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Debatepedia, Traveling with Children, and Movie Reviews

Megan Sukys

Debates between presidential candidates, like many political exchanges, are rarely a true debate. Today, Brooks Lindsay tells us how he created a tool to promote pro–con conversations with "Debatepedia." We also learn how traveling with children can enhance your journey.

At 2:05 p.m. – Debatepedia

The debate over global warming is rarely a true debate. The same goes for the debates between presidential candidates and the debate over the $700 Billion Bailout. In all of these cases, the debate is actually a cacophony of arguments. A true debate isolates each and every argument of an issue into a pro or con statement. Seattle native Brooks Lindsay believes true debate could actually help the national dialogue. That's why he created the website, Debatepedia. He realized how important his job was one day in a coffee shop.

At 2:20 p.m. – Travelling with Children in Seattle and Beyond

The floors in Vatican City Museums are decorated with mosaic tiling that is centuries old. Those colorful and intricate images caught the eye of Seattle writer Debbie Dubrow's toddler son. Whether it's Rome, Paris, New Mexico or an unfamiliar Seattle neighborhood, Debbie's children are always offering new insights into people and places. Debbie's adventures and advice on traveling with children appear on her website When Debbie Dubrow and her husband started a family about four years ago, that didn't stop her from going to Paris.

At 2:40 p.m. – Robert Horton Movie Reviews

Robert Horton reviews Hollywood Blockbusters and art house rarities every Friday on Sound Focus. He joins us with a look at films screening in our region this weekend. This week Robert reviews "The Duchess," with Keira Knightley as Georgiana Spencer the ancestor of Diana Spencer who became the Princess Wales. Also, Robert reviews the Diane Lane, Richard Gere romance "Nights in Rodanthe."

At 2:50 p.m. – Yoga for Spirit

Yoga can be a physical practice that builds strength, balance, and flexibility. But yoga is also about an inward, emotional balance. Anne Phyfe Palmer is the founder of 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle. She's also a mother of two. In an archive from 3/3/2008, Anne Phyfe tells Megan Sukys how prenatal Yoga helped her through childbirth — and also helped her when she lost a pregnancy.

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