Amina Al-Sadi

Producer, The Record

Ways To Connect

Shell's oil rig Kulluk became stranded in Kodiak, Alaska two years ago. This photo of the stranded vessel  was taken  Jan. 7, 2013.
Flickr Photo/U.S. Pacific Command (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Marcie Sillman talks to Alexandra Gutierrez, reporter for Alaska Public Radio, about the resolution scolding Washington for protesting the Shell Artic drilling rig's arrival to Washington waters amid serious budget talks.

Ginny Gilder
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Marcie Sillman talks to Ginny Gilder, Olympic rower and co-owner of the WNBA's Seattle Storm, about her new book, "Course Correction."

Marcie Sillman talks to author Christine Dupres about her new book "Being Cowlitz: How One Tribe Renewed And Sustained Its Identity." 

A sign along Highway 29 between Fort St. John and Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, protests the proposed Site C dam.
Flickr photo/Emma Gilchrist, DeSmogCanada (CC BY 2.0)

Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the British Columbia government's proposal to build another hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. 

This adorable bushtit in Seattle probably has no idea how much residents here would pay to support it.
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There is proof that we Seattleites love our native songbirds.

We put an economic value on them of at least $120 million a year, according to a recent study co-authored by a University of Washington professor. That’s roughly $12 per Seattleite and includes spending on birdseed, feeders and bird-supporting activities. 

Marcie Sillman talks to State Treasurer Jim McIntire about his proposal for a state income tax and overhaul of our current tax system to raise enough revenue to cover the state budget. 

Bamboo, one of two elephants at Woodland Park Zoo, will be leaving with Chai.
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Do we need zoos to promote conservation?

Kathryn Gillespie, a lecturer and member of the University of Washington’s critical animal studies working group, believes zoos should be phased out.

A gorilla at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park.
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Ross Reynolds talks to Dr. Kathryn Gillespie, a lecturer and member of the University of Washington's critical animal studies working group about the case against zoos. 

blind justice law court
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Marcie Sillman talks to Jeffery Robinson, a Seattle criminal defense attorney about his new job as the director of the ACLU's Center For Justice. 

Woodland Park Zoo
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Ross Reynolds talks to Mike Keele, the former director of elephants habitats at the Oregon Zoo, about why he feels zoos are important. 

Note: On Monday The Record will interview Dr. Kathryn Gillespie of the University of Washington. She explains why we should rethink zoos. 

Desk school education
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Marcie Sillman talks to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., about the revised No Child Left Behind bill she crafted with Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.

Ross Reynolds talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist with the Vancouver Sun, about the controversy around an oil spill in Vancouver's English Bay.

Flickr Photo/Laia Ros (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds talks to Bill Schrier, former chief technology officer for the City of Seattle, about Tacoma's city-run internet and cable program and why the city is considering leasing it to a private company. 

Mount Rainier officials are expecting high traffic this summer along the Wonderland Trail and the various park hot spots, like Spray Park pictured here.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Marcie Sillman talks to Tracy Swartout,  deputy superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park, about the growing popularity of the Wonderland Trail. 

File Photo: Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank at a USDA event in 2012.
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Marcie Sillman talks to former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank about his new memoir, "Frank." 

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