KPLU Studio Sessions
1:20 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Irma Thomas Live at KPLU

Grammy Award-winning "Soul Queen of New Orleans," Irma Thomas brought her rhythm section to the performance studio on October 29, 2010 to perform live on KPLU's Blue Plate Special hosted by Nick Morrison.

Grammy Award-winning "Soul Queen of New Orleans," Irma Thomas brought her rythym section to the performance studio on October 29, 2010 to perform live on KPLU's Blue Plate Special hosted by Nick Morrison.

Water Cooler
8:14 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Murray-Rossi race could be cliffhanger, local foreclosures surge: bring on the blues

Patty Murray and Dino Rossi are in a tight race. They're shown here at last week's debate in Seattle.
AP photo.

There'll be a lot of buzz today about the latest poll on the Senate race between Dino Rossi and incumbent Patty Murray.  The KCTS 9 - KPLU - Washington Poll shows a narrowing lead for Murray, from 8% two weeks ago to 4.3% this week. Still, among likely voters, Murray is up 6%. It all points to a race that might not be decided election night, and perhaps for weeks to come.

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South Sound News
10:48 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Growth Pains as Lewis-McChord Population Booms

If you've been stuck in traffic jams on I-5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord recently, you're not alone. The back-ups are an almost daily occurrence since thousands of soldiers returned from deployments. The race is on to come up with some long-term solutions, not only to the transportation troubles but to education and social service demands. That's because military analysts predict an additional 14,000 more soldiers and their families will arrive by 2015.

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Jazz NW
9:25 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Coming Up on Jazz NW 10/31/2010

Celebrate Hallowe’en with Jazz Northwest as we feature some ghostly apparitions and scary music from resident Northwest musicians on the show. We’ll also have some samples of some of the artists who’ll be appearing during this coming final week of the 22nd annual Earshot Festival. Sunday at 1 - Hallowe’en on Jazz Northwest from 88-5, KPLU.

Election 2010
5:24 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

I-1082 Would Allow Private Insurers for Workers Comp

Construction workers are some of the employees who would be most affected by proposed changes to workers comp.
Keith Seinfeld KPLU

Washington is one of only four states in the nation that offers workers compensation insurance only through a government agency.   That could change this November.  Initiative 1082 would allow private insurers to enter the market.   Backers of the measure say the competition would force rates down on a tax that's been going up steadily in recent years.   Opponents say it's a power grab by the insurance industry that could leave injured workers in a lurch.   KPLU business and labor reporter Bellamy Pailthorp has the story.

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Water Cooler
7:09 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Money pours into campaigns while social services struggle

Spending on campaigns surpass record highs for an off-year election, as the recession continues.
AP photo.

You might think that in the midst of the Great Recession everyone - including candidates for office - are feeling the pinch. Not so.

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Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

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Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

Read more
Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

Read more
Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

Read more
Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

Read more
Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

Read more
Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

Read more
Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

Read more
Author Interviews
12:01 am
Tue October 26, 2010

Trudeau Reflects On Four Decades Of 'Doonesbury'

Originally published on Thu July 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Forty years ago this morning, nerdy freshman Mike Doonesbury met his roommate at Walden College, and since that day, the funny pages haven't been the same.

Created in the throes of '60s and '70s counterculture, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip blurred the lines between comics and the editorial pages, and produced some of the most memorable cartoon characters ever sketched.

Read more

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