student activism http://kplu.org en Smart grid pilot project debuting at University of Washington http://kplu.org/post/smart-grid-pilot-project-debuting-university-washington <p>Most people who pay their own energy bills know that power is expensive. But where it’s coming from and how much it costs is often more mysterious.</p><p>That could change if technology that’s part of a<a href="http://www.pnwsmartgrid.org/"> demonstration project</a> at the University of Washington catches on. It’s co funded by the US Department of Energy. The U-dub is the largest of 16 demo sites creating a new Pacific Northwest Smart Grid.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6771 at http://kplu.org Smart grid pilot project debuting at University of Washington Seattle high school students plan walkout over police conduct http://kplu.org/post/seattle-high-school-students-plan-walkout-over-police-conduct <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948089.mp3</p><p>Some Seattle high school students plan to walk out of class tomorrow, Wednesday, as part of a <a href="http://iwsjseattle.blogspot.com/2011/01/high-schoolers-call-for-walkout-against.html">protest against police brutality and misconduct</a>.&nbsp; They plan to rally at Victor Steinbrueck Park near Pike Place Market at 1&nbsp;p.m.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:06:39 +0000 Paula Wissel 640 at http://kplu.org Bainbridge middle school skips day off for Martin Luther King http://kplu.org/post/bainbridge-middle-school-skips-day-martin-luther-king <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-945798.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-945798.mp3</a></p><p>Not all kids are enjoying a day off thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr.&nbsp; Teachers and administrators at Hyla Middle School on Bainbridge Island see it as the perfect time to give students a new perspective on the civil rights leader.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:52:38 +0000 Charla Bear 541 at http://kplu.org Bainbridge middle school skips day off for Martin Luther King UW Tacoma students build Haiti earthquake reminder on campus http://kplu.org/post/uw-tacoma-students-build-haiti-earthquake-reminder-campus <p>As people remember the earthquake that devastated Haiti last year, some Washington residents will get an up close look at the hardships survivors still face.&nbsp; Today, anyone who walks through the middle of the UW Tacoma campus can see a refugee camp like those many Haitians live in.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:28:18 +0000 Charla Bear 518 at http://kplu.org UW Tacoma students build Haiti earthquake reminder on campus