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This week we're exposing you to a lot of views

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:30:36 +0000

Did Governor Jay Inslee and Bill Bryant change any minds during this week's gubernatorial debate? What are the arguments for and against spending $54 billion on Sound Transit 3? And this week, Seattle teachers, students and parents wore Black Lives Matter shirts to class - what did we learn? Finally, should presidential candidates be doing stand-up comedy?

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Rich Seattle votes more than Tukwila: one effort to turn that around

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:33:24 +0000

Amina Ahmed faces an uphill battle on a breezy Saturday morning in a neighborhood straddling Tukwila and SeaTac: She's running a voter registration drive. Ahmed is up against power and influence in American politics. The wealthy have it. And they also vote at much higher rates.

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What does a booming Seattle mean for young people?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:17:21 +0000

By definition, growing pains are the problems that are experienced as something grows larger or more successful -- and there's no doubt that Seattle has been experiencing that in recent years. But has this city really become more successful? And what do these changes mean for young people?

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Three arrested for oil pipeline 'sabotage' in Skagit County include two filmmakers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:14:20 +0000

Three people were arraigned in Skagit County Superior Court Thursday on charges related to Oct. 11 demonstrations against oil pipelines. A lawyer said two of those people are journalists who did nothing to warrant the criminal charges.

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White people, it's time to realize you're white. And that matters

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:46:31 +0000

According to the 2010 census, Seattle is 69 percent white. That means, if you're reading this, you are most likely a white person. But is that how you see yourself in the world? Aren't you just a human being like everyone else? That line of thinking is deeply rooted in racism, says Robin DiAngelo. She studies whiteness and developed the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative Anti-Racism training. She herself is white.

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Did you watch the gubernatorial debate? Don't worry, we'll catch you up.

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:33:03 +0000

Bill Radke talks with Northwest News Network reporter Anna King about what incumbent Governor Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant sparred over in the third and final debate.

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The Record: Thursday, Oct 20th, Full Show

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:29:48 +0000

Today we have the latest on the presidential campaign with New York Times columnist Tim Egan. Also, local teachers wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts Wednesday, we'll hear teachers and students discussing that. And is that conversation about race enough? Or do white people have to give something up for the cause of racial equity?

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Yes, I’m from China. And yes those people are my parents

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:48:57 +0000

When I was younger I was open about being adopted. During show-and-tell in preschool, I shared moon cakes with my classmates to celebrate Chinese New Year. My parents were with me to explain to everyone that I was born in China and adopted at 10 months old.

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Bellevue no longer a majority white city

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:07:20 +0000

When Mark Manuel’s family moved to Washington State in 1991, Bellevue had a certain reputation. “All I can remember about Bellevue growing up was, it’s white and it’s rich, you know, there’s no real reason to go across the bridge,” said Manuel.

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The names have been changed to protect the innocent, but Maria Semple is talking about you, Seattle

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:05:34 +0000

If you don’t already love Maria Semple’s Seattle-brewed writing, her new work may pull you in. Just one day in the life of protagonist Eleanor Flood will likely leave you wanting more.

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Fact-checking Sound Transit 3 debate: Who's right?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:07:13 +0000

A lot of claims are floating around in the public relations struggle over the $54 billion Sound Transit 3 proposal that voters will decide Nov. 8. Who's right? This week, ST3 supporter Shefali Ranganathan of Transportation Choices Coalition and detractor Maggie Fimia of Smarter Transit debated on KUOW's "The Record."

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How to find a playdate for your trans child

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:35:01 +0000

Worrying about your kid's social life is part of being a parent. And it’s not always easy. Especially if you are raising a transgender child. In this episode Marlo Mack shares the challenges of finding a play date for her transgender daughter.

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Millenials registered in droves in Washington, but will they vote?

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:59:35 +0000

Election officials are calling it a watershed year for voters in Washington. Roughly 4.2 million people are registered to vote, a record for Washington state. That represents 83 percent of all the people eligible to vote in Washington, according to an outside researcher and the Secretary of State.

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The scariest thing about heroin? 'You're gonna love it'

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:16:51 +0000

When she was 10 years old, Alyssa Gaudinier found the spot where her parents hid the alcohol. The moment it touched her lips, she was addicted to that escape.

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Tacoma's 'drunk teacher' watched her shame go viral. Then she killed herself

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:49:48 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with Tacoma News Tribune columnist Matt Driscoll about the sad story of Tacoma kindergarten teacher Klara Bowman, who became infamous as 'Drunk Teacher.'

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Vaugh Palmer loves us, but he doesn't love Canada's love letter to the U.S.

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:31:58 +0000

Bill Radke talks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about what Washington state can learn about British Columbia's carbon tax, and why Palmer was not completely on board with the video love letter some Canadians made for the U.S.

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Local teachers say #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:25:39 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with reporter Ann Dornfeld about the 2,000 teachers who wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts to schools Wednesday in both Seattle and the Highline District. Dornfeld discusses the racial equality lesson plans the teachers created and some of the concerns parents had about the day.

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The sad story that taught Judge Judith Hightower a humbling lesson

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:25:13 +0000

The woman had been booked into King County Jail for driving with a suspended license. When she appeared between Judge Judith Hightower, she asked her to be released because she had to get home in time for her 10-year-old boy.

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The Record: Wednesday, Oct 19th, Full Show

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:14:31 +0000

Seattle public school teachers are wearing black lives matter T-shirts today. Besides the shirts, what's that classroom conversation like? And how should white parents talk to kids about racism? Also, why are there so many rats in Seattle -- a listener asks and we answer. And we'll talk to a Canadian, which feels especially nice this week.

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Why are there so many rats in Seattle?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:50:34 +0000

Seattle has a rat problem. Households here reported signs of rats at twice the national average, according to the 2013 American Housing survey. That’s meant good business for Adam Truitt, owner of Pest Fighter.

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