You'll have to read it to believe it. KUOW has fired/let go UW professor Cliff Mass. If you're not familiar with Professor Mass (he of the perfect radio voice), he did a regular feature on Friday mornings about the upcoming weather in the Puget Sound. He usually added some kind of science feature to his work and it was usually related to the weather/science. I actually didn't hear him do this all that much. He was usually on between 3-5 minutes.
But I guess sometimes he talked about fuzzy math. (He was part of a small group that successfully sued the district over the math curriculum only to later have it reversed on appeal.) And I guess that made some people (like UW which owns KUOW) mad.
Read about it at his blog and how he matches it to the firing of Principal Floe. He makes some very strong points about how other "regulars," who are on much longer also provide commentary.
If you like Professor Mass' work on KUOW, I urge you to consider boycotting KUOW and letting them know (1) how unfair this is and (2) how much you enjoy his work. If you feel as strongly, as I do, please let your family, friends,co-workers and neighbors know as well.
KUOW News Director:
Guy Nelson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair of UW Board:
Allen Steinman: email@example.com
Wayne Roth, KUOW President and CEO