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To powerful men, Lindy West says: “we’re witches, and we’re hunting you.”

caption: Author Lindy West lives in Seattle.
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Author Lindy West lives in Seattle.
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The author’s response to the Donald Trumps and Harvey Weinsteins of the world. Reckoning with the aspergillus mold, which was behind several deaths at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Changing the dude wall at the University of Washington Medical Center. And the Battle of Seattle and its aftermath.

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Lindy West, The Witches are Coming

With all the powerful men who’ve declared witch hunts in the #MeToo era, there were bound to be some women clapping back. One of them is Seattle writer Lindy West, whose new book The Witches are Coming begins with the lines, "This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you."

Aspergillus at Seattle Children's Hospital

After a series of post-surgical deaths, Seattle Children’s Hospital is shutting down its operating wing to install a new filtration system. The culprit in those deaths was the aspergillus mold – which is all around us, says Seattle and King County head of public health Jeff Duchin. How worried should you be?

Andrea Gahl, ACS Futures: #ILookLikeASurgeon

You’ve almost certainly seen a “dude wall” – a portrait of staid older white men on the walls of a hallowed institution. But what happens when those photos don't reflect the diversity in the institution’s halls? Trauma nurse coordinator and painter Andrea Gahl spoke with KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel about her efforts to change that with a series of portraits called “ACS Futures: #ILookLikeASurgeon.”

The Battle of Seattle

20 years ago, Seattle played host to the World Trade Organization’s conference. The ensuing protests, also known as the Battle of Seattle, changed the city forever. KUOW’s Joshua Nichols was there.

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