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To prevent huge wildfires, stop putting out smaller ones | KUOW
KUOW's Kim Malcolm talks with UW research ecologist Jessica Halofsky about why changing forest management practices could help prevent massive wildfires in the Northwest.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Halofsky.Jessica  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
35 minutes ago by uwnews
Bigger, hotter wildfires are worsening air quality in the Northwest | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with UW Bothell environmental chemistry professor Dan Jaffe about why air quality in the Pacific Northwest has been getting worse over the last three decades.
KUOW  regl  Jaffe.Dan  !UWitM  2018  UW:Bothell  wildfire 
5 days ago by uwnews
Is Seattle's hot housing market starting to cool down? | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to James Young, director of the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington, and Aaron Terrazas, economic research director at Zillow, about what's happening with Seattle's housing market.
Washington.Center.Real.Estate  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  Young.James  Department:Runstad.Real.Estate 
5 days ago by uwnews
Is the mother orca grieving, protesting or none of the above? | KUOW
The mother orca that has been carrying her dead calf for more than a week has been the subject of a lot of conversation around animal grief and conservation. Deborah Giles, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology, is interviewed.
KUOW  radio  regl  !UWitM  2018  Giles.Deborah  orcas  Center.Conservation.Biology  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
5 days ago by uwnews
New major at UW focuses on food systems, nutrition | KUOW
The UW is offering a new major focusing on food and nutrition. Elizabeth Kirk, senior lecturer of epidemiology at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Department:Epidemiology  School:Public.Health  Kirk.Elizabeth  radio 
5 days ago by uwnews
Washington grapples with orca recovery plan | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes and Deborah Giles, a whale research biologist for the  University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology about a new task force led by Washington's Governor Jay Inslee. The task force hopes to find a way to save orcas from extinction. 
Seattle.Times  KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Giles.Deborah  Center.Conservation.Biology  orcas  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology 
7 days ago by uwnews
When should a teenager be charged as an adult? | KUOW
A 16-year-old was arraigned Thursday at the King County Courthouse for the murder of a Kent police officer. KUOW talks with Seattle Times crime reporter Sara Jean Green, King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg, and UW law professor Kimberly Ambrose, about when a teenager should be charged as an adult.
Ambrose.Kimberly  !UWitM  2018  KUOW  regl  School:Law 
12 days ago by uwnews
This is your brain on Seattle traffic | KUOW
Why do Seattleites feel like they’re surrounded by bad drivers? Bill Radke asked someone who wrote his dissertation on aggressive driving: Dennis Donovan, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.
Donovan.Dennis  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  UW:Medicine 
12 days ago by uwnews
Want to save orcas? Stop eating Chinook salmon, whale biologist says | KUOW
KUOW's Kim Malcolm talks with Deborah Giles about how individuals can help with the recovery of southern resident killer whales. Giles is a killer whale biologist with the University of Washington's Center for Conservation Biology.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Center.Conservation.Biology  Giles.Deborah  orcas 
12 days ago by uwnews
UW's Campus Master Plan details long-term expansion | KUOW
The University of Washington wants to expand its building area by 50 percent so it can educate more students, but critics say the university needs to offset the side effects of that growth.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  radio  Campus.Master.Plan 
12 days ago by uwnews
Sea level rise predictions for Washington | KUOW
Sea levels along Washington coastlines could rise as much as 1.5 feet by 2100, according to a new report from the UW. Ian Miller, a researcher at the UW-based Washington Sea Grant, is interviewed.
KUOW  regl  radio  !UWitM  2018  Washington.Sea.Grant  College:Environment  Climate.Change  Climate.Impacts.Group  Miller.Ian 
14 days ago by uwnews
Rental market study shows tenant, landlord discontentment | KUOW
A recent study of Seattle's rental market found that tenants and landlords are on edge. Kyle Crowder, professor of sociology at the UW, is quoted.
KUOW  regl  radio  !UWitM  2018  Crowder.Kyle  Department:Sociology  College:Arts&Sciences 
14 days ago by uwnews
Donald Trump could veto the Canadian oil sands pipeline project | KUOW
In May, the Canadian government announced it would buy the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline from Texas-based Kinder Morgan in order to finish the pipeline's expansion project. Debra Glassman, senior lecturer of business economics at the UW, is quoted.
Glassman.Debra  Foster.School.Business  KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018 
15 days ago by uwnews
Kids most vulnerable to chemicals in food, packaging | KUOW
Pediatricians are urging Congress to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authority to collect more data  on chemicals in food. Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana, associate professor of pediatrics at the UW, is quoted.
Sathyanarayana.Sheela  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine 
20 days ago by uwnews
When to call someone a Nazi and when to not | KUOW
Some people say comparing Trump to Hitler is overheated or lazy. Those critics might invoke Godwin's Law, which states that, "As an online discussion continues, the probability of a comparison to Hitler or to Nazis approaches one." Laurie Marhoefer, a UW assistant professor of history, is interviewed.
politics  Marhoefer.Laurie  Department:History  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  KUOW  regl 
20 days ago by uwnews
Is Russia using gun rights to debunk the American dream? | KUOW
Gun rights and Russian meddling collided last week, when Russian national Maria Butina was arrested on charges of being an unregistered foreign agent — that is, a spy. Jill Dougherty, a Russia expert at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Dougherty.Jill  Evans.School 
21 days ago by uwnews
We spend millions in the west on fuels treatments we know aren't effective | KUOW
Small, prescribed fires in the forest have been the preferred method for prevention of large wildfires. But many fire scientists say it is ineffective at best and, at worst, has the potential to be counterproductive in reducing the spread of fire and its severity. James Agee, professor emeritus of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  wildfire  Agee.James  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment 
22 days ago by uwnews
Are you ready for the Big One? | KUOW
Bill Steele is coordinator of the seismology lab at the University of Washington's Earth and space sciences department. He told KUOW's Katherine Banwell how to prepare for a major disaster.
Steele.Bill  earthquakes  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  PNSN 
23 days ago by uwnews
Could a tsunami reach Columbia City? And other Disaster Night! questions | KUOW
A catastrophe-focused crowd turned out last night for KUOW’s Disaster Night! — a quiz show about natural disasters (and disaster movies), at the Royal Room in Columbia City. Bill Steele, director of outreach at the UW's Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, and Alison Duvall, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, were at the event.
Duvall.Alison  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  earthquakes  Steele.Bill  College:Environment  PNSN  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
26 days ago by uwnews
These Seattle artists had to think outside the box to survive the city’s pricey real estate market | KUOW
Seattle is home to a number of artist communities, but according to the city’s Office of Arts and Culture, Equinox is the only one that houses such a diverse group of artists. Tracey Seslen, senior lecturer of business at the UW, is quoted.
Seslen.Tracey  KUOW  regl  Foster.School.Business  !UWitM  2018 
28 days ago by uwnews
Gun-toting Edmonds councilmember proposes fines for not locking up firearms | KUOW
The city of Edmonds could soon fine people who don't lock up their firearms. A recent University of Washington study found that 63 percent of gun-owning households in the state do not store their firearms locked and unloaded.
School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl  guns  KUOW 
28 days ago by uwnews
How to survive a major Seattle-area earthquake | KUOW
Seismologists say a major earthquake could hit the Seattle area any day. Bill Steele, director of outreach at the UW's Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, is interviewed.
radio  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Steele.Bill  PNSN  College:Environment  earthquakes 
28 days ago by uwnews
Hot days, hot nights: A climatologist's view of this summer | KUOW
The state's climatologist Nick Bond, who is also a researcher at the UW-based Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, joins KUOW's Ross Reynolds to talk about the record-breaking heat over the weekend and what we can expect this summer.
KUOW  Bond.Nick  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  JISAO  weather  wawx  !UWitM  2018  regl 
28 days ago by uwnews
UW to welcome its largest incoming class in history | KUOW
The UW is expecting its largest incoming class in history.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  admissions 
29 days ago by uwnews
Seattle buildings at risk in an earthquake | KUOW
KUOW interviews John Stanton, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the UW, about his and his colleagues' building, More Hall, which was built in the 1950s and could be susceptible to damage in a major earthquake.
KUOW  earthquakes  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  Stanton.John  regl  radio 
29 days ago by uwnews
Target comes to U. District | KUOW
Target is building a new store in the University District. Louisa Iarocci, associate professor of architecture at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  radio  Department:Architecture  Iarocci.Louisa  College:Built.Environments 
29 days ago by uwnews
City Council approves safe firearm storage ordinance | KUOW
The Seattle City Council has approved an ordinance mandating gun owners to keep their firearms locked away and unloaded. A recent UW study is referenced.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  radio  guns  School:Public.Health 
29 days ago by uwnews
Are robots coming for your jobs? | KUOW
Sidd Srinivasa and Howard Chizeck, both roboticists at the University of Washington, joined KUOW's Bill Radke to talk about the robotic future of work.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Srinivasa.Siddhartha  Chizeck.Howard  College:Engineering  Allen.School  regl  robots 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
UW professors on how to 'detect and defuse' false news stories | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to UW professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom. Together they teach a course at UW titled, "Calling bullshit: Data reasoning in a digital world."
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Bergstrom.Carl  West.Jevin  College:Arts&Sciences  Information.School  Department:Biology 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
'Nanette' and comedy as resistance | KUOW
KUOW had a panel on their show to talk about if protestors who heckled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a restaurant parking lot went too far. Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of the directing program at the UW School of Drama was among the panelists.
Curtis-Newton.Valerie  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  School:Drama 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
How will increased Arctic traffic affect marine mammals? | KUOW
A recent study from researchers at the UW looks at which marine mammals are most at risk from increased shipping traffic in the Arctic. Donna Hauser, a former researcher at the UW's Polar Science Center, is interviewed.
radio  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Polar.Science.Center  College:Environment  Hauser.Donna  regl 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
This college for adult learners is a refuge, not just a career boost | KUOW
In the U.S., more than 4 out of 10 undergraduate college students are above the age of 25. When people talk about these adult students, you usually hear words like "job skills" and "quickest path to a degree." But for more than four decades, the Tacoma Program has sought to offer much more than that. UW Tacoma is mentioned.
UW:Tacoma  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
UW professor's essay sparks debate about why women are underrepresented in computer science | KUOW
Why are women underrepresented in computer science? Is it systemic forces? Or personal preference? KUOW spoke to a University of Washington lecturer who says it's the latter, and the executive director of Ada Academy who says it's the former.
Reges.Stuart  !UWitM  2018  Allen.School  College:Engineering  regl  KUOW  Levesque.Emily  College:Arts&Sciences 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Summer Solstice in Seattle | KUOW
Are Seattle's streets intentionally lined up for sunsets and sunrises? Woody Sullivan, professor emeritus of astronomy at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  Sullivan.Woody  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Astronomy  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Data: Washington warming slower than other states | KUOW
KUOW interviews Joe Casola, deputy director of the UW's Climate Impacts Group, about a new Associated Press report showing the rates of warming for different U.S. states.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Casola.Joe  Climate.Impacts.Group  Climate.Change  radio 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
How much of 'the 1 percent' lives in Seattle? | KUOW
Seattle has three times the number of households in the top 1 percent as the national average according to Mark Long, a professor in the UW's Evans School of Public Policy and Governance.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Evans.School  Long.Mark 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
You asked about the crisis of homelessness in Seattle. Here are some answers | KUOW
There's a lot of money in Seattle these days. Companies like Amazon and Starbucks are based here, and construction has been booming. But our city has one of the biggest homelessness problems in the country. Josephine Ensign, director of the UW's Doorway Project for homeless youth. is featured.
Ensign.Josephine  KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  homelessness  Doorway.Project  School:Nursing 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
The rise and fall of a Seattle megachurch through the eyes of an anthropologist | KUOW
What happened during the creation and growth of Mars Hill Church made waves in Seattle and beyond. Jessica Johnson, a lecturer of anthropology at the UW, is featured.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Johnson.Jessica  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  regl 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
The Record: Alas, poor head tax: we hardly knew thee | KUOW
Clark Sorenson, director of the Center for Korean Studies at the UW, was interviewed on KUOW's "The Record" about a promise made between Kim Jong Un and President Trump.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Sorensen.Clark  politics  Jackson.School.International.Studies 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
County jailing fewer kids than ever, but more work needed | KUOW
King County is jailing fewer kids than ever by using alternatives to detention. Eric Trupin, vice chair of the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is interviewed.
Trupin.Eric  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  UW:Medicine 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Howard Schultz's legacy on Starbucks' brand | KUOW
Howard Schultz announced he was stepping down from his role as executive chairman for Starbucks. Elizabeth Stearns, senior lecturer of business at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  Stearns.Elizabeth  Foster.School.Business 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Can the president pardon himself? | KUOW
Lisa Manheim, professor of law at the UW, is interviewed on KUOW's "The Record" about whether President Trump can pardon himself.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  politics  School:Law  Manheim.Lisa  radio 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Supreme Court gives tribes a victory over Washington state in salmon case | KUOW
A tie in the U.S. Supreme Court may cost Washington state $2 billion. The court split 4-4 Monday in a long-running court battle between tribes and the state over salmon-blocking road culverts. Robert Anderson, director of the Native American Law Center at the UW, is quoted.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Anderson.Robert  Native.American.Law.Center  School:Law 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Weekend recap: Remembering Anthony Bourdain | KUOW
Bill Radke remembers chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain with KUOW's panel: Andrea Otanez, journalist and lecturer in journalism and communication at the UW, and, Hsiao-Ching Chou, former food editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
KUOW  Otanez.Andrea  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Communications  regl  !UWitM  2018 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Despite complaints, most of Seattle likes those neon-colored rental bikes | KUOW
Complaints have poured in over the yellow, green and orange bikes that have sprouted like mushrooms across Seattle, yet 74 percent of Seattleites have a favorable opinion of the rapidly expanding bike share program, according to a survey analyzed by the UW.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Sustainable.Transportation.Lab  College:Engineering 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
What SCOTUS' wedding cake ruling means for Northwest | KUOW
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrowly focused ruling Monday that favored Masterpiece Cakes, a Colorado bakery, which refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Peter Nicolas, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Nicolas.Peter  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
'The worst of humanity': UW researchers investigate new clues to El Salvador's civil war | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with UW professor Angelina Godoy about the settlement of a lawsuit against the CIA. The UW's Center for Human Rights has been seeking information about U.S. involvement in the civil war in El Salvador during the 1980's.
Godoy.Angelina  Center.Human.Rights  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Documents released in CIA settlement | KUOW
The CIA has turned over 139 documents to settle a lawsuit brought by the University of Washington's Center for Human Rights.
KUOW  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  Center.Human.Rights  Godoy.Angelina 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Slim chance of Amazon's Echo device sharing private conversations | KUOW
Ryan Calo, director of the Tech Policy Lab at the UW and associate professor of law, is interviewed about the recent glitch involving an Amazon Echo device.
Calo.Ryan  School:Law  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  amazon  radio 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Can biases be trained out of us? | KUOW
Don't bother trying to get that afternoon slump-curing coffee. Starbucks stores across the nation are closed for racial bias training. But can we train our way out of our biases? KUOW asked Anthony Greenwald, a University of Washington psychology professor and one of the creators of the Implicit Association Test.
Department:Psychology  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  College:Arts&Sciences  Greenwald.Anthony 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle gun owners could face fines, liability for unsafe storage of firearms | KUOW
Gun owners who don’t store their guns securely could face new civil penalties under legislation unveiled Thursday by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. A recent study from the UW School of Public Health is referenced.
School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  guns 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle mayor proposes penalties for lax storage of guns | KUOW
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has proposed fines for gun owners whose unsecured weapons are involved in crimes, and an increase in fines for failing to report a stolen gun. Research from the UW School of Public Health is referenced.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  guns  School:Public.Health  regl  radio 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Collapse of talks with North Korea raises questions | KUOW
President Trump's cancellation of the summit with North Korea leaves many issues unresolved and puts South Korea in a difficult position. Don Hellmann, emeritus professor in the UW Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of Political Science, is interviewed.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Hellmann.Donald  Jackson.School.International.Studies  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  radio  regl 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
City leaders pushing for more gun laws | KUOW
Seattle city leaders are exploring ways to reduce deadly shootings by pushing to require gun owners to lock up their guns. Recent research from the UW School of Public Health is referenced.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  School:Public.Health  guns 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
Preventing opioid overdoses | KUOW
The UW School of Pharmacy held a health fair on campus Tuesday where naloxone kits and training was provided.
KUOW  School:Pharmacy  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  drugs 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
The downfall of the Mars Hill Church | KUOW
Do you remember the Mars Hill Church? Charismatic, idiosyncratic, it connected with a younger generation and had an unconventional figure at its head. Mark Driscoll fueled the church's rise, and was also the source of its downfall. University of Washington anthropology professor Jessica Johnson explored that fall in her new book, "Biblical Porn."
KUOW  Johnson.Jessica  Department:Anthropology  College:Arts&Sciences  !UWitM  2018  regl 
11 weeks ago by uwnews
I drove like a jerk in Seattle traffic to see if it would save me time | KUOW
KUOW's David Hyde weaved through heavy traffic to answer a listener's question of if it's worth it to weave between lanes in heavy traffic. Mark Hallenbeck, a traffic expert at the UW, is quoted.
Hallenbeck.Mark  transportation  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  College:Engineering 
12 weeks ago by uwnews
Monday's Supreme Court decision: A 'license to break the law'? | KUOW
A 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the ability of employers to force employees into individual arbitration. UW law professor Eric Schnapper is interviewed.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Schnapper.Eric  School:Law 
12 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle City Council passes head tax | KUOW
Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, was a guest on KUOW's "The Record" to talk about the city's new "head tax."
KUOW  radio  regl  Evans.School  Vigdor.Jacob  !UWitM  2018  amazon 
may 2018 by uwnews
Does everyone deserve to live in Seattle? Because that's what we're talking about | KUOW
Is Seattle the sort of place where, if you can’t afford it, there’s no room for you? This was the question that Jacob Vigdor, a professor of public policy at the University of Washington, posed last week.
Vigdor.Jacob  Evans.School  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW 
may 2018 by uwnews
Scent-free work environments | KUOW
Have you experienced a scent-free workplace? Were you all in favor, or offended at the thought? People have strong reactions to smells, and shared spaces make the conversation tricky. Jesse Hardy of Nordstrom joined UW psychology professor and perfumer Ellen Covey to talk smells.
Covey.Ellen  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences 
may 2018 by uwnews
Finding humor in hard times, from Soviet Russia to today | KUOW
What is comedy really like under an authoritarian regime? Two writers who know, satirist Gary Shteyngart and UW professor Sasha Senderovich, join Bill Radke for a conversation about comedy under President Trump, life in Soviet Russia and immigrating to the United States.
Senderovich.Sasha  Jackson.School.International.Studies  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  Stroum.Center.Jewish.Studies 
may 2018 by uwnews
Weekend recap: Jeff Bezos' fridge, Childish Gambino's new single | KUOW
KUOW's The Record rounds up the weekend stories that had people talking. Valerie Curtis-Newton, professor in acting and directing and head of performance at the UW School of Drama, is interviewed.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Drama  Curtis-Newton.Valerie 
may 2018 by uwnews
Pros, cons and alternatives to Seattle's proposed 'head tax' | KUOW
As the city debates whether to tax employers to pay for services to the homeless, KUOW's The Record hashes out some other ideas with two local guests. Jacob Vigdor, professor in the UW Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, is interviewed.
KUOW  2018  regl  radio  Vigdor.Jacob  Evans.School  !UWitM 
may 2018 by uwnews
US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal impacts Boeing | KUOW
President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal will have ripple effects for Boeing, which has an agreement to sell 80 jets to the country. Resat Kasaba, director of the UW Jackson School of International Studies, is interviewed.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Kasaba.Resat  Jackson.School.International.Studies  College:Arts&Sciences  radio 
may 2018 by uwnews
Calorie information now mandatory on restaurant menus | KUOW
King County's new menu-labeling law takes effect this week, but how much impact will it have on obesity rates? Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition at the UW School of Public Health, is interviewed.
Drewnowski.Adam  School:Public.Health  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  radio 
may 2018 by uwnews
Study: Wildfires burn more severely on private timber plantations than public forests | KUOW
The 2013 Douglas Complex forest fire in Oregon is at the center of new research looking at what causes some wildfires to creep along at low intensity and others to rip through the forest. UW Tacoma assistant professor and fire researcher Maureen Kennedy is quoted.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Kennedy.Maureen  UW:Tacoma 
may 2018 by uwnews
Signing up for 23andMe? You might be exposing your family to the FBI | KUOW
Bill Radke spoke with Malia Fullerton, associate professor of bioethics and humanities at the UW, about the methods used to catch the Golden State Killer.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  genetics&dna  UW:Medicine  Fullerton.Malia 
may 2018 by uwnews
Some pot possession convictions could be dropped | KUOW
A judge in Seattle will decide if more than five hundred pot possession convictions will be dropped. Roger Roffman, professor emeritus of social work at the UW, is interviewed.
Roffman.Roger  School:Social.Work  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  KUOW  marijuana 
may 2018 by uwnews
Seattle lawmakers considering tax on big businesses | KUOW
Your paycheck could take a hit if Seattle lawmakers end up approving a new head tax on big businesses. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  radio  !UWitM  2018  regl  Vigdor.Jacob  Evans.School 
april 2018 by uwnews
5 confirmed cases of E. coli in WA linked to tainted romaine lettuce | KUOW
Before you buy that head of lettuce, you might want to first check where it’s grown. Marguerite Pappaioanou, an affiliate professor in the School of Public Health at the UW, is quoted.
Pappaioanou.Marguerite  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences 
april 2018 by uwnews
More bike sharing, fewer helmets — are head injuries on the rise? | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with Dr. Frederick Rivara, professor of pediatrics at the UW, about whether the increasing popularity of bike sharing has led to more head injuries.
Rivara.Fred  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  KUOW  regl  Department:Pediatrics 
april 2018 by uwnews
Supreme Court considers Trump's travel ban | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to Lisa Manheim, associate professor at the University of Washington School of Law, about what arguments were presented in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday in favor and against President Trump's travel ban.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Manheim.Lisa  School:Law 
april 2018 by uwnews
Asthma among children of farm workers | KUOW
Many people think asthma is a city kid problem but rural kids are just as likely to have it and the children of farm workers are especially vulnerable. Now researchers at the University of Washington and the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic are working on a new approach to solving the problem. Dr. Catherine Karr, professor of pediatrics at the UW, is interviewed.
!UWitM  2018  Karr.Catherine  Department:Pediatrics  UW:Medicine  regl  KUOW  radio 
april 2018 by uwnews
Starbucks closes 8,000 stores for racial bias training | KUOW
Starbucks is closing 8,000 stores next month for an afternoon of employee training about racial bias. Anthony Greenwald, professor emeritus of psychology at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio  Greenwald.Anthony  Department:Psychology  College:Arts&Sciences  race 
april 2018 by uwnews
Early earthquake warning system worked | KUOW
A recent earthquake near Mt. Rainier triggered the ShakeAlert system to send out an alert to beta users of the early earthquake warning system. Mouse Reusch, who coordinates the ShakeAlert system at the UW, is quoted.
!UWitM  2018  regl  radio  shakealert  earthquakes  PNSN  Reusch.Mouse  KUOW 
april 2018 by uwnews
UW says it won't close psychiatric unit yet | KUOW
The University of Washington Medical Center says it will build a new facility to replace an aging inpatient psychiatric unit that’s slated for closure. Dr. Jürgen Unützer, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UW, is quoted.
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On Columbine anniversary, Seattle-area students keep up pressure for gun control | KUOW
Saying they want to keep up the pressure on elected officials to pass new gun control measures, Seattle-area students joined a national school walkout on the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School. The College Republicans at the University of Washington convened a panel of legislators and commentators to discuss gun rights.
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Is this public service or public shaming? | KUOW
Caleb Banta-Green, senior research scientist at the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, comments on a social media post by the Pierce County Sheriff's Office about someone being tased and arrested while allegedly being on drugs.
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Tribes take Washington to Supreme Court over salmon-blocking culverts | KUOW
Kim Malcolm talks with University of Washington law professor Robert Anderson about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving Native American fishing rights in Washington state. At issue is whether Washington state should pay to fix culverts, which block the passage of salmon.
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