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The Melody Of These Two Obsure Instruments Lingers On

All Things Considered host Ed Ronco and Morning Edition producer Ariel Van Cleave came to learn their respective instruments after things didn't work out with their first choice. Ed started with the trumpet, but the combination of the smaller mouthpiece and a mouth full of braced turned out to be a painful experience. So he moved to the baritone horn, which had a larger mouthpiece, and never looked back. Ariel, on the other hand, just had a distaste for her assigned instrument, the trombone, and

Aging Gracefully In The Gothic Subculture Armed With Politeness And Manners

There are still certain parts of our youth that we identify with and often don't want to let go of. And the number of subcultures out there that people have come to identify with is expansive. For Jillian Venters, there is little question in her mind as to the subculture she identifies with. "I'm kind of a romantic goth with Victorian goth tinges. I get more Victorian goth as the weather gets cooler. It is really hard to wear velvet frock coats and top hats during high summer." Jillian has been

Aging Gracefully In The Gothic Subculture Armed With Politeness And Manners

A Seattle Woman Can't Let Go Of Her Dream To Build A Hearse For Barbie

"You Can do anything in the Barbie Dream Hearse, except smoke" laughs Kat Taylor as we enter the world of white leather with pink accents. Perhaps you've seen it, The Barbie Dream Hearse, driving around Seattle, shuttling people around who might be watching a movie in the back, or pouring another glass of champagne from the ice bucket. The white hearse turned party limo is hard to miss. It all started with a play on words. "The words Barbie Dream Hearse were funny to me," says Kat, "Because,

A Seattle Woman Can't Let Go Of Her Dream To Build A Hearse For Barbie

Meet A Leader Of The Flat Earth Movement

When it comes to scientific arguments nowadays, there's a good chance sooner or later someone will be compared to people who believe the earth is flat. Most would consider that an insult, but not Mark Sargent. The Whidbey Island resident spends much of his time promoting the belief that the earth is not round or spherical but actually, definitely flat. He's not joking. And he claims that there is plenty of proof out there to prove him right. That is why Sargent created Flat Earth Clues , a

Holding On To The Magical Teeth Of A Black Dog

Anyone who has ever loved a dog, and who has been on the receiving end of a dog's unconditional affection, would agree that the grief you experience when that animal dies is deep and painful. In this story, producer Joel Shupack , the creator of the podcast Squaremile , introduces us to his friend Leela who recently said goodby to her beloved black labrador , Coltrane. A quick battle with cancer took Coltrane's life. Joel and Leela hike along the White River in Central Oregon in search of the

Burien Elects Its First Two Latino Council Members

Burien has elected its first two Latino City Council members, after a hard-fought race that revolved around immigration, crime, and the city's identity.

VW Settlement Provides $112.7 Million For Cleaner Transportation In Washington

Washington's Department of Ecology has a plan to spend nearly $113 million on cleaner transportation technologies. The money is part of the state's settlement with Volkswagen after the German car manufacturer was caught installing illegal software on many of its diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests. Drivers in Washington state registered about 24,000 of the cheating vehicles. The money Volkswagen is providing is based on that number. It's meant to be used on technologies to offset the

VW Settlement Provides $112.7 Million For Cleaner Transportation In Washington

Loads Of Snow To Enjoy In The Mountains And Rain Off And On In The Lowlands

Another weekend dominated by mostly showery weather lies ahead, with the driest conditions on Saturday. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass says that would be a great day to head for the passes and enjoy some wintery fun. Stormy weather earlier this week dumped several feet of snow in the Cascades, allowing all the big ski areas to open. "The depth of the snow is like 400 or 500 percent of normal," Mass said. "Crystal Mountain, Baker, Stevens, they're all open now – and with enough snow to have a

Loads Of Snow To Enjoy In The Mountains And Rain Off And On In The Lowlands

Hilary Gardner and Ehud Asherie

Hilary Gardner and Ehud Asherie have a new release out called "The Late Set' and we were treated to a lovely afternoon performance at our studios in Seattle. The two met while both studying classical music together in Brooklyn, NY and quickly transitioned to jazz while playing the after hours set at Mezzrow Jazz Club in Greenwich Village. Those late night performances were the impetus for this new release. They kicked off their performance with the 1930's song 'Sweet And Slow' by Harry Warren.

'Dune' And The City Of Destiny: How Tacoma Inspired One Of The World's Most Acclaimed Sci-Fi Authors

If you go to the base of Point Defiance in Tacoma and look east, you'll see a finger of earth jutting into Puget Sound. It formed as toxic slag spilled from a copper smelter during the city's industrial heyday. For years, it was a foreboding sliver of black, glassy material. Today, workers and machines roam the peninsula as they transform it into a grassy park with Puget Sound views. Tacoma Metro Parks Commissioner Erik Hanberg has a space-age term for what's going on there. He calls it "

'Dune' And The City Of Destiny: How Tacoma Inspired One Of The World's Most Acclaimed Sci-Fi Authors

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