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Stopping Teen Violence and the Ghosts of the Market Theater

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
10/30/2008

There are parents who sleep with their door locked and braced. They are protecting themselves from their children. Today, we learn about a program for stopping teen domestic violence. We also explore the past lives and the lingering ghosts of Pike Place Market Theater.

At 2:05 p.m. – Everyone is Musical

95 percent of Americans believe that music is key to a child's education. That's according to a recent Gallup poll. But many of us give up on musical talent shortly after our third grade recorder recital. Steven Morrison thinks this is a mistake. Dr. Morrison is the chair of music education at the University of Washington. He believes that everyone is musical, even if you can't play a single note on an instrument–and he'll prove it. Steven Morrison talks with Jeremy Richards.

At 2:20 p.m. – When Teens Hit Parents

There are parents who sleep with their door locked and braced. They are protecting themselves from their children. In 1996, more than 60% of domestic violence cases in King County Juvenile Court were young people who assaulted their mother or father. That prompted the county to launch the Step Up Program, a 20 session curriculum that brings parents and teenagers together to stop violence. It's the only program of it's kind in the country, and it may soon lose its funding due to budget cuts. Greg Routt and Lily Anderson developed the program. They talk with Megan Sukys about what they learned is the key to stopping teen domestic violence.

At 2:40 p.m. – Crai Bower on Fall Travel

When last we left travel writer Crai Bower, he was floating down the Yukon River, reading Jack London stories to his family. Crai has some more ideas for answering the call of the wild in winter travel adventures, savoring the fall at Pacific Northwest Resorts, and observing world class athletes training in British Columbia for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Crai Bower writes about travel for Conscious Choice, Escape, the Toronto Sun and other publications. Today, he joins Dave Beck with more travel ideas and stories.

At 2:50 p.m. – The Market Theater

Pike Place Market is in one of the oldest parts of the city. That means that buildings around here have had two or three lifetimes pass within their walls. Some lives never leave. As Mercedes Yeager researches local history and runs Market Ghost Tours in Seattle's Pike Place Market, she hears stories about how the Pike Place's Market Theater hasn't quite been able to shake its past. She's even seen the evidence. She takes Jeannie Yandel on a tour.

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