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After last week’s announcement by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to put the plans for the new North Precinct building on hold, protesters interrupted a City Council meeting. What new issues are they raising with the city?

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is known for his record-setting feats in the NBA and as a best-selling author and cultural critic. His new book is “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality beyond Black and White.”

He spoke with journalist Art Thiel on September 8 at Seattle University. Jennie Cecil Moore recorded their talk.

The Record: Thursday, Sept 22, Full Show

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A Seattle native who makes jokes for a living got a diagnosis of terminal cancer. Now what? 

Twenty-five years after the "Nevermind" album, we'll correct some fake history about grunge. 

And the Mariners can make the playoffs if they play the way Felix Hernandez did last night -- as opposed to the way he played the rest of the month.

Listen to the full show above or check out one of the stories:

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Bill Radke speaks with comedian Quincy Jones. In July of 2015, Jones was diagnosed with cancer and given a year to live. He had one wish: to tape an hour long stand-up special. With the help of an appearance on The Ellen Show, HBO aired his special back in May. Now, Jones is performing in his native Seattle on Friday, Sept 23 at the Neptune Theater

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Bill Radke sits down with Sean Liming, a Capitol Hill resident who is attending the neighborhood's first ever renters summit. At the summit, he'll be calling for renters in Capitol Hill, who make up 80 percent of the neighborhood's residents, to unite to create policy ideas to combat skyrocketing rents. 

Bill Radke talks with monologuist Mike Daisey about how Donald Trump has mastered performance to upend politics and hack journalism. It's the subject of his new one-man show, "The Trump Card."

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a long-awaited sewage treatment plant in Victoria, B.C. After decades, the saga seems to be coming to a close. Victoria looks set to build the treatment plant. 

The Record: Wednesday, Sept 21, Full Show

Sep 21, 2016
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Today on The Record, we'll help you understand: Understand how Amazon favors its own products on its website over products sold by other companies there;  why Seattle is so racially segregated; and what makes Donald Trump tick, thanks to a theatrical performer. 

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Bill Radke speaks with Julia Angwin, ProPublica reporter and author of the article "Amazon says it puts customers first. But its pricing algorithm doesn't."

When Olympia was run by (musical) women

Sep 21, 2016
The band Sleater-Kinney is one of the most famous products of the 90s punk scene in Olympia, Washington.
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Bill Radke speaks with Len Balli about the history of punk music in Olympia. Balli is the curator of a new exhibit at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma that displays called "A Revolution You Can Dance To." 

Bill Radke talks to Susie Lee, the co-founder and CEO of Siren, about her experience as a women in the tech industry and how she thinks we should change it. 

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"Hiiiii!" 

I open the magenta door to the Lambert House, a place on Seattle's Capitol Hill where queer youth are free to be themselves.

  

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"What the F" is the book's title. The author actually wanted the title to be more explicit. He'll tell you why he cusses in front of his own child.

Also, a Washington State University professor will tell you why it matters that workout clothes don't fit many plus sized women.

And you solve Captain Kirk's ethical dilemmas in an exhibit at Seattle's EMP.

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Bill Radke talks to Washington State University professor Deborah A. Christel about a recent study she co-authored on plus-sized women and athletic clothing. In the study, she found that a majority of plus-sized women, or women who wear the size 16 and over, had to shop in the mens' clothing section to find athletic clothing that fit them. 

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Bill Radke speaks with Benjamin K. Bergen about his new book, "What the F." In the book, Bergen explains why we find profanity so shocking, but also so appealing at the same time. Bergen is a professor of cognitive science at University of California San Diego. 

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