Bill Radke http://kuow.org en Find Out What All The Twitching Is About This Week http://kuow.org/post/find-out-what-all-twitching-about-week <p>What a week! A&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">website we've never heard of is snapped up by Amazon for a billion dollars. Called Twitch, it allows people to watch other people play video games. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, Weyerhaeuser announces it's moving its forest to the big city, Burger King buys out a Canadian institution and we ask, are Seahawks fans becoming spoil sports?</span></p><p>Bill Radke discusses those issues and more with our panel of journalists: Crosscut's Knute Berger, The Stranger's Eli Sanders, Civic Cocktail's Joni Balter and LiveWire's Luke Burbank. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:11:29 +0000 Bill Radke 40872 at http://kuow.org Find Out What All The Twitching Is About This Week Grab This Week’s News Before It’s Sunk http://kuow.org/post/grab-week-s-news-it-s-sunk <p>This week, we found out what’s really at the bottom of Lake Washington. The reporter who did the story surfaces to tell us.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus, do Seattle TV stations have the right to surveillance video of the </span>SPU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shooter? Do coal companies have the right to ship from our shores? Is it right to pay voters to vote? And was something not right with Steve </span>Ballmer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Lakeside High School basketball?</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill&nbsp;</span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;asks those questions and more of this week's panel: Crosscut’s&nbsp;</span>Knute<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Berger, The Stranger’s Eli Sanders and Maria&nbsp;</span>LaGanga<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the LA Times.</span> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:08:19 +0000 Bill Radke 40521 at http://kuow.org Grab This Week’s News Before It’s Sunk Ahoy-Hoy! Week In Review Live From South Lake Union http://kuow.org/post/ahoy-hoy-week-review-live-south-lake-union <p>KUOW's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bill </span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reviews the week's news in front of a live audience at the Center for Wooden Boats on the shores of Lake Union with Joni Balter, Knute&nbsp;Berger, Sherman Alexie&nbsp;and Luke Burbank.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The panel discusses:</span></p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The eyes </span>of America turn to Ferguson, Missouri, after a police shooting. Are there any parallels to the police response to WTO in Seattle?</li><li>The publishing war between Amazon and Hatchette heats up. Spoiler alert: Our authorial guest has a stake in the outcome.</li><li>Steve Ballmer buys the LA Clippers.</li><li>And the Internet lights up with people dumping ice water on their heads — for a good cause.</li></ul><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:21:54 +0000 Bill Radke 40164 at http://kuow.org Ahoy-Hoy! Week In Review Live From South Lake Union Park It There For A Discussion Of The Week's News http://kuow.org/post/park-it-there-discussion-weeks-news <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So long, Seattle parks levies! W</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">e won't be needing you anymore. Seattle's Proposition 1 to permanently fund parks looks to be passing. And speaking of parks, </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">should police only enforce the outdoor pot smoking ban if kids are nearby? </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also, there were some interesting primary election results, but did this week’s vote reveal bigotry in Western Washington? When should your city take a stand on world events? </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUOW's Bill Radke discusses these issues with Joni </span>Balter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, C.R. Douglas, Erica C. Barnett and special guest John Moe of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em><a href="http://www.witsradio.org/">Wits</a> </em>and <em>Rewind</em>.</span> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:44:11 +0000 Bill Radke 39771 at http://kuow.org Park It There For A Discussion Of The Week's News Discussing The Week’s News While Shouting Over Blue Angels http://kuow.org/post/discussing-week-s-news-while-shouting-over-blue-angels <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, we’re talking about former Seattle mayor Paul Schell, the monorail and </span>Seafair<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. And we may just be able to </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">work in </span>Bobo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the Gorilla, </span>Ivar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the </span>Bubbleator.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In between Blue Angels fly-bys, listen to KUOW's Bill Radke&nbsp;review the week's news with Eli Sanders of The Stranger, Crosscut's&nbsp;</span>Knute<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Berger and Jezebel’s Lindy West.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:51:53 +0000 Bill Radke 39347 at http://kuow.org Discussing The Week’s News While Shouting Over Blue Angels Seahawks Sign Player Known For Fan Scolding http://kuow.org/post/seahawks-sign-player-known-fan-scolding <p>Cornerback Richard Sherman may be the most famous ranter on the Seattle Seahawks, but last Tuesday the team signed a player known for his own tirade.</p><p>Offensive lineman Eric Winston was with the Kansas City Chiefs two seasons ago when his quarterback, Matt Cassel, got knocked out with a concussion during a home game. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:01:44 +0000 Bill Radke 39306 at http://kuow.org Seahawks Sign Player Known For Fan Scolding How The New York Times Came Around On Legal Pot http://kuow.org/post/how-new-york-times-came-around-legal-pot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bill </span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> speaks with Terry Tang, New York Times deputy editorial page editor, about the newspaper’s six-part editorial series on legalizing marijuana. Tang said the decision to endorse legal pot was unanimous.</span> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:03:49 +0000 Bill Radke 39201 at http://kuow.org How The New York Times Came Around On Legal Pot How To Merge: Listeners Strike Back http://kuow.org/post/how-merge-listeners-strike-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, President Obama came to town for a pledge drive of sorts. What's it like to have to fundraise for a living? Two former politicians will tell you. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plus, this week we learned the mind-blowing news that drivers are supposed to wait for the last minute to cut in line and merge -- according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUOW’s Bill </span>Radke<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reviews those stories and more along with Joni </span>Balter<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and former Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna. Plus, Luke Burbank drops by and we get an update on the Carlton Complex fires from Paige Browning of Spokane Public Radio. </span> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:06:17 +0000 Bill Radke 38954 at http://kuow.org How To Merge: Listeners Strike Back How To Merge In Traffic (Seattle, You're Not Going To Like This) http://kuow.org/post/how-merge-traffic-seattle-youre-not-going <p>Seattle area traffic jams are nothing new, but this week has been particularly trying with the construction on westbound I-90 closing all but one lane in Bellevue.</p><p>It might seem selfish, but the best way to ease congestion, according to Washington State Department of Transportation's Travis Phelps, is to drive right up to the closure before merging over. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:44:21 +0000 Bill Radke 38712 at http://kuow.org How To Merge In Traffic (Seattle, You're Not Going To Like This) One Wildfire Victim Never Got An Evacuation Notice, Here's Why http://kuow.org/post/one-wildfire-victim-never-got-evacuation-notice-heres-why <p>Bill Radke speaks with Brenda Riggan of Brewster, Washington, about coming back to her home after the Carlton Complex wildfire tore through the area and her frustration over never having received an evacuation notice in the first place. Then, Ross Reynolds talks with Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers about why people like Riggan didn't receive the same notices that other residents did. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:31:52 +0000 Ross Reynolds, Bill Radke & Hannah Burn 38662 at http://kuow.org One Wildfire Victim Never Got An Evacuation Notice, Here's Why Fast-Moving Carlton Complex Fire Roared 'Like A Freight Train' http://kuow.org/post/fast-moving-carlton-complex-fire-roared-freight-train <p>Bill Radke talks with Brenda Riggan of Brewster, Washington. She and her family fled the fast-moving Carlton Complex fire late last week after it moved quickly and without warning from the town of&nbsp;Pateros to Brewster. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:30:23 +0000 Bill Radke 38633 at http://kuow.org Fast-Moving Carlton Complex Fire Roared 'Like A Freight Train' Regrets: Do You Have A Few? http://kuow.org/post/regrets-do-you-have-few <p>Some Microsoft employees probably regret not taking that other job offer. Seattle’s city attorney regrets bringing his pot to work. Should a Seattle theater company regret not casting any Asian American actors for its current show? And you'll regret it if you take I-90 westbound into Seattle next week.<br /><br />What else do you regret? And how would you tell your younger self to avoid regrets? Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:45:06 +0000 Bill Radke 38536 at http://kuow.org Regrets: Do You Have A Few? Microsoft Layoffs Could Make Seattle Hub Of Cloud And Mobile Tech http://kuow.org/post/microsoft-layoffs-could-make-seattle-hub-cloud-and-mobile-tech <p></p><p>Following the announcement by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella that the company would undergo a 14 percent reduction in its workforce, conference rooms at the Redmond campus were reserved by the human resources. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:18:46 +0000 Bill Radke & Isolde Raftery 38413 at http://kuow.org Microsoft Layoffs Could Make Seattle Hub Of Cloud And Mobile Tech Buzz Kill: A Reminder That Pot Can Pose Health Risks http://kuow.org/post/buzz-kill-reminder-pot-can-pose-health-risks <div><p>Now that Washington's first retail marijuana stores have opened to the public,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;officials face a major effort to educate consumers about how to use pot responsibly. Bill&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Radke talks with marijuana researcher Roger </span>Roffman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about some of the misconceptions and risks associated with cannabis use.</span></p></div><p>Roffman points out high-risk scenarios before picking up a pot habit in any form:</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:56:43 +0000 Bill Radke 38080 at http://kuow.org Buzz Kill: A Reminder That Pot Can Pose Health Risks Build The Middle Class To Save The Rich From 'Pitchforks'? http://kuow.org/post/build-middle-class-save-rich-pitchforks <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Bill Radke talks to Seattle multi-millionaire investor Nick Hanauer (that's right, he's not a billionaire, just has "hundreds of millions") about a warning to his fellow "plutocrats" and why he thinks economic policies aimed at saving the middle class will save rich people everywhere. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:33:50 +0000 Bill Radke 37875 at http://kuow.org Build The Middle Class To Save The Rich From 'Pitchforks'?