Boeing plans to move a large portion of its defense-related business out of Washington state, affecting about 2,000 people.
The company is shifting defense services and support work to Oklahoma City and St. Louis, as well as some additional work to Florida and Maryland. The programs affected include support work for Airborne Warning and Control Systems, Airborne Early Warning and Control as well as the F-22 Raptor.
Compared to many birds, Great Horned Owls remain with their parents a long time. They hatched in early March, from eggs laid in late January. By April, both parents were hunting through the night to feed their young. But for the last two weeks, the adults have not fed the young. The owlets have learned the skills they need to hunt for themselves. And any night now, the young owls will strike out on their own.
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Surgeons at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle treated a patient for metastatic brain cancer last week with sound. It is believed to be the first procedure of its kind in the world.
Besides drugs, there used to be basically one tool for attacking attack brain cancer: a knife. Scientists have been developing less and less invasive ways to get at brain tumors, and now an early-stage trial at Swedish Neuroscience Institute has shown surgeons can treat a metastatic tumor with high-frequency sound beamed painlessly through the skull.
The public radio program Radiolab – part documentary, part audio art, part mad-scientist radio drama – is an experience unlike any other in the media. So what does it feel like to create something brand new like that?
If you spend enough time in Drew Christie’s world, you’ll learn about everything from an invasive rodent living in lake Washington to “holiday demons” that scare children in Europe. Christie digs deep into various subjects through short animated films that are packed with well-researched information and a heavy dose of dry humor.
It's that time of the year when we ask you to consider making a give in support of the programs KPLU provides for you and your community. Our goal is to get 3,500 listeners to make a gift, in whatever amount works for you, by the end of Friday, October 3rd. Your gift is vital in reaching that goal!
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An unusual concert featuring three singers was one of the features of Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend in July. The singers, Johnaye Kendrick, Sachal Vasandani and Dena DeRose performed together in a "singers' jam" to open and close the concert and each did a solo turn on their own. All three were also on the jazz vocal faculty of the Jazz Workshop which precedes the festival concerts the last week of July each Summer. The concert was recorded and broadcast exclusively on 88.KPLU.
Bar-headed Geese, champions of high-altitude migration, leave their nesting grounds in Tibet and scale the Himalayan range on their way to wintering grounds in the lowlands of India. How do they do it? These geese have a breathing structure that extracts oxygen from thin air, even at 30,000 feet. Inhaled air passes through the lungs and is temporarily stored in several sacs, then circulated back through the lungs. The capillaries in their breast muscles are more numerous than in other birds, providing the muscles with a greater supply of oxygen. Learn more about these "super birds" at Audubon.org.
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Farris and his wife — a certified teacher who he says "had to unlearn all the stuff she'd been taught" in order to educate their kids — are two pioneers of the home-schooling movement as we know it today.
Our six-year-old son, a gifted child with a disability, had been repeatedly sent home for eloping from class and disruptive behavior. The school had laid a paper trail to ship him to a more restrictive program across town, but I was blocking the exits. My goal for Monday was to keep him in his class and get him support to develop coping skills.
Coast to coast and border to border, Birding Trails offer great opportunities to find birds. On a summer trip in New England, along the Connecticut River between Vermont and New Hampshire, you can hear the vividly colored Blackburnian Warbler. Texas birding trails offer birds that can't be found anywhere else in the United States. Washington State's birding loops guide you through diverse habitats.
Many stops are on local, state, or national parks or refuges – all public lands. And September 27th is National Public Lands Day! Volunteers are out there right now, planting trees, repairing trails, and restoring native habitats for all those birds. You can learn more and plan for next year!
The shooting in August unleashed days of unrest on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
In a letter released on Friday, the Justice Department says Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has agreed that his police officers and any other officers brought in to patrol Ferguson will be banned from weari
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman and his band for four nights, returning by popular demand! Band members include Ruben Rogers (bass) and Gregory Hutchinson (drums).
KPLU offers you a chance to win a pair of tickets to this event.
- Limbs for U presents Classic Hollywood Character Costume Party
- @ Hollywood Casino in Shorline, WA
- Friday, October 17th from 7 pm - 11 pm
Imagine spending ten years of your life behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit.
That's what happened to Brandon Redtailhawk Olebar. Now, Washington state is paying him more than half a million dollars.
Olebar is one of the first exonerees to receive a monetary award under a Washington law passed in 2013. The law makes it possible for people wrongfully incarcerated in the state to receive up to $50,000 for each year in prison as well as tuition waivers for themselves and their families to state universities and colleges.