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Nays and hoorays: Seattle responds to Trump's inauguration

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:52:28 +0000

The day started with an inauguration viewing event at Town Hall. And Friday night, Seattle was wrapping up with a big protest at Westlake Park and another at the University of Washington . In between ...

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This week we're translating President Trump's inaugural address with you

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:53:46 +0000

Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States today. We’re asking you, our listeners, to call in and tell us: What did you hear in his inauguration speech?

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I’m undocumented. I’m transgender. I’m Muslim. Seattle teens share worries about Trump era

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:58:51 +0000

The handover of presidential power makes us wonder how the new administration will affect our lives. That's especially true for young people.

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Seattle destroys personal items during homeless camp sweeps, advocates say

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:18:21 +0000

Homeless advocates and two homeless individuals are suing the City of Seattle and the Washington State Department of Transportation over how they treat people's possessions when they clear out homeless encampments.

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Here's why Seattle Rep. Jayapal won't be at Trump's inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:13:38 +0000

Bill Radke talks with Seattle Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about why she'll skip the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

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Why Seattle is giving free legal advice to immigrants on Inauguration Day

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:53:42 +0000

Kim Malcolm talks with Cuc Vu about why the city of Seattle is hosting an event on Inauguration Day to provide free legal advice to immigrants and refugees. Vu directs Seattle's Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

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'Safe injection sites' get thumbs up from county health board

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:49:56 +0000

Supervised drug consumption sites have the approval of King County's Board of Health. On Thursday, the board unanimously endorsed the idea, after a task force on heroin recommended it last year.

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The voters who want Trumpcare

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:11:12 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with Seaview resident Nansen Malin about how health insurance motivated her vote for Donald Trump. Rising costs and falling quality led Malin to support the candidate vowing a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. She thinks that the incoming administration is her only hope for relief.

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As Trump rises to power, an undocumented family braces for impact

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:51:07 +0000

We picked the school as our meeting place. Victor has worked as a custodian at this junior high for several years. It’s in a suburb of Seattle, near his home. He also runs a landscaping business on the side. Victor’s also not his real name. We’re using a pseudonym because he’s undocumented.

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Why writer Ijeoma Oluo won't be at the Womxn's March in Seattle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:12:01 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle-based writer Ijeoma Oluo about why she's not attending or speaking at the Womxn's March in Seattle Friday.

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The Record: Thursday, Jan 19, Full Show

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:42:04 +0000

When Barack Obama began his presidency, Democrats complained that Republicans weren't giving him a chance. Now another new president is being inaugurated and Seattle's new Democratic Congresswoman is skipping it. She'll tell you why. Another way to oppose a presidency is to write a song. We'll play you some local protest music and ask whether protest music matters anymore. And you'll meet the woman the University of Washington calls its highest risk researcher because she's treating people who want to kill themselves. Listen to the full show above or check out a list of our stories.

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Does protest music matter anymore?

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:36:49 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with music critics Charles Cross and Gina Arnold about what makes a good protest song. They also discussed how protest music has changed over the decades.

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Dear Son, I'm sorry you like Trump. And other letters to loved ones

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:25:12 +0000

On the eve of the Trump administration, we asked you to write your loved ones. These are those letters.

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What then shall we do? West Coast solutions to homelessness

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:31:58 +0000

Back in 2005 Seattle announced a 10-year plan to end homelessness. That plan failed . The One Night Count of unsheltered homeless people in King County made in 2006 totaled 1,946. That total increased to 4,505 in 2016. What to do? Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray and San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee grapple with that question on a daily basis. Both are keenly aware of the reality of homelessness, and serious about finding solutions.

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Trump inspires new era of Northwest protest music

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:40:20 +0000

Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along the Mexico border has inspired plenty of protest. Including a song by Portland-based musician Kyle Craft, “Before the Wall ." “It's just one big question,” Craft said, asking “what does that wall represent, not only to people inside of it, but outside of it?”

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Recycled rubber in artificial turf doesn't appear to cause cancer, state says

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:26:10 +0000

Washington state health officials say artificial turf that contains crumb rubber does not appear to cause cancer. Crum rubber is commonly made from old tires.

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How do Seattle youth feel about a President Trump? Disbelief, stress, and for some, relief

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:56:26 +0000

"The day of the election, I felt like I was not wanted in this country. Period." "Trump actually, I believe, cares about people." "It is real. This is not a nightmare."

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Seattle renters: It’s not better in Marysville

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 22:42:10 +0000

Marysville is the fastest growing big city in Western Washington. In part that’s due to people leaving the Seattle housing market to find more affordable housing in a place a commutable distance away.

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Emojis show food safety ratings in King County

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:14:32 +0000

People eating out in King County now have a new way to compare restaurants. King County Public Health began phasing in new food safety rating signs Tuesday. Instead of a pass/fail system or traditional letter grades, you'll start to see emojis hanging in restaurant windows.

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Uber sues Seattle over organized union effort

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:36:28 +0000

The global ride-hailing company Uber is suing the city of Seattle. Uber is challenging new city rules that allow for-hire drivers to unionize.

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