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Baby, how you feeling?

How today’s pop music is changing – and shaping us along the way. Why your passions might be the answer to your career questions. And Washington’s new coronavirus quarantine facility.

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Switched on Pop

Why does pop music all sound the same? That’s by design – it’s the sound of an era, say Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan. They host the podcast Switched on Pop, and stopped by to dissect the best and the worst of our current musical zeitgeist.

Adam Davidson, The Passion Economy

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life, or so the adage goes. NPR economics reporter and Planet Money host Adam Davidson doesn’t disagree. His new book is called The Passion Economy: The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century.

WA's coronavirus quarantine center

As cases of novel coronavirus spread, Washington state has created a quarantine center for those traveling here from China’s Hubei province. KUOW’s Ruby de Luna toured the facility today.