jeff bezos http://www.kplu.org en $20 Million Gift From Bezos Family To Support Cancer Therapies At Fred Hutch http://www.kplu.org/post/20-million-gift-bezos-family-support-cancer-therapies-fred-hutch <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143600326&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;">The family of Amazon.com founder Jeff </span>Bezos<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has given Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center its largest-ever single gift.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.fhcrc.org/en/news/releases/2014/04/bezos-family-donates-twenty-million-to-fred-hutch-to-develop-therapies-that-melt-cancer.html">The $20 million donation </a>will fund research into cancer immunotherapy, a field that uses the body’s own immune system fight tumors. Fred Hutch president Dr. Larry Corey says the line of research is making huge strides.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:41:54 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 15769 at http://www.kplu.org $20 Million Gift From Bezos Family To Support Cancer Therapies At Fred Hutch Amazon CEO Bezos to Buy Washington Post for $250 Million http://www.kplu.org/post/amazon-ceo-bezos-buy-washington-post-250-million <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Amazon.com founder Jeff&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">Bezos</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;is buying The Washington Post and other newspapers for $250 million.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;">The longtime publisher, The Washington Post Co., announced the deal Monday.&nbsp;<font color="red">Bezos</font>&nbsp;is buying the paper as an individual. Amazon.com Inc. is not involved.</p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:40:52 +0000 The Associated Press & Ashley Gross 9527 at http://www.kplu.org Amazon CEO Bezos to Buy Washington Post for $250 Million Melinda Gates, Jeff Bezos, Dr. Larry Corey elected to national academy http://www.kplu.org/post/melinda-gates-jeff-bezos-dr-larry-corey-elected-national-academy <p>Three Seattleites are among the 220 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this year: Melinda Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Dr. Larry Corey, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/04/melinda-gates-jeff-bezos-dr-larry-corey-elected-to-national-academy/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:30:43 +0000 KPLU 4788 at http://www.kplu.org Melinda Gates, Jeff Bezos, Dr. Larry Corey elected to national academy What is it about the NW that makes the rich yearn for outer space? http://www.kplu.org/post/what-it-about-nw-makes-rich-yearn-outer-space <p>What is it about our super rich tech guys and local culture that makes them want to send people into outer space?</p><p>Yesterday, the space venture backed by Jeff Bezos (of Amazon fame) announced it was ready to conduct a &ldquo;pad-abort test&rdquo; in the summer of 2012, <a href="http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/blue-origin-to-conduct-pad-abort-test-for-new-shepard-368859/">according to Flightglobal</a>. The test is a crucial milestone in qualifying the company&#39;s New Shepard vehicle for human spaceflight. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:59:11 +0000 Jake Ellison 4270 at http://www.kplu.org What is it about the NW that makes the rich yearn for outer space? Paul Allen's dramatic spaceship joins Bezos in space-race http://www.kplu.org/post/paul-allens-dramatic-spaceship-joins-bezos-space-race <p>Paul Allen is bankrolling a dramatic new space-craft, which aims to launch satellites later this decade, and maybe people, too. The project uses an airplane made from two rebuilt Boeing 747&rsquo;s.&nbsp;</p><p>It <a href="http://stratolaunch.com/">looks a little like a flying catamaran</a>. It will be the largest airplane ever built, with six jet engines. And hanging from the wing in the middle will be a rocket.</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:14:27 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 3447 at http://www.kplu.org Paul Allen's dramatic spaceship joins Bezos in space-race