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Seek immediate shelter and listen to this week's news

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:07:49 +0000

This week, a woman revealed graphic details about her date with comedian Aziz Ansari, and it has women discussing reasons why they don't always say "hell no" and walk out the door. Also, should a Seattle Congressmember attend the State of the Union address despite her opinion of President Trump?


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/WIR_20180119.mp3




Where is Amazon headed? Let's go to the (dart) board

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:00:00 +0000

Amazon has released its list of 20 finalists for the company's next headquarters. Many of the chosen don't come as big surprises: Chicago, Boston, New York, etc. But then there were cities like Miami and Indianapolis that made us ask, what are you doing on this map?


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/PRD_S1EP5.75_1.mp3




Amazon releases its 20 favorites for HQ2

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:36:55 +0000

Amazon announced the 20 cities it's now considering to be the company's next headquarters. Carolyn Adolf, co-host of KUOW's podcast, Prime(d) talks us through the choices.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/NEWS_20180118_Amazon.mp3




Sure, things are stressful. But how’s the Constitution?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:03:17 +0000

The political climate in the United States is marked by ultra-partisanship. So it’s a good time to ask, how’s the Constitution holding up? A recent event brought together two people with a depth of political and jurisprudent experience to explore that question.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/sforum_01182018_stress_test_podcast.mp3




What’s new this year at the Seattle Women’s March

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:36:34 +0000

Thousands of people – maybe tens of thousands, according to the city of Seattle — are expected at the second Women’s March in Seattle this Saturday.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/NEWS_20180119_Fox_WomensMarch.mp3




Seattle, Tacoma and 216 other cities won't be getting Amazon HQ2

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:27:52 +0000

So Amazon won't be building HQ2 in Seattle. Honestly, it was a long shot. But where the company's second headquarters and its 100,000 jobs will go is still anybody's guess. Bill Radke talks with KUOW's Carolyn Adolph and Geekwire's Todd Bishop about the 20 cities that still have a shot.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/RECORD_20180118_AMAZONHQ2.mp3




Advice for Amtrak derailment survivors, from someone who knows what it's like.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:02:34 +0000

Josh Gotbaum is used to helping people. He worked on disaster relief efforts in the Clinton administration, helped bring Hawaiian Airlines back from bankruptcy, and served as founding CEO of The September 11th Fund. But on May 12th, 2015, the helper became the helped when the train he was on came off the tracks.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/0118_Amtrak.mp3




The Record: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:54:37 +0000

On today's show we get local reaction to the hint Amazon has given us as to which city will be their new second headquarters. Also, Amtrak promises to pay for the fatal derailment near Tacoma. They'll pay medical expenses and cleanup. But a man who was on a derailed Amtrak train three years ago says our local victims are in for a rude awakening. And should Seattle get rid of on-street parking downtown to make room for dedicated bus lanes so buses become fast, so you won't want a car, so you won't need parking?


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/Record_20180118_fullshow.mp3




‘Fouling’ creatures are new suspects in great Atlantic salmon escape

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:24:14 +0000

Washington state officials are looking at some new suspects in the collapse of an Atlantic salmon farm: sea creatures clogging the floating structure’s nets.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/NEWS_20180119_FishFarmFeature.mp3




Should Seattle declare war on parking to fight climate change?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000

Make no mistake: The rising cost and declining amount of on-street parking downtown are part of a much bigger plan to reduce Seattle's carbon footprint .


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/NEWS_20180118_David_Parking_1.mp3




The Record: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:36:17 +0000

We spend most of today's show talking about the recent Babe.com piece about comedian Aziz Ansari. Some see it as sexual assault, some see overreaction, others see not enough reacting. We'll talk it over with Seattle writers Katie Anthony, Erica C. Barnett and Katie Herzog and take your calls.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/RECORD_20180117_FULLSHOW.mp3




What do the Aziz Ansari allegations mean to you?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:38:20 +0000

Recent allegations against actor Aziz Ansari have launched a thousand thinkpieces. Depending on your point of view, this is either a death knell to the #metoo movement or just another link in patriarchy's mighty armor. When local author Katie Anthony first heard the story, her kneejerk reaction was, "Really? That's just a bad date — we've all been on them."


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/0117_katie_anderson.mp3




What I learned from my feminist mom

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:34:51 +0000

Set on the boardwalk at Ocean City, New Jersey, Kevin Craft's poem "Matinee" considers the trajectory of his mother's life, and its effect on his own.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/RECORD_20180117_Poetry.mp3




A doctor's visit with a healthy dose of the giggles

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:28:57 +0000

The news these days just doesn't seem to lighten up and sometimes we need a laugh. That's the specialty of Tita Begashaw, a laughter coach at Harborview Medical Center.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/NEWS_20180117_cm_laughterclub.mp3




How to fight climate change (without being insufferable about it)

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:24:04 +0000

OK, you’re a climate warrior: You take the bus, downtown or to California. You eat vegan. But do you have to be so insufferable about it? Some people don’t have all of the options that you do.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/NEWS_20180116_climate2way.mp3




Rep. Jayapal on why she's boycotting Trump's State of the Union

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:54:11 +0000

Kim Malcolm talks with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Seattle) about why she won't attend President Trump's State of the Union address on January 30.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/NEWS_20180117_SOTU.mp3




The Record: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:41:25 +0000

So you're eating breakfast on Oahu and your phone vibrates. It’s a text, and it says "Emergency Alert. Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." What you would you do next? KUOW's Ann Dornfeld will tell you what she did, and it involves Whole Foods.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/RECORD_20180116_FULLSHOW.mp3




Should Washington be worried about a false missile alert mishap like Hawaii's?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:22:37 +0000

For more than half an hour last Saturday, people thought Hawaii was about to be hit by a ballistic missile after officials mistakenly sent an alert that warned of an attack.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/RECORD_20180116_MISSILEALERT.mp3




She fights for immigrant rights. Now ICE wants to deport her

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:22:09 +0000

Over the years, Seattle area activist Maru Mora-Villalpando has staged many protests to speak out for undocumented families and for immigrants held in the Tacoma detention center.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/NEWS_20180117_Liz_activistICE.mp3




Alien messages or not? Understanding radio waves from deep space

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:19:25 +0000

Bill Radke talks to aerospace and science editor for Geekwire, Alan Boyle , about some mysterious bursts of radio waves coming from three billion light-years away and what he explains what you should do if you find see bits of a space lab falling from the sky .


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2018/01/RECORD_20180116_SPACE.mp3