NW Craft Brews
3:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

The Friday beer: Cask conditioned Whoop Pass Double IPA

Silver City Brewery's cask conditioned Whoop Pass Double IPA.
Paul Gibson

When I heard this particular version was cask conditioned and then delivered in a keg I was intrigued. I've liked the big bold hops I've had in previous Whoop Pass pours and this one did not disappoint.

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Alaskan Way Viaduct
12:49 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Seattle viaduct to reopen mid-day Saturday

Watch as an entire section collapses:

The Washington Transportation Department says Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will reopen at mid-day Saturday, ending traffic congestion drivers call "viadoom" a day-and-a-half early.

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Odd news
12:09 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Hey is that a ... sperm bike?

A version of this bike, photo graphed zooming around in Copenhagen, will soon be plying the streets of Seattle delivering donated sperm to fertility clinics.
Seattle Sperm Bank

You might see a strange looking bicycle around Seattle one of these days and think – Sperm?

And you’d be right! A Seattle sperm bank is using the stylized bike to deliver donated sperm to fertility clinics around town.

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Other News
10:19 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Interior Dept. denies claim in Olympic goat goring

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Interior Department has denied a $10 million wrongful death claim from the family of a man who was gored by a mountain goat in Olympic National Park.

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Other News
9:51 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Otter's View on Patriot Act Still Stands Years Later

Boise, ID - This week (October 26th) marks the tenth anniversary of the Patriot Act. The law has been widely criticized by civil liberty advocates as unconstitutional. Ten years ago it passed overwhelmingly. But one Idaho congressman stood against it.

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Weather with Cliff Mass
9:03 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Some rain into the weekend ... but watch for the most dangerous Northwest weather

The most dangerous weather in the Northwest? Even though the winter roads can clearly be hazardous, such as in 2008 when this bus slid down Capitol Hill in Seattle, but the worst is the sneaky ice caused by fog.
sea turtle Flickr

A strong storm front is moving in and will make today and Sunday mostly wet with a break from the rain on Saturday, KPLU's weather expert Cliff Mass says. And trick-or-treaters on Monday should have decent weather. 

After Friday's rain and windstorm subsides, you'll have a chance to ponder what Mass calls Washington's "most dangerous weather phenomenon."

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Blues Time Machine
8:00 am
Fri October 28, 2011

"I Ain't Superstitious" but the song is spooky

Howlin' Wolf

For Halloween, a spooky blues that influenced a generation of rock musicians.

“I Ain’t Superstitious” is a bridge between the acoustic blues of the South and the electric blues of Chicago.

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Other News
5:16 am
Fri October 28, 2011

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to KPLU about 'Instant City'

NPR's Steve Inskeep in the KPLU studios.
Justin Steyer KPLU

What happens when a city experiences explosive growth and balloons into a vast metropolis? That's what happened to Karachi, Pakistan which has grown from 400,000 people in the 1940s to more than 13-million people today. NPR's Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep talked to KPLU's Kirsten Kendrick about the growing pains of one of the world's fastest-growing cities which is the subject of his new book, Instant City - Life And Death In Karachi.

Sports with Art Thiel
9:00 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

MLS Cup could be within Sounders' grasp this season

Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller holds the U.S. Open Cup as he celebrates with his teammates this month in Seattle, after they won the Open Cup for a third year in a row. Will the team's first MLS Cup be next?
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

They've won the U.S. Open Cup for the third year in a row. They've moved on to the next round of a major international competition. And now, the Seattle Sounders have set their sights on winning their first-ever Major League Soccer Cup this year.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says it would be the logical end to a spectacular season.

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Election coverage
5:54 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Long-term care initiative is back up for a vote

The Long-term Care Initiative would require the state to boost training for home healthcare workers and implement more rigorous background checks. That’s pretty similar to what was passed but never enacted back in 2008.

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