paul allen http://www.kplu.org en New Program Offers Financial Counseling to Those in Need http://www.kplu.org/post/new-program-offers-financial-counseling-those-need <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Learning how to budget and save is something everyone can benefit from, even people who barely have a penny to their name.</span></p><p>That’s the idea behind so-called Financial Empowerment Centers Seattle is setting up with a $1.8 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 11055 at http://www.kplu.org New Program Offers Financial Counseling to Those in Need Experience His Music Project: Paul Allen Releases Star-Studded CD http://www.kplu.org/post/experience-his-music-project-paul-allen-releases-star-studded-cd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new CD is being released Tuesday by hometown kid Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. The CD features his songwriting and collaborations with Joe Walsh, </span>Chrissie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Hynde<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Heart.</span></p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:01:00 +0000 John Kessler 9523 at http://www.kplu.org Experience His Music Project: Paul Allen Releases Star-Studded CD World’s largest garage door: First giant step for Allen’s spaceship http://www.kplu.org/post/world-s-largest-garage-door-first-giant-step-allen-s-spaceship <p></p><p>Billionaire Paul Allen’s spaceship project has reached a milestone in the form of the world's widest garage door.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The door will make way for a strange vehicle under assembly in the Mojave Desert.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:58:47 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 8203 at http://www.kplu.org World’s largest garage door: First giant step for Allen’s spaceship Washington among top 10 states for cyber crime; Paul Allen hit http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-among-top-10-states-cyber-crime-paul-allen-hit <p>Sitting in a coffee shop with a friend 10 days ago, I got a call from an 800-number, I took it and it was a credit card fraud warning. I didn&rsquo;t answer the questions and ended the call. You know, <a href="http://ic3report.nw3c.org/resources.cfm">never give information to unsolicited caller</a>.</p><p>Then it hit me that maybe my family debit card would be shut down, so my wife called our bank and suddenly Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and I had something in common financially! We&rsquo;d both had our credit/debit cards hacked.</p><p>And apparently we&#39;re not an exclusive club.</p><p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:23:33 +0000 Jake Ellison 4580 at http://www.kplu.org Washington among top 10 states for cyber crime; Paul Allen hit Microsoft co-founder puts $300 million into 'brain observatories' http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-co-founder-puts-300-million-brain-observatories <p>Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft, is more than doubling his investment in unraveling mysteries of the brain &ndash; and bringing some of America&rsquo;s top scientists to a new lab in Seattle. They say they&#39;re building &quot;brain observatories,&quot; where they hope to answer big questions about how the mind works.</p><p>They&#39;ll peer inside the brain, similar to how groups of astronomers gather at major observatories to peer into the stars for answers about the formation of the universe.</p><p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:30:00 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 4507 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft co-founder puts $300 million into 'brain observatories' 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 Paul Allen to open airport operations - for space! http://www.kplu.org/post/paul-allen-open-airport-operations-space <p><a href="http://ideaman.paulallen.com/">Paul Allen</a>&rsquo;s new company, Stratolaunch Systems hopes to bring airport-like operations to the launch of commercial and government payloads and, eventually, human missions. Plans call for a first flight within five years, according to a<a href="http://www.stratolaunch.com/presskit.html"> company press release</a>.</p><p>The air-launch-to-orbit system will mean lower costs, greater safety, and more flexibility and responsiveness than is possible today with ground-based systems, the company declares.</p><p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:11:45 +0000 Jake Ellison 3442 at http://www.kplu.org Paul Allen to open airport operations - for space! Director James Cameron helping launch "Avatar" exhibit in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/director-james-cameron-helping-launch-avatar-exhibit-seattle <p>If you&rsquo;re a fan of the movie &ldquo;Avatar&rdquo; you might really like the exhibition opening Saturday at Seattle&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.empmuseum.org/index.asp">Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;Avatar&rdquo; director James Cameron &ndash; a pal of EMP/SFM co-founder Paul Allen &ndash; will be on hand for a Friday event which will feature some of the film&rsquo;s actors and Richie Baneham, who won the Academy Award for best visual effects. Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:43:42 +0000 Gary Crawford 1768 at http://www.kplu.org Director James Cameron helping launch "Avatar" exhibit in Seattle Paul Allen gives big donation to WSU for global health http://www.kplu.org/post/paul-allen-gives-big-donation-wsu-global-health <P>Washington State University is getting the biggest donation in its history – from its most famous drop-out.&nbsp; Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, is giving $26 million, to support the new <A href="http://globalhealth.wsu.edu/">School for Global Animal Health</A>.&nbsp; Allen’s donation is just a little bigger than one given by his old Microsoft pal Bill Gates two years ago.&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-938085.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-938085.mp3</A></P> <P>The Gates Foundation Thu, 02 Dec 2010 22:51:24 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 270 at http://www.kplu.org Paul Allen gives big donation to WSU for global health