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How important is the 'Crazy Rich Asians' film?
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
This Yakima newspaper isn't backing down from Trump's attacks on the press
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
How we realized we needed to question other people's biases
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 everyday life. This podcast was created in KUOW's RadioActive Intro to Journalism Workshop for 15-18 year olds, with production support from Aliyah Musaliar. Edited by Jenny Asarnow. Find RadioActive on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram , and on the RadioActive podcast .
Aug 16, 2018
Wildfires in B.C. rage as Seattle's smoke slowly clears
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
Is a plane from Sea-Tac going to crash onto your house?
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
Is your joint helping to ruin the environment?
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
What to do when the smoke starts to get to you
If you're a longtime Seattleite, this may seem like one of the worst weeks ever for air pollution. Air quality experts say ... that's probably true.
Aug 16, 2018
Six months after the Parkland shooting, local student activists reflect
Bill Radke talks to two local student activists about how they were inspired to organize. We talk to Justin Velasco, who helped found the Seattle chapter of Students Demand Action, and Sophie Poole, who helped organize a student walkout at Mercer Island High School.
Aug 15, 2018
Politics across the state and in our schools
Matt Manweller has been ousted from his teaching job at Central Washington University following accusations of inappropriate . But he hasn't yet been ousted from his position as frontrunner in his bid for re-election. KUOW's Austin Jenkins has been following both the race and the allegations. Cathy Allen and Randy Pepple, Democratic and Republican strategists respectively, brought the fire to a discussion of the horseraces in the 3rd, 5th, and 8th, 9th districts of Washington. The teens of KUOW's Radioactive podcasting workshop are making their own political statements, with a project on the 6 month anniversary of the Parkland High School shooting. Student activists Justin Velasco and Sophie Poole joined Bill Radke in studio to talk about it. Let me tell you a story about soil mineral density and micronutrient deposits. No? THEN LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE WORM APOCALYPSE, INSTEAD. University of Washington Earth Space and Sciences professor David Montgomery says that popular
Aug 15, 2018
Part 5: Desperate for help, far from home
Hospital stays are usually short: days, weeks, sometimes months. But when the state of Washington sent 16 patients with brain injuries to a rehabilitation hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, some of them ended up staying for years.
Aug 15, 2018
Part 4: Desperate for help, far from home
More than $12 million dollars. That’s what the state of Washington spent to send 16 patients with serious brain injuries to a rehabilitation facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Aug 15, 2018
Part 3: Desperate for help, far from home
Between 2014 and 2017, the state of Washington sent 16 patients with brain injuries to a rehabilitation hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Aug 15, 2018
Part 2: Desperate for help, far from home
Sometimes people with severe brain injuries develop behavioral issues that are hard to manage. This can make it difficult to find them a place to live.
Aug 15, 2018
Her rapist was convicted because of a rape kit. So why are so many kits untested?
Liz Garcia was at home, checking out her hair in the bathroom mirror. She saw the door open and thought it was her mom or dad who just popped by.
Aug 15, 2018
Flying a turboprop out of Sea-Tac is tricky for a novice in a flight simulator
The man who stole a plane from Sea-Tac Airport Friday didn't have a pilot's license. How could he have learned to fly? I went to flight school to find out.
Aug 15, 2018
To prevent huge wildfires, stop putting out smaller ones
Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington research ecologist Jessica Halofsky about why changing forest management practices could help prevent massive wildfires in the Northwest.
Aug 15, 2018
Should you still read 'Little House on the Prairie?'
Little House on the Prairie is a classic American children’s series. The books follow the life and challenges of the Ingalls family as told by their daughter Laura. They chronicle the frontier life of white settlers who pushed far into the West and struggled to farm land. They were comforting stories of blazing hearths and bedtime fiddling, of family love overcoming locusts and blizzards and prairie fires. But behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's positive depiction of prairie life was a darker story. It's one Caroline Fraser chronicles in her book 'Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder.' She talks with Bill Radke about what you do with a series like Little House on the Prairie.'
Aug 15, 2018
Back to school in the age of school shootings
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida sparked a youth movement for change across the nation. In part two of our School Shootings in America podcast, we speak to teens in Seattle to see how they’ve been inspired to take action, and why this event was different than the ones before. Why now? What inspired these students to get involved in one of the nation’s most controversial policy debates, and what keeps them going?
Aug 15, 2018
Quick: show us your feminist card
Beyonce is a feminist - she made that clear by dancing in front of a giant set of letters spelling out the word. Or did she? Not clear enough for bell hooks, or Megyn Kelly, or a host of others who have questioned her feminist street cred over the years.
Aug 14, 2018
Cano is back in the Mariners lineup
Bill Radke talks to Seattle Times columnist Matt Calkins about Robinson Cano, who's back in the Mariners lineup after a 80 game suspension. We look ahead to see what might be in store for the Mariners and also, what's going on with the lease deal for Safeco Field?
Aug 14, 2018