The Two-Way
8:23 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Update: Latest On Aftermath Of NPR Exec's Comments

Originally published on Wed March 9, 2011 7:03 am

(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

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The Two-Way
8:23 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Update: Latest On Aftermath Of NPR Exec's Comments

Originally published on Wed March 9, 2011 7:03 am

(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

Our original post:

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The Two-Way
8:23 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Update: Latest On Aftermath Of NPR Exec's Comments

Originally published on Wed March 9, 2011 7:03 am

(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

Our original post:

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The Two-Way
8:23 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Update: Latest On Aftermath Of NPR Exec's Comments

Originally published on Wed March 9, 2011 7:03 am

(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

Our original post:

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The Two-Way
8:23 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Update: Latest On Aftermath Of NPR Exec's Comments

Originally published on Wed March 9, 2011 7:03 am

(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

Our original post:

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The Two-Way
8:23 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Update: Latest On Aftermath Of NPR Exec's Comments

Originally published on Wed March 9, 2011 7:03 am

(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

Our original post:

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The Two-Way
8:23 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Update: Latest On Aftermath Of NPR Exec's Comments

Originally published on Wed March 9, 2011 7:03 am

(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

Our original post:

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The Two-Way
8:23 am
Wed March 9, 2011

Update: Latest On Aftermath Of NPR Exec's Comments

Originally published on Wed March 9, 2011 7:03 am

(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

Our original post:

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Food for Thought
5:14 am
Wed March 9, 2011

John Pizzarelli's box lunch serenade

The man just can't stop entertaining
KPLU

The only difference between John Pizzarelli and a real ham is...

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Medical safety
7:04 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Rating hospitals based on number of errors

Thousands of people are still dying unnecessarily in America's hospitals, according to a new set of quality ratings.  That’s despite a decade of attention to preventing errors. 

More than 20,000 hospital deaths should have been prevented, just among Medicare patients (people over the age of 65), according to a report from Health Grades Inc. of Denver.

Hospitals in Washington as a group are about average in terms of their error rates.

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Crime
5:05 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Murder, car thefts at historic lows in Seattle

Seattle Police Department Sgt. Sean Whitcomb holds a sign meant to be placed in cars to deter thieves.
Paula Wissel

The homicide rate in Seattle is at its lowest level since 1958.  Most other major crime is down as well.

Murder, rape, robbery and other violent crime was down 9 percent in 2010 compared to 2009. The 2010 crime statistics were released Tuesday by the Seattle Police Department. As KPLU reported, the  Seattle Police Department has also released a report showing that the use of force by officers is rare and below the national average.

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Arts & Culture
1:35 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Interview with poet, author and playwright Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou receives the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, from President Barack Obama, Feb. 15, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
AP Photo

One of America's most prominent living poets is coming to Seattle. Dr. Maya Angelou is the author of a groundbreaking memoire published in 1970, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. It describes how she overcame racism and trauma growing up in the South. 

Dr. Angelou is now 83, and recently received the highest civilian honor in the land, the Medal of Freedom, from President Barack Obama. 

KPLU's Bellamy Pailthorp spoke with her and asked, first of all, how she came to write her first work of prose. (Click on the audio "play" arrow at the top of this post to hear KPLU's interview).

Dr. Angelou will speak at Seattle's Paramount Theatre on Monday, March 14th, in an appearance at 7:30 p.m.

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Shark Fin Soup
10:51 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Lawmakers want to take shark fin soup off menus

West Coast lawmakers want to take shark fin soup off restaurant menus. The Washington, Oregon and California Legislatures are all considering measures to criminalize the trade in shark fins.

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Washington State Legislature
8:24 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Immigration check for driver’s licenses appears unlikely

Washington could soon be the last state in the nation to issue driver’s licenses without an immigration check. A controversial proposal in Olympia to create a two-tier license system appears to have died. Senate Republicans failed to force a vote just before a key legislative cut-off.

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Street scene
7:47 am
Tue March 8, 2011

Street food: Coming soon to a Seattle neighborhood near you

Dozens of food carts set up along city streets in Portland help create a colorful cultural experience.
stu_spivack Flickr

Portland – among other cities – has a thriving street food scene, with dozens of food carts and trucks serving up a wide range of cuisines. Seattle? Not so much …

Now, the Seattle City Council is expected to consider changes to the city’s restrictive food vending laws that would open up the public streets to food-on-the-go. 

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