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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:58:38 +0000KUOW’s RadioActive youth producer Rachel Lam was on the front lines at Standing Rock, North Dakota last week, where thousands of people are protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers says they have to leave their biggest camp by Monday, December 5. Lam, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, says she went because she "felt compelled to witness the largest gathering of Native nations in history rallying for treaty and human rights." She watched demonstrators, who call themselves water protectors, try to pray at Lakota burial sites blocked by law enforcement officers. Lam asked some of the 'water protectors' - Cheyenne, Gros-Ventre, Athabaskan, Diné, Shoshone, Spokane, Blackfeet, Lakota, Paiute, Choctow and non-Native people - what they want to say to law enforcement. Listen to what they said: RadioActive Youth Media is KUOW's program for youth age 16 to 20ish. Listen to RadioActive stories, subscribe to the RadioActive podcast and stay in touch on Facebook and
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:28:20 +0000I want to highlight a good deed that someone has done this Christmas season. Someone stole Christmas decorations from Seattle's famous Candy Cane Lane in Ravenna.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:00:07 +0000On hot summer Fridays, workers from the software company Tableau gather at a dock and jump in the water.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:24:55 +0000Levi Guerra, a Vancouver, Washington elector has said that she will join the “Hamilton electors” and not vote for Donald Trump. Washington state has 12 electors who should be voting for Hillary Clinton since she won the popular vote in the state.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:07:25 +0000Know your rights. That’s the topic many post-election community meetings with immigrants and refugees around Seattle, and around the country.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:07:37 +0000When Seattle artist Lucia Neare heard who won the election last month, she was despondent. Neare walked out of her home in the Central District and across the street to a traffic circle. There, she unleashed a full-throttled howl of despair into the night.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:07:34 +0000Amy Kastelin was at the U.S. Bank in Ballard this week when another customer yelled at a teller. “Go back to where you came from,” the customer told the bank worker.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:12:59 +0000The Ignite series brings locals together to share ideas, inspirations and understanding in a rapid-fire, accessible format. The program was invented here, and you’re invited. Ignite Seattle 31 took place on November 17 at Town Hall Seattle. Sonya Harris recorded the talks. Scott Berkun was the emcee.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:13 +0000A steady stream of people came to Tacoma Police headquarters Thursday. They came to pay tribute to the officer who was shot to death Wednesday while responding to a domestic dispute.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:59:00 +0000A Tacoma Police Officer is dead — as is the man suspected of shooting him. The officer had been called to a house over domestic violence. We'll tell you how officers are trained to deescalate those situations and just how difficult that is. Also, the student body president of Seattle University comes out as an undocumented immigrant. And Grammy nominee Brandi Carlile, coming to our studio from her home in Maple Valley, recalls her Pike Place Market busking days and her love for Seattle grunge. Listen to the full show above or check out one of the stories: Why are domestic violence calls so dangerous for police officers?Seattle University's student body president is undocumented. And he's not staying silent any moreLocal legend Brandi Carlile: 'Artists don't go where it is easy'
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:55:08 +0000Bill Radke talks to King County Sheriff John Urquhart about the details surrounding the shooting death of a Tacoma police officer. The officer was responding to a domestic violence call, the most common calls that lead to an officer's death. Urquhart discusses the particular challenges of domestic violence calls and why they carry such a risk for everyone involved.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:36:35 +0000For most of his life, Carlos Rodriguez had a secret. But after this year's presidential election, he decided the time for silence was over. So, on November 18, he wrote a letter to his fellow students at Seattle University.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:34:16 +0000"I am really upset with Trump voters right now," local legend Brandi Carlile told KUOW’s Bill Radke. "I’m a little concerned as to why they are [Trump supporters], but I am listening."
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:25:22 +0000Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has some advice for his supporters in Seattle on working with backers of President-elect Donald Trump. Sanders told a packed crowd at University Methodist Church on Wednesday night that both groups share similar concerns.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:52:23 +0000Kim Malcolm talks with attorney Karol Brown about how President Elect Donald Trump's proposed immigration policies could affect immigrants living in Washington state. Brown is an immigration attorney with World One Law Group in Bellevue.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:31:36 +0000Small businesses outside Seattle are preparing for a higher minimum wage starting in January. Voters approved an increase in the state minimum to $13.50 over four years.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:27:50 +0000Another member of the electoral college from Washington state plans to vote for a Republican. That's even though Washington's 12 electors should be voting for Hillary Clinton since she won the state. But this elector has joined a movement to divert votes away from President-elect Donald Trump.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:18:05 +0000Comedian Hari Kondabulo was a social justice organizer here. Now Donald Trump is president elect, and Hari's coming back to town with a mix of comedy and politics. Also, Canada has approved shipping much more oil from the Alberta tar sands through the Salish Sea and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. What kind of fight will ensue? And when a Seattle skyscraper goes up, first they dig dirt out. Where does it all go? Turns it out it goes full circle. Listen to the full show above or check out one of the stories: Trump to leave businesses, but is it enough to avoid conflicts?More oil tankers could be headed our wayA Cuban-American family's complex feelings about Fidel Castro
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:17:35 +0000Bill Radke speaks with Wall Street Journal White House reporter Damian Paletta about Donald Trump's announcement that he'll leave his global business empire.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:17:33 +0000Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a major expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the expansion Tuesday. It could mean a large increase in the number of oil tankers going through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.