John & Jeanne in the studio

Behind the scenes with John & Jeanne, first thing in the morning

Supported by Jeanne and I get up at zero-dark-thirty so we can be awake and on the air when you get up and ready for work. We sit in the studio, click through our news feeds on our computers, and chat about what's happening in the Northwest and the world, thinking about what might be...
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Young John and an old radio

Happy National Radio Day!

Supported by Radio fascinated me from the time I was a little kid. I noticed how on summer nights my dad leaned in to the hi-fi in the family room to hear every moment of a Tigers baseball game through the crackle of the static on WJR-AM in my hometown of Detroit. I first heard The...
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Sniffspot: Where Apartment Dogs Who Hate Dog Parks Can Run Free

Supported by When you're a dog owner living in an apartment, the dog park is pretty much your only option for off-leash fun for your pooch. But what if your dog doesn't do well in dog parks? There's a new app for that. Sniffspot matches homeowners with yards/land with dog owners who...
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Coffee Cup

Caffeine Calculator lets you plan your coffee kick

As the song goes, "I love the java jive and it loves me". We all know that too much of a good thing is never a good thing, especially when it comes to caffeine. If you love your coffee but worry about your caffeine intake there's a great new tool to help you sort it all out. But The Coffee Kick...
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Oprah Winfrey

The list you've been waiting for: Oprah's Favorite Things 2018!

Before you start your holiday shopping, there's one list you need to check out for a little guidance and inspiration, and today that list has arrived: Oprah Winfrey just revealed her annual "Favorite Things" list, and it's got a lot going on -- it's the biggest list she's ever put together, with a...
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Freddie MErcury

REVIEW: "Bohemian Rhapsody" and a cool new movie technology

I went to see the new movie Bohemian Rhapsody the other day; it was a special screening at the Regal Thornton Place theatre near Northgate Mall because the Regal people wanted to show off their new ScreenX technology, which they call The premium, panoramic, 270-degree cinema environment that...
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Woman cooling off with a fan

How to keep your house cool without A/C

We wait for this weather every year, then we complain about the heat. Well let's not hear any of that. This is the most epic, beautiful, breathtaking time of year in the Puget Sound area, and for all the whining we do all winter long, we have to take the occasional heat wave along with the blue...
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Dad opening a gift

Countdown to Father's Day: Gifts for the hard-to-buy-for dad

Forget the "World's Greatest Dad" BBQ apron. You can do better than that this year! When I need a dose of all things manly -- clothes, accessories, tools, tech, culture -- I turn, of course, to GQ magazine. Doesn't every man? No? (Okay,, well it's my job to read GQ . I'm on the radio.) Anyway. This...
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Jet cockpit

Listen to the cool, calm, collected woman who landed a damaged 737 and saved 149 lives

I want to give props to the incredible pilot of this Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas yesterday –- the woman who landed the plane with one functioning engine. The other engine basically blew up at 30,000 feet. It sprayed shrapnel into the plane, blew out a window, and killed one of...
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Germs on a desk

The top of your desk is 400 times more disgusting than your toilet seat

I'm not a germophobe, but stories like this totally skeeve me out. Somebody has taken the time to analyze how much bacteria is on common devices and surfaces we use and touch every day -- espcially in our workplaces. And guess what? The surface of your desk, your phone, your computer keyboard...
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