuesday when a Seattle Housing Authority apartment building in West Seattle caught fire. Twenty-eight of them, mostly women and children, have been sleeping in a gymnasium at the Delridge Community Center, and wondering where they'll go next.

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Sing it with us, crabs: It’s getting hot in herre

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:15:46 +0000

There has been a significant change in the waters in Puget Sound, according to a new NOAA Fisheries report. In 2015, the temperatures rose more than any other year in recorded history.

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This 20-year-old would be the first trans legislator in Washington state

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:28:54 +0000

Hillary Clinton could be America's first female president, but for Washington state, another historic first is possible this year. Down in Vancouver, there’s a candidate who would be the first openly transgender member of the Washington State Legislature. Kaitlyn Beck is running for Position 1 in the 49th District.

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31 black Americans come to Tacoma Art Museum

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:04:43 +0000

The traveling exhibition "30 Americans" has finally arrived at the Tacoma Art Museum after four years of planning. "30 Americans" actually features the work of 31 African-American artists, primarily drawn from the private collection of Florida art patrons Mera and Don Rubell.

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The Record: Wednesday, September 28, full show

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:21:49 +0000

The University of Washington is back in session today. After a year of protests on American campuses, what have protesters accomplished and does it come at the cost of the exchange of ideas? Also, How To Be A Girl is a new KUOW podcast about raising a transgender child, and really all children who insist on being who they are instead of what we expected. And you'll meet someone who started a Feminist Fight Club at work.

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First rule of Feminist Fight Club: You must talk about it

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:20:37 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with New York Times columnist Jessica Bennett about her new book, "Feminist Fight Club." The book includes terms like “manterrupters,” “bropropriators,” “himitators” and “menstruhaters.” Bennett says she uses comedy in the book to provide other women with a manual for dealing with sexism in the workplace.

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Marlo Mack on 'How to be a Girl'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:19:31 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with local independent podcast producer Marlo Mack about how she came to accept that the child she thought was her son was actually her daughter. Mack, who goes by a pseudonym to protect her child, has joined with KUOW to collaborate on a new season of How To Be A Girl, a podcast about raising a transgender daughter. Subscribe: RSS | iTunes

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My dad's Cinderella story: Finding love in Somalia

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:57:26 +0000

My dad's life story is kind of like Cinderella’s. My dad, Abdul-Basit Hassan, grew up without a mom, worked for an evil relative and found his princess in the least expected way.

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HellaBlackLivesMatter in Seattle

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:29:54 +0000

It’s all over the news and social media: A person of color is shot and killed by police, there’s a protest, and an investigation, then another shooting. What does this seemingly endless cycle say about racism in America? This summer, Speakers Forum recorded an event called “Black Lives in America: Healing and Moving Forward.” It was hosted by the crew at HellaBlackHellaSeattle, a podcast focused on creating community for people of color in Seattle.

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How to be a dad (of a transgender kid)

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:22:15 +0000

In this episode of How to Be a Girl, Marlo Mack introduces us to her ex-husband and father of her child. When they were together they were raising a son. Four years later they now share custody of a transgender daughter.

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