The aspergillus fungus has been sickening patients at Seattle Children's Hospital, which is now partially closing to deal with the problem.
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The aspergillus fungus has been sickening patients at Seattle Children's Hospital, which is now partially closing to deal with the problem.

Seattle Children’s Hospital closes ORs as dangerous mold is found

What’s sickening kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital? The equity problems with gifted and talented education, and how Seattle hopes to fix them. An ancient Hopi flute, and an ode to lithium.

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Seattle Children's Hospital mold

The most famous hospital-borne illness is probably MRSA. But Seattle Children’s Hospital is suffering from another issue – aspergillus mold in the operating rooms that has sickened or killed several patients. The hospital is transferring people to other hospitals for treatment while they work to address the issue, which also cropped up earlier in the year. KING 5’s Chris Ingalls has been following the story.

Seattle Superintendent of Schools Denise Juneau

Gifted and talented programs often have a very visible diversity problem. In order to achieve more proportional representation of educationally advanced kids, Seattle Superintendent Denise Juneau says the whole program needs an overhaul. KUOW education reporter Ann Dornfeld joined Bill Radke for context.

Gary Stroutsos, Ongtupqa

Flautist Gary Stroutsos is renowned for his work playing the Hopi flute. A new documentary called Ongtupqa chronicles his time playing the flute in Salt Canyon.

Shira Erlichman, Odes to Lithium

Poet Shira Erlichman wrote a series of odes to something she initially found un-odeable: a psychiatric medication that has inspired fear, shame, and further illness. Odes to Lithium chronicles her journey with bipolar disorder.