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spark museum
Bellingham's SPARK Museum features an amazing collection of artifacts from the earliest era of electrical invention up through the radio era.
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vanishing ice
Art historian and curator Barbara Matilsky has created an exhibit for the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham called "Vanishing Ice," that looks at climate change through the eyes of painters and photographers.
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reinventing the toilet
To improve sanitation for 2.5 billion people worldwide, the Gates Foundation challenged researchers to re-invent the toilet and held a toilet fair on their campus.
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bizarre phobias
Alektorophobia, pluviophobia, coulrophobia? Profiling some of the most bizarre phobias, including fear of trees, puppets, chickens and clowns.
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the bug chef
Ever eaten a bug on a dare? David George Gordon, bug cookbook author, shows PIE how insects can be prepared and eaten as good-for-you food.
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the real seahawk
The bird represented in the Seattle Seahawks' logo may not be a seahawk after all. Ornithology Curator John Klicka from the Burke Museum of Natual History and Culture shows us the real bird our team is probably named after.
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space store secret mission
Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. will sell you dark matter or a map of the known universe, but will it share its secret mission? [Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company]
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film: space bar
What really happened when man first landed on the moon? Find out, as told in this short film from Nicholas Hogan and the Vancouver Film School. [Vancouver Film School]
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aboard the shuttle
Before any astronaut could fly on the space shuttle, they had to train on the FFT — the Full Fuselage Space Shuttle Trainer, now located at the Museum of Flight and open to non-astronaut visitors. [Museum of Flight]
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eraser
A technological journey through the mind, by director James Reeves.
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digging in the dirt
Burke curator Laura Phillips shows us archaeological treasures unearthed in downtown Seattle.
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bad to the bone
Curator Ron Eng uncovers the Burke's incredible fossil collection, from dinosaur bones, to one million-year-old salmon, to previously undiscovered species of northwest whales.
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mushroom maynia
Mushroom picking is a popular hobby, but if you are not careful you might end up in the ER. Presenting advice from Puget Sound Mycological Society and a preview of Mushroom Maynia Day.
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seal sitters
When baby seals come ashore alone, people sometimes think they're sick or dead. Meet the small army of volunteers who leap into action to protect the resting pups.
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zoo critters
Wild Cuteness in captivity, featuring the most adorable critters from the Woodland Park Zoo.
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springs, sprockets & pulleys
Steve Gergerich's "overlooked common objects" become magical works of art. We get into Vancouver Science World's latest exhibit and explore the principles of simple mechanical motion.
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photo 51
The woman scientist who discovered the shape of DNA never got the credit. Learn her story in a new play at Seattle Repertory Theatre. [ Visit the Seattle Rep. ]
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spark museum
2.20.3
spark museum
vanishing ice
2.14.2
vanishing ice
reinventing the toilet
2.8.3
reinventing the toilet
bizarre phobias
2.5.6
bizarre phobias
the bug chef
2.4.3
the bug chef
the real seahawk
2.3.4
the real seahawk
space store secret mission
2.1.6
space store secret mission
film: space bar
2.1.3
film: space bar
aboard the shuttle
2.1.2
aboard the shuttle
eraser
1.13.6
eraser
digging in the dirt
1.13.7
digging in the dirt
bad to the bone
1.13.3
bad to the bone
mushroom maynia
1.8.5
mushroom maynia
seal sitters
1.6.4
seal sitters
zoo critters
1.6.5
zoo critters
springs, sprockets & pulleys
1.4.4
springs, sprockets & pulleys
photo 51
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photo 51

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Bill Radke is the sort of person who has an entry on Wikipedia, but he's not the sort of person who makes a big deal out of it.

He is a familiar voice to the Northwest radio audience for his work at local stations KUOW and KIRO-FM. National radio audiences last encountered Bill's uniquely off-center take during his time hosting Marketplace Morning Report. Previously he co-hosted Weekend America and created the topical satire show Rewind.

In addition to his work in radio, Bill is a stand-up comic and took first place in the 1992 Seattle International Comedy Festival. He wrote essays to accompany photographs for the book "Seattle" and produced a series of podcasts, which sounds like something to do with fishing, but isn't.