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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Wild for the Weather (and the Channel)

When the Weather Channel launched in 1982, many wondered skeptically if there would be much of an audience for 24 hours of weather reports. In fact, the channel attracts about 85 million viewers a month. Among them is Doug Olson, a sixth-grade teacher on Bainbridge Island, across Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington. Listen [...]

Washington State’s Aging Ferries

Millions ride the the Washington state ferry system each year. The largest such system in the nation is aging and running into problems — and trying to stay afloat. Listen here.