Dow Constantine http://kuow.org en Constantine Vetoes County Council Bill To Prevent Bus Cuts http://kuow.org/post/constantine-vetoes-county-council-bill-prevent-bus-cuts <p>For a few minutes Monday night, most of the proposed cuts to Metro bus service were spared. In a narrow 5-4 vote, the King County Council agreed to only go ahead with the cuts planned for this September, and hold off on three more rounds of cuts planned for 2015. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:32:29 +0000 Liz Jones 36138 at http://kuow.org Constantine Vetoes County Council Bill To Prevent Bus Cuts Dow Constantine On Minimum Wage And Prop 1 http://kuow.org/post/dow-constantine-minimum-wage-and-prop-1 <p>Marcie Sillman&nbsp;talks with King County Executive Dow Constantine about minimum wage and why <a href="http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections2/contests/measureinfo.aspx?cid=47942&amp;eid=1260" target="_blank">Proposition 1</a> failed. Thu, 01 May 2014 22:16:52 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Christine Streich 33719 at http://kuow.org Dow Constantine On Minimum Wage And Prop 1 Argument Against King County's Plan To Fund Metro Transit http://kuow.org/post/argument-against-king-countys-plan-fund-metro-transit <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <a href="https://www.washingtonpolicy.org/about/staff/bob-pishue">Bob Pishue</a> of the Washington Policy Center about the upcoming ballot measure where King County voters will decide whether to raise taxes and fees to fund King County Metro bus service and road improvements. The special election will be held April 22. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:08:51 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 29418 at http://kuow.org Argument Against King County's Plan To Fund Metro Transit The Woes Of Funding Public Transit http://kuow.org/post/woes-funding-public-transit <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Rob Johnson, the executive director of Transportation Choices, about how cities deal with transit funding woes. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:12:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 27503 at http://kuow.org The Woes Of Funding Public Transit King County's Response To Stalled Transporation Package http://kuow.org/post/king-countys-response-stalled-transporation-package <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with King County Executive Dow Constantine about how the county hopes to address transportation funding in light of the state legislature not taking up a transportation package before closing the special session over the weekend. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:10:28 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 23698 at http://kuow.org King County's Response To Stalled Transporation Package Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine And Radio Retrospective http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-and-radio-retrospective <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine</strong><br>Every month, <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx">King County Executive Dow Constantine</a> joins us to chat about issues facing King County. Today he’s here to discuss the possible cuts to King County Metro, Dow’s re-election campaign, and of course Seattle’s unyielding desire for an NBA franchise. If you have a question for the King County Executive, feel free to give us a call at 206-543-5869 or toll-free at 800-289-5869. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp;<br><strong>Radio Retrospective: When Music and Comedy Merge</strong><br>Radio had a huge effect on the music industry. Suddenly musicians had regular work composing and performing on radio dramas.&nbsp; Radio also turned select musicians into actors.&nbsp; What happens when music and comedy merge?</p><p><strong>A Lunch Recommendation</strong><br>For our Thursday lunch recommendation, food writer <a href="http://saradickerman.com">Sara Dickerman </a>profiles the <a href="http://http://www.blossomvegetarian.com/">Blossom Restaurant </a>in Renton.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you prefer to cook for yourself, she suggests <a href="http://http://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-dukes-table/">“The Duke’s Table: The Complete Book of Vegetarian Italian Cooking.”</a><br> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:26:08 +0000 Weekday 13207 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine And Radio Retrospective Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-5 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Executive </span><a href="http://King County Executive Dow Constantine is back from a trip to New York to pitch the return of the pro basketball to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org. Guest: King County Executive Dow Constantine [STUDIO] Links: King County Executive Homepage http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dow Constantine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">traveled</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to New York earlier this month to pitch pro basketball's return to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to </span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11327 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Suspected Immigration Violators Face Long Waits in King County Jails http://kuow.org/post/suspected-immigration-violators-face-long-waits-king-county-jails <p></p><p>If you’re booked into a King County jail, you’ll stay an extra month on average if immigration officials want to review your file. That’s even if you haven’t been charged with a crime.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 02:12:27 +0000 Liz Jones 10487 at http://kuow.org Suspected Immigration Violators Face Long Waits in King County Jails Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Metro officials are warning of major cuts to bus service if the state Legislature does not pass a transportation funding package or approve increased fees and taxes. If nothing changes, Metro says riders could face a 17 percent cut in service by late next year. We talk public transportation with King County Executive Dow Constantine and take your questions on County business. Call us at 206.543.5869 or email weekday@kuow.org.</span></p><div> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 10101 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For four decades, public defenders in King County have worked for private, non-profit companies. Soon they'll become public employees. Some are concerned this could weaken the county's public defense system. What will it mean for those who rely on public defenders? We’ll talk it over with King County Executive Dow Constantine. Plus, we’ll find out what’s in store for Seattle's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">next gun buyback as state legislators in Olympia consider background checks on gun sales. And are the </span>Sonics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> any closer to coming back to town? </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us. Have a question? Email us at&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 PRODUCER 8508 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-2 <p>The debate over guns moved ahead in Washington, D.C., this week as President Obama called on Congress to strengthen America’s gun laws. In Seattle, officials are aiming to get illegal guns off the street by holding a buyback. Do buybacks work? We talk with King County Executive Dow Constantine about the push to reduce gun violence. Plus, the saga of the Sacramento Kings basketball team continues. Will they or won’t they come to Seattle? King County’s Executive Dow Constantine joins us. Have a question? Email us at <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 6696 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-1 <p></p><p>Earlier this month King County Executive Dow Constantine signed some of the state's first same-sex marriage licenses&nbsp;and spoke against a plan to run more coal trains through Seattle. We'll ask him about these and other stories impacting our region. Have a question for the King County executive? Call 206.543.5869 or write to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 5380 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-0 <p>Washington state entered the history books by becoming one of the first states in the country to vote to approve same-sex marriage and legalize marijuana. These policies take effect on December 6. What is King County doing to get ready? King County Executive Dow Constantine joins us to talk about how these changes will unfold. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call 206.543.5869 or write <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3581 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine