take your answer off the air...

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    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • Talker's Magazine
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  • Media Matters
    Documentation of right-wing media in video, audio and text.
  • Orcinus
    home of David Neiwert, freelance investigative journalist and author who writes extensively about far-right hate groups
  • Hominid Views
    "People, politics, science, and whatnot" Darryl is a statistician who fights imperialism with empiricism, gives good links and wry commentary.
  • Jesus' General
    An 11 on the Manly Scale of Absolute Gender, a 12 on the Heavenly Scale of the 10 Commandments and a 6 on the earthly scale of the Immaculately Groomed.
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    Hellishly long (5795!) list of radio streaming, steaming on the Internets.
  • The Naked Loon
    News satire -- The Onion in the Seattle petunia patch.
  • Irrational Public Radio
    "informs, challenges, soothes and/or berates, and does so with a pleasing vocal cadence and unmatched enunciation. When you listen to IPR, integrity washes over you like lava, with the pleasing familiarity of a medium-roast coffee and a sensible muffin."
  • The Maddow Blog
    Here's the hyper-interactive La Raych of MSNBC. daily show-vids, freakishly geeky research, and classy graphics.
  • Northwest Broadcasters
    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
  • News Corpse
    The Internet's chronicle of media decay.
  • The Moderate Voice
    The voice of reason in the age of Obama, and the politics of the far-middle.
  • News Hounds
    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
  • HistoryLink
    Fun to read and free encyclopedia of Washington State history. Founded by the late Walt Crowley, it's an indispensable tool and entertainment source for history wonks and surfers alike.

right-wing blogs we like

  • The Reagan Wing
    Hearin lies the real heart of Washington State Republicans. Doug Parris runs this red-meat social conservative group site which bars no holds when it comes to saying who they are and who they're not; what they believe and what they don't; who their friends are and where the rest of the Republicans can go. Well-written, and flaming.
  • Orbusmax
    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
    prolific former Seattle KVI, KIRO talk host speaks authoritatively about radio.
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April 14, 2008



Kudos to KUOW for bringing in some discussion.

I'd love a more interactive Web site - I wonder why all the NPR stations can't pick it up. They seem to be stuck with the generic "PublicBroadcasting.org" mainframe - from KUOW, to KXOT (duh), to KPLU to those outside western Washington - NW Public Radio, Boise State Radio, KUER.

At least OPB (especially as opbnews dot org) and KCPW in Salt Lake City has several of the features you mention above- have for years.


I have my favorite NPR shows but get most of them on KUOW...but both feature shows that tend toward old hippie..not that there's anything wrong with that! Seems they could get a UW tech student to update their website for a bit of workstudy credit.


My impression of the show: A non-event.

Goldy obviously had the most 'on-air presence' with his ease and talk show host experience. [Sounded like host 'cringed' and lowered his voice whenever he had to idendify Goldy with 'Horsesass.Com'] Eric came across as a typical academic, very articulate and University-versed. The other blogger (from Whitman County) and lady who was a recent UW grad were almost indescernible. I would suggest KUOW invest more of their coffers in audio enhancement for phone-line guests. Bottom-line: I should have remained on the Dave Ross Show.

joanie hussein for obama

Doesn't adding site amenities require paing for a webmaster or two?

I also wonder to what degree the on-air personalities may not want the extra job of keeping up with blog duties. Takes time.

As a teacher, I've been encouraged to start putting a lot more online and I need another couple of hours a day to do what everybody would like me to do.

Seems to me that for the money and perhaps for the energy level I currently hear on KUOW, they may be just fine with the status quo.

Besides, seems like public radio should be a little stuffy. Their mission isn't to rile people up or blow the socks of anyone but to deliver an intellectually stimulating and informative product. I think they might be doing that.

Although, most people I know that listen to KUOW seem more proud of the fact that they listen to public radio than that they have a clue about what's going on anywhere else...

joanie hussein for obama

Well, Randi's hot today. She's right on target. Glad she's back.

Isn't it funny that a man who grew up in a family with a single mom is being described as an elitist?

Such propaganda. And it works.

I wonder if KUOW is going to talk about it? (Just trying to stay on topic, Michael.)

howie in seattle

Why does Scher usually sound like he's on downers? Is he bored, or just not that interested? Maybe it's Seattle cool. Maybe his audience of bored house-spouses like that. Maybe he's just too damn comfortable.

joanie hussein for obama

Scher looks like Kevin McCarthy, ne'er-do-well actor and brother of noted novelist, Mary McCarthy.


I thought that was Leonard Cohen

joanie hussein for obama

Are you serious? No, Cohen was Suzanne's lover. Remember?

Besides, McCarthy was born in Seattle. Check out Wiki - I just did. She's related to "Preston" of Preston, Gates, et al. I didn't know that.

Cohen was Canadian. I did know that.

C'mon, J'Hove, aren't you enjoying a premier performance by Malloy tonight? He should be mandatory listening by the bitter rightwingers on this blog.

Just read an autopsy report on one of our torture victims.


joanie hussein for obama

I just heard Dana Perino say that Bush has established a bond with the Pope.

The head torturer has bonded with the head of the predator church.



Hmmmmmmm... Could it be?

Bla'Ms shot of Goldy and Herr Earling


Earling as Bill O'Reilly's podcast mannequin?

David Albright

Steve Scher is a terrible host. Every show he asks at least one stupid question like the 'blogoshpere' one you mentioned. He never follows up interesting comments with relevent questions, and he doesn't seems to know much about any of the topics they discuss on the show. I don't know his name but the guy who hosts 'the conversation' is a million times better.


MF: HA! (As Chris Matthews would say...)
And for any "old hippie" types (thanks, Sparklette) "dead tree" media is newspapers, magazines, books, etc. and "legacy media" is media that is considered "old," such as radio, television, and especially newspapers. With legacy media, the receiver does not contribute or interact with the content and remains totally passive.


Luke Burbank's gay overture towards Shawn is getting realy annoying, even if they were out of the closet gays and loud and proud I'd still ask politely that Luke not refer to Shawn as Shawnie and that he not constantly tell him how "amazing" he looks. Luke purports to have a girlfriend so it's all very awkward to hear.

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