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The Best of Sound Focus: Pushing Limits

Megan Sukys
10/09/2008

Today, we explore the rewards of pushing the body's limits. We meet a King County Superior Court Judge who became a power lifter and the first woman from Washington State to complete the Iditarod. We also hear from a doctor who is using scorpion venom in cancer treatments.

At 2:05 p.m. – Facing Down Violence

Aaron Dixon is co–founder of the Seattle Black Panthers Party. He shares how a march with Martin Luther King influenced him as a mentor to local kids. Then, documentary filmmaker Sandy Cioffi explains how being captured in Nigeria at gunpoint got her to think about which songs on her iPod would help keep courage alive.

At 2:20 p.m. – Rewards of Pushing the Body's Limits

Faith Ireland spent 16 years as a King County Superior Court Judge; now she's a world class power lifter. She invites you to approach the bench press. Then, we hear how 25 year old Laura Daugereau became the first woman from Washington to complete the Iditarod sled dog race. Also, we meet a doctor who is using scorpion venom — yes venom — to diagnosis cancer.

At 2:40 p.m. – Sounds Familiar

Every month we talk with KUOW's Amanda Wilde, host of the "Swing Years and Beyond," about music you didn't know you knew so well.

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