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The Record: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:35:38 +0000

Seattle is having a crazy restaurant boom — there are more than 2,600 restaurants in the Seattle area, up 25 percent from a decade ago. So why are so many restaurant owners feeling high anxiety? We'll talk it over with Seattle Times food writer Bethany Jean Clement and Brandon Pettit, owner of Seattle’s Delancey and Dino's Tomato Pie.

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Driving on Thanksgiving? Here's how to avoid gridlock

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:15:11 +0000

Kim Malcolm talks with Lisa Van Cise about the heavy traffic that drivers can expect over Thanksgiving weekend. Van Cise is a spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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Lawrence O’Donnell reflects on echoes of a historically tragic year

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:15:26 +0000

Author and political commentator Lawrence O’Donnell was a teenager in 1968. He recalls the time in some detail. He was coming of age as someone drawn to politics and directly affected by the Vietnam War.

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The Record: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:58:50 +0000

At a public school where parents can afford to give big, should the PTA be able to pour in as much money as it wants? Or should they have to share that money with other schools? We'll talk about the idea of PTA equity with KUOW's Ann Dornfeld and OPB's Rob Manning.

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How predators use ignorance to justify their behavior

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:40:55 +0000

Bill Radke talks with Lili Loofbourow, culture critic for The Week about The Myth of the Male Bumbler .

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Business 'head tax' back on the table in Seattle

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:33:15 +0000

Seattle's City Council wants to bring back its "head tax" proposal — and soon. The idea is to tax the city's largest businesses based on their number of employees.

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The secret history of Biosphere 2 | terrestrial

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +0000

What if you looked at the world around you, saw where things are headed on this planet and said to yourself, you know what? I want to start fresh. A group of scientists did just that — but things didn’t go as planned.

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Thanksgiving for every wrong move. 'Pie & Whiskey' writers get saucy in Seattle

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:17:43 +0000

It’s Thanksgiving week, and among the many things one might be thankful for, pie and whiskey could be high on your list. A group of writers led by Kate Lebo and Sam Ligon certainly thought so. They thought so much of that duo that they created the anthology “ Pie & Whiskey: Writers under the Influence of Butter & Booze.”

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The Record: Monday, November 20, 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:47:17 +0000

Land of the free, home of the easily swayed? Studio 360 host and author Kurt Andersen will tell you how this country has always swallowed fake news, all the way back to its colonist beginnings. He's written a new book called "Fantasyland."

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Report: Seattle's homeless crisis isn't for lack of money

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:26:04 +0000

Last week, Seattle’s leaders rejected a proposed head tax on big business, with the money going to pay for homeless services. But an investigation by the Puget Sound Business Journal found the homelessness crisis isn’t being driven by a lack of money — there’s more than $1 billion spent annually on services for the homeless.

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How 'insane' was campaign spending this year on Seattle's Eastside? Try $180 a vote

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:23:14 +0000

How much is your vote worth? It all depends where you live. If you had the right address on Seattle’s Eastside, it was worth $180 this year.

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Seattle city departments blew off this racial equity work — why?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:43:36 +0000

In 2014 Mayor Ed Murray ordered all City of Seattle departments to apply a racial equity lens to their work. But an examination by KUOW shows the response was less than robust. While some departments did the work in 2015, others provided incomplete versions of what are called “racial equity toolkits.” A quarter of city departments didn’t do the work at all that year.

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'Civic Saturday' inspires a renewed appreciation of the rights and duties of citizenship

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:18:52 +0000

Do we teach civics anymore? Technically, yes, in the public school systems of all 50 states. We often call it government. But are these courses fulfilling the spirit of our country’s founding when it comes to civic responsibility? Thomas Jefferson had something like this in mind: “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

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This week we're counting down the days to a new mayor

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:35:24 +0000

Seattle mayor-elect Jenny Durkan assembles her transition team, and the City Council rejects a head tax on big Seattle businesses – for now. We'll cover the latest from City Hall as Durkan's swearing-in fast approaches.

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Should wealthy PTAs have to share funds with poorer schools?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:21:45 +0000

It was dark and rainy in most of Seattle. But inside a glittering event space, hundreds of middle-aged, mostly-white Madison Park residents were dressed for summer: Men in bright seersucker suits and saddle shoes. Women in sherbet-colored silk dresses and matching hats with plumage.

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The Record: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:44:11 +0000

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent nearly a year living aboard the International Space Station so we could learn what that would do to his mind and body. He's in our studio to tell us about it.

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What does it mean for a university to offer sanctuary?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:19:57 +0000

The University of Washington is facing a test of what it means to be a so-called sanctuary campus. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has detained a UW student. He’s the first student detainee that the university knows about. KUOW race and equity reporter Liz Jones reported the story ; The Record host Bill Radke sat down with Liz to learn more.

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Where did all of the escaped Atlantic salmon go?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:51:35 +0000

Bill Radke talks to Lynda Mapes, environment reporter for The Seattle Times , about where all of the nearly 100,000 escaped Atlantic salmon went and what lawmakers in Olympia plan to do about it.

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With less than two weeks until swearing-in, Durkan sets priorities

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:41:41 +0000

Seattle mayor-elect Jenny Durkan greeted her 61-member transition team at a meeting at McCaw Hall Thursday. Members gave her a standing ovation after her introduction by former King County Executive Ron Sims, who said he is “ecstatic” about Durkan’s win.

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What’s really going on? Brooke Gladstone helps sort fact from fiction

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:36:32 +0000

If you’re a regular listener to WNYC’s On The Media , you know that Brooke Gladstone is a force in journalism. You hear her commitment to accurate, nuanced reporting and analysis in everything that show does. She won’t accept any nonsense, even from her co-host, Bob Garfield.

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