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News, culture, and the internet – from a South Asian perspective. Join host Nadya Agrawal as she talks about the big stuff, the little stuff, and what we’re sharing in the group chat. Hear from comedians, story-tellers, artists, politicians, and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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The Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt, WA will close its gates for the last time on October 2nd. The Department of Corrections cites a decreasing prison population as the reason behind the closure. It's a positive indicator, but has the potential to upend life for inmates, their families, and corrections officers in rural Clark County. We can only…
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In his new graphic novel "We Are Not Strangers," author and illustrator Josh Tuininga explores the relationship between a Sephardic Jewish man and his Japanese American neighbor as they navigate the tension in Seattle on the precipice of World War II.By Mike Davis
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In her new memoir, "Exit Interview: The Life and Death of My Ambitious Career," former amazon executive Kristi Coulter takes a hard look at the intense pressure and psychological strain — and even the physical toll — that she and her colleagues experienced at the company.By Libby Denkmann
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Nearly a quarter of Americans will be age 65 and older by 2040. As people age, their care will be automated or augmented with technology like companion robots and GPS trackers, but older adults don't often consent to this technology or their data being collected by it. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by…
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When we say Shahrukh Khan, you bow. That's how much of fangirls we are and not afraid to show. It was an SRK fest for us with Jawan. So much so that we couldn't stop podcasting about it. We literally had to rein it in. Listen on. Love Desis Desislive podcast delivers the latest movie and show reviews to your devices. Wherever in the world you are, …
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Cougar Gold is an iconic cheese … at least by Washington State standards. As the creamery that makes it turns 75, we'll look at the unusually passionate following for the canned cheddar. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundside…
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In February of 2022, the King County Regional Homelessness Authority announced an ambitious program promising to reduce unsheltered homelessness in downtown Seattle to zero — potentially within a year. But 19 months later, the organization announced the end of Partnership for Zero, after only meeting a fraction of its goal.…
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KUOW Arts & Culture reporter Mike Davis sits down with Jas Keimig & Chase Burns of "Unstreamable" to talk about the new movie "BOTTOMS." We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundsideBy Mike Davis
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Soundside host Libby Denkmann talks with Bloomberg's Anna Edgerton, and Representative Suzan DelBene about the recent DC summit on AI, and the need for oversight & regulation. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundside…
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This weekend, protesters marched through South Lake Union, demanding accountability for Jaahnavi Kandula’s death. Kandula was struck and killed by a Seattle Police car in January. The renewed outrage comes after body camera video was released earlier this month showing a police union leader joking about Kandula’s death, saying “she had limited valu…
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Seattle’s waterfront is undergoing a massive transformation following the rerouting of interstate 99 from a now-demolished viaduct into a waterfront tunnel. That’s opened up space for a smaller surface road and a long and skinny 20 acre waterfront park.By Libby Denkmann
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The Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s Chinatown International District is closed today. The museum’s staff are still assessing the damage and trying to make sense of racist vandalism that occurred on Thursday evening, when a man with a sledge hammer smashed windows and said hateful things about Chinese people.…
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Woah! What a week it was. Firstly, we are both traveling, and in between all the time zones, we managed to watch, review, and bring this to you Friday Night Plan on @netflix was sooooooo coool. I loved the simple movie with no specific agenda, and Babil Khan shines through and through. Freelancer on @hulu / Hotstar was intense - with only four epis…
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The Soundside team has spent months in the Chinatown-International District, working with journalists from International Examiner to get to know the community better. Our hope is that you’ll come away with a deeper picture of what makes this neighborhood such a vital part of the city — and what the hopes and challenges are for the people here.…
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"Fantasy A gets a Mattress" is taking Seattle by storm. The movie, filmed in Seattle, won best narrative feature at the Seattle Black Film Festival back in April, and has sold out twenty screenings at the Beacon Cinema. Now, it’s been chosen as an official selection at upcoming events including the Seattle Film Summit, Poulsbo Film Festival, Local …
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Soundside host Libby Denkmann speaks with Seattle's Office of Planning & Community Development urban planner Lyle Bicknell about the proposal to create a lid on top of I-5. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundside…
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Amey returns to the Browncast to do a "bro caste" on genetics in Sri Lanka, casteism in America and India and the new legislation in California, talk about his immigration odyssey and how it's stacked against Indians, and finally, how William Dalrymple gives Marathas short shrift.By Razib khan
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The decree came out of an agreement between the Department of Justice and Seattle Police in 2012, and included changes from officer supervision to how officers respond to people in crisis. Citing a decade of progress, federal officials moved to lift most of the consent decree from the Seattle Police Department.…
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Cultural critic Michael Harriot is masterful at translating the complex issues of race into twitter threads you'd actually want to read. He manages to take weighty, hard topics and make them understandable and funny. Harriot's witty social commentary also appears in his new book, "Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America," which he hop…
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Soundside host Libby Denkmann talks with incarcerated journalist Christopher Blackwell about his 20 years in WA State Prison compared to his time at Pierce County Jail. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundside…
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Amazon is heading into yet another legal battle with federal regulators .The online retail and cloud computing giant reportedly didn't budge during final talks with the Federal Trade Commission ahead of an expected lawsuit from the agency.That cleared on of the final hurdles for the FTC to file an antitrust case against Amazon – possibly later this…
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Ayushmann Khurrana is back with Dream Girl 2 and boy is he the Pooja of our lives. While the movie carries on with the jokes from its last rendition, Ayushmann is a treat to watch. What Ananya is doing in the movie is not known as we could not figure out what was more wooden- the table or her expression. Ouch. No seriously. Dream Girl 2 is in theat…
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This week, assistant football coach, Joe Kennedy resigned from his job at Bremerton High School. Kennedy made national headlines in 2015 when he took Bremerton School District to court over his right to pray in the locker room and on the field after games.We asked you for your thoughts on the recent news, and here's what you told us.…
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This week, KUOW published a big story involving a city official and allegations of corruption.Reporting on something like this isn’t easy. Following up on whispers, fact checking, getting people to talk to you – and providing the proper context. These stories are high-risk, and take a lot of time, effort, and editorial reflection.So today we wanted…
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Soundside host Libby Denkmann attends her FIRST wrestling event EVER, and gets a lesson in kayfabe from Defy Wrestling's Nicole Matthews, and founder Jim Perry. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundside…
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There’s something so romantic about roads, if you’re a human. Nature might have something else to say about them. Understanding the interconnected impacts of roads literally drove author Ben Goldfarb across the country as he researched his new book, “Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of our Planet.”…
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Mobile home communities are one of the last options for affordable housing. The average price for a new home in the United States is $540,000. A manufactured home, aka a mobile home, sells for $123,300. That’s according to the Census Bureau and HUD, but a recent trend in mobile home communities in the Northwest is making it harder for residents to …
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There is a renewed questions about our aging elected officials and whether we should implement age limits for politicians or other guardrail policies related to people aging in public office, but ethically, the idea becomes complicated quickly. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: h…
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Have you watched "Guns and Gulaabs" on Netflix yet? We suggest that you take time to watch this quirky crime drama with eclectic performances from Raj Kummar Rao, Dulquer Salman and Adarsh Gorav. What an ensemble cast. Recommended. Love Team Desis Desislive podcast delivers the latest movie and show reviews to your devices. Wherever in the world yo…
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KUOW Arts & Culture reporter Mike Davis dives into what makes PAX aka the "Penny-Arcade Expo" tick with two of the people who make it happen: Co-Founder Jerry Holkins & VP of Events Ryan Hartman We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundside…
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Bike culture is as deeply ingrained in Seattle’s identity as coffee and Birkenstocks. But with our rainy weather and hilly terrain, Seattle — at least on paper — should’ve never become the biking haven that it is today. That’s the unlikely history that Tom Fucoloro, founder of the Seattle Bike Blog and author of “Biking Uphill in the Rain: The Stor…
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Every year, thousands of ambitious outdoors-people apply for a long-distance permit to hike the more than 2600-mile Pacific Crest Trail.But a changing climate and increasingly frequent wildfires are threatening the present, and future, of that journey.By Libby Denkmann
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With the help of a $1 million FEMA grant, the Lived Experience Coalition, a group advocating for policy solutions to homelessness, rolled out a program last winter that worked directly with unhoused people. The program moved them into four hotel shelters across King County and Tacoma. But shortly after its launch, the program ran into financial tro…
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For the first time ever, researchers have tested period products with actual human blood as opposed to saline solution. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundsideBy Libby Denkmann
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Come October, nearly 700,000 Washingtonians will be adding yet another monthly expense back to their budgets: federal student loan repayments. We talked to a student loan advocate about how to get ready and what the Biden administration's new, income-driven repayment plan means for borrowers.By Libby Denkmann
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Soundside host Libby Denkmann sits down with USC Professor Christian Grose to talk about the recent ruling about the 15th Legislative District map in WA State, and the legal reasons why it needs to be redrawn. We can only make Soundside because listeners support us. Make the show happen by making a gift to KUOW: https://www.kuow.org/donate/soundsid…
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A long pod this week and we got to cover Three movies and two series that hit the waves. Gadar 2 was not required but it seems people wanted to see SunnyDeol so bad that the movie made over 20crs in the first few days of its release. OMG2 is a beauty. Watch it. Billions is back and so is Axe and we are so excited about that. Alia Bhatt's Hollywood …
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The specter of Paul Allen's legacy hangs over the Seattle arts scene. Five years after his death, questions remain about the impact of a big-money philanthropist and financier on the Seattle arts scene, including the revived prospects of the downtown theater formerly known as the Cinerama.By Mike Davis
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22 counties filed a lawsuit against the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. At issue: the state’s ability to provide mental health services for what are classified, “civil conversion patients.” The lawsuit is the latest in a years long struggle to provide mental healthcare for people who interact with the criminal justice system. W…
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Think back to the '90s. As a kid, you might have been catching "Saved by the Bell" before school or stacking up a collection of Nirvana tapes. And who could forget dial up internet? This was the first time that the average household in America could purchase a personal computer, and for a community of users who were questioning the restrictions of …
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Even if you’ve played pinball in Seattle, you may never have noticed a small label on the corner of each machine. The sticker reads: “City of Seattle Amusement Device.” Under city code, “amusement devices” include pinball machines, arcade games, billiards tables, and jukeboxes. But why do these licensees exist in the first place? It turns out, thei…
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