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 2021-07-23 13:52 

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Matthew Mazzotta: How Can We Redesign Overlooked Spaces To Better Serve The Public?...

Artist Matthew Mazzotta says every community needs public spaces to gather, discuss, and address issues. He works with towns to reimagine overlooked buildings and give them a new public purpose....

 2021-07-23 13:52 

KUOW

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Jimmy Wales: How Can Wikipedia Ensure A Safe And Shared Online Space?...

Wikipedian Jake Orlowitz describes how volunteers update the world's largest encyclopedia. And co-founder Jimmy Wales says the site must not only be a neutral space, but one that encourages diversity....

 2021-07-23 13:52 

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Shari Davis: What If You Could Decide How The Government Spends Public Funds?...

Public places don't always fully meet the needs of a community. Shari Davis explains how participatory budgeting can give us all a voice in creating safer and more equitable public spaces....

 2021-07-23 13:52 

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Eli Pariser: How Can We Reshape Our Digital Platforms To Be More Welcoming Spaces?...

Eli Pariser has an optimistic vision for our digital public spaces. He says that by structuring them like real-life parks, libraries, and town halls, we can create more welcoming, safe places online....

 2021-07-23 13:39 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Photos: Highlights Of The Tokyo Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony...

A standout moment came midway when Tonga's Pita Taufatofua vied to steal the show. This year's ceremony also brought a poignant moment of silence to remember loved ones lost to the pandemic....

 2021-07-23 13:29 

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[ Seattle ]

The Downs And Ups Of Africa's Current COVID Surge...

The World Health Organization has reported a downturn after 8 weeks of increasing cases. But the good news comes with a large dose of caution....

 2021-07-23 13:00 

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The Sexualization Of Women In Sports Extends Even To What They Wear...

One women's team is in a dispute over having to wear bikini bottoms for their uniforms. An athlete was told her briefs were too short. A lot needs to change to even the playing field, experts say....

 2021-07-23 12:04 

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Casual Friday: 'Radio eye roll'...

This week, Seattle gets to grips with actually having a pro hockey team. Anyone know how to skate out there? Plus, the Olympics kick off, sans fans. We break it down with co-hosts of the Barbershop podcast Marcus Trufant and Terry Hollimon....

 2021-07-23 11:17 

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[ Seattle ]

Transportation Tie-Ups Are Causing Headaches For The Export Business...

The bottlenecks aren't just making it hard for Americans to get their hands on imported products. They're also hurting exporters whose containers may leave U.S. ports empty....

 2021-07-23 11:16 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

The Afghan Government Retains Significant Military Capabilities, CIA Chief Says...

In an exclusive NPR interview, CIA Director William Burns addresses Taliban advances in Afghanistan, and what U.S. intelligence can do once the U.S. military is gone....

 2021-07-23 10:46 

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Instagram Influencer Raises Money For Piano Player Who Needs Dialysis...

When author/podcaster Carlos Whittaker met Tonee Carter, a piano player at Atlanta's airport, he learned Carter has kidney disease. With the help of his followers, Whittaker raised $60,000 for Carter....

 2021-07-23 09:53 

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Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos In Sydney Learn How To Pry Open Garbage Bins...

The journal Science explains how Cockatoos are getting good at opening trash can lids. The birds learn from each other how to open the lid, hold it and walk along the side before flipping it over....

 2021-07-23 09:38 

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Georgia County Tried To Help Everyone Facing Eviction. Now A Crisis Looms...

A federal moratorium on evictions ends next week. But $50 billion from Congress to help Americans behind on rent isn't reaching many who need it. One problem: local rules that deny people the help....

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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Morning News Brief...

As the security situation devolves, the CIA will remain in Afghanistan to gather intelligence. There's a funeral mass for Haiti's assassinated president. Also on Friday, the Olympics officially begin....

 2021-07-23 09:10 

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[ Seattle ]

Their Nearly 50-Year Friendship Stays Strong Thanks To Simple Gestures...

Greg Klatkiewicz and Gary "Zooks" Bezucha have been friends since 1972. At StoryCorps, the pair talk about how their bond has carried them through good times and bad....

 2021-07-23 02:13 

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To prevent deaths during Washington's next heat wave, we need a heat action plan...

"You have to coordinate a really wide range of services, everything from public health to ambulance services, the fire department, people who reach out to elderly care facilities, people who reach out and take care of the homeless. I could go on."...

 2021-07-23 01:40 

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'We have . a voice.' Black lawmakers are changing the conversation in Olympia...

The Washington Legislature's Black Members Caucus was formed in 2019. This year the members led on a number of issues, including the enactment of sweeping police accountability measures and passage of a bill that made Juneteenth a state holiday....

 2021-07-23 00:32 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

'We have . a voice.' Black lawmakers are changing the conversation in Olympia...

The Washington Legislature's Black Members Caucus was formed in 2019. This year the members led on a number of issues, including the enactment of sweeping police accountability measures and passage of a bill that made Juneteenth a state holiday. The c...

 2021-07-22 23:05 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Former Obama Speechwriter grapples with the legacy of American Exceptionalism...

As we trek past the halfway mark of an eventful 2021, many are still trying to make sense of the events of 2020. This unpacking has provided some in the US with 'moments of clarity ' regarding American exceptionalism and the authentic state of the...

 2021-07-22 22:24 

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[ Seattle ]

Delta Variant Will Drive A Steep Rise In COVID Deaths, Model Shows...

New estimates show the U.S. is on track to see a big rise in cases and more than triple the number of deaths by October....

 2021-07-22 22:20 

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[ Seattle ]

The NFL Warns Teams Will Forfeit Games And Players Won't Be Paid In COVID Outbreaks...

In a memo sent to all 32 teams, the league announced that if games are canceled due to COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players, the season won't be extended for rescheduled games....

 2021-07-22 22:19 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Without Enough Water To Go Around, Farmers In California Are Exhausting Aquifers...

California's farmers are unsustainably pumping billions of gallons of water out of the state's underground aquifers to make up for the water missing from rivers. Now the state is moving to stop it....

 2021-07-22 21:06 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

The Gun That Killed Billy The Kid Is Going Up For Auction. Starting Bid: $2 Million...

An iconic piece of the Wild West goes up for sale: the gun that killed Billy the Kid....

 2021-07-22 20:56 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

When Students In Alaska Switched To At-Home Learning, Something Unexpected Happened...

When three students in the Yukon Delta region of Alaska were sent home from school last year something unexpected happened — they reconnected with their family tradition of subsistence hunting....

 2021-07-22 20:22 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

The Final List Of Candidates Vying To Replace Gavin Newson Is Out...

The final list of candidates vying to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., is out. How likely is it that Newsom will be unseated in September's recall election?...

 2021-07-22 18:56 

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[ Seattle ]

CIA Director Says He Is Escalating Efforts To Solve 'Havana Syndrome' Mystery...

In an NPR interview, William Burns says he has appointed a senior officer who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden to head the investigation into ailments that afflicted U.S. officials around the world....

 2021-07-22 15:03 

KUOW

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Seattle's top issue for its next mayor, according to these voters...

KUOW waited near the ballot drop box outside the South Park library for hours this week, asking people what their top issue is in the Seattle's Mayor's race. The response was nearly universal: Homelessness....

 2021-07-22 13:44 

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[ Seattle ]

China Has Rejected A WHO Plan For Further Investigation Into The Origins Of COVID-19...

Chinese officials say they cannot support a second phase of a study into the origins of the pandemic, including new investigation into the theory that the virus might have leaked from a Chinese lab....

 2021-07-22 12:42 

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[ Seattle ]

Eric Clapton Says He Won't Play Venues That Require COVID Vaccines...

On social media late Wednesday, the musician wrote: "I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present."...

 2021-07-22 12:04 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Conspiracy politics on the Peninsula...

QAnon was a chaotic force in last year's presidential election. Now a new crop of conspiracy-minded candidates are trying to gain a foothold in local politics on the Olympic Peninsula. KUOW politics reporter David Hyde tells us what he found....

 2021-07-22 11:21 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

French Media Report President Macron's Cellphone Was A Spyware Target...

Macron has ordered an investigation into reports that his phone was on a list of potential targets for the Pegasus spyware. At least 15 ministers in his government also may have been spied on....

 2021-07-22 11:20 

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[ Seattle ]

U.S. Surgeon General Is Confident The U.S. Will Move Past Vaccination Plateau...

NPR's A Martinez talks to to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about the spread of COVID-19, and vaccine hesitancy. As case counts rise, the White House pushes for more Americans to get vaccinated....

 2021-07-22 11:18 

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[ Seattle ]

Delta Variant Grows Rapidly Inside A Person's Respiratory Tract, Study Says...

A study from China offers clues as to why the delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading so quickly around the world. The highly contagious strain accounts for more than 80% of U.S. COVID-19 cases....

 2021-07-22 10:45 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Security Guards At Japan's Azuma Sports Park Spot A Brown Bear...

Perhaps the bear is an Olympic softball fan and wanted to watch Japan play Australia. Or maybe it was looking for food. Organizers tried using loud music and firecrackers to shoo it away...

 2021-07-22 09:45 

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[ Seattle ]

'Hot Vax Summer' Is Here And People Are Ready To Date...

Google tweeted that search interest in dating is at a five-year high in the United States. A lot of people are googling "virtual first date ideas" and "how to date."...

 2021-07-22 01:34 

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[ Seattle ]

The First U.S. Athlete Expected To Compete In The Olympics Tests Positive In Japan...

USA Volleyball said an athlete has tested positive for the coronavirus. The case is widely reported to be men's beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb....

 2021-07-21 21:25 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

The Western Wildfires Are Affecting People 3,000 Miles Away...

Eastern states have been clouded in a smoky haze for days, and with the smoke comes poor air quality. People far away from the fires aren't ready for the breathing problems the smoke brings....

 2021-07-21 20:38 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Fauci Says 'We've Got To Do Much Better'...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID director, about the rising COVID-19 infection rate, updating mask guidance, potential for booster shots and breakthrough infections....

 2021-07-21 20:28 

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[ Seattle ]

Chinese Tourists Throng 'Red Tourism' Sites To Mark Communist Party Centennial...

The officially designated Communist Party historical sites venerate Mao Zedong and, increasingly, the country's current leader, Xi Jinping. Tourists sometimes do manual labor and dress up as soldiers....

 2021-07-21 19:57 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

UNC Becomes The First School To Organize Group Endorsement Deals For Its Players...

As college athletes nationwide rush to ink individual sponsorship deals under a new NCAA policy, North Carolina is the first to say it will license players in groups alongside school trademarks....

 2021-07-21 19:55 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Why it's taking longer to build homes in Seattle...

Home builders in the Northwest are working as fast as they can to build housing for all the people coming to the region.Currently, there are 23,000 homes under construction in Seattle or about to break ground. But they've hit a snag. Or rather, a whol...

 2021-07-21 19:41 

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[ Seattle ]

Tokyo Reports Its Highest COVID-19 Numbers Since January As First Olympic Games Start...

"There is an urgent need to prepare crisis management systems for hospital care," the the Tokyo Metropolitan Government says....

 2021-07-21 19:37 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges In Los Angeles Court...

The disgraced former movie mogul was charged Wednesday with four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault charges in California. He is already serving a 23-year sentence in New York....

 2021-07-21 16:52 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Men's Spending Habits Result In More Carbon Emissions Than Women's, A Study Finds...

Men spend their money on greenhouse gas-emitting goods and services, such as meat and fuel, at a much higher rate than women, Swedish researchers found....

 2021-07-21 16:51 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Maria Taylor Is Leaving ESPN After A Colleague's Remarks About Race Went Public...

The sports network announced Wednesday that they were unable to reach agreement on a contract extension for Taylor. Her final appearance for the network was Tuesday night's NBA Finals telecast....

 2021-07-21 16:27 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

2 Australian States Say Their Sharks Will No Longer 'Attack.' They Will Only 'Bite'...

Shark Week may never be the same: Two Australian states-- Queensland and New South Wales — have softened their tone when it comes to the language of reporting shark attacks....

 2021-07-21 16:01 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

A Women's Beach Handball Team Is Fined For Not Wanting To Wear Bikini Bottoms...

Athletes on the Norwegian women's beach handball team are being punished for wearing shorts, facing fines over "a case of improper clothing."...

 2021-07-21 12:04 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

How to build a hockey team...

Seattle will soon have a fifth pro sports team — the Kraken's debut NHL season starts in October. But how do you build a new hockey franchise from the ground up? Seattle Now producer Clare McGrane explains the answer involves a bit of politickin...

 2021-07-21 11:18 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Corporate Boards Find It Difficult To Limit Executives Risk-Taking Hobbies...

The risk calculus for companies whose leaders participate in perilous activities is more complicated today, as corporate titans Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have completed their travels to space....

 2021-07-21 11:15 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Health Care Workers Are Again Coping With Too Many COVID-19 Deaths...

NPR's Noel King checks in with Dr. Jamil Madi, a critical care specialist at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, about current levels of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and vaccinations....

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