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Battle for Seattle, Climate Economics, Erotic Art and the Art of Pork

Ross Reynolds
05/01/2009 at 1:00 p.m.

Battle for Seattle

T–Mobile V.P. Joe Mallahan explains why he's the best person to be mayor of Seattle.

Justice Souter to Retire

NPR reports that Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring. We talk to a lawyer with a Seattle firm who has argued 11 cases before Justice Souter.

Economics of Climate

Economist Nick Stern wrote an influential report on global warming for Tony Blair in 2006. Stern says the problem has gotten worse, but today he's more optimistic about solving it.

Bus 'Roadeo' in Seattle

A champion bus driver tells us what it is and how he does it.

Erotic Art, the Art of Pork, and Machinima

We speak to the curator of Seattle's Erotic Art Festival. Marcie Sillman profiles the Prince of Pork, Armandino Batali. And we'll hear about a local artist who makes animated films from video games.


Joe Mallahan is the vice president of operations strategy at T–Mobile. He's just announced he's running to be the next Seattle mayor.

Jeffrey Fisher is a professor at Stanford Law School, and a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle. He's also argued 11 Supreme Court cases before Justice David Souter.

Nicholas Herbert Stern is a British economist and chair of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.

Arthur Murillo is a bus operator with Capital Metro in Austin, Texas. He's defending his title at this weekend's International Bus Roadeo in Seattle.

Sharon Arnold is a Seattle–based artist and writer. She's the Guest Curator for the Erotic Art Festival.

Armandino Batali is founder of the Salumi sandwich shop in Seattle.

J. Joshua Diltz is a Seattle–based machinima producer.

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