We'll Worry About it Later
A look at two under-represented problems. Antibiotic resistance, and the death of the modern honey bee.
A Safe Place...For Drugs
A look at the history and trends in intravenous drug use, and one potential (if controversial) solution being implemented in Washington state.
The Christian Left
A conversation with two Christians who lean towards the left end of the political spectrum, and one question: how can two people who claim to share a religion, decide to vote differently?
I'm in Your Debt Pt. I
Did you know there's an entire industry dedicated to making people pay their bills? Have you ever received a call from someone, saying you're in debt, and you need to pay up? This episode of The Pulse: an insider's look at a $55 billion industry, and the people that make it work. The first of two episodes on the subject.
(Off Topic) Adventure is Out There
What would it be like to get away from it all? To pack up your stuff, and ride off in to the sunset? To not have any deadlines, or trip itineraries? To go where you want, when you want? I talk to someone who did exactly that. Hear her story, on this episode of The Pulse.
A Woman's Choice
This week, I present two organizations on the opposite ends of the abortion debate. The bulk of this episode is not about abortion specifically; but rather, I focus on how these two groups go about caring for women. They share more similarities than you would think. Keep an open mind. Music credit: Renaissance Soul, Kevin MacLeod, Kai Engel, and Purpleplanet.com.
(Off Topic) The Law: It's complicated
Being a police officer seems pretty straight forward, right? Someone broke the law, so you arrest them. Not according to Lin Tucker: a police chief in Skagit County, Washington. Most of the time, the law gives officers room to make a judgement call. But how do they do it? What are the standards they use in the gray areas? Find out on this episode of the pulse.
The Filter Bubble
Why do we have such different beliefs? Why is it important to talk to the other side? What do we do with people who disagree with us? All this and more, on this episode of The Pulse. Music credit: Graham Bole, Benedek, Renaissance Soul, Kevin Macleod, bensound.com, Kai Engel
Can I Get a Lift?
Ride sharing apps have become immensely popular: the most well-known service, Uber, has been valued at 60 billion dollars. What's with all the hype? Is this the future of travel? Are all cab drivers soon to be unemployed? Find out, on this episode of The Pulse Music credit: bensound.com Kevin Macleoud, Renaissance Soul, Kopeika, Benedek
To Sell a House
"The housing market" is this vague force we hear about, that in some way, affects all of our lives. Even if we don't own a house, the economic impact of other people buying and selling real estate can be felt. Underneath this economic force, are hundreds of thousands of brokers, working tirelessly to help us find the right place to live. What's that like? How do you make a living doing this? Find out, on this episode of The Pulse. Music credit: Kevin Macleod, Renaissance Soul,...
What happens when a middle school teacher allegedly compares Muslims to the third Reich? Who becomes involved? How does her town respond? Find out on this episode of The Pulse.
On the first episode of The Pulse, I take a look at the use of lethal force in police work. I interview a family member of a man who was shot by police officers, and I have a conversation with a police chief.