Turning 18 marks a form of adulthood at least, bringing new independence and legal rights. For a foster child in Washington state, turning 18 can also mean the end of a stable home life. InvestigateWest reporter Claudia Rowe joins us with the story of one young woman’s experience “aging out” of foster care, and what state government might do to help.
Lyana Strelkoff made a list of what she wanted in a man. And that list certainly didn't describe Dean. Then, she fell out of a tree and instantly became paralyzed from the waist down. You won't be surprised by what happens, especially since this is Valentine's day. But the way this story is told - well, hearing it is like falling out of a tree. WHOMP!
Other stories from KUOW Presents, Thursday, February 14:
In 1977, Cornish College of the Arts faculty member Jovino Santos Neto was coming back home to Brazil after university studies in Canada. Jovino was planning to do graduate work in biology in the Amazon rain forest. But on a whim, Jovino decided to first knock on the door of the famous Brazilian composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalistHermeto Pascoal.