A no-swimming and no-wading sign at Matthews Beach in north Seattle. High levels of bacteria were detected last week, although it is unclear if this beach's closure was directly linked to the sewage spill in Renton.
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A no-swimming and no-wading sign at Matthews Beach in north Seattle. High levels of bacteria were detected last week, although it is unclear if this beach's closure was directly linked to the sewage spill in Renton.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Jill Jackson

How clean are Seattle's beaches?

Can you trust our lake water? We also talk about hackers with good intent, what it means to age in prison, and why sometimes giving up on a project isn't such a bad thing.

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Beach Water Quality, Jonathan Frodge

Marcie Sillman talks to stormwater scientist Jonathan Frodge about if it's safe to go swimming in the lakes this summer.

Capital One Hacker, Pedram Amini

A friend of the Capital One hacker claimed she was a "white hat" hacker -- someone who hacks to help a company, rather than harm them. Marcie Sillman talks to Pedram Amini, the chief technology officer of Inquest, about hacking for good.

Aging in Prison, Rachael Seevers

Marcie Sillman talks to Rachael Seevers, a staff attorney with Disability Rights Washington, about their work looking at aging prison inmates with disabilities and conditions like dementia.

When should you give up?

Marcie Sillman talks to Keita Williams, founder of Success Bully, and artist and entrepreneur Susie Lee, about the difference between giving up, quitting, and failure, and why sometimes it's OK to give up.