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  • Seattle Now

    Seattle Now: What is school going to look like in the fall?

    Seattle public schools stumbled with the shift to online learning when the pandemic shut down in-person learning in the spring. Will they be ready when the bell rings in the fall? KUOW education reporter Ann Dornfeld gives us an update.

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    Seattle Now: Gabriel Teodros on KEXP's new lineup

    Seattle’s renowned all-music public radio station is changing its lineup to bring more voices to its airwaves and become an anti-racist organization. KEXP DJ and associate music director Gabriel Teodros talks about the changes and why it's an important move in this moment.

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    Seattle Now: Drunk with power

    The dog days of summer are upon us... even though it's a pandemic summer. KUOW's Jeannie Yandel and writer Molly Wizenberg are here to talk back to school, kiddie pool shortages and, most importantly, ice cream.

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    Seattle Now: So you wanna go camping?

    Social distant camping is one of the only summer activities we can do right now. And that means more and more people are heading out into the woods.

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    Seattle Now: Sports on the bubble

    The Mariners, Sounders and Storm are all playing again and the Seahawks are getting ready. But playing even a shortened season in a pandemic means keeping players healthy, and that's already a challenge. ESPN’s Mina Kimes explains how it's going so far.

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    Seattle Now: "I hope you find the fish"

    Another week, another shot at making sense of what life is like now with Angela King, host of Morning Edition on KUOW and KUOW's Casey Martin.

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    Seattle Now: Baby orca?

    The orca called Tahlequah brought new attention to the threats facing killer whales when she carried the body of her calf for more than two weeks. Now she's pregnant again, and the world is crossing its fingers for a new baby.

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    Seattle Now: Protest deja vu

    It’s been nearly two months since the start of daily protests in Seattle, and new scenes of violence on Capitol Hill this weekend felt like deja vu to many. Why does it feel like we're back at square one?

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    Mask wars, round two

    People fighting with each other over wearing a mask in public? That’s so last century. Seattle's been here before, during the 1918 influenza pandemic.