July 4th http://kplu.org en Tacoma man the reason we stand for Star Spangled Banner http://kplu.org/post/tacoma-icon-reason-we-stand-star-spangled-banner <p></p><p>It seems as much a part of a trip to the ballpark as eating hotdogs.</p><p>But, when you hear the announcer say, "Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and remove your caps for the singing of the national anthem," do you ever wonder why you're standing?</p><p>As we discovered, you'll find the answer on an obscure plaque in the city of Tacoma. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 07:01:45 +0000 Paula Wissel 9256 at http://kplu.org Tacoma man the reason we stand for Star Spangled Banner Ahead: Temps in the 90s, then a pleasant Fourth of July http://kplu.org/post/ahead-temps-90s-then-pleasant-fourth-july <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Expect progressively warmer weather over the weekend and through Tuesday, says KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, says the heat wave hitting the western U.S. is heading our way.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He expects highs around 90 on Monday and Tuesday from Seattle to Bellingham, and temperatures in the lower </span>90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the south Sound.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:32:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9200 at http://kplu.org Ahead: Temps in the 90s, then a pleasant Fourth of July Fourth is the right time for - Yankee Doodle Dandies http://kplu.org/post/fourth-right-time-yankee-doodle-dandies <p>For the Fourth of July, we cover our Top Ten Patriotic Songs of All Time, ever, at least &#39;til next year. And it&rsquo;s amazing what you can find when you dare to look beneath the surface&hellip;</p><p>For a grab bag of irony, it&rsquo;s hard to top <strong>&ldquo;God Bless America.&quot;</strong></p><p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:00:00 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 1964 at http://kplu.org Fourth is the right time for - Yankee Doodle Dandies