February 26, 2015 - 12:26 pm
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness, including suicide. We feature a series on the many faces of eating disorders in our communities.
Episode 1 – Dr. Neeru Bakshi of the Eating Recovery Center of Washington describes the varying ranges and types of eating disorders.
Episode 2 - South Sound [...]
February 26, 2015 - 9:55 am
By John Stang
As the debates increase over transporting oil by rail, Sen. Mike Baumgartner wants the state to study a potential east-west oil pipeline.
Baumgartner, R-Spokane, introduced a bill Wednesday to spend $250,000 on a study by the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council on whether a crude oil pipeline should be [...]
February 25, 2015 - 10:41 am
The definition of soul food is changing in the African American community. And that change is in part because of African American chefs and bakers consciously creating awareness with diverse healthy food options. We talk to three chefs hoping to make a difference in what we eat and how we eat. Tarik Abdullah is [...]
February 24, 2015 - 7:52 am
Death, a natural event we all face, is usually sidestepped as a topic of conversation. Here are some of our local segments on death. The first two episodes are on a novel about death. The second two episodes are on how we plan for death and on advanced directives.
Episode 1: Author, Jason Mott [...]
February 19, 2015 - 4:15 pm
Baha’i’s are a religious minority in Iran. Since the 1979 Iranian revolution, Baha’i’s have been persecuted in Iran for teaching and studying. An international campaign, Education is Not a Crime, launches on February 27 to shed light on the plight of Iranian Baha’i’s. A documentary, To Light A Candle shows [...]
February 18, 2015 - 10:51 am
Just three months after voters approved Initiative 1351 calling for smaller class sizes, lawmakers are thinking about sending the initiative back to voters–what would be a historic move. I-1351 passed in November with 51% of the vote. State Senator Steve Litzow, R-Mercer Island, calls the initiative “irresponsible” because it directed smaller class [...]
February 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm
By John Stang
A needed boost to fix old schools? Or sore losers wanting to change the rules?
Those were some of the ways that speakers at a legislative hearing Monday described a bill by Rep. Mia Gregerson, D-SeaTac, and Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, to ease the passage of school bond measures. Their bill calls [...]
February 17, 2015 - 9:00 am
By John Stang
The state would undertake a sweeping count of the number of homeless kids from birth through 10 years old, under a bill working its way through the House.
The bill by Rep. Jake Fey, D-Tacoma, would order the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to tackle such a census, including determining the [...]