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The Alchemy of Loss, Garden Fresh Recipes and Youth Speaks Seattle

Megan Sukys
09/03/2008

Seattle writer Abigail Carter lost her husband on 9/11. Joining mourners at ground zero a year later left her feeling empty. Today, she explores how a personal act of creativity helped her begin processing grief in a meaningful way. We also get garden fresh recipes.

At 2:05 p.m. – The Works: Brick and Mortar Risks of Credit Card Usage

There are security risks to shopping online – someone could steal your credit card numbers. But, it turns out that cyber crime isn't limited to the Internet. Glenn Fleishman is a freelance technology reporter. He joins us every week with a look at how high tech works in our lives. Today, we discover the brick and mortar risks of using a credit card. We also ask if the ebook is just a hammer searching for a nail. And, we imagine the possibilities of 3D images from Microsoft's new PhotoSynth software.

At 2:20 p.m. – The Alchemy of Loss

On September 11th, 2002, thousands of mourners gathered at ground zero for the first anniversary of 9/11. Seattle writer Abigail Carter was there. Her husband, Arron, died in the Twin Towers. But the scene left her feeling empty. Like many people touched by the trauma, Abigail was thrust into the spotlight of media attention. But her husband's death remained an intensely private loss.

At 2:40 p.m. – Cooking Klatch

Seattle food writer Jess Thomson planted her first garden this summer. She learned that you get the food that your land can grow, not necessarily the food you want to eat. She has recipes for the successful crops in her garden right now: beets, carrots and peas.

At 2:50 p.m. – Youth Speaks Seattle

Adults tend to cringe when they hear teenage poetry. But those teens were still writing about experiences and ideas that mattered to them. Angela Martinez Dy is a co–founder of YouthSpeaks Seattle, a local organization that helps young poets find their voice. When she read her poetry in public for the first time when she was 14, the reaction she got to that piece changed her life. Today, Angela tells Jeannie Yandel how she was encouraged to find her voice, and how she's helping other young poets do the same.

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