Jennifer Wing http://www.kplu.org en Exhibit Features 100 Years Of Shoes Women Love But Don't Always Wear http://www.kplu.org/post/exhibit-features-100-years-shoes-women-love-dont-always-wear <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159600076&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that truly made you happy? Unlike jeans or a bathing suit, the one part of an outfit most women don’t dread putting on are shoes.&nbsp;According to a poll by ShopSmart magazine, 19 percent of women have purchased shoes to put them in a happier state of mind. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you want to see shoes that have been uplifting women’s moods and their physical stature over the last 10 decades, a treasure trove of heels, pumps, boots and stilettos is currently on display at the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wrvmuseum.org/currently_on_exhibit.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">White River Valley Museum in Auburn.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Sole Obsession exhibit features more than 100 pairs of women’s dress shoes from 1910 to 2010 that are lit like movie stars and ready for their close-ups.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 17775 at http://www.kplu.org Exhibit Features 100 Years Of Shoes Women Love But Don't Always Wear UW Study Examines New Ways To Involve Immigrant Parents In School Activities http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-study-examines-new-ways-involve-immigrant-parents-school-activities <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158616055&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Students do better in school when their parents volunteer and have a relationship with teachers and staff, decades of research have shown.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 17704 at http://www.kplu.org UW Study Examines New Ways To Involve Immigrant Parents In School Activities Little-Known Medical Marijuana Loophole Allows Teens To Get Lots of Pot http://www.kplu.org/post/little-known-medical-marijuana-loophole-allows-teens-get-lots-pot <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156310956&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>When voters approved Initiative&nbsp;502, one part of the law that appealed to parents was that recreational marijuana would only be available to people 21 and older.</p><p>What many parents don’t realize&nbsp;is that it’s possible for a healthy&nbsp;teenager, with the help of an unethical medical provider, to obtain authorization for medical marijuana, which then gives them access to hundreds of dispensaries in the Seattle area.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile, Seattle Public Schools officials say marijuana use by students is on the rise, and students say it is easier to get than alcohol.&nbsp;Where is the supply coming from? Parents and school officials suspect medical&nbsp;marijuana dispensaries.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 17165 at http://www.kplu.org Little-Known Medical Marijuana Loophole Allows Teens To Get Lots of Pot 'A Year In Your Ear': NW Record Label Signs 52 Little-Known Artists For 1 Song Each http://www.kplu.org/post/year-your-ear-nw-record-label-signs-52-little-known-artists-1-song-each <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/150823876&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Northwest record label has made it a little easier for musicians to launch their careers.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.londontonemusic.com" target="_blank">London Tone</a>&nbsp;has signed contracts with 52 mostly unknown artists for just one song, and allowed them record the single at the famed <a href="http://www.londonbridgestudio.com" target="_blank">London Bridge Studios</a> in Shoreline.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 16782 at http://www.kplu.org 'A Year In Your Ear': NW Record Label Signs 52 Little-Known Artists For 1 Song Each Beware Of The Giant Hogweed, The Invasive Plant That Can Cause Burns And Blisters http://www.kplu.org/post/beware-giant-hogweed-invasive-plant-can-cause-burns-and-blisters <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149092071&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you find giant </span>hogweed<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;growing in your garden, don't try to remove it without wearing protective clothing and safety glasses. Otherwise, you could end up suffering for a long time, says Sasha Shaw, an educator with the </span><a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/animalsAndPlants/noxious-weeds/program-information.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">King County Noxious Weed Control Program.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shaw has&nbsp;seen pictures of people hurt by giant hogweed. She says it's the plant's sap that "</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">makes your skin hypersensitive to sunlight and then the sunlight causes burns and blisters. It can cause reddish to purplish scarring for up to several years.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 16496 at http://www.kplu.org Beware Of The Giant Hogweed, The Invasive Plant That Can Cause Burns And Blisters Metro Transit Asking Voters To Pass Prop. 1, Prevent Bus Service Cuts http://www.kplu.org/post/metro-transit-asking-voters-pass-prop-1-prevent-bus-service-cuts <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144237637&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County voters have less than two weeks to decide whether they want to pay a higher sales tax and car tab fee to prevent major cuts to King County Metro Transit bus service. </span></p><p><a href="http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections2/contests/measureinfo.aspx?cid=47942&amp;eid=1260" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Proposition 1</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> would raise the sales tax by .1 percent and boost car tabs by $60. These increases would stay in place for the next 10 years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If the measure fails, Metro says it will have to get rid of 16 percent of its bus routes and cut thousands of hours of service.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:50:18 +0000 Jennifer Wing 15850 at http://www.kplu.org Metro Transit Asking Voters To Pass Prop. 1, Prevent Bus Service Cuts UW To Offer New Online Degree In Social Sciences http://www.kplu.org/post/uw-offer-new-online-degree-social-sciences <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142575959&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The University of Washington is launching a new online degree in integrated social sciences aimed at people who want to complete their education.</p><p>The move is the university’s latest push into the competitive world of online education.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:23:14 +0000 Jennifer Wing 15572 at http://www.kplu.org UW To Offer New Online Degree In Social Sciences Activists Fasting In Solidarity With Immigrants At Tacoma Detention Center http://www.kplu.org/post/activists-fasting-solidarity-immigrants-tacoma-detention-center <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142382274&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Activists are standing in solidarity with immigrants who’ve been staging a hunger strike at the detention center in Tacoma by holding their own hunger strike this week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The protesters, who are mostly women, are calling the demonstration the Women’s Fast For Families. They want to remind the public that lawmakers have yet to act on any comprehensive immigration legislation.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:00:03 +0000 Jennifer Wing 15484 at http://www.kplu.org UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular http://www.kplu.org/post/uws-mooc-public-speaking-proving-be-massively-popular <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Washington professor Matt </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McGarrity</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> teaches a wildly-popular </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MOOC</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or a free massive open online course open to virtual students everywhere.</span></p><p>McGarrity’s course on public speaking is one of more than a dozen MOOCs offered by UW. The communications professor likens the MOOC approach to a yoga class that might air at 6 in the morning on TV.</p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:05:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 14343 at http://www.kplu.org UW's MOOC On Public Speaking Proving To Be Massively Popular 'How Can You Live With Hate In Your Heart?': Local Holocaust Survivor Sharing Story http://www.kplu.org/post/how-can-you-live-hate-your-heart-local-holocaust-survivor-sharing-story <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are a handful of Holocaust survivors in the Northwest who were old enough during World War II to remember the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp.</span></p><p>Noemi Ban, 91, of Bellingham is one of them.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ban was a young woman when she lost most of her family at Auschwitz. She survived, and has been sharing her story of hope and forgiveness since.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 13450 at http://www.kplu.org 'How Can You Live With Hate In Your Heart?': Local Holocaust Survivor Sharing Story Nonprofit That Helps Children With Disabilities Needs More Time To Find A New Home http://www.kplu.org/post/nonprofit-helps-children-disabilities-needs-more-time-find-new-home <p></p><p><a href="http://nwcenterkids.org/queen-anne-early-learning/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Northwest Center Kids </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in Queen Anne has rented the same building from Seattle Public Schools for decades. But the district says it’s short on space and needs the facility back in the next six months.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The program's location is hard to spot from the street. It’s tucked in near a city park on the downhill slope of north Queen Anne.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside, toddlers with Down syndrome and preschoolers with feeding tubes play side by side with typically developing children.</span></p><p>Inclusion was the goal of the program’s founders back in 1965.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">They had kids with special needs, and instead of institutionalizing them, they started their own school.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 13134 at http://www.kplu.org Nonprofit That Helps Children With Disabilities Needs More Time To Find A New Home The Story Behind Pollock Fishing, The Northwest's Other Big Catch http://www.kplu.org/post/story-behind-pollock-fishing-northwests-other-big-catch <p>Pollock — it’s not something you put on your grocery list or order at a restaurant. But you’ve probably eaten a lot of pollock, which makes up the largest fishery for human consumption. Fake crabmeat in sushi rolls, McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwich and Burger King’s Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich are all made up of pollock. And the same goes for just about every fish stick.</p><p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 12066 at http://www.kplu.org The Story Behind Pollock Fishing, The Northwest's Other Big Catch Recount Confirms SeaTac Voters Approved $15 Minimum Wage http://www.kplu.org/post/recount-confirms-seatac-voters-approved-15-minimum-wage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters in the city of </span>SeaTac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have approved a $15 minimum wage, a recount of the ballots confirmed Monday.</span></p><p>Proposition 1 <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/seatac-voters-ok-15-minimum-wage-opponents-request-recount">initially passed by a slim margin of 77 votes</a> out of 6,003 votes cast last month.&nbsp;But even before the ballots were certified, the group&nbsp;Common Sense SeaTac&nbsp;called for a recount by hand in the hotly-contested race.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:18:10 +0000 Jennifer Wing 11538 at http://www.kplu.org Recount Confirms SeaTac Voters Approved $15 Minimum Wage Local Coalition 'in the Business of Cleaning Up after Warfare' http://www.kplu.org/post/local-coalition-business-cleaning-after-warfare <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Decades have passed since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights back in 1948. But even as the world prepares to celebrate Human Rights Day on Tuesday, slavery, oppression and torture remain very real problems.</span></p><p>In Seattle, one local coalition aims to restore the dignity and health of people from all over the world whose rights have been violated. The <a href="http://www.lcsnw.org/seattle/nwhhr.html" target="_blank">Northwest Health and Human Rights Project</a> provides help for torture victims in King County.</p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 11493 at http://www.kplu.org Local Coalition 'in the Business of Cleaning Up after Warfare' Greenpeace Vessel Rainbow Warrior Makes Stop in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/greenpeace-vessel-rainbow-warrior-makes-stop-seattle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The original Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, sailed the seas protecting seals and whales from hunters. The organization’s newest Rainbow Warrior has been docked along Seattle’s waterfront for the past few days as part of a West Coast tour.</span></p><p>The 2-year-old vessel is the third Rainbow Warrior. But it’s the first one Greenpeace had custom-made from stem to stern.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 10672 at http://www.kplu.org Greenpeace Vessel Rainbow Warrior Makes Stop in Seattle