Rachel Solomon http://www.kplu.org en Why did Seattle display babies in incubators at the World's Fair? http://www.kplu.org/post/why-did-seattle-display-babies-incubators-worlds-fair <p>The Northwest has long been known for its technological innovations – from airplanes to software. More than a hundred years ago, Seattle was showing off a brand-new invention involving babies.</p><p>At the city’s first World’s Fair in 1909, called the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, there was a Wild West exhibit, rollercoasters, concessions &nbsp;and right next door, were premature babies … in incubators … on display.</p><p><a href="http://www.kpluwonders.org/content/why-did-seattle-display-babies-incubators-worlds-fair"><strong>Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 4381 at http://www.kplu.org Why did Seattle display babies in incubators at the World's Fair? Using art to thaw the winter blues http://www.kplu.org/post/using-art-thaw-winter-blues <p>Jenny Solomon has an entire room in her house dedicated to arts and crafts. She usually has 10 projects going on at the same time, and right now, she&rsquo;s knitting a balloon animal, beading jewelry and learning to draw.</p><p>Solomon is wearing a necklace and bracelet she made, too. And in the free time she has left over, she plays the harp, a hobby she picked up from her childhood.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 3524 at http://www.kplu.org Using art to thaw the winter blues Performance will take you into Seattle sewers and beyond! http://www.kplu.org/post/performance-will-take-you-seattle-sewers-and-beyond <p><em>&quot;... tell yourself lies. I&rsquo;m in a candy factory. I&rsquo;m surrounded by candy.&quot;</em></p><p>Oh, the things they&#39;ve seen: By stringing together narratives of different workers, one artist has created a show illustrating what it&rsquo;s like working in the sewers.</p><p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:30:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 2923 at http://www.kplu.org Performance will take you into Seattle sewers and beyond! Luring filmmakers to Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/luring-filmmakers-washington <p>Movies are a big business for states. Washington is one of 44 that offer financial incentives for people who decide to film here. But that incentive might disappear in June. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:01:59 +0000 Rachel Solomon & KPLU News Staff 1280 at http://www.kplu.org Luring filmmakers to Washington Seattle Youth Commission seeks new teen members http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-youth-commission-seeks-new-teen-members <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nohfq5U4egY</p><p>Seattle wants to know what teenagers have to say about city government. It&rsquo;s looking for thirteen to nineteen-year-olds for the Seattle Youth Commission. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:57:45 +0000 Rachel Solomon 1279 at http://www.kplu.org Washington State Tourism launches social media campaign http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-state-tourism-launches-social-media-campaign <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O5vpz_5VL8&amp;feature=player_embedded</p><p>What do you like about Washington? The state&rsquo;s tourism office wants to know. Today, it&rsquo;s launching a campaign called <a href="http://www.shareyourwashington.com/">Share Your Washington</a>. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 18:21:11 +0000 Rachel Solomon 1241 at http://www.kplu.org More college kids stumped on research papers http://www.kplu.org/post/more-college-kids-stumped-research-papers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959082.mp3</p><p>Writing a research paper should be easy for students today. They&rsquo;ve got libraries, online databases and all of Google at their fingertips.</p><p>But an ongoing study out of the University of Washington&rsquo;s Information School is finding that college students find it tougher to do research today than in the past&mdash;even with access to more sources than students have ever had before.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:11:13 +0000 Rachel Solomon 1057 at http://www.kplu.org More college kids stumped on research papers Will publicly-shared New Year's resolutions stick? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-publicly-shared-new-years-resolutions-stick <p>It’s that time of year again. The time where we reflect on the past 12 months and ask: what would we change about ourselves in 2011?&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:15:39 +0000 Rachel Solomon 450 at http://www.kplu.org Will publicly-shared New Year's resolutions stick? Holiday spending up this year http://www.kplu.org/post/holiday-spending-year <p>Here’s some holiday cheer: Consumer spending is up since last year. The increase is a small one, at about 2%. The National Retail Federation expects that number to rise to 3% by the end of the season. Why the increase?</p><p> Sat, 25 Dec 2010 14:30:19 +0000 Rachel Solomon 440 at http://www.kplu.org Holiday spending up this year Mercer Island High's marching band to play in London http://www.kplu.org/post/mercer-island-highs-marching-band-play-london <p>The Mercer Island High School marching band weaves and dances through the streets. They’ve been practicing since 7 a.m.,even though it’s winter break, and a lot of their friends are sleeping in.</p><p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 17:10:24 +0000 Rachel Solomon 408 at http://www.kplu.org Mercer Island High's marching band to play in London