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KUOW Seattle News and Information

Updated 3 months ago

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Stories and features from the KUOW newsroom.

Tardy to school? You can no longer be suspended for that in Washington state

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The school year starts in a few weeks in Washington. This year, no public school student can be expelled just because they are tardy or have unexcused absences on their record.

Aug 20 2018

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The story of one of America's first politically active athletes isn't what you think

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Author Dave Zirin co-wrote a book with former Seahawks star Michael Bennett about being an athlete who is also politically outspoken. Now Zirin's new book is about one of America's first activist athletes, it's called "Jim Brown: Last Man Standing."

Aug 20 2018

51mins

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Boycotting chinook salmon to save orcas? It won't do much

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Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington fisheries science professor Ray Hilborn about whether boycotting chinook salmon will help the recovery of southern resident killer whales.

Aug 18 2018

4mins

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Welcome to SeaCouver! Envisioning the Northwest of the future

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In the struggle to shape what life on earth will be like years from now, visionary futurists inspire us with dread and hope at turns. Author Brenda Cooper captures both in her books. Perhaps her day job as the Chief Information Officer at the city of Kirkland helps her see clearly how things are now and might change in the future.

Aug 18 2018

58mins

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Can modular homes help the city's housing affordability crisis?

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Ross Reynolds talks to Janet Pope, executive director of the Compass Housing Alliance. The group has been trying to build lower cost modular housing for homeless and low-income people for several years now. We look at why it's taking so long and what difference the modular style of building might make.

Aug 17 2018

9mins

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How important is the 'Crazy Rich Asians' film?

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The new film Crazy Rich Asians features the first all-Asian cast since the Joy Luck Club . We speak to Hsiao-Ching Chou , author of Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir Fries, Soups and More , Naomi Ishisaka , journalist, photographer and former editor in chief of ColorsNW Magazine and Annie Kuo, journalist and public relations manager for the Seattle Asian American Film Festival.

Aug 17 2018

18mins

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Some immigrants withdraw from public benefits for fear of losing green cards

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Ross Reynolds talk to Sarah Sumadi, senior program manager at One America, and Aliya Haq, nutrition services supervisor with the International Community Health Services, about a rule change that could allow federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants if they've used public benefits. Aliya talks about the immigrants who have already chosen to stop receiving benefits with her group, for fear it would affect their immigration status.

Aug 17 2018

11mins

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This Yakima newspaper isn't backing down from Trump's attacks on the press

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Kim Malcolm talks with Yakima Herald editorial page editor Sam McManis about why he published an editorial denouncing President Trump's attacks on the press. The Yakima Herald joined hundreds of newspapers across the country that published editorials promoting press freedoms.

Aug 17 2018

4mins

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Tuck some berries in your cake, says this Seattle baker

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Right now, the markets are brimming with berries. Charlie Dunmire is scoping out the berries at the stands, taking mental notes before deciding which ones she’ll buy. “Blackberries and raspberries are perfect for cakes right now because you can just stuff them in between the layers,” she said. “You don’t have to cook them down or anything, it’s so nice."

Aug 17 2018

3mins

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Week In Review: Live from Renton!

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After Richard Russell stole, flew and crashed a Horizon Air Q400 turboprop, an odd thing started popping up online: YouTube tribute videos. What drives people to glorify an incident like that and what can we learn from it?

Aug 17 2018

50mins

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'If you're a football player, play football' the story of Jim Brown

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Bill Radke talks to sports editor for The Nation, Dave Zirin about why he wrote his new book 'Last Man Standing.'

Aug 21 2018

25mins

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Resignation or Retirement? Why it matters in the case of this former Washington State employee

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Bill Radke talks to Northwest News Network's Austin Jenkins about the case of Dale Peinecke, a former cabinet member in Governor Jay Inslee's office who was accused of making female co-workers uncomfortable.

Aug 20 2018

9mins

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Chef Renee Erickson pulls king salmon from menu after learning of starving orcas

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A Seattle restaurateur has stopped offering chinook salmon at her restaurants. Renee Erickson, chef and owner of a group of restaurants, including The Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard, said she made the decision after learning about the plight of J50, the young, ailing orca whale.

Aug 20 2018

1min

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The story of one of America's first politically active athletes isn't what you think

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Author Dave Zirin co-wrote a book with former Seahawks star Michael Bennett about being an athlete who is also politically outspoken. Now Zirin's new book is about one of America's first activist athletes, it's called "Jim Brown: Last Man Standing."

Aug 20 2018

51mins

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How far will we go to save a single, sick orca?

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There has been an extraordinary federal-local-tribal effort aimed at nursing the killer whale known as J50 back to health. But is it far enough? Seattle Times reporter Linda Mapes has been covering the operation, and she told KUOW’s Angela King about it.

Aug 20 2018

3mins

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Tardy to school? You can no longer be suspended for that in Washington state

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The school year starts in a few weeks in Washington. This year, no public school student can be expelled just because they are tardy or have unexcused absences on their record.

Aug 20 2018

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Some Seattle trees have had it with these dry summers

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It’s been a hot, dry summer in Seattle. This July was so warm it almost broke the record — you know, the one set way back in 2015. Year after year of especially dry summers is killing some of Seattle’s trees. But it’s been harder on some trees than others.

Aug 20 2018

3mins

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Welcome to SeaCouver! Envisioning the Northwest of the future

Podcast cover
Read more

In the struggle to shape what life on earth will be like years from now, visionary futurists inspire us with dread and hope at turns. Author Brenda Cooper captures both in her books. Perhaps her day job as the Chief Information Officer at the city of Kirkland helps her see clearly how things are now and might change in the future.

Aug 18 2018

58mins

Play

Boycotting chinook salmon to save orcas? It won't do much

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Read more

Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington fisheries science professor Ray Hilborn about whether boycotting chinook salmon will help the recovery of southern resident killer whales.

Aug 18 2018

4mins

Play

Week In Review: Live from Renton!

Podcast cover
Read more

After Richard Russell stole, flew and crashed a Horizon Air Q400 turboprop, an odd thing started popping up online: YouTube tribute videos. What drives people to glorify an incident like that and what can we learn from it?

Aug 17 2018

50mins

Play

Can modular homes help the city's housing affordability crisis?

Podcast cover
Read more

Ross Reynolds talks to Janet Pope, executive director of the Compass Housing Alliance. The group has been trying to build lower cost modular housing for homeless and low-income people for several years now. We look at why it's taking so long and what difference the modular style of building might make.

Aug 17 2018

9mins

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When will the smoky summer end?

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Ross Reynolds talks to Ian Bailey, a reporter for the Globe and Mail, about the provincewide state of emergency in British Columbia due to the ongoing wildfires. Those fires are causing a smoky summer in Seattle. Erik Saganic of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency gives us an update on when we can expect the wind to clear out our skies.

Aug 17 2018

8mins

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Some immigrants withdraw from public benefits for fear of losing green cards

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Ross Reynolds talk to Sarah Sumadi, senior program manager at One America, and Aliya Haq, nutrition services supervisor with the International Community Health Services, about a rule change that could allow federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants if they've used public benefits. Aliya talks about the immigrants who have already chosen to stop receiving benefits with her group, for fear it would affect their immigration status.

Aug 17 2018

11mins

Play

How important is the 'Crazy Rich Asians' film?

Podcast cover
Read more

The new film Crazy Rich Asians features the first all-Asian cast since the Joy Luck Club . We speak to Hsiao-Ching Chou , author of Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir Fries, Soups and More , Naomi Ishisaka , journalist, photographer and former editor in chief of ColorsNW Magazine and Annie Kuo, journalist and public relations manager for the Seattle Asian American Film Festival.

Aug 17 2018

18mins

Play

Tuck some berries in your cake, says this Seattle baker

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Right now, the markets are brimming with berries. Charlie Dunmire is scoping out the berries at the stands, taking mental notes before deciding which ones she’ll buy. “Blackberries and raspberries are perfect for cakes right now because you can just stuff them in between the layers,” she said. “You don’t have to cook them down or anything, it’s so nice."

Aug 17 2018

3mins

Play

This Yakima newspaper isn't backing down from Trump's attacks on the press

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Kim Malcolm talks with Yakima Herald editorial page editor Sam McManis about why he published an editorial denouncing President Trump's attacks on the press. The Yakima Herald joined hundreds of newspapers across the country that published editorials promoting press freedoms.

Aug 17 2018

4mins

Play

How we realized we needed to question other people's biases

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Everyday we encounter things we don’t question and just accept. Things like stop signs: why are they octagons? And fire trucks: why are they red? At first, these things don’t seem significant, but do they give us an inside view on how we see the rest of the world? Take awkward social interactions, for example. How do we know if they're awkward because of race? In this RadioActive podcast, we explore the concepts of implicit bias and social behavior, and how that plays out for different people in

Aug 16 2018

8mins

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Wildfires in B.C. rage as Seattle's smoke slowly clears

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Ross Reynolds talks about the wildfire state of emergency in British Columbia with Ian Bailey , reporter for the Globe and Mail. We also talk about the consequences for the air quality in Seattle, with Erik Saganic of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Aug 16 2018

51mins

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Is a plane from Sea-Tac going to crash onto your house?

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Seattleites worry a lot about disasters. Earthquakes, landslides, forest fires (or at least the smoke from them) ... Then there's the concern that a plane might land on your head.

Aug 16 2018

3mins

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Is your joint ruining the environment?

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Washington state is dealing with a lot of weed waste — and we're not talking about the stuff you dig out of your yard. Our legal marijuana industry is creating a new waste problem. Seattle journalist Kristen Millares Young covered the story for The Washington Post and spoke to KUOW’s Angela King about it.

Aug 16 2018

3mins

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