When temperatures drop, what happens if you can’t go indoors?
The options available to our neighbors living without shelter. Also, Seattle is getting a hockey team – which means it needs a hockey rival. What are the stories you haven’t heard about abortion? And what have you heard about the changing culture of ballet?
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Cold weather homeless shelters
Temperatures have dropped below freezing this week in the Puget Sound region, and if you’re living outside that means long and painful nights. There have been extra shelters opened, but is it enough? KUOW’s Kate Walters reports on homelessness, and joined Bill Radke to answer that question.
Come at us, Vancouver.
The ink wasn’t dry on the agreement to bring hockey to Seattle when some wags on Twitter began to stir up trouble. To wit: “Hey Vancouver! We'd invite you down for a drink, but we noticed you haven't got any Cups!” After paging the sick burn unit, we called CBC Vancouver’s Bhupinder Hundal: Canadian hockey commentator, analyst, and Canucks fan. We also spoke to Murray Craven, former president of the NHL’s youngest team (for now), the Las Vegas Golden Knights.
Shout Your Abortion
There are things we’re socialized not to talk about. That means there are stories we never get to hear. The authors of the new book Shout Your Abortion want to change that. The book is the outgrowth of a movement founded by Amelia Bonow, who served as editor. One of the authors featured, Alana Edmonson, joined Amelia in studio for a conversation about the taboo they hope to end.
Updating the Nutcracker
Removing yellowface from theatrical productions has been a frustratingly slow process. Now some ballet companies are beginning to address problematic racial overtones found in The Nutcracker. Dancer Gabrielle Nomura Gainor spoke about the changes with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman, along with Vivian Little and Marie Chong – both former dancers who have gone on to become cofounder of Dance Fremont and artistic director of ARC Dance, respectively.