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KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is a private, nonprofit organization providing public radio programming and services to the Puget Sound region and Western Washington. KUOW is a founding member of NPR. KUOW serves communities in the Puget Sound region, Western Washington and Southern British Columbia. The station is operated by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (PSPR) under an agreement with the Universi

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As President Emmanuel Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen campaign for the April 24 run-off election, analysts say the v...
04/13/2022
On the presidential campaign trail, competing visions of France emerge

As President Emmanuel Macron and challenger Marine Le Pen campaign for the April 24 run-off election, analysts say the vote results will have deep consequences in France and on the world stage.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who hardly campaigned ahead of the first round of voting, hit the campaign trail early Monday morning following Sunday's results that showed him leading his rival Marine Le Pen

U.S. officials say they continue to see signs that Russian forces are moving into eastern Ukraine for what is expected t...
04/13/2022
Photos: Kyiv suburbs continue to recover bodies after Russia's occupation ends

U.S. officials say they continue to see signs that Russian forces are moving into eastern Ukraine for what is expected to be a large-scale offensive in the coming days.

A senior U.S. defense official says the U.S. continues to see signs of Russian forces moving into eastern Ukraine for what is expected to be a large-scale offensive in the coming days.

Speaking about easing restrictions on higher-ethanol gasoline amid spiking fuel costs, Biden said prices shouldn't "hing...
04/13/2022
Biden appeared to accuse Putin of committing a 'genocide' in Ukraine

Speaking about easing restrictions on higher-ethanol gasoline amid spiking fuel costs, Biden said prices shouldn't "hinge on whether a dictator declares war and commits genocide a half a world away."

President Biden on Tuesday appeared for the first time to accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of committing a "genocide" in Ukraine.

Will hybrid schedules, or working from home, stick with us? Or will we experience a mass return to the office?
04/13/2022
Hybrid work and Seattle's bottom line: Today So Far

Will hybrid schedules, or working from home, stick with us? Or will we experience a mass return to the office?

After two years of pandemic precautions pushing a considerable portion of employees to work from home, things are changing. Will hybrid schedules, or working from home, stick with us? Or will we experience a mass return to the office?

The order from Washington covers non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members from U.S. Consulate Ge...
04/12/2022
The U.S. orders non-emergency staff to leave Shanghai amid a COVID surge

The order from Washington covers non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members from U.S. Consulate General Shanghai."

BEIJING — The U.S. has ordered non-emergency government staff to leave Shanghai, which is under a tight lockdown to contain a COVID-19 surge.

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died at 67. A post on his verified Twitter feed says he died following a long illness.
04/12/2022
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died at 67. A post on his verified Twitter feed says he died following a long illness.

According to a post on his verified Twitter feed, he died following a long illness. He was 67.

The Russia-Ukraine war pushes up the price of natural gas, a key ingredient in fertilizer, and has led to severe sanctio...
04/12/2022
Russia-Ukraine war worsens fertilizer crunch, risking food supplies

The Russia-Ukraine war pushes up the price of natural gas, a key ingredient in fertilizer, and has led to severe sanctions against Russia, a major exporter of fertilizer.

KIAMBU COUNTY, Kenya — Monica Kariuki is about ready to give up on farming. What is driving her off her 10 acres of land outside Nairobi isn't bad weather, pests or blight — the traditional agricultural curses — but fertilizer: It costs too much.

Starting this Wednesday you can get a cold beer and a hot cup of soup on some Washington State Ferries.
04/12/2022
Food galleys to reopen this week on Washington State Ferries

Starting this Wednesday you can get a cold beer and a hot cup of soup on some Washington State Ferries.

After two years without hot food or alcoholic beverages, food services will return to some state ferry boats starting Wednesday, April 13. Galleys and cafeterias have been closed since the start of the pandemic.

With the latest announcement from the Biden administration, here's a look at what so-called "ghost guns" are and what th...
04/12/2022
The Biden administration is regulating 'ghost guns.' Here's what the rule does

With the latest announcement from the Biden administration, here's a look at what so-called "ghost guns" are and what the government's new rule does.

The Department of Justice said Monday that it had submitted to the Federal Register a final rule designed to curb the proliferation of so-called "ghost guns" — untraceable firearms that don't have serial numbers.

Abuse ranges from being struck by a family member to cyberbullying. A study reports that nearly a third of children with...
04/12/2022
A report on violence against kids with disabilities is sobering — if not surprising

Abuse ranges from being struck by a family member to cyberbullying. A study reports that nearly a third of children with disabilities have experienced such violence. And that's surely an undercount.

A new study suggests that nearly a third of children and adolescents with disabilities has experienced violence – defined as physical, emotional or sexual abuse as well as neglect.

At least five people were shot in a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday during morning rush hour, and authorities say the...
04/12/2022
Multiple people were shot at a NYC subway station

At least five people were shot in a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday during morning rush hour, and authorities say they are still looking for a suspect.

At least five people were shot in a New York City subway station on Tuesday during morning rush hour, police said. Authorities say they are still looking for the shooter.

Ukraine's military has fought so effectively that Russia abandoned its initial plan, which envisioned a quick takeover o...
04/12/2022
Russia's Plan A in Ukraine failed. Here's what Plan B could look like

Ukraine's military has fought so effectively that Russia abandoned its initial plan, which envisioned a quick takeover of Kyiv. Now Russia has a new approach, which focuses on eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine's military has fought so effectively that Russia has abandoned its Plan A, which envisioned a quick takeover of the capital Kyiv. Russia has now turned to Plan B, with troops focused on the eastern part of Ukraine.

Fortnite is one of the world's most popular video games. The investment "will accelerate our work to build the metaverse...
04/12/2022
Sony and Lego are investing $2 billion in Epic Games, creator of Fortnite

Fortnite is one of the world's most popular video games. The investment "will accelerate our work to build the metaverse," Epic's CEO said.

Epic Games, creators of the wildly popular video game Fortnite, just got a $2 billion investment from legacy entertainment giants Sony Group Corp. and Kirkbi, the family-owned company behind The Lego Group.

Meanwhile, the Russian economy is expected to contract by some 11% this year as a result of sanctions, and several other...
04/12/2022
Russia's war could shrink the Ukrainian economy by 45% this year, the World Bank says

Meanwhile, the Russian economy is expected to contract by some 11% this year as a result of sanctions, and several other countries in the region are projected to fall into recession.

A new update from the World Bank measures the expected toll of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the economies of both countries, as well as on developing countries throughout the region.

The Kirkland location is the 10th motel purchased by the county to provide supportive housing to people who have experie...
04/12/2022
Parent group sues Kirkland and King County over supportive housing

The Kirkland location is the 10th motel purchased by the county to provide supportive housing to people who have experienced homelessness.

A group of Eastside parents called Keep Kids Safe is suing the city of Kirkland and King County over a plan to convert an old hotel into permanent supportive housing. The parents claim the city and county did not discuss the plan with the public before purchasing the property.

For many Gen-Zers, specifically those under 25, the only professional workplace they have known is their living rooms.
04/12/2022
Gen Z wants to work from home but has FOMO (fear of missing out)

For many Gen-Zers, specifically those under 25, the only professional workplace they have known is their living rooms.

A new report from Washington State University reveals Gen Z generally doesn't feel ready to return to the office, but also feels that they are missing out on professional development.

Washington state makes a lot of money by leasing its public land for logging. But now it has a new plan that will counte...
04/12/2022
Washington's new plan to make money from its trees: Today So Far

Washington state makes a lot of money by leasing its public land for logging. But now it has a new plan that will counter carbon pollution.

Washington earns a lot of revenue by leasing its public land for logging. But a new plan could change the way forests make money for the state, while combatting climate change. Also, With dwindling officers, and a focus on visible crime, investigating sex crimes has become much less of a priority in...

The 40-year-old pop star had her 13-year conservatorship terminated late last year. Spears is a mother to two teen boys ...
04/12/2022
Britney Spears announces she's pregnant

The 40-year-old pop star had her 13-year conservatorship terminated late last year. Spears is a mother to two teen boys from an earlier marriage.

Britney Spears is pregnant, the 40-year-old pop star announced on Instagram Monday.

State officials say trapping and eradicating this beetle will come with a multimillion dollar price tag, and it'll take ...
04/11/2022
In the Yakima Valley, tiny beetles are posing major problems for growers

State officials say trapping and eradicating this beetle will come with a multimillion dollar price tag, and it'll take several years to determine if their efforts are successful.

Credit: Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture In the Yakima Valley, tiny beetles are posing major problems for growers Apr 11, 2022 at 2:10 pm By Libby Denkmann Noel Gasca Slugs, earwigs, spittle bugs, garden pests push us to scour the internet and shell out lots of money....

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the missile defense system, which will be manned by U.S. service members, will arriv...
04/11/2022
U.S. to place Patriot missile defense system in Slovakia to help with Ukraine swap

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the missile defense system, which will be manned by U.S. service members, will arrive in Slovakia in the coming days.

President Biden said on Friday that the United States would place a Patriot missile defense system in Slovakia after that country provided a Russian-made S-300 air defense system to Ukraine.

The social media company said the billionaire Tesla CEO changed his mind about accepting a board seat after becoming Twi...
04/11/2022
Elon Musk says he will not join the Twitter board after all

The social media company said the billionaire Tesla CEO changed his mind about accepting a board seat after becoming Twitter's biggest shareholder.

Elon Musk has decided not to join Twitter's board, the company said on Sunday, less than a week after the billionaire Tesla CEO disclosed he is the social media company's largest shareholder and was offered a seat.

The change took effect on Monday, with passport application forms on the government's website reflecting the third gende...
04/11/2022
U.S. citizens can now choose the gender 'X' on their passport applications

The change took effect on Monday, with passport application forms on the government's website reflecting the third gender option in addition to "F" and "M" and making the document more inclusive.

U.S. citizens applying for a passport can now select the gender "X" on their applications in addition to the previously available "F" and "M" options.

After her mural honoring Ukraine was defaced by vandals, Gig Harbor artist Hillarie Isackson and the community worked no...
04/11/2022
Mural for Ukraine, defaced and restored, is now a symbol that 'love will prevail'

After her mural honoring Ukraine was defaced by vandals, Gig Harbor artist Hillarie Isackson and the community worked nonstop to restore it

The original mural in Gig Harbor, Wash. was a simple design: an outline of Ukraine with two bold stripes of yellow and blue across it. In the middle, a sunflower, Ukraine's national flower. Along with a simple message: "Stand with Ukraine. Love will prevail"

The specific details regarding the bills vary between state. But overall, they seek to prohibit schools from using a cur...
04/11/2022
Not just Florida. More than a dozen states propose so-called 'Don't Say Gay' bills

The specific details regarding the bills vary between state. But overall, they seek to prohibit schools from using a curriculum or discussing topics of gender identity or sexual orientation.

First Florida. Then Alabama. Now, lawmakers in Ohio and Louisiana are considering legislation that mimics the Florida law. And Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll make a similar bill a top priority at the next session.

It was a sunny day in mid-March. The sky was blue. It felt like spring. Then the attack began on City Hospital No. 2. Do...
04/11/2022
Doctors in Chernihiv bear witness to their hospital's fate after Russian shelling

It was a sunny day in mid-March. The sky was blue. It felt like spring. Then the attack began on City Hospital No. 2. Doctors tell what it was like — and what's going on now.

March 16th felt like spring in Chernihiv, a city in northern Ukraine. "The sky was cloudless," says Vladyslav Kukhar. "It was cold, yes, but the sky was so blue."

For Kentucky students wanting to participate in sports, their sex would be determined by the sex printed on their birth ...
04/11/2022
Kentucky governor halts bill that would ban transgender students from women's sports

For Kentucky students wanting to participate in sports, their sex would be determined by the sex printed on their birth certificate and an affidavit from a doctor ascertaining that information.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear vetoed a bill this week that would mandate student athletes to participate in sports based on the sex written on their birth certificate.

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Public radio has become insufferable, and I want to give you a small but telling example. Today I listened to a discussion on a cooking show about the use of turmeric. The chef/guest recounted a conversation with a "DJ and cultural producer" of southwest Asian descent who was irritated about the new enthusiasm for turmeric because in the DJ's culture it is an everyday spice like salt and pepper. So much packed in there. What's a "cultural producer"? I have a post-graduate degree and have spent my life in cosmopolitan cities like Seattle and I have no idea. Yet this job description was passed off as a commonplace, unworthy of explanation. And the substance of the complaint was that the "cultural producer" was irritated that people are using turmeric more because in his or her native culture people use turmeric a lot. Sheer scolding, just to work a cultural/racial resentment angle into the story. I recently read that working-class flyover country Americans resent the cultural elite more than the rich because while the daughter of a midwestern worker has at least a small chance of becoming rich, she has no chance of becoming say the New York Times theater critic. Even if she's an academic star who goes to the right schools she'll lack the background, connections, or the family money to support her through the unpaid internships and so forth. Nor does she have a chance to join the insiders' club that has cozy chats on NPR in which southwest Asian "cultural producers" scold ignorant American late-comers to turmeric.
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So... does KUOW NOT own any windows to the outside? Sometimes your AP-feed weather reports are so absurd. All one needs to do is look out a window! Sigh. We are owned by imperfect tech.
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How do I get a recording of the montage that was on at 2pm? That was a work of beauty. I want to listen to again and again!