Bill Radke

Host

Year started with KUOW: 1985 – 1986, 1991 – 2004, 2012 

Bill hosts The Record and Week In Review. After starting with KUOW as a University of Washington student in 1985, Bill was KUOW's morning host in the '90s and the creator of past show, Rewind, a news-satire show heard on KUOW and nationwide on NPR. 

Bill moved away to Southern California to host American Public Media's Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report and returned to KUOW in 2012.

Ways to Connect

Bill Radke speaks with Stephen Quinn, host of CBC Radio's afternoon show, On the Coast, about a recent ruling  that allows the provincial government to shut down a tent camp in Victoria, B.C.

Bill Radke talks with KUOW health reporter Ruby de Luna about Seattle's new mobile clinic that will provide homeless people around the city with basic medical and mental health care, free of charge.

Artist Amanda Manitach
Courtesy of Amanda Manitach

Bill Radke speaks with Stranger art critic Jen Graves about why listeners should go see Amanda Manitach's exhibition, "Nothing Left To Say." The show opens Thursday, July 7 and runs until July 30 at Roq La Rue

Eric Seitz used to be homeless, he's now a nurse working to help homeless people in Seattle
KUOW Photo/Isolde Raftery

Bill Radke speaks with Eric Seitz about how he turned his life around. Seitz used to be homeless and addicted to drugs. He's now a nurse, he's housed and he tries to help other people in Seattle experiencing homelessness.

Bill Radke talks with "Sonicsgate" filmmaker Jason Reid about why Kevin Durant's decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and play for the Golden State Warriors is one of the best moments in the past decade for no-team-having Seattle fans.

Amanda Saab in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Bill Radke speaks with Amanda Saab about the way anti-Muslim sentiment has had an impact on her day-to-day life and what she wants Seattleites to do about it. 

Mount Rainier, or Tahoma, Tacobet, Ti'Swaq or Pooskaus.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Bill Radke speaks with Fitz Cahall about why we over think camping and how we can go camping on the fly. Cahall hosts the podcast The Dirtbag Diaries, stories about life in the outdoors. 

week in review radke
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On Wednesday Seattle media devoted their coverage to people experiencing  homelessness. That same day billionaire Paul Allen announced he would invest $1 million to build 13 units in Columbia City for people who are homeless. Is this a workable solution? 

Top read: This little yellow house tells the story of Seattle

Earlier this year two Seattle police officers shot and killed a man named Che Taylor. This week the Seattle Police Department’s Force Review Board ruled that the shooting was “reasonable.” Are these shootings happening because the police have a problem with implicit bias?      

The Sound Transit 3 plan is ready for your ballot this November, but are we ready for it? Is Sound Transit moving too fast with this major transportation plan?

Can we make the wilderness less white?

Jun 30, 2016
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Bill Radke speaks with Jourdan Keith, founder and director of Urban Wilderness Works, about why she leads young people of color on 17-day camping trips in the North Cascades National Park.   

Mock-up of the Compass Crossing pilot project.
Courtesy of Compass Housing Alliance

Bill Radke speaks with OneBuild founder Dale Sperling, about the steel modular housing his company is making for Seattle's homeless. OneBuild is partnering with Compass Housing Alliance to provide 13 modules and social services to some of the city's homeless. Billionaire Paul Allen has donated $1 million to the pilot project.

Marchers on Thur. Feb 25 protested the killing of Che Taylor by the Seattle Police, shot on Feb. 22.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Bill Radke talks to Seattle Times criminal justice reporter Steve Miletich about the Seattle Police Department force review board's finding on the shooting of Che Taylor. 

NOAA: Don't touch the seal pups

Jun 29, 2016
Harbor seal pup
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Bill Radke speaks with Michael Milstein, spokesperson for NOAA Fisheries, about why people should not interfere with seal pups even if they look to be abandoned. 

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

It’s been nearly eight months since Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared a state of emergency around homelessness. But the situation seems to be as bad as ever, or worse.

Murray said the state of emergency has given the city access to more resources, local and federal. But he acknowledges the city still has a long way to go to solve the homelessness crisis.


Troy Morgan and his sister Robin Morgan moved from Las Vegas. After experiencing high Seattle costs, they moved into a tent encampment because they didn't want to split up.
KUOW Photo/Kate Walters

Troy Morgan lived in Las Vegas for about a decade. It was nothing fancy, he and his sister lived in a hotel.

Morgan suffered from chronic pain, the result of a workplace injury and subsequent spinal fusion. So when he heard the University of Washington had a good medical program, he and his sister packed up all their belongings and headed for Seattle. 

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Miscarriage: you probably know what the word means, and given that one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, you likely know someone who’s gone through one.

But for Angela Garbes, it’s a highly problematic term.


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