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Music of the Moment: February

Close Up Needle on Record

February 1, 2016 - 12:01 am

Tekla Waterfield  This Nightlife Is Wearing On Me
This former member of Seattle’s BLVD Park has released a mighty fine solo debut. This is country like The Delines or Shannon McNally are country, that is, uptown, bluesy, and mellow. A perfect late night album to contemplate the city lights.

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Holly Eckert’s dispatch: Riding with a Disability

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January 28, 2016 - 9:24 am

We unmute the commute with Holly Eckert.  Holly gives her dispatch to Mona Yeh. She also writes about it for the Seattle Times Opinion page. Eckert’s life was dramatically and forever changed at 34 years of age when she learned she had epilepsy. Her first seizure caused a car accident. It was after this, she

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Transgender Access To Restrooms, Locker Rooms Spurs Impassioned Debate

Courtesy: Flickr user, jessamyn west Courtesy: Flickr user, jessamyn west

January 28, 2016 - 8:00 am

Allowing transgender people access to the restroom or locker room of their choice stirs strong feelings. Advocates on both sides of that debate packed a hearing room in Olympia Wednesday. They testified on a Republican proposal to repeal a new state rule. That rule leaves the choice with the user and not the owner of

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Eastside Homelessness

courtesy of Congregations for the Homeless, Bellevue courtesy of Congregations for the Homeless, Bellevue

January 28, 2016 - 1:47 am

Homelessness is probably not the first image that comes  to mind when you think about the vigorous economy of the Eastside.  We highlight voices from the largely unseen homeless population of Bellevue and Kirkland. Episode 1 – Congregations for the Homeless Bellevue Executive Director, David Johns Bowling Episode 2 & 3 – Lake Washington United

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Lt. Governor Removes Controversial Senator From Human Trafficking Task Force


January 27, 2016 - 10:01 am

By Austin Jenkins

On Monday, Washington state’s Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen removed Republican Senator Pam Roach from the human trafficking task force. He took the action after receiving several complaints about the senator’s conduct at a December meeting of the task force.

Tacoma artist, Lynn DiNino creates bus-themed art

Tacoma artist, Lynn Di Nino at her studio. Tacoma artist, Lynn Di Nino at her studio.

January 26, 2016 - 7:30 am

People-watching and gazing out the window are common ways to pass time on the bus. Tacoma artist Lynn Di Nino took this to the next level by creating an art exhibit inspired by her 35 mile long Tacoma-Seattle commute consisting of 3-dimensional portraits of bus riders sitting next to photographs, which are real window scenes

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College Affordability In Spotlight Under The Dome In Boise & Olympia

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January 26, 2016 - 7:00 am

By Tom Banse Parents with kids soon heading to a state college or university have reason to pay attention to the legislature this coming month. College affordability is the common purpose, but Washington state and Idaho lawmakers have different ideas for how to get there. Idaho Governor Butch Otter proposes a “tuition lock”… that is

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Top Ten January 18th – January 24th


January 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm

  1. Aoife O’Donovan  In The Magic Hour  (Yep Roc)
  2. Tedeschi Trucks Band  Let Me Get By  (Fantasy)
  3. Dori Freeman  Dori Freeman  (Unknown Label)
  4. Baaba Maal  The Traveller  (Palm Pictures)
  5. Radio Citizen  The Night & The City  (Sonar Kolletiv)
  6. The Cactus Blossoms  You’re Dreaming  (Red House)
  7. Cicada Rhythm  Cicada Rhythm  (Normaltown)
  8. The Grascals  And Then There’s This…  (Mountain Home)
  9. Charles Lloyd & The Marvels  I Long To See You  (Blue Note)
  10. Grace Love And The True Loves  Grace Love & The True Loves  (Self)

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Snowshoe Hares Predated For Wearing White Out Of Season

Easy pickings? A snowshoe hare in winter coat stands out before the snow falls. Easy pickings? A snowshoe hare in winter coat stands out before the snow falls.

January 25, 2016 - 1:00 am

By Tom Banse A fashion faux pas could be the worst consequence if you wear the wrong color for the season. But a new scientific paper finds much higher stakes when it comes to mismatched coat colors in the animal world. Researchers are studying snowshoe hares in the Northwest against the backdrop of climate change. Professor

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eTown E-chievment award: MAD Friends (Making A Difference)”

January 21, 2016 - 11:16 am

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