Other News http://www.kplu.org en WSU Researchers: Age Of Woman's Eggs Not To Blame For Miscarriages, Birth Defects http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-researchers-age-womans-eggs-not-blame-miscarriages-birth-defects <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158219156&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;">At least 15 to 20 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Biologists puzzling over what can go wrong when egg and sperm get together are now one step closer to solving the mystery. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:00:09 +0000 Monica Spain 17691 at http://www.kplu.org WSU Researchers: Age Of Woman's Eggs Not To Blame For Miscarriages, Birth Defects A Tour Of Lake Union With A Captain Who's Circled It 2,800 Times http://www.kplu.org/post/tour-lake-union-captain-whos-circled-it-2800-times <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158218918&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>Capt. Larry Kezner blows the horn of the Fremont Avenue passenger vessel and undocks his boat from South Lake Union Park. Andy Kim’s popular ‘70s tune “Rock Me Gently” plays through the speakers as Kezner steers the boat around the southern shore of Lake Union. “Funky” background music is a staple of Kezner’s tours.</p><p>“Welcome aboard the Fremont Avenue,” he says over the intercom to the 24 passengers on board. “Thank you guys for coming out. Good sports for the cloudy day here.”</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:44:26 +0000 Alison Marcotte 17659 at http://www.kplu.org A Tour Of Lake Union With A Captain Who's Circled It 2,800 Times Get The Best Seats To 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' Before They Go On Sale! http://www.kplu.org/post/get-best-seats-wait-waitdont-tell-me-they-go-sale <div id="pledgeMessage"><div class="title"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're a fan of "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", the oddly informative news quiz from NPR, you won't want to miss their live show at Seattle's Paramount </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're offering YOU the opportunity to purchase premium seats before they go on sale to the public. We also have a limited number of VIP packages available which include premium seats and a post-show meet and greet with the cast of "Wait Wait" — a </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> exclusive.&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">PURCHASE YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu-tickets/Wait_Wait_tickets_2014/form.pledgemain">HERE</a>.</strong></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:56:34 +0000 Brenda Goldstein-Young 17656 at http://www.kplu.org Get The Best Seats To 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' Before They Go On Sale! King County Data Shows Heroin Deaths Among Young Adults On The Rise http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-data-shows-heroin-deaths-among-young-adults-rise <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="400" scrolling="no" seamless="" src="//docs.google.com/a/plu.edu/spreadsheets/d/1fyvygPM1o2sa5FDmtdkR-pn8hX9-2vVkIXVkqoXuybE/gviz/chartiframe?oid=1583172370" width="580"></iframe></p><p>Heroin-related deaths used to be associated with users in their 30s on up through middle age. But a new <a href="http://adai.uw.edu/pubs/cewg/CEWG_Seattle_June2014.pdf" target="_blank">drug use study</a> in King County confirms a new phenomenon: heroin deaths in young adults are on the rise.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Monica Spain 17631 at http://www.kplu.org Go Fourth And Have Fun Today! Here's How http://www.kplu.org/post/go-fourth-and-have-fun-today-heres-how <p>In honor of American independence, we’ve taken the liberty (sorry) of putting together this list of things to do this Fourth of July. The list is, by no means, comprehensive. If you know of a celebration we missed, please let us know in the comment section below.</p><p><b>Seattle</b></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 17567 at http://www.kplu.org Go Fourth And Have Fun Today! Here's How More Than 400 Immigrants To Become U.S. Citizens At Seattle Fourth Of July Ceremony http://www.kplu.org/post/more-400-immigrants-become-us-citizens-seattle-fourth-july-ceremony <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:17.5pt"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">The Fourth of July will carry a new meaning for 431 people at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. At noon, candidates will be sworn in as U.S. citizens at the&nbsp;30th&nbsp;annual naturalization ceremony hosted by the nonprofit Ethnic Heritage Council.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.2in; line-height: 17.5pt;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">“It’s a great reminder of why we celebrate the Fourth of July. It’s not all about fireworks and picnics; it’s about love for this country,” said Alma&nbsp;Plancich, executive director of the Ethnic Heritage Council.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Alison Marcotte 17576 at http://www.kplu.org More Than 400 Immigrants To Become U.S. Citizens At Seattle Fourth Of July Ceremony Washington Prisons Will No Longer Punish Inmates For ‘Self-Harm’ http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-prisons-will-no-longer-punish-inmates-self-harm <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157207317&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>Washington’s prison system has announced a major policy change when it comes to inmates who harm themselves. The Department of Corrections said Thursday that it will no longer sanction inmates for cutting or other acts of self-injury.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:45:35 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17579 at http://www.kplu.org Washington Prisons Will No Longer Punish Inmates For ‘Self-Harm’ Report Says Lack Of Maps, Leadership Puts Firefighters In Harm's Way http://www.kplu.org/post/report-says-lack-maps-leadership-puts-firefighters-harms-way <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156943542&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>A&nbsp;<a href="http://ffsafetymatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SMBriefingFINALnoCOV.pdf" target="_blank">scathing new report</a>&nbsp;by a group of veteran wildfire experts says too little has been done to improve firefighter safety since an Arizona fire killed 19 firefighters a year ago.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group, called Safety Matters, is asking national wildfire managers to implement a series of changes aimed at putting safety above saving property.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 17519 at http://www.kplu.org Report Says Lack Of Maps, Leadership Puts Firefighters In Harm's Way Would-Be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly http://www.kplu.org/post/would-be-day-celebration-bergdahl-s-hometown-passes-quietly <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156733564&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>A day of planned celebration of Bowe Bergdahl in his Idaho hometown turned out to be a pretty uneventful one. Hailey, Idaho cancelled Saturday’s event after the city received threats.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:40:29 +0000 Jessica Robinson 17482 at http://www.kplu.org Would-Be Day Of Celebration In Bergdahl’s Hometown Passes Quietly Seattle Mulls Reviving Downtown Streetcar In Hopes Of Easing Gridlock http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-mulls-reviving-downtown-streetcar-hopes-easing-gridlock <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156316234&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>The Seattle City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to bring back the downtown streetcar. &nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/download/LPAExhibitv9%204-20-2014.pdf" target="_blank">proposed line</a> would traverse First Avenue and link to the existing South Lake Union line and the First Hill line, which is slated to open later this year.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Monica Spain 17456 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Mulls Reviving Downtown Streetcar In Hopes Of Easing Gridlock Seattle Retro Gaming Expo Founder Shares Picks For Vintage Games Still Worth Playing http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-retro-gaming-expo-founder-shares-picks-vintage-games-still-worth-playing <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156320614&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;">Nathan Martin got the collecting bug in his early </span>20s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He accumulated more than 900 retro console games and arcade games —&nbsp;the same games he’d enjoyed playing as a kid growing up in Seattle, which he calls the “the Silicon Valley of video games.” </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When he realized his collection was collecting dust on his shelves, he decided it was time to give back.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Alison Marcotte 17442 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Retro Gaming Expo Founder Shares Picks For Vintage Games Still Worth Playing How A Small Idaho County Became The Youngest Place In America http://www.kplu.org/post/how-small-idaho-county-became-youngest-place-america <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156194489&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>New federal population figures released Thursday show the nation’s youngest county is in the Northwest, and not in an urban area. Madison County, Idaho is in the midst of eastern Idaho's potato country.</p><p>To give a comparison, the median age of the U.S. is almost 38 years old. The median age of Madison County is 23. That’s the lowest in the country and there’s one big reason: Madison County is home to Brigham Young University-Idaho.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:06:57 +0000 Jessica Robinson 17438 at http://www.kplu.org How A Small Idaho County Became The Youngest Place In America Insurance Commissioner: Wash. Health Plans Must Cover Services For Transgender People http://www.kplu.org/post/insurance-commissioner-wash-health-plans-must-cover-services-transgender-people <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156042597&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>Health plans in Washington state can’t refuse to cover services for transgender people if the same procedures are covered for others, according to a <a href="http://www.insurance.wa.gov/about-oic/news-media/news-releases/2014/documents/gender-identity-discrimination-letter.pdf" target="_blank">statement from the state insurance commissioner</a>.</p><p>It’s not uncommon for private health plans to exclude gender transition procedures and medical services related to them. That’s what happened to Gwen Yeh of Seattle, who said her Premera plan wouldn’t pay for hormones or the frequent blood work she needed as part of her move toward living as a woman.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:53:43 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 17401 at http://www.kplu.org Insurance Commissioner: Wash. Health Plans Must Cover Services For Transgender People Seattle Mayor Calls For 'Summer Of Safety,' A Coordinated Strategy For Fighting Disorder http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-mayor-calls-summer-safety-coordinated-strategy-fighting-disorder <p>Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has issued a sweeping call for a “summer of safety,” an integrated approach to public safety that would lead to longer-term priority.</p><p>Standing before members of the Seattle City Council Wednesday, Murray touched on police reform, racial disparities, infrastructure and mental health. He said up to now, there has been a sense that the city doesn’t really have a clear, coordinated strategy for fighting crime and disorder.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:40:39 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 17400 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Mayor Calls For 'Summer Of Safety,' A Coordinated Strategy For Fighting Disorder Inslee Launches Review Of Prison Population Growth In Wash. State http://www.kplu.org/post/inslee-launches-review-prison-population-growth-wash-state <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155987390&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>Washington state’s prison system is projected to need 1,000 new beds by 2018. And that growth has Gov. Jay Inslee concerned.</p><p>Inslee&nbsp;on Tuesday announced a Department of Justice-backed review of the state’s criminal justice system. The goal is to look for ways to save money without jeopardizing public safety.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:06:46 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17383 at http://www.kplu.org Inslee Launches Review Of Prison Population Growth In Wash. State