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||The End-Of-Life Issues We'll All Face||The United States is experiencing a pendulum swing in end-of-life care. In 1945 the average American died at home. By the late 1990s, 83 percent were...||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Highs And Lows Of Legalizing Pot In Washington||In 2012 Washington voters’ approved Initiative 502. Passage of the measure set in place a licensing and regulation scheme and rescinded state laws...||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The History, And Future, Of 'Je Suis Charlie'||Just over a month ago, on the morning of Jan. 7, two men stormed the offices of the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people. In quick...||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The State Of Sex Trafficking In King County||King County and Seattle are looked to as leaders in the effort to prevent sex trafficking. But according to Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg the...||2/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Wes Moore Explains His Search For A Meaningful Life||Troubled youth to Rhodes Scholar. U.S. Army paratrooper to White House fellow. Wall Street banker to author and television host. That’s a brief synopsis...||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Role Of Public Sector Unions In The U.S.||In the post-WWII period, 40 percent of Americans were private sector union members. That number is now below 7 percent. The reasons behind this drastic...||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Coming Of The Great War, Set To Music||To mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, University of Washington professor Robin McCabe planned a series she calls “Music from the...||1/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Musician And Author James McBride: 'The Details Always Tell The Story'||As you listen to this episode of Speakers Forum, keep in mind that author James McBride gave this talk without any notes. In it he riffs on his family,...||1/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Resurrecting Walter Benjamin's Pre-Holocaust Broadcasts||Walter Benjamin was a radical German philosopher and critic. In the 1920s and 30s his fascination with new technology lead him to create a series of...||12/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Rogue's Christmas: Short Yuletide Tales Told Live||Did you know E.B. White was fired by the Seattle Times in 1923? You’ll learn about that and other curiosities in this Yuletide episode of Speakers Forum...||12/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Marc Solomon On 'Winning Marriage'||In a 48-hour period this past October the number of states that allow same-sex marriage nearly doubled. As of this writing, thirty-five states allow...||12/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Legal Issues Of Police Deadly Force||Seattle attorney Jeff Robinson recently addressed a gathering at the University Of Washington School Of Law. It had been just over a week since a...||12/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ruth Ozeki On Modern Distraction And The Dark Waters Of Creativity||If you’re driving a car or operating other heavy machinery when you listen to this Speakers Forum podcast, we hope you’ll pull over for the guided...||12/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||An Evening With Thomas Jefferson, In The Flesh||Time travel is a perennial fascination. Where would you go? Who would you meet? The website Ranker places Thomas Jefferson in the top ten of popular...||11/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Discussion Of U.S. Torture With Brigadier General David R. Irvine||In the aftermath of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq questions remain concerning how the U.S. waged those wars. Among them, did we follow the Geneva...||6/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
I've listened to a few episodes and all of the speakers are very interesting, so the content is great. I'd give 5 stars for the content. Only problem is they break every few minutes to announce the station ID, give a weather update (??? this is a podcast / I don't care what the weather was like in Seattle last month !?!?) and other similarly useless info. So subract a star for that for the overall 4-star review. The content is really first rate though, highly recommended.
2 thumbs up !
So great. (There aren't very many breaks, and they aren't a problem at all). I love this podcast.
Just love it!!
Very interesting topic of discussions. Just love the podcasts.