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Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:21:50 +0000


What does homelessness look like on the Eastside?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:01:58 +0000

Bill Radke talks with David Bowling, and Derek Wentorf about homelessness in East King County. David Bowling is Executive Director of Congregations for the Homeless. Derek Wentorf is Director of Homeless Youth Services at Friends of Youth.

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The Record: Tuesday, April 25, Full Show

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:40:16 +0000

Californians talk about seceding from the USA. What if King County spun off Seattle? We'll talk to a state senator who doesn't think Auburn should have to pay for Seattle's foolishness. Also, Garfield High School is accused of breaking the rules to recruit football players. We'll talk to the reporter who broke the story. And you'll meet Seattle filmmaker from Vladivostok who was inspired by a secret TV channel where Russian voice actors made Hollywood come alive.

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Garfield High School football under investigation for recruitment of Texas teens

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:27:51 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle Times education reporter Claudia Rowe about an investigation into improper recruitment practices by the Garfield High School football team. Rowe reports on two teens from Texas who were brought up to play football for Garfield but given little support and sent back to Texas after the football season was over.

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People in the Puget Sound watched a boat hit a whale

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:51:11 +0000

Bill Radke talks to Jake Beattie, the executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center, about the recent incident where a boat ran into a gray whale. Beattie explains why boat may mistakenly run into whales, how often it happens and what could have prevented this crash.

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New rule: Detained kids must see a lawyer before speaking to cops

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:36:00 +0000

Young people who are detained by law enforcement in King County can no longer waive their right to an attorney on their own. On Monday, the King County Council unanimously approved a motion meant to ensure that young people in custody are fully informed when deciding whether to talk to law enforcement.

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Cops shouldn't handle discipline in WA schools, ACLU says

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:55:21 +0000

Police are handling routine discipline issues in many Washington schools – sometimes even arresting children — finds a new study from the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington.

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Rachel Dolezal 'erases black women.' Ijeoma Oluo takes the conversation back

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:11:31 +0000

Bill Radke talks to Ijeoma Oluo, local writer and editor at large of The Establishment , about her interview with Rachel Dolezal for The Stranger and why Oluo hopes it will be the last conversation she has on the topic.

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The Record: Monday, April 24, Full Show

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:24:32 +0000

Rachel Dolezal is the dormer Spokane NAACP leader who for years passed as black despite being born to white parents. Seattle writer Ijeoma Ouluo didn't want to write about her, didn't want to meet her certainly, didn't want to sit in Dolezal's kitchen and look at her art. But she did and she'll tell you what she learned. And, when you're out whale watching you want to see something spectacular, but some people got more of a show then they wanted.

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State legislature to hammer out budget, education details during special session

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:08:45 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with KUOW Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins about the special legislative session that began today in the state's capitol. The legislature needs to hammer out a state budget before the June 30 deadline. Also, lawmakers must come to an agreement on how to fully fund education in the state.

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Seattle's business community find little to be excited about in Mayoral race

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:05:11 +0000

Bill Radke talks to Emily Parkhurst , editor in chief of the Puget Sound Business Journal about how the Seattle business community feels about the candidates who are running for mayor of Seattle.

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He fled anti-Semitism in Russia. Now he plays for Seattle Symphony

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:44:39 +0000

America has been called a nation of immigrants. If that’s the case, then Seattle Symphony is a quintessentially American orchestra.

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Seattle attorney behind Dreamer case is a Dreamer himself

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:16:06 +0000

Seattle area immigration attorney Luis Cortes knew this was a case he had to take.

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Why I'm Marching for Science in Seattle (despite the risk)

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:55:36 +0000

David Montgomery, a science professor and MacArthur Genius award winner at the University of Washington, told KUOW why he's marching for science on Saturday.

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How far do Seattleites have to go for some GD sun?!

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:51:20 +0000

This winter was one of the rainiest winters on record in Seattle. That got KUOW listener Tom Donnelly wondering, “How far from Seattle would you have to travel to get a full day of sunshine?" We too were desperate to know.

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Week In Review: Mayoral race, West Seattle trees, bugs for lunch

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:26:32 +0000

This week the man accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually abusing him when he was 15 has revealed his identity. D.H. is Delvonn Heckard, a 46-year-old Kent man. Murray once again denied ever having a sexual relationship with Heckard. Meanwhile, Seattle's mayoral race just grew by two candidates. Former mayor Mike McGinn announced he will be running along with waterfront activist Cary Moon.

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Mayor Murray floats income tax on Seattle's big earners

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:11:48 +0000

Mayor Ed Murray says he'll propose an income tax on Seattle's highest earners. That puts him in company with at least one of his challengers for re-election.

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Staff cuts underway at the EPA

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:35:05 +0000

The Trump administration has started hiring for federal agencies, but not at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to internal documents obtained by KUOW. Trump proposed cutting the environmental agency's budget by 31 percent, more than at any major federal agency, and scrapping 56 programs there, including funding for Puget Sound restoration.

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The Record: Thursday, April 20, Full Show

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:40:42 +0000

It's coming up: April 29. That symbolic milestone is of the first 100 days in office. Congressmember Pramila Jayapal represents the Seattle area in the House of Representatives. She's in our studio and took your questions. Plus, you'll hear some modern protest music, and will a bag of soon-to-be-legal Canadian marijuana be cheaper than what you could buy on the black market?

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What is protest music anymore?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:26:46 +0000

Bill Radke speaks with NPR music writer Ann Powers about the current state of protest music. Powers is moderating a panel discussing politics and music at The Pop Conference 2017 happening at MoPop this weekend. Also joining the conversation is local poet, songwriter and singer for the band The Flavr Blue, Hollis Wong Wear.

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Sandbox Radio entertainment comes in like a lion

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:46:38 +0000

Since 2011, the people behind Sandbox Radio have been putting together live performances of the kind of variety show you don’t hear much these days. There’s comedy, drama, sound effects and music — all percolating up from the minds and talents of local artists and featured guests.

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