skip navigation
Support KUOW
KUOW Presents on Demand

KUOW Presents

Solar Farming, Comedian-Hurdler, Guitar Making and Nancy Pearl's Book Picks

Megan Sukys
08/24/2009 at 2:00 p.m.

Central Washington University could be home to the world's largest solar power plant — at least for a little while. Then, after 25 years as a professional stand–up comedian, Seattle's Brad Upton still finds time for his real passion — hurdles. Later, a guitar maker shares the human side of crafting musical instruments.

What Aired August 24, 2009

KUOW does not have permission to archive all broadcast content. The following stories may link to external sources.

KUOW Presents Rundowns

Book Larder, Lara Hamilton's storefront. (Photo: Lara Hamilton)

Friday, October 12, 2012

'This Is Okay! I Can Do This!:' How Julia Child Changed Lara Hamilton's Life

Lara Hamilton was facing her 40th birthday — and the realization that she just wasn't passionate about her job. She worried it was too late to lose a steady paycheck in exchange for finding work she really loved. But she found courage and inspiration from a surprising... More »

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Washington State Book Award Winner Christine Deavel Reads From 'Woodnote'

Christine Deavel reads excerpts from the title poem of "Woodnote" (Bear Star Press, 2011). Her collection won the 2012 Washington State Book Award for poetry from the Washington Center for the Book. Deavel is co–owner of Open Books: A Poem Emporium, in Wallingford.... More »

'District 9' movie poster. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Saturday, October 06, 2012

What Sci-Fi Movies Tell Us About Cultural Differences

Science fiction movies introduce us to alternative worlds, and futures. University of Washington Assistant Communication Professor LeiLani Nishime, also thinks the stories that science fiction films tell reflect how humans struggle with our cultural differences. Nishime talked... More »

Seattle's Mary Sherhart has been teaching and performing Balkan music since 1970. (Photo: Mary Sherhart)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

'I Know The Look In Their Eyes:' The Healing Power Of Balkan Music

Music is a matter of life and death. That's something that Mary Sherhart has learned in her life devoted to singing and teaching songs of the Balkan region in Eastern Europe. The Balkan music that came into her life as a teenager is from a part of the world devastated by ethnic... More »

Emil DeCou, space enthusiast and music director of Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. (Photo: courtesy Emil DeCou)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Emil DeCou: Boldly Go Where No Ballet Has Gone Before

Human imagination as the source of scientific innovation is the idea behind an upcoming concert by the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in Seattle. Diverting from its usual mission of tracking orbiting ballerinas, the PNB musicians on this occasion will provide ground support... More »

The Night Witches of the Soviet Union were expected to return to domestic life after the war. (Photo: Flying Heritage Collection

Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Unseen History Of Paul Allen's Warbirds

Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection includes antique warplanes rescued from swamps, jungles and beaches, and completely restored. They're beautiful to see, and they even fly. But the wreck of a plane also tells a story. Collection curator Cory Graff tells three stories... More »

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Poet Derek Sheffield And 'The Accretions'

A letter from a friend causes poet Derek Sheffield to question humanity's place in the universe. The poem is called "The Accretions" and was published in the Fall/Winter 2006 issue of The Georgia Review. Sheffield is professor of English at Wenatchee Valley College.... More »

Elea Acheson on Whidbey Island, 2012.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Cycle Of Grief

Elea Acheson lost her six–year–old son to cancer in 2009. When he died, Elea feared the grief might stop her own life in its tracks. So, to keep moving, she set off alone on her bicycle. She planned to ride from Whidbey Island down the coast to California. She knew... More » Listen to this story

spacer Older Stories »

04.23.14

Schedules

spacer