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Meeting Notice
10:00 am
Mon January 7, 2013

KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board Meeting

KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board will be meeting on Thursday, January 17th at 2PM Pacific Time.

If you are interested in observing or listening to the meeting via conference call, please contact the office of the General Manager @ 253-535-8732 for more information.

Christmas Day SCHEDULE
5:11 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

What's on KPLU Christmas Day

We’ll have a full-day of Holiday Jazz and some specials on Christmas Day. Here’s the line-up:

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Weather
9:18 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Heavy snow falling in mountains; tips for safe holiday travel

Manuel Garcia pulls the chains off of his semi-truck tires as quickly as he can as snow falls while parked at the eastbound milepost 34 exit of Interstate 90 earlier this year, near North Bend.
AP

Forecasters say the latest storm moving across Washington will leave up to 2 feet of new snow in the Cascades by Thursday morning.

Travelers planning on heading across the mountain passes this weekend should plan accordingly. Traction tires or chains are being advised, and in some cases may be required. 

The WSDOT offers these tips to protect yourself and your passengers while driving in snowy/icy conditions: 

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16th Annual Christmas Jam
4:19 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

The 2012 KPLU Christmas Jam featuring Pearl Django

Pearl Django performing with the PLU Jazz Ensemble on December 6, 2012.
Justin Steyer KPLU

Listen to the 16th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam

KPLU’s much-anticipated free holiday concert, featured guest artists, Gypsy-Jazz masters Pearl Django live from Lagerquist Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. 

Pearl Django performed Christmas selections with the University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Deacon-Joyner. The event, hosted by Nick Morrison, can be listened to in its entirety above, and will also re-broadcast on KPLU Christmas Day from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Marijuana Legalization
9:52 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Special Radio Report: Now that marijuana is legal, what's next?

medcannaman Flickr

Now that marijuana’s about to be legal, you might be wondering more about the details, how this will actually play out across Washington state.

KPLU reporters have created a special audio report by expanding our original series of stories, which takes you on a wide-ranging tour of how legalized marijuana will impact society, from routine traffic stops to intimate family discussions, from pot farms to public consumption.

Four fuzzy images are coming into focus:

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Listener Notice
9:58 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Attn. Skagit Valley: KPLU moves from 105.5 FM to 88.9 FM Nov. 15

Effective November 15 KPLU’s signal serving listeners in the Skagit Valley region at 105.5 FM is moving to its new frequency at 88.9 FM. 

We needed to make this move in order to guarantee that KPLU will be heard in the Skagit Valley region for many years to come.

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Live 2012 debate
5:50 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Poll and video: Obama vs. Romney - third debate - live

Here's the third and final presidential debate live via YouTube's politics channel. And ... a poll (vote after the debate)!

Public Transit
11:44 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Taxpayers funding North Sounder train service at $29 per passenger

The Sounder commuter train idle at the Everett Station.
sillygwailo Flickr

It's usually easy to find an empty seat on Sound Transit's Sounder commuter trains running between Seattle and Everett.

The trains are typically one-third full, serving about 1,100 passengers on four trains a day. That's about half as many passengers as officials expected in 2003 when they made the deal to expand the service 35 miles north.

The Seattle Times reports taxpayers subsidize the service at a cost of about $29 for each passenger trip. 

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Fall Pledge Drive
12:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support during our successful Fall Pledge Drive!  We can still use your support, so if you missed the drive, you can still support KPLU today.

We would also like to thank the following generous businesses who donated food to feed the volunteers: 

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Final Day of Fall Pledge Drive
12:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Fall Fund Drive: You Wonder Why ... and KPLU has the answer

It's the last day of our 4-day fund drive! Please show your support today and help us hit our goal of $400,000 by midnight tonight!

Some of the most popular stories your support has made possible were form our series, I Wonder Why ... ? 

Here are the three most-popular installments: 

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It's The Fall Pledge Drive!
12:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Fall Fund Drive: KPLU keeps you informed while news develops

It's time for the Fall Pledge Drive and we wanted to take a look back at some of the great stories from the past year that your support has made possible.

Whether you are a first-time supporter, or would like to renew your support for great content like this, please do so now to be counted towards our pledge drive goal.

Here are some examples of our breaking and developing news coverage:

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It's The Fall Pledge Drive!
12:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Fall Fund Drive: 5 stories that taught you something

It's time for the Fall Pledge Drive and we wanted to take a look back at some of the great stories from the past year that your support has made possible. 

Whether you are a first-time supporter, or would like to renew your support for great content like this, please do so now to be counted towards our pledge drive goal.

Here are five of the most popular stories from the past year: 

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Washington Wildfires
2:12 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

New evacuations as Table Mountain wildfire triples in size

This map from NPR shows current large wildfires and forecast burning conditions in the region.

NBC News reports that new evacuations came Thursday as eight-inch chunks of burning bark were reported to have fallen in Mission Ridge. Those chunks were coming from an explosive fire inside the Table Mountain Complex some six miles away, a fire incident spokesman said.

The Table Mountain Complex of wildfires in Chelan and Kittitas counties has tripled in size to more than 47 square miles

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Meeting Notice
5:01 am
Mon September 17, 2012

KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board Meeting

KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board will be meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2012 Pacific Time via a teleconference call. If you are interested in observing or listening to the meeting, please contact the office of the General Manager @ 253-535-8732 for more information.

KPLU Alert
12:59 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

KPLU's Jazz24 and Humanosphere websites experiencing outages

Because of an apparent hacker attack on GoDaddy, the hosting service that KPLU contracts with, our Jazz24 and Humanosphere websites are experiencing intermittent outages.

More information on the attack on GoDaddy

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