video http://www.kplu.org en Geriatric sea otter takes it to the hoop at Oregon Zoo http://www.kplu.org/post/geriatric-sea-otter-takes-it-hoop-oregon-zoo <p>Nothing but net? No problem for one sporty sea otter at the Oregon Zoo.</p><p>Eddie the otter has been trained to dunk a basketball through a small plastic hoop. It's an exercise a veterinarian recommended for his arthritic elbows.</p><p>http://youtu.be/cJTRCtwf_X0</p><p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:47:35 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU 7870 at http://www.kplu.org Geriatric sea otter takes it to the hoop at Oregon Zoo Really Cool Video: 'Shroud Of Cold Air Descends On The U.S.' http://www.kplu.org/post/really-cool-video-shroud-cold-air-descends-us <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAdv6uAJPxM</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:42:22 +0000 Mark Memmott 7639 at http://www.kplu.org Really Cool Video: 'Shroud Of Cold Air Descends On The U.S.' Inauguration Mashup: The speech in 11 easy steps http://www.kplu.org/post/inauguration-mashup-speech-11-easy-steps <p><em>May the eagles of democracy soar above the covenant that binds our great nation in an era of new beginning ... or something.</em></p><p>Have you ever watched an inaugural address and wondered: How DO those guys (because they're always guys) do it? Well, we've prepared this handy guide so you, too, can give a speech like the chief executive.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="248" scrolling="no" src="http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=169666270" width="440"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:25:42 +0000 Adam Cole & Claire O'Neill 7587 at http://www.kplu.org Inauguration Mashup: The speech in 11 easy steps Video: A stirring time-lapse of Pacific Northwest scenes http://www.kplu.org/post/video-stirring-time-lapse-pacific-northwest-scenes <p>Northwest photographer John Eklund spent a year-plus gathering the shots to create this time-lapse video (below) of iconic places in the Pacific Northwest.</p><blockquote><p>“Some scenes took all night and several tries until I was happy with the shot,” he said in an email exchange.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:43:20 +0000 Jake Ellison 6322 at http://www.kplu.org Video: A stirring time-lapse of Pacific Northwest scenes KPLU's Tom Paulson up close and personal with gorillas in Rwanda http://www.kplu.org/post/kplus-tom-paulson-close-and-personal-gorillas-rwanda <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="328" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ikuuXRO1qyQ" width="440"></iframe></p><p><em><strong>No visit to Rwanda is complete without seeing the mountain gorillas. Here&rsquo;s one who came to have a closer look at us.</strong></em></p><p>After a whirlwind week of meeting with Rwandan officials, business leaders, local journalists, activists and others in the capital city of Kigali, we took off for a few days to journey high up into the Birunga mountain range to the northern town of Kinigi, near the Congo and Uganda borders.</p><p>I&rsquo;m traveling with a group of American journalists sponsored by the<a href="http://www.internationalreportingproject.org/" target="_blank"> International Reporting Project</a>. Our aim is to gain perspective on this country so many associate only with its genocidal past &ndash; but which many others today dub an &ldquo;<a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/11/revisiting-rwanda-a-closer-look-at-an-african-success-story/" target="_blank">African success </a><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/11/revisiting-rwanda-a-closer-look-at-an-african-success-story/" target="_blank">story</a>.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/11/mountain-gorillas-with-journalists-in-the-midst/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.org </strong></a></p><p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:41:55 +0000 Tom Paulson 3194 at http://www.kplu.org Get ready for "The Official KPLU Turbo Totebag Infomercial" http://www.kplu.org/post/get-ready-official-kplu-turbo-totebag-infomercial <p><iframe width="580" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/PhSHFZVKiS0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p><p>Tired of all that quantum foam leakage coming from your regular grocery tote?&nbsp; Say goodbye to yesterday’s tired tote-tech … and hello to the new, improved KPLU “Turbo” Tote Bag!</p><p><strong><a href="http://1.kplu.org/membership_support.html">For a gift of only $60 </a></strong>during our Fall Fund Drive, you too can own this modern marvel of space-age technology.</p><p><strong>Web Wednesday exclusive: <a href="http://1.kplu.org/membership_support.html">Make your pledge today</a></strong>, and in addition to receiving the "Turbo" Tote, your gift will count towards our goal of planting trees in a public radio forest (through the National Forest Foundation) in Spring 2012!</p><p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 19:56:00 +0000 Dick Stein & Justin Steyer 2747 at http://www.kplu.org Fight over video camera disrupts Everett school board meeting http://www.kplu.org/post/fight-over-video-camera-disrupts-everett-school-board-meeting <p><em>&quot;No I&rsquo;m not out of order, you&rsquo;re not the boss of me here I&rsquo;m sorry ...&quot;</em></p><p>EVERETT, Wash. &mdash; A disagreement at an Everett School Board meeting got so heated, police were called to intervene.</p><p>(Video and partial transcription inside.)</p><p> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 23:18:26 +0000 The Associated Press & Julie Ho 2414 at http://www.kplu.org Fight over video camera disrupts Everett school board meeting 2 Renton officers demoted for cartoon posted on YouTube http://www.kplu.org/post/2-renton-officers-demoted-cartoon-posted-youtube <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWnyDTCb4Jo</p><p>Two Renton officers have been demoted for posting a cartoon to YouTube that makes fun of the staff and policies of a new jail in South King County.</p><p>Deputy Police Chief, Charles Marsalisi and police sergeant Bill Judd, were each knocked down a rank after their involvement in the video came to light.</p><p>The cartoon- which is almost 9 minutes long and has more than 7,000 views, so far &ndash; features a clown as the jail&rsquo;s incompetent employee who refuses to admit a suspect brought in by Police.</p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:47:51 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2326 at http://www.kplu.org Jake Shimabukuro: Defying genres to bring the ukulele mainland and mainstream http://www.kplu.org/post/jake-shimabukuro-defying-genres-bring-ukulele-mainland-and-mainstream <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-960407.mp3</p><p>KPLU was pleased to welcome ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro, into our studios on March 29, 2011. Jake played before not only a record number of KPLU Leadership Circle members, but four young ukulele players from Foster High School we <strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/ukuleles-bring-islands-tukwila">recently featured in an installment of Artscape</a>, </strong>which explored the rising popularity of the ukulele in local schools.</p><p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:35:44 +0000 Justin Steyer, Abe Beeson & Nick Morrison 1102 at http://www.kplu.org Jake Shimabukuro: Defying genres to bring the ukulele mainland and mainstream Preview: John Pizzarelli http://www.kplu.org/post/preview-john-pizzarelli <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ5KYc_s4bE</p><p>Guitarist, singer, radio host and snappy dresser <a href="http://www.johnpizzarelli.com">John Pizzarelli</a> joins us for a Studio Session on Thursday, March 3 at 12:15pm.&nbsp; Here's a clip of his appearance on the PBS&nbsp; show "Legends of Jazz."</p><p> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 16:53:20 +0000 Robin Lloyd 889 at http://www.kplu.org If I Had My Way http://www.kplu.org/post/if-i-had-my-way <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGDZdy8lDmc</p><p>Reverend Gary Davis was a legendary country blues/gospel guitarist and songwriter.&nbsp; His song <em>If I Had My</em> Way was performed by the Peter, Paul and Mary and by the Grateful Dead (as <em>Samson and Delilah</em>).</p><p>Peter Yarrow&#39;s daughter Bethany and her musical partner Rufus Cappadocia <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/bethany-rufus">played it for our Studio Session back in November</a>.</p><p> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:46:04 +0000 Robin Lloyd 861 at http://www.kplu.org