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You can’t make it to every lecture in town, but you can hear plenty here. From KUOW, Seattle’s public radio station, comes a collection of talks recorded all over the Puget Sound region.

You can’t make it to every lecture in town, but you can hear plenty here. From KUOW, Seattle’s public radio station, comes a collection of talks recorded all over the Puget Sound region.

You can’t make it to every lecture in town, but you can hear plenty here. From KUOW, Seattle’s public radio station, comes a collection of talks recorded all over the Puget Sound region.
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You can’t make it to every lecture in town, but you can hear plenty here. From KUOW, Seattle’s public radio station, comes a collection of talks recorded all over the Puget Sound region.

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‘Look, we’re living in bizarre times’ -John Kerry embraces the straight talk mantle

9/18/2018
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Former Senator and Secretary of State John Kerry embraces the straight talk mantle

Duration:00:59:21

'Retreat, or perish in place': First-hand accounts of sea level rise

9/16/2018
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As sea levels rise and coastal populations increase, more people are subject to flooding. Author Elizabeth Rush compiled research and the stories of people affected by sea level rise for her new book “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.”

Duration:00:52:39

Barn-raised Smoke Farm talks provoke summertime reflection

8/23/2018
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This week on Speakers Forum we open a time capsule from last summer. It comes from the annual Smoke Farm Symposium. We were drawn there several years ago when the creators gave us a recording of some fascinating talks, punctuated by rainfall on the roof of a barn up in Arlington, Washington.

Duration:00:57:53

Welcome to SeaCouver! Envisioning the Northwest of the future

8/18/2018
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In the struggle to shape what life on earth will be like years from now, visionary futurists inspire us with dread and hope at turns. Author Brenda...

A novel idea from an environmental activist: Secession

8/12/2018
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Northwesterners and people around the world have been inspired by Bill McKibben’s prolific environmental activism. McKibben took some time off from his...

Duration:00:51:42

Bees: The 'hippie wasps' we all need

8/5/2018
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It seems there’s a "how things work" theme on Speakers Forum recently. Last week it was tides , this week, bees. Our guide is Thor Hanson, an uber...

Duration:00:52:59

It took a village, and a pediatrician, to expose the Flint water crisis

7/22/2018
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The city of Flint, Michigan represents the height of American ingenuity, productivity and economic progress — and also the mirror opposite.

Duration:00:54:39

Robin DiAngelo: 'I think you’re racist. I think I am, too.'

7/15/2018
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The term “white fragility” was coined by the Seattle-based educator and author Robin DiAngelo. She defines it as “a state in which even a minimum amount...

Duration:00:54:41

‘We caught this kind of lightning in a bottle’: An Obama White House memoir

7/8/2018
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Ben Rhodes was a 24-year-old aspiring writer living in New York on 9/11. What happened that day made him want to be part of the response. As you’ll hear...

Duration:00:56:18

Seahawks' Michael Bennett: 'I'll be black forever'

7/5/2018
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Michael Bennett is a man who needs little introduction. He is famous as a professional football player, a philanthropist and an activist. Now, add...

Duration:00:56:29

Roxane Gay: Men need to read these dispatches from rape culture

6/28/2018
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Recent polling shows that almost half of American women say they’ve been sexually assaulted. With that startling statistic in mind, KUOW presents this...

Duration:00:53:37

3 fascinating orca facts we didn't know before

6/21/2018
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In honor of Orca Awareness Month in Washington state, here are three facts about orcas we didn't know before, courtesy of a talk by Prof. Jason Colby of...

Duration:00:57:08

The rise and fall of a Seattle megachurch through the eyes of an anthropologist

6/14/2018
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What happened during the creation and growth of Mars Hill Church made waves in Seattle and beyond. A charismatic minister, Mark Driscoll, preached in a...

Duration:00:56:18

Take psychedelics (not too many), change your mind

6/6/2018
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Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the author of “The Botany of Desire” chose to experiment with and write about psychedelic drugs. They are edible after all. Still, like many people, Michael Pollan wasn’t exactly keen to fool around with mind-altering experiences.

Duration:00:54:49

From pooing in public to the Seattle Superman: Ignite Seattle aims to surprise

5/31/2018
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Ignite Seattle is an unusual event. The organizers like to surprise the audience when they can — like that time a couple got married on stage. Thrills like that aside, there’s something thoughtful and genuine in every talk. More often than not, we learn something new.

Duration:00:55:00

From refugee to celebrated storyteller: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s American journey

5/24/2018
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Viet Thanh Nguyen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He was awarded that honor in 2016 for his debut novel “The Sympathizer.” Then he received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2017.

Duration:00:56:43

Author Leslie Jamison distills recovery from ‘the whiskey-and-ink mythology’

5/22/2018
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On her website, Leslie Jamison writes: “I've worked as a baker, an office temp, an innkeeper, a tutor, and a medical actor. Every one of these was a world; they're still in me.” On her way through those worlds, Jamison dealt with alcohol addiction. She tracked that experience — from inception to recovery — in her new memoir “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath.”

Duration:00:51:18