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

Seattle skyline
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Bill Radke speaks with Luke Burbank, host of the public radio show Live Wire, about changes he has seen to Seattle after living elsewhere for many years. Burbank will be hosting a live show Saturday night at The Neptune Theater. 

Bill Radke talks with former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper about his new book, "To Protect And Serve: How To Fix America's Police."

A homeless encampment in what the city calls the I-5 East Duwamish Greenbelt. It's unofficially known as The Jungle. But officials say they are preparing to move the people who live here.
City of Seattle Photo

Bill Radke speaks with Josh Feit, politics editor at Seattle Met and editor of the Met's politics blog Publicola, about proposed legislation that would make it harder for the city to sweep homeless encampments. 

How refugees make it to Washington state

Sep 7, 2016
The first Syrian refugees have arrived in Seattle since President Obama announced the U.S. would take at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year.
KUOW Photo/Liz Jones

Bill Radke speaks with Sarah Peterson, Chief of the Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance at the Department of Social and Health Services, about the journey refugees must go through to get from their home country to this state. 

Bill Radke speaks with Seattle writer and comedian Ken Boynton about his two near-death experiences, and why he struggled with writing his book, "Blip."

Bill Radke speaks with Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer about a court case in Vancouver, B.C. looking at how the public health care system in Canada is run. One doctor is challenging restrictions on private care. 

Canvas bags may have a worse effect on the environment than plastic ones.
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Bill Radke speaks with Noah Dillon, author of a recent Atlantic article about the perils of owning (and not using) canvas grocery totes.

"The Legend of Bigfoot" is a store along Highway 101 in northern California.
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Bill Radke speaks with Leah Sottile about her article in Outside magazine profiling Bob Gimlin, one of the men behind the famous footage of Bigfoot from 1967. Sottile explains how the footage was captured and why she thinks it is important we have these types of mysteries. 

Sound board studio
KUOW Photo

Donald Trump visited Washington, Mexico and Arizona this week where he delivered a speech on immigration. What effect does his anti-immigration, anti-refugee rhetoric have on minority groups living in this country?             

Solar eclipse seen from in Yokohama in 2012.
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Bill Radke talks with Geekwire's Alan Boyle about  North American eclipse of the sun expected August 2017. It's first of its kind in almost a hundred years. But the best places to see it in the Northwest are already getting pretty crowded. 

School supplies
KUOW Photo/Bond Huberman

Bill Radke speaks with KUOW education reporter Ann Dornfeld about why Washington asks its students to help supply their schools. 

Washington requires traditional supplies meant for individual use, like a 24-pack of crayons and some spiral bound notebooks, as well as more unusual supplies meant to be shared by the classroom, like one jumbo pack of napkins, two bottles of hand sanitizer and two reams of copy paper. 

Becca Meredith
KUOW Photo/Caroline Chamberlain

Bill Radke sits down with local activist Becca Meredith of the Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites and Showing Up for Racial Justice about why white people should play a role in racial justice activism. 

camping
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

Bill Radke speaks with author Dan White about the history of camping in America. White highlights how we overcame the early Puritan fear of the woods and the changing demographics of wild places. His latest book is "Under the Stars: How America Fell in Love with Camping."

Bill Radke speaks with KUOW economy reporter Carolyn Adolph about Joe Sutter, the Boeing engineer who led the development of the 747, the biggest airplane the world had ever seen.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum called Sutter "the father of the 747," and gave him the 2013 Lifetime Achievement award.

Courtesy of Phoebe Flanigan

Seattle is rich in art, but for some artists it is  not an affordable place to keep working.

One solution is to look east, over the Cascades to a place like Tieton. It's a small rural town near Yakima; only about 1,000 people live there.

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