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Welcome KUOW's Summer 2016 RadioActive Youth Producers

Jul 22, 2016
Summer 2016 RadioActive youth producers
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KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media is proud to offer our summer journalism workshop. Eight teens, aged 16-18, will spend six weeks learning what it means to be a journalist.

During that time, they'll gain the skills to create radio stories. They'll do all of the research, interviews, writing, voicing and editing to produce their own feature stories and podcasts on topics of their choice.

Ross Reynolds, host, Knute Berger and Erica C. Barnett, both writers and Ron Sims, former King County executive.
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Donald Trump officially became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee this week. We’ll recap the Republican National Convention and discuss comments made by Republican state party chair Susan Hutchison.

Alaskan Way viaduct, Seattle waterfront, downtown
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Deborah Wang talks with Initiative 123 backer Kate Martin and opponent Patrick Gordon about whether Seattle should build a waterfront view park along Alaskan Way — and potentially scrap its existing waterfront plans in the process.

The Record: Thursday, July 21, full show

Jul 21, 2016
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Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention yesterday. Our man in Cleveland David Hyde tells us how that went over among Washington state's delegates. 

Also, Kate Martin wants to build an elevated walkway at Seattle's waterfront. She thinks it’s a great idea for the city, others like Patrick Gordon think it’s a terrible idea for the city. We'll have that debate on I-123, which is on the August primary ballot.

And if you find it tough to talk about race in mixed company, we have something that might help. Some Seattle women are organizing a discussion about race this weekend between a group of blacks and a group of whites that is meant to help you with those tough conversations. We get a preview of that.

Listen to the full show above or check out an individual story:

Bellingham band ODESZA is the biggest local band you've never heard of, according to DJ Marco Collins.
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Bill Radke gets a preview of bands to watch out for at this weekend's Capitol Hill Block Party from Seattle DJ Marco Collins. His favorites include ODESZA, Iska Dhaaf, Car Seat Headrest, and JusMoni.

Alissa Wehrman and Eula Scott Bynoe.
KUOW Photo/Caroline Chamberlain

High-profile killings of black men at the hands of police, as well as shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, prompted Eula Scott Bynoe to organize a public discussion with white people about race.


Washington state's Cruz supporters pose at the Republican National Convention. Reporter David Hyde said some have not transferred their allegiance to Donald Trump.
KUOW Photo/David Hyde

Deborah Wang speaks with David Hyde at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland about the Ted Cruz speech that made waves last night because it failed to endorse nominee Donald Trump.

Hyde tells us how the Washington state delegation reacted to Cruz's call for people to vote their conscience.

Ijeoma Oluo
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Deborah Wang talks with Seattle writer Ijeoma Oluo about the abuse minority groups receive online

As the U.S. presidential election shifts into the major party convention phase the question arises, how politically polarized are we? As this discussion details, while our political discourse may not have reached historical depths of incivility, sometimes it sure feels that way.

And statistically, both politicians and voters are more polarized now than ever before.

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How much are you willing to pay to provide housing for low income people? Seattle residents are being asked to raise their property taxes to pay for affordable housing. We will hear the arguments for and against that raise.

Also, the GOP Convention is heading into its final days, and we look at what is next for Republicans in the state of Washington. Will they get behind the Trump-Pence ticket? We'll hear from state party chair Susan Hutchinson.

And Canadians are also watching our presidential contest closely, in fact many are taking bets on who will win. Vaughn Palmer will tell us all about that.  

Listen to the full show above or check out an individual story:

Philipp Mergener, 13, as the lead in the Village Theatre production of the hit musical 'Billy Elliot.'
Courtesy of Village Theatre/Mark Kitaoka

The hit musical, “Billy Elliot,” tells the story of a British coal miner’s son who dreams of being a ballet dancer.

Billy has to keep that dream secret from from his family and most of his friends, or risk their ridicule. Thirteen-year-old Seattle resident Philipp Mergener can relate.


Deborah Wang speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about the Canadian reaction to Donald Trump's official nomination. Palmer also talks about Vancouver's housing market and the return of humpback whales to British Columbia.

Susan Marie Conrad completed a solo kayak trip from Washington to Alaska in 2010.
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Ross Reynolds interviews Susan Conrad about her 1,200 mile solo kayak trip from Washington to Alaska. She recounts the 2010 trip in her new memoir, "Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage."

Susan Hutchison, chair of the Washington state Republican Party, at the GOP convention in Cleveland on July 18.
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Deborah Wang speaks with Susan Hutchison, chair of the Washington state Republican Party, about Donald Trump's GOP nomination, which was made official Tuesday night.

Hutchison says Trump can win Washington state and it's time for Republicans to get behind the official presidential nominee. 

Deborah Wang talks to Kelly Rider with the nonprofit Housing Development Consortium and Brianna McDonald, a Seattle homeowner, about Proposition 1, the property tax levy renewal for affordable housing. 

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